James Madison Wade and his Son, Alvin Wade, born in Tuscarawas County, OH, USA
Searching for information on my Great Grandfather, James Madison Wade.
We found a record of him marrying a Eliza Sargood in 1840, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, USA
Next record of James was found on the 1860 Census for his family in Lafette Township, Cochocton County, OH, USA
James M. Age 55; born NY; Occupation, fisherman
Eliza Age 43, born PA
Alvin (my grandfather), age 16, b OH
Clarisa, age 7, b OH
Richard, age 5, b OH
Mahala J, age 3, b OH
We know that our grandfather, Alvin, enlisted in the Civil War at Jasper, Pike co, Oh around 1862
He was wounded and returned to Portsmouth, Scioto County, OH to recover in 1862. Alvin then returned to the War and when he was discharged in 1865. Upon his return to Portsmouth at the end of the War, he discovered his family was gone. As Alvin could not read or write, there was no way for him to find out what had happened to his Mother, Father, and siblings. At the urgings of a fellow soldier, he came to Ross County, OH, USA where he married twice and raised his family.
If anyone reading this is a descendant of either James or Alvin, please contact me as I am trying to get an accurate record of the family history as much as possible.