Zephaniah Wade

1767–1 January 1838 (Age 71)
Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, United States

The Life of Zephaniah

When Zephaniah Wade was born in 1767, in Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, United States, his father, John Courts Wade, was 34 and his mother, Charity Henley, was 31. He died on 1 January 1838, in Adams, Ohio, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Manchester, Adams, Ohio, United States.

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John Courts Wade
Charity Henley
Elizabeth Wade
Ann Wade
Zephaniah Wade
Zachariah Wade
Robert Henley Courts Wade

Parents and Siblings

    John Courts Wade


    Charity Henley




World Events (8)


Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 9

Maryland is the 7th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 19

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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  • Zephaniah Wade, "Find A Grave Index"

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