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Zerelda Gray Sanders Wallace
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Birth: Aug. 6, 1817
Millersburg
Bourbon County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1901
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA

Temperance and Suffrage Activist. Thedaughter of an Indianapolis physician and sister-in-law of Richard Gatling, the inventor of the Gatling gun, Wallace later served as Indiana's First Lady from 1837 to 1840 and became first president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, which organized in Indianapolis in 1874. One of her step-children, Lew Wallace, became an army general and the author of "Ben-Hur." She was described as an "inspiritual speaker who could give impromptu two-hour lectures." Lew Wallace identified his step-mother as the model for Ben-Hur's appealing mother. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) 
 
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 Parents:
  John H Sanders (1791 - 1851)
  Mary Chalfant Gray Sanders (1801 - 1865)
 
 Spouse:
  David Wallace (1799 - 1859)
 
 Children:
  David Wallace (1836 - 1852)*
  Mary Sanders Wallace Leathers (1837 - 1871)*
  Ellen S Wallace (1845 - 1846)*
  Agnes Wallace Steiner (1848 - 1928)*
  David Wallace (1852 - 1911)*
  Jemima Sanders Wallace (1854 - 1866)*
  Sanders Wallace (1857 - 1858)*
 
 Siblings:
  Zerelda Gray Sanders Wallace (1817 - 1901)
  Sarah A. Sanders McRae (1819 - 1865)*
  Nancy Singleton Sanders Beaty (1821 - 1876)*
  Jemima Taylor Sanders Gatling (1837 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crown Hill Cemetery
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
Record added: Sep 16, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7872091
Zerelda Gray <i>Sanders</i> Wallace
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Rest peacefully...Sanders Family....
- Colleen Sanders Broyles
 Added: Nov. 14, 2012

- Jessie
 Added: Jul. 20, 2008
Rest in peace.
- Kathie
 Added: Aug. 31, 2007
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