An American Family History

Elizabeth Branstetter Wallace Morris


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Other spellings--Brandstatter, Brandstetter, Brandsteter, Brandstaetter, Bransletter, Branstatter, Bransteeter, Branstetter, Branstiter, Branstitter, Branstitre, Branstudder, Broadtsteddler, Bronstetter, Brunstetter, Brunsteter, Brunstautton


John Morris
John Morris

Northampton County, Pennsylvania is on the eastern border of the state in the Lehigh Valley. It was formed in 1752 from parts of Bucks County. Easton is the county seat.
American pioneers migrated west to settle areas not previously inhabited by European Americans.

Elizabeth Branstetter Wallace Morris was born on September 7, 1810 in Heidelberg Township, Northampton County (which is now Lehigh County), Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Daniel Branstetter and Christina Bauman.

She came with her family to Ohio about 1818 where they were early pioneers.

She (Elizabeth Branstatter) married William Wallace on December 19, 1830 in Clark County, Ohio. William was born about 1810 in Pennsylvania. His parents were Ross Wallace and Elizabeth Neely Gibbs.

Their children were:
Louisa Jane Wallace Hupp (1831-1855, married Michael Hupp),
and Thomas Wallace (1837).

William Wallace died about 1837 when he was only 26 years old.

Elizabeth married John Morris on February 2, 1838 in Clark County, Ohio. John was born on March 5, 1812 in Butler County, Ohio. His parents were John Morris and Grace Kinney.

John had been married before to Tabitha Pence. Tabitha was the daughter of Samuel Pence and Elizabeth C. Cowhick. John and Tabitha had a son, Joseph Morris, who was born in 1835. Tabitha died shortly after his birth.

John and Elizabeth’s children were:
Mary Ann Morris Albin (1844, married William P. Albin) and Rebecca Ellen Morris McCollough (1850, married Alonzo Howard McCollough).

The family appeared in the 1850 census of Mad River Township, Champaign County, Ohio. The household consisted of John age 39, who was a farmer, Elizabeth age 40, Joseph age 15, Thomas Wallace age 12, and Mary A. Morris age 7.

In 1860 the household consisted of John Morris, Elizabeth Morris, Thomas Wallace, Mary A. Morris, and Rebecca E. Morris. The household also included Elizabeth's granddaughters, Mary E. Hupp age 7 and Ann D. Hupp age 5. John was a farmer and 23 year old Thomas was a lawyer.

The family remained in Champaign County, during the Civil War.

The family was still living in Mad River Township, Urbana Post Office in 1870. The household consisted of John age 58, Elizabeth age 59, and Rebecca E. age 19.

Elizabeth died on September 29, 1897 and is buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Tremont City, Clark County, Ohio.
Children of Daniel Branstetter, Sr.
and Christina Bauman
  • Daniel Branstiter
  • Henry Branstetter
  • John Brunsteter
  • Sarah Branstetter Rogers Neville
  • Mary Branstetter Enoch
  • Elizabeth Branstetter Wallace Morris
  • Rebecca Margaret Branstetter Hullinger
  • Charles F. Branstetter
  • Eliza Branstetter Heller
  • William Branstetter
  • Nathan Branstetter
  • Clark County, Ohio was formed March 1, 1817, from Champaign, Madison and Greene Counties. The first settlement was in 1796. The inhabitants of German Township were German Lutherans who came from Virginia.

    Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania originally included Washington Township and Slatington. It is located on Trout Creek and Jordan Creek.

    Elizabeth Branstetter
    Buildings in Clark County, Ohio ranged from simple log cabins to sophisticated Italianate and Gothic Revival structures.
    Champaign County, Ohio was created March 1, 1805 from Greene and Franklin counties. On March 1, 1817 the present boundaries were established when Logan and Clark counties were formed.  An 1800 census counted 100 settlers.





    from Biographical Cyclopedia of the Commonwealth of Kentucky

    Ross Wallace was a farmer and general trader. He married Elizabeth Neely in Bath County. His was an eventful life, an outline of which would require mor than the limited space in this volume. The children were named William, Thomas, Deborah and Elvessie.

    Elizabeth Neely Wallace was a widow when she married Ross Wallace, but was only seventeen years of age. Her first husband's name was Gibbs, a negro trader of Bourbon County, Kentucky (perhaps), who only lived about a year after their marriage and died by poison from his negroes on the Mississippi river, while on a trading tour. He left one child, Melissa Gibbs.

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