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David Oliver Wallace

David Oliver Wallace

Male 1815 - 1900  (85 years)

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  • Name David Oliver Wallace 
    • Possibly named after his Great Uncle Oliver Wallace, son of William & Mary (Wallis) Wallace.
    Born 17 Jul 1815  McDonough Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1820  Schuyler Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    None found. 
    Census 1830  Schuyler Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Miscellaneous twp, p 86. 
    1830 Census for Schuyler County, Illinois, Miscellaneous Township, Sheet 86
    1830 Census for Schuyler County, Illinois, Miscellaneous Township, Sheet 86
    --David Wallace--free white males 10-14: 2; free male males 15-19: 2; free white males 20-29: 2; free white males 50-59: 1; free white females 15-19: 1; free white females 40-49: 1, Free white persons under 20: 5, Free white persons 20-49: 4, Total all persons: 9.
    Census 1840  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fishing River two, p 328. 
    1840 Census for Ray County, Missouri, Sheet 328
    1840 Census for Ray County, Missouri, Sheet 328
    --David O. Wallace-- Free white males 40-50: 1, Free white females under 5: 1, Free white females 30-40: 1, Free white females 60-70: 1, Persons employed in agriculture: 1, Free white persons under 20: 1, Free white persons 20-70: 3, Total all persons: 4.
    Census 1850  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dist 75, p 379. 
    1850 Census for Ray County, Missouri, District 75, Sheet
    1850 Census for Ray County, Missouri, District 75, Sheet
    1319/1319 Turner, Littleton...34...head...farmer
    ______, Maria.......32...wife
    ______, John........14...son
    ______, William.....13...son
    ______, James J.....10...son
    ______, Jane........ 8...daughter
    ______, Joshua...... 6...son
    ______, Ellen....... 3...daughter
    1320/1320 Wallace, David O...34...head...farmer
    _______, Ellen...............32...wife
    _______, Sarah...............12...daughter
    _______, Cosby...............10...son
    _______, Martha.............. 8...daughter
    _______, John................ 6...son
    _______, Ephraim............. 2...son
    _______, David...............70...father
    Census 1860  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fishing River twp, Crab Orchard PO, p 97, dwelling/family 685/685, farmer aged 45, real estate value $1,200, personal property value $3,000; b. Indiana, enumerated 28 Jul 1860 by Z. J. Brown. 
    1860 Census for Ray County, Missouri, Fishing River Townsip, Sheet 96
    1860 Census for Ray County, Missouri, Fishing River Townsip, Sheet 96
    685 Wallace, David O...45...head
    _______, Ellen.........40...wife
    _______, James.........20...son
    _______, Martha........16...daughter
    _______, John T........14...son
    _______, Ephraim.......12...son
    _______, Ellen......... 4...daughter
    _______, Joseph W...... 1...son
    688 Turner, John.......66...head
    ______, Jane...........63...wife
    ______, A. D...........20...son
    Titus, Noah............18
    Military 1863-1865  Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1st Sergeant, Co K, 6 Missouri State Cavalry, US Army  
    6th Regiment Missouri State Militia Cavalry
    6th Regiment Missouri State Militia Cavalry
    Describes the actions that the 6th Regiment Missouri State Military Cavalry participated in during the Civil War.
    Military 1863-1865  Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    David [Oliver] and son, James Cosby Wallace, enlisted in the Union Army at Richmond, Missouri, in [Jan. 12, 1862] 1863 [and were mustered on Jan. 13, 1862 at Chillicothe, MO. Furnished own horse and equipment. David appointed 1st Sergt., Feb. 1, 1863]. David was captured in battle at Neosho, MO [Horse and equipment captured by the enemy Oct. 4, 1863], and was forced to spend the night without clothes in cold weather. They were discharged in 1865 [mustered out Jan. 23, 1865, at St. Louis, MO. In remarks: Age 45] and the family moved to Caldwell County, MO, to a farm south of Cameron where Ellender died in 1894 on the family farm that today is a portion of Wallace State Park. She was buried at Mirabel, MO, and David then moved to Ozark County, MO to a farm near Hammond where he died in 1900 and is buried in Wallace Cemetery located on this farm. (From Joyce Willhoit, 31 Dec 2001, on Justus Family Genealogy Forum) NOTE: Inserts came from Muster Sheets from National Archives.

    Questions on David Oliver Wallace pension application dated "Feby 15, 1899" from the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D.C. Southern Div. No. 455542, David O. Wallace, Co. K, 6 Reg't MO.S. M. Vol. Cav.

    No. 1. Are you a married man? if so, please state your wife's full name, and her maiden name. Ellen Turner deceased.

    No. 2. When, where, and by whom were you married? 14 day of Dec. 1838 in Ray Co., MO by Samuel Bogart.

    No. 3. What record of marriage exists? It was put on Record in Richmond.

    No. 4. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce. No I was not married but one time my wife died feb the 20th 1984.

    No. 5. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth. Sarah J. McGuire Dec 20th 1838, James C. Aug 26th1840, Martha Hutchings April 1st 1844, John T. June 21st 1846, Ephraim H. July 27th 1848, Ellen Ellis May 2nd 1855, Joseph M. Nov 23rd 1858.

    Dated: February 24, 1899 and signed by David O. Wallace. Stamped received by U.S. Pension Office, Mar. 4, 1899 and South Div. received, Mar. 6, 1899

    Affidavit of Regimental Surgeon, W. H. H. Cardiff, M.D. dated 19th September, 1889, states "First I saw of him after his case of fever was on the 5th day of October 1863 at Nentonia, Missouri. He had been captured and stripped of all his clothes save his shirt and pants by the command of General Joseph Shelby on the 4th day of October, 1863. He was then in a bad shape and as I learned afterwards from him and others he was forced to foot it to Springfield, Missouri, without food, clothing, shelter at night, or medicine and under this exposure without care took a deep cold on his weakened condidtion. He being paroled went home. The cold falling the heaviest in his head effecting seriously his eyes and ears. . . . he went home to Elk Horn, Ray County, Missouri . . . some 6 or 7 weeks. And it is my understanding that his ear broke [eardrum ruptured] and run pus . . .he came back to the regiment . . . was not fit for Cavalry duty . . . I gave him treatment through the balance of spring and summer, 1864, till I left the regiment . . . 10th day of this month [Sept., 1864] when I find him deaf in one ear; and blind in one eye." NOTE: typed statement was attached to handwritten copy from National Archives.

    Affidavit of Wallace family physician, Oakley H. Black, M.D. dated 21st March 1889, states: "Claimants eyesight in 1867 was such that he could not distinguish the features of anyone the distance of 20 feet. The sight of both eyes continue to fail and in 1877, the left eye was totally blind . . . His right ear is totally deaf and the hearing very imperfect in left ear so much that it is difficult to make him hear at all . . . at this date he is totally disabled from making a living by manul labor by reason of aforesaid diseases."

    In 1850, David Wallace was living in Ray County, Missouri. David Oliver Wallace enlisted in the Union Army at Richmond, Missouri, in 1863. He served as a 1st Sergeant in Company K, 6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry. He was captured in battle at Neosho, Missouri, in October 1863, and was forced to spend three nights without clothing or blankets. He contracted a severe cold, and this later caused almost total deafness, complete blindness in his left eye, and partial blindness in his right eye. He was discharged in 1865, after which the family moved to Caldwell County, Missouri, to a farm south of Cameron. Ellender died on the family farm that today is a portion of Wallace State Park. After Ellender's death, David moved to Ozark County, Missouri, to a farm near Hammond, where he died. In 1880, David was living in Mirabile, Caldwell County, Missouri. His birth place was given as Indiana.

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    David O. Wallace the father of Martha Wallace was born 17 July 1815 in Illinois. His parents were David and Sarah Justus Wallace. David O. served in the Civil war. He married Ellender Turner, they had eight children:

    1. Sarah Jane, b 20 Dec 1838, Ray Co. MO; md. 29 Nov 1855 Noah McQuire, Ray Co. MO.

    2. James Cosby,b 26 Aug 1840 Ray Co. MO; md 2 Jul 1865 Springfield, Greene Co. MO to Saloma Elizabeth St. Clair; d 24 Feb 1924 in Hammond Ozark Co. MO; buried on farm in Hammond, Ozark Co. MO. He served in the Civil War.

    3. Mary, b 1842 Ray Co. MO; d 1844, prob. in Ray Co. MO.

    4. Martha, (See above)

    5. John Turner, b 21 Jun 1846, Ray Co. MO; md. first 22 Oct 1868 in Caldwell Co. MO to Hanna Frederick; md second to Pearl Baker on August 1902, in Colfax WA; d 9 Feb 1907 in Albion, Whitman Co.,WA; buried Albion, Whitman Co., WA. Served in the Civil War with Co. K, 6th MO Cavlary.

    6. Ephraim Hill,who was called 'Doc', b 27 Jul 1848 in Ray Co., MO; md Minerva A. Smith on 1 Feb 1870,in Caldwell Co. MO, d 1935, buried Forrest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.

    7. Ellen, b 2 May 1856 in Ray Co. MO; md Robert Ellis; d 1926; buried Hamilton Caldwell Co. MO.

    8. Joseph Meyers or Marion, b 22 Nov 1858 in Ray Co MO; md 1879 to Laura A. Hinds; d Nyssa Malheur, OR; buried Nyssa Malheur, OR.

    David O. Wallace outlived his wife, Ellender,who had died in 1894. He died in 1900 and was buried on a farm at Hammond Ozark, MO. Ellender, daughter of John and Jane West Turner was born 22 Sept 1819 in Mo. She died 29 Feb 1894 and was buried at Mirable in Caldwell Co., MO.

    Information gleaned by Janet Milburn #47529757, from genealogical quarterly OZAR'KIN Vol XXII, No. 3, Fall 2000; and contributed by Janet K. Pease of Arvada CO. to this quarterly published by the Ozarks Genealogical Society. 
    Census 1870  Caldwell Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mirabile twp, Mirabile PO, p 7 [stamped 189A], dwelling/family 46/46, farmer aged 53, real estate value $5,000; personal estate value $1,150; b. Indiana; enumerated 28 Jun 1870 by A. C. Smith. 
    1870 Census for Caldwell County, Missouri, Mirabile Township, Sheet 7 [stamped 189A]
    1870 Census for Caldwell County, Missouri, Mirabile Township, Sheet 7 [stamped 189A]
    Wallace, David......53...head
    _______, Ellen......50...wife
    _______, Ellen......14...daughter
    _______, Joseph.....11...son
    Trovener, Cynthia... 8...domestic servant
    Census 1880  Caldwell Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mirabile twp, ED 183, p 6B [stamped 335B], dwelling/family 50/53, farmer age 64, b. Indiana, f.b. North Carolina, m.b. Maryland; enumerated 8 Jun 1880 by John P. Platt. 
    1880 Census for Caldwell County, Missouri, Mirabile Township, Sheet 6 [stamped 335B]
    1880 Census for Caldwell County, Missouri, Mirabile Township, Sheet 6 [stamped 335B]
    Wallace, David......64...head
    _______, Ellen......60...wife
    _______, Joseph M...22...son
    _______, Laura......26...daughter-in-law
    Residence 1837–1894  Caldwell Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Near present day Wallace State Park 
    Census 1900  Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marion twp, ED 95, p 1A, dwelling/family 6/6, reads, writes and speaks English; widow; living with daughter Mary Ellen and son-in-law Thomas Wesley Baker.  
    1900 Census for Ozark County, Missouri, Marion Township, Sheet 1A
    1900 Census for Ozark County, Missouri, Marion Township, Sheet 1A
    Baker, Thomas W......head......May 1861..34 married 15 yrs
    _____, Mary E........wife......Aug 1861..34 married 15 yrs 8/8 children living
    _____, James A.......son.......Jun 18 ..14
    _____, Charles E.....son.......Dec 1896..13
    _____, Lena M........daughter..May 1889..11
    _____, Josie C.......daughter..Dec 1892..7
    _____, Della E.......daughter..Jan 1894..6
    _____, Oliver C......son.......Apr 1897..3
    _____, Sallie A......daughter..Feb 1900..3/12
    _____, Allie B.......daughter..Feb 1900..3/12
    _____, Ellen J.......mother....May 1841..59..W..3/7 children living
    Wallace, David O.....father-in-law..Jul 1815..89..W
    Residence 1895–1900  Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 21 Aug 1900  Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 20 Jun 1903  Gainesville, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ozark County Times, Gainesville, Missouri, June 26, 1903.
    NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at Springfield, MO. June 20, 1903.
    NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at Springfield, MO. June 20, 1903.
    Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed a notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be made before the Circuit Clerk at Gainesville, Missouri on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1903. viz: James C. Wallace, heir at law of David O. Wallace, deceased of Theodosia, MO. H[omestead] E[xempention] No. 25595 for the SW1/4 SW1/4 Sec. 25 and N1/2 NW1/4 and SE1/4 NW1/4 Sec. 35 Twp. 23 Range 16W. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land viz: James H. Clayton, of Longrun, MO., T. W. Baker, David O. Wallace Jr., and Jackson Nash, of Thornfield, MO. 8-7 Jas. P. O'Bannon, Register.
    Buried Wallace Family Cemetery, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Located on Pond Fork Creek, 2 miles SW of Hammond in Ozark County, Missouri. Dean Wallace, "Piland Cemetery Gravestone Records," White River Valley Historical Quarterly Vol 2, No. 11, Spring 1967. Online at https://thelibrary.org/lochist/periodicals/wrv/V2/N11/sp67a.html (2) Connie Lyons, comp. A Survey of Ozark County Cemeteries: Ninety-One Burial Sites Inventoried 1986-1988 (Gainesville, MO: Ozark County Genealogical & Historical Society, 1989), 79.
    David Oliver Wallace Sr.
    David Oliver Wallace Sr.
    Husband of Ellender Jane Turner. Son of David Campbell & Sarah (Justus) Wallace.
    Person ID I1152  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2020 

    Father David Campbell Wallace,   b. ca 1780, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1872, McDonough Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years) 
    Mother Sarah Justus,   b. ca 1780, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1850, Jefferson Twp, Lee Co, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1798  Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • surety paid by Moses Justus, father of the bride. (1) Tennessee. Blount County. Marriage Certificates 1790-1950. White, Millard C.-Zipper, Virgil J. Family Search Film #2074177. Downloaded 3 Jul 2019. (2) Penelope Johnson Allen, comp. Tennessee Soldiers in the Revolution: a roster of soldiers living during the Revolutionary War in the Counties of Washington and Sullivan. Taken from the Revolutionary Army accounts of North Carolina (n.p.: Tennessee Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1935), 60. (3) Schuyler County Jail Museum, comp. Schuyler County Illinois History (Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co, 1985), 592. (4) Will E. Parham. Blount County, Tennessee, Marriages, 1795-1865 (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1982), 190. (5) Silas Emmett Lucas. 35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds, 1783-1870 (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1981), 352.
    Marriage Bond for David Wallace and Sarah Justus
    Marriage Bond for David Wallace and Sarah Justus
    Know all men by these presets that we David Wallace & Moses Justus of Blount County & State of Tennessee are jointly & severally held & firmly bound to John Sevier Esquire Governor or his successor in office in the final sum of twelve hundred & fifty dollars paid on condition there be no lawful objection why David Wallace & Sarah Justice should not be joined together as man & wife in the holy state of matrimony. Witness our hand & seals this 23 day of April 1798. Signed by David Wallace, Moses Justice
    Family ID F625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellender Jane Turner,   b. 22 Sep 1819, Ray Co, Missouri Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1894, Mirabile, Caldwell Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1837  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Missouri. Ray County. Marriage Book 1-71, 16 Dec 1837. David Oliver Wallace and Ellender Turner, married by Samuel Bogart, JP. (2) Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry. Marriage Records, 1820-1850 and will records, 1824-1849, of Ray Co, Missouri (Chillicothe, MO:n.p., n.d.), 69. (3) Susan Ormesher, comp. Missouri Marriages Before 1940 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1982), 234.
    Marriage Record of David Oliver and Ellender Jane Turner
    Marriage Record of David Oliver and Ellender Jane Turner
    Ray County Missouri December 16th 1837. I do hereby certify that I have solemnized the rights of matrimony between David Olliver Wallace and Ellender [Turner] Wallace both of the county & state aforesaid given under my hand the day & year above written. Samuel Bogard ordained minister of the gospel in the Methodist E. Church. Filed for record on the 10th March 1838. W. C. Williams Recorder.
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Jane Wallace,   b. 20 Dec 1838, Ellsburg, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1918, Cameron, Clay Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. James Cosby Wallace,   b. 26 Aug 1840, Elkhorn, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1924, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Mary Wallace,   b. ca 1842, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1844, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
    +4. Martha Wallace,   b. 1 Apr 1844, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1920, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +5. John Turner Wallace,   b. 21 Jun 1846, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1907, Albion, Whitman Co, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +6. Ephriam Hill Wallace,   b. 27 Jul 1848, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1936, Caldwell Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +7. Ellen Wallace,   b. 2 May 1855, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1926, Caldwell Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +8. Joseph Meyers Wallace,   b. 22 Nov 1858, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1930, Fruitland, Payette Co, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F608  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 1st Sergeant, Co K, 6 Missouri State Cavalry, US Army - 1863-1865 - Civil War Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - David [Oliver] and son, James Cosby Wallace, enlisted in the Union Army at Richmond, Missouri, in [Jan. 12, 1862] 1863 [and were mustered on Jan. 13, 1862 at Chillicothe, MO. Furnished own horse and equipment. David appointed 1st Sergt., Feb. 1, 1863]. David was captured in battle at Neosho, MO [Horse and equipment captured by the enemy Oct. 4, 1863], and was forced to spend the night without clothes in cold weather. They were discharged in 1865 [mustered out Jan. 23, 1865, at St. Louis, MO. In remarks: Age 45] and the family moved to Caldwell County, MO, to a farm south of Cameron where Ellender died in 1894 on the family farm that today is a portion of Wallace State Park. She was buried at Mirabel, MO, and David then moved to Ozark County, MO to a farm near Hammond where he died in 1900 and is buried in Wallace Cemetery located on this farm. (From Joyce Willhoit, 31 Dec 2001, on Justus Family Genealogy Forum) NOTE: Inserts came from Muster Sheets from National Archives. Questions on David Oliver Wallace pension application dated "Feby 15, 1899" from the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D.C. Southern Div. No. 455542, David O. Wallace, Co. K, 6 Reg't MO.S. M. Vol. Cav. No. 1. Are you a married man? if so, please state your wife's full name, and her maiden name. Ellen Turner deceased. No. 2. When, where, and by whom were you married? 14 day of Dec. 1838 in Ray Co., MO by Samuel Bogart. No. 3. What record of marriage exists? It was put on Record in Richmond. No. 4. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce. No I was not married but one time my wife died feb the 20th 1984. No. 5. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth. Sarah J. McGuire Dec 20th 1838, James C. Aug 26th1840, Martha Hutchings April 1st 1844, John T. June 21st 1846, Ephraim H. July 27th 1848, Ellen Ellis May 2nd 1855, Joseph M. Nov 23rd 1858. Dated: February 24, 1899 and signed by David O. Wallace. Stamped received by U.S. Pension Office, Mar. 4, 1899 and South Div. received, Mar. 6, 1899 Affidavit of Regimental Surgeon, W. H. H. Cardiff, M.D. dated 19th September, 1889, states "First I saw of him after his case of fever was on the 5th day of October 1863 at Nentonia, Missouri. He had been captured and stripped of all his clothes save his shirt and pants by the command of General Joseph Shelby on the 4th day of October, 1863. He was then in a bad shape and as I learned afterwards from him and others he was forced to foot it to Springfield, Missouri, without food, clothing, shelter at night, or medicine and under this exposure without care took a deep cold on his weakened condidtion. He being paroled went home. The cold falling the heaviest in his head effecting seriously his eyes and ears. . . . he went home to Elk Horn, Ray County, Missouri . . . some 6 or 7 weeks. And it is my understanding that his ear broke [eardrum ruptured] and run pus . . .he came back to the regiment . . . was not fit for Cavalry duty . . . I gave him treatment through the balance of spring and summer, 1864, till I left the regiment . . . 10th day of this month [Sept., 1864] when I find him deaf in one ear; and blind in one eye." NOTE: typed statement was attached to handwritten copy from National Archives. Affidavit of Wallace family physician, Oakley H. Black, M.D. dated 21st March 1889, states: "Claimants eyesight in 1867 was such that he could not distinguish the features of anyone the distance of 20 feet. The sight of both eyes continue to fail and in 1877, the left eye was totally blind . . . His right ear is totally deaf and the hearing very imperfect in left ear so much that it is difficult to make him hear at all . . . at this date he is totally disabled from making a living by manul labor by reason of aforesaid diseases." In 1850, David Wallace was living in Ray County, Missouri. David Oliver Wallace enlisted in the Union Army at Richmond, Missouri, in 1863. He served as a 1st Sergeant in Company K, 6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry. He was captured in battle at Neosho, Missouri, in October 1863, and was forced to spend three nights without clothing or blankets. He contracted a severe cold, and this later caused almost total deafness, complete blindness in his left eye, and partial blindness in his right eye. He was discharged in 1865, after which the family moved to Caldwell County, Missouri, to a farm south of Cameron. Ellender died on the family farm that today is a portion of Wallace State Park. After Ellender's death, David moved to Ozark County, Missouri, to a farm near Hammond, where he died. In 1880, David was living in Mirabile, Caldwell County, Missouri. His birth place was given as Indiana. ----------------------- David O. Wallace the father of Martha Wallace was born 17 July 1815 in Illinois. His parents were David and Sarah Justus Wallace. David O. served in the Civil war. He married Ellender Turner, they had eight children: 1. Sarah Jane, b 20 Dec 1838, Ray Co. MO; md. 29 Nov 1855 Noah McQuire, Ray Co. MO. 2. James Cosby,b 26 Aug 1840 Ray Co. MO; md 2 Jul 1865 Springfield, Greene Co. MO to Saloma Elizabeth St. Clair; d 24 Feb 1924 in Hammond Ozark Co. MO; buried on farm in Hammond, Ozark Co. MO. He served in the Civil War. 3. Mary, b 1842 Ray Co. MO; d 1844, prob. in Ray Co. MO. 4. Martha, (See above) 5. John Turner, b 21 Jun 1846, Ray Co. MO; md. first 22 Oct 1868 in Caldwell Co. MO to Hanna Frederick; md second to Pearl Baker on August 1902, in Colfax WA; d 9 Feb 1907 in Albion, Whitman Co.,WA; buried Albion, Whitman Co., WA. Served in the Civil War with Co. K, 6th MO Cavlary. 6. Ephraim Hill,who was called 'Doc', b 27 Jul 1848 in Ray Co., MO; md Minerva A. Smith on 1 Feb 1870,in Caldwell Co. MO, d 1935, buried Forrest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. 7. Ellen, b 2 May 1856 in Ray Co. MO; md Robert Ellis; d 1926; buried Hamilton Caldwell Co. MO. 8. Joseph Meyers or Marion, b 22 Nov 1858 in Ray Co MO; md 1879 to Laura A. Hinds; d Nyssa Malheur, OR; buried Nyssa Malheur, OR. David O. Wallace outlived his wife, Ellender,who had died in 1894. He died in 1900 and was buried on a farm at Hammond Ozark, MO. Ellender, daughter of John and Jane West Turner was born 22 Sept 1819 in Mo. She died 29 Feb 1894 and was buried at Mirable in Caldwell Co., MO. Information gleaned by Janet Milburn #47529757, from genealogical quarterly OZAR'KIN Vol XXII, No. 3, Fall 2000; and contributed by Janet K. Pease of Arvada CO. to this quarterly published by the Ozarks Genealogical Society. - 1863-1865 - Civil War Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Mirabile twp, Mirabile PO, p 7 [stamped 189A], dwelling/family 46/46, farmer aged 53, real estate value $5,000; personal estate value $1,150; b. Indiana; enumerated 28 Jun 1870 by A. C. Smith. - 1870 - Caldwell Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Mirabile twp, ED 183, p 6B [stamped 335B], dwelling/family 50/53, farmer age 64, b. Indiana, f.b. North Carolina, m.b. Maryland; enumerated 8 Jun 1880 by John P. Platt. - 1880 - Caldwell Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Near present day Wallace State Park - 1837–1894 - Caldwell Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - 20 Jun 1903 - Gainesville, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Probate Record for Robert Dowden in Ray County, Missouri
    Probate Record for Robert Dowden in Ray County, Missouri
    Final settlement in the Estate of Robert Dowden by David O. Wallace, administrator.


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