Elijah Luark Wade1,2,3,4,5

(August 24, 1836 - October 10, 1910)
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Dan Stone
FatherGeorge Wade III (March 3, 1791 - 1846)
MotherAnna Luark (May 1, 1813 - May 1, 1873)
BirthElijah Luark Wade was born on August 24, 1836 in Rush County, Indiana.6,7,8,9
MarriageHe married Ann Arah Wade, daughter of Thomas P. Wade and Parthena Windsor, on October 6, 1853.3,5
MarriageElijah Luark Wade married Martha Llewellyn Thomas, daughter of Hezekiah Thomas and Abigail Tibbs, on October 8, 1857 in Morgantown, Monongalia County, Virginia.10,2,5,11
OccupationFrom 1854 to 1860, Elijah Luark Wade was employed in a surveyor's office, where he applied himself assiduously to the mastery of this profession, and was abe in a short space of time to render valuable assistance.4
OccupationIn Doddridge County, West Virginia, Elijah Luark Wade was a teacher.4,8
OccupationIn 1865, Elijah Luark Wade was for one term the Assessor of Doddridge County, West Virginia.4,8,12
OccupationHe was for one term the Sheriff of Doddridge County, West Virginia, from 1867 to 1872.4,5,8,12
OccupationHe was also a tax collector from 1867 to 1872.5
OccupationElijah Luark Wade served a term in the Legislature of West Virginia following his term as Sheriff. He was very faithful in the discharge of official business, displaying an executive ability that reflected credit upon himself and honored the constituency which he represented.4,8
OccupationHe was superintendent of construction works for a year at the Quinault Indian Reservation, Washington Territory.4
OccupationFrom 1890 to 1892, Elijah Luark Wade was Surveyor of in Chehalis County, Washington.
OccupationHe was recorded as devoting his energies to the cultivation of his land, with the exception of the year spent on the Quinault Indian reservation as superintendent of construction works, from 1876 to 1894.4
NoteHe was an honored member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and served as the commander of the Garfield post in 1908.12
NoteHe was a member of the Masonic order, and belonged to the blue lodge, the chapter and commandery.4
DeathHe died on October 18, 1910 in Montesano, Chehalis County, Washington, at age 74.12,13,14,15,16
BurialHe was buried on October 20, 1910 in Wynooche Cemetery, Montesano, Chehalis County, Washington.12,15

Family 1

Ann Arah Wade (about 1829 - about March, 1857)

Family 2

Martha Llewellyn Thomas (February 8, 1837 - October 5, 1922)

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  1. [S43] Elijah L. Wade obituary, "Death Of E. L. Wade", The Chehalis County Vidette, Montesano, Washington, 21 October 1910, page 1, column 5.
  2. [S36] Washington State Genealogical Society (compiler), Washington Pioneers, Volume 2 (Olympia, Washington: Washington State Genealogical Society, 1991), page 496.
  3. [S14] Franklin Marion Brand, The Wade family, Monongalia County, Virginia, now West Virginia (No publication place listed: no publisher listed, 1927), digital copy at http://www.heritagequest.com, viewed 1 May 2007, pages 402 - 404.
  4. [S385] Rev. H. K. Hines, An Illustrated History Of The State Of Washington (Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1894), digital copy at http://books.google.com/books?id=l1URAQAAMAAJ, viewed 30 March 2012, pages 555 - 556.
  5. [S124] Edwin Van Syckle, The River Pioneers: Early Days on Grays Harbor (Seattle, Washington, USA: Pacific Search Press and Friends of the Aberdeen Public Library: Henry N. Anderson, Grantor, 1982), pages 173 - 176.
  6. [S385] Rev. H. K. Hines, Illustrated History Of The State Of WA, pages 555–556.
  7. [S36] Washington State Genealogical Society, Washington Pioneers, page 496.
  8. [S119] Elijah Luark and Martha Llewelyn Wade 50th wedding anniversary announcement flashback, "Pioneer Wades celebrated 50th anniversary in 1907", The Vidette, Montesano, Washington, 18 Oct 2007, page A-7, column 1.
  9. [S124] Edwin Van Syckle, The River Pioneers, pages 173–176.
  10. [S45] Martha L. Wade obituary, "Old Resident Dies— Funeral Friday P. M.", The Vidette, Montesano, Washington.
  11. [S774] Unknown author, Details: Year: 1900; Census Place: Wynooche, Chehalis, Washington;Roll: T623_1741; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 8. Citation Text:Marriage place: Residence date: 1900 Residence place: Elias and (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  12. [S43] Elijah L. Wade obituary, The Vidette, 21 October 1910, page 1, column 5.
  13. [S124] Edwin Van Syckle, The River Pioneers, page 176.
  14. [S127] "Civil War Pensions: Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900," digital images, Fold 3 (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 26 October 2011); Elijah L. Wade (Co. A, 14th W. Va. Inf.) index card; imaged from Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900, T289 (Washington, D.C. : National Archives [n.d.]), roll 603.
  15. [S44] Elijah L. Wade tombstone, Wynooche Cemetery, Montesano, Grays Harbor County, Washington; transcribed and photographed by George Daniel Stone and George Arthur Stone, November 2006.
  16. [S14] Franklin Marion Brand, The Wade family, page 402.
  17. [S1809] Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2012), Year: 1860; Census Place: District 1, Monongalia, Virginia; Roll: ;Page: 30; Image: 36.
  18. [S1808] Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2012), Year: 1870; Census Place: West Union, Doddridge, West Virginia; Roll:M593_; Page: ; Image: .
  19. [S1708] Ancestry.com, 1880 United States Federal Census (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2012), Year: 1880; Census Place: , Chehalis, Washington; Roll: 1396; FamilyHistory Film: 1255396; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 038; Image: .
  20. [S775] Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Jackson, Washington Census, 1850-90 (n.p.: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network,Inc., 1999.Original data - Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson andAIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census,territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.Or;, unknown publish date).
  21. [S2113] Ancestry.com, 1890 Veterans Schedules (n.p.: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com OperationsInc, 2005.Original data - Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census(1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of theCivil War; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M123,;, unknown publish date), Year: 1890; Census Place: Cosmopolis, Chehalis, Washington; Roll: 108;Page: 3; Enumeration District: 5.
  22. [S1813] Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011).
  23. [S1803] Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2012), Year: 1910; Census Place: Fairview, Chehalis, Washington; Roll: ;Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .