Facts and Events
John Wade was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of John Wade in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1785--June 8, Abram Gum and Priscella Wade, daughter of John Wade; surety, Wm. Slaven; witnesses, Wm. Slaven and Jno. Gum.
- Vol. 1 - JULY 20, 1790. (288) John Wade, Sr. (Back Creek), exempted from levy.
- Page 52.--13th January, 1806. Edward Beard's will--To son, William; son, Charles; son, Samuel; son, John; to daughter, Elizabeth Craige (of Kentucky); daughter, Mary Henderson (of Kentucky); grandson, James Beard, son to son William; son, Charles (of Rockingham). Executor, son William. Teste: James Rankin, Thos. Givens, John Wade, Alex. Gardner. Proved, 23d June, 1806. Executor qualified.
Information on John Wade
From "West Virginia and its People", Volume 3, by Thomas Condit Miller, Hu Maxwell, pg. 986:
(I) John Wade, the first member of this family of whom we have definite information, was born probably in Maryland, April 30, 1724, and died December 30. 1815. From Redstone, Maryland, he moved to Augusta, now Highland county, Virginia. He married, in 1746, Sophia Howard, who was born May 23, 1727, and died November 25, 1816. Children: John Howard, born April 7, 1750, died December 4, 1821; Leonard, born 1762; Otho, of whom further; six daughters.
John Wade migrated to Virginia, in that part of Augusta County, now Highland, near the town of Valley Center, in 1780, which means that he might have migrated in the company of William Chestnut returning from his tour of military duty. Correction, John Wade lived near the town of Green Hill, John Chesnut lived near the town of Valley Center, both on Back Creek, now Highland County. [Source: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/l/a/y/Toni-Layton/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-1012.html]
Name: John Wade 1
Birth: ABT 1723 1
Death: 31 DEC 1815 1
Marriage 1 Sophia Howard b: 1727 in Maryland
Elizabeth Wade b: 1747
Otho Wade b: 1766
Title: History of Highland County, Virginia
Author: Oren F. Morton, B. L.
Publication: Originally Pulished 1911 - Reprinted with new Index Regional Publishing Co. 1969
Note: Bath County Historical Society, Inc
Page: p 34
- Ancestral File (R).