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Maj William Ketchum Wall
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Birth: May 19, 1786
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1853
Harrison County
Kentucky, USA

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He was the Commonwealth's attorney for the Judicial district for 25 years in Kentucky.
(Biographical Encyclopedia of Kentucky of the Dead and Living Men of the 19th Century, Cincinnati, Oh.: J. M. Armstrong & Company, 1878, p. 556)


WALL, MAJOR WILLIAM K., was born May 19, 1786, in Washington County, Pennsylvania, and was the son of John and Hannah (Ketchum) Wall, who temporarily settled in Mason County, KY in 1791, and afterwards permanently located in Harrison County. There his father was one of the assistant judges of the first Court of Quarter Sessions.
William K. Wall received a good education; studied law in the office of Colonel Richard M. Johnson, was licensed to practice in 1809, and located at Cynthiana; was a private in Captain Johnson's company, in the war of 1812; served in the Lower House of the Kentucky Legislature, first, in 1814, and was subsequently re-elected; was State Senator from 1846 to 1850; was Commonwealth's Attorney from 1820 to 1843, under six Governors; resigned, and, in that year, was candidate for Congress, and was defeated by Colonel John W. Tibbatts, of Newport. He was a lawyer of great ability, the speaker of force, and a useful and honorable citizen. Major Wall died, March 25, 1853, of pneumonia.

(www.harrisoncountyky.us)
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Wall (1742 - 1814)
  Hannah Ketchum Wall (1749 - 1831)
 
 Spouses:
  Priscilla M. Taylor Wall (1797 - 1833)
  Clementina Marshall January Wall (1801 - ____)
 
 Children:
  Mary Taylor Wall Addams (1817 - 1883)*
  Elizabeth Carr Wall Finnell (1822 - 1842)*
  Richard Menifee Wall (1841 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Wall (1766 - 1850)**
  Daniel Wall (1768 - 1805)**
  William Ketchum Wall (1786 - 1853)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Old Graveyard
Cynthiana
Harrison County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Sue McDuffe:)
Record added: Jun 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72036586
 

May GOD Bless you and our other Harvey/Harvie families as you so have blessed these UNITED STATES of North America and Europe! Thank you for your being and service!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: May. 9, 2013
5th Great Uncle
- Angela Carnes
 Added: Aug. 22, 2012
"a lawyer of great ability"
- Sue McDuffe:)
 Added: Jun. 27, 2011
 
 
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