Where in VA was my GGGrandfather Hugh M. Wallace b. 14 Aug 1778, born.

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My abbreviated tree as follows: my father Edward A. son of Leonidas D. son of John H, son of Hugh M. son of John and Elizabeth McClelland(last documented). 15 years ago, a un-documented statement, stated John's father was a Moses, but haven't been able to find Moses in any tree close to the dates of Hugh's birth of 14 Aug 1778, Adding to the lack of info and confusion, was the changing of county and state boundaries, with the Scottish people all over the areas presumeally, not aware of what to put down on birth, wedding, and death notices, as to where they were at that time(my opinion only).

Any help, documented or not, would be greatly appreciated regarding the birthplace of Hugh M. Wallace, these counties keep popping up, in Va: Augusta, Botetourt, and Craig, Even Perry Co, PA, was said as to his birthplace, probably due to the changing of boundaries, then was said he was born in KY, which also was changing counties and statehood.

All the above was circa 1750-1780, hope all this makes sense.


William W Wallace
in Genealogy Help by William Wallace G2G Crew (890 points)
edited by Maggie N.
In 1790, Botetourt was a larger county than it is today. It included what became Craig county. Augusta was also larger than it is today. At that time, Botetourt and Augusta shared a common border. Craig did not become a county until after 1850. Reference "Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790-1920." by William Thorndale and William Dollarhide. Pages 349 to 356.
Frank, thanks for your response and the date of Craig Co, was great, it will save me a lot of time as I hadn't started searching there. So much time spent in Augusta Co. reading all the stories and chasing down "John Wallace's, circa 1750", I didn't know that amount of Wallace's in the Shenadoah, Blue Ridge, and Appalacian areas existed. Please excuse the spelling, this format doesn't have spell checker to my knowledge.

Again, thanks.

William Wallace
In the 1790 US Census, Virginia had a Military Reserve in part of Ohio. It included land between Claremont and Sciota Counties along the Ohio River and extended north to where Hardin and Marion counties are today.

It also included the eastern part of Clark County, Ohio. New Carlisle is in the western part of Clark County where Hugh M Wallace is buried at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Hugh M. Wallace

Birth:  Aug. 14, 1778
Death:  Feb. 15, 1864
Note: Married Eleanor Richison
Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery 
New Carlisle
Clark County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
Record added: Dec 07, 2001 
Find A Grave Memorial# 6015563
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)
Hugh M. Wallace
Added by: Kris
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Hardacre Saylor, Eleanor Wallaceimageimageimageimage 6020736
b. Mar. 5, 1821 d. Oct. 5, 1888    Bethel Baptist Church Cem...
New Carlisle
Clark County
Ohio, USA

Wallace, Charles B.imageimageimageimage 6015532
b. 1860 d. 1934    

Wallace, Eleanor Richisonimageimage 6015559
b. unknown d. Jul. 1, 1875    

Wallace, Ellaimageimage 6020781
b. unknown d. unknown    

Wallace, Hugh M.imageimageimageimage 6015563
b. Aug. 14, 1778 d. Feb. 15, 1864    

Wallace, Hugh M.imageimageimageimage 6015533
b. 1853 d. 1930    

Wallace, John W.imageimageimageimage 6015578
b. unknown d. Sep. 1, 1851    

Wallace, Julia A.imageimageimageimage 6015568
b. unknown d. Oct. 26, 1879    

Wallace, M. M.imageimage 6015574
b. unknown d. unknown    

Wallace, Melisa M.imageimage 6015564
b. unknown d. Jan. 21, 1861    

Wallace, Sarah S. Stephensimageimageimageimage 6015567
b. unknown d. Jun. 3, 1868    

Wallace, Smithimageimage 6015572
b. unknown d. Jun. 17, 1883    

Wallace, William S.imageimageimageimage 6015534
b. Jan. 12, 1858 d. Nov. 15, 1893
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)

All of these Wallace's were buried at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, New Carlisle, Clark County, Ohio. The wife, Eleanor Richison Wallace and another Hugh M Wallace, maybe a son, were buried there too.

There was a Hugh M Wallace who served in the war of 1812 (which lasted beyond 1812).  

Hugh M Wallace

United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records

Name Hugh M Wallace
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 1812-1815
Event Place United States


United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q292-99RX : accessed 26 May 2016), Hugh M Wallace, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 218; FHL microfilm 882,736.

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by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)

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