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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Family Time Line

Franklin Wade
1829–1872
Nancy Elizabeth Steward
1839–1913
Marriage: 7 January 1855
Robert E Wade
1856–1932
David Wade
1862–
Nancy Adaline Wade
1860–1920
Virginia Wade
1866–
Joseph Jackson Wade
1868–1922
James B Wade
1871–

Spouse and Children

    Male1829–1872Male

    Nancy Elizabeth Steward

    Female1839–1913Female

MARRIAGE
7 January 1855
DeKalb, Georgia, United States
children

(6)

    Robert E Wade

    Male1856–1932Male

    Nancy Adaline Wade

    Female1860–1920Female

    Male1862–Male

    Virginia Wade

    Female1866–Female

    Male1868–1922Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

+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.
1846

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.

Possible Related Names

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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