Lucy Wade

#837, b. 13 November 1746, d. 1789
Father*Edward Wade
Mother*Mary Clement
     Lucy Wade was born on 13 November 1746. She was the daughter of Edward Wade and Mary Clement. Lucy and Bryan Ward Nowlin, son of James Nowlin and Martha Collins, were married circa 1764 Bryan Ward Nowlin married Lucy Wade of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, about 1764. She was a daughter of Ed Wade, an English scout and hunter. Lucy Wade, our dear revered and something more of a Rebecca-like mother as to posterity, was maternal ancestor to all the Southern families. Her name has been perpetuated by many of her line who knew not its origin, but thought it only a family name. In personal appearance and looks many of her children and grandchildren had more of the Wade impress than the Irish Nowlin; smooth features, arched, heavy brows, eyes black or brown, clear complexions, with a conture all indicating a noble disposition which belongs to the English Wade family.
From Bryan Ward and Lucy Wade sprang the many branches of the name that are scattered over the Southern states and some in Utah, Idaho and Canada. Like Ephraim of old, their seed have become a multitude of people who are leaders in enterprise, adventure, mechanics, teachers—which abound in great number—lawyers, divines, many bankers, doctors in any amount, editors; all filling places of usefulness in their several callings.1 Lucy Wade died 1789 at age 42 years.

Children of Lucy and Bryan

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  1. [S293] James Edmund Nowlin, Nowlin Stone Genealogy (n.p.: Martha Webb Nowlin, 1916), p 35.
  2. [S170] Judith McGhan, Virginia Vital Records, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1984), Death given as 23 Dec 1830, age 50 yrs. 11 mos. 27 days; Virginia Vital Records.