Jane Pollock, only daughter and eldest child of William and Nancy Pollock, was born January 24, 1810. Her education was limited to common-school instruction, which was the best afforded ladies of her day. She married Rev. James Wallace, and went with him to Logan county, Ohio. Mr. Wallace was born November 10, 1801, in York, Penn. He was graduated at Jefferson College, Canonsburg, in 1827; studied theology under Rev. Alexander Bullions, D. D., at Cambridge, N.Y.; he was licensed July 9, 1830, by the Philadelphia Presbytery; was ordained October 25, 1832, by the Miami Valley Presbytery, and at the ordination was installed pastor of the Dorby and Cherokee (now Huntsville) Congregations in Logan county, Ohio. In 1839 he was released form [sic] Dorby, and gave three-fourths of his time to Huntsville, and one-fourth to Bellefontaine. On April 10, 1861, he resigned his Huntsville charge, on account of infirmities, but preached occasionally as his health permitted, making his home at Huntsville, then Bellefontaine, and finally Belle Centre, all in Ohio. He was a most excellent man, much blessed in his ministry and greatly devoted to his work. The last year of his life he spent in reading the Old Testament entirely through in the original Hebrew. He died after a few hours' illness, November 30, 1878, at the residence of his son-in-law, W. W. Templeton, Huntsville, where he had gone on a visit; his wife had died several years previous, in 1863, their remains lie side by side in the cemetery at Huntsville, Ohio.
They had five children: two daughters -- Mary and Nancy -- and three sons -- William Pollock, David and A. Collins. Mary married W. W. Templeton, an elder in the United Presbyterian Church, and resides near Huntsville, Ohio; Nancy married T. L. Baird, and lives in Allerton, Iowa (He is a farmer and a member of Session in the Allerton U. P. Congregation); William Pollock was a member of Company D, Forty-fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was wounded in the battle of Knoxville, Tenn., November 18, 1863, and died from the effects November 29, 1863; David married Jennie Reed, and lives on part of the Wallace homestead farm near Hunstville, Ohio; A. Collins, married to Arabella Peoples, is a druggist located in Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Enlisted: 7/24/62 as 1st Sergt.
Mustered in: 8/19/62, Co. D
Wounded: 11/18/63 at Knoxville
Died of wounds: 11/18/63
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed March 1997 by Barbara Bower of Yorktown, VA as part of the
Beers Project. Published March 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at