Jesse Wade

Male23 March 1811–24 October 1860

Brief Life History of Jesse

When Jesse Wade was born on 23 March 1811, in Clark, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Wade Sr, was 22 and his mother, Polly King, was 22. He married Lucinda Wills on 10 June 1841, in Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 24 October 1860, in Nicholas, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Carlisle, Nicholas, Kentucky, United States.

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Jesse Wade
Lucinda Wills
Marriage: 10 June 1841
William Wallace Wade
Lonzo Butler Wade
Martin Luther Wade
John Eli Wade
James Thomas Wade
Mary Elizabeth Wade
Nancy Ann Wade
Unknown Wade
Thornton Leroy Wade
Jesse Taylor Wade
Charlie Tilton Wade
Bruce Chapell Wade

Sources (19)

  • Jesse Wade, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jesse Wade - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Jesse Wade
  • Jesse, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 June 1841Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (6)


    Age 1

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

    Age 1

    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 14

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Wade (Old English Wada or, via Norman French, from ancient Germanic Wado, of unclear origin but possibly related to Old English wadan ‘to go’).

    English: topographic name from Middle English wade ‘ford’ (Old English (ge)wæd ‘ford, especially a tidal crossing’) for someone who lived by a ford, or a habitational name from a place so called, such as Wade Hall in North Cove (Suffolk).

    Irish: shortened and altered from Mac Uaid, see McQuaid .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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