1788 - 1862 (74 years)
||Celia Wallace |
||Shadrach Maness/Celia Wallace Homeplace, Moore County, NC
||Moore County, NC at Maness Cemetery #266 
- 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 .
Contrary to popular belief, I have not included Ann Mariah Maness (1800-aft 1880), wife of Jacob C. Stutts, as a daughter of Shadrach Maness and Celia Wallace. I have always believed that Ann Mariah was the daughter of Shadrach Maness and a previous wife. My belief is that Celia was actually the female listed in Everet Wallace's house in 1800 as being between the ages of 10-16 years old. It is entirely possible that Celia was not married and had not yet moved from her father's house at the time the census was taken. Also, she quite possibly could still be residing with her father in 1810 as he had a female listed as being between the ages of 16-26 years old. I find it very interesting that there is a 14 year gap between Mariah b.1800 and Catherine b. 1814.
For instance look at the ages of the parents at the times of the supposed births---
Shadrach (1770) would have been around 30 years old
Celia (1788) would have been around 12 years old
Shadrach (1770) would have been around 44 years old
Celia (1788) would have been around 26
Given the ages, even if they are off by a few years--I believe that Shadrach Maness would have been more likely to have married Celia around 1810 when he was 40 and she was in her early twenties than in 1800, when he would have been around 30 and she would have been at the oldest 15 years old given her father's own birth around 1770...
TIMELINE / RECORDS
1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 447
(15-20) 1M 1F
(10-15) 1M 1F
1836, Sep 1 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
State v. Celia Mainer
1837, Feb -- County Accounts, Moore County, NC
State v. Sealy Manor
1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 180
(10-15) 2M 1F
(5-10) 1 M
1841, Fall -- Recognizance Docket, Moore County, NC
State v. Polly Campbell, Celia Mainer, Delphy Lakey, Betsy Smith, George Hunsucker Merchant & William L. Wallace
1842, Spring -- Recognizance Docket & State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
State v. Polly Campbell, Celia Mainer, Delphy Lakey, Betsy Smith
1842, Fall -- Recognizance Docket, Moore County, NC
1844, Spring-Spring 1847 -- Superior Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC
State v. Polly Campbell & Celia Mainer
1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 236-B
Shadrack Manus 80 M, Farmer, $62 Real Estate, Born in NC
Celia Manus 70 F, Born in NC
Lucretia Manus 25 F, Born in NC
Irely Manus 16 M, Farmer, Born in NC
||Moore County Wallaces
||8 Apr 2012 |
||Everet Wallace, b. Abt 1770, d. Abt 1845 (Age ~ 75 years) |
||Caty\Catherine, b. Abt 1770, d. Between 1845 and 1850 (Age ~ 75 years) |
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|
A comprehensive listing of every Wallace reference found in Moore County records to date including a full name index.
||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.
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Shadrach Maness, b. 1770, d. 1858 (Age 88 years) |
|+||1. Catherine "Katie" Maness, b. 1814, d. 1890 (Age 76 years)|
|+||2. Everett Maness, b. 1818, Moore County, NC , d. 15 Aug 1876, Forsyth County, GA (Age 58 years)|
|+||3. Asa Maness, b. 7 Feb 1820, d. 5 Apr 1894, Moore County, NC (Age 74 years)|
| ||4. Lucretia"Little Cressy" Maness, b. 1825, d. Aft 1880 (Age 56 years)|
|+||5. Alsey Maness, b. 6 Mar 1825, d. 27 Oct 1909 (Age 84 years)|
|+||6. Ira Lane "Irely" Maness, b. 5 Jan 1832, d. 17 Sep 1912 (Age 80 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Celia Wallace Maness|
Daughter of Everet Wallace. Celia and her husband, Shadrach, are actually buried at a different location (Maness #266) but their headstones were erected here.
- [S1119] A Guide to Moore County Cemeteries, Anthony E. Parker, (1976, Moore County Historical Association, Southern Pines, NC).