Name: Mary Wallace
Place: Clark co IN
Place: Goodwin Cemetery, Clark co IN
Although there is no dispute that Mary married first William Eakin, definitive proof is needed before we wholly
accept the notion that she was the mother of William
Akins (page 27, 1820 census, same place).
Mary married secondly William Goodwin. There had to have been more than
just the Goodwin's immediately family living in this household in 1820.
1820 > INDIANA > CLARK > CHARLESTOWN
Series: M33 Roll: 13 Page: 29
William Goodwin 010001001010 4000200311
William Goodwin and Mary Wallace Eakin Wallace had the following
John Goodwin (1784-1860) m Paulina Jenkins
Elizabeth Goodwin (1785-) m1 William Councel
m2 William Stacy
"Judge" Willis Wallace Goodwin (1787-1863) m1 Catherine Holland
m2 Mary Mills m3 Mrs Eliza Davis
Amos Goodwin (1792-1863) m Amelia Dunn
George Goodwin (1792-1814) m Esther Fowler
If the connection is correctly drawn, the above were half siblings of William Akins. It's worth noting that William also had sons
John, Willis and Amos, possibly named for his half-brothers.
Note that William Goodwin was the son of Edward Goodwin. See The William
and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 2, Oct 1899, "The Goodwins of Clark Co., Indiana."
Edward had another son, James Goodwin, who had Polly Goodwin who married Ware
Eakin, apparently in Louisville, KY, 1810. I'm finding nothing on Ware.
Might he have been related to the Eakins/Akins?
Some researchers believe that Mary was the daughter of Rev. John Wallace.
Here's a 2006 post from Jim Wallace:
Subject: Re: Reverend John Wallace
Date: 22 May 2006 17:38:42 -0600
Our info shows John Wallace came from Glasgow prior to 1750 with his
brothers Robert Henry Wallace, William Wallace, and James Wallace. John
traveled around Pennsylvania and finally settled in area around
Fredericksburg, VA. His first wife was Mary Hyatt and his second wife was
Nancy Matilda de Saussure of Charleston. Their son, John Wallace (Rev.
John) was born in 1754 in Fredericksburg and he served in the Rev.War.
After the War, Rev. John led an extended family group of Wallace and
Horrals etc. from N. Carolina to area around Washington, IN, which he
helped to found. He started the Bethel Methodist Church, still active in
Washington, IN. He was the first Methodist Circuit Rider in S. Indiana.
However, there were Wallaces in Botetourt county VA—as were Eakins.
William and Mary may have married in that county. Counted among the
Botetourt Wallaces is a Josiah Wallace, born 1749 in Abermarle county,
Virginia. Might Mary's son, Josiah Akin, have been named for him? Josiah's
parents were William Wallace and Hannah Woods. This is from
William Wallace born about 1706, married 20 March 1732 to Hannah Woods, are
first cousins. William received land grants with his father-in-law, Michael
Woods (born 1684). The total amount of land issued to William and Michael in
1737 was 1200 acres. William and Hannah built a home on the original land
that was (and is) known as Piedmont. According to the Albemarle County
Historical Society, there are fig trees still flourishing on the grounds of
Piedmont that Thomas Jefferson (a neighbor) brought back from France and
traded to the Woods family for a wagon load of clover seed.
Both Wallace families are represented at the Wallace
DNA Project. Rev. John is in group 10 and is of haplogroup R1b1a2.
The Albermarle/Botetourt Wallaces are in group 4 as haplogroup I. In other
words, the two groups of Wallaces were not related. At present I'm favoring
the Botetourt Wallaces, but a matching Mary has not been found among them.
William Wallace left a will in Albemarle County in 1766. An insufficiently
sourced lineage at montyhistnotes.com states that he (William, 1706-1766)
had a natural daughter named Mary, born 1740, who married James Henderson
As far as is known, Mary had one daughter, Elizabeth Goodwin. She was
married twice. The 1820 census for the household of her second husband,
William Stacy, shows one girl, 10-15. If she was a daughter, nothing is
known about her. In all likelihood, Mary Wallace has no living matrilineal
descendants, which blocks the possibility for mtDNA as a genealogical aid.
We will have to rely on traditional genealogical tools to determine her
parents or a close Wallace relative from whom we might one day do a Y-DNA
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