Michael Wallace was born 11 May 1719, Galrigs, Ayrshire, Scotland and died January 1767 at "Ellerslie", King George County, Virginia. The ellerslie Plantation was established about 1748 and named for Michael Wallace's ancestral estate in Scotland. His descendants owned the Ellerslie house and surrounding lands until the beginning of the 20th Century. It is located at 48 m. on US1 in a junction with County Road 652.
Michael Wallace at the age of 15 was indentured to Dr. Gustavus Brown of Charles City County, MD, to learn physical surgery and pharmacy. Towards the end of his six years' apprenticeship, in 1747, he eloped-a classic ladder and second story episode, with one of the nine Miss Browns. The couple settled in Falmouth the following year. Dr. Brown acquired land and built this stately house. He practiced medicine and that practice exxtended into Culpeper, Fauquier, and Loudoun Counties.
Elizabeth Brown married Michael Wallace at Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland on 27 April 1747. Elizabeth was born 5 October 1723, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland and died at "Ellerslie", King George County, Cirginia. Her parents were Dr. gustavus Brown and Frances Fowke. Dr. Brown's ancestry is Scotch and the estates of Dr. Brown were called LAIRD OF MAINSIDE and HOUSE BUYERS, located in Roxburg, Scotland. Frances Fowke was the daughter of Gerard Fowke and Sarah Burdete, and the Granddaughter of Col. Gerard Fowke, Gent of the Bed-Chamber of King Charles I and exiled to America by Cromwell. SOURCE: REGISTER OF MARYLAND'S HERALDIC FAMILIES Period from 1634 March 25th to March 25th 1735, by Alice Norris Parran Pages 56 and 86.
The Children of Michael and Elizabeth Brown Wallace
include: a daughter still born, a daughter Rebecca and the following sons: James Wallace, Gustavus Wallace, Michael Wallace, William Wallace, Thomas Wallace and John Wallace. SOURCE: Will of James Wallace.
On a recent trip to Charleston, SC I found this will.
WILL OF JAMES WALLACE
VOLUME 24, PAGE 826
PROBATE JUDGES OFFICE
In the name of God Amen. I James Wallace of Jacksonborough in the State aforesaid, Practitioner of Physical Medicine, being sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing Mind and Memory do make ordain constitute and declare this to be and contain my last Will and Testament in manner and form following
First I will and desire that all my just debts and funeral Expenses be paid out of my Ready Money and that the Balance thereof be equally divided among my five Brothers named as follows: Gustavus Wallace, Michael Wallace, William Wallace, Thomas Wallace and John Wallace, Share and Share alike. Also I give and bequeath unto my five brother aforesaid to be equally divided among them all my Lands and Negroes in the State of VIRGINIA, my KENTUCKY lands, my Slaves in SOUTH CAROLINA named : Jim, Minda, Little Jim, Abraham and a female infant daughter of said Minda as also all my Bonds, Notes, and Book Debts. Also it is my Will and Desire that my present Crop of Rice be made use of for the purpose of discharging my debts and funeral expences and that any balance which may arise there from be equally divided among my five Brothers aforesaid.
And whereas I lately purchased at a Sheriff's Sale a Negro Man Named Stephny who is now in the possession of Mr. Joseph Marquiss and by him detained contrary to my consent it is my express Will and Desire that as soon as the said fellow can be recovered he be sold as also my Stock of Medicines and Instruments and Stock of Horses, Mares and Colts and Cattle, Sheep and the Money arising from these sales be equally divided among my five Brothers Aforesaid.
And whereas my Mulatto Woman Slave by the name, DIANA, has served me with obedience and fidelity in consideration thereof I declare it to be my express will and desire that after my death she be thence forward Free and Liberated from all servitude and I give and bequeath unto her the said Diana to her and her heirs for ever my tow Negro Men named: Peter and July, also all my household and kitchen Furniture.
Lastly I do nominate and appoint my five Brother aforesaid and my friends Col. William Washington and Paul Hamilton executors of my Last Will and Testament. In Witness where of I here unto st my Hand and Seal this 10th day of December 1790. JAMES WALLACE
Signed Sead and Declared to be the Testators last Will and Testament in the Presence of
Codicil to the foregoing will. Whereas I James Wallace aforesaid have maade application to the Ordinary of Charleston District for letters of Administration upon the Estate of Richard Warrington as greatest Creditor and have obtained a Citation but have not administered It is further Will and Desire that the whole of my demand against the said Richard Warrington, deceased, together with the debts due said deceased be equally divided by my Executors among the Children of Mr. John Riley of jacksonborough in the State aforesaid. Witness my Hand and Seal this 10th day of December 1790. JAMES WALLACE
Signed, Sealed and Declared in the presence of
PROVED BEFORE CHARLES LINING ESQUIRE O.C.T.D.
March 4, 1791
I will now quote from a paper read by genealogist, Josephine Chapman:
THE WALLACE FAMILY
REV. JOHN WALLACE, Soldier of the Revolution, Pioneer and Circuit Rider
Paper read by Dosephine Chapman, DAR, Corresponding Sec, 1906-7, a charter member of White River Chapter DAR, Washington, Indiana.
John Wallace, served in the Revolutionary War as a private in General John Gibson's detachment, Wester Division. At the beginning of the last entury he brought a large company of relative from Salisbury, North Carolina, and from Spartansburg and Union, South Carolina to people in the FAR WEST, as the Indiana Territory was then designated. They traveled in wagons called Prarie Schooners over mountain and plain, through forest and streams, camping at night for rest and sleep. To guard against attach from Indians and wild animals some would watch while other slept. On and on they went, finally reaching the settlement at Vincennes but later decided to remove t the bands of WHITE RIVE, where they founded Maysville in 1808.
At the conference at Vincennes, between TECUMSEH and WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, then Governor of the Indiana Territory, Rev. John Wallace, William Wallace and William Horrall, Sr., were present. During their stay in the Fort Rev. John Wallace preached to his kinsmen and did missionary work among the Indians by whom he was almost worshipped.
In 1813 in the Indiana Uprising, in the five forts of the county the names of his relatives almost make a complet census of the inhabitants. The Indians threatened from without, the Malaria from within, so they moved from the river, built a church on the Wallace Land, two miles from the present town of Wahington, which church was called BETHEL. It was heated by a charcoal brazier, and builded with a large balcony. It was the first church in the county Rev. John Wallace was its pastor, and here the MISSOURI CONFERECE, which was bounded on the east by a line running North from Madison, was held in 1818. Bishop McKendre presiding. This conference embraced Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. In 1815 Wahington, then called Liverpool, was founded by John Wallace and his relatives and friends. The deed was witnessed by Emanuel VanTress, William Wallace and John Wallace, as Mr. David Flora, the owner could not sign his name.
Rev. John Wallace, died while in the service of THE GREAT MASTER as bravely as he had fought to free his country from British Opression. He had founded a new home and community in the western wilderness, where his son, William, helped to protect the homes and forts of Daviess and Knox Counties and when trying to help the new state make laws to protect and maintain the rights of its inhabitants so dearly bought.
The Wallaces came from Paisley, Scotland, "Ellerslie" or Elderslie, being the name of the ancestral home which descended from Sir Malcome Wallace to his son, Sir William whose heiress, lady Alice, married Lord Baillie, whoe daughter married Sir John Wallace, her cousin. Their son, William, had a son, MICHAEL, who settled in King George's County, Virginia, and called his estate ELLERSLIE. Thus was the American Line established to the southern branch of which, Rev. John Wallace, the subject of this sketch belongd. The John Wallace Chapter, DAR, of Bedford, Indiana, was named in honor of the subject, Rev. John Wallace. The chapter was organized by the great granddaghter, Mrs. Belle Wallace Brooks, of Bedford, Indiana. (End excerpts)
Eleanor Morgan was the wife of Rev. John Wallace and the mother of his children:
William Wallace married Sarah Horrall
Nancy Calver Wallace married Thomas Horrall
Josiah Wallace married Elsie Veale
Elizabeth Wallace married Jesse Chapman
Nicholas Wallace married Mary Ballow
Coleman Wallace married Sarah Chapman
Wesley Wallace maa a McKinley and Rachel Chapman
Morgan Wallace married Elizabeth Ballow
Sarah Wallace married John Newcomb
SOURCE: Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution; 1938, page 370.
Eleanor Morgan was the daughter of Daniel Morgand and Abigail Bailey. She married Rev. John Wallace in 1784, Laurens, South Carolina. Eleanor remarried after the death of John Wallace, to William Horrall Sr.
Hope this helps others.
Lucy Howard Strait
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