Jesse Taylor Wade

23 March 1811–24 October 1860 (Age 49)
Clark, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Jesse Taylor

Jesse Taylor Wade was born on 23 March 1811, in Clark, Kentucky, United States as the son of John Wade and Polly King. 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 Taylor 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
Charlie Tilton Wade
Jesse Taylor Wade
Bruce Chapell Wade

Spouse and Children

10 June 1841
Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Wade


    Polly King




World Events (6)


Age 1

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

Age 5

Historical Boundaries - 1816: Nicholas, Kentucky, United States
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

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Wade, Old English Wada, from wadan ‘to go’. (Wada was the name of a legendary sea-giant.)2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Old English (ge)wæd (of cognate origin to 1), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Wade in Suffolk.3 Dutch and North German: occupational name or nickname from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German wade ‘garment’, ‘large net’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jesse Wade, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jesse Wade, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jesse Wade in entry for Bruce C. Wade, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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