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From: "Robert L. Ward" <>
Subject: Re: [CTNEWLON-L] Josiah WAID (WADE) and More
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 1999 21:34:58 -0400
At 01:08 AM 6/21/99 -0400, David M. Waid <> wrote:
> This is what I have learned or been told about him:
> He was born to Jonathan WAID (WADE) and Hannah WAID (RANSOM) abt. 1746
>in Lyme, New London Co., CT. - IGI Record - Latter Day Saints Web Page Film
>numbers 442569 and 458873.
> As far as I can tell at this point, the name WAID was not the consistent
>spelling until Pember WAID, who I have been told by several people was the
>son of Josiah. Another son of Jonathan and Hannah's, Increase - according
>to the Compendium of American Genealogy - also spelled his name WAID.
> Pember's grandson, Francis C. WAID of Crawford Co., PA, has written a
>book in which he gives the names of Pember and Anna (LORD) WAID'S children,
>and some of their spouses and children. He mentions two places in CT for
>Pember. One is Lyme and the other is Saybrook. Pember was a ship builder
>and possibly worked at Essex (old Potapoug Quarter), because he said that he
>saw the British burn the ship yard there in 1814. Shortly after - in 1817 -
>he and his family moved to PA.
> HEADS OF FAMILIES THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE
>YEAR 1790 CONNECTICUT, LITCHFIELD COUNTY, LITCHFIELD TOWN, page 62
>Name of head of family: Waid, Josiah
>Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1
>Free white females, including heads of families: 5
>If this is the Josiah WAID that I am looking for, this census is missing any
>reference to Pember who turned 16 in January of 1790. Some of the records
>handed over to me by my great aunt said that Pember came from Litchfield
>Co., but that information seems to be in error. I do know that Pember's son
>Ira Canfield WAID returned to Lyme and Saybrook CT for a visit in 1864, and
>there visited with three aunts - one of whom was his mother's sister, Lois
>(LORD) TIFFANY. The other two are unnamed.
> Pember's grandparents, I believe, were John and Mercy (PEMBER) WADE. It
>seems that several of their children and children's children named a male
>child Pember. John WADE appears to be the son of John and Elizabeth (DURANT
>) WADE. John and Mercy named a son Durant. According to the Compendium of
>American Genealogy, John WADE was the older son of Nicholas WADE of
>Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA. John migrated to Lyme, met Elizabeth, and got
>married - estimate abt. 1680-1683.
> If anyone can help me sort all of this out, and also help me discover
>the spouse of Josiah, I would greatly appreciate it.
A deed dated 14 Feb 1794, Lyme Land Records 20:355, names children of
Jonathan and Hannah (-----) WADE, including son Josiah "of Litchfield."
Jonathan was b. 15 Feb 1720/1, Lyme (Land Records 7:85), son of John and
Mercy (PEMBER) WADE. His parents were married 8 Jan 1707, New London
(Vital Records 1:33). John was named on 25 June 1722 in the will of his
father John WADE, who m.(1) bef. 20 Aug 1691, Elizabeth DURANT, dau. of
George. I have no information on the spouse of Josiah, nor did I know
the maiden name of his mother, which you give as RANSOM.
Robert L. Ward
12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832