Daughter of Benjamin F. Towne and Mary Sigourney, of Oxford, Worcester Co., MA. Mary S. Towne was the assistant to the president of E. TN Masonic Female Academy in 1850. In 1855, she became the third wife of Gen. Wm. Wallace, of Blount Co. Gen. Wallace died in 1864. Sometime after 1870, Mary returned to MA to live, but eventually moved to NYC, where she died in 1893. On her headstone before her dates of birth and death is the the following inscription: "Mary Sigourney Daughter of B. F. and M. S. Towne and Widow of Gen. Wm. Wallace of Tennessee."