John Wallace, Sr., b: 1782 in Baltimore, MD, d: Oct. 4, 1855 at Gibson
County, IN, m: Frances Jane (Jane) Taylor, Aug 19, 1805 in VA. Frances, daughter
of Edmund & Sarah (Sally) Stubbs, b: 1787 in VA, d: Oct 3, 1856 at
Gibson County, IN. Both are buried at Forsythe Cemetery, Gibson County,
From the "History of Gibson County, Indiana", published in 1884, John
Wallace & family were listed among the early settlers of this county.
Of Sotch-Irish descent and a native of Maryland, John moved with his
parents, Robert & Violet Jane Burnett Wallace, to Virginia. Born, 1782
in Baltimore, MD, he married Frances Jane (called Jane) Taylor, daughter
of Edmund & Sarah (Sally) Stubbs Taylor, in 1805 in VA. The young couple
moved to Ohio County, KY where John engaged in milling on Rough Creek. He was also a carpenter and cabinet maker by trade. Of this marriage, 11 children were born.
In 1829 he migrated with his family to Gibson County IN and settled
in the woods at a place which is now about 2 1/2 miles west of King
Station on the line of the E. & T. H. Railroad. The family lived there
for a number of years and then moved to a timbered tract of land on
the canal below Francisco, where by hard work and perservance they
cleared and made another farm.
In 1855 he moved to Section 23, twp 2 south range 9 where he resided until his death.
John & Jane were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a Whig and a Republican. Being strongly opposed to the institution of slavery was the prime reason for his leaving KY. He was also a Botanic doctor and was successful in his practice, though his main occupation was that of a farmer.
Children of John & Frances Jane Taylor Wallace:
1. Charles Franklin, b: 1808 in Ohio County, KY, d: 1887, m: Dicey Wooley at Ohio County, KY 2. *Nancy Wallace, b: 1809, d: Sept 20, 1867 in Gibson County, IN., m: Horatio T. Briant, Aug 22, 1826 at Ohio County, KY. Horatio, b: May 1802, d: Sept 20, 1867 in Gibson County, IN.
3. Elizabeth Wallace, b: Sept 12, 1812, d: Nov 22, 1976 at Gibson County, IN, m: Norman Chambers, 2-h, James T. Duke. Buried at Forsythe Cemetery, Gibson County, IN
4. Robert Wallace, b: Dec 7, 1813, d: March 4, 1857. buried at Forsythe Cemetery, Gibson County, IN
5. John T. Wallace, b: 1816, d: 1880, m: 1st-w, Nancy King, 2nd-w, Nancy Taylor, 3rd-w, Julia Ann Reavis
6. William Wallace, b: 1817, d: 1886 at Warrick County, KY m: 1st-w, Elizabeth Welty Julian, 2nd-w, Isabel Teal. Buried at Folsomville, Warrick County, KY
7. James Sampson Wallace (Sam), b: Sept 1, 1822 in Ohio County KY, d: Oct. 20, 1866, m: Matilda Ward, May 24, 1843, daughter of Edward & Sarah Render Ward.
8. Violet Ann Wallace, b: Oct 5, 1820 at Gibson County, IN, d: Dec 12, 1861 in Illinois, m: Lemuel Witherspoon
9. Frances Jane Wallace, b: Oct 24, 1824 at Gibson County, IN, d: May 19, 1906 at Gibson County, IN, m: Samuel Williams. Samuel, b: May 4 1820.
10.Henry Wallace, b: 1832 at Gibson County, IN, d: 1856 at Gibson County, IN, m: Mary Jane Devin. Buried at Forsythe Cemetery, Gibson County, IN.
11.Elvira Wallace, b: Sept 13, 1826 at Gibson County, IN, d: Apr 20, 1898 at Gibson County, IN., m: Andrew Gudgel. Andrew, b: Feb 19, 1825, d: July 23, 1910. Buried at Forsythe Cemetery, Gibson County, IN.