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1st Volunteers, Georgia Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Joseph Berry WadeRank: Private Company: H

Joseph Berry Wade was born: 17 JUL 1815 in Pendleton District, South Carolina Died: 17 JUL 1877 Rosewood, Upshur, Texas Buried Grice Cemetery. He was married to Sarah Medely Odell, born 30 NOV 1822 in Pickens, Pickens Co., South Carolina and died: 18 MAY 1908 in Edgewood, Van Zandt Co., Tx. and buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. They married 6 Mar 1839 in Dahlonega, Lumpkin Co., Ga. and had 9 children, Telitha Jane Wade 1839–1850, Emily Adaline Wade 1841–1895, William Asbery Wade 1842–1864 who was killed in the defense of Atlanta during the Civil War, Elizabeth Agnew Wade 1845–1860, Whitfield Anthony Wade 1847–1928, John Wesley Moody Wade 1849–1882, Laurence Q P Wade 1851–1922, Susan Ann Amancy Wade 1854–1950, and Adelia Josephene Wade 1857–1936. Joseph moved with his mother, Telitha Wade, and brothers John Lawrence M. Wade and David Alexander Wade and perhaps brothers Jacob and Philip James to Lumpkin County, Georgia as early as 1834 when they appear to be shown in the state census in Lumpkin County. Joseph was a gold miner when gold was discovered there in 1838 and worked numerous gold mines in the area. He served in the Confederate Army 1st Georgia Volunteer Infantry (Ramsey) 821 Georgia Militia 'Home Guard' for Lumpkin Co., Ga. with his son Whitfield A. Wade. In 1869 he moved with his family by ox-drawn wagon train down through Mobile, Alabama and by ferry across the gulf and up the Mississippi River connecting to the Caddo Lake and finally arriving in Jefferson, Texas. From there to Upshur County, Texas where they lived in Old Calloway. His family moved to Kaufman Co., Tx. following his death but most returned to Rosewood, Upshur Co., Texas soon thereafter until their death. Joseph Berry Wade's personal papers were donated by his great-great grandson, Ronald Ellis Wade, to the East Texas Research Center at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Tx. -- for information go to:

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