These are some of the descendants of Samuel Wadley of Rutherford County, Tennessee 1783 - 1854. See biographies Biographies. The Wadley or Wadlow family originated from Virginia. The father of Samuel Wadley is thought to be William Wadley who died in Kentucky. The grandfather of Samuel Wadley is thought to be Thomas Wadley. There is a Thomas Wadley who was a revolutionary war soldier; he died in West Virginia; this may or may not be the ancestor of Samuel Wadley. A Thomas Wadley appears on the 1797 Sullivan County, TN tax list.
The family removed early from southern Virginia through the Cumberland Gap to Kentucky. Samuel Wadley appears in Rutherford County by 1808 and he dies there in 1854. There are Wadleys still in Rutherford County. But the line of his daughter, Rachel Wadley who married Mason Dodson Horton, removed to Texas after the Civil War. The Horton and the Wadley families intermarried multiple times. In census records the families are close neighbors in Rutherford County.
A Wadley Cemetery is located near Middleton, Rutherford County Tennessee 2 tenths of a mile northwest from the junction of Midland Road with Oak Grove Road on private land. Those interred there include:
- Margaret Hill Wadley 1816 to 1841
- Hattie A Campbell 1847 to 1881
- Susan Wadley Campbell 1832 to 1909
- S M F Wadley 1871
- Susan Blevins Wadley d. 1853
- Samuel Wadley d. 1854
- Emma Horton 1841 to 1918
- Harry L Horton 1842 -1907 CSA
- James R Nelson 1879 to 1879
- Wm G Nelson 1881 to 1881
T he locations where this Wadley family line lived includes: Goochland County, Virginia to 1770; Pittsylvania County, Virginia 1777-1795; Sullivan County, Tennessee; Rutherford County, Tennessee 1808-1814 plus; Hickman, Fulton and Graves County, Kentucky 1830-1877; Young County, Texas. Loose probate records for Wadleys in Young County, Texas:
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