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Wade, Josiah W.

Posted by ceddleman 
Wade, Josiah W.
March 12, 2007 10:04PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed.,
1885, Butler Co.

JOSIAH W. WADE was born in Butler County, Ky., October 3, 1845, and is
a son of Josiah and Nancy (Hines) Wade, the former of whom was a native
of North Carolina, and the latter of Virginia. When but a lad some five
years old, in 1805, Josiah Wade emigrated with his parents from North
Carolina to Lincoln County, Ky., where his early education was received.
While yet a young man, in about 1824, he came to Butler County, then
almost an unbroken wilderness. Here he was afterward married and
engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death. In early life he
learned the brick and stone-mason trade, which he followed for many
years in connection with farming. He was also an excellent singer, and
taught vocal music until in his latter years. His death occurred
December 5, 1884, in his eighty-fifth year. He and wife were for many
years devoted members of the Baptist and Methodist Episcopal Churches,
respectively. He was also a member of the P. of H. His grandfather,
the great-grandfather of our subject, was a captain in the army during
the early Indian wars before the Revolution, his death occurring while
in the service. Josiah W. Wade, the subject of our sketch, received
only a limited common school education in youth, to which he has since
added somewhat by his own exertions. He was employed on his father's
farm until he was nineteen years old, after which he farmed on leased
lands for four years. He then farmed on rented lands for about five
years, after which he bought a partially improved farm of 110 acres on
Indian Camp Creek, in Butler County, Ky., upon which he still resides.
The farm is now in a good state of cultivation and improvement. He was
married, April 9, 1869, to Eudora James, a native of Ohio County, Ky.,
born May 1, 1851. Six children - three sons and three daughters - have
blessed their union, all of whom are yet living. Their names are as
follows: Fayette H., Loren E., Albinnie, Elbunah, Louis B. and Alonda B.
Mr. Wade belongs to no church or secret order, but in politics is a
Democrat.
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