Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 353 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
Jacob Alls; lHarriet, wife of Mr. Wright;
Nancy, the next in
order of birth; Francis,
wife of David Clanihan; James I., deceased;
George W., deceased; N. F., our subject;
Russon and Hartwell, deceased.
N. F., our subject, enlisted in Company
L, Fourth Virginia Regiment, Stonewall
Jackson's Brigade, and served four years.
He was wounded at the battle of Winciester,
in 1864, where he was captured and sent to
the hospital at Baltimore, and from there to
Point Lookout, on the Chesapeake bay, and was
there paroled with about 10,000 others. He
then returned to his regiment, and was sent
as a sharpshooter at the battle of Hatcher's
Run. He was in three hard-fought battles
and many skirmishes, and was also detailed as
Forage Master under Major Bassett. After
the close of the war he returned home, and
in November, 1868, came by rail to New
Orleans, then across the gulf to Galveston,
and next to Dallas county. He settled on
Duck creek, near Garland, and afterward
bought his farm of 193 acres, paying $5 per
acre, and the land is now worth $40 per acre.
Mr. Pace was married September 17, 1868,
to Nancy C. Wallace, who was born in Virginia,
September 22, 1849, and daughter
of James J. Wallace, who was born June 13,
1816. The latter was married to Susan
Sesler, who was born September 23, 1819.
The father died at the age of seventy-four
years, and the mother at the age of seventyone
years. They were the parents of eight
children, viz.: Mary, wife of John Miller;
Martha, wife of Joseph Givens; Mark, deceased;
William, also deceased; Floyd Wallace,
John S., Henry and Susan.
Mr. and Mrs. Pace have seven children:
Mary R., William E., Nancy S., Henrietta,
Norah V., Ida M., Mattie G. and T. J. J.
The mother die4 December 11, 1886. The
parents were both members of the Christian
Church, and the father is a member of the
I. O. O. F., Duck Creek Lodge, No. 444, and
also of the Knights of Honor.
AMES C. CHAPMAN has been a resident
of Texas since his early boyhood. I-e
was born in Henry county, Tennessee,
August 9, 1851, and came to this State witll
his father in 1858, when he was seven years
old. At the age of twenty-one he commenced
life for himself, and has made rapid
progress in the way of accumulating this
world's goods. He now owns a fine farm of
310 acres, well improved and located a mnile
from Mesquite. He has one of the finest
and best arranged dwellings in Dallas
county. While he is engaged in agricultural
pursuits, he has given much attention
to raising fine stock. His cattle are of the
Durham and Holstein breeds, and he has a
fine specimen of the English draught-horse.
Davis Green Chapman, father of Jaines C.,
was born in Tennessee. He was there married
to Miss Caroline Coats, November 20,
1845, and continued to live in Tennessee
until he moved to Texas. Arrived here, he
settled on Long creek in Dallas county,
where he bought eighty acres of land and lived
one year. He then moved to Tarrant county,
near Fort Worth, and rented land one year,
after which he moved to the city of Dallas.
In 1861 he purchased 130 acres of land fourteen
miles east of Dallas. During the war
he enlisted, in 1862, in Colonel Darnell's
regiment, and served till the conflict was
over, being at home sick when the Confederates
surrendered. After the war he purchased
more land, making in all a farm of
530 acres, which he devoted his time and
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/353/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.