Henry Chew DADE

HAIRSTON.org ID#1700, b. about 1778, d. 20 September 1841
Birth*Henry Chew DADE was born about 1778.1 
Marriage*He married Catherine Dade LEWIS, daughter of Fielding LEWIS Jr. and Elizabeth DADE, on 15 November 1809.1,2,3,4 
Court RecordThe Virginia Chancery Records from the Library of Virginia contain copies of letters relating to a lawsuit concerning the 1805 will of Mildred G. Hammond of Jefferson County, West Virginia. Plaintiffs: Executors of the George Washington Estate, Lawrence Washington, etc. vs. Defendants: Lawrence Lewis, William McCarty Spotswood, Bushrod Washington, etc. The files contain hundreds of pages, including letters that list George Washington heirs and their descendents.
A letter dated 19 May 1823 written by Mary D. Washington to the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the Court of Alexandria contains the following on page 4: "That Fielding Lewis died intestate on whose estate no person hath taken letters of administration leaving Charles A Lewis, Robert A Lewis, Catherine the wife of Henry C Dade, Lucinda the wife of Gilson Foote, Nancy the wife of Thomas Davidson and Elizabeth the wife of Alexander E. Spotswood." (I have added commas to make the sentence clearer.) This is a list of the living children of Fielding Lewis Jr. as of 1823. Please note that after the death of Fielding Lewis (1725-1781), Fielding Lewis Jr. stopped adding Jr. to his name. - These letters are found at the Library of Virginia, Chancery Records - Arlington County, Index Number 1837-019.5
Court Record*On 10 September 1823, Henry C. Dade wrote a letter which is included in the Virginia Chancery records case 1837-019 concerning the estate of General George Washington. In the letter he mentions two daughters of Fielding Lewis Jr. and their husbands; Lucinda Lewis wife of Gilson Foote and Catherine D. Lewis wife of Henry C. Dade. Copy of the letter is attached.6
Census 1830*Henry Chew DADE appeared on the census of 1830 in Fauquier, Virginia, Henry C Dade 50-60, 1M 5-10, 2M 10-15, 1M 15-20, 1F5-10, 1F 30-40.7 
Residence*He lived in 1835 in Moved to, Noxubee County, Mississippi. 
Will*He left a will on 9 August 1839 in Noxubee County, Mississippi; Mentions wife Catherine D. Dade, sons Robert F. Dade, Henry C. Dade Jr., Lee M. Dade, F. H. Dade, daughters Elizabeth W. Dabney, Lucinda F. Foote.8,9
Census 1840*He appeared on the census of 1840 in Noxubee County, Mississippi, H C Dade 60-70, 1M 10-15, 1M 20-30, 1F 20-30, 1F 50-60.10 
Death*He died on 20 September 1841 in Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi.1 
Probate*His estate was probated on 4 October 1841 in Noxubee County, Mississippi.9,8


Catherine Dade LEWIS b. 1790

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S83] Washington Family, John A. Washington, 17 November 1956.
  2. [S90] Lewis, William Terrell, 1811-1893. Genealogy of the Lewis Family In America: From the Middle of the Seventeenth Century Down to the Present Time. Louisville, Ky.: Pub. by the Courier-Journal Job Printing Co., 1893. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89062356233, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  3. [S89] Tandy, Lura Boulton and John Meriwether McAllister. Genealogies of the Lewis And Kindred Families. Salem, Mass.: Higginson Book Co., 199. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89062355862, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  4. [S3200] Tillman, James David. Tillman & Hamilton Family Records: With Their Many Ancestral Lineages. Meridian, Miss.: 1959-1963. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89062498571, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  5. [S3694] Arlington Virginia Chancery Court 1837-09, Executors of George Washington estate vs descendants of George Washington regarding a claim by the husband of Mildred G. Hammond, a niece of George Washington which lasted until 1847., Library of Virginia - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
  6. [S3695] Virginia Chancery Court, Arlington County, Executors of George Washington vs Lawrence Lewis, etc. - 1837-019 https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp, Library of Virginia - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
  7. [S1830] 1830 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  8. [S3639] Will of Henry Chew Dade - 9 Aug 1839 "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99QX-39ZF-M : 21 May 2014), Noxubee > Wills 1834-1894 vol A-B > image 49 of 456; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi., Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  9. [S3189] Abstracts of Wills of Noxubee Co., MS., 1834 - 1910 and Index cases, Noxubee County Historical Society, Macon, MS, 1990, Ancestry.com.
  10. [S1840] 1840 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
Last Edited1 Nov 2022