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Ethan Allen WALLACE, Sr

Male 1798 - 1863  (65 years)


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  • Name Ethan Allen WALLACE  [1, 2
    Suffix Sr 
    Born 1798  Shoreham, Addison, VT, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Fact Was a soldier in the War of 1812  [3
    Died 7 Jan 1863  Galesburgh, Knox, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • SERVICE RECORD OF ALLEN WALLACE
      (Both of these enlistments seem to be for the same Allen Wallace.)

      NAME: Allen Wallace
      ORGANIZATION, RANK: Rect.
      ORGANIZATION, REGIMENT: 27 US Inf.
      ORGANIZATION, COMPANY COMMANDER: (left blank)
      DESCRIPTION, HEIGHT: (left blank)
      DESCRIPTION, EYES: (left blank)
      DESCRIPTION, HAIR: (left blank)
      DESCRIPTION, COMPLECION: (left blank)
      DESCRIPTION, AGE: (left blank)
      DESCRIPTION, OCCUPATION: (left blank)
      BIRTHPLACE, TOWN: Shoreham, Addison
      BIRTHPLACE, STATE: Vermont
      ENLISTMENT, WHEN: Mar. 30/14
      ENLISTMENT, WHERE: Worthington (Ohio)
      ENLISTMENT, BY WHOM: (left blank)
      ENLISTMENT, PERIOD: (left blank)
      REMARKS: R.R. Dated April 1814

      NAME: Allen Wallace
      ORGANIZATION, RANK: Priv.
      ORGANIZATION, REGIMENT:19 US Inf.
      ORGANIZATION, COMPANY COMMANDER: (left blank)
      DESCRIPTION, HEIGHT: 5'8"
      DESCRIPTION, EYES: Brown
      DESCRIPTION, HAIR: Dk
      DESCRIPTION, COMPLECION: Fair
      DESCRIPTION, AGE: 17
      DESCRIPTION, OCCUPATION: Farming laborer
      BIRTHPLACE, TOWN: (left blank)
      BIRTHPLACE, STATE: Va. (should be Vt)
      ENLISTMENT, WHEN: Mar. 18/14
      ENLISTMENT, WHERE: Worthington (Ohio)
      ENLISTMENT, BY WHOM: D.W. Lt. Pinney
      ENLISTMENT, PERIOD: D.W. (Duration of the War?)
      REMARKS: D.R. Capt. C.A. Trimbles Co. Feby 16 - J.R. Feby 28 + May 31/15 Present
      Discharged from Lt. Jn. McElvains Co. at Chillicothe Ohio. June 6/15 - Term expired - See pension case
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      AFFIDAVIT of ALLEN WALLACE
      State of Ohio
      County of Morrow p on this 17th day of April one thousand eight hundred and sixty personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid Allen Wallace aged sixty two years a resident of Peru Township in the State of Ohio who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Allen Wallace who enlisted in the service of the United States as a private. In the Company formed by Lieut McElvane in the war with great Brittian declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812 and was honorably Discharged on sixth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & fifteen at Chillicothe in the State of Ohio and while in the service and in the line of his duty he received the following wound. The wound is on the left side of his head near the top of the crown of the head on the knight or morning of August 15th 1814. Can't state posatively what hour it was as I always supported and vainly believe was done with the But of a British Musket at the Battle of Fort Erie when the British was storming the fort when I came to my senses I found myself in the bomb proof of the fort and was afterwards informed by Lieut McElvane that he picked me up senseless and conveyed me to said bomb proof and have always been troubled with pane in my head and my left eye is and has been affected ever since can't see a single letter of print with said left eye.

      After I was discharged I remained in the State of Ohio in Franklin County until March 1816 then I went to Otsego Co. in the State of New York and staid there about three years then came into Cuyahoga Co. Ohio and staid about two years and then went to Erie Co, New York staid about two years and then back to Cuyahoga Co. O. again, one year in the State of Michigan and the balance of the time in this state and my occupation has been farming when able to do any thing not to exceed one half the time and not able to labor any. The informant further states that he is credibly informed and vainly believes that Lieut McElvan is dead and died some five years ago and he was the only officer of the Company that I know of and not one solitary soldier that I know of now living
      Allen Wallace

      State of Ohio
      County of Morrow P Personally appeared A. E. Westbrook and J. H. Pennock, residents of the town of Peru in said county, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn say they were present & saw Allen Wallace sign his name to the foregoing declaration and they further swear that they have every reason to believe from the appearances of the applicant and those acquainted with him that he is the identical person he represents himself to be and the informants do reside in the town & County aforesaid
      A.E. Westbrook
      J. H. Pennock
      Sworn to and subscribed before me this 17th day of April 1860
      Solomon Westbrook, J.P.
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      AFFIDAVIT of CHESTER WALLACE
      Morrow County p on this 17th day of April one thousand eight hundred and sixty personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace within and for the County & State aforesaid Chester Wallace aged sixty three years a resident of Peru Township in said county, being by me duly sworn says that he is well acquainted with Allen Wallace and has been acquainted with him all my life time or since he was born and that I have been informed by him and others that he enlisted in the regular army and I have often heard him complain of a pain in the left side of his head and his left eye and often heard him say he xxx a blow on his head with what he supposed a but of a musket at the Battle of Fort in August, 1814 and that he was sick at my house some four or five years after he left the army with a severe pain in his head and eye. The doctor xxxxxx xx performed some way on his eye and the phisican said he thought it proceded from the wound he xxx on the head. his occupation has been working on a farm what he has been able to do much and at present not able to do more than half days and his habits have always been temperate.
      Chester Wallace

      Sworn and subscribed before me on this day and year above written
      And I certify the above name Chester Wallace is a credible witness.
      Solomon Westbrook
      J.P.
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      AFFIDAVIT of GEORGE W. WALLACE
      Morrow County p on this 17th day of April one thousand eight hundred and sixty personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace within and for the County & State aforesaid George W. Wallace age thirty four years a resident of Peru Township in said county being by me duly sworn says that he is well acquainted with Allen Wallace and have been for over xxxx (looks like maybe twenty) years and I know of his having a would on the left side of his head and that he has nearly or entirely lost the use of his left eye and that he has not been able to labor not more than one half of said time in consequence of said wound and disease and now not able to labor. When he was able to labor worked at the farming business and that his habits are perfectly temperate and always have been so far as my acquaintance xxxxx.
      George W. Wallace

      Sworn to and subscribed xxxx xxxx year above written and I certify that the above named witness is a credible witness
      Solomon Westbrook, J. P.

      The State of Ohio Morrow County p. I M.M. Irvin Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for the aforesaid County do herby certify that Solomon Westbrook, Esq. Before whom the forgoing affidavits appears to have been made and who has subscribed his name thereto was at the time of so doing a Justice of the Peace within and for said County of Morrow commissioned and qualified according to law.
      I further certify that the five sworn signatures above purporting to be his is genuine. In testimony whereof I hereto set my hand and affix the seal of said Court of Common Pleas at Mt. Gilead this seventh day of May A.D. one thousand eight hundred & sixty.
      M.M. Irvin, clerk
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      AFFIDAVIT OF PENNOCK & LORD
      It is herby certified that Allen Wallace a Private in the Company of Lieutenant John McElvain in the nineteenth Regiment of the United States Infantry is rendered incapable of performing the duties of a soldier by reason of injuries said to have been inflicted while he was actually in the service aforesaid in the line of his duty as a Private.
      By satisfactory evidence & accurate examinations it appears that on the morning of the 15th of August 1814 being engaged in defending the Fort from the attack of the enemy at Fort Erie (near Buffalo) in the province of Canada. He received a blow (supposed from a musket) on the head fracturing & causing a permanent indentation of the skull on the upper posterior part of the left Parental bone.
      Said Allen Wallace since receiving this injury has been subject to spells of severe neuralgia of the injured & contiguous parts lasting at times two months without abatement & affecting his left eye in such a manner as to preclude the possibility of vision without severe pain. And he is thereby not only incapacitated for military duty. But in the opinions of the undersigned that he is one half disabled from obtaining his subsistence from manual labor.
      J. H. Pennock, M.D.
      J. M. Lord, M.D.

      PS.
      We further state that Mr. Wallace is a man of temperate habits
      J.H.P.
      J.M.L.
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      AFFIDAVIT of ZINA LLOYD
      Maple, Ionia Co., Michigan, April 15th 185
      Enclosed you will receive the affidavit of Allen Wallace a neighbor of mine. He is a candid and sensible man although in needy circumstances & having a wife and five children dependant upon him for support & says he has never applied for a pension and I know of others who draw a pension and are not better entitled to one than this man. I now ask of you to present his affidavit at the Pension office and as I am not fully acquainted with the law upon the subject would ask of you the favor of ascertaining what further testimony this man needs to entitle him to a pension.
      Yours with much respect
      Zina Lloyd

      Hon Alex Buet, X. X.
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      ALLAN WALLACE LAND GRANT
      538 24 Mar 1818

      James Monroe
      President of the United States of America

      To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

      Know ye, that, in pursuance of the Acts of Congress appropriating the granting Land to the late Army of the United States, passed on and since the sixth day of May, 1812, Allan Wallace

      Having deposited in the General Land-office a Warrant in his favor, Number 15835 there is granted unto the said Allen Wallace late a Private in McIlvaine's Company-19-Regt of Infantry a certain Tract of Land Containing one hundred and sixty acres being the Northeast qtr
      Of Section One of Township Ten North in Range Three East in the Tract appropriated (by the Acts afore-Said) for Military Bounties, in the Territory of Illinois
      TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Quarter Section of Land, With the appurtenances thereof, unto the said Allan Wallace And to his heirs and assigns for ever.

      IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have caused these Letters To be made patent, and the Seal of the General Land-Office To be thereunto affixed. Given under my Hand, at the City of Washington, this Eleventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Eighteen And of the Independence of the United States of America the forty second

      By the President J. M.
      J. Meigs Commissioner of the General Land-Office.
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      ALLEN WALLACE HONERABLE DISCHARGE

      BY ORDER OF BRIG. GEN DUNCAN M'ARTHUR, COMMANDING EIGHTH MILITARY DISTRICT

      To all whom it may Concern

      KNOW YE, That Allen Wallace a private of Lt. John McElvains company nineteenth regiment of US Infantry who enlisted the eighteenth day of March eighteen hundred and fourteen to serve during the war, is hearby honorably discharged from the army of the United
      States, having faithfully served out the full period of his enlistment.

      Said Allen Wallace was born in xxxxxxx in the State of Virginia is about Seventeen years of age, five feet eight inches high, fair complexion, brown eyes, dark hair, and by occupation, when enlisted, a Laborer

      Given at Chillicothe Ohio
      this sixth day of June, 1815

      Tho. B Van Horne
      Lt. Col. 19th Infantry
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      AFFIDAVIT of THEO B. VAN HORNE
      I CERTIFY ON HONOR, That Allen Wallace a Private of Lt. John McElvains company nineteenth regiment of US Infantry who enlisted the eighteenth day of March in eighteen hundred and fourteen to serve during the war, was this day honorably discharged from the Army of the United States, having faithfully served out the full period of his enlistment. He is therefore entitled to the land bounty allowed by law.

      Said Allen Wallace was born in xxxxxxx in the State of Virginia (should say Vermont) is about Seventeen years of age, five feet eight inches high,fair complexion, Brown eyes, Dark hair, and by occupation, when enlisted, a Laborer

      Given at Chillicothe Ohio this sixth day of June, 1815
      Tho. B Van Horne
      Lt. Col. 19th Infantry
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      The State of Ohio
      Franklin County
      On this 29th day of August 1855 personally appeared before me J. P. Barrick, a Notary Public within and for the County and State aforesaid, John McElvain who after being duly sworn according to law, declared that he was a Lieutenant of the 19th Regiment of United States Infantry in the War of 1812, and that he was in the battle fought by the troops of the United States and in command of General Gains, and the troops of Great Britian under General Drummond at Fort Erie Upper Canada on the 15th of August 1814 and that a soldier of his command by the name of Allen Wallace of said Regiment also was also in said action and that during the rage of said battle was knocked down by a British soldier with a hand spike or with the breech end of a musket which blow he received near the crown of his head or rather over his left eye which blow has until this day left an indentation in his head and of course the skull bone must have been fractured, and that ever since he received said blow he has in some measure lost the sight of his left eye.
      Deponent further declares that after peace was declared, he discharged his Company (of the 19th Infantry) at Chillicothe in the State of Ohio, and that before he discharged it he invited every soldier belonging to it who had received any damage while in the service of the United States to come forward and be examined as to the degree of said damage, but said Wallace sayed he was too proud to ask a pension of the government, as long as he could live without it.
      Deposed further states that said Wallace was honorably discharged, and that he was a brave soldier in battle, and strictly obeyed every command of his officers, and that it is the opinion of the undersigned that he ought to have received a pension from the day he received the injury aforesaid.
      Owing to the length of time since the happening of the affair, deponent cannot remember every particular in regard to it, but at the same time believes the foregoing statement to be true in the man.
      John McElvain
      Late Lieut., 19th Reg., U.S. Infty

      Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of August 1855
      J. P. Barrick
      Notary Public
      Franklin Co. Ohio
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      1850 US CENSUS
      Portland post office, Ionia County, MI

      224-274
      WALLACE
      Eathan, 52, M, VT
      Phoebe, 28, F, OH
      Calista, 8, F, OH
      Mary, 6, F, OH
      Eathan, 5 M, OH
      Martha, 3, F, OH
      Rachel, 2 F, OH
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      1854 MICHIGAN CENSUS
      Wallace, Eathan
      State: Michigan Year: 1854
      County: Ionia Roll:
      Township: Portland Page: 0

      Note; Ethan said in his pension application affidavit that he only lived in Michigan for one year. This discrepancy hasn't been resolved.
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      1860 US CENSUS
      Peru Township, Morrow County, OH
      July, 1860

      WALLACE
      Allen, 62, M, VT
      Phoebe, 38, F, OH
      Clista, 18, F, OH
      Mary, 16, F, OH
      Ethan, 14, M, OH
      Martha, 13, F, OH
      Rachel, 11, F, OH
      Amanda, 5, F, OH
      Charles, 2, M, OH
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      1865 ILLINOIS STATE CENSUS
      Persifer Township, Knox County, IL

      Name, 10-20 Year olds, 20-30 year olds, 40-50 year olds
      Mrs. Wallace, 2F, 1F, 1F
    Person ID I000216  CharleboisTree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2009 

    Father David Henry WALLACE 
    Mother Sarah WILLIAMS 
    Family ID F56704  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phebe Janette WALLACE,   b. 14 Sep 1822, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1896, York, NE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1841  Lorain County, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Calista Ann Wallace,   b. 20 Aug 1842, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1891, Camden, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +2. Mary Eliza Wallace,   b. 7 Mar 1844, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1913, Eldridge, Laclede, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +3. Ethan Allen Wallace, Jr,   b. 12 Jul 1845, Newburg, Cuyahoga, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1891, Clarinda, Page, IA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +4. Martha Elizabeth WALLACE,   b. 9 May 1847, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1907, Stoutland, Camden, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +5. Rachel O Wallace,   b. 6 Jul 1849, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1925, Omaha, Douglas, NE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +6. Amanda M Wallace,   b. 18 Jul 1855, Morrow, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1923, Oreana, Owyhee, ID, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +7. Charles Louis Wallace,   b. May 1858, Morrow, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1926, Kickapoo Township, Peoria, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
    +8. Albert Lincoln Wallace,   b. 2 Jul 1860, Morrow, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1932, Ravenna, Buffalo, NE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F13388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S0051234] 1850 US Census.

    2. [S0051233] Service Record of Allen Wallace.

    3. [S0051235] Military Pension file of Ethan Allen Wallace, US Pension Agency.

    4. [S0051279] Marriages Lorain County, 1824-1865, Elyria Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1980.



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