Benjamin Franklin Wallace

26 April 1817–2 June 1877 (Age 60)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Wallace was born on 26 April 1817, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Thomas Wallace, was 39 and his mother, Mary J. Percy, was 32. He married Virginia J. Willock on 1 August 1847, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 2 June 1877, in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Blue Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Wallace
Virginia J. Willock
Marriage: 1 August 1847
Mary Albina Wallace
David Willock Wallace

Spouse and Children

1 August 1847
Jackson, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Josiah Wallace


    Rev Thomas Mathias Wallace


    Reuben Wallace


    Mary Wallace


    John M. Wallace


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 1

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1834 · Zion's Camp

Age 17

Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.

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)

  • Benj F Wallace, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin F Wallace, "United States Census, 1870"
  • B F Wallace, "United States Census, 1860"

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