“History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania”
Chicago : A. Warner Co., 1889
Cushing, Thomas, 1821.
“WILLIAM J. WALLACE, farmer, postoffice Bridgeville, is a grandson of JOHN WALLACE, a farmer, who came to this county from Ireland about 1790, and purchased 163 acres of land in South Fayette township, formerly the property of Christian Lesnett, making in 1816, an additional purchase of 163 acres. He married ELIZABETH McKEE, daughter of DAVID McKEE, an early pioneer in this county, and two sons and two daughters were born to them: WILLIAM, the eldest son, also a farmer, was born in 1798, in what is now North Fayette township, this county. He married ELIZABETH, daughter of JOHN GILFILLAN, and by her had nine children, three yet living. WILLIAM WALLACE died in 1882, aged eighty-four years, his widow in 1886, aged eighty-six years. Of their children, WILLIAM J., born in 1842, is the youngest. He was reared on the farm, and at the death of his father inherited the homestead. He married, in 1864, R. I. SKILES, daughter of JAMES P. SKILES, of Washington county, and eight children have blessed their union, six living: LIZZIE B., A. G., EDWIN S., W. E., S. J. K. and R. I. MR. WALLACE is a ruling elder in the U. P. Church of Robinson’s run; he is a republican.”
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