Franklin Wade

1829–30 December 1872 (Age 43)
Greenville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Franklin

When Franklin Wade was born in 1829, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, his father, Robert Henley Courts Wade, was 59 and his mother, Nancy Ann Davis, was 40. He married Nancy Elizabeth Steward on 7 January 1855, in DeKalb, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in DeKalb, Georgia, United States in 1860 and Georgia, United States in 1870. He died on 30 December 1872, in Gwinnett, Georgia, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Dacula, Gwinnett, Georgia, United States.

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Franklin Wade
Nancy Elizabeth Steward
Marriage: 7 January 1855
Robert E Wade
David Wade
Nancy Adaline Wade
Virginia Wade
Joseph Jackson Wade
James B Wade

Spouse and Children


    Nancy Elizabeth Steward


7 January 1855
DeKalb, Georgia, United States


    Robert E Wade


    Nancy Adaline Wade



    Virginia Wade



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+10 More Children

World Events (7)

1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 0

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Francis Wade, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Franklin Wade, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Frank Wade in entry for Addie Holt, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"

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