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Harbird B. “Bird” Wallace (1813/15-1892) and Martha Matilda Johnson (1830-1907) of Cobb County, Georgia

H. B. Wallace and Martha Matilda Johnson were born in Rutherford County, North Carolina, and married there about 20 October 1845 (marriage bond date). They were in Cobb County, Georgia, by 1850 and lived there the rest of their lives. This family photo is used with permission from Jackie Carpenter of Tyler, Texas. It came to him through his grandmother, Athie Lena (Bishop) Wallace, wife of Calvin Webb “Cab” Wallis, son of Toliver Wallace and Nancy Dycus. Toliver was H. B.’s brother. The style of the women’s clothing indicates it was taken about 1890-1892. It has been restored by Gene Clark of Orlando, Florida. H. B. and Martha are seated on the front row – left.

H. B. "Bird" Wallace Family

 The cabin that forms the backdrop for this photo is very like the description passed down in the family as the home of H.B.’s brother, Toliver. H.  B. and his family lived in a fine house, in keeping with his status as a prosperous building contractor, specializing in stone and masonry work. His firm built the Cobb County court house, burned by the Yankees in 1864, and the one following it in 1873. He was one of two contractors who built the stone wall around the Marietta National Cemetery. He also built the 1869 Court House in Bartow County which now houses the Bartow County Historical Museum. Unfortunately, Marietta did not so value its court house and tore it down in 1966 to erect a modern-day glass and steel structure.

This image of the H. B. Wallace Family home is courtesy Georgia Archives Vanishing Georgia Collection, Cob249. It was taken during the time it was owned by L. B. Robeson. Later, the Georgia Baptist Convention bought the house and established the Roswell Street Baptist Church, which used the renovated structure as a sanctuary from about 1943 until it was demolished in 1951.

Home of H. B. Wallace

1869 Bartow County Court House as it appeared in 2011, by Blanche M. Wallace.

1869 Bartow County Court House

H. B. Wallace Family Plot, Marietta City Cemetery, 2008, by Blanche M.  Wallace.

H. B. Wallace Family Plot, Marietta City Cemetery, 2008

Children and Grandchildren of H. B. Wallace and Martha Matilda Johnson.

1-Harbird B. “Bird” Wallace; born: 9 Sep 1813, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died: 19 Apr 1892, his residence, Olinville [East Marietta], Cobb County, Georgia

+Martha M./S. “Matilda/Tilda” Johnson; born: 29 Jul 1830, North Carolina; marr: 20 Oct 1845, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died: 9 Nov 1907, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

2-Joseph Paschall Wallace; born: 20 Dec 1846, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 12 Feb 1885, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

+Elizabeth Annie Barrett; born: 1848, Georgia; marr: 21 Sep 1871, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 26 Mar 1913, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama

3-Annie May Wallace; born: 7 Jul 1885, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 28 Jun 1958, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida

2-Martha Ann Wallace; born: 27 May 1849, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 3 Mar 1920, 2322 10th Avenue, South, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama

+James B. Young; born: 10 Mar 1846, Georgia; marr: 20 Sep 1866, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 26 Nov 1909, 2410 10th Avenue, ?North?, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama

3-Wallace P. Young; born: Oct 1870, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

3-Marie Antoinette Young; born: abt 1873, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

3-James B. Young Jr; born: abt 1875, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

3-Donnie Young; born: abt 1879, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

3-John Young; born: Mar 1882, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

3-Clifford L. Young; born: Jan 1883, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

3-Sarah “Sallie” Young; born: Apr 1887, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

3-Fred H. Young; born: Sep 1890, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 21 Feb 1920, Winfield, Marion County, Alabama

3-Alice Young; born: Sep 1892, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

2-Mary Isabella Wallace; born: 1 Sep 1852, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 25 Oct 1891, Cobb County, Georgia

+John Calder Waters; born: 21 Mar 1847, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; marr: 25 Mar 1868, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 12 Apr 1917, Cobb County, Georgia

3-Jennie T. Waters; born: 16 May 1869, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 19 Jul 1931, probably Georgia

3-Daniel H. Waters; born: 29 Jan 1871, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 15 Aug 1919, 310 Maple Avenue, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

3-Lula Waters; born: 30 Apr 1873, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 6 Feb 1917, probably Georgia

3-Eva Waters; born: Feb 1878, Cobb County, Georgia; died: Nov 1930, probably Georgia

3-Edward Waters; born: 1877, Cobb County, Georgia

3-Isabella Waters; born: 1879, Cobb County, Georgia

3-John Eugene Waters; born: 10 Mar 1883, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 9 Nov 1926, No. 4 Fourth Avenue, East Lake, Dekalb County, Georgia

3-Susie E. Waters; born: 8 Jul 1888, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 6 Sep 1949, a private hospital, while on nursing duty, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee

3-Willie Grace Waters; born: 13 Jun 1891, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 6 Nov 1984, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

2-Laura V. Wallace; born: Feb 1854, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 9 Nov 1902, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

+William A. Reid; born: 2 Dec 1850, Georgia; marr: 15 Sep 1870, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 20 Feb 1881, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

3-Lottie Leola “Lettie” Reid; born: 14 Apr 1873, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 21 May 1925, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

3-Mary M. Reid; born: 1879, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 22 Nov 1898, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

3-William A. Reid Jr.; born: Dec 1877; died: 1908

+Joseph H. Bedford; born: 25 May 1856, Georgia; marr: 10 Nov 1881, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 6 Sep 1939, Grady Hospital, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

3-Jimmie Bedford; born: Aug 1882

3-Ina A. Bedford; born: 10 Nov 1884; died: 4 Nov 1973

3-Mattie L. Bedford; born: Sep 1887

3-Florry D. Bedford; born: 7 Jan 1890, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

3-Louise Bedford; born: Jun 1892

3-Velma Bedford; born: Apr 1895; died: 1968, Florida

2-Olie S. Wallace; born: Jul 1856, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 17 Jun 1913, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

+John P. “Jack” Moore; born: 1856, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; marr: 8 Oct 1873, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 27 Nov 1912, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

2-T. Alice “Donnie” Wallace; born: 4 Mar 1859, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 25 Jul 1873, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

2-William M. Wallace; born: 5 Jan 1862, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 26 Aug 1936, Fannin County, Georgia

+Francis C. Baugh; born: 20 May 1873, Georgia; marr: 12 Apr 1894, Fannin County, Georgia; died: 7 Jun 1926, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

3-E. Olen Wallace; born: Jun 1895, Georgia

3-Ruth C. Wallace; born: 1 Oct 1897, Georgia; died: 10 Jan 1983, Fannin County, Georgia

3-William Herbert Wallace; born: 25 Jan 1900, Georgia; died: 20 Feb 1995, Fannin County, Georgia

3-Edgar L. Wallace; born: 1902, Georgia; died: 1951, Fannin County, Georgia

2-James H. Wallace; born: 4 Oct 1863, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 22 Aug 1902, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas

2-John B. “Johnnie” Wallace; born: 15 Aug 1865, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 1 Jun 1931, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

+Martha Lou “Mattie” Wallace; born: 14 Nov 1867, Cobb County, Georgia; marr: 23 Dec 1886, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 19 Jul 1951, Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

3-Edna Wallace; born: Nov 1887, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 1968, Amityville, Suffolk County, New York

3-Floye Wallace; born: 26 Jan 1890, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 19 Jan 1976, Cobb County, Georgia

3-Ruth Wallace; born: May 1897, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

3-Robert R. Wallace; born: Feb 1900, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

3-Aaron Wallace; born: 16 Feb 1902, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 6 Sep 1954, Fulton County, Georgia

3-Christine Wallace; born: 12 Nov 1905, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 28 Dec 1991, Douglas County, Georgia

2-Robert Lee Wallace; born: abt 1867, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: bet 1913 and 1920, probably Arkansas

+Emily Elvira “Ella” Jordan; born: 4 Sep 1868, Marion, Ouachita County, Arkansas; marr: 31 Jul 1901, Union County, Arkansas; died: 21 Dec 1939, a local hospital, Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas

3-Lee Ella Wallace; born: abt 1903, Arkansas

2-Grace E. Wallace; born: 10 Jan 1871, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 8 Sep 1952, hospital, Sanford, Seminole County, Florida

+Theodore Fleish; born: abt 1870; marr: 26 Aug 1888, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 29 Jan 1892, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

3-Louie A. Fleish; born: Sep 1889, Georgia

3-Theodore Fleish Jr.; born: Sep 1891, Georgia

+Frank M. Venable; born: 4 Apr 1871, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama; marr: 25 Jan 1894, Cobb County, Georgia; died: 4 Jun 1938, Union Avenue, Sanford, Seminole County, Florida

3-Willie G. Venable; born: Jun 1899, Georgia

3-Grace Venable; born: 5 May 1905, Georgia; died: 3 Aug 1989, Edgewater, Volusia County, Florida

 The family of H. B. Wallace is treated at length in my book Ancestors and Kin of Toliver Wallace (1809-1882), North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Texas.

I will be happy to provide citations for all the facts in this article. Just contact me through the comments section below. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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