Hampton Wade

My 5th Great Grandfather – David Arthur

Also the Third Cousin of Wade Hampton, Lieutenant Colonel in the American Revolution and Congressman from SC. http://www.edavidarthur.net/WadeHampton.htm


Hampton Wade - Born Abt. 1726, and died 1763 in Halifax County, VA.

He married Jane Ellis September 19, 1750 in Amelia County, VA, daughter of John Ellis and Lucy Mays. She was born Abt. 1730, and died November 4, 1785 in Halifax County, VA.


The first meeting of the justices for the newly formed Halifax County, VA was made at the home of Hampton Wade on 19 May 1752. At this meeting Andrew Wade was appointed, with Henry Irby, to "take a list of tithables from the point of Fork of Dan and Staunton Rivers up to Buffalo upon Staunton." Before Halifax County was erected in 1752 from Lunenburg County, Robert Wade Sr. and his sons, Stephen and Robert Jr. were on a list of tithes in Lunenburg County in 1748, taken by Hugh Lawson for the area between Hounds Creek and Meherrin River: (Sunlight on the Southside: List of Tithes, Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1748-1783, Landon C. Bell, 1931, Reprinted Baltimore, 1974)

 Stephen Wade, Robert Wade Jr., Robert Wade Sr. - 7 tithes

 On 10 June 1749 Lydell Bacon prepared a list that included:

 Stephen Wade, Silvak Walker - 5 tithes; 15 cows heads

 Edward Davis, Robert Wade - 6 tithes


 The Lunenburg tithe list taken by Bacon in 1750 included:

 William Stone, Robert Wade Jr., Robert Wade Sr. - 8 tithes

 Robert Wade does not appear on Lunenburg tithe lists subsequent to 1750, but Stephen was counted in 1752 by Cargill:

 Saml Harris, Stephen Wade, Charles Harris, Daniel York - 6 tithes


Several websites attribute Revolutionary War Service to Hampton Wade 1726 – 1763, but having died in 1763 this is not possible. It is probable that this confusion is because he has a nephew with the same name.

His nephew Hampton Wade (son of Robert Wade, Jr.) was a Sergeant in the Revolutionary War.


Sergeant Hampton Wade Non-Commissioned Officer

State: Virginia


Division: 5th

Brigade: Weedon's 

Regiment: 14th Virginia 

Company: Capt Thomas Thweatt

DEC 1777 

JAN 1778 

FEB 1778 Enlisted

MAR 1778 

APR 1778 On Roll Without Comment

MAY 1778 On Roll Without Comment

JUN 1778 On Roll Without Comment

 Certificate Available for Purchase  


Date of enlistment 18 February 1778.


14th Virginia Regiment

Stirling’s Division | Weedon’s Brigade | 14th Virginia Regiment

Organized February 1777 from Halifax, Pittsylvania, Hanover, Bedford, Albemarle, Fincastle, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Goochland, Louisa, Charlotte and Lunenburg Counties.

Entered Valley Forge with 288 men assigned and 118 fit for duty.

Left Valley Forge with 408 men assigned and 225 fit for duty.

Previous Engagements: Northern New Jersey, Defense of Philadelphia, Philadelphia-Monmouth

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