William Hughes Wallace married Sarah Shown in Ohio County, Kentucky, on 10 December 1823. That is the only recorded hit of data found about him. There were some prominent Wallace families in Ohio County at that time who had migrated from Maryland. No definite connection can be made with William however.
Family tradition states that William answered a knock on his cabin door one day to find a brother in-law there who shot him dead. This probably occurred before 1833 since Sarah bound her two sons out to a saddler on 11 September of that year in Ohio County. (See Appendix B.)
On 15 August 1839, Sarah married Curtis Holmes in Warrick County, Indiana. She recovered the boys from the saddler in Ohio County and brought them to live in Indiana. Sarah and Curtis had two children listed with them in the 1850 census but no further record of them has been found. Peter and John Wallace, her two sons from Kentucky, were her only heirs when her estate was probated in 1879.
Following are data from notes found in Box 126 at the Warrick County clerk's office regarding the settling of Sarah's estate:
3 Nov 1879
1 Feather Bed $4.00, 4 Bed Quilts $3.50, 1 Blanket 75 cents 2 Sheets 50 cents 1 Strawbed Tick 40 cents 1 Bedstead $1.251 1 Chair 25 cents 1 three year old heifer $9.00, One-third rents and profits real estate $2.00, Wearing apparel $2.00, Trunk & Box 20 cents 3 glass fruit cans 20 cents Total $24.05 Bought by John F. Wallace
WM. WALLACE - $126 for boarding Sarah @ $2.00 per week Apr 1875 - Nov 1875 and @ $1.50 per week Oct 1877 - Oct 1878.
JOHN F. WALLACE - $150 for caring for Sarah for four years.
FANNY WALLACE - $87.10 Boarding 37 1/2 Weeks 1 Nov 1875 - 2 Jul 1876 @ $2.00 per week, ?? to east May 1876 ?? interest 3 year 6 months $2.10. (Above withdrawn by claiment's atty)
ARMER REED - Coffee 50~ cents 1 pr gloves 50 cents 2 pr hose 20 cents 2 small knife 20 cents Expense of trip to Newburgh $15.00, Expense of trip to Anderson Township $5.00, Expense to Union $5.00, 1 note dated 4 Apr 79 for $30.00 Int $1.72 (Note says "Pay to Armer Reed Guardian of Martin Leslie $30.00" wit. Thomas E. Reed.
Dr Wm. O. Camp for Sep 1874 bills and 1876 and 1878 bills. Jesse Fuller trip to Folsomville in 1879.