Posted By:Richard Brenneman
Subject:Wade family - Dallas Co., Texas
Post Date:November 17, 2012 at 12:44:10
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An Isaac Wade was in a lawsuit in 1852-1853 in Dallas Co. with a John M. Harding in reference to land which Wade apparently had improved but in possession of Harding (text of final adjudication of this in May 1853 in Dallas Co. Genealogical Society website). I do not have access to land records whether Isaac Wade owned land in Dallas Co., but he paid taxes there in 1853. In 1857 a Margaret Wade paid taxes. While not proven, this Isaac Wade may be the one who lived 1850 Lima Twp., Adams Co., Illinois with wife Margaret; they had daughters Maria and Betsy. A Maria and Elizabeth Wade also appear Scyene and Lancaster, Dallas Co. in 1860 Census double entries in Lanham, Conaughey and Fisher families. These girls of approximately same age b. 1843/1844 as the ones in Isaac Wade family group in Illinois 1850. however both Isaac and Margaret disappeared from Adams Co. after Sept. 1851. While this may be coincedence that these names appear in Dallas Co. a year or so later, they may in fact be identical. Betsy/Elizabeth/Bettie m. Thomas Benton Elam in Dallas Co. in 1865 and had a large family there, and died in Austin in 1916, death certificate does not give parents nor does the death notice in newspaper. So no proof that she was identical to daughter of Isaac, and Maria disappeared without any trace there.
If anyone has any other information on this Wade or Elam family, I would appreciate having it. I have quite a bit on Isaac Wade b. probably Bedford Co., Va. ca. 1800 m. 1822 Kanawha Co. Va. (now West Va.) Margaret Lewis and mvoed ca. 1839 from there to Adams Co., Ill. Various of his family lived in Kanawha Co. area, S. Ohio, Ind., Mo. and Adams Co. Ill. I am also looking for pictures of Bettie Wade Elam or Thomas B. Elam.
I will be glad to share further information on this family, children and their families.
Please respond to my e-mail address
Thanks, Richard Brenneman