Friday, July 29, 2016

52 Ancestors - Week 135: #180 Simon Wade (1731-after 1800)

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post Challenge:  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I am extending this theme in 2016 to 156 Ancestors in 156 Weeks. Here is my ancestor biography for week #135:

Simon Wade (1731-after 1800) is #180 on my Ahnentafel list, my 5th great-grandfather, who married #181 Deborah Tracy (1731-after 1800) in about 1763.


I am descended through:

*  their son #90 Simon Wade 
 (1767-1857) who married #91 Phebe Horton (1772-after 1920) before 1790.
*  their daughter #45 Miranda Wade (1804-1850) who married #44 Jonathan White (1805-1850) in 1823. 
*  their son #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885), who married #23 Amy Frances Oatley (1826-1864)
*  their daughter #11 Julie E. White (1848-1913), who married #10 Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) in 1868. 
*  their daughter #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962), who married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.
* their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983), who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall J. Seaver (1943-....)

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1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):


*  Name:                      Simon Wade[1–10]   
*  Sex:                          Male   

*  Father:                      Nathaniel Wade (1708-1754)   
*  Mother:                    Ruth Hawkins (1710-1789)   
  
2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
  
*  Birth:                        11 December 1731 Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[1,2,4,9–10]   
*  Distribution:             1754 (about age 23), heir of Nathaniel Wade; Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[5]   
*  Census:                     1774 (about age 43), Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[6]   
*  Census:                     1 June 1790 (age 58), Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[7]   
*  Census:                     1 June 1800 (age 68), Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[8]   
*  Death:                       after 1800 (after about age 69), probably Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States   
  
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

*  Spouse 1:                  Deborah Tracy (1730-1800)   
*  Marriage 1:               before 1763 (before about age 32), probably Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[1,10]   
*  Child 1:                    Levi Wade (1765-    )   
*  Child 2:                    Simon Wade (1767-1857)   
*  Child 3:                    Nehemiah Wade (1769-1836)   
*  Child 4:                    Gideon Wade (1771-    )   
*  Child 5:                    Mary Wade (1773-1812)   
*  Child 6:                    Molly Wade (1775-    )   
*  Child 7:                    Deborah Wade (1777-    )   
  
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

The book by William R. Cutter, Genealogies and Family History of the State of Connecticut (New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911), Volume IV, provides some information on this family on page 2125[1]:

"(V) Simon (2), son of Nathaniel (2) Wade, was born at Scituate, Rhode Island, December 11, 1731.  He was living in Foster, Rhode Island in 1774, and had two males over sixteen and two under that age, two females over sixteen and two under.  He was still living in Foster in 1790, according to the first federal census, and had three females in his family.  He married Deborah Tracy.  Children:  Levi, was of Foster in 1790;  Simon, mentioned below;  Nehemiah, married Huldah Hopkins at Foster and was living there in 1790;  Gideon, was in Foster in 1790; Ruth, married Captain William Hawkis; Molly, married a Paine; Deborah, married a Williams."  

The source of this information is probably Simon's great-grandson, Henry Lawton Wade, who was the main subject of this biographical article.

Simon Wade was the eldest of six children born to Nathaniel and Ruth (Hawkins) Wade between 1731 and 1746.  They were all listed in the Scituate, Rhode Island town records[2].  The record for Simon Wade says:

"WADE, Simon, of Nathaniel and Ruth,    Dec. 11, 1731"

Simon Wade was an heir and the co-executor for the estate of his father, Nathaniel Wade, who died in Scituate in 1754.  He, with his brothers Dudley and John, was to receive the remaining part of them oney from the sale of Nathaniel Wade's land, and the remainder of the 300 pounds set aside for Ruth (Hawkins) Wade's use[5]

Simon Wade married Deborah Tracy, daughter of John and Mary (Hawkins) Tracy in about 1763[1,10].  They had at least seven children between about 1765 and about 1780, with none of the births recorded in a town record in Scituate or Foster.

In the 1774 Rhode Island Military Census, the Simon Wade household in Scituate had these entries[6]:

*  2 white males above age 16 (certainly Simon Wade, and perhaps one of his brothers?)
*  2 white males under age 16 (probably two of the four males born before 1774)
*  2 white females above age 16 (certainly wife Deborah Wade, and perhaps a sister or mother of Simon or Deborah)
*  2 white females under age 16 (perhaps two of the daughters)

The record for Simon Wade Sr. in the 1790 United States Census for Foster, Rhode Island indicates[7]:

*  1 Male over age 45 (certainly Simon Wade (1731-????))
*  1 Female over age 45 (almost certainly his wife, Deborah (Tracy) Wade (1731-????))

In the 1800 U.S. Census, the Simon Wade household entry in Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island includes[8]:  

*  1 male over age 45 (certainly Simon Wade)
*  1 female, aged 10 to 16 (perhaps one of the younger daughters, although the youngest known would have been age 23)
*  1 female, over age 45 (certainly Deborah (Tracy) Wade

Simon Wade is in the 1800 United States Census record, but is not in the 1810 or 1820 U.S. Census records.  There is no death record or burial record for him in Foster or the surrounding towns in Providence County.  

There are no probate records for Simon Wade in the Foster or Glocester town probate records.

5)  SOURCES
 
1. William R. Cutter et al, editors, Genealogies and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume IV (New York, N.Y.: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911), page 2125; digital images, Google, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed ; Simon Wade sketch.

2. "Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Volume 3, "Providence County Births, Marriages and Deaths," page 50 (image 146 of 473), Simon Wade entry.

3. James N. Arnold, Vital record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850 a family register for the people; Volume 3: Providence County (Glocester, Burrillville, Scituate, Foster, Cumberland, Smithfield) (Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical Society, 1891-1912), Scituate, Simon Wade birth entry.

4. "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914," indexed database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org), Simon Wade entry.

5. "Probate and Civil Records, 1731-1886 (Scituate, Rhode Island)," on 6 FHL US/CAN microfilm reels, citing manuscript records at town hall, Scituate, Rhode Island, Volume 1, pages 231-235, Nathaniel Wade estate records, accessed on FHL Microfilm 0,941,155.

6. "Rhode Island Census, 1774," indexed database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Scituate, Providence County, Rhode Island, page 126, Simon Wade entry.

7. 1790 United States Federal Census, Providence County, Rhode Island, Foster town, Page 283 (penned, top of page), Simon Wade household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M637, Roll 10.

8. 1800 United States Federal Census, Providence County, Rhode Island, Cumberland town, Page 152 (penned, top right), Simon Wade household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M32, Roll 45.

9. James N. Arnold, Vital record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850 a family register for the people; Volume 3: Providence County (Glocester, Burrillville, Scituate, Foster, Cumberland, Smithfield).


10. Marston Watson, Royal Families: Americans of Royal and Noble Ancestry: Volume One: Governor Thomas Dudley and Descendants Through Five Generations, Second Edition ( Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Publishing Company, 2005), page 213.


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