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 born on March 13, 1814 and died on May 6, 1886 and was buried in Little Rock, Dillon County, SC at Saint Paul's Methodist Church. 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 at least thirteen children by multiple women. William L. was most likely a grandson of Everet Wallace through a daughter and unknown father. He was involved with numerous court cases with Delphy Lakey, Elizabeth Smith & Mary Davis in the 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. William L. married Elizabeth Smith (1818-1893) around 1853. He served in Company H, 26th Regiment during the Civil War and moved to Dillon, SC soon after. William L. and Elizabeth are buried at Saint Paul's Methodist Church in Little Rock, SC.

      RECORDS OF WILLIAM LANE WALLACE

      William Lane Wallace is also believed to have been the father of James Davis (b. 1849), son of Mary Davis (b. 1810/1815). Mary and James are listed in the 1850 and 1860 census records, but no additional information has been located.

      1834, May 13 -- Land Grant #2989, Moore County, NC
      William Barrett Senr. received 99 acres located on the drains of Buffalo Creek adjoining McLeod and his own line. John McLeod and Wm. L. Wallace were chain carriers.

      1835, Aug 1 -- Deed Book 5, Page 146, Moore County, NC
      William Barrett Senr. deeded William Barrett Junr. 130 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining his own line, Person, Samuel Barrett and Jackson. William L. Wallace and M. Shaw were witnesses.

      1835, Dec 1 -- Land Grant #2987, Moore County, NC
      William Barrett Senr. received 25 acres located on both sides of the Juniper adjoining his own line, George Jackson and Person. Wm. L. Wallace and William Barret Jur. were chain carriers.

      1835, Dec 2 -- Land Grant #2988, Moore County, NC
      William Barrett Senr. received 41 acres located on both sides of Suck Creek of McLendons Creek adjoining his own line, Collin A. Munroe, McDonald, Dunlap and Samuel Jackson. Hyram Melton and Wm. L. Wallace were chain carriers.

      1838, Nov -- Bethlehem Baptist Church Minutes, Carthage, NC Page 28
      "Complaint against Elizabeth Smith for Bastardy and she taken up and is excluded fourth with for the same from the church."

      1838, Dec -- Supreme Court Case #2744
      From Moore County. Thomas Ritter and wife Margaret v. William Barrett. Regarding 300 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining Jacob McLendon including the land that Mary Sowell resided on in 1786. The 300 acres was granted to Thomas Knight in 1760 and deeded to Jacob McLendon in 1762; deeded to Isaac Sowell in 1772; Isaac Sowell died in 1784 and land was transferred to widow Mary Sowell and oldest son John Sowell; deeded to Margaret Sowell, wife of Thomas Ritter in 1786. Deeds in the file include 1791 from Thomas Ritter and Margaret Ritter to John Sowell and 1830 from John Sowell to William Barrett Senr. In Jan 1836, Mary Smith and Wm. Wallice/Wm. Smith are associated with the land with William Barrett Senr. as landlord.

      1839, Spring -- 1834-1842 Superior Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC
      #39 William Barrett Sr. v. Mary Smith. Wm. L. Wallace, Corn. Dunlap and Holden Cox were witnesses.

      1841, Fall -- 1834-1842 Superior Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC
      #13 Daniel Muse v. Isham Wallace. Witnesses: Enich Wallace, Joel Lawhon, Thomas Muse, Wm. Caddell, Abram Hunsucker, Patience Muse, Leonard Furr, A. Shattuck, Polly Williams, Daniel Muse, James Melton, Shadrac Maner, Wm. Barrett Jr., Wm L. Wallace and Delphy Wallace. Continued Spring 1842 #36 -- Fall 1842 #77 -- Spring 1843 #83 -- Fall 1843 #63 -- Spring 1844 #72 -- Fall 1844 #79 -- Spring 1845 #72 -- Fall 1845 #81 -- Spring 1846 #99 -- Fall 1846 #92 -- Spring 1847 #90 -- Fall 1847 #89

      1841, Fall -- 1836-1844 Recognizance Docket
      #36 State v. Polly Campbell, Celia Mainer, Delphy Lakey, Betsy Smith, George Hunsucker merchant and William L. Wallace

      1842, Spring -- 1836-1844 Recognizance Docket, Moore County, NC
      #23 State v. Polly Campbell, Celia Mainer and Betsy Smith (A and B). William L. Wallace and Shadrack Mainer were securities.

      1842, Spring -- 1834-1851 State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC Page 165
      #23 State v. Polly Campbell, Celia Mainer, Delphy Lakey and Betsy Smith. William L. Wallace was security.

      1843, Fall -- 1836-1844 Recognizance Docket, Moore County, NC
      #5 State v. Celia Mainer and Polly Campbell. William L. Wallace was a security.

      1844, Apr 24 -- 1844-1847 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 10
      Ordered that Everet Maines be appointed overseer of the road from Bear Creek to Buffalo Creek and work the following hands: John McLeod, George Cagle, Garner Maines, William Stewart, Henry Maines, Matthew Williams, Jethro Denson, Amos Bridges, William L. Wallace, Lauchlin B. Currie and Hiram Kelly.

      1846/1847 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      William L. Wallace listed 1 white poll on Locust Branch in District 9

      1847, Apr 28 -- 1847-1849 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 18
      Ordered that George McIntosh be appointed overseer of the road from McQueen's Branch to the Richland Creek Bridge and work the following hands: Joseph Caddell, Quimby Sowell, Duncan McIntosh, Jesse Muse, William L. Wallace, Duncan Black, Wm. Sowell, Richardson Fry, Presly Caddell, Neill Black, Wm. R. Muse, Daniel McIntosh, Henry Muse, Elias Brewer and J. McIlwennin.

      1847, Jun 2 -- Notice, The Weekly Standard [Raleigh, NC] Newspaper
      Sheriff's Sale -- on fourth Monday in June next, will be sold at the courthouse in Carthage, the following tracts of land for taxes due for 1845: [selected tracts] 350 acres of Thomas McNeill on Bear Creek; 275 acres of Wm. L. Wallace on Locust Branch; 275 acres of Murdock McLeod on Buffalo Creek; 368 acres of Cheek Hardin on Deep River; William Wadsworth, Sheriff - May 1847.

      1849 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Wm. L. Wallace listed 1 white poll in District 9

      1849, Apr 27 -- 1847-1849 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 422
      Ordered that Presley Caddell be appointed overseer of the road from McQueen's Branch to the Richland Creek Bridge and work the following hands: George McIntosh, Joseph Caddell, Quimby Sowell, Duncan McIntosh, Jesse Muse, William L. Wallace, Duncan Black, William Sowell, Richson Fry, Neill Black, William Richardson, David McIntosh, Henry Muse, Elias Brewer, J. McIlwennin and Stephen Davis' hands.

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

      1851, Spring -- 1834-1851 State Docket County Court, Moore County, NC Page 542
      State v. William L. Wallace and Polly Davis [fornication]
      State v. William L. Wallace and Elizabeth Smith [fornication]

      1852 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Wm. L. Wallace listed 1 white poll in District 9

      1853, Aug 27 -- Superior Court Minute Docket Book K Page 176, 178
      State v. William L. Wallace and Polly Davis; State v. William L. Wallace and Elizabeth Smith. Continued Aug 22, 1854 Page 208

      1854, Oct -- 1854-1856 County Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC Page 56-57
      Quimby Wallace v. John Cockman. Witnesses: George W. Horner, Robert L. Purvis, Henry Brown (of Wm.), Presley Caddell, John Garner, James Melton, Wm. L. Wallace and Isham Wallace.

      1855, Jul 21 -- Teaching Contract, Moore County, NC
      Artimas S. Caddell contracted with the following employers to teach a school of spelling, reading, writing and arithmetic for the term of sixty days: Jesse Muse 1 scholar, Duncan Black 2 scholars, James Dowdy 1 scholars, D.F. Muse 1.5 scholars, Miles Muse 1.5 scholars, James M. Muse 1.5 scholars, Wm. L. Wallis 1.5 scholars, Cornelius Black 1 scholar, Lemuel Sowell 1 scholar and James T. Jackson .5 scholar. [Editor's Note: Papers of Artemus Caddell, Special Collections, David M. Rubenstein Library, Duke University, Durham, NC]

      1856, Apr -- Teaching Contract, Moore County, NC
      A.S. Caddell contracted with the following employers to teach a school of spelling, reading, writing and arithmetic for the term of one, two or three months: Daniel McIntosh 1 scholar, Wm. Moore 4 scholars, Miles Muse 1 scholar, Duncan Black 1.5 scholars, Wm. R. Sowell .5 scholar, D.F. Muse 1 scholar, Wm. L. Wallis 1 scholar, Joseph Lawhorn 1 scholar and Neill Smith 1 scholar. [Editor's Note: Papers of Artemus Caddell, Special Collections, David M. Rubenstein Library, Duke University, Durham, NC]

      1860, Aug -- Bethlehem Baptist Church Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 112
      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 North Carolina
      Elizabeth Wallace 30 F, born in North Carolina
      William Wallace 20 M, born in North Carolina
      Mary Wallace 13 F, born in North Carolina
      Missourie Wallace 12 F, born in North Carolina
      Racy Wallace 9 M, born in North Carolina
      Thomas W. Wallace 7 M, born in North Carolina
      Susanna Wallace 5 F, born in North Carolina
      Nelson V. Wallace 3 M, born in North Carolina
      Ira Wallace 2/12 M, born in North Carolina
      Mary Smith 74 F, born in North Carolina
      (Next Door)
      1860, Sep 1 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 222-B, Mooshaunee Post Office
      Mary Davis 45 F, $50 Personal Property, born in North Carolina
      James Davis 11 M, born in North Carolina

      1861, Jun 3 -- 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

      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

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

      1880, Jun 14 -- Census, Marion County, SC Page 83-D Harleeville Township
      Wm. W. Wallace 76 M, Head, Works on Farm, born in North Carolina, father & mother born in North Carolina
      Betty Wallace 50 F, Wife, Works on Farm, born in North Carolina, father & mother born in North Carolina
      Needam V. Wallace 20 M, Son, Works on Farm, born in North Carolina, father & mother born in North Carolina
      Archie Y. Wallace 15 M, Son, Works on Farm, born in North Carolina, father & mother born in North Carolina
      Elizabeth Wallace 8 F, Granddaughter, born in South Carolina, father & mother born in South Carolina
      Ira Wallace 18 M, Son, Works on Farm, born in North Carolina, father & mother born in North Carolina
    Person ID I00615  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2020 

    DNA Tests  15 DNA tests are associated with William Lane 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. 7 Sep 1896  (Age ~ 41 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 
    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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  • 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
    1850-1860's [undated] Teaching Contract, Moore County, NC
    1850-1860's [undated] Teaching Contract, Moore County, NC
    1855 Teaching Contract, Moore County, NC
    1855 Teaching Contract, Moore County, NC

    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).