William Ellis Wallace

July 1848–October 1915 (Age 67)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Ellis

William Ellis Wallace was born in July 1848, in Tennessee, United States as the son of James Harvey Wallace and Rebecca Francis Jones. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Catherine Hardeman. He lived in 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 Hardeman
James F Wallace
Laura Rebecca Wallace
William Guy Wallace Sr
Clarence J Wallace

Spouse and Children



    James F Wallace


    Laura Rebecca Wallace



    Clarence J Wallace


Parents and Siblings

    James Harvey Wallace


    Rebecca Francis Jones




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

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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Sources (3)

  • William E Wallace, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William E. Wallace in entry for William Guy Wallace, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William E Wallace - Government record: Census record: birth-name: William E Wallace

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