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Gustavus Brown Wallace

Born 1810 - Died 1882

Gustavus Brown Wallace (1810-1882) was the son of John Wallace (1761-1829) and Elizabeth Hooe (c.1766-1851) and the grandson of Dr. Michael Wallace (1719-1767) of Ellerslie, Stafford County, Virginia.  In 1832 Gustavus married Emily Travers Daniel (c.1806-1869), the daughter of Travers Daniel, Jr. (1763-1813) and Mildred Stone (1772-1837).  Some years prior to her death, Mildred (Stone) Daniel purchased from the heirs of her son, Moncure Daniel (c.1809-1831), Crow’s Nest, the old Daniel Plantation on Potomac Creek.  Mildred willed Crow’s Nest to Emily and Gustavus Wallace and they resided there until being forced to flee the invasion of Union troops during the War Between the States.  Before leaving the property, the soldiers stole what they wanted and then burned the house to the ground.  In 1872 Gustavus B. Wallace was appointed one of the commissioners of the Free Bridge between Fredericksburg and Stafford County.  This is now known as the Falmouth Bridge.  Emily is buried in the yard at Ellerslie.