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Esther Test Wallace 1807-1834

Location: SR 136/Liberty Street between 8th & 9th Streets, Oak Grove Cemetery, Covington. (Fountain County, Indiana)

Erected by Fountain Central High School Junior Historical Society

ID# : 23.1970.2

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The 1st wife of Governor David Wallace and mother of General Lew Wallace, soldier, author of Ben Hur, statesman & diplomat, is here buried. She influenced the lives of two important Hoosiers.

Keywords

Women, Arts and Culture, Politics