Everet Wallace[1]

Male Abt 1770 - Abt 1845  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name Everet Wallace 
    Born Abt 1770 
    Gender Male 
    Residence Everet Wallace Homeplace, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Abt 1845 
    Notes 
    • Everet Wallace (c1770-c1845) appeared for the very first time in the 1790 Census in Moore County, NC. Everet, appearing with his wife, Caty/Catherine and their infant daughter, Celia, were the only Wallaces recorded in the Moore County, NC Census that year. From his first appearance in the 1790 Census to his last in a Tax Record in 1844/1845, there are over 35 known references to Everet in Moore County, NC records. Among these records, Everet can be found entering land, paying taxes, serving on juries, testifying at trials, and purchasing goods at estate sales.

      Based on the later Census records of his children, Everet was born in North Carolina, although it has not certain that he was born in Moore County, NC. In the 1880 Census, Everet's four living children (Isham, Enoch, Nathan and Franey) all identified their mother and father as being born in NC.

      Throughout his adult life, Everet and his family resided in upper Moore County, NC south of the present day town of Robbins. Everet Wallace owned 100 acres of land on Cimlin Branch of Flag Creek, a tributary of Bear Creek in Moore County, NC. He received a Land Grant from the State of North Carolina for 50 acres in 1794 and must have purchased an additional 50 acres as he was listed in Tax Lists in 1815 and 1818-1823 as owning 100 acres. This land is located literally just west of intersection (known as the Robbins Crossroads) of NC Hwy 705 and NC Hwy 24/27. The original 50 acre tract was deeded by his grandson, John Mack Wallace, to William Wesley Brown in 1898.

      CATY / CATHERINE

      It is my belief that his wife was named Caty/Catherine. This is based primarily on tax records that list Everet Wallace on an 1844/1845 tax list and a Caty Wallace in 1846 as owing taxes for 1845. In those days, while women were generally not assessed taxes - they are frequently listed after the death of their husbands. In my research, I have not been able to locate another Caty/Catherine Wallace who would have been of age or could have been widowed in order to paying taxes at this time. Additional circumstantial evidence that Everet's wife was named Caty/Catherine exists in the naming of their grandchildren. Celia Wallace Maness' 1st daughter was named Catherine and her 1st son was named Everet.

      Caty/Catherine's maiden name is listed numerous times on the Internet as Horner. There is not one single piece of conclusive evidence to confirm that. Frankly, I believe that it is inaccurate. The Horner family resided in Orange County, NC until circa 1823 when George W. Horner moved to Moore County, NC. Everet would have married Catherine prior to 1788 -- 35 years before the George W. Horner arrived in Moore County, NC. There is no evidence that links the Moore County, NC Wallaces to Orange County, NC.

      CHILDREN

      Everet and Caty/Catherine were known to have raised at least twelve children during their lifetime. Among their known children were Celia, Nicholas, Joseph, John, Nathan C., Isham, Josiah, Elizabeth, Enoch, Franey, Manda and Susannah. Other possible children include William Lane and Aaron. These individuals are clearly related to Everet but conclusive proof has not been found to establish them as definite children or grandchildren. Both left Moore County, NC with their families and headed south. William Lane Wallace (1814-1886) moved to Dillon County, SC where many of his descendants still live. Aaron Wallace (1818/26 - aft 1880) moved to Richmond and Scotland County, NC and his descendants can still be found in and around the Laurel Hill area.

      Celia Wallace (1788-1862) married Shadrach Maness (1770-1858), one of the triplet sons of Revolutionary War soldier William Maness. Celia and Shadrach were the parents of Catherine, Everett, Asa, Lucretia, Alsey, and Ira Lane. Several of their children married into the following families and many of their descendants still reside in upper Moore County, NC: Stutts, Ritter, Shields, and Cagle. Everett Maness and his family moved to Forsyth County, GA

      Joseph Wallace (bet 1792/8 - bef 1870) married Chaney (1800 - bef 1870) and produced the following sons: Ruffin, Seaborne and Alexander. Ruffin and Alexander both left widows with small children when they were killed in the Civil War and Seaborne moved briefly to western NC before returning to the Seagrove area of Randolph County, NC where his descendants are located.

      Isham Wallace (1801-1882) and Nancy Furr (1806-1881) raised a very large family that for the most part remained in upper Moore County, NC, specifically the area around Buffalo Creek and Meadow Branch near Flint Hill Baptist Church. Isham and Nancy had the following children: Clarkey Ann m. George Cockman; Elizabeth m. J. Sampson Cockman; Mary Ann m. Noah Emsley Cockman; William Wesley m1. Elizabeth Melton, m2. Margaret Louise Seawell; Sarah Ann m. John Garner; Quimby m. Arabella Stewart; Dempsey died young; Lockey m. Susan Muse; Emsley Thomas m. Priscilla Melton; Samuel Bascom m1. Temperance Melton, m2. Nancy Smith; Loveday Jane m. James Washington Horner; Sampson Delaney m. Missouri Hunsucker; Virgil Spinks 'Byrd' m1. Regina Hunsucker, m2. Flora Ann Garner; and John M. m1. Candace Melton, later moved to Perry County, AR and married 4 more times.

      Josiah Wallace (1807- bef 1880) married Catherine (1808- aft 1880) and was frequently mentioned in Moore County, NC records but to my knowledge yielded no offspring.

      Enoch Wallace (1808/15 aft 1880) and Malvina Furr (1810/22- bef 1880) had several children: Hiram W., Hamilton, Isham 'Ike', John Spinks and Christian. Hiram died in the Civil War and left a small family that moved to Richmond County, NC. Hamilton died young, while Ike and his family lived in the Calvary Baptist Church area located between Carthage, NC and Robbins, NC. Spinks moved to Lauderdale County, AL and Christian married George Graham.

      Franey Wallace (1814 aft 1880) raised four children whose father was reportedly a Hunsucker conflicting sources identify Abe Hunsucker and Jim Hunsucker as the father. Franey's children were Martha J., Mary Ann, Rebecca Jane, John Mack "Mack"and Julia Frances. Mary Ann died leaving a small family, Mack served in the Civil War and later moved his family to Cumberland County, NC, while Martha, Rebecca Jane and Julia Frances all raised families in upper Moore County, NC where their descendants still remain.

      Not much is known about the families of Manda Wallace (1810 - ?) and Susannah Wallace (1815 - ?). Both were listed with small children in the 1850 Census in Moore County, NC and are believed to be daughters of Everet and Caty/Catherine. Manda had the following children: Sarah, Cornelius, Anderson and Isaac Spinks. Isaac Spinks was a very active member of the Beulah Hill Church community (located between Pinehurst, NC and West End, NC) and his family is buried there. Susannah was listed as having two children that little else is known about: Eli and Calvin.
      While most of Everet and Catherine's family remained in and around upper Moore County, NC for generations, a few took advantage of the availability of inexpensive land and joined countless others in the westward migration to TN, AL, MS and TX.

      Nicholas Wallace (1790/4 - aft 1830) was listed with a family in the 1810 and 1820 Moore County, NC Census before moving to Henderson County, TN by 1830. No further record has been found.

      John Wallace (1798-1878) married Elizabeth (1800 - aft 1860) and raised a large family in Moore County, NC before migrating to Bibb County, AL prior to 1850. John and Elizabeth's children were Nathan, Eli, Isham, Thomas, Raleigh, John Wesley, Josiah/Cyrus, Sarah, Catherine and Franny. While the majority of John and Elizabeth?s family and remained in the Bibb and Perry County areas of AL, a few of their children and descendants continued on to MS, LA, and TX.

      Nathan C. Wallace (1800 - aft 1881) was married to Finity Britt (1800 - bet 1850/7) and later to Sarah (1829 - bef 1870). Nathan and Finity had the following children in NC: Nancy, Deborah, Franey, Mary, Everett and Benjamin. Between 1850-1857, Finity died and Nathan moved his family to Henderson County, TN. Several children were born to Nathan and his second wife Sarah in TN: Sarah Frances, Elizabeth M, William Samuel, Mary A. and Susan Sufronie. Many of Nathan's children intermarried with other Moore County, NC families also migrating to TN. Among those were the Williams, Britt, and Brewer families. Many of their descendants can still be found in the Henderson, McNairy, and Madison County areas of TN.

      Elizabeth 'Betsy' Wallace (1808 - aft 1860) was the second wife of Jeremiah Williams (1775 - ?) and according to Williams Family researchers they had a very large family consisting of the following children: Raleigh, Enoch Spinks, Lorenzo D., Amanda Jane, Franey, David Anderson, Caty, Ann, James Wesley, Joseph and Bryant. Jeremiah and Betsy left Moore County, NC and traveled to western TN where most of their family was raised. Their children and descendants can be found in Census data from Madison, McNairy and Henderson County, TN. Several of them moved on further to TX and OK.

      ANCESTORS, SIBLINGS, OR JUST PLAIN UN-RELATED ?

      Who were Everet's parents? Where was he from?

      Despite over twenty five years of research and close examination, Everet Wallace [c1770-c1845] still remains our genealogical roadblock. There have been many theories, close calls, and pure guesses as to who Everet's father was and where the family originated prior to Everet living in Moore County, NC.

      My belief has always been that Everet was either born in Moore County, NC or moved there at a young age. My grandfather, Mallie Wallace, said his grandfather, Emsley Wallace, told him that Everet was the first Wallace "in the country". Now while we know he was nowhere near the first Wallace in the United States, "in the country" probably meant "around here/upper Moore County." Two of Everet's children lived until the 1880 Census and both Isham and Franey listed their parents as having been born in NC so I feel pretty confident that Everet was born in NC.

      I have listed below some of the most prominent unconfirmed leads that I have been able to find. If you will notice that none of these speculations can be found in my actual family tree as I have no factual evidence regarding their relationship to Everet. These are purely speculative thoughts based on my personal research.

      [1] First and foremost, there was a mention of a Nicholas Wallis in a 1791 Moore County, NC Land Entry [granted 1793] of 50 acres to Mary Hines . This land was listed as including Nicolas Wallis' improvement. This could have been referencing an actual structure such as a house, barn or fence, etc. or it could have possibly been that Nicolas Wallis simply cleared a portion of the land. This tract of land was located roughly 1/2 mile north of the Robbins crossroads just west of Hwy 705 [roughly ˝ mile from Everet's 50 acre Land Grant]. No other reference to a Nicolas Wallis/Nicholas Wallace during that time frame has been located. The close proximity of these tracts combined with the fact that Everet named his first son Nicholas seem to point to Nicholas potentially being Everet's father. It is my belief that they are related but at this point I cannot say with any certainty that Nicholas was Everet's father, brother or even uncle.

      [2] There was also a Mary Wallis who was listed in the Moore County Court Minutes in 1788 as being wrongly assessed for a poll tax in 1787 [figure 3]. It is quite possible that Mary was Everet's widowed mother who was assessed for taxes in place of her deceased husband. It is just as possible that she was of no relation to Everet and actually lived in another county [Moore County was formed in 1784 and mistakes on county lines were quite normal] and was erroneously listed by a tax collector as this is the only record of her. Unfortunately, this record gave no indication as to her exact location [creek, river, etc.]. She was not listed in the 1790 Census and no further record of her exists.

      [3] Robert Wallace of Union County, SC owned land in Moore County, NC and sold it in 1801. This appears to be the same Robert Wallace that can be found frequently in Chatham County, NC records in the 1780's and 1790's. This deed reference is the only mention of Robert Wallace in Moore County and we have not been able to establish a connection with him. Interestingly, we have been able to establish a DNA connection with a Wallace from Union County, SC. Jimmy Wallace, who descends from John Wallace [1809-1893], was a match on our Y-DNA test. John was born in Union County, SC and moved to DeKalb County, AL by 1835. We haven't been able to verify John Wallace's father and grandfather yet but there seems to be a connection here. Jimmy has been trying to confirm a relationship from his John to this Robert but hasn't been able to verify anything to date.

      Speaking of DNA, one of the more interesting and puzzling findings of our DNA results is a possible connection to the Ritter family of Moore County, NC. Several male Ritters descending from Jesse Ritter [c1735-c1807/1808] are an exact match to 67 markers of our line. There is no known direct relationship between the Wallaces and the Ritters but the DNA results clearly show one. It is quite possible that further back either Everet Wallace's father or grandfather was a Ritter or that Jesse Ritter, Sr.'s father or grandfather was a Wallace. An interesting piece of circumstantial evidence is that Jesse Ritter, Sr. had a son named Everett Ritter [c1760-aft1850].

      [4] I have always been intrigued by the Wallace families that resided on the borders of Montgomery [formed from Anson in 1779], Davidson [formed from Rowan in 1822], and Randolph counties as many of their descendants moved west and settled in western KY mostly in Graves, Calloway, and Hickman counties. The Bean family and others from the Montgomery-Rowan corridor also relocated to these KY counties and have solid Moore County, NC relatives.

      One of the more fascinating pieces of circumstantial evidence is many of the Montgomery-Rowan/KY Wallace families carry the names Isham, Eli, Everet, Nathan and so on. I have tried to trace these families back to some prior connection with Everet to no avail. There seem to be numerous Wallace families making this trip to KY, and it is my belief that they are from two separate families that originate in Montgomery County, NC. The first set of Wallaces seem to be the sons of E.[?] and Mary Wallace . Among their children are believed to be: Isham Wallace [1778-1853] who can be found in the 1800 Census for Montgomery County, NC, and several land records of Rowan County, NC prior to relocating to Graves County, KY by 1825. He married twice and had at least eight children, Isham, Eli, Elizabeth, Susan, George, Henry, Eliza, and Jonathan Everett. Even more intriguing is the fact that Isham?s son Eli even named a son Isham Everett Wallace. Another child, Eli Wallace [1790-1855] is listed in the 1810 & 1830 Montgomery County, NC Census and moved to KY shortly after 1830 as he is listed in several Tax Lists during the 1830?s in KY. Nathan Wallace [1785-aft 1850] also can be found initially in Montgomery-Rowan County region prior to relocating to KY by the 1830?s.

      The above Wallace family seem to be clearly related to Jesse Wallace [b. bef 1748] . Jesse lived in the northwest section of Montgomery County on Mountain Creek [northwest of Eldorado and just east of Badin Lake Road]. This was in the same vicinity as Mary Wallace and her children. Jesse was married to Susanna during the 1770s but it is unclear if she was his only wife or 1st wife. It is possible that Mary was Jesse's widow or that she was the widow of one of his children but not enough information is known to be clear. Jesse can be found in Montgomery [formerly Anson] County records from 1769 until at least the early 1780s. There is a Jesse Wallace listed on the 1790 Census in Montgomery County and a few other land records but it is unclear if this is the same person.

      The second family of Montgomery County Wallaces is that of William Wallace [1791/1800-1843] . He was married to Chaney Berry Cranford and lived most of his life near the Uwharrie River and Ophir in Montgomery County, NC and many of their children migrated to western KY and can be found residing among and intermarrying with the descendants of the above clan of Wallaces. While we do not know the identity of William's parents, it is my belief that William was not a sibling to the Isham, Nathan and Eli but more likely a first cousin. It has been passed down through William's descendants that his siblings were Harbard/Harbart Wallace [1796-1872] , Ann Wallace [1803-1900] , and Elizabeth ?Betsy? Wallace [1800-1905] . Harbert also moved his family to Graves County, KY in the 1830's while Ann married William Hall and remained in Montgomery County, NC. Betsy married Phillip Hagler and lived most of her life in neighboring Stanly County, NC.

      An additional Nathan/Nathaniel Wallace can be found in land records from Randolph County, NC, Davidson County, NC and Rowan County, NC beginning in 1789 concluding with an Estate being settled in 1817 in Rowan County, NC. If all of these references are for the same Nathan it would place him as being born during the mid-to-late 1760's and dying in 1817. At this time, I am not sure as to his relationship to the above Wallaces but he certainly seems to be connected.

      [5] Seemingly separate to the above families - a Thomas Wallis died in Randolph County, NC in 1800 leaving a widow and several children [Thomas, John, Josiah, Isaac W., Mary, Timothy and Elizabeth]. Most of his descendants moved west to TN, MS, & TX. Interestingly, Thomas had two grandsons named Isham. One of these Ishams resided for a time in Wayne County, TN and even married into the Brewer and Cockman families that originated from Moore County, NC.

      [6] One of the more fascinating stories that my grandfather, Mallie Wallace, was told by his grandfather, Emsley Wallace, related to our possible American Indian heritage. According to the story, Isham Wallace was married to a full blooded Cherokee Indian named Nancy Chiffon. One year when her family was traveling on the Salem-Cross Creek road from Salem, NC to Fayetteville, NC to sell furs at the marketplace in Fayetteville, Isham saw her briefly when they camped near his house. The next year when they traveled to Fayetteville again - he married her. According to my grandfather, many of the "older" Wallaces had "jet black hair and darker complexions." He believed that this was a result of the Indian heritage. While historical research debunks part of this story I believe the story is too elaborate for some part of it not to be true. From census research and numerous other records we know that Isham Wallace married Nancy Furr, a daughter of Charles Furr and Nancy Sowell and sister to Malvina Furr, wife of Enoch Wallace. I don't believe that the Furrs were Indians as they are a well documented family going back to Switzerland. It is very possible that Indians were traveling along a trade route to Fayetteville, much earlier than Isham's generation [born 1801] as the Cross Creek-Salem route was established around 1754 and was well traveled by 1775. Whatever the true story was regarding the Indian connection, chances are that it was further back than Isham's generation. It is interesting that one of Everet's children, Susannah , was listed in the census as mulatto [an offspring of a black and a white parent]. Manda's[Everet's daughter] children were also listed as mulatto while they were younger. It may have been possible that they were listed as mulatto because census takers observed their darker skins and concluded they were of mixed race rather than Indian.

      [7] A Michael Wallace/Michl.Wallis is listed on the 1767 Cumberland County Tax List. Moore County was formed from Cumberland in 1784. No further record has been found on this Michael. It is doubtful that this Michael is related to Everet as the name Michael doesn't appear until many generations of descendants later.

      [8] One of William Wesley Wallace's [Everet's grandson] daughters wrote on the back of an old picture of his old barn - " Richard Robert Wallace, England 1769." I am most skeptical of this even though the time period could fit. The complete absence of the name Richard or Robert in Everet's descendants to me suggests that this is probably entirely inaccurate.

      TIMELINE / RECORDS

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 154
      Everet Wallace
      (16+) 1M
      (all ages) 2F

      1792, May 22 -- 1784-1795 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #451 Everet Wallis entered 50 acres located on Little Creek

      1793, Dec-Jan 1794 -- General Assembly Session Records
      Petition to form Alfordstown as County Seat for Moore County, NC
      Averit Wallis listed as a signer (Petition failed)

      1794, Dec 6 -- Land Grant #508, Moore County, NC
      Avert Wallace received a 50 acre Land Grant located on Little Creek. John Spivey and Neil McLeod were chain carriers. Entered 22 May 1792 and surveyed 19 Sep 1793.

      1794, Dec 22 -- Land Grant #1308, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter received a 50 acre Land Grant located on Richland Creek adjoining Robert Roan, Rasberry, McSween and McNeill. Everet Wallace and Jesse Bean were chain carriers.

      1795, Aug 18 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 530
      Everet Wallace listed as serving Jury Duty

      1797, May 10 (written)/1797, Aug (probated) -- Will Book A, Page 192-193, Moore County, NC 
      Will of George Williams
      wife -- Ann Williams
      son -- James Williams
      dau -- Nelly Williams
      son -- Jeremiah Williams
      son -- Thomas Williams
      son -- William Williams
      dau -- Mary Williams
      dau -- Sally Williams
      Executors -- wife Ann Williams and Leonard Furr
      Witness -- Everet Wallis and William Dunn
      Averat Wallis appeared in open court to prove will in Aug 1797

      1797, Aug 10 -- 1784-1795 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #229 Everet Wallis entered 50 acres located on drains of Flag Creek

      1797, Aug 10 -- Land Grant #0127, Moore County, NC
      Everet Wallis entered a 50 acre Land Grant located on drains of Flag Creek adjoining his own line. Anselem Melton and Wm. McSween were chain carriers. Surveyed 15 Jun 1798. [Note - never granted]

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 57
      Evert Wallis
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 1F
      (0-10) 4M 1F

      1802, Oct 7 -- Land Grant #0144, Moore County, NC
      James Melton received a 300 acre Land Entry located on Long Meadow Branch adjoining Neil McLeod, Joseph McGee, Robert Wilkins and his own line. Jos. Cockman and Everet Wallis were chain carriers. [note - never granted]

      1808, May 7 -- Land Grant #2209, Moore County, NC
      John Cagle received a 100 acre Land Grant located on Flag Creek adjoining Charles Sowell, Jacob Furr, Everet Wallace and William Jones. Everet Wallace and Jacob Furr were chain carriers.

      1809, Mar 20 -- Land Grant #2041, Moore County, NC
      David Kennedy received a 100 acre Land Grant located on Persimmon Branch. Everet Wallace and Christopher Stutts were chain carriers.

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 604
      Everet Wallace
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 4M 3F

      1811, May 7 -- Land Grant #2136, Moore County, NC
      John Cagle received a 100 acre Land Grant located on Flag Creek adjoining Charles Sowell, Jacob Furr, Everet Wallace and William Jones. Everet Wallace and Wm. Jones were chain carriers. [duplicate grant]

      1811, May 13 -- Deed, Moore County, NC Book 95, Page 25
      William Williams deeded Leonard Furr 50 acres located on Flag Creek adjoining Charles Sowell, George Cagle, Graham and Leonard Furr. James Dunlap and Evrett Wallace were witnesses.

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Everet Wallis listed 100 acres valued at $100

      1816 -- Records of Estates Book B Page 116, Moore County, NC
      Estate of Neil McLeod, dec'd.
      1 account on Averet Wallis for 10"27"12 (Listed)

      1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Everet Wallis listed 100 acres valued at $100

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 312
      Everet Wallace
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 1M 2F
      (0-10) 3F

      1825, Apr 12 -- Land Grant #2731, Moore County, NC
      William Stutts received a 10a Land Entry located on Persimmon Branch adjoining McAulay, Christopher Stutts, William Jones and Neil McLeod. Everet Wallace and William Jones were chain carriers.

      1825, May 5 -- Land Grant #2667, Moore County, NC
      William Lakey received 14a Land Grant located on Flag Creek adjoining Everet Wallace, Neil McLeod, William Jones and Furr. John Williams and Jacob Stutts were chain carriers.

      1825, May 5 -- Land Grant #2668, Moore County, NC
      William Lakey received 7a Land Grant located on Flag Creek adjoining Everet Wallace, Jones and McLeod. Henry Stutts and Jacob Stutts were chain carriers.

      1825, May 15 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 80
      Everet Wallis listed as serving Jury Duty

      1825, Aug 15 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 81
      Everet Wallis listed as serving Jury Duty

      1825, Sep 24 -- Land Grant #2687, Moore County, NC
      James H. Muse received a 150a Land Entry located on Locust Branch adjoining Abraham Stutts, Griffith and William Caddell. Martin Rouse and Everet Wallace were chain carriers.

      1827 -- Records of Estates Book B Page 116, Moore County, NC
      Estate of Neil McLeod, dec'd.
      1 account on Averet Wallis for 10"27"12 (Probated)

      1828, Nov 9 -- Records of Estates Book B Page 154, Moore County, NC
      Estate of George Moore Sr., dec'd.
      1 account on Everet Wallis for $0.50 (Listed)

      1829, May 18 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 263
      Everet Wallis listed as serving Jury Duty

      1829, Aug 17 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 272
      Everet Wallis listed as serving Jury Duty

      1829, Aug 19 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 277
      Everet Wallis listed as serving Jury Duty

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 447
      Everat Wallace
      (50-60) 1M 1F
      (15-20) 2F
      (10-15) 2F
      (0-5) 1M

      1831 -- Records of Estates Book B Page 246, Moore County, NC
      Estate of Jason Sowell, dec'd.
      Everet Wallis purchased 2 barrels of corn for $9.35

      1831, Aug 16 -- Records of Estates Book B Page 250, Moore County, NC
      Estate of George Moore Sr., dec'd.
      1 account on Everet Wallis for $0.50 (Probated)

      1835, Feb -- 1785-1846 Index to Trial Docket, Moore County, NC Page 46
      Everet Wallas v. Neil McLeod

      1835, May-Feb 1836 -- 1833-1841 County Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC Pages 28, 32, 39
      Everet Wallace [various spellings] v. Neil McLeod

      1835, Fall - Spring 1836 -- 1796-1841 County Accounts, Moore County, NC Page 130
      State v. Norman Gillis
      Everitt Wallace listed as a witness

      1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 173
      Everett Wallace
      (70-80) 1M 1F
      (20-30) 3F
      (10-15) 1M
      (5-10) 1F
      (0-5) 2F

      1844/1845 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Everet Wallis [no land given]

      1846 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Caty Wallace listed as owing $0.20 for 1845
    Person ID I00001  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2013 

    Family Caty\Catherine,   b. Abt 1770,   d. Between 1845 and 1850  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Celia Wallace,   b. 1788, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862  (Age 74 years)
    +2. Nicholas Wallace,   b. Between 1790 and 1794
    +3. Joseph Wallace,   b. Between 1792 and 1798, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1865 and 1870  (Age ~ 73 years)
     4. Female2 Wallace,   b. Between 1794 and 1800
    +5. John Wallace,   b. 1798, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860  (Age 63 years)
    +6. Nathan C. Wallace,   b. 1800, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Feb 1884, Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     7. Female3 Wallace,   b. Between 1800 and 1804
    +8. Isham Wallace,   b. 6 Mar 1801, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1882, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     9. Female4 Wallace,   b. Between 1804 and 1810
     10. Josiah Wallace,   b. 1807, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age < 73 years)
    +11. Enoch Wallace,   b. Abt 1808, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age ~ 73 years)
    +12. Elizabeth Wallace,   b. 1808, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    +13. Manda Wallace,   b. 1810, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    +14. Franey Wallace,   b. 1814, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age > 67 years)
    +15. Susannah Wallace,   b. 1815, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Histories
    Everet Wallace
    Everet Wallace
    Everet Wallace appeared for the very first time in the 1790 Census in Moore County, NC. Everet, appearing with his wife, Caty/Catherine and their infant daughter, Celia, were the only Wallaces recorded in the Moore County, NC Census that year. From his first appearance in the 1790 Census to his last in a Tax Record in 1844/1845, there are over 35 known references to Everet in Moore County, NC records. Among these records, Everet can be found entering land, paying taxes, serving on juries, testifying at trials, and purchasing goods at estate sales.
    Wallace Family of Moore County, NC - Timeline 1788-1900
    Wallace Family of Moore County, NC - Timeline 1788-1900
    A comprehensive listing of every Wallace reference found in Moore County records to date including a full name index.
    Beyond Everet Wallace
    Beyond Everet Wallace
    Despite over twenty years of research and close examination, Everet Wallace [c1770-c1845] still remains our genealogical roadblock. There have been many theories, close calls, and pure guesses as to who Everet's father was and where the family originated prior to Everet living in Moore County, NC.

    My belief has always been that Everet was either born in Moore County, NC or moved there at a young age. My grandfather, Mallie Wallace, said his grandfather, Emsley Wallace, told him that Everet was the first Wallace "in the country". Now while we know he was nowhere near the first Wallace in the United States, "in the country" probably meant "around here/upper Moore County. " Two of Everet's children lived until the 1880 Census and both Isham and Franey listed their parents as having been born in NC so I feel pretty confident that Everet was born in NC.

    In this document, you will find some of the most prominent unconfirmed leads that I have been able to find. If you will notice that none of these speculations can be found in my actual family tree as I have no factual evidence regarding their relationship to Everet. These are purely speculative thoughts based on my personal research.
    Family ID F0004  Group Sheet

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  • Documents
    1790 Census, Moore County, NC Page 153/154
    1790 Census, Moore County, NC Page 153/154
    1793 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #508 - Everet Wallace (survey)
    1793 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #508 - Everet Wallace (survey)
    Everet Wallace's orginal 50 acre land grant
    1793 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #508 - Everet Wallace (folder)
    1793 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #508 - Everet Wallace (folder)
    1793/1794 Petition to form Alfordstown, NC
    1793/1794 Petition to form Alfordstown, NC
    1797 Will Book A Page 192/193, Moore County, NC - Will of George Williams
    1797 Will Book A Page 192/193, Moore County, NC - Will of George Williams
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #0127 - Everet Wallace (survey and folder)
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #0127 - Everet Wallace (survey and folder)
    Everet Wallace's 2nd land entry for 50 acres (not granted)
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #0127 - Everet Wallace (warrant)
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #0127 - Everet Wallace (warrant)
    Second part containing the warrant (not granted)
    1800 Census, Moore County, NC Page 57
    1800 Census, Moore County, NC Page 57
    1800 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2041 - David Kennedy
    1800 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2041 - David Kennedy
    1802 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #0144 - James Melton
    1802 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #0144 - James Melton
    Land was not actually granted. Survey completed but grant not issued.
    1808 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2136 - John Cagle
    1808 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2136 - John Cagle
    1810 Census, Moore County, NC Page 604
    1810 Census, Moore County, NC Page 604
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1820 Census, Moore County, NC Page 312
    1820 Census, Moore County, NC Page 312
    1825 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2687 - James H. Muse
    1825 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2687 - James H. Muse
    1825 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2667 - William Lakey
    1825 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2667 - William Lakey
    1825 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2668 - William Lakey
    1825 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2668 - William Lakey
    1825 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2731 - William Stutts
    1825 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2731 - William Stutts
    1830 Census, Moore County, NC Page 447
    1830 Census, Moore County, NC Page 447
    1840 Census, Moore County, NC Page 173
    1840 Census, Moore County, NC Page 173
    1844 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1844 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Last known reference to Everet Wallace
    Map of Everet Wallace's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC
    Map of Everet Wallace's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC
    1811 Deed Book 95 Page 25, Moore County, NC - William Williams to Leonard Furr
    1811 Deed Book 95 Page 25, Moore County, NC - William Williams to Leonard Furr
    1794 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1308 - Thomas Ritter
    1794 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1308 - Thomas Ritter

    Histories
    1793/1794 Petition for new Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
    1793/1794 Petition for new Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
    Contains hundreds of signatures of early Moore County residents. Petition to the NC General Assembly to establish "Alfordstown" and move the courthouse there. Petition ultimately failed. Very large document, similar to a Tax List, and it may take additional time to load. Typed abstract at conclusion of the document courtesy of Central North Carolina Journal, September 1993 [Edited and published by James V. Comer]. Original documents courtesy of NC Archives.
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Earliest complete tax list for Moore County. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptrollers Papers, Box 6. Moore County]
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Tax List for District #1 and District #2. While the exact date is uncertain based on a comparison of several landowners it is estimated to have been taken between 1818-1823. This was handed down by the family of Richard Street, tax assessor. during the time period. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the Moore County Library.
    Beyond Everet Wallace
    Beyond Everet Wallace
    Despite over twenty years of research and close examination, Everet Wallace [c1770-c1845] still remains our genealogical roadblock. There have been many theories, close calls, and pure guesses as to who Everet's father was and where the family originated prior to Everet living in Moore County, NC.

    My belief has always been that Everet was either born in Moore County, NC or moved there at a young age. My grandfather, Mallie Wallace, said his grandfather, Emsley Wallace, told him that Everet was the first Wallace "in the country". Now while we know he was nowhere near the first Wallace in the United States, "in the country" probably meant "around here/upper Moore County. " Two of Everet's children lived until the 1880 Census and both Isham and Franey listed their parents as having been born in NC so I feel pretty confident that Everet was born in NC.

    In this document, you will find some of the most prominent unconfirmed leads that I have been able to find. If you will notice that none of these speculations can be found in my actual family tree as I have no factual evidence regarding their relationship to Everet. These are purely speculative thoughts based on my personal research.
    1844 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
    1844 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    Wallace DNA Project
    Wallace DNA Project
    The results of numerous Wallace and Ritter DNA tests
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Results of DNA tests on the following families: Britt, Brown, Caddell, Cagle, Cockman, Furr, Horner, Hunsucker, Maness, McNeill, Melton, Moore, Morgan, Richardson, Ritter, Sanders, Smith, Stewart, Sullivan, Wallace, and Williams.

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Moore County, NC FamilyTreeDNA Group Project [http://www.familytreedna.com/public/MooreCountyNC/].
      Numerous descendants of Everet Wallace [c1770-c1845] and Jesse Ritter [c1735-c1807/1808] have been tested at the 37 and 67 marker levels and have shown to be an exact match to each other. Everet Wallace was the progenitor of the Wallaces of Moore County and has proven to be the roadblock for Wallace researchers for the last thirty years. He has been well documented in Moore County, NC from the 1790 Census up until his death around 1845. Several possible theories and leads have come and gone over the years but none have successfully been proven. The same can be said for Jesse Ritter, Sr. among the Ritter family researchers. He can be found in Cumberland County, NC [present day Moore County] as early as 1769 and consistently through his death around 1807/1808. There is no known direct relationship between Everet Wallace and the Jesse Ritter but the DNA results clearly show a close one. According to FamilyTreeDNA, an exact match at the 67 marker level indicates there is a 68% chance that the Wallaces and Ritter share a Most Recent Common Ancestor within 5 generations. Those probabilities greatly increase each additional generation to 82% chance within 6 generations, 90% within 7 generations, 94% within 8 generations and 97% within 9 generations. It is very likely that further back either Everet Wallace's father or grandfather was a Ritter or that Jesse Ritter, Sr.'s father or grandfather was a Wallace. An interesting piece of circumstantial evidence is that Jesse Ritter, Sr. had a son named Everett Ritter [c1760-aft1850]. We have recently upgraded several tests to the 111 marker level to further narrow down the generations between the common male ancestor.