James Wallace

11 February 1822–1 April 1909 (Age 87)
Holderness, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of James

When James Wallace was born on 11 February 1822, in Holderness, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Samuel Wallace, was 49 and his mother, Lois Huckins, was 41. He married Sophronia Thayer on 4 January 1848, in Lake Mills, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870 and Oakland, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States in 1900. He died on 1 April 1909, in Lake Mills, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Rock Lake Cemetery, Lake Mills, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States.

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James Wallace
Sophronia Thayer
Marriage: 4 January 1848
Frank Wallace

Spouse and Children

4 January 1848
Lake Mills, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Wallace





    Levi Wallace


    Samuel Wallace


    Lydia Wallace


    Robert Wallace


    Enoch Wallace


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 11

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • James Wallace, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Wallace, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • James Wallace, "United States Census, 1850"

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