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Frances Wallace Pension Application

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Date: 4 May 1853 to 27 Oct 1853
Location: Green, Indiana, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: Meador Wallace Alsop
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Frances Wallace Pension Application; [ Footnote, now known as Fold3] , accessed 28 Feb 2009 (orig: NARA M804, Rev. War Application Files, North Carolina Veteran John Wallace)

3540, Evansville, Indiana

Frances Wallace, widow of John Wallace of North Carolina, who served as a Private; Certificate of Pension issued 31 Jan 1854, sent to Geo. W. Hardin, Bloomington, IN.; Recorded on Roll of Pensioners under act 3 Feb 1853, p. 1919, Vol. A On 4 May 1853 Frances Wallace aged 74, resident of Green County, Indiana, declares that she is thee widow of John Wallace; that she was married to the said John Wallace in Tennesse on 15 January 1813 by Esq. King, a JP; and that previous to her marriage her name was Frances Medows. That John Wallace died at home on 24 August 1834 in Owen county, IN and that she has not remarried

On 9 August 1853 Lewis A. Meadows and Eli Wallace of Stockton Township, Green County, IN say they are the children of Mrs. Frances Wallace, that John Wallace was a pensioner; that Frances Wallace lived with Eli Wallace both before and after his marriage and he was intended to move to MO in Nov 1852 but couldn’t because of the poor roads and his mother’s disability to travel Signed Lewis A. Meadows, Eli x his mark Wallace

Testimony of Frances Wallace: She was Frances Alsop before her first marriage to Isom Meadows which took place in anson county North Carolina and was solemnized by Eli[z?]ah Lowry a JP in January [year left blank] and that she and John Wallace both resided in Knox County, Kentucky and went into [blank] county in Tennessee in order to be married and were married there by an Esquire King. She has no family records of either of her marriages or of the births or deaths of any of her family. She had five children by John Wallace, Isaac Wallace and John Wallace, both of Newton county, Missouri, Angus Ross Wallace of ripley county, Missouri, Elias Wallace of Hopkins County, Texas, and Eli Wallace (the youngest) of Green County Indiana. Signed Frances x her mark Wallace 27 Oct 1853 my Mothers name was Sally Rhory and my fathers name was Alsop they never was married, . . . [but] I always went by my fathers name Alsop I was born in North Carolina Anson County with in 12 or 13 miles of Wades Borough the County Ceit I Also was married to Isom Meadows in the same County and State by Elizah louray a Justice of the peace some time in the month of Jan in or about the yer 1799 or 1800 we also moved from Carolina to Kentuck Knox County on Cumberlin River below Barhursville we had five Children and he dyed ------ know Conerning the marriage of me and John Wallace we lived in knox Copunty ky know cald Whitley Copunty tho we were married in Tennessee State County I doe not remember the reason we went to Tennessee it was a great del nearer than it was to the County Ceit in knox where we lived we was married in Jan in or about the year 1812—old John Meadows Isom Meadows and daughter Edy Meadows and Isah Meadows James Lasley all in the same neighborhood betwixt Cumberland river and Jillico Creek from there I and Wallace moved to Wayne County ky on the little south form of Cumberlin river and there lived until we had five Children . . . some of our neighbours thear was Eli Hubbard and Richard Byres Aron Byres . . . and then we moved to Indiana owen County you wisht to know of the Children in and about owen they have all left thear Mordacai Meadows is living in Morgan County near Martinsville you make inquire about one Isom Meadows living in or about Bloomington and see if he recollects anything about the marridge of me and John Wallace also make enquire about Mobley Meadows yuu will find him if he is alive living some whear on blew River near Salem Ia. see if he noes eny thing about I and Wallus being married and living as husband and wife -------------- ----------------- ---------------- those people old John Meadows isom Meadows and Isiah Meadows and Edy Meadows and James Lasley all went with us and saw us married respetfuy yours Frances Walles to Geo W Hardin

[Note: the nearest Tennessee County would be Campbell County, and the way to the County seat would follow the Cumberland River rather than having to cross over hills in order to reach the County Seat of Knox County. Campbell County, TN was organized in 1806, but the earliest extent marriage records are from the 1830s.]


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