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Wallace, Thomas

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Wallace, Thomas
March 16, 2007 01:09PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, Kniffin 2nd ed., 1885
Crittenden Co.

THOMAS WALLACE was born in Crittenden County May 8, 1841, and is a son of
Arthur H. and Letitia P. (Hart) Wallace. The great-grandfather of
subject, Dr. Michael Wallace, immigrated to this country from Glasgow,
Scotland, some time in the early part of the eighteenth century, and
settled in Stafford County, Va. His son, Thomas Wallace, was a captain
in the Revolution, and November 10, 1791, was married in Prince William
County, Va., to Miss Mary Hooe. He resided in the last named county
until his death, June 15, 1818. To him and wife were born twelve
children, of whom Arthur Wallace was the second, and was born September
17, 1794. He remained in Virginia until 1815, and then came to
Louisville, Ky. He accepted a position as clerk in the old Bank of
Kentucky and was subsequently appointed to the position of president and
cashier of that institution. He served in that capacity about four years,
and then went to New Orleans. He embarked in the commission business with
a capital of $3,000, and after remaining in the business fifteen years,
retired with $200,000. He came to Louisville, and there resided in
private life until his death July 12, 1879. The place now occupied by our
subject was purchased by his father for a summer residence in 1835. It
consisted of a tract of 2,700 acres, and 2,100 are still in possession of
the family. He was a member of the Southern Presbyterian Church for many
years, and an elder in that denomination. Subject's mother was born in
Woodford County, Ky., in 1801. She was a daughter of Nathaniel and Susan
(Preston) Hart. Her death occurred in 1866. Thomas is the youngest of a
family of four children, of whom three are now living: Susan (widow of
R.B. Alexander, late cashier of the Falls City Bank), Mary H. (wife of Hon.
Hancock Taylor, lieutenant of the Confederate States army, and
representative in the legislature for 1877 and 1878), of Jefferson County,
Ky., and Thomas. The last named received his education in Louisville, and
at the age of seventeen years engaged in mercantile pursuits, which he
followed for five years. In 1867 he came to his present farm, and now
owns about 1,400 acres, with about 550 acres in cultivation. He also owns
a farm of about 315 acres in Christian County. Mr. Wallace was married
February 14, 1867, to Miss Mary S. Dade, a daughter of Lucian and Rosalie
(Bankhead) Dade, natives of Prince William County, Va. Mrs. Wallace was
born March 29, 1843, and to her and husband have been born five children:
Elizabeth R., Hart, Thomas, Mary D. and Rosalie Ashton. Mrs. Wallace is
a member of the Episcopal Church. Mr. Wallace was a soldier in the late
war; he enlisted in the Crescent City Rifles, of New Orleans, in 1861,
but served in that company only a few months, when he was transferred to
the regiment commanded by Gen. J.H. Morgan. He first served as a private
in the Second Kentucky Cavalry, was then transferred to the Sixth, and was
made lieutenant and acting-adjutant. In this position he served until
Morgan's raid through Ohio, when he was captured and confined on Johnson's
Island until the close of the war. Capt. William P. Wallace, a son of
subject, was cpatain and aide de camp to Gen. William Preston, Confederate
States army. After the war he married Eliza Henry Edwards, of Christian
County, Ky., and then moved to California and died there in 1881.

Wallace Hart Hooe Preston Alexander Taylor Dade Bankhead Morgan Edwards
Scotland Stafford-VA Prince_William-VA Jefferson-KY Woodford-KY Christian-Ky

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