Person:Dawson Wade (1)

Dawson Wade
d.8 November 1819 Montgomery County, Kentucky
m. December 1759
  1. Dawson Wadeabt 1764 - bet 1830-1840
  2. Elizabeth Wadeabt 1766/67 - 1856
  3. John Wadeabt 1768 - 1791
  4. Esther Wadeabt 1769 - bef 1819
  5. James Wade1770 - 1844
  6. Joseph Wade1775 - 1844
  7. William Wade1775 - 1858
  8. Nancy Wadeabt 1777 -
  9. Margaret Wadeabt 1779 -
Facts and Events
Name Dawson Wade
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1732
Marriage December 1759 Virginiato Rachel Burnside
Death[1] 8 November 1819 Montgomery County, Kentucky

Dawson Wade was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land in Virginia:

  • Page 108 - Dawson Wade, 24 acres, Bullpasture River. Dec. 11, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 39].
  • Page 238 - Dawson Wade, 24 ares, Bullpasture River. Dec. 11, 1767. Note: the above transferred to William Stuart for non-payment of fees, per Michael Brown, Sheriff. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 84].

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 382.--11th August, 1773. Dawson Wade and Rachel ( ), of Botetourt, to William Stewart, on a branch of Bull Pasture, corner Alex. McCandles. formerly patented to Dawson Wade.

Will Transcript

Will of Dawson Wade - dated 10 June 1819, Mongomery Co., Kentucky.
In the Name of God Amen I, Dawson Wade, [resident] of Montgomery County and State of Kentucky being weak in body but of sound mind and memory do make and declare this to be my last will and testament.
First, I commit my soul to the Almighty God who gave me first existence.
Secondly, that my body may decently intombed [sic] then I advise the persons that shall be hereafter mentioned as my executors or who ever may act as such to follow my further instructions, that as soon as my death or as so soon after as the nature of the law will admit of and out of the affett [sic] and estate that I may die siesed [sic] of to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses, and then if my wife, Rachel Wade, shall be living to carefully place in their hands the balance of my estate to be by them made use of (as what part of it may be necessary for the support keeping and maintenance of her, my wife, during her life.
And after her death and her body decently entombed her funeral expenses __ paid then if there should be a ballance [sic] of my estate yet remaining it to be equally divided amongst my children all share and share alike that may be then living to wit, Dawson Wade, James Wade, Joseph Wade, Wm Wade, Esther Pleaks late Esther Wade, Elizabeth Jones late Elizabeth Wade, Margarett Keton late Margarett Wade, Rachel Mounce late Rachel Wade, Nancy Moore late Nancy Wade.
And it is to be understood as a just debt against me at my death for Thomas Moore to be made paid for the time has and will keep me and my wife also if we should remove to any of the rest of our children for them to be paid also for such keeping but if it shall please God that I should live so long that I may not at my death have as much estate after my other debt and lawful [unreadable] ---me for keeping one and my wife in that can for ____ may to be equally divided in payments as proportions to the different demands that may be against me for keeping clothing.
It is my request and directive and I do hereby appoint my son, James Wade and my son-in-law, Thomas Moore as my executors as witness my hand and seal this 10th June 1819.
(signed) Dawson Wade [seal]
Teste 'William (his mark) Vestile [?] 'Nancy Wade
At a court held for Montgomery County the 2nd 'Sally Case day of November 1819 This instrument of writing for ____ to be the last will and testament of Dawson Wade, Deceased, was this day produced to the court by Thomas Moore one of the ___ therein named and proved by the oaths of William Vestile and Sally Case we ___ thereto subscribed to the act and deed had and seal of the said Dawson Wade the ame is order to be recorded and Thomas Moore the Executor therein named qualifies according to law and extend into Beyel [?] ___
James Beaty & Peter ___ his security in the Penalty of $600 conditioned on the ______.
Teste. A. C. Harrison (clerk)
At a Court held for Montgomery County the 6th day of March 1820. An inventory and ppraisment of the estate of Dawson Wade, Deceased, was this day presented to the court examined and Ordered to be Recorded.
Agreeable to an Order of the Montgomery County Court we the undersigned met at the house of Thomas Moore in Montgomery County on the 27th August 1822 for purpose of Settling with the present of the Estate of Dawson Moore is entitled to for services and other expenses amounting to $290.14
Lewis Ford, Walker Chambers, Robert Evans
Sworn to before me a Justice of the Peace for Montgomery County this 2nd day of Decm. 1829 B W Lambert? 'This settlement with the executor of Dawson Wade, deceased was returned examined by the Court and Ordered to be recorded which is done.
Test. M. Harrison clk.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1766. - (192) William Martin qualified admr. of father, Hugh Martin. Dawson Wade, appraiser.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 17, 1767. - (343) Hemp certificates: Andrew Hamilton, Dawson Wade, James Burnsides, John Montgomery, Thos. Brown, Edwd. Erwin, Postle Hover, James Crow, John Henderson. (Note: James Burnsides is the brother of Dawson Wade's wife Rachel).

Records in Kentucky

  • 1790 Census [KY] - page 98: Wade, Dawson, Madison County, 18 APR 1789.
  • 1790 Census: [p.5] Kentucky Counties in 1790, page 98
Wade, Dawson; Madison Co. 4/18/1789
Dawson Wade Jr.
Wade, John; Fayette 1/11/1790
Wade, Joseph; Jefferson 5/10/1789
Wade, Davison; Madison 4/21/1789
  • 1797 - Tax List, Fayette County Township - Dawson Wade.
  • 1803 - 1803 KY Land Grant: Grantee: Wade, Dawson, Acres: 200 Book: 1 Survey Date: 11-13-1803 County: Wayne WaterCourse: Bear Cr [Reference: "The Kentucky Land Grants", Volume 1, Part 1, page 449 Chapter V. - Tellico Grants (1803-1853) The Counties of Kentucky].
  • 1810 Census [KY] - Wade, Dawson, Township: Unknown Townships County: Montgomery State: Kentucky Year: 1820 Roll: M33_25 Page: 235, Image: 131 KY 1820 Federal Census Index
  1. 1.0 1.1 Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable source).
  2.   Morton, Oren Frederic. A history of Highland County, Virginia. (Monterey, Va.: Morton, c1911).

    James Burnside lived a number of years on the Bodkin homestead. Andrew Lockridge in 1774 purchased a large "boundary" of land in Bullpasture Valley just above the Bath line. Dawson Wade lived near the mouth of Davis Run, but sold to William Steuart and went to Botetourt.