Samuel Wade

18 September 1825–10 October 1900 (Age 75)
Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Wade was born on 18 September 1825, in Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States, his father, Edward Wade, was 33 and his mother, Mary Polly Haggard, was 17. He married Lenora Adelia Chapman on 22 February 1852, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Lamoine Township, McDonough, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 October 1900, in Plymouth, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Birmingham, Schuyler, Illinois, United States.

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Samuel Wade
Lenora Adelia Chapman
Marriage: 22 February 1852
George Edward Wade
Alice Jane Wade
Martha Ellen Wade
Laura Bell Wade
William Douglas Wade
Ambrose Wade
Mary Lucillia Wade

Spouse and Children

22 February 1852
Hancock, Illinois, United States


    George Edward Wade


    Alice Jane Wade


    Martha Ellen Wade


    Laura Bell Wade


    William Douglas Wade


+2 More Children

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+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

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.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 7

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

Age 21

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)

  • Samuel Waid, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Wade, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samuel Wade, "United States Census, 1880"

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