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 ( Anderson ) Wallace. The father was born in Blount County , and educated at Marysville College 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 Hamilton County , 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 Sullivan County . He is president of King's College at Bristol , where Isaac A.ís oldest son is attending school.

Goodspeed's "History of East Tennessee" 1887