William WALLACE

HAIRSTON.org ID#2584, b. about 1706, d. before 13 November 1766
Father*Peter WALLACE Sr. d. b 1724
Mother*Elizabeth WOODS1,2 b. a 1682
Birth*William WALLACE was born about 1706 in Ireland.1 
He was the son of Peter WALLACE Sr. and Elizabeth WOODS.1,2 
EmigrationMichael WOODS emigrated in 1724 from Ireland; Michael Woods and his family emigrated to Pennsylvania from Ireland about 1724. His sister, Elizabeth Woods Wallace and her children traveled with Michael Woods. Elizabeth's husband Peter Wallace had died before the trip.1 
Marriage*William WALLACE married Hannah WOODS, daughter of Michael WOODS and Mary CAMPBELL, in October 1735.3,4 
Patent/Warrant* On 10 June 1737 in Goochland County, Michael Woods obtained a patent for 350 acres crossing Mecham's River and it's North Branch, adjacent William Wallace. Patent Book 17, page 351.5 
Patent/Warrant* On 10 June 1737, Archibald Woods received a patent for 400 acres in Goochland county on both sides of Mecham's River, adjacent to William Wallace." Patent Book 17, page 345.5 
Patent/Warrant* On 10 June 1737, William Wallace obtained a patent in Goochland County for 400 acres on both sides of Mecham's River and Lickinghole Creek, a branch of said river. Patent Book 17, page 354.5 
Patent/Warrant On 25 July 1741, William Wallace obtained a patent for 200 acres in Goochland County on both sides of Lickinghole southwest, in the low grounds. Patent Book 18, page 1035.5 
Court Record15 September 1741, Goochland County, Virginia, William WALLACE, On 15 Sep 1741, Peter Hairston, Michael Woods, John Woods, William Wallace and two dozen other residents signed a petition to have a road cleared from Thomas Morrisons to the D.S. tree in Michael Woods road in Goochland County. It is well known that, in 1734, Michael Woods led a group of families from Pennsylvania through the Shenandoah Valley to settle in Virginia. The gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains that Michael Woods led these families through was called "Woods Gap" until the name was changed to "Jarman Gap" in the 1800s. Michael Woods obtained his first patent in Goochland County in June 1737. Michael Woods was a Presbyterian from Ireland and his grandson John Woods would later marry Agnes Anne Hairston, Peter's granddaughter.



"On this petition of James Bell, William Verdeman, William Miller, Peter Hairston, Edward Molloy, Thomas Bell, James Bell Jun., John & Thomas & Hugh Dobbins, Thomas & Charles Hughes, William White, Davis Stockton, Alexander Reid, John Heard, Samuel Bell, William Morrison, John Roberts, David Martin, James Armour, James Robertson, John Fulton, Geo. Powel, John McCord, Saml. Arnett, Richard Stockton, Thomas Stockton, & Hum Dobbins. Leave is given them to clear a road from Thomas Morrisons to the D. S. tree in Michael Woods road. And that the petitioners be exempt from working on any other road." - Goochland County Court Order Book 5, page 3. FSL #7898186 image 22.6,7,8
Church RecordHe On March 29, 1747 in Goochland County, signed a petition to call and invite Rev. Samuel Black to minister to the Ivy Creek Orthodox Reformed Presbyterian Church.
The list of signers also included Peter Hairston.
Rev. Samuel Black (c1700-1770) was from Ireland in 1735 and was a pastor in Donegal, Lancaster, PA. before coming to Virginia.3 
WillHe was mentioned in the will of Michael WOODS on 24 November 1761 in Albemarle County, Virginia; Michael Woods will was dated 24 November 1761 and listed his sons Archibald, John, William and daughters Hannah, Margaret (dec'd.), Sarah and a grandson Michael (son of Archibald). Executors were Archibald Woods, John Woods and William Wallace. - Albemarle Will Book B, page 129. Family Search Library Film #7643846, image 76.3,1,9,10
Will*William WALLACE left a will on 15 June 1766 in Albemarle County, Virginia. Mentions wife Hannah, sons John, Michael, William, Josiah, Nicholas, daughters Joan, Sarah and Hannah. Executors are wife Hannah and son Michael Wallace. Witnesses Henry Carr, Adam Wallace and John Woods. William Wallace signed with his mark. - Albemarle County Will Book B, page 209. Family Search Library Film #7643846, image 115.10
Death*He died before 13 November 1766.10 
Probate*His estate was probated on 13 November 1766 in Albemarle County, Virginia. Albemarle County Will Book B, page 209. Family Search Library Film #7643846, image 115.10
ProbateHis estate was probated on 11 March 1767 in Albemarle County, Virginia; On 11 march 1767, and appraisel of William Wallace estate is presented to the court. - Albemarle County Will Book B, page 215. Family Search Library Film #7643846, image 118.

Family

Hannah WOODS b. a 1710
Children

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

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  2. [S3502] Hosier, Jr., Scott F., The Descendants of Michael Woods, Gent., of Mountain Plains, Albemarle, VA. 30 March 1992., Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Last Edited8 Aug 2023