WADE, NATHAN (1810–1896). Nathan Wade, soldier in the Texas Revolution and Nacogdoches County Militia officer, was born in New Jersey on May 10, 1810. He arrived in Texas on July 4, 1835, and joined Thomas J. Rusk's militia company in September 1835. He took part in the Grass Fight and the siege of Bexar and was discharged from the Texas army about January 1, 1836. Wade lived for most of his life in Nacogdoches, where he was a county commissioner, a surveyor, and, in 1844, a lieutenant colonel of the Nacogdoches County Militia. He married Lucetta Wilburn (Willbourne) on March 13, 1841, and they had one son. Wade was a tailor by occupation and was reported to have made the buckskin suit that Sam Houston wore as United States senator. Wade traveled to California in 1849 and in 1853. He was a member of Milam Masonic Lodge No. 2 from 1852 until his death on February 16, 1896. He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Nacogdoches.
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