In my book, ABSTRACT OF WILLS EDGECOMBE CO. NC 1773-1856, I find a will with a son named Thomas Savage listed.
There are actually 8 famillies/wills listed.
July 4, 1789 Nov. Court 1794
Wife: ANN, lend all estate; reversion to my 8 children: MILLEY, ZILPHAH, MARY. RHODA, and PHENELOPY ; THOMAS, SAMUEL and JOSHUA. Exrr: son in law, James Irvin, Robert Savage. Wit: James Barrow, Sion Trevathan.