<Donald> Munro
(Abt 1760-)

Barbara Munro
(1789-1849)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. George A. Wallace

Barbara Munro 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 18 Aug 1789, Arshrop/Arshross <Ardross?>, Rosskeen Parish, Ross-shire (Ross and Cromarty), Scotland 9 10
  • Marriage (1): George A. Wallace on 6 Mar 1806 in Rosskeen, Ross-shire (Ross and Cromarty), Scotland 1 2
  • Died: 4 Feb 1849, Woolwich Twp (Pilkington/Centre Wellington Twp), Wellington, Canada West (Ontario), Canada at age 59
  • Buried: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada

   Another name for Barbara was Barbara Monro.

  Research Notes:

Donald Wallace (1816-?) letter to Ed H. Wallace dated 4 Jun 1896 has b. 18 Aug 1737 [1773? 1787? May be typo in transcription.] Gravestone has d. 4 Feb 1849 (in Guelph, Ontario). Transcribed Donald Wallace letter has d. 4 Feb 1844.

  Birth Notes:

The transcription of Donald Wallace's letter has 18 August 1737, which is probably a misreading of 18 August 1787 or 1789. According to Jeanine Wallace, the family Bible of George & Barbara has b. at Arshrop, Parish of Ross-shire, Scotland on August 18, 1789. This is born out by her gravestone (b. August 18, 1789 and d. February 4, 1849).

In the 1851 census, there were many Munros in Rosskeen and several place names containing "Ardross." One was a castle, a couple were farms. A lot of individuals were born in Creich. Most of those folks were labourers or lodgers. See http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/SCT-SUTHERLAND/2002-02/1014013271

  Death Notes:

Donald Wallace (letter of 4 June 1896) gives death date as 4 February 1844. Jeanine Wallace (email 2 Jan 2010) says her headstone has 4 February 1849.

She died at the home of her son Hugh in what was then Woolwich Township, but was later named Pilkington Township in 1852. It is now part of Centre Wellington Township.

  Burial Notes:

Block E
WE-4322

Now Woodlawn Memorial Park
762 Woolwich Street
Guelph, Wellington, ON

  Noted events in her life were:

Obtained: Lot 11, Concession 1 in Pilkington township, After 19 Aug 1828, Woolwich Twp (Pilkington/Centre Wellington Twp), Wellington, Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada. The farm is still owned by descendants of George and Barbara Wallace. Seven generations have been raised on the family farm. It is located in Elora, Wellington, Ontario, Canada.
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Another early settler was Mrs. George Wallace who with her husband and four sons, John, Alexander, Donald and Hugh, in the year 1825, left Scotland on the sailing vessel "Planet" for South America where they landed at Carracus, Venezuela. Eighteen months later they arrived in Guelph known as the LaGuayra settlers. George Wallace died August 18, 1828 and was the second body buried in the old cemetery behind Chalmers Church which is now a city parking lot. Mrs. Wallace and her four sons then settled in Pilkington where the sixth generation is still residing.

Settled: on a farm on Wellington Road 7, Abt 1829, Ponsonby, Nichol Twp, Wellington, Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada. The second farm is northwest of the first, farther from Guelph. From Jeanine Wallace (email 2 Jan 2010): "The second point is where Barbara and the boys settled their own farm (still there today). The info we have is that they moved to the farm on Wellington Road 7 in 1829, after George died. I don't believe the deed reflects that date, I'd have to double check the date, the deed is dated in either the 1830s or 1840s. I think they were 'squatters' for a while. Eventually Hugh and Donald took over the farm, splitting the land. As you know Donald moved to the U.S. and George (Hugh's son) took over Donald's 50 acres. The original log house and structures are not standing on the farm today, but we know approximately where they were located. One of the doors in our farm house (build 1874) was from the original log home, tore off when it burned."
http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=King's+Hwy+6&daddr=Wellington+Rd+7&geocode=FTwSmQId-Lk2-w%3BFbnImQIdzqw1-w&hl=en&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=13&sll=43.601527,-80.331688&sspn=0.055691,0.110035&ie=UTF8&ll=43.618182,-80.364647&spn=0.055675,0.110035&z=13&dirflg=d

Moved: From Guelph to Woolwich Township, Ontario, Canada, 20 Apr 1833, Woolwich Twp (Pilkington/Centre Wellington Twp), Wellington, Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada.


Barbara married George A. Wallace, son of John Wallace [I] [of Bonar Bridge, Tain] and Janet Grant, on 6 Mar 1806 in Rosskeen, Ross-shire (Ross and Cromarty), Scotland.1 2 (George A. Wallace was born on 8 Jan 1775 in Culrain, Rosskeen Parish, Ross-shire (Ross and Cromarty, Highland), Scotland,11 died on 19 Aug 1828 in Guelph Twp (Guelph/Eramosa), (Wellington), Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada and was buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada.)


  Marriage Notes:

Email from Jeanine Wallace 20 Jan 2010 :

My grandparents have a wooden chest that came across with George and Barbara where they keep a lot of family stuff, in it is a Gaelic bible with inscriptions of birthdates and deaths. Below is what is written inside the bible - thought you might be interested.

George born at Culrain Parish of Ropskeen Ropshire, Scotland January 8 1775-August 19, 1828

Barbara born at Arshrop Parish of Ropskeen Ropshire Scotland August 18, 1789-February 4, 1849

Married March 6, 1806

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Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910 at FamilySearch.org has:
George Wallace + Barbra Munro married 20 Jan 1806 Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. Why would this be a different date?
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FamilySearch:
"Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYQK-GN5 : accessed 08 Sep 2013), George Wallace and Barbra Munro, 20 Jan 1806.
On this same film are birth records for children of Lachland Wallace and Margaret Ross, and the marriages of John Wallace and Catherine Duff, Charles Wallace and Elspet Ross, Alexander Wallace and Elspet Grant, plus many other Wallace birth records.

Sources


1 Correspondence, Email from Jeanine Wallace 20 Jan 2010.

2 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYQK-GN5 : accessed 08 Sep 2013), George Wallace and Barbra Munro, 20 Jan 1806.

3 Johnson, DeWayne B. and Lorna Wallace Johnson, Johnson/Wallace Family Tree.

4 Personal Documents, Letter from Donald Wallace to Ed Wallace.

5 http://www.familysearch.org, Barbara Munro m. George Wallace 20 Jan 1806 Rosskeen, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland.

6 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkallan&id=I00003.

7 http://www.familysearch.org.

8 Web - Message Boards, Discussion Groups, Email, Email from Jeanine Wallace 14 Dec 2009.

9 Web - Message Boards, Discussion Groups, Email, Emails from Jeanine Wallace January 2010.

10 Web - Message Boards, Discussion Groups, Email, http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/SCT-SUTHERLAND/2002-02/1014013271.

11 Web - Message Boards, Discussion Groups, Email, Email from Jeanine Wallace 20 Jan 2010.


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