Person:John Wade (47)

  1. George WadeAbt 1720 - AFT 1814
  2. John Wade1723 - 1815
  3. Daniel Wade, IIABT 1725 -
m. Abt. 1745
  1. Elizabeth Wade1747 -
  2. Mary Wade1748 - 1838
  3. John Howard Wade1750 - 1821
  4. Cassie Wade1752 -
  5. Sophia Wade1755 -
  6. Sarah 'Martha' Wade1757 -
  7. Priscilla Wade1758 - 1842
  8. Leonard Wade1762 -
  9. Otho Wade1766 - 1825
Facts and Events
Name John Wade
Gender Male
Birth? 30 April 1723 (taken as), Western England or Wales
Alt Birth? 13 April 1724
Marriage Abt. 1745 Highland, Virginiato Sophia Howard
Death? 31 Dec 1815 Bath or Highland, Virginia, USA
Burial? Wade Family Cemetery, Mill Gap, Bath or Highland, West Virginia, USA

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


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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:]

ID: I07063
Name: John Wade 1
Sex: M
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
Media: Book
Page: p 34
  1.   Ancestral File (R).