Capt. William Brown Wallace

26 July 1757–8 July 1833 (Age 75)
King George, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Brown

When Capt. William Brown Wallace was born on 26 July 1757, in King George, Virginia, United States, his father, Dr. Michael Wallace Sr., was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Brown, was 33. He married Barbara Tunstall FOX on 22 March 1787, in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 8 July 1833, in Lawrenceburg, Anderson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Lawrenceburg, Anderson, Kentucky, United States.

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Capt. William Brown Wallace
Barbara Tunstall FOX
Marriage: 22 March 1787
Dr James Brown WALLACE
child Wallace
Lucinda Wallace
Ann Maria Wallace
Frances " Fanny" Wallace
Eliza Brown Wallace
William Brown Wallace
Anne Wallace

Spouse and Children

22 March 1787
Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 1

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 23

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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 B. Wallace in entry for John F. Hudgins and Fanny Wallace, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • William B. Wallace in entry for John T. Davis and Ann Wallace, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • William B. Wallace in entry for John F. Hudgins and Fanny Wallace, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

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