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James W. “Jim” Waid

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James W. “Jim” Waid

Birth
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
29 Dec 1915 (aged 76)
Manchester, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA
Burial
Manchester, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA GPS-Latitude: 39.1185837, Longitude: -97.2919998
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Another old soldier has passed away. James Wade of Manchester died at his home about three o'clock yesterday morning. The funeral services will be Friday with interment in the Keystone Cemetery. (Longford Leader, Dec. 30, 1915)

He was conceived in an affair between James Wade and Mary Kuhn, making him half brother to Mary Virginia "Jennie" [actually "Ginnie"] Wade, she of Battle of Gettysburg martyrdom fame. In 1860, he was a laborer living with and/or working for farmer Samuel Foulk in Cumberland Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, and stood 5' 7" tall with black hair and hazel eyes. His middle initial is alternately reported as "A" and "W," and he is in every Pennsylvania census as "Wade."

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted at the stated age of twenty-two in Harrisburg October 31, 1862, and mustered into federal service there November 8 as a private with Battery C, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (152nd Pennsylvania). Allegedly, he served as dispatch carrier for Maj. Gen. Darius N. Couch, but that is as yet unconfirmed. On April 1, 1864, due to extensive over recruiting and Ulysses S. Grant's desire to increase his infantry forces, James and many comrades transferred to the 188th Pennsylvania Infantry, he being assigned to Co. I. He honorably discharged with his company November 8, 1865. His military records all spell his surname "Wade."

He married Sovinah Weaner February 25, 1869, in Bendersville, Adams County, and fathered Berdie Ella (b. @1876). In 1873, he moved his family to Dickinson County, Kansas, where he remained the rest of his life.
Contributor: Dennis Brandt (47232334) •
James is the illegitimate son of Captain James Wade (Memorial ID: 14620466) and a Mary Kuhn of Gettysburg who filed criminal charges against Captain Wade in 1839 after the birth of James (you can find those charges in databases on the Adams County Historical Society web site). I humbly suggest listing Captain Wade as one of his other family members. There are several Mary Kuhns of the era in Adams County (including a nun!) who might be candidates to be the mother, and I can't say for sure which is his mother.

This James is definitively the son of Captain Wade, though. A Kansas newspaper published a poem James wrote about the famous Jennie Wade, his half-sister.
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Another old soldier has passed away. James Wade of Manchester died at his home about three o'clock yesterday morning. The funeral services will be Friday with interment in the Keystone Cemetery. (Longford Leader, Dec. 30, 1915)

He was conceived in an affair between James Wade and Mary Kuhn, making him half brother to Mary Virginia "Jennie" [actually "Ginnie"] Wade, she of Battle of Gettysburg martyrdom fame. In 1860, he was a laborer living with and/or working for farmer Samuel Foulk in Cumberland Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, and stood 5' 7" tall with black hair and hazel eyes. His middle initial is alternately reported as "A" and "W," and he is in every Pennsylvania census as "Wade."

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted at the stated age of twenty-two in Harrisburg October 31, 1862, and mustered into federal service there November 8 as a private with Battery C, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (152nd Pennsylvania). Allegedly, he served as dispatch carrier for Maj. Gen. Darius N. Couch, but that is as yet unconfirmed. On April 1, 1864, due to extensive over recruiting and Ulysses S. Grant's desire to increase his infantry forces, James and many comrades transferred to the 188th Pennsylvania Infantry, he being assigned to Co. I. He honorably discharged with his company November 8, 1865. His military records all spell his surname "Wade."

He married Sovinah Weaner February 25, 1869, in Bendersville, Adams County, and fathered Berdie Ella (b. @1876). In 1873, he moved his family to Dickinson County, Kansas, where he remained the rest of his life.
Contributor: Dennis Brandt (47232334) •
James is the illegitimate son of Captain James Wade (Memorial ID: 14620466) and a Mary Kuhn of Gettysburg who filed criminal charges against Captain Wade in 1839 after the birth of James (you can find those charges in databases on the Adams County Historical Society web site). I humbly suggest listing Captain Wade as one of his other family members. There are several Mary Kuhns of the era in Adams County (including a nun!) who might be candidates to be the mother, and I can't say for sure which is his mother.

This James is definitively the son of Captain Wade, though. A Kansas newspaper published a poem James wrote about the famous Jennie Wade, his half-sister.
Contributor: (48982108)

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  • Created by: ksrose
  • Added: May 19, 2012
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/90409302/james_w-waid: accessed ), memorial page for James W. “Jim” Waid (27 Feb 1839–29 Dec 1915), Find a Grave Memorial ID 90409302, citing Keystone Cemetery, Manchester, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA; Maintained by ksrose (contributor 47255712).