Family: James Wallace CHESTNUT, ,of Drumabest,North Antrim / Jane WALLACE (F7005)

m. 18 Aug 1853


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  • Father | Male
    James Wallace CHESTNUT, ,of Drumabest,North Antrim

    Born  8 May 1827  Drumabest, North Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Mar 1888  Clay County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Republican City Cemetery, Clay Center, Clay County , Kansas , USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  18 Aug 1853  Kilraughts First Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney, North Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  John CHESTNUT, ,of Ballaghmore,and Drumabest,North Antrim | F7008 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Rachel WALLACE | F7008 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Jane WALLACE

    Born  18 Jul 1829  Knockahollet, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Jan 1894  Clay County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Republican City Cemetery, Clay Center, Clay County , Kansas , USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  James WALLACE, ,of Knockahollett,County Antrim,Northern Ireland | F1160 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Ellen MOORE | F1160 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    John CHESTNUT

    Born  12 Jun 1854  Drumabest, North Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  21 Jun 1924   
    Buried    Republican City Cemetery, Clay Center, Clay County , Kansas , USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    Thomas Crozier "Barney" CHESTNUT

    Born  22 Mar 1856  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

    Child 3 | Male
    Joseph Wallace CHESTNUT

    Born  3 Jun 1860  Coulterville, Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 May 1941  Clay County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Republican City Cemetery, Clay Center, Clay County , Kansas , USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Male
    William CHESTNUT

    Born  17 Apr 1863  Coulterville, Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  19 Jun 1950  Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Republican City Cemetery, Clay Center, Clay County , Kansas , USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Elizabeth Jane"Lyde" BORLAND | F7006 
    Married     

  • Notes  Married:
    • The Wallaces and Moores believed very strongly in intermarriage among relations, and when James Wallace's daughter Jane married against his wishes , she and her husband James Chestnut had to emigrate to escape the furore. In 1853, she married James Chesnut, a farmer in Drumabest.The marriage took place in 1st Kilraughts Presbyterian Church and not in her own church. They stayed in Drumabest until after the birth of their son John, but later emigrated. Even on his deathbed (nearly 30 years later) James Wallace refused to forgive his daughter for marrying against his wishes.He left only 20 pounds to Jane when he died compared to 100 pounds to his other heirs.(Ref:PRONI Wills Calender for James Wallace) .Janes unmarried sister Mary,who remained at Knockahollett,was the major beneficciary.


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