David Campbell Wallace

Male 1780 - 1872  (~ 92 years)


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  • Name David Campbell Wallace 
    • David Campbell Wallace was in Blount County, Tennessee, by 1798. The David Campbell Wallace family moved to McDonough County, Illinois, around 1812. With his family and in-laws, David Wallace came up the Illinois River on the maiden voyage of the steamship "Red Rover." By 1821, the family was living in Rushville Township, Schuyler County, Illinois. David and his son Alfred erected the first grist mill in Schuyler County, and in 1829 they added an "up and down" saw for lumber. In Schuyler County, they lived on the northeast quarter of Section 21 of Rushville Township. They moved to Lee County, Iowa, around 1830, where Sarah died, then to Ray County, Missouri, and finally returned to McDonough County, Illinois. [Source: Schuyler County Jail Museum. Schuyler County Illinois History (Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co, 1985), 592]
    Born ca 1780  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Silas Emmett Lucas. 35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds, 1783-1870 (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1981), 352.
    Gender Male 
    Biography Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Biography of David Campbell Wallace
    Biography of David Campbell Wallace
    Census 1790  Anson Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    p 189. 
    1790 Census for Anson County, North Carolina, Sheet 189
    1790 Census for Anson County, North Carolina, Sheet 189
    --John Wallis/Wallace--Free white males under 16: 1, Free white males 16-over: 1, Free white females: 2, No. Household members: 4.
    Residence 1798  Blount County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1800  Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    None found. 
    Census 1810  Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    None found. 
    Residence 1812  McDonough County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The David Campbell Wallace family moved with his family and in-laws up the Illinois River on the maiden voyage of the steamship Red Rover
    Census 1820  Schuyler Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    None found. 
    Residence 1821  Schuyler Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lived in northeast quarter of Section 21 of Rushville Township. David and his son Alfred erected the first grist mill in Schuyler County. 
    Immigration 1825  Schuyler Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In 1825, James Vance arrived from the South with a family, and built his cabin in section twenty-one, Rushville, but was never a permanent resident, and properly belonged, while in this county, to that class of persons known as squatters. He left the county at an early day and became a pioneer of McDonough county. David Wallace also came from the south, and made improvements on the same section with Vance, but subsequently sold his interest and left the county. . . His house was that of all the pioneers, a rude log cabin. To this improvement, he added a fence around his growing crops. The pioneer perhaps suffers less from almost every other cause than from insufficient mills to grind the meager harvest won from the primitive soil...David Wallace, a native of Tennessee, in 1825 settled on the northeast quarter of section 21, of Rushville township, where he lived for five years; he then went to McDonough county. After his roving disposition had led him to many changes of residence he died in Schuyler county. Of his eight children, Alfred, Moses, James, Oliver, Thomas, John and three daughters all are now living except Moses; Alfred is now living at an advanced age in Browning; he was born in Tennessee in the year 1805. He came up the river on board the " Red Rover," in June 1828, on one of the first trips ever made up Illinois by steamer; he has ever been an active man and assisted in building one of the first water-mills constructed in the county in 1828.  
    • Combined history of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois: with descriptive of their scenery, and biographical sketches of some of their prominent men and pioneers Philadelphia: W. R. Brink & Co., 1882), 60-61, 309]
    Circuit Court 12 Oct 1826  Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The next circuit court convened at Rushville, October 12th, 1826. Five indictments were returned by the grand jury at this term, two for assault and battery, two for assault, and one for malconduct. David Wallace, on the oath of James Vance that he verily believed his property was in danger of sustaining injury, was bound to keep the peace; and James Vance, on a similar oath made by David Wallace, gave bond "to be of good behaviour and keep the peace toward all the good people of the state of Illinois, and more especially toward the said David Wallace.''  
    • Combined history of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois: with descriptive of their scenery, and biographical sketches of some of their prominent men and pioneers Philadelphia: W. R. Brink & Co., 1882), 103.
    Circuit Court Oct 1827  Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    David Wallace was indicted for giving a challenge to fight a duel 
    • Combined history of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois: with descriptive of their scenery, and biographical sketches of some of their prominent men and pioneers Philadelphia: W. R. Brink & Co., 1882), 103.
    Occupation 1829  Schuyler Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The pioneer perhaps suffers less from almost every other cause than from insufficient mills to grind the meager harvest won from the primitive soil. The subject of mills, therefore, engaged the early attention of the first settler, and George Skiles, David Wallace and Alfred C. Wallace set to work vigorously and erected the first mill in the year 1829, on Sugar creek, in section 20. It was a rude log structure and was at first merely a saw-mill. Two run of burrs, one for wheat and one for corn, were added in 1831. The dam was constructed of logs and dirt, and a portion of it yet remains to remind us of those primitive days. The pioneer perhaps suffers less from almost every other cause than from insufficient mills to grind the meager harvest won from the primitive soil. The subject of mills, therefore, engaged the early attention of the first settler, and George Skiles, David Wallace and Alfred C. Wallace set to work vigorously and erected the first mill in the year 1829, on Sugar creek, in section 20. It was a rude log structure and was at first merely a saw-mill. Two run of burrs, one for wheat and one for corn, were added in 1831. The dam was constructed of logs and dirt, and a portion of it yet remains to remind us of those primitive days. It was a rude affair constructed of logs, and the ruins of the old dam are still pointed out by some of the older citizens on section twenty, of T. 1 N., E. 1 east. It had two run of burrs, one for wheat and one for corn. In 1831 they added an up-and-down saw, and did quite a lumber business. About the same time Benjamin Chadsey and a man named Jordan, built the same kind of a mill a little below on the stream. In the spring of 1829, Thomas Justus, brother-in-law of George Skiles, built a combined saw and grist-mill above the Skiles mill. And above the Justus' mill, a little later, a mill was started by William McKee. [Combined History of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois. . ., 1882, 64, 309-310] 
    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.
    Misc 7 Jun 1830  Schuyler Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MILL SEATS. In the early county records appear the proceedings in several cases on writs of ad quod damnum in which the county commissioners ordered the establishment of mill seats and authorized the building of mill dams. On the 7th of June, 1830, the commissioners, after receiving the report of a jury of inquest summoned to examine a proposed mill seat on Sugar creek, in section six, township two north, range one east, and being satisfied that no injury would be sustained by individuals, the health of the neighborhood not affected, and that the mill would be of public utility order, " that the said mill seat be established and the said Benjamin V. Teel have leave to build his dam twelve feet high above the surface of low water." David Wallace, on the same day, was authorized to build a dam across Sugar creek, in the southwest quarter of section twenty, township two north, range one east, "ten feet high above the low water mark." At the same session of the court a mill seat was established on Crooked creek in the southwest quarter of section seventeen, township two north, range one east, and authority given to Thomas Justice to build a dam nine feet high above low water mark. 
    • Combined history of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois: with descriptive of their scenery, and biographical sketches of some of their prominent men and pioneers Philadelphia: W. R. Brink & Co., 1882), 101.
    Property, Real 10 Jun 1835  McDonough Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Section 6, Township 5N, R4 S1/2NW. 4th PM, 1815 Illinois Meridan, IL Aliquot Part S2NW. 
    • Gregory A. Boyd. Family Maps of McDonough County, Illinois: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and more 1st Ed. (Norman, OK: Arphax Publishing Co, 2008), 148, 150.
    Census 1840 
    Possibly living in Iowa where there was no census taken. 
    Census 1850  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    District No. 25, p 379A, dwelling/family 1320/1320, b. Virginia; living with son David Oliver Wallace; enumerated by 15 Nov 1850 by Geo I. Wasson.  
    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
    Military War of 1812 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Nov 1872  McDonough Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Silas Emmett Lucas. 35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds, 1783-1870 (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1981), 352.
    Person ID I1179  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 May 2021 

    Father John Wallace,   b. 22 Dec 1758, Watauga, Anson Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1847, Bibb Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Margaret Thompson,   b. ca 1760, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1847, Bibb Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 27 May 1778  Maryville, Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F645  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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
    Children 
    +1. Nancy Wallace,   b. Oct 1801, Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1880, Schuyler Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +2. Alfred C. Wallace,   b. 4 Oct 1805, Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1892, Schuyler Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +3. Moses William Wallace,   b. ca 1809, Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1863, Schuyler Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
    +4. John Wallace,   b. ca 1810, Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Rebecca A. Wallace,   b. 3 May 1812, McDonough Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1878, Lee Co, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +6. James Alfred Wallace,   b. 18 May 1813, McDonough Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1901, Mirable, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +7. David Oliver Wallace,   b. 17 Jul 1815, McDonough Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1900, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +8. William Thomas Wallace,   b. 16 Mar 1817, McDonough Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1879, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 8 May 2021 
    Family ID F625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsCensus - p 189. - 1790 - Anson Co, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1798 - Blount County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Apr 1798 - Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - None found. - 1800 - Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - None found. - 1810 - Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - The David Campbell Wallace family moved with his family and in-laws up the Illinois River on the maiden voyage of the steamship Red Rover. - 1812 - McDonough County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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