He was the son of Charles S. and Martha Clinkscale Wolf. His father is the one buried in the Old Wolf Cemetery in the gravesite marked C. W., it is thought. He was grandson of Michael and Elizabeth Adams Wolf. His parents are buried there as well as a brother, Jacob M. Wolf. He was known to be a casualty of the Civil War.
He and his wife had six children with one son, James Edwin Wolf, living in Texas in 2011.