Isaac A. Wallace
Isaac A. Wallace, farmer, was born in
December 7, 1841
, in the Twelfth District of Hamilton County. He is the sixth of ten children
born to Benjamin and Mary (
) Wallace. The father was born in
, and educated at
of that county, for the ministry. He was one of the first Presbyterian
preachers of the Twelfth District, and was a successful minister of the gospel.
He has two sons who are ministers in the same church. Both father and mother
were of Scotch-Irish descent, the former born about 1808 and died about 1855,
the latter was born in 1811 and is still living. Our subject was educated in
the common schools of the Twelfth District. He began life a poor man, has
accumulated considerable property and is quite comfortably fixed. He owns 200
acres of land which is considered the best farm near Soddy. He married Miss
Nancy McDonald, a granddaughter of Col. William Clift, and also a granddaughter
of James McDonald, one of the early settlers of the county. Mrs. Wallace was
born in December, 1844, in
, and by her marriage became the mother of six children: Benjamin E., James P.
(deceased), Joseph W., Albert E., Fannie B. and Mary A. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace
are members of the Presbyterian Church of which he has been an older for ten
years. Mr. Wallace is a Democrat and cast his first presidential vote for H.
Seymour. He is at present clerking in the Soddy Coal Company's grocery
department. His father was an early settler of this part of the county, and was
a very successful school teacher. J. Albert Wallace, a brother of our subject,
is one of the leading educators of
. He is president of King's College at
, where Isaac A.ís oldest son is attending school.
"History of East Tennessee" 1887