James Wallace CHESTNUT, ,of Drumabest,North Antrim

Male 1827 - 1888  (60 years)


Personal Information

  • Name James Wallace CHESTNUT 
    Suffix ,of Drumabest,North Antrim 
    Born 8 May 1827  Drumabest, North Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Mar 1888  Clay County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Republican City Cemetery, Clay Center, Clay County , Kansas , USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16917  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2018 

    Father John CHESTNUT, ,of Ballaghmore,and Drumabest,North Antrim,   b. Abt 1790, Ballaghmore, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1861, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Rachel WALLACE,   b. Abt 1790, County Derry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1863, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married
    • Ref:John Chestnut,of County Antrim,Northern Ireland,and his descendants" by -Ellen Chestnutt,Lola Chestnut Higby, Wendell Blaine Chestnut( The official records of the family use both Chestnut, and Chestnutt as the surname.)
    Family ID F7008  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane WALLACE,   b. 18 Jul 1829, Knockahollet, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1894, Clay County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1853  Kilraughts First Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney, North Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Wallaces and Moores believed very strongly in intermarriage among relations, and when James Wallace's daughter Jane married against her his wishes , she and her husband James Chestnut had to emigrate to escape the furore. In 1853, she married James Chesnut, a farmer in Drumabest— the marriage took place in 1st Kilraughts Presbyterian Church and not in her own church. They stayed in Drumabest until after the birth of their son John, but later emigrated. Even on his deathbed (nearly 30 years later) James Wallace refused to forgive his daughter for marrying against his wiishes.He left only 20 pounds to Jane when he died compared to 100 pounds to his other heirs.(Ref:PRONI Wills Calender for James Wallace) .Janes unmarried sister Mary,who remained at Knockahollett,was the major beneficciary.
    Children 
     1. John CHESTNUT,   b. 12 Jun 1854, Drumabest, North Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1924  (Age 70 years)
     2. Thomas Crozier "Barney" CHESTNUT,   b. 22 Mar 1856, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Joseph Wallace CHESTNUT,   b. 3 Jun 1860, Coulterville, Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1941, Clay County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. William CHESTNUT,   b. 17 Apr 1863, Coulterville, Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1950, Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F7005  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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