Samuel P. Wallace

Samuel P. Wallace

Birth
East Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
Death 27 Mar 1836 (aged 21)
Goliad, Goliad County, Texas, USA
Burial Goliad, Goliad County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 8027222 · View Source
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Samuel P. Wallace was the son of Andrew and Rachel Jane Ann (Blair) Wallace of Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia.
Samuel P. Wallace was 3rd. Sgt. in Wadworth's Company. Many records indicated he escaped the massacre on March 27, 1836 (Palm Sunday). His younger brother Wlliam Alexander Anderson "Big Foot" Wallace showed up to collect his past pay and get the land owed him for losing his life in the fight for Texas Indpendence on Dec. 29, 1837. Two sources said Samuel escaped but it was later determined that Joseph Tatem was mistaken in entering the notation on the log.
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Samuel P. Wallace was first cousin to 1st Sgt. William C. Wallace who had died in battle approximately 30 miles south of Goliad at Refugio Mission around 3:00 p.m. on March 14, 1836 while attempting to rescue trapped civilians. Sgt. William C. Wallace was first cousin to 3rd Sgt. Samuel P. Wallace who was marched out of Fort Goliad with over three hundred others and massacred by order of Mexican General Santa Anna on Palm Sunday, March 27, 1836.

Bio by: Cheryl (Smith) Owens


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  • Created by: William Barritt
  • Added: 25 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8027222
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel P. Wallace (15 Feb 1815–27 Mar 1836), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8027222, citing Fannin Burial Monument, Goliad, Goliad County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by William Barritt (contributor 46493296) .