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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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John Wallace was born on the “Emerald Isle,” in March, 1841. His father, Thomas Wallace, and his mother, whose maiden name was Hannah Carey, were both natives of Ireland. They had nine children, seven sons and two daughters, named, respectively, James, John, Thomas, Michael, Edward, William, Patrick, Bridget and Mary. James came to the United States in 1851, and enlisted in the regular army. In 1865 John immigrated to the United States, and settled in Washington County, where he has since been engaged in different occupations. For the past few years he has been selling goods in Mineral Point. He owns between 600 and 700 acres of land in Washington County, beside property in other counties. He was married in 1880 to Miss Lizzie Dallen, who was born in Potosi. They have four children: Mary, Edward, Genevieve and John. The parents of our subject came to this country in 1868, and lived in Washington County, Mo., until their death.

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This family biography is one of 138 biographies included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Washington County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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