Clark County’s Wallace Family Celebrates its Heritage
Founder Reuben Wallace came to Ohio in 1802 with his future father-in-law to find good farmland. He returned to his home in Virginia to marry, and then moved permanently to Clark County with his wife, Anna. After settling on the farm, Reuben was elected as an Ohio legislator and also served as a justice of the peace.
Log remnants, a step, and locust trees that surrounded the original home still remain. Reuben learned cabinet-making while in Virginia and made much of his own furniture, several items of which are used by the family today. A second home, used today, was built in 1900 and included two 50’ porches and a windmill tower to provide fresh water
Reuben Wallace was the great-great grandfather of Donald Wallace. Donald and Ellen are the fifth generation to own the family’s Bicentennial farm in Bethel Township.