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Lee Wallace

Born c.1856 - Died 1935

Lee Wallace (c.1856-1935) was the son of Gustavus B. Wallace (1810-1882) and his second wife, Margaret Elizabeth McFarland (died 1864).  For some forty years, Lee taught school in Stafford County, Virginia and was a resident of White Oak.  He owned a small country store near Bethel Baptist Church.  This was run for many years by Miss Lucy A Cox (1861-1920) and, later, by Aunt Martha Brown, formerly enslaved.  Lee Wallace never married, but lived with Lucien Newton whom he raised from a little boy.  Lee was a magistrate for Falmouth and often held court at Roach’s Mill near modern Woodmont Nursing Home.  He served as a magistrate in Stafford from at least 1885 to 1935.  He was buried at Bethel Baptist Church.