William Lane  Wallace

William Lane Wallace[1, 2]

Male 1814 - 1886  (72 years)

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  • Name William Lane Wallace 
    Born 13 Mar 1814 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850-1860  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Dillon County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _MILT Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 6 May 1886 
    Buried Little Rock, Dillon County, SC at Saint Paul's Methodist Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William Lane Wallace was one of the more colorful of the Wallace characters, spending a great deal of time in trouble with the law and rumored to have fathered children by multiple women. He was involved with numerous court cases with Delphy Lakey, Elizabeth Smith & Mary Davis in the early 1840's and it has been passed down through his descendants that he was living with all three and the court finally ordered him to marry one of them. He married Elizabeth Smith. He fought in the Civil War and eventually moved to Dillon, SC. He is most likely a son or grandson of Everet Wallace.

      Birth date in question:
      1850 Census: age 27 -- Born 1823
      1860 Census: age 45 -- Born 1815
      1861 Civil War enlistment: Age 50 -- Born 1811
      1880 Census: age 76 -- Born 1804
      Tombstone: March 13, 1814
      Civil War Marker: May 13, 1811

      TIMELINE / RECORDS

      1834, May 13 -- Land Grant #2989, Moore County, NC
      William L. Wallace served as a Chain Carrier on William Barrett's 99 acre Land Grant located on drains of Buffalo Creek

      1835, Dec 2 -- Land Grant #2990, Moore County, NC
      William L. Wallace served as a Chain Carrier on William Barrett's 96 acre Land Grant located North of Suck Creek

      1836, Fall -- Superior Court Minute Docket & State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
      State v. William L. Wallace

      1837, Feb -- County Accounts, Moore County, NC
      State v. William L. Wallis

      1839, Spring -- Superior Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC
      William Barrett, Sr. v. Mary Smith
      William L. Wallace listed as a witness

      1839, Fall -- State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
      State v. George Horner
      State v. George Williams (contd. to Spring 1840 in Superior Court Execution Docket)
      William L. Wallace listed as a witness in both cases

      1841, Fall-Fall 1845 -- Superior Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC
      Daniel Muse v. Isham Wallace
      William L. Wallace listed as a witness

      1841, Fall -- Recognizance Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. William L. Wallace, Polly Campbell, Celia Mainer, Delphy Lakey, Betsy Smith, and George Hunsucker

      1842-1847 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. William L. Wallis

      1842, Spring-Spring 1845 -- Superior Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC
      Archibald Curry v. Jacob Stutts
      William L. Wallace listed as a witness

      1842, Spring -- State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
      State v. Polly Campbell, Celia Mainer, Delphy Lakey & Betsy Smith
      William L. Wallace listed as a security

      1842, Spring -- Recognizance Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. Polly Campbell, Celia Mainer, Betsy Smith
      William L. Wallace listed as a security

      1842, Spring-Fall 1843 -- Recognizance Docket and State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
      State v. William L. Wallace

      1842, Spring -- State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
      State v. George Hunsucker
      William L. Wallace listed as a witness

      1842, Spring -- State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
      State v. William Hunsucker

      1842, Aug 26-27/Fall 1842- Spring 1847 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Recognizance Docket and State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
      State v. William L. Wallace

      1843, Feb 24-Aug 22, 1845 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. William L. Wallace

      1843, Fall -- Recognizance Docket and State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
      State v. Celia Maness & Polly Campbell
      William L. Wallace listed as a security
      State v. William Shields (contd. Spr/Fall 1846 in County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC)
      William L. Wallace listed as a witness
      State v. Elias Rose & Daniel McInnis
      William L. Wallace listed as a witness

      1844, Apr 24 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      William L. Wallace served on Road Improvement Committee

      1844, Nov 2 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      State v. William L. Wallace

      1845, Fall -- Superior Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. L. B. Curry
      W. L. Wallace listed as a witness

      1845, Fall -- State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
      1846, Aug 27 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
      1847, Spring -- Superior Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. Wm.. L. Wallace & Elias Rose

      1846/1847 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC District 9
      William L. Wallace listed no acreage on Locust Branch

      1846, Jan 31 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      State v. Elias Rose
      William L. Wallace listed as a witness

      1846, Spring-Fall 1846 -- State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
      1846, Aug 28 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
      1847, Spring -- Superior Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. Daniel Medlin and Wm. L. Wallace

      1846, Aug 28 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
      1847, Jan -- Index to Trial Docket, Moore County, NC
      1847, Jan 25-30 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      State v. William L. Wallace

      1847, Spring -- State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
      State v. Neill McIntosh
      Wm. L. Wallace listed as a witness

      1847, Apr 28 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      William L. Wallace served on Road Improvement Committee

      1847, Apr 30 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      William L. Wallace assessed Jail fees

      1847, Fall-Fall 1850 -- State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
      State v. Alexander Johnson
      Wm. L. Wallace listed as a witness

      1848 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      William L. Wallace listed no acreage

      1849, Apr 27 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      William L. Wallace served on Road Improvement Committee

      1849, Aug 18 -- Estate of George Stutts, Moore County, NC
      W. L. Wallus purchased 11 plugs of tobacco

      1849, Fall-Spring 1851 -- State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
      1852, Jan 31-Jan 31, 1855 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      State v. James McIwinin
      Wm. L. Wallace listed as a witness

      1849, Nov 8 -- Estate of Henry Wilson, Moore County, NC
      1 note on Wm. L. Wallace & others for $1.375 due Apr 10, 1848
      1 note on William L. Wallace for $0.75 due Sep 6, 1841

      1850, Jan 31 -- Estate of Joseph Cockman, Moore County, NC
      Judgement against William L. Wallace for $3.40 due Feb 6, 1841

      1850, Nov 8 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 237
      William L. Wallis 27 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      Josiah Wallis 16 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      Celia Wallis 15 F, Born in NC
      Everett Wallis 12 M, Born in NC
      William J. Wallis 10 M, Born in NC
      Elizabeth Smith 32 F, Born in NC
      Mary Smith 3 F, Born in NC
      Missouri Smith 1 F, Born in NC
      Mary Davis 40 F, Born in NC
      James Davis 1 M, Born in NC

      1850, Fall -- State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
      State v. Carroll Brady & Drucilla Moore
      State v. George Moore & others (Contd. Jan 31, 1855/1856, County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC)
      State v. Aaron Moore & Emsley Moore
      State v. Drucilla Moore
      State v. Emsley Moore & Elias Moore (Contd. Jan 31, 1853, County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC)
      Wm. L. Wallace listed as a security on all cases

      1851-Aug 25,1853 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
      1851, Spring -- State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
      1852, Jan 31-Jan 31, 1854 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      State v. William L. Wallis/Wallas

      1851, Spring -- State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
      1853, Aug 27-Aug 22, 1854 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
      1855, Jan 31 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      State v. William L. Wallace & Polly Davis (fornication)

      1851, Spring -- State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC
      1853, Aug 27-Aug 22, 1854 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. William L. Wallace & Elizabeth Smith (fornication)

      1852 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC District 9
      Wm. L. Wallace listed no acreage

      1853, Aug 27 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. W. L. Wallace & Dugald McDugald

      1853, Aug 27-Aug 22, 1854 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. William L. Wallace, Lindsay Stutts & Matthew Davis

      1854, Aug 22 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. Josiah Wallace
      William L. Wallace listed as security
      State v. W. L. Wallace

      1854, Oct -- County Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC
      Quimby Wallace v. John Cockman
      Wm. L. Wallace listed as a witness

      1855, Jan -- County Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC
      William Moore v. George Williams
      Wm. L. Wallace listed as a witness

      1855, Feb 20 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. W. L. Wallace, Josiah Wallace & Elias Moore

      1857, Jan 12 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      State v. James A. Moore
      W. L. Wallace listed as a witness

      1857, Aug 25 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. Hyram Wallace & W. L. Wallace

      1858, Jan 31 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      State v. E. Moore & D. T. Kelly
      State v. Elias Moore
      State v. Hiram Wallace & others
      State v. Levi Deaton
      W. L. Wallace listed as a witness on all cases

      1859, July -- Index to Trial Docket, Moore County, NC
      Samuel Barrett v. Wm. L. Wallace

      1860, Aug -- Bethlehem Baptist Church Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Wm. L. Wallis joined by experience

      1860, Sep 1 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 222, Mooshounie Post Office
      Wm. L. Wallace 45 M, Laborer, $100 Personal Property, Born in NC
      Elizabeth Wallace 30 F, Born in NC
      William Wallace 20 M, Born in NC
      Mary Wallace 13 F, Born in NC
      Missourie Wallace 12 F, Born in NC
      Racy Wallace 9 M, Born in NC
      Thomas W. Wallace 7 M, Born in NC
      Susanna Wallace 5 F, Born in NC
      Nelson V. Wallace 3 M, Born in NC
      Ira Wallace 2/12 M, Born in NC
      Mary Smith 74 F, Born in NC
      ( Next Door)
      1860, Sep 1 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 222-B, Mooshaunee Post Office
      Mary Davis 45 F, $50 Personal Property, Born in NC
      James Davis 11 M, Born in NC

      1861, Jun 6 -- Civil War Service Records
      William L. Wallace (resident of Moore County, NC) enlisted in Company H, 26th Regiment NC Troops in Moore County, NC at age 50

      1862, Aug 18 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. John M. Davis & W. L. Wallace

      1862, Fall-Fall 1863 -- Superior Court Execution Docket
      State v. Wm. L. Wallace & Elizabeth Smith

      1863, July 3 -- Civil War Service Records
      William L. Wallace was hospitalized for Hepatitis, Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, VA. He was transferred to another hospital Richmond, VA on Aug 31, 1863

      1863, Oct 27 -- Civil War Service Records
      William L. Wallace was dropped from Company H, 26rh Regiment's Roster - absent without leave

      1865 -- William L. Wallace moved to Hamer, SC per family notes

      1867, Aug 19 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. William Wallace
      W. L. Wallace listed as a security

      1872 -- Estate of Alexander Kelly, Moore County, NC
      1 note on W. L. Wallace for $1.48 due Jan 1, 1858

      1880, Jun 14 -- Census, Marion County, SC Page 83-D Harleeville Township
      Wm. W. Wallace 76 M, Head, Works on Farm, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Betty Wallace 50 F, Wife, Works on Farm, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Needam V. Wallace 20 M, Son, Works on Farm, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Archie Y. Wallace 15 M, Son, Works on Farm, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Elizabeth Wallace 8 F, Granddaughter, Born in SC, Father & Mother Born in SC
      Ira Wallace 18 M, Son, Works on Farm, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC

      1884, Spring - Fall 1885 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. W. L. Wallace
      (Note - could be different W. L. as he was clearly living in SC by 1884)

      Descendants were largely provided by:
      Sara Payne (SARMAR@prodigy.net)
      Buddy Altman (BAltman480@aol.com)
    Person ID I00615  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2017 

    DNA Tests  Y-DNA-281901 Tom Wallace
    Y-DNA-397517 Donald Lee Wallace

    Family 1 Delphy Lakey 
    Children 
    +1. Josiah Wallace,   b. 1834,   d. Bef Jul 1866  (Age < 32 years)
    +2. Celia C. Wallace,   b. 1835,   d. Aft 1900  (Age > 66 years)
    Family ID F0133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Davis,   b. Between 1810 and 1815 
    Children 
     1. James Davis,   b. 1849
    Family ID F0170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Annie Elizabeth Smith,   b. 1818,   d. 9 Oct 1893  (Age 75 years) 
    Married c1853 
    Children 
    +1. Everett W. Wallace,   b. 8 Mar 1837, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1916, Transylvania County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. William W. Wallace,   b. 1840
    +3. Mary "Duck" Wallace,   b. 15 Mar 1846,   d. 12 Jun 1926  (Age 80 years)
    +4. Missouri/Mazura "Mo" Smith Wallace,   b. 1848,   d. 1937  (Age 89 years)
    +5. Thomas Walter Wallace,   b. 1853, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1925  (Age 72 years)
    +6. Wesley Royce "Race" Wallace,   b. May 1854, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1915, Robeson County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    +7. Susanna Wallace,   b. Between 1855 and 1858,   d. Bef 1900  (Age ~ 44 years)
     8. Needham Evander Wallace,   b. 12 Jul 1858,   d. 27 Apr 1920  (Age 61 years)
    +9. Arrie Lane Wallace,   b. 14 Mar 1861,   d. 28 Dec 1938  (Age 77 years)
    +10. Archie Young Wallace,   b. 15 Mar 1865,   d. 17 Jul 1925  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2011 13:20:27 
    Family ID F0169  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850-1860 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Dillon County, SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Little Rock, Dillon County, SC at Saint Paul's Methodist Church Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    1915 Death Certificate Moore County, NC -  Wesley Royce 'Race' Wallace
    1915 Death Certificate Moore County, NC - Wesley Royce "Race" Wallace
    1916 Death Certificate, Transylvania County, NC - Everett W. Wallace
    1916 Death Certificate, Transylvania County, NC - Everett W. Wallace
    1926 Death Certificate Dillon County, SC - Mary 'Duck' Wallace
    1926 Death Certificate Dillon County, SC - Mary "Duck" Wallace
    1834 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2989 - William Barrett
    1834 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2989 - William Barrett
    1835 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2990 - William Barrett
    1835 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2990 - William Barrett

    Headstones
    William Lane Wallace
    William Lane Wallace
    CSA Marker
    William Lane Wallace (headstone)
    William Lane Wallace (headstone)

    Histories
    William Lane Wallace, Arrie Lane Wallace and descendants
    William Lane Wallace, Arrie Lane Wallace and descendants
    Brief History of William Lane Wallace by descendants of his son, Arrie Lane Wallace
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    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

  • Sources 
    1. [S1027] Buddy Altman [baltman480@aol.com], 02 Apr 2002.
      William L. Wallace born May 13, 1811, died May 6, 1886. Confederate States Army, Moore County NC PVT COH26 REGT NC INF. He is buried in the St. Paul's Methodist Church cemetery in Little Rock SC (Six miles out of Dillon SC) His wife, Annie E. Wallace is buried beside him. The only child of his that I know is Arrie Lane Wallace, my great grandfather. I know at one time the Wallace's were the largest land owners in Dillon County SC, but I hear women, gambling and booze got most of it. I know on my side, the Altmans came from Harnett County NC. There is also an Arch Wallace, born 3/15/1865 - died 7/17/25 and an A. E. Wallace, born 6/11/1839 - died 10/09/1893?Great news, found a brief history somebody had written. It says William Lane Wallace move to Hamer SC in 1865, why is not known, Married Annie Elizabeth Smith Wallace in 1845 in Carthage NC, he had previous been married to her sister, who I believe had died. They had 10 children, William, Evert, Thomas, Arrie Lane, Needam, Royce, Archie, Missouri, Mary, and Suzannah. Which one is your nearest relative? He enlisted in the CSA army at the age of 50, June 6, 1861 in Carthage NC. An interesting fact is that he was admitted to a hospital with hepatitis 3 days before his unit was nearly wiped out in a severe battle. Also on his tombstone is the inscription "We cannot tell who next may fall - Beneath Thy chastening rod - One must be first but let us all - Prepare to meet our God - On Annie Elizabeth's Tombstone, Angels watch her sleeping - Til Jesus comes to raise the just - When may she wake with sweet surprise - and in her Savior's image rise - It also says that his name appears on the CSA Army "Roll of Honor", and that he was hospitalized for hepatitis on 7/3/1863 at Chimborazo Hospital, an August 31 he was transferred to General Hospital in Richmond VA and later transferred to Winder Hospital.

    2. [S1028] Sara Payne [sarmar@prodigy.net], 02 Apr 2002.
      His name was definitely William Lane. No, we are unsure of birthdate also -- we have records of 1811 and 1814 also. The marriages are truly a mystery also. William Lane had a son Arrie (Ira) Lane who had a son Owen Lane who was my grandfather. To the best of my knowledge almost all of the younger of William Lane's children moved to Dillon Co. SC with him. Once again, I will have to double check all of the dates. Can't remember WHY they moved to Dillon Co, will check w/ some old folks about that. We know now that William Lane was pretty much of a rounder - that seemed to stop with the bunch who moved to Dillon. They were law-abiding citizens. Arrie Lane was the first court bailiff when the county was organized from Marion/Marlboro Counties. When Arrie Lane died, he left a farm and a house to each of his 8 children - would probably be considered "landed gentry." That may be why they moved to SC - to buy land and get property - maybe cheaper than in NC. I have pic of Arrie Lane and his wife in their later years - not a pretty picture! My aunt has just discovered a picture of them when they were first married - a cousin died and left her some family pictures. Of course, I have info on all of Arrie (Ira) Lane's children that I know would interest you. The cemetery at St. Pauls Church in Little Rock, SC has graves of some of William Lane's other children (Susannah, Missouri, Arch - can't remember them all).