Lyman Wallace, of Scotch descent as the name suggests, (although at present the line cannot be traced back to the renowned warrior, Sir William Wallace,) was born in Washington county, New York, in 1800. He was married twice. His first wife, a native of Vermont, had one son, William Wallace, and three daughters. Two of these are yet living, Mrs. Phelps of Decatur, Michigan, and Mrs. Temple of Eagle Creek in this county. His second wife was also a native of Vermont, of Burlington county, and was born May 4, 1798. She was the mother of five daughters, and with his wife and these, his daughters, L. Wallace came to this county in 1843 from Gennessee county, New York, and settled in the south part of South East Grove. He died here in the winter of 1851. Four of his daughters married and now are: Mrs. John Dinwiddie of La Porte, Mrs. Starr of Winamac, Mrs. William Brown of this county, and Mrs. Parkingson of Kansas.
The youngest daughter, Miss Lucretia Wallace, remains at home with her mother. They have removed to Hebron in Porter county, where Mrs. Wallace is still living, She will be eighty-seven May 4, 1885.
William Wallace was in the Union army. He was in Missouri, and went one day to a house where the family was supposed to be friendly to the Union cause, and while sitting on the steps was shot in the forehead by a confederate soldier.
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