William Ellis Wallace

MaleJuly 1848–October 1915

Brief Life History of William Ellis

When William Ellis Wallace was born in July 1848, in Tennessee, United States, his father, James Harvey Wallace, was 29 and his mother, Rebecca Francis Jones, was 26. He married Catherine Kate Hardeman on 10 December 1878, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Maury, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years and Civil District 6, Williamson, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died in October 1915, at the age of 67.

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William Ellis Wallace
Catherine Kate Hardeman
Marriage: 10 December 1878
Kathleen Wallace
James Frank Wallace
Laura Rebecca Wallace
William Guy Wallace Sr
Clarence J Wallace

Sources (16)

  • William E Wallace in household of J H Wallace, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William E Wallace - Government record: Census record: birth-name: William E Wallace
  • W E Wallace, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 December 1878Williamson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 14

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


    Age 15

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 18

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: variant of Wallis , especially in Scotland, where the name was introduced from the Welsh Marches by a family of tenants of the Stewarts in the 12th century.

    Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish (Ashkenazic) surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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