David Lester Slade1

b. 17 May 1813, d. 28 August 1875
     David Lester Slade was born on May 17, 1813 in Indiana.1,2 He was the son of Samuel Slade.3 On Apr 10, 1843, David Lester Slade was granted a Land Patent for 80 acres in W/2, SW/4, Sec 27, T6N, R4E, 2nd PM, Jackson County, Indiana.4 David was living with his sister, Mary Ann, at the time of the 1860 census.1 David Slade, of Elizabethtown, was assessed $3.10 tax for 1 hog and custom made boots and shoes.5
     David married Catharine Emmons on May 30, 1866 in Jackson County, Indiana.6 He died on August 28, 1875 at age 62.2 He was buried in Robertson Cemetery, Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana.2

Census & City Directory Records

CensusLocationHead of Household
1860Hamilton Twp, Jackson County, IndianaMary Ann Slade1


  1. [S1104] 1860 US Census of Jackson County, Indiana, Ancestry img 22/38, lines 30-37, dwl 834, fam 813.
  2. [S769] Find A Grave website, David L Slade, tombstone, Robertson Cemetery, Seymour, Indiana.
  3. [S96] Obituary, Mary Ann "Granny" Sewell, published July 11, 1889 in Jackson County Banner (IN).
  4. [S1152] Bureau of Land Management, Original Patents, https://glorecords.blm.gov/, , Indiana, Jackson Co, vol 281, pg 451, David Lester Slade, W/2 SW/4 Sec 27, T6N, R4E, 2nd PM.
  5. [S1156] U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918, Ancestry.com, Div 6, Col Dist 8, David Slade, Elizabethtown, maker of custom boots & shoes.
  6. [S1148] Indiana Marriages, 1810-2001, Ancestry.com,, Jackson Co, David L Slade & Catharine Emmons, May 30, 1866.