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BIOGRAPHY: George Washington Wallis born November 27, 1841

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Shelby and Talladega county, Alabama

George Washington Wallis was a leading agriculturist, residing on his farm in the vicinity of Creswell, Alabama, and was known far and wide as a strictly honorable citizen. He was reared a farmer passed and his life as a farmer. He was a son of Charner Hopkins Wallis, who came to Talladega county from South Carolina about 1838, with his parents. Grandfather Wallis was in the Indian war of 1836 and died sometime afterward at Double Bridges, Georgia.

Charner Wallis married Savilla Grubbs, daughter of Enoch Grubbs, and they reared a family of nine children. Five of these were alive in 1904. The parents were respected farmers, he a Whig, and both members of the Methodist church. The mother passed away about 1861, the father two years later. George W. Wallis was born Nov. 27, 1841, in Talladega county. He had just arrived at manhood when the Civil war broke out. He enlisted in Company K, Eighteenth Alabama infantry. In this regiment he served four years, receiving three wounds. He was living with his third wife in 1904., who was Mrs. Martha Cosper prior to her marriage. She was the mother of a little daughter, Ada Sevilla. The wife whom he married in 1864, was Miss Nancy Powell, her death occurring Feb. 27, 1868. Subsequently, Mr. Wallis married Rebecca Butts, who passed away in February 1881.


To the first wife was born a son,

1.George Thomas Wallis (b. Oct. 15, 1866)


To the second were born;

2.George Washington Wallis, Jr. (Oct. 27, 1873 – Mar 18, 1958) married Jennie Bates (1876-1917)

2.Edward Elmore Wallis (Jan 3, 1875 – Oct. 14, 1967)

3.Florence Eugenia Wallis (b. Sept 1, 1877)

4.John Morgan Wallis (b. Nov. 3, 1878)


Mr. and Mrs. Wallis were highly regarded in the community where they resided. He was a Democrat and a Methodist, and she a Baptist.

George Washington Wallis passed away September 14, 1921 in Harpersville, Alabama.



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