Note: N15722 !Biography in Virginia Biography, Prominent Persons, pg 351. !Lieutenant Colonel Gustavus Brown Wallace was born at Ellerslie, King George County, Virginia (now Stafford County), November 9, 1751. Mr. Wallace was Brigadier General for a short time and Lieutenant Colonel of the American Revolution. He was taken prisoner at the fall of Charleston, South Carolina, and carried aboard a British man-of-war. Through Sir Henry Clinton, he obtained an interview with Lord Cornwallis, as to parole which Colonel Wallace greatly desired, Lord Cornwallis signed the papers himself. The following is a paragraph from his will made December 19th, 1794: "I give my soul to Him who gave it to me, my body I bequeath to my brethen of the Fredericksburg Lodge who I hope will inter me as a Mason in the Burying Ground." Colonel Wallace never married. In 1802, he went to Scotland expecting to inherit property. It is said that the only thing he brought back was two very handsome diamond rings. After a short stay in Scotland, he contracted typhoid fever on ship board coming home. On landing, he went to the home of his cousin Mrs. Travers Daniel of Crow's Nest, King George county. Mrs. Daniel brought him in her carriage to the old tavern on Main Street, the Rising Sun Tavern now, of which he was owner. He died a few days after and was buried in the Masonic Burying ground, but there is no tombstone over him. There is a red scarf in the Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge which he wore all during the Revolutionary War. Colonel Wallace was a member of the Virginia Branch of the Society of the Cincinnati as early as October 5, 1784, on which day he was present at the meeting of the Society. Colonel Wallace received from Virginia on January 30, 1780, for his seven years services during the war 7000 acres of land and on February 12, 1808, 960 acres additional for ten months and seven days special service. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:0_suA8PL71wJ:files.usgwarchives.net/va/fredericksburg/cemeteries/masonic.txt+thomas+fitzhugh+knox+1825&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&source=www.google.com !4 Jun 1767: In the name of God, Amen. I, Michael Wallace of King George County, Practitioner of Physic, being of sound mind and disposing judgment do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following. Imprimis, I direct my body to be buried in the Churchyard of Falmouth as near my two Children enterred there as may be convenient in such decent manner as my Executors shall think fit. Item: I give and devise the land I now live on purchased of William Waugh--the land and plantation in Stafford purchased of Wm Ross and that part of the land I purchased of Col Carter which lies between the ridge road an Mintons Ordinary to my son Gustavus Wallace & his heirs forever; but if he should die before the age of twenty one years not leaving lawful issue then I give the lands and plantation in Stafford purchased of Ross to my son Thomas & his heirs forever & the afsd part of the land purchased of Carter & also that purchased of William Waugh to my son James and his heirs forever. The said James and Thomas paying yearly the sum of five pounds each to their Mother during her Widowhood. Item. I give and device that that tract of land in Culpeper County containing eleven hundred & fifty acres on which I now have a Quarter to my son Michael Wallace & his heirs forever; but if he should die before the age of twenty-one years not leaving lawful issue then living, I give the same to be equally divided to my sons William & John & their heirs subject to and charged with the payment of five pounds from each of them yearly to their Mother during her Widowhood. Item. I give and devise that part of the land I purchased of Carter beginning at the ridge road and extending as far as Matthews land not to include any of the sd Matthews land, but to be bounded by his lines and that tract of land on which the Widow Sturdy lives, and also one hundred & three acres Adjoining on Branham & Milham near the double topped Mountain to my son James and his heirs forever, but if he should die before the Age of twenty one years not leaving lawful issue, then living, I give and devise that part of Carters & the Widow Sturdy's to my son Gustavus & the hundred & forty three acres in Culpeper to my son Thomas subject to and charged with payment of five pounds yearly from each to their Mother during her Widowhood. Item, I give & devise the remainder of the land I purchased of Carter including Matthew's lot & three hundred acres in Culpeper adjoining Cavenaugh & Yancy to my son William & his heirs, but if he should die before the age of twenty one years not leaving lawful issue then living I give his part of Carters land to my son Michael & his heirs & his tract in Culpeper to my son Thomas and his heirs, subject to and charged with the payment of five pounds from each of them yearly to their Mother during her Widowhood. Item. I give and devise that tract of land in Culpeper purchased of James Ray & sd to contain eight hundred & twenty eight acres to my son John Wallace & his heirs forever but if he should die before the age of twenty one years not leaving lawful issue then living I give one half of the same to my son Gustavus & his heirs forever, and the other half to my son Michael & his heirs forever, subject to & charged with the payment of five pounds yearly from each of them to their Mother during her Widowhood. Item. I give & devise to my son Thomas & his heirs forever that tract of land in Stafford County which I purchased of Isaac Savage & two pieces in Culpeper one containing one hundred and forty three acres & the other three hundred and fifteen; but if he should die before the age of twenty one years not leaving lawfull issue then living, I give the tract purchased of Savage to my son William & his heirs & the peice in Culpeper to my son James & his heirs subject to and charged with the payment of five pounds yearly from each of them to their Mother during her Widowhood. Item. It is my Will & desire & I do hereby devise & direct that none of the afsd limitations should be construed or deemed entails of any of the afsd lands; but that they should be esteemed as contingent Remainders & not otherwise. Item. It is my Will & Desire that if any of aforsaid Children should die before they come to the age of twenty one years leaving no childlen but a Wife with child which shall afterw! ards be born alive, that then his or their Child or Children born after his or their Death or Deaths shall succeed to his or their Estates in the same manner as if born before such Death. Item. I give to my Wife Elizabeth during her life the land I now live on purchased of William Waugh & the use of one seventh part of my slaves & other personal Estate; which slaves & personal Estate after her Death I devise shall be equally divided among all my Children. This devise to my Wife to be in lieu of her dower. Item. I give & devise all my lands herein before mentioned & all the residue of my slaves & personal Estate except what was before given to my wife in Trust to the Revd Mr. Richard Brown of Maryland, the Revd Mr James Scott--Mr James Douglass & Mr Cuthbert Bullitt of Prince William for the purpose afore mentioned to wit; that they shall apply the profits arising from the same to the support of my Wife and the maintainance & education of my Children during the minority of all or any of them provided that upon the Marriage or Mijority of any of my sd Children he or they so married or of age shall enter upon & be seized of his or their lands & tenements except my dwelling house, plantation land purchased of Waugh given my Wife for life which Gustavus is not to have during her life & shall have and receive to his or their own use one full Child's part of my personal Estate and slaves not devised their Mother. Their sd. lands & slaves subject to and charged with the payment of one thousand pounds of Tobacco annually from each of them when they come of age to their Mother during her Widowhood. Item. It is my Will & Desire that if my son Gustavus neglect or refuses to pay his Mother her legacy of one thousand pounds of Tobacco annually as was before directed she shall have during her Widowhood the rents of the plantation on which Banks & Briggs now live. Item. I will & direct if any of my sd Children die before they are of full Age that this or their part of my personal Estate & slaves be equally divided among my surviving children & their Representatives according to the statute of Distribution & that my Wife also shall have Chailds part of such Descendants slaves & personal Estate in Lieu of her legacy of one thousand pounds of Tobacco which after his death is to be equally divided among my Children and their Representatives. Item. I will & desire that if any of my other Children neglect or refuse to pay their Mother her legacy of one Thousand pounds of Tobacco annually as before directed that she shall have during her Widowhood one of the best slaves of her or t! heir share or shares so refusing & neglecting, Item. I will & devise that my Exe'ors shall lease out my lands on the best terms they can till my Children Comes of Age, that is each Child's part till he comes of Age. Item. I will & devise that my Exe'ors may dispose of my unnecessary Estate & what other part of my personal Estate they think can be spared & all the money remaining after the payment of my just Debts, which I order may be laid out in the purchaise of Negroes & settled on some of the best of my land & thease Negroes divided as the others before mentioned. Item. I appoint the Revd Mr Richard Brown of Maryland, the Revd Mr James Scott & Messrs James Douglass & Cuthbert Bullitt Guardians to my Children. Lastly, I appoint my dear Wife Elizabeth & my friends Messrs. John Knox, Arthur Morson Gawin Lawson & the four above mentioned gentlemen my Executors & Executrix; requesting the sd. Knox, Morson, Lawson & Bullitt to use all imaginable Delegence in collecting my Debts In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal t! his Eighth day of July in the year of our Lord God 1766. Interlined before signing the words (son) (entail of) (except) (hereunto). MICH WALLACE. [L.] Signed, Seal'd, publish'd & declared to be the last will of Dr Wallace in presence of us, George Noble Robert Lawson, John Dunlap, John Moncure. King George Co., VA, Will Book A, Probate 4 June 1767
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