H. C. WALLIS was born in Trigg County, this State, March 4, 1836, a son of William and Elizabeth (Wallis) Wallis, both of whom were originally from South Carolina. The father is yet living, a prosperous farmer of Trigg County. The parents were blessed with nine children, six of whom survive. Our subject was reared upon the farm, and in 1855 removed to this county and taught school, and worked at plastering and farming. He commenced in business with a wagon loaded with goods and did a general trading business throughout the country. He has now a large store-house situated near the Trigg County line, a few miles west of Lamasco, where he does a thriving and constantly increasing business. He married Miss Nancy A. Piercy, a daughter of Allen Piercy. Of this union there are three children living; Irvin J., Elizabeth C. and Clara A.
Source: J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 867.