Sage Rae was born on the east coast of the USA!
She is the 2nd daughter of a 3 child family. Her father was a coal miner and lived on a reasonable income.
However, although they were middle class, they were not rich; her father would have been unable to give much to help her daughters get married.
Sage was brought up by her elder brother.
Jane was close to her siblings, to whom she was devoted. The three
siblings shared a long correspondence throughout her life.
Sage had always had a passion for reading and writing from an early age and has and will continue to be a student her whole life.