Benjamin Wallace

29 January 1780–14 April 1854 (Age 74)
Dover, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Wallace was born on 29 January 1780, in Dover, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Nathaniel Wallace, was 39 and his mother, Patience Earle, was 38. He died on 14 April 1854, at the age of 74, and was buried in Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Wallace
1741–1814
Patience Earle
1742–
Nehemiah Wallace
1761–1840
Hannah Wallis
1786–
Jonas Wallis
1788–
Hannah Wallace
Nathaniel Wallace
1765–1844
Jonas Wallis
1767–
David Wallis
1769–
Mary Wallace
1771–1839
Benjamin Wallace
1780–1854
Ashael Wallis
1781–
Sarah Wallace
1782–1852
John Wallace
1784–1870

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World Events (7)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1791 · Founded

Age 11

Rensselaer County was organized from Albany County in 1791.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 20

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.2 Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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