Biography of David Campbell Wallace
David Campbell Wallace, son of John & Margaret (Thompson) Wallace, was born circa 1780 in Blount Co, Tennessee, and died 16 Dec 1872 in McDonough County, Illinois. He married Sarah Justus, daughter of Moses & Mariah (Gilkey) Justus, on 23 Apr 1798 in Blount County, Tennessee. The Wallace family moved to McDonough County, Illinois, around 1815. 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. About 1830 the family settled near Franklin in Lee County, Iowa. After Sarah's death (burial at Franklin, MO), the widower and children settled near Crab Orchard (now Elkhorn) in Ray County, Missouri. David later moved back to McDonough County, Illinois, where he died. David Oliver Wallace, a child of David Campbell Wallace and Sarah Justus was born on 17 Jul 1815 in McDonough County, Illinois; died in 1900 near Hammond, Ozark County, Missouri. He married Ellender "Ellen" Turner, the daughter of John Turner and Jane West, on 14 Dec 1837 in Ray County, Missouri. Ellender was born 22 Sep 1819 in Ray County, Missouri, and died 28 Feb 1893 near Mirable, Caldwell County, Missouri. David is buried at the Wallace Family Cemetery in Hammond, Ozark County, Missouri. Ellen is buried at Mirable Cemetery in Caldwell County, Missouri. Ellen was blind for the last five years of her life. They lived with their son, Joseph Meyers Wallace, and his wife, Laura, on their farm south of Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri, which later became part of Wallace State Park. Children of David Oliver Wallace and Ellender Turner are (1) Sarah Jane Wallace was born on 20 Dec 1838. She married Noah Franklin McGuire on 29 Nov 1855 in Ray County, Missouri. They resided between Cameron and Polo, Clinton County, Missouri. They were buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Clinton Co, Missouri. They had 11 children. (2) James Cosby Wallace was born on 26 Aug 1840 near Crab Orchard (now Elkhorn), Ray County, Missouri; died 24 Feb 1924 near Hammond, Ozark County, Missouri. He was buried in Wallace Family Cemetery. 3. Martha Wallace born 1 April 1844 near Crab Orchard (near Elkhorn), Ray County, MO. 4. John Thomas Wallace, born 21 June 1846 near Crab Orchard (Elkhorn), Ray County, MO. 5. Ephriam Hill Wallace, born 27 July 1848 near Crab Orchard (Elkhorn), Ray County, MO. 6. Ellen Wallace, born on 2 May 1855 near Crab Orchard (Elkhorn), Ray County, MO. 7. Joseph Mayers Wallace, was born 22 November 1858 in Ray County, MO; He died ___near Nyssa, OR. He married Laura ___.
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