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Confederate Soldier Buried In Green Lawn Cemetery Simpson County

H. D. Wade, 1861-1865, C.S.A.

According to his death certificate, Harvey David Wade was born in Allen County, Kentucky, February 17, 1836, and died September 22, 1911, due to heart problems.  Harvey and his family are buried in the Wade plot in Green Lawn Cemetery in Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky.  His death certificate gives us little other information.  Both mother and father are listed as unknown.

Let’s move further back in time to see what we can discover.  In the 1860 census, Henry David Wade (H. D.) is living in Newton County, Missouri, with Henry Wade, aged 40, and Martha Wade, 38, with their six children.  Henry was born in Kentucky, Martha in Tennessee.  Remember that Simpson County is located on the Tennessee border.  The four older children were born in Kentucky.  Amanda, age 6, was born in Missouri, as well as younger sister, Eliza.  From Amanda’s date of birth of 1854, and her brother Henry’s birth in Kentucky in 1851, we can surmise the family moved to Missouri between those two dates – 1852-1854.  Next listed in the census record as living with the Wade family is Franklin Keath, 22, a farm laborer born in Georgia.  The last person living with the family is H. D. Wade, 23, a school teacher, born in Kentucky.  Some researchers believe Henry and Martha to be Harvey’s parents, but I do not.  If Harvey were their son the couple would have married very young, Martha being approximately 15 when Harvey was born.  Another consideration is the fact he is listed last in the census record, after a farm laborer.  If he were the first-born son he would have been named after his parents, not last in line.  I feel Henry was either an uncle, or an older brother, of Harvey.  But this gives a good reason for Harvey to have enlisted in the Confederate States Army in Newton County, Missouri.

This service record for H. D. Wade shows he is listed as an Ordinance Sergeant.  Since he dealt with weapons and ammunition he would have been a very valuable person within the regiment.

And from this record we find that H. D. Wade was on the roll of prisoners of war – ‘Company F, 8th Regiment Missouri Infantry, Confederate States Army, commanded by 2d Lieutenant Paul F. Peete, surrendered at New Orleans, Louisiana, to Maj. Gen. E. R. S. Canby, U.S.A., May 26, 1865, and paroled at Alexandria, June 7, 1865.  The date May 26, 1865 is significant since it was after Lee’s surrender.  Notice that his residence is given as Simpson County, Kentucky.

Mary Neely Wade, October 1, 1841 – September 12, 1868.

After the war Harvey Wade married Mary Neely, but she died within a year or two.  Could this have been during childbirth?

After the death of his first wife Harvey married Pauline Mahin.

Naomi M. Wade, October 12, 1873 – January 29,1880.

They were the parents of three children.

Tho’s M. Wade, April 13, 1875 – April 18, 1875.

All three died at less than eight years of age.

Charles D. Wade, June 22, 1877 – January 25, 1882.

The Tennessean, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.  Sunday, September 24, 1911.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.  Sunday, September 24, 1911.

Harvey, D. Wade, February 17, 1836 – September 22, 1911.

Harvey David Wade is buried between his two wives, his children beside their mother Pauline.

Pauline Wade died April 24, 1929.

Pauline Mahin Wade lived an additional 18 years, dying in 1929.

John W. Valentine Biography

IMG_0669John W. Valentine, born March 8, 1816, died June 14, 1894.  Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky.

from – Kentucky – A History of the State, Perrin, 1887

Warren County

John W. Valentine, son of Joseph C. and Judith (McGehee) Valentine, was born in Louisa County, Virginia, March 8, 1816, and is the second in a family of three sons and one daughter.  His parents were natives, respectively, of King William and Louisa Counties, Virginia.  In 1820 his father moved to South Carolina and engaged in farming; three years later he returned to Virginia, to Spottsylvania County, where he died in 1825, at the age of thirty-two.  He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and a son of John Valentine, of King William County.  John Valentine was a farmer, a soldier of the Revolution and married Susan E. Crenshaw, of King William County, Virginia, who bore him twelve sons; he and his wife were of English descent.

IMG_0674Judith McGehee, born September 28, 1793, died January 1856.  (presumably the mother of John W. Valentine)

The maternal grandfather of John W. Valentine was William McGehee, who married Elizabeth Scuddy, of Virginia; he was a soldier in the war for independence; an extensive planter and slave-holder, and resided at the mouth of Elk Creek, in which he was drowned in 1828.

IMG_0670John W. Valentine, Captain Helms, Co. 1, Kentucky Cavalary, Confederate States Army, March 8, 1816 – June 14, 1894.

John W. Valentine was but nine years old at the time of his father’s death; he then lived with his mother and grandparents, and in 1829 moved with his mother to Warren County, Kentucky.  At the age of sixteen he began to learn the tailor’s trade, which he followed for twenty-four years.  In 1861 he enlisted in the First Kentucky Confederate Cavalry; was commissioned captain and put in charge of commissary.  In June, 1863, he resigned, but remained south until the close of the war, when he returned home.  In 1867 he purchased, just east of Bowling Green, forty four acres of land, which he has since improved with a fine residence, and engaged in raising vegetables for the market.  In 1870 he was elected jailer of Warren County, and discharged the duties of that office with great credit.  He married Anthaline, daughter of John and Mary (Cook) Jackson, and their union was blessed by four children:  Mary V. Price, who resides in Mississippi; John F. (deceased); Martha J. (deceased); and Ella D.  Mrs. Valentine died January 30, 1850, a devoted member of the Baptist Church.  Her parents were born in Amelia County, Virginia, where he father engaged in farming, but in early life moved to Warren County, Kentucky.  Mr. Valentine next married Mrs. Mary A. Carson, of Louisa County, Virginia, who had two children by her former husband: Alice M. Holman (deceased) and Valentine Carson.  Mr. Valentine is a Democrat, but cast his first presidential vote for General Harrison, in 1840.  He and wife are members of the Baptist Church.