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William Wallace

William Wallace
birth: 22 Feb 1786 in Union Co., SC to John Wallace and Eleanor Morgan
death: 1 Feb 1835, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
burial: Old Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Washington, Daviess Co., IN

marriage: 1808
Sarah Horrall
birth: 27 Nov 1791 in Union Co., SC to Willam Horrall and Priscilla Houghton
death: 5 Nov 1872, Washington, Daviess Co., IN

Children of William Wallace and Sarah Horrall:

  • William Wallace
  • John Ashbury Wallace, d. about 1847
  • Priscilla Houghton Wallace, b. 1809, m. Isaac Wright Hawkins
  • Eleanor Morgan Wallace, b. 1811, d. 1849
  • Harrison Wallace, b. 1813, d. 1850, m. H. Ellen Cummins
  • Nancy Mathilda Wallace, b. 1820, d. 1903, m. James Whittier Chapman
  • Thompson Wallace, b 1822, d. 1880, m. Elizabeth Anna Chapman
  • Morgan Woods Wallace, b. 1826, d. 1864, m. Clarinda Johnson
  • Samuel Armstrong Wallace, b. 1828, d. 1877, m. Anna Ellis

William Wallace Lived In:

  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • near Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
  • Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

Other Information:

William Wallace served in the Indiana General Assembly as state representative for the counties of Daviess and Marion in 1825, 1825–26, 1831–32, and 1832–33. He then served in the state senate during the 1833–34 and 1834–35 terms. He died while in office, having caught a deep cold from exposure while traveling to and from Indianapolis on horseback, and his term was completed by Henry Moore Shaw.

The submitter cites the following as a source of interesting information on the family-

“Part of the paper THE WALLACE FAMILY, REV. JOHN WALLACE, Soldier of the Revolution, Pioneer, and ‘Circuit Rider’ read by Josephine Chapman, D.A.R. Cor. Sec. 1906-7. A Charter member of White River Chapter D.A.R.”

Submitted by:
Dee Schlesser
Email: mama.dee@twc.com

Daniel Gard Wright

Daniel Gard Wright
b. 13 April 1838, Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana, to Lot and Mary (Martin) Wright
d. 19 May 1913, Linden, San Joaquin County, California

m/1. 19 November 1865, Ogden, Weber County, Utah
Emily Lenora Butler
b. 28 June 1846, Venango Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, to John Jackson Munsey and Sarah “Sally” (Donaldson) Butler
d. 19 September 1875, Jenny Lind, Calaveras County, California

m/2. 27 March 1877, Stockton, San Joaquin County, California
Sarah Ann Davis
b. 15 February 1859, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, to Truman Stilphin and Barbara Ann (Widener) Davis
d. 16 August 1930, Linden, San Joaquin County, California

Children with Emily Lenora Butler:
• Mary Emily (1866-1922) married (1) James Jefferson Douglas, (2) Rufus Wilbur [–?–]
• William Daniel (1868-1938) married Mrs. Dolly (Wright) [–?–]
• Lot Donaldson (1870-1870)
• Edward Lorenzo (1872-1942) married (1) Mary Ramona “Mamie” Chapman, (2) Florence Julia Dietz
• Robert Lee (1873-1953) married (1) Leah Anne Woolsey, (2) Esther Emma Baker

Children with Sarah Ann Davis:
• Ellen Isophene (1878-1959) married Horace Churchill Lewis
• Pleiad Elizabeth (1887-1969) married Smith Lynn Selvester
• Ethel Leona (1896-1977) married Maurice D. Taylor

Dan’s father, Lot Wright, who was born somewhere in Pennsylvania about 1811, moved to Hancock County, Indiana, around 1832. He left for “the West” when he was about 23 and eventually arrived in Utah where he met and married Emily. He was primarily employed as a blacksmith, but also did some farming. In his midfifties he apparently suffered a stroke and was partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.

Submitted by:
Beth Wright Pany
Livingston TX
E-mail: pany@att.net

Elizabeth Gill

Elizabeth Gill
b. 27 July 1847, Ohio, to James (1804-1870) and Julia Ann (b. 1810) (Hoselton) Gill
d. 31 August 1899, North Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri

m/1. April 1864, Hamilton County, Indiana
John Fayette Conner
b. 31 January 1827, Horseshoe Prairie, Hamilton County, Indiana, to William (1777-1855) and Elizabeth (1802-1891) (Chapman) Conner
d. 25 January 1882, New Britton, Hamilton County, Indiana

m/2. 4 September 1884, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana
John Lennington

m/3. 1894, Harlem, Missouri
James Smith
d. 1901

Children with John Fayette Conner:
• Sarah Elizabeth “Nell” (1865-1928) married George Lamoreaux
• John F. (1866-1870)
• James C. (1868-1869)
• Lavina (1869-1910) married Herbert Laurence Whitehead (1863-1936)
• Hiram Harrington (1871-1950) married Katherine Margret Hanny (1888-1985)
• Mary Leota (1876-1954) married Chester Wallace Ames (1868-1922)
• Unnamed infant
• Unnamed infant

Elizabeth lived north of Connersville in Fayette County; in Indianapolis, Marion County; and in New Britton and Noblesville in Hamilton County. After John Conner died, she lost the large farm and moved to Noblesville, where she did sewing in a shop. In March 1885, she, her second husband, and daughters Nell and Leota went to Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Lavina went to live with her Grandmother Conner in Indianapolis. Hiram went to live with his Uncle Ham in Nebraska.

Submitted by:
Marion G. Harcourt
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: harcourt@comcast.net

James Dunham

James Dunham
b. 1 November 1865, Johnson County, Indiana, to Aaron and Emily (Jones) Dunham
d. 15 August 1894, Weatherly, DeKalb County, Missouri

m. 21 September 1884, Missouri
Sarah Ellen McBrayer
b. 23 February 1868, Daviess County, Missouri
d. 18 October 1951, Maysville, DeKalb County, Missouri

Children with Sarah Ellen McBrayer:
• John Henry
• Virgil Preston
• Josephine married [–?–] Chapman

James lived in both Johnson and DeKalb counties in Indiana before moving to Hamilton, Caldwell County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Robert B. Lamison, Jr.
Renton WA

Ray William Conover

Ray William Conover
b. 19 October 1884, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, to Ralph L. and Anna (Smith) Conover
d. 22 April 1933, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio

m. 30 July 1912, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Hattie Lee Chapman
b. 8 March 1889, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
d. 27 April 1987, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio

Children with Hattie Lee Chapman:

  • Anna Lee

Ray lived in Terre Haute, Vigo County; Vincennes, Knox County; Evansville, Vanderburgh County; and Richmond, Wayne County, before emigrating from Indiana in 1927.

Submitted by:
Marie Ann Reedy
Fairborn OH
E-mail: rreedy@mics.net

Sarah Caroline Reed

Sarah Caroline Reed
b. aft 27 July 1837, Indiana
d. 27 July 1900, Daviess County, Indiana
bur. Washington, indiana

Sarah Caroline Reed

Sarah Caroline Reed

m/1. 17 June 1858, Tinity, Martin, Indiana
Jeramiah Redyard
b. about 1836
d. 10 July 1866

m/2. 18 December 1868
Thomas Jones
b. 1831, Indiana, to George Willis and Rebecca (Chapman) Jones
d. 1877, Huron, Indiana

m/3. 3 September 1881, Lawrence County, Indiana
William Scaggs

Children with Jeramiah Redyard:

  • Henry Clay (1866-1937) married Mary Francis Devies
  • Mary Elizabeth (b. 1859) married Soloman C. Jones
  • William Harrison (b. 1861) married Emma Chapell

Children with Thomas Jones:

  • Jackson (1869-1964) married Nancy Ella Hammersley
  • Zachariah (1874-1968), married Emma Grace Hammersley
  • Louis (b. 1876) married Teresa E. O’Brien
  • I May (abt 1878)

Sarah Caroline Reed lived her entire life in Indiana. She is buried in Washington, Indiana according to the record of her death in Daviess County, Indiana but there is no stone on her grave.

Submitted by:
Jennifer Cruse
Terre Haute, IN
E-mail: jencruse@msn.com

Horatio Goldsmith Finch

Horatio Goldsmith Finch
b. 12 June 1819, Connersville, Wayne County, Indiana, to John and Mehitable (Brown Chapman) Finch
d. 25 August 1893, San Francisco, California

m. 4 July 1872, San Francisco, California
Mary A. Casebolt
b. 1838, West Virginia, to Henry Casebolt
d. 10 February 1888, Suisun City, Solano County, California

Children with Mary A. Casebolt:

  • Fabius Taylor (1875-1953) married Anna Pauline Wreden

The Finch family first came to Indiana in 1814, having moved to Connersville from North Bend, Ohio, where for several years they owned a farm adjacent to that of William J. Harrison. Horatio Goldsmith, as a newborn, moved with his family from Connersville to Horseshoe Prairie, Hamilton County, Indiana, in late August 1819. Just four months prior, Horatio’s uncles, Solomon and Moses Finch, Sr., along with their families had traveled 19 days on foot and by wagon, carving their way along the old “Indian Trail” from Connersville to the “New Purchase” (approximately 60 miles). Immediately following Horatio’s birth, his parents, John and third wife Mehitable, joined their Finch relatives and settled on the fertile prairie land two and a half miles north of William Conner’s trading post—just west of what is now Noblesville, Indiana. Horatio’s father, John Finch, was noted as being an esteemed Judge, a very capable blacksmith, and the builder of the first mill site in Hamilton County. John was the father of 17 children, of which Horatio was the youngest.

Horatio studied law as a young man and then moved to California in 1849 during the Gold Rush. According to the California Genealogical Society, both Horatio G. and Mary A. (Casebolt) Finch were cremated at the San Francisco Independent Order of Odd Fellows Crematorium. Their burial place, if any, is unknown.

Submitted by:
Lydia Finch Johnston
Danville IN

Alexander Hamilton Conner

b. 5 August 1831, Conner’s Trading Post, Hamilton County, Indiana, to William and Elizabeth (Chapman) Conner
d. 29 May 1891, Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska

m/1. 1855
Helen Stevenson
b. 1833
d. 27 January 1856

m/2. 1865, Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky
Katherine Willis
b. 8 August 1842, Bellevue, Campbell County, Kentucky, to William and Sara Hane (Tupman) Willis
d. 13 May 1911, South Haven, Van Buren County, Michigan

Children with Katherine Willis

  • William Willis Graves (1866-1930)
  • Sarah Katherine (1868-1963)
  • Elizabeth (1871-1873)

None of the children married.

Alexander lived in Noblesville, Hamilton County, and Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. Helen died in childbirth shortly after their marriage; the child died, too. He attended New York Law School at Poughkeepsie, and was admitted to the bar. He was a member of the Indiana General Assembly, but lost his bid for U.S. Senate three times. He was actively involved in the campaign for Abraham Lincoln. He was appointed postmaster of Indianapolis in 1861. He and two others owned the Indianapolis Journal for several years, selling it in 1870. He was chairman of the Republican Central Committee 1868-1872. In 1872, he moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he practiced law. He was a member of the Nebraska State Senate for three terms, serving as its president for two years.

Submitted by:
Marion G. Harcourt
Indianapolis IN

Orrin Lemuel Chapman

b. 6 April 1841, Door Prairie, LaPorte County, Indiana, to Reuben Gates and Matilda (Bryant) Chapman
d. 21 October 1919, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas

m/1. 4 June 1862
Josephine Anderson
b. 1839, Pennsylvania
d. 15 August 1893, Lake County, Indiana

m/2. 25 December 1862, Lake County, Indiana
Almeda Augusta Chapman
b. 19 July 1841, Lorain County, Ohio, to Orvis A. and Electra Minerva (Buck) Chapman
d. 22 February 1915, Athol, Smith County, Kansas

m/3. 14 November 1869, Greenwood County, Kansas
Sarah M. Casner
b. 15 February 1851, Richland Township,
Washington County, Arkansas
d. 25 March 1886, Bethany, Harrison County, Missouri

m/4. 15 June 1876, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa
Mary Jane Shelton
b. 10 January 1856, Davis County, Iowa, to John and Nancy Ann Hawkins (Bagby) Shelton
d. 17 January 1918, Iola, Allen County, Kansas

Children with Almeda Augusta Chapman:

  • Omer
  • Azel Vanrensler (1866-1932) married Mrs. Matilda Ann Styles
  • Charlotte Cecilia “Lottie” (1868-1966) married Andrew Jackson Highland

Children with Sarah M. Casner:

  • Reuben (1872-1872)
  • Minnie Josephine (1873-1934) married Carl Frederick Sorensen
  • Thomas Jefferson (1876-1967) married Sara Emma Chance

Children with Mary Jane Shelton:

  • William Josiah (1877-1943) married Mabelle Wilkerson
  • LeTracey Ettie (1878-1880)
  • Jeannettie Matilda (1880-1965) married Isaac Terrell
  • John Orin (1882-1964) married Stella May Butler
  • Perry Jesse (1887-1969) married Magdalen Catherine “Betty” Bright

Orrin lived in Door Prairie, LaPorte County, and West Creek, Lake County, before leaving Indiana between 1864 and 1866.

Submitted by:
Kathryn Cox
Liberty Hill TX

Regina Maria Leedy

Regina Maria Leedy
b. 27 March 1859, Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana, to John Keith and Regina M. (Chapman) Leedy
d. 9 October 1939, Spokane, Washington

m. 26 June 1890, Racine, Wisconsin
Edwin Herbert Knight
b. 15 November 1864, Thomasburg, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada
d. 3 April 1943, Spokane, Washington

Children with Edwin Herbert Knight:

  • Phillip Graham (1892–1913)
  • Gayton Leedy (1895–1972)

Regina moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1890 and to Spokane, Washington, in 1896. She was a small woman who enjoyed parties and weekend poker with friends. She cared little for housework but made good biscuits and buckwheat pancakes.

Edwin Knight moved to Chicago from Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, in 1875 and became a naturalized citizen in 1891. After settling in Spokane, Washington, in 1896, he established Diamond Drill Contracting Company with a partner and, in 1911, became president of Farmers & Mechanics Bank.

Submitted by:
Barbara J. Cruchon
Seattle WA