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George Wade

Male 1747 - 1823  (76 years)


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  • Name George Wade 
    Born 29 May 1747  Shocco Creek, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Oct 1823  Columbia, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I596559  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2015 

    Father Thomas Wade,   b. 1722, Anson County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1786, Anson County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Jane Boggan,   b. 1723, Castle Finn, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1808  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1745 
    Family ID F597192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary McDonald,   b. 15 Jan 1747/48, Lancaster District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1779, Camden District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1766  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Holden Wade,   b. 1767,   d. 1825, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. Daniel Wade,   b. 1768, Lancaster District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1820, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. George Wade,   b. 1770, Lancaster District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1853, Carroll Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Mary Wade,   b. Abt 1772, Camden District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1836, Columbia, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     5. Rebecca Wade,   b. 15 May 1778, Camden District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1851, Winnsboro, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F596412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Taylor,   b. Abt 1750, Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1816  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1784 
    Children 
     1. James Taylor Wade,   b. 27 Nov 1786, Lancaster District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853, Lancaster District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F596413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "George Wade was one of the earliest citizens of Columbia. He had
      been born in North Carolina and had moved to Lancaster County, from which
      section he had entered the Revolution as captain of a company. In
      Columbia he became owner of many squares of land, especially in the
      southwestern section; his home is said to have been near the northwest
      corner of Main and Green Streets. He was one of the incorporators of the
      Columbia Male academy and of the Presbyterian church and in 1797 one of
      the town commissioners. His wife, Mary McDonald, died August 22, 1779. He
      married again Mrs. Martha Center, widow of Nathan Center (died in 1783),
      a sister of Col. Thomas Taylor. When he died in 1824 he was buried, it is
      said, in the Taylor graveyard; his grave is unmarked." History of
      Richland County by Edwin L. Green."

      AUTO-BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE WADE (1747-1823

      George Wade was born in North Carolina in Granville County on Shoco
      Creek, on the 29th of May 1747. His father moved to South Carolina and
      settled on Lynches Creek in the first of the year 1754. Here he was
      raised and resided most of his life until he married the eldest daughter
      of Daniel McDonald, Mary (Polly) which was on the 18th of November 1766.
      He lived with her until the 22nd August 1779 when she departed this life.
      Then he remained single until the 28th October 1784, when he married
      Martha Center, the widow of Nathan Center. Lived with her until the 13th
      Jan. 1816, when she departed this life.
      When first married was 19 years, 5 months, 19 days old. Lived with
      first wife 12 years 3 months & 3 days, had 3 sons and 2 daughters. Was a
      widower 5 years 3 months and 7 days, and then married the 2nd wife, had
      one son- lived with her 31 years. (Courtesy: Mr. Thomas M. Wade, Jr. 717
      East 8th Street, El Dorado, Arkansas, 71730, 1969/70, who states: The
      above was taken from a manuscript written by George Wade, and copied from
      a manuscript written by Dr. Walter Wade, Jefferson County, Mississippi,
      grandson of George Wade).
      In the manuscript of Dr. Walter Wade is written: "Mr. George Wade died
      24 November 1823, aged 76 years 6 months."

      McDonald, Kimball, Wade, Leak, by Beatrice Mackey Doughtie page 377.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3200] DAR Application #86960 shows death 4 Nov 1824.