||Nicholas Wallace |
||Between 1790 and 1794
||Moore County, NC
||Henderson County, TN
|Patriarch & Matriarch
| Everet Wallace
Abt 1770 d.
Abt 1845 (Age ~ 75 years) (Father) Caty\Catherine
Abt 1770 d.
Between 1845 and 1850 (Age ~ 75 years) (Mother)
- 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. Many upper Moore County families made the westward migration to Tennessee in the early to mid 1800's on the promise of cheap available land. Moore County families such as Williams, Britt, Stutts, Melton, Cockman, and Brewer families can be found in Henderson, McNairy, Madison and Wayne counties between 1830-1860. Some stayed in those areas and their descendants can still be found in western Tennessee. Others continued their journey on towards AL, MS, AR and TX. Unfortunately, no further record of Nicholas or his descendants has been found.
TIMELINE / RECORDS
1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 599
(16-26) 1M 1F
1818, Feb 10 -- Land Grant #2490, Moore County, NC
George Hunsucker received a 10 acre Land Grant located East of Wet Creek adjoining his own line, John Gibson, John McKinnon, George Cox, Alexander McKinnon and Donald McKinnon. John Hunsucker and Nicholas Wallace were chain carriers.
1819, Oct 27 -- Land Grant #2508, Moore County, NC
George Hunsucker received a 50 acre Land Grant located South of Wet Creek adjoining Wallace, Neil McLeod, Dunn, John Gibson, his own line, and John McKinnon. John Hunsucker and Nicholas Wallace were chain carriers.
1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 311
(26-45) 1M 1F
(10-16) 1M 1F
(0-10) 3M 1F
1823, Oct 18 -- Record of Estates Book B Page 76
Estate of Meloney Newton, dec'd by Administrator Jesse Brown.
Notes due on the following: William Dunn, Christopher Stuts, Nicholas Wallis [1 note for $8.90 -- Listed as doubtful], and Malcolm Mathewson.
1830 -- Census, Henderson County, TN Page 98
(10-15) 1M 1F
(5-10) 1M 1F
1847, Mar 23 -- Land Grant #5345, Book 7 Page 90, Henderson County, TN
David O.N. Wadley received 153 acres located in Range 4, Section 8 adjoining Nicholas Wallace, William Wadley and J.R. Mullins.
[Note - Rev. David O. N. Wadley was a Presbyterian Minister who was active in the founding of the Palestine Church in Henderson County, TN. This is the same church that Nicholas' brother Nathan and nephew Samuel were charter members of in 1881]
||Moore County Wallaces
||8 Jun 2020 |
||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.
||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
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