Member Biography

Michael Wallace 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1820-1821       12 Democrat
1821-1822       12 Democrat

COUNTIES: Huntingdon, Mifflin  


01/08/1775 - 11/22/1839

Michael Wallace (D12) Huntingdon and Mifflin Counties 1819-1822

Early Life:

Michael Wallace, born January 8, 1775, Scotland; son of Thomas and Esther Patterson Wallace; settled, family, Cecil, Maryland, United States, 1780; moved, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, 1805; elected, Auditor, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, 1810-1811; elected, Auditor, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania 1816; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1819-1822; married, Mary Magdalina Waite, children, Robert P. Wallace, Mary Wallace Neff, Samuel P. Wallace, Benjamin Franklin Wallace, Susan Wallace Gemmill; died, November 22, 1839, Morris township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; interment, Alexandria Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Auditor, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania 1810-1811.

Elected, Auditor, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania 1816; as there was no opposition to the ticket, there were only about 800 votes polled throughout the County." The Huntingdon Gazette (Huntingdon, Pennsylvania). October 17, 1816.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 12th district, Huntingdon and Mifflin Counties, 1819-1822


Best guess of who Michael Wallace was:

Northwest from this place lived as a pioneer Michael Wallace, a native of Maryland. After a time, he removed to Laurel Springs, near Birmingham, where he engaged in manufacturing. In 1827 he returned to Morris, where he became the owner of Union Furnace, and carried on other enterprises at that point. He was the father of sons named Thomas, who removed to Ohio; Samuel, who died suddenly at Union Furnace; Robert, who died in Morris on the farm now occupied by his son John. His daughters married Dr. Jacob M. Gemmill and Henry Neff. Thomas Wallace, a brother of Michael, had a residence in Tyrone township, and was the father of sons named Crawford, Michael, Samuel, and Lloyd. One of his daughters became the wife of Hays Hamilton, of Franklin, for many years manager of Huntingdon Furnace; another, Dr. Oliver G. Scott, and for her second husband Captain. James Bell, while a third married James Crawford, of Tyrone.

History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania by J. Simpson Africa Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1883, pages 320-328. Contributed by Mike Gifford and Ken Boonie. Revised and proofread by Judy Banja CHAPTER XLVIII. MORRIS TOWNSHIP


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members W"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

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