Daniel Slade

b. 16 May 1830, d. 25 June 1889
     Daniel Slade was born on May 16, 1830 in Marion County, Mississippi.1 He was the son of Hezekiah Slade and Helena Victoria Taylor.
     Daniel married Sarah Baxter. Soon after he married, Daniel started the first well digging in the area. Several of the wells were still in service 100 years later. He joined the Confederate States Army and served as a member of Captain Green's Company, 3rd Mississippi Regiment, 7th Battalion. He was apparently discharged due to medical illness. By the end of the Civil War, he was on Saddle Island making saddles. They cut their own wood, made their iron rings and tanned hides. That is how Saddle Island between Lumberton and Purvis got its name.2 Daniel Slade died on June 25, 1889 at age 59.1 He was buried in Corinth Cemetery, Lamar County, Mississippi.

Census Records

CensusLocationHead of Household
1850Marion County, MississippiHezekiah Slade3
1860Columbus, Marion County, MississippiDaniel Slade4
1880Marion County, MississippiDaniel Slade5

Children of Daniel Slade and Sarah Baxter


  1. [S314] Kenneth L Slade research and/or personal knowledge.
  2. [S319] Leonard L. Slade Sr, Samuel Slade of Cheraw District, South Carolina and His Descendants Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1975), page 27.
  3. [S342] 1850 US Census of Marion County, Mississippi, pg 367 [184], lines 20-30, dwl 34, fam 34.
  4. [S333] 1860 US Census of Marion County, Mississippi, page 24, lines 5-9, hh 294, fam 294.
  5. [S322] 1880 US Census of Marion County, Mississippi, ED 133, page 24-D, lines 49-50, dwl 9, fam 9.