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From: "Jean Smallwood" <>
Subject: Re: OBITUARY - WALLACE 1934
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 1997 18:28:56 -0600

Hi Betty and all, I would be most interested in the two families listed

I am descended from a Jean WALLACE/Robert POAGE marriage about 1750 and in
Augusta and Botetourt Co.s Virginia. Both the Poage's and Wallace's entered
America from Ireland. Some of the Poage's moved to KY with some in or near
the Muhlenberg Co area. The below could strictly be a coincidence, but I
would like to know more. I have not been able to track but a couple of the
Poage's and none of the Wallace's.

Is anyone researching the below families? Would love to communicate with

Jean Smallwood
-----Original Message-----
From: Betty Sellers <>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, December 07, 1997 4:44 PM
Subject: OBITUARY - WALLACE 1934

>MAY 24, 1934
>The body of ARTHUR WALLACE, 52 years old, was found on a little used road
>near the Cumberland Church between the rivers early Monday morning by JOHN
>POGUE, who had gone out to shoot crows. The man had been dead for about 48
>hours when he was found, according to a conclusion by Dr. H.L. WALLACE,
>coroner of Trigg County, who viewed the body. There was no sign of
>about the body and it is thought that he suffered a heart attack. The
>coroner's jury arrived at this verdict. he was last seen Saturday morning
>when he left his home apparently on his way to Bleidt near his home and is
>thought to have taken a short cut across the graveyard at the church and
>behind the church where an old road used to go. His people did not become
>alarmed at his absence until Sunday as he was in the habit of being away
>from home all night. when he did not return Sunday a search was instituted
>for him. POGUE who found the body, was not searching for him, but
>accidently discovered the body which had started to decompose. MR. WALLACE
>was a former teacher in the schools of this county and for many years was a
>farmer. He was the father of seven sons and three girls, who survive him.
>Two sets of twins are included int he number. His wife also surves as does
>hi parents, MR AND MRS JOE WALLACE, one brother, ROY WALLACE and one
>sister, MRS. JAP LANEAVE. Burial in the Cumberland Church Graveyard.
> Betty Sellers

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