Parents are from Tennessee. Wade may have been a runaway at an early age. In 1880 he married Mary Elizabeth Damron in Benton County, Arkansas, under the name of William. He is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Benton County, Arkansas. The headstone birthdate of Jul 4, 1854 may not be correct as family records and census records are in conflict, however, the death date of December 28, 1935 is correct. The death certificate indicates he was born at Jonesboro, TX. Jonesboro no longer exists due to a flood in 1846 causing residents and the cemetery to be relocated to several different areas in Texas.