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Adam Reed Bickett was born March 4, 1822, in New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH, and died February 27, 1902, in Paxton, Ford Co., IL, at age 79. Buried in Glen Cemetery, City of Paxton, Patton Twp., Ford Co., IL. He is the son of John Henry Bickett of Coaquilla Valley, Huntington Co., PA, and Margaret "Peggy" Dean of Mt. Sterling, Montgomery Co., KY.

Mary Ann Junkin was born February 3, 1820, in Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH, and died January 11, 1895, in Paxton, Ford Co., IL, at age 74. Buried in Glen Cemetery, City of Paxton, Patton Twp., Ford Co., IL. She is the daughter of George Junkin of Kentucky and Martha Irwin of Adams Co., OH.

Adam Reed Bickett (age 20) and Mary Ann Junkin (age 22) were married August 18, 1842, in Greene Co., OH. 

Adam Reed Bickett and Mary Ann (Junkin) Bickett had twelve children:

  1. Martha Ann Bickett: Born May 16, 1843, in Greene Co., OH; Died August 29, 1898, in Paxton, Ford Co., IL (age 55 Years 4 Months 13 Days). Buried in Glen Cemetery, City of Paxton, Patton Twp., Ford Co., IL. Married July 26, 1888, in Ford Co., IL, to Thomas H. Trimble: Born November 9, 1833, in Indiana Co., PA; Died March 22, 1899 in Ford Co., IL (age 65 Years 4 Months 22 Days). Buried in Glen Cemetery, City of Paxton, Patton Twp., Ford Co., IL.
  2. Margaret Jane "Maggie" Bickett: Born August 10, 1844, in Cedarville Twp., Greene Co., OH; Died February 25, 1912, in Chillicothe, Ross Co. OH (age 67). Married November 9, 1864, in Jamestown, Greene Co., OH, to William Moses: Born December 29, 1841, in Union Co., VA; Died June 2, 1897, in Jamestown, Greene Co., OH (age 55).
  3. John Henry Bickett: Born February 3, 1846, in Greene Co., OH; Died March 7, 1907, in Paxton, Ford Co., IL (age 61). Buried in Glen Cemetery, City of Paxton, Patton Twp., Ford Co., IL. Married October 16, 1873, in Ford Co., IL, to Isabella Gale "Isabelle" Jackson: Born April 3, 1847, in London, England; Died May 20, 1916, in Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe Co., IN (age 68). Buried in Glen Cemetery, City of Paxton, Patton Twp., Ford Co., IL.
  4. Mary Elizabeth Bickett: Born March 11, 1848, in Greene Co., OH; Died April 5, 1919, in Visalia, Tulare Co., CA (age 71). Married October 3, 1878, in Ford Co., IL, to Samuel Glenroie McQuiston: Born August 13, 1834, in Morning Sun, Preble Co., OH; Died March 30, 1909, in Fowler, Fresno Co., CA (age 74).
  5. Sarah Catherine "Sallie" Bickett: Born December 27, 1849, in Greene Co., OH; Died October 7, 1887, in Muncie, Delaware Co., IN (age 37). Married November 14, 1872, in Ford Co., IL, to Ferdinand Jasper Huffman: Born August 1848 in Xenia, Greene Co., OH; Died November 21, 1921, in Muncie, Delaware Co., IN (age 73).
  6. George McVey Bickett: Born September 29, 1852, in Jamestown, Greene Co., OH; Died September 24, 1915, in Xenia, Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH (age 62). Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH. Married October 27, 1875, in Greene Co., OH, to Ruth Elizabeth Simons: Born September 23, 1852, in Clark Co., OH; Died September 3, 1926, in the Village of Yellow Springs, Miami Twp., Greene Co., OH (age 73). Buried in Glen Forest Cemetery, Yellow Springs, Greene Co., OH.
  7. Alice Rebecca Bickett: Born October 14, 1853, in Greene Co., OH; Died September 28, 1919, in Vinton, Benton Co., IA (age 65). Buried in Glen Cemetery, City of Paxton, Patton Twp., Ford Co., IL. Married February 14, 1877, in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, to James Ramsey Wallace: Born October 27, 1837, in Brooke Co., WV; Died May 23, 1921, in Vinton, Benton Co., IA (age 83). His parents are Robert Wallace and Rebecca Ramsey.
  8. Robert Harvey Bickett: Born September 2, 1855, in Xenia, Greene Co., OH; Died November 27, 1922, in College Corner, Butler Co, OH (age 67). Married December 19, 1883, in Cottage Grove, Washington Co., OH, to Dorotha Armathina "Thina" Elliott: Born December 9, 1856, in Rush Co., IN; Died June 4, 1947, in College Corner, Butler Co., OH (age 90).
  9. Jeanette Isabelle "Nettie" Bickett: Born May 3, 1857, in Greene Co., OH; Died September 11, 1940, in Chicago Heights, Cook Co., IL (age 83). Buried in Glen Cemetery, City of Paxton, Patton Twp., Ford Co., IL. Married October 30, 1883, in Ford Co., IL, to William Clarence Colvin: Born September 10, 1856, in Adams Co., OH; Died March 8, 1921, in South Chicago Heights, Bloom Twp., Cook Co., IL (age 64). Buried in Glen Cemetery, City of Paxton, Patton Twp., Ford Co., IL. His mother was Rebecca Pemberton. Father born in Ireland? and mother born in New York?
  10. Julia Dean Bickett: Born February 13, 1859, in Paxton, Ford Co., IL; Died January 12, 1880, in Paxton, Ford Co., IL (age 20). Never married. Federal Mortality Schedule shows Julia was age 20 and died of Consumption. A resident of Paxton Co., IL, for 7 years.
  11. Frances Emma Bickett: Born October 10, 1860, in Xenia, Greene Co., OH; Died February 8, 1931, in Ivanhoe, Tulare Co., CA (age 70). Married February 22, 1883, in Ford Co., IL, to Albert Samuel McQuiston: Born October 11, 1860, in Liberty, Adams Co., IL; Died July 9, 1927, in Fowler, Fresno Co., CA (age 66).
  12. Etta Luella Bickett: Born February 20, 1864, in New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH; Died April 24, 1865, in Xenia, Greene Co., OH (age 1).



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Adam Reed Bickett and Mary Ann (Junkin) Bickett are buried in Glen Cemetery, City of Paxton, Patton Twp., Ford Co., IL. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Mary Ann Junkin was born February 3, 1820, in Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH.

Adam Reed Bickett was born March 4, 1822, in New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH.

The 1840 U. S. Census taken in 1840 shows John Bickett is the Head of Household living in Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH. All in the household: 1 Male 10-14; 2 Males 15-19, 1 Male 40-49; 1 Female 5-9, and 1 Female 40-49.

Adam Reed Bickett (age 20) and Mary Ann Junkin (age 22) were married August 18, 1842, in Greene Co., OH. 


Adam Reed Bickett (age 20) and Mary Ann Junkin Marriage Record.


The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 7, 1860, shows A. R. Bicket (age 38) born in Ohio with real estate of $11,100 and personal estate of $4,470 is a Farmer and is living in Cedarville Twp., Greene Co., OH. Living with him is his wife, Mary A. Bicket (age 40) born in Ohio. Also living there are their children, all born in Ohio: Martha Bicket (age 17); Margaret J. Bicket (age 15); John H. Bicket (age 14); Mary E. Bicket (age 12); Sarah C. Bicket (age 10); George M. Bicket (age 8); Alice R. Bicket (age 6); Robert H. Bicket (age 4); Jennet I. Bicket (age 3); and Julia D. Bicket (age 1). Also living there is an Irish Farmhand, Wm. Mangar.

Adam Reed Bickett lost his land following the Civil War in connection with raising horses for the government.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on September 27, 1870, shows Adam R. Bicket (age 48) born in Ohio with real estate of $0 and personal estate of $600 is a Farmer and is living in Cedarville Twp., Greene Co., OH. Living with him is his wife, Mary A. Bicket (age 50) born in Ohio. Also living there are their children, all born in Ohio: Martha Bicket (age 26); Mary Bicket (age 21); Alice R. Bicket (age 16); Julia D. Bicket (age 10); and Fannie Bicket (age 9).

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 4, 1870, shows George Bicket (age 18) born in Ohio is a Farmer living in Cedarville Twp., Greene Co., OH. Living with him is Sally Bicket (age 20) born in Ohio who Keeps House. Also living there is Robt. Bicket (age 15) born in Ohio. Leigh Larson note: These three Bickets are siblings.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 14, 1870, shows Joseph Simons (age 47) born in New York is a Teamster living in the Village of Cedarville, Cedarville Twp., Greene Co., OH. Living with him is his wife Elizabeth Simons (age 40) born in New York. Also living at home are their seven children: Manly H. Simons (age 21) born in New York is a Student; Elizabeth R. Simons (age 18) born in Ohio; William A. Simons (age 15) born in Ohio; Oscar Simons (age 13) born in Ohio; Hellen A. Simons (age 10) born in Illinois; Frances L. Simons (age 9) born in Ohio; and Mattie Simons (age 1) born in Ohio.

George McVey Bickett and Ruth Elizabeth Simons were married October 27, 1875, in Xenia, Greene Co., OH. 

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 15, 1880, shows Adam R. Bickett (age 68) born in Ohio to Pennsylvania and Kentucky-born parents Keeps a Meat Market and is living in the City of Paxton, Patton Twp., Ford Co., IL. Living with him is his wife, Mary A. Bickett (age 60) born in Ohio to Pennsylvania-born parents, who Keeps House. Also living there are his unmarried relatives, all born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents: daughter Mattie A. Bickett (age 36), a Dress Maker; son Robert H. Bickett (age 24); daughter Nettie Belle Bickett (age 23); daughter F. Emma Bickett (age 19); and granddaughter Stella Moses (age 12).

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1880, shows John H. Bickett (age 33) born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents is a Farmer living outside Paxton in Patton Twp., Ford Co., IL. Living with him is his wife, Isabell Bickett (age 31) born in England to English-born parents, who Keeps House. Also living there is his son, James A. Bickett (age 3) born in Illinois to Ohio and England-born parents. James and Jane Jackson of England were farmers living in the same township.

Mary Ann (Junkin) Bickett died January 11, 1895, in Paxton, Ford Co., IL, at age 74.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 21, 1900, shows William Colvin (age 43) born September 1856 in Ohio to Ohio-born parents is a Stationary Engineer renting his home and is living in the Village of Milford, Milford Twp., Iroquois Co., IL. Living with him is his wife of 17 years, Nettie Colvin (age 43) born May 1857 in Ohio to Ohio-born parents, with one of the two children born to her still alive. Also living there are: his daughter, Lottie Colvin (age 8) born September 1891 in Illinois to Ohio-born parents; his nephew, Ray Hofman (age 15) born March 1885 in Indiana to Ohio-born parents; his widowed father-in-law, Adam R. Bickett (age 78) born March 1822 in Ohio to Pennsylvania and Kentucky-born parents; his newly married nephew, Charles F. Peyton (age 27) born February 1873 in Indiana to Indiana-born parents, a Cabinet Maker; his newly married childless niece, Estella Peyton (age 32) born January 1868 in Ohio to Ohio-born parents; and his grand-niece, Daphne Peyton (age 4) born May 1896 in Illinois to Indiana-born parents. Leigh Larson note: Charles Franklin Patten was born November 29, 1893.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 9, 1900, shows R. H. Bicket (age 75) born February 1825 in Ohio to Ohio-born parents is a Widower who owns his own home free of a mortgage and living on Chestnut Street, City of Paxton, Patton Twp., Ford Co., IL.

Adam Reed Bickett died February 27, 1902, in Paxton, Ford Co., IL, at age 79.

Margaret Jane "Maggie" (Bickett) Moses died February 25, 1912, in Chillicothe, Ross Co. OH, at age 67.


Margaret Jane "Maggie" (Bickett) Moses Death Record.


Alice Rebecca (Bickett) Wallace died September 28, 1919, at her home, Vinton, Benton Co., IA, at age 65.


The Evening Courier and Reporter, Waterloo, IA, Wednesday, October 1, 1919

Death of Mrs. James Wallace.

Vinton, Ia., Oct. 1. - Mrs. James Wallace died at her home in this city on Sunday evening after an illness covering several months caused by heart trouble. Mrs. Wallace, whose maiden name was Alice Rebecca Bickett, was born in Ohio, Oct. 14, 1853. She moved to Cedar Rapids in 1875 and was married to Mr. Wallace Feb. 15, 1877, and moved immediately to the farm, northeast of town. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace continued to reside there until 1894, when they moved to Vinton. Mrs. Wallace had no children, but she proved a good mother to the children of Mr. Wallace's first wife. Short funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon in charge of Rev. R. C. Culley, and the body was taken to Paxton, Ill., in accordance of the wish of deceased made some time ago.


Portrait and Biographical Album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio, Chapman Bros., Chicago, Copyright 1890

JAMES M. BARBER. Among those who have passed away and who have left behind them a good record as men and citizens, may be properly mentioned Mr. BARBER. A man of unbounded energy and enterprise, he most assuredly left his footprints on the sands of time and presented an example of industry and perseverance worthy of emulation. Commencing with modest means, such was his diligence and his good judgment in the disbursement of his capital, that at his death he left a large estate including five hundred and twenty-one acres of land which was divided up among his children before the widow had been assigned her dowry of one hundred and nineteen acres, which with its buildings and other improvements constitutes one of the most desirable country homes in Greene County.

Mr. BARBER was born January 18, 1822, in Cedarville Township, and was a man of strong character, warm in his likes and dislikes, but of that temperament which drew toward him hosts of friends and which made him greatly beloved, especially by his near neighbors and his own family. He was formerly a Democrat in politics but during the latter part of his life was an active worker in the ranks of the Republican party. He was warmly interested in temperance movements and totally opposed to the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors. He kept himself thoroughly posted upon current events and loved to travel—a pastime in which he was joined by his amiable wife who enjoyed this recreation as much as himself. Their last journey was to Jacksonville, Fla., where Mr. BARBER was attacked with cerebro hemorrhage, from which his death caused January 25, 1888. The bereaved wife returned home with the remains of her husband and they were laid to rest in Cedarville cemetery while over them has been erected the finest monument in this part of the country.

The marriage of James BARBER and Miss Mary L. BICKETT was celebrated at the bride’s home, her father’s farm, near Jasper, April 13, 1852, and not quite three years afterward, December 27, 1854, they removed to the home where Mrs. BARBER still lives. Mrs. BARBER was born May 6, 1833, in Jasper Township and is the daughter of John BICKETT, who came to Ohio from Pennsylvania in 1818, settling in Xenia Township, this county. The paternal grandparents, John and Elizabeth BICKETT, were natives of Ireland and of Scotch-Irish descent, and settled in Pennsylvania in the year 1797. The early progenitors of the family were Protestants as their descendants have uniformly been. Grandfather BICKETT upon coming to America settled in Pennsylvania where he spent the remainder of his life. His wife subsequently joined her children in this county and died about 1839 or 1840 having attained to the advanced age of eighty years. The BICKETTS in coming to America were on the ocean twenty weeks.

John BICKETT was married in 1821 to Miss Peggy DEAN, daughter of Daniel DEAN, who removed to Ohio from Lexington, Ky., at a very early day. The maiden name of his wife was Elizabeth STEELE, also of Kentucky.

To Mr. and Mrs. BARBER there was born a family of twelve children, all of whom are living. John C. is a prosperous merchant of Cedarville; Robert Lee is married, has one child and is engaged in merchandising at South Salem, this State; he visited California during the gold excitement and is a very intelligent man, well informed upon all general subjects and especially the history of the great West. Charles M. is married and farming on a part of the old homestead, about one-half mile from his mother; he has two children—Colin and Marie. Huldah J., a mute, married Charles H. RICE, afflicted in the same manner. They however, have a bright little boy, Jamie, who can do enough talking for the family and can converse with his parents by means of his fingers as readily as they. The little fellow has considerable knowledge of telegraphing and is more than ordinarily bright and promising. They live on a farm a short distance north of Cedarville. Alice is the wife of R. S. ANDERSON and the mother of the two bright children—Ethel and Eula; they live on their own farm near Clifton, this county; Laura H. is the wife of D. S. COLLINS, and they also live on a farm near Clifton; Miss Effie makes her home with her brother in Cedarville; A. D. carries on the home farm for his mother in a highly creditable manner; Norah, Lea, Luna and Jessie complete the list. Mr. BARBER from his youth was a consistent member of the United Presbyterian Church, to which Mrs. BARBER belongs as does also her whole family except one son.


Portrait and Biographical Album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio, Chapman Bros., Chicago, Copyright 1890

MATHEW A. BICKETT, one of the representative farmers of Xenia Township, owns and operates a fine farm lying some two and one-half miles from Xenia Court House. He is a native of Greene County, Ohio, where he was born January 19, 1831, in a house which is only about a quarter of a mile from his present home. His father, William R. BICKETT, was one of the pioneers of the county having made choice of it for a dwelling place in the year 1818, while it was yet a wilderness. The region which had recently been the home of the Indian, shortly began to wear the aspect of civilization, as the advent of the white man caused the original forest to disappear, and its place to be taken by fields of waving corn and golden grain. 

William BICKETT was a native of Coaquilla Valley, Pa., where he was born in the year 1796 or 1798, the date is uncertain, and which was his home until he arrived at the age of about twenty-one when he started for the “far West” in company with his mother, sister, and one brother. The party reached Greene County, in the year 1818, having made the trip with a six-horse team. The first winter was passed in the house of Robert HAMMELL, a brother-in-law of Mr. BICKETT. In the following spring he bought about one hundred and fifty acres of woodland upon which he and his John erected a log cabin that was the home of their mother for a number of years. As rapidly as possible they cleared and improved the farm, and provided for the wants of the mother and sister who were dependent upon their exertions. Deer, wild turkey and other game abounded, and they could always procure plenty for the table by simply using their trusty muskets.

In 1827 William R. BICKETT and Miss Isabella ALEXANDER were united in marriage, and took up their residence on the old home farm. The fruit of this union was six children, three boys, and three girls. The boys are all married and living within one-half mile of the old homestead. Mr. BICKETT died in 1865. Mrs. BICKETT survived him some twenty years, departing for the better land in April, 1885.

The subject of this sketch was educated in the commons schools, and assisted on the farm in the intervals. When school life was over, he continued to work on the home place until about the time of his father’s death. May 30, 1865, our subject and Miss Caroline E. KENDALL were united in marriage. He then purchased his present place of one hundred and eighty-one acres of land, and began business for himself as a general farmer and stock-raiser. His stock consists for the most part of graded Short-horns in cattle, and a fine strain of hogs. Mr. BICKETT has no political aspirations, but exercises his rights as a citizen in favor of the Republican party. He is a highly esteemed member of the society, and a devoted adherent of the church of his fathers, the United Presbyterian, and is a regular attendant upon the services of that body in the town of Xenia.

Mrs. BICKETT was born in Greene County in 1838, about two miles from her present home, and is an intelligent and amiable lady well fitted to make a happy home for her husband and children. Mr. and Mrs. BICKETT are the parents of seven children whose names are: Clark K., Charles A.; William Albert; Annie M.; John W.; Elinor I.; and David Cameron, all at home, and all except the eldest attending school. Their parents are determined they shall have the best educational advantages that can be obtained, before permitting them to start out for themselves in the world.

Mr. BICKETT is a first-class practical farmer, and not only provides a comfortable and commodious home for his family, but also considers the wants of his stock. He has one of the finest barns in the township, it being 40x60 feet with shed and corn crib of 19 feet additional. Most of the shrubbery, and all the improvements upon the farm are the result of his own labor, and reflects great credit upon his ability and taste in the selection of the ornamental features of his beautiful home. He derives great enjoyment from the society of congenial friends, and is deservedly popular with all classes, but finds his great pleasure in the bosom of his affectionate and happy family.


The History of Benton County, Iowa, Containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, etc., Western Historical Company, Chicago, IL, 1878

WALLACE, JAMES R., Sec. 35; P. O. Vinton; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born in Brooke Co., W. Va., in 1837; came to Iowa in 1859, and located in Vinton; removed to his present farm in 1868. Married Alice Bickett in 1877; she was born in Greene Co., Ohio; Mr. W. has two children by a former marriage - Ella. M. and John W. are members of the U. P. Church; Republican. Mr. W. enlisted in Co. G, 13th I. V. I., in 1861, and was discharged in 1864; was in all the battles that regiment participated in; the most prominent battles were Shiloh, Corinth, siege of Vicksburg and Atlanta.

Leigh Larson note: J. R. Wallace in 1870 was living in Cedar Twp., Benton Co., IA. Living with him were: Margaret Wallace (age 27) born in Pennsylvania; and Ella May Wallace (age 3) born in Iowa. Margaret StClair.


The Evening Courier and Reporter, Waterloo, IA, Saturday, May 28, 1921

James R. Wallace, Civil War Veteran, Is Dead at Vinton

Vinton, Ia., May 28. - James R. Wallace, veteran of Civil war, died at his home in this city. Mr. Wallace, who was born in West Virginia, Oct. 27, 1837, served thruout the war and took part in many of the principal engagements. His residence in Iowa dates from 1859, at which time he came to Vinton, but after a brief residence here he went to Mount Auburn where he farmed for many years, returning here 20 years ago. His marriage to Miss Margaret St. Clair took place Dec. 28, 1865. She died about 10 years later. Mr. Wallace married Miss Alice R. Bickett, who died Sept. 27, 1919. Two children born of the first marriage preceded the father. Surviving Mr. Wallace are a sister, Mrs. Belle St. Clair, Waterloo, the last of 11 brothers and sisters, two grandchildren, Mrs. Alta McCandless and Mrs. Joe Turner, both of this city.


James R. Wallace and Maggie St. Clair were married December 28, 1865, in Benton Co., IA.


Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa, Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887

HUGH ST. CLAIR. deceased, was born in Indiana County, Pa., June 5, 1808. He was the son of Hugh and Rebecca (Beatty) St. Clair. The family were from the North of Ireland, but of Scotch descent. His parents were both of Irish birth, and emigrated to America while yet young, settling in Pennsylvania.

Hugh was reared a farmer, and when twenty-one years of age was married to Miss Margaret Mack, born in Indiana County in January, 1811, and a daughter of Robert Mack. They became the parents of ten children, two of whom died in childhood and one at the age of fourteen, and the remaining seven grew to man and womanhood. They were as follows: William M., who married Mary E. Kirkpatrick, and now lives in Cedar Township; Robert, who married Margaret Alcorn, and lives in Kearney County, Neb.; Hugh, who married Kate Brownlee, and lives in Cedar Township; Margaret, who married James R. Wallace, and died in November, 1875, leaving two children; John M., who married Sarah White, and now lives in Cedar Township; Archibald, who married Belle Wallace, and lives in Mt. Auburn, and is a lumber and coal merchant; Rebecca, wife of L. M. Wallace, living in Cedar Township.

Mr. St. Clair moved to Iowa in the fall of 1856, wintered at Davenport, and in the spring of 1857 bought his land, on section 27, Cedar Township, where he was engaged in farming until his death, which occurred Nov. 19, 1877, at his home. His wife is still living on the old homestead.

In early life Mr. St. Clair was a Whig, but became a Republican on the organization of that party. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church. His wife, four sons and one daughter belong to the same church. The sons are all Republicans. William and Hugh were in the service — members of the 28th Iowa Infantry.

Mr. St. Clair was a robust man up to a short time before his death. He was a genial, kindhearted neighbor, and highly respected as a citizen.


Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa, Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887

James R. Wallace, son of Robert Wallace and Rebecca Ramsey, was born in Brooke County, Va., Oct. 27, 1837. Settled in Benton County, Iowa, in 1859. He was a member of the 13th Iowa Vols, for three years, and in every battle fought by the Regiment. He married Maggie St. Clair in 1865. She died in 1875. He married Alice R. Bickett in 1877. Is a retired farmer, and lives at Mt. Auburn, Iowa.