Isaac Wall

about 1798–1840 (Age 42)
Rockingham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Wall was born about 1798, in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, his father, Peter Wall, was 38 and his mother, Mary Jane James, was 25. He married Nancy Duncan on 12 November 1818, in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Iowa Township, Benton, Wisconsin Territory, United States in 1840 and Wiota, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. In 1850, his occupation is listed as wrestler in Wiota, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States. He died in 1840, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 42.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Wall
Nancy Duncan
Marriage: 12 November 1818
Elijah Wall
William Madison Wall
Caleb Wall
Johnson Claiborne Wall
Richard C. Wall

Spouse and Children

12 November 1818
Rockingham, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Peter Wall


    Mary Jane James




World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 1

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 14

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stone-built wall, e.g. one used to fortify a town or to keep back the encroachment of the sea (Old English w(e)all, from Latin vallum ‘rampart’, ‘palisade’).2 Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, northern Middle English wall(e) (Old English (Mercian) wæll(a); compare Well ).3 Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Bhál, a Gaelicized form of de Valle, the name of a Norman family established in Munster and Connacht.

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

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Story Highlight

WALL, ISAAC from "History of the early settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois"

WALL, ISAAC, was born about 1790, near the line between Virginia and North Carolina. He was married in North Carolina to Nancy Duncan, and moved to Rockingham county, Tennessee, and from there to Sang …

Sources (3)

  • Isaac Wall, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Isaac Wall, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Isaac Walls, "United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815"

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