John Gillman Wallace

13 October 1829–1880 (Age 50)
Moravian Falls, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Gillman

When John Gillman Wallace was born on 13 October 1829, in Moravian Falls, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Martin Allen Wallace, was 22 and his mother, Anne Roberson, was 17. He married Elizabeth Adeline Clanton on 19 December 1854, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and North Carolina, United States in 1870. He died in 1880, in Owatonna, Steele, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Owatonna, Steele, Minnesota, United States.

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John Gillman Wallace
Elizabeth Adeline Clanton
Marriage: 19 December 1854
William Edward Wallace
Martin Van Buren Wallace
John Clark Wallace
Delilah Ellen Wallace
Matthew Wallace
Noah Hampton Wallace
Charles Erie Anthony Wallace
Nellie Wallace
Frances Catherine WALLACE
Attwood Wallace

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Adeline Clanton


19 December 1854
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States


    William Edward Wallace


    Martin Van Buren Wallace


    John Clark Wallace



    Matthew Wallace


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Parents and Siblings

    Martin Allen Wallace





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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 1

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Age 17

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Waluco, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Walis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Wallace in household of Martin Wallace, "United States Census, 1850"

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