This genealogy identifies many of the descendants of William Slade of Windsor, Connecticut. William was born in England in the 1690's and was a weaver by trade, emigrated to America at the age of 19. William was married 1716 in Lebanon, Connecticut to Thankful Hutchinson, where sons Samuel, William and Aaron were born. The family also resided in Hebron and later Windsor, Connecticut. Immigrant William’s great-grandson William Slade was born 1786 and was elected to Congress from Vermont in 1831. He was Governor of Vermont in 1844. Dana and Ira Slade went to Detroit, MI in 1851 and opened Slade Brothers business. The majority of descendants of the immigrant William were living in Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont as late as 1910. This family genealogy is well documented in the book: William Slade of Windsor Connecticut And His Descendants by Thomas Bellows Peck, published 1910 by Sentinel Printing Company, Keene, N.H.
Some of the information contained herein has been transcribed from the above publication. Other data has been gleaned from public records, historical books, land and tax records, wills, census, family bibles, letters, documents, recolections of old timers and correspondence with other researchers. This is an ongoing project, Information will be continually added and updated as it becomes available. If you have information about your family that you would like to add, updates or change your family information, please contact the compiler below.
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The Slade Surname DNA Project provides an opportunity to verify which branch you belong to and to confirm suppositions of conventional research methods. This study has been instrumental in proving several connections in this dataset.
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