Noel and Mary Waddle came to Dade County about 1844. They had lived in Tennessee for at least 17 years before migrating to Georgia where they left few traces of their lives. Noel had been born in about 1805 in North or South Carolina. Mary was born there about 1805<10. It is possible that she is the Mary Waddle buried at Sarah Chapel Cemetery who died 17 Apr 1865 aged 60 years as some of her known children are buried there. Noel Sr. was probably still alive on Aug. 1, 1867 and is listed as a voter in the returns of Qualified Voters for the State of Georgia, living in Dade County. It is possible that this could have been his son, Noel Jr., who would have been about 21 at that date. The 1850 Census for Dade Co. has Noel and Mary listed with the following children:

1. William b. Sep 1827 TN or SC (believe he is buried at Sarah Chapel but birth date is given as 10 Jun 1841 according to Cemetery Survey of Dade Co. by Pamela Leavitt) d.14 Apr 1902 married @1865 Sarah b.24 Sep 1843 d.27 Feb 1912.

2. Nancy b.1826-7TN

3. Thomas b.@1833 TN. Thomas Waddle was in Co. F 34th Reg. with his brother Felix.

4. Felix b. 17 Feb 1835 TN d.9 Jun 1919 buried: Oconee Church, Jackson Co. GA married Saphrona Elrod b.8 Feb 1844 d.9 Jun 1908. Felix Waddle was in Co. F 34th Regiment, GA Volunteer Infantry C.S.A.

5. Lucasorab.@1837TN

6. Elizabeth b.@1840 TN married 17 Feb 1867 Isaac Oliver

7. Luerelia b.@1842 TN

8. Bersheba b.@1844 GA married 6 Feb 1867 Elijah Prater b.@1846 TN

9. Julia Pamela b.5 Apr 1845 Dade Co. GA d.1 Feb 1926 Van Zandt Co. TX married @ 1865 Samuel Henderson Gross (see Gross Family)

10. Noel b. @ 1846 GA

11. George b. May 1850 GA

After this date Noel Sr. and Mary can not be found on the census for Dade County. Some of the children had to be in Dade County as they were married here. In 1870 the oldest son William is living in the Morganville district with his wife and two children. In 1880 he is in the Slygo area living near John Gross Jr. with four children. 1. William Waddle and wife Sarah had:

1a. Martha J. b.2 Nov 1865 GA d.2 Jan 1922 married George W. Street

b. 1849 Dade Co. GA

1b. Franklin B. b.27 Oct 1868 GA d.9 Sep 1955 married (1st) 19 Dec 1895 Emma Snyder b.11 Apr 1873 d.5 Dec 1905 (2nd) Mollie B. b.2 May 1879 d.15 Oct 1968 1c. Laura M. b.@1875 GA married 30 Sep 1894 John S. Bennett 1d. Reuben L b. Aug 1878 GA 1e. unknown but alive in 1900 1f. unknown d. by 1900

William Waddle gave land (with John T. Gross Jr.) in 1890 for the building of a school and church in the area of northern Dade County where they lived.

  1. Rwadde

    Thomas W. Waddle b. 1832 in TN., m. Millie Ann Prater (sister to Elija Prater). Bersheba m. Millie Ann’s brother, Elija.

    I am direct descendent of Thomas W. Waddle.,Co,Ga::waddle::469.html

    1870 Izard Co. AR. White River TWP. Page #4 Taken August 4, 1870
    Name Sex Age Month Birth
    Occ. P.O.B
    Noel M 23 4
    Farmer GA.
    Martha F 17
    House K. GA.
    Noel M
    69 Farmer N.C.
    I am pretty sure this is Noel from 1850 Census. Because look who also moved there. Also states just married. Izard Co. became Stone Co. by 1880.

  2. verenicehawkins

    The Dade Book is finished and will be on sale at both banks and the Chamber of Commerce. It will be 3 for $100 or 1 for $35.

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