William Wallace

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  • Name William Wallace 
    • History of Tennessee (Chicago & Nashville: The Goodspeed Publishing Co, 1887), 912-921.
    Born 2 Dec 1737  Mecklenburg Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1754  Mecklenburg Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1770  Washington Dist, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moving from Mecklenburg County, NC, in 1770, William, Thomas and John together headed into the Western Country over the Appalachian Mountains through Boone's Gap. They settled on the south fork of the Holston River which is nestled in the far northeast corner of Tennessee between the Virginia state line and the Great Smoky Mountains. These Wallace brothers became a part of the Watauga Association which allowed them protection from numerous Indian raids. 
    Misc 1779  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • History of Tenessee (Chicago & Nashville: The Goodspeed Publishing Co, 1887), 912-921.
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    History of Tennessee
    Sullivan County lies on the Virginia border immediately west of Johnson County from which it is separated by the Holston Mountain. The surface of the county is undulating, and the soil generally good. The principal valleys are Denton, Holston Cook, and Beaver Creek. The largest stream is the Holston River, which traverses the eastern portion of the county, flowing in a southwesterly course until it reaches the Washington County line where it is joined by the Watauga. It then runs in a northwesterly direction to its confluence with the North Fork at Kingsport. Its chief tributaries are Sinking Creek, Beaver Creek, Fall Creek, Kendrick Creek, Muddy Creek, and Reedy Creek.


    The date at which the first permanent settlements were made in Sullivan County is placed by Haywood and Ramsey in 1769. Some local antiquarians, however, assert that a much earlier date is the correct one, but they offer little satisfactory evidence to support their assertions. The fort on the Holston River opposite the upper end of Long Island, an account of which is given in another chapter, was built by a regiment of British troops under Col. Bird, in the autumn of 1758, and was occupied by them during the following winter. At this time a few settlers located in the vicinity, but they were soon compelled to retire east of the Kanawha. During the next ten years, many hunting and exploring expedition parties traversed the Holston Valley, but no permanent settlements were made as low down as the present Tennessee line, until late in 1768 or early in 1769. On November 5, 1768, a treaty of cession was made at Fort Stanwix, NY, with the Six Nations, by the terms of which, they and their descendants relinquished all rights and title to the lands north and east of the Tennessee and Holston Rivers. On October 14 of the same year, a treaty was made at Hard Labour, in South Carolina, with the Cherokees, who also claimed the territory. By this treaty, the boundary lines of the Cherokee hunting grounds were fixed.



    These two treaties afforded an opportunity for the expansion of the settlements which had been made on the Holston in Virginia. The Colonists who had been waiting upon the frontiers longing to plunge into the wilderness to locate claims, or to take possession of grants already surveyed, lost no time in doing so. Haywood relates that early in 1769, Gilbert Christian, William Anderson, John Sawyers, and four others entered upon an exploring expedition down the Holston. They penetrated as low down as Big Creek in Hawkins County, where they met a large party of Indians and were forced to retreat. They turned about and went back up the river ten or fifteen miles, concluded to return home. About twenty miles above the North Fork they found upon their return a cabin on every spot where the range was good, and where only six weeks before nothing was to be seen but a howling wilderness. When they passed by before on their outward destination they found no settlers on the Holston, save three families on the head springs of that river.

    Prior to 1779, the portion of what is now Sullivan County north of the Holston was believed to be in Virginia, and the first grants were issued by that State. The earliest one of which there is any record was issued to Edmund Pendleton in 1766, for 3,000 acres of land on Reedy Creek. of the early settlers only a few of the most prominent can be mentioned. One of the largest and most highly respected families was the Rheas. Joseph Rhea, a Presbyterian minister, came again to the settlement, this time accompanies by his son, John Rhea. He bought land on Beaver Creek, and while in Maryland the next year, preparing to move his family, he died. In 1778 Mrs. Rhea came with the family. Of the sons, John became the most prominent. He was the first clerk of the county court and early became a leading attorney. In 1796 he was chosen a member of the constitutional convention, and also represented the county in the first and second General Assemblies. In 1803 he was elected to Congress, and continued a member of that body until 1823, with the exception of two years, 1815-1817. He never married, and died about 1837, leaving a large estate. He had six brothers: Matthew, Joseph, William, James, Samuel, and Robert. Joseph lived where his grandson, Joseph Rhea, now lives.; William, in the same neighborhood, and Matthew, just above Bluff City.

    Gen. George Rutledge came to the county about 1777 and located on the small stream known as White Top. About three years later, he removed to the farm now occupied by his grandson, William G. Rutledge, where he died in 1913. He commanded a company in Col. Shelby's regiment at the battle of King's Mountain, was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1796, and the Territorial Assembly, and after the organization of the State, was a member of the Senate until his death. Gen. Evan Shelby located on Beaver Creek, at what was known as the Beaver Dam Bottoms, in 1771, where he erected a fort on an eminence overlooking the site of Bristol. He was born in Wales in 1720, and before coming to Tennessee had taken an active part in the French and Indian War on the borders of Maryland and Pennsylvania. He commanded a company of militia from Sullivan County at the Battle of Point Pleasant and was the leader of the famous Chickamauga expedition. Afterward, he was appointed by Virginia a general of her militia. He died in 1794 and was buried in the old family burial ground at Bristol, which was removed a few years ago. His son, Isaac, was made a lieutenant of militia in 1774, and as such participated in the battle of Point Pleasant. In 1776 he was appointed commissary, which position he held at the battle of Long Island Flats. Prior to the extension of the boundary line between North Carolina and Virginia, he served a term in the Legislature of the latter State. His last public service in Tennessee was as commander of the regiments at King's Mountain. Evan Shelby, Jr., was a major in his brother's regiment at King's Mountain. In 1790 he went to Kentucky, where he was killed by the Indians about three years later. George Maxwell, one of the captains under Isaac Shelby at King's Mountain, came to Sullivan County about 1771. He rose to the rank of Major of militia, and in 1781 was one of the representatives of the county in the Legislature of North Carolina. The Looneys, who were among the first settlers of the county, came from Wales and lived for a time in Virginia. Col. David Looney lived on Muddy Creek, two miles above the Holston, where he erected a blockhouse. Samuel Looney located on the Holston, one mile below the mouth of Beaver Creek.

    Of other early settlers, there were in the fork the McKinleys, McCorkles, Scotts, Hodges, Greggs, Torbetts, Dinsmores, Hughes, Kings, Hogans, Sharps, and Grosses. Col. William Christie [Christian] lived near where Kingsport now is, on the south side of Reedy Creek. The same neighborhood was the birthplace of Gen. Edmund Pendleton Gaines. Long Island and many other lands in the vicinity became the property of Richard Netherland, the father of Hon. Joh Netherland. Fort Womack, which stood two miles east of Bluff City, was built by Jacob Womack. It afforded protection for the people who lived in the territory now covered by the Fourth, Sixteenth, Ninth, and Twentieth Civil Districts. It is said that when on one occasion the people were forted here a marriage took place between Hal Massngill and Penelope Cobb. From this union have sprung a large number of descendants, many of whom still reside in the county. The Bledsoes and Beelers located on land adjoining the Shelbys. The Beelers owned the tract of land on Cedar Creek known as Sapling Grove.

    At the foot of Eden Ridge (originally Heaton Ridge) on the east side was built a fort known as Heaton's Fort. It was erected by the settlers of Reedy Creek and Cook's Valley and was one of the first structures of the kind in the county. The Yancey Tavern, a famous house of entertainment, was built near this fort. Russell's fort stood on the Snapp's Ferry road, about six miles from Blountville. The first or one of the first mills in the county is said to have been by John Sharp, an Indian trader. It was a small tub-mill and stood on the spot occupied by the mill built a few years later by John Spurgeon at the mouth of Muddy Creek.

    As the majority of the first settlers of the county were Scotch-Irish the first religious organizations were Presbyterian, and it is said that as early as 1778 two churches had been constituted. There were Concord and Hopewell. Very little is known of them, except that Samue Doak preached to them for two years preceding 1780. One of them is thought to have been the old "Weaver Church," between Bristol and Union, which, tradition says, was founded by Rev. Joseph Rhea, while on one of his trips to Tennessee. The oldest church of which there is any definite knowledge is New Bethel, which was organized in 1782 by Rev. Samuel Doak. James Gregg, Sr, John Allison, and Francis Hedge, Sr, are supposed to have been the first ruling elders.

    The first Methodist family in the county was that of Edward Cox, who lived near Bristol from 1775 to 1777. He then removed to a tract of land which he entered, about one mile northeast of Union Depot. It was at his house that the first conference in Tennessee was held, by Bishop Asbury. The first Methodist society in the county, and, it is believed, in the State, was organized sometime between 1785 and 1790, about two miles from Blountville, where a house of worship known as Acoff's Chapel was erected. it was a log structure of 20 x 30 feet. Among the first members were the Acuffs, Vincents, Crofts, and Hamiltons.

    Blountville Circuit was established in 1824, and J. G. H. Speer and Creed Fulton were assigned to it. Among others who had charge of the circuit during its early history were George Horne and D. Fleming, 1825; William Patton, 1826; W. Keener, O. F. Johnson, and George Eakin, 1828; James Y. Crawford, 1829-80; J. B. Doughtry, 1881; R. Gannaway, 1832; W. C. Cumming, 1833; Thomas Rice, 1834-35; R. M. Stevens, 1845; George Eakin, 1846.

    The first Baptist society in the county was Kendrick Creek Church, organized by Jonathan Mulkey sometime prior to 1786. Among the first members were Peter Jackson, Anthony Epperson, William Nash, David Parry, and Nicholas Hale. A second church was organized on the Holston in 1788, and in 1795 a congregation was formed at the Ferry Meetinghouse, at Long Island, by Richard Murrell and Abel Morgan. Double Spring Church was also organized by Richard Murrell in 1805. Muddy Creek Church first appears in the minutes of the association in 1826, when it was represented by Amos James and John Spurgeon. In 1846 two new churches were organized, Union and Eden's Ridge. The former was first represented in the association by James White and John Longmire, and the latter by Samuel Bachman and N. Roller.

    The first Lutheran immigrants to the Holston Valley located in Sullivan County, Tenn., and Washington County, Va., near the close of the last century. They settled in the neighborhood of Line Church, on or near the headwaters of Reedy Creek; of Buchler's Church, near the headwaters of Cedar Creek; of the Dutch Meeting-house, between the south fork of the Holston River and the Watauga, and or Roller's Church on Falling Creek.

    The first ministers who are known to have visited East Tennessee were Revs. Paul Henkel and John G. Butler, and it is thought the first churches were organized by them. The first regular pastors in Sullivan County were Revs. Jacob Zink and Adam Miller. Until 1811 the Lutheran Church in East Tennessee had no regular synodical connection, but in that year they united with the Lutheran Synod of North Carolina, with which they were connected until 1820. The Tennessee Snod was then formed and the churches of East Tennessee remained with this body until January 2, 1851, when the Evangelical Lutheran Holston Synod was organized at Zion's Church in Sullivan County. It embraced ten ministers of whom only three are now living. They were William Hancher, A. J. Brown, J. M. Schaeffer, J. K. Hancher, J. B. Emmert, J. Fleenor, A. Fleenor, J. A. Seneker, J. Cloninger, and J. C. Barb. [Condensed from a sketch by Dr. A. J. Brown.

    Sullivan County was the second county formed in what is now Tennessee and included all the part of Washington County lying north of a line formed by the ridge dividing the waters of the Watauga from those of the Holston, and extending from the termination of this ridge to the highest point of the Chimney Top Mountain. The act was passed in October 1779, and in February 1780, the county court was organized at the house of Moses Looney, at which time a commission was presented appointing as justices of the peace Isaac Shelby, David Looney, William Christie, John Dunham, William Wallace, and Samuel Smith. Isaac Shelby exhibited his commission dated November 19, 1779, appointing him Colonel Commandant of the county, and D. Looney of the same date appointing him Major. Ephraim Dunlap was appointed State's attorney, and John Adair, entry-taker. The court adjourned to meet at the house of James Hollis. As the records of this court were almost destroyed during the civil war, but little is now known concerning it. For a few years, the courts were held somewhat in what is now the western part of the county, at the Yancey Tavern, near Eaton's Station, or at the house of Mrs. Shar, near the mouth of Muddy Creek, and possibly at both places.

    In 1786, Hawkins County having been erected, the Legislature of North Carolina passed an act to remove the sear of justice to a more central location and appointed Joseph Martin, James McNeil, John Duncan, Even Shelby, Samuel Smith, William King, and John Scott as commissioners to select a site for the county building. Meanwhile, the courts were ordered to be held at the house of Joseph Cole. For some cause, the seat of justice was not permanently located until 1792 when James Brigham conveyed thirty acres of land to John Anderson, George Maxwell, and Richard Gammon, commissioners appointed by the county court to erect a courthouse and jail. These commissioners seem also to have failed to do the duty assigned them, for, in the act of the territorial assembly establishing the town, passed in 1795, James Gaines, John Shelby, Jr., John Anderson, Jr., David Perry, Joseph Wallace, and George Rutledge were appointed to complete the courthouse. This was a hewed-log structure, which stood on a lot nearly opposite the present courthouse. The jail was built in the rear of this lot. Some time between 1825 and 1838 a brick courthouse was erected on the lot occupied by the present one, which was built about 1850. During the war, the latter with its contents was burned, but the walls sustained but little damage and it was rebuilt at a comparatively small cost.
    Maps 1779  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985).
    Map of Sullivan County, Tennessee, 1779
    Map of Sullivan County, Tennessee, 1779
    The area that is now known as Sullivan County, Tennessee, was first in the District of Washington County, State of North Carolina, in 1777, except for the region north of the Holston River which was thought to be located in the State of Virginia until 1779. Sullivan County was established in 1779 in the State of North Carolina. In 1784, North Carolina ceded almost all of what later became the State of Tennessee to the National Congress. From 1784 until 1788, Sullivan County was in the area which became known as The State of Franklin. In 1790, the area was known as the Western Territory South of the River Ohio. Tennessee became a state in the United States in 1796.
    Residence 1779  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sullivan County was named for Major General John Sullivan, a New Hampshire patriot who won acclaim during the early years of the American Revolution. It was the second county formed in what is now Tennessee and included all the part of Washington County lying north of a line formed by the ridge dividing the waters of the Watauga from those of the Holston, and extending from the termination of this ridge to the highest point of the Chimney Top Mountain.  
    • (1) History of Tennessee: Containing Historical and Biographical Sketches of Thirty East Tennessee Counties (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co, 1887), 915. (2) East Tennessee Historical Society. First Families of Tennessee: A Register of Early Settlers and their Present-Day Descendants (Nashville, TN: Ambrose Printing Co., 2000), 291. (3) Holston Territory Genealogical Society, comp. Holston Territory Genealogical Society, comp. Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee: Volume One, 1779-1992 (Waynesville, NC: Walsworth Publishing, 1992), Sec 2, p 1-2.
    Justice of Peace 30 Nov 1779  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Wallace performed the marriage of Joseph Cole and Sara Barton in Sullivan County. 
    • Holston Territory Genealogical Society, comp. Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee: Volume One, 1779-1992 (Waynesville, NC: Walsworth Publishing, 1992), Sec 708, p 376.
    Public Office 1780  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Served as Register of Deeds, 1780-1789.  
    • History of Tennessee: Containing Historical and Biographical Sketches of Thirty East Tennessee Counties (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co, 1887), 921.
    Justice of Peace 7 Feb 1780  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A commission composed of Justice of Peace was selected to govern the new county of Sullivan. The county court was organized at the house of Moses Looney, at which time a commission was presented appointing as justices of the peace Isaac Shelby, David Looney, William Christie, John Dunham, William Wallace, and Samuel Smith. Isaac Shelby, David Looney, William Christie, John Dunham, William Wallace, and Samuel Smith... NOTE: This area was known as was previously known as "District of North Carolina, Washington." 
    • (1) History of Tennessee: Containing Historical and Biographical Sketches of Thirty East Tennessee Counties (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co, 1887), 915. (2) East Tennessee Historical Society. First Families of Tennessee: A Register of Early Settlers and their Present-Day Descendants (Nashville, TN: Ambrose Printing Co., 2000), 291. (3) Holston Territory Genealogical Society, comp. Holston Territory Genealogical Society, comp. Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee: Volume One, 1779-1992 (Waynesville, NC: Walsworth Publishing, 1992), Sec 2, p 1-2.
    Property, Real 17 Apr 1780  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    North Carolina Land Grant No. 11 to William Wallace, for the sum of 50 shillings for every 100 acres. 500 acres in Sullivan County, on the head branches of White Top Creek. Begin on John Shelbys line near the road, then N8 W146 poles to Conrod Peters line, S56 W 74 poles, S38 W72 poles, S65 W62 poles, S50 W132 poles, S45 W24 poles, S38 W20 poles to Warans line, on Cars line S30 E230 poles, N60 E236 poles, N80 W144 poles on John Selbys line to the beginning. Richard Caswell, Governor by J Glasgow, Secretary. 
    • (1) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 1. [Original Deed Book 1-5] (2) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1 (May 1775-Oct 1789) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 2. [Original Deed Book 1-5] (3) Susan Hardin Austin, abstr. Sullivan County, Tenessee Deeds. Vol 1, May 2, 1775-Nov 2, 1789 (Springfield, MO: Round Tuit Research, 2002), 1. [Original Deed Book 1-5]
    Register/Recorder of Deeds 21 Mar 1781  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Wallace recorded and signed the deed record of North Carolina Land Grant No. 10 to John Beeler. 
    • (1) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 1. [Original deed book Vol 1-8] (2) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1 (May 1775-Oct 1789) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 2. [Original Deed Book 1-8]
    Register/Recorder of Deeds 28 Mar 1781  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Wallace recorded and signed the deed record of North Carolina Land Grant No. 1 to Evan Shelby, Sr. 
    • (1) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 1. [Original deed book Vol 1-8] (2) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1 (May 1775-Oct 1789) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 2. [Original Deed Book 1-8]
    Register/Recorder of Deeds 28 Mar 1781  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Wallace recorded and signed the deed record of North Carolina Land Grant No. 2 to Evan Shelby, Sr. 
    • (1) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 1. [Original deed book Vol 1-13] (2) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1 (May 1775-Oct 1789) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 2. [Original Deed Book 1-13]
    Register/Recorder of Deeds 28 Mar 1781  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Wallace recorded and signed the deed record of North Carolina Land Grant No. 4 to Evan Shelby, Sr. 
    • (1) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 1. [Original deed book Vol 1-9] (2) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1 (May 1775-Oct 1789) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 2. [Original Deed Book 1-9]
    Register/Recorder of Deeds 28 Mar 1781  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Wallace recorded and signed the deed record of North Carolina Land Grant No. 5 to Evan Shelby, Sr. 
    • (1) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 1. [Original deed book Vol 1-10] (2) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1 (May 1775-Oct 1789) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 2. [Original Deed Book 1-10]
    Register/Recorder of Deeds 28 Mar 1781  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Wallace recorded and signed the deed record of North Carolina Land Grant No. 6 to Evan Shelby, Sr. 
    • (1) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 1. [Original deed book Vol 1-11] (2) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1 (May 1775-Oct 1789) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 2. [Original Deed Book 1-11]
    Land Grant 23 Oct 1782  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    North Carolina Land Grant No. 1072 to William Wallace, for the sum of 50 shillings for every 100 acres. 300 acres in Sullivan County. Description: Begin on the river, then N50 E46 poles, N82 E40 poles, N58 E134 poles, along John Coxe's line N28 E66 poles, S62 E104, S30 E182 poles To George Littles line, on said line S66 W12 perches, W58 poles, S34 W40 poles to the Holston River, down the river to the beginning. Alexander Martin Governor by J. Glasgow, Secretary. 
    • (1) Goldene Fillers Burgner, comp. North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee, 1788-1791 (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1981), 40. (2) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 12. [Original Deed Book 1-71] (3) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1 (May 1775-Oct 1789) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 19. [Original Deed Book 1-71] (4) Susan Hardin Austin, abstr. Sullivan County, Tenessee Deeds. Vol 1, May 2, 1775-Nov 2, 1789 (Springfield, MO: Round Tuit Research, 2002), 12. [Original Deed Book 1-71] NOTE: The Sullivan County deed books have been transcribed according to an entry in deed book 4 page[s] 767 and 785. Page 785 states John Punch appointed by the court to transcribe from the original book of the Registers Office.
    Friends, Acquaintances, Neighbors 23 Oct 1782  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Coonrod Peters [North Carolina Land Grant No. 120] purchased "287 acres in Sullivan County, on the waters of White Top Creek" for 50 shillings for every 100 acres. Land along William Wallace's line. 
    • (1) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 23. [Original Deed Book 1-122] (2) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1 (May 1775-Oct 1789) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 35. [Original Deed Book 1-122] (3) Susan Hardin Austin, abstr. Sullivan County, Tenessee Deeds. Vol 1, May 2, 1775-Nov 2, 1789 (Springfield, MO: Round Tuit Research, 2002), 21. [Original Deed Book 1-122]
    Friends, Acquaintances, Neighbors 23 Oct 1782  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George Little [North Carolina Land Grant No. 99] purchased "247 acres in Sullivan County, on the north side of Holston River" for 50 shillings for every 100 acres. Land along William Wallace's line. 
    • (1) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 17. [Original Deed Book 1-99] (2) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1 (May 1775-Oct 1789) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 27. [Original Deed Book 1-99] (3) Susan Hardin Austin, abstr. Sullivan County, Tenessee Deeds. Vol 1, May 2, 1775-Nov 2, 1789 (Springfield, MO: Round Tuit Research, 2002), 18. [Original Deed Book 1-99]
    Register/Recorder of Deeds 17 Nov 1782  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Registered the sale of a Negro boy named George that was formerly plundered from William Mills who was a Major of the British Army. Isaac Shelby purchased his freedom for 60 pounds from Eloner Mills. Wit: Even Shelby, James Hall. Registered in Deed Book 1-21, May 2, 1775-November 2, 1789, Sullivan County, TN by William Wallace, Register. 
    • (1) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 4. [Original deed book Vol 1-21] (2) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1 (May 1775-Oct 1789) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 4. [Original Deed Book 1-21] (3) Susan Hardin Austin, abstr. Sullivan County, Tenessee Deeds. Vol 1, May 2, 1775-Nov 2, 1789 (Springfield, MO: Round Tuit Research, 2002), 4. [Original Deed Book 1-21]
    Property, Real 10 Jan 1784  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Wallace to Jacob Miers, both of Sullivan Co, NC, 300 acres in Sullivan Co, NC on the north side of Holston River. Begin on the river bank, then N50 E46 poles, N82 E40 poles, N58 E134 poles along John Coxes line, N78 E66 poles, S62 E104 poles, S30 E182 poles to George Littles line, on said line #66 @12 perches, W58 poles, S34 W40 poles to Holston River, then down the river to the beginning. Consideration: Sum of pounds pay current money of said state. (No Amount states) Description: A certain tract situate lying and being in the County of Sullivan on the north side of the Holston River. Signed William Wallace, Sarah J. Wallace. Witnesses: Abra McClenning, Bas Stuart, Samuel Smith.  
    • (1) Tennessee. Sullivan County. Deeds, 1778-1815. Book F-1, [film no. 39], filmed 18 Nov 1939, p 47. [original page 183] Accessioned at Family Search, 26 Feb 2020. (2) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 37. [Original Deed Book 1-183] (3) Susan Hardin Austin, abstr. Sullivan County, Tenessee Deeds. Vol 1, May 2, 1775-Nov 2, 1789 (Springfield, MO: Round Tuit Research, 2002), 33. [Original deed book 1-183] (4) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1 (May 1775-Oct 1789) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 53. [Original Deed Book 1-183]
    Witness 3 Apr 1784  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Witnessed the sale of 300 acres from John Scott to James Laughlin, both of Sullivan Co, Tennessee. 
    • (1) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 17. [Original Deed Book 1-96] (2) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1 (May 1775-Oct 1789) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 26. [Original Deed Book 1-96] (3) Susan Hardin Austin, abst. Sullivan County, Tenessee Deeds. Vol 1, May 2, 1775-Nov 2, 1789 (Springfield, MO: Round Tuit Research, 2002), 16. [Original Deed Book 1-96]
    Property, Real 1 Nov 1784  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Wallace to Conrad Peters, Deed of Warranty No. 229. 485 acres in Sullivan Co, North Carolina for 204 pounds Virginia currency. Description: A tract of land containing 485 acres lying and being in Sullivan County, on ye North side of Holston River. Begin on John Shelby line near the Big Road, N80 W146 poles To Conrad Peters line, S56 W74 poles, S38 W72 poles, S65 W62 poles, S50 W132 poles, S45 W24 poles, same line S45 W10 poles to Warrens line, on Carrs line 36 E230 poles, N60 S236 poles, N80 W144 poles on Shelby line to the beginning. Signed: William Wallace, Sarah J. Wallace. Witnesses: Edmon Warren, John Beffile, Andrew Willoughby.  
    • (1) Tennessee. Sullivan County. Deeds, 1778-1815. Book F-1, [film no. 39], filmed 18 Nov 1939, p 51. [original page 201, 203 (p 202 missing)] Accessioned at Family Search, 26 Feb 2020. (2) Shelby I. Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 41. [Original Deed Book 1-201, 203-204] (3) Susan Hardin Austin, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deeds. Vol 1, May 2, 1775-Nov 2, 1789 (Springfield, MO: Round Tuit Research, 2002), 36. [Original Deed Book 1-201, 203]. (4) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1 (May 1775-Oct 1789) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 58. [Original Deed Book 1-201, 203]
    Friends, Acquaintances, Neighbors 10 Nov 1784  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Aronwine [North Carolina Land Grant No. 329] purchased "600 acres in Sullivan County, on the north side of Holston River" for 50 shillings for every 100 acres. Land along William Wallace's line. 
    • (1) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 44. [Original Deed Book 1-220] (2) Susan Hardin Austin, abstr. Sullivan County, Tenessee Deeds. Vol 1, May 2, 1775-Nov 2, 1789 (Springfield, MO: Round Tuit Research, 2002), 39. [Original Deed Book 1-220]
    Military 1785  North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Comptroller's Office Certificate No. 2699 for William Wallace, NC militia from Salisbury District. 
    • Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution: with an appendix containing a collection of miscellaneous records (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1967), 364.
    Property, Real 3 Sep 1785  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed of Warranty No. 230. William Wallace to Patrick Carr, both State of Franklin, for the sum of 3 pounds 10 shillings Virginia Currency, 14 acres in Sullivan County on the north side of Holston River. Begin on Edmond Warrens line at Conrod Peters corner, S38 W10 poles on Warrens line, on Carrs own line S36 E236 poles to his corner, N60 E10 poles to the beginning. Signed: William Wallace. Witnesses: William Carr, Edmond Warren.  
    • (1) Tennessee. Sullivan County. Deeds, 1778-1815. Book F-1, [film no. 39], filmed 18 Nov 1939, p 51. [original page 204] Accessioned at Family Search, 26 Feb 2020. (2) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 41. [Original deed book 1-204] (3) Susan Hardin Austin, abstr. Sullivan County, Tenessee Deeds. Vol 1, May 2, 1775-Nov 2, 1789 (Springfield, MO: Round Tuit Research, 2002), 36. [Original deed book 1-204] (4) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1 (May 1775-Oct 1789) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 59. [Original Deed Book 1-204]
    Friends, Acquaintances, Neighbors 12 Mar 1788  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Cox to Edward Cox, both of Sullivan Co, NC, "356 acres in Sullivan County where John Cox formerly lived" for 50 shillings for every 100 acres. Land along William Wallace's line. 
    • (1) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 54. [Original Deed Book 1-267] (2) Susan Hardin Austin, abstr. Sullivan County, Tenessee Deeds. Vol 1, May 2, 1775-Nov 2, 1789 (Springfield, MO: Round Tuit Research, 2002), 47. [Original Deed Book 1-267]
    Friends, Acquaintances, Neighbors 10 Jul 1788  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Blevins [North Carolina Land Grant No. 466] purchased "for the sum of 50 shillings for every 100 acres, 1120 acres in Sullivan County, on the north side of Holston River" Land along William Wallace's line. 
    • (1) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 66. [Original Deed Book 1-326] (2) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 2 (ca 1787-1793) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 06. [Original Deed Book 1-326] (2) Susan Hardin Austin, abstr. Sullivan County, Tenessee Deeds. Vol 1, May 2, 1775-Nov 2, 1789 (Springfield, MO: Round Tuit Research, 2002), 58. [Original Deed Book 1-326]
    Land Grant 1789  Davidson Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Grant #1039 for 640 acres on Stones Lick Creek eastside of Stones River. 
    • (1) Goldene Fillers Burgner, comp. North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee, 1788-1791 (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1981), 171. (2) Betty Goff Cook Cartwright and Lilliam Johnson Gardiner. North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee 1778-1791 (Memphis, TN: Nortex Offset Publications Inc., 1958), 102.
    Property, Real 9 Jun 1789  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Wallace to Frederick Weaver, both of Sullivan County, for the sum of 3 pounds 10 shillings Virginia Currency, 14 acres in Sullivan Co, North Carolina on the north side of Holston River. Begin on Edmond Warren line near the fork of a branch Conrad Peters corner, S38 W10 poles on Warrens line, on Carrs line S26 E230 poles to Carrs corner, N60 E 10 poles to the beginning. Signed: William Wallace (Seal) Witnesses: William Carr, Edmon Warren. Acknowledged: Sullivan County, June Sessions, 1789. The within deed from Wm Wallace to Fredrick Weaver was acknowledged by said Wallace. Test: Mattw. Rhea. Registered August 2, 1790. 
    • (1) Tennessee. Sullivan County. Deeds, 1778-1815. Book F-2, [film no. 48], filmed 1 Dec 1939, p 14. [original page 417] Accessioned at Family Search, 26 Feb 2020. (2) Holston Territory Genealogical Society, comp. Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee: Volume One, 1779-1992 (Waynesville, NC: Walsworth Publishing, 1992), Sec 1464, p 633. (3) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 86. [Original Deed Book 2-417] (4) Susan Hardin Austin, abstr. Sullivan County, Tenessee Deeds. Vol 2, Nov 14, 1789-Sep 11, 1795 (Springfield, MO: Round Tuit Research, 2002), 10. [Original Deed Book 2-417] (5) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 2 (ca 1787-1793) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 30. [Original Deed Book 2-417]
    Friends, Acquaintances, Neighbors 8 Apr 1790  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Shelby [North Carolina Land Grant No. 523] purchased "for the sum of 50 shillings for every 100 acres, 509 acres in Sullivan County." Land along William Wallace's line. 
    • (1) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 117. [Original Deed Book 2-542] (2) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 2 (ca 1787-1793) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 75. (3) Susan Hardin Austin, abstr. Sullivan County, Tenessee Deeds. Vol 2, Nov 14, 1789-Sep 11, 1795 (Springfield, MO: Round Tuit Research, 2002), 35. [Original Deed Book 2-542]
    Justice of Peace 1792  Knox Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Was commissioned as Justice of Peace when Knox County was formed. 
    • (1) J.G.M. Ramsey. The Annals of Tennessee to the end of the eighteenth century : comprising its settlement, as the Watauga Association, from 1769 to 1777 ; a part of North-Carolina, from 1777 to 1784 ; the state of Franklin, from 1784-1788 ; a part of North-Carolina, from 1788-1790 ; the territory of the U. States, south of the Ohio, from 1790 to 1796 ; the state of Tennessee, from 1796 to 1800 (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 2003, Reprint 1967) 568. (2) Inez E. Burns. History of Blount County, Tennessee: from war train to landing strip, 1795-1955 (Maryville, TN: Tennessee Historical Commission, 1957), 32 ff.
    Friends, Acquaintances, Neighbors 9 Jul 1794  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Patrick Carr [North Carolina Land Grant No. 623] purchased "for the sum of 50 shillings for every 100 acres, 144 acres in Sullivan County, on White Topp Creek." Land along William Wallace's line. 
    • (1) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 153. [Original Deed Book 2-718] (1) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 3 (1793-1795) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 39. [Original Deed Book 2-718] (2) Susan Hardin Austin, abstr. Sullivan County, Tenessee Deeds. Vol 2, Nov 14, 1789-Sep 11, 1795 (Springfield, MO: Round Tuit Research, 2002), 65. [Original Deed Book 2-718]
    Friends, Acquaintances, Neighbors 1 Sep 1794  Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Capt Edmund Wearing to Frederick Weaver, both of Sullivan County purchased "for the sum of 100 pounds, 144 acres in Sullivan County, on the north side of Holston River" Land along William Wallace's line. 
    • (1) Shelby Ireson Edwards, abstr. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1795 (n.p: Shelby I Edwards, 1985), 157. [Original Deed Book 2-738] (2) Laura Willis, trans. Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 3 (1793-1795) (Mayfield, KY: Simmons Historical Publication, 2004), 46. [Original Deed Book 2-738] (3) Susan Hardin Austin, abstr. Sullivan County, Tenessee Deeds. Vol 2, Nov 14, 1789-Sep 11, 1795 (Springfield, MO: Round Tuit Research, 2002), 68. [Original Deed Book 2-738]
    Appointment Jul 1795  Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Was appointed one of the commissioners to select the site for the county seat. They chose fifty acres belonging to Capt. John Craig near Craig's Fort and laid out 120 lots and necessary streets. Other commissioners were Joseph Black, David Craig, Samuel Glass, Samuel Henry, and John Trimble. 
    • (1) J.G.M. Ramsey. The Annals of Tennessee to the end of the eighteenth century : comprising its settlement, as the Watauga Association, from 1769 to 1777 ; a part of North-Carolina, from 1777 to 1784 ; the state of Franklin, from 1784-1788 ; a part of North-Carolina, from 1788-1790 ; the territory of the U. States, south of the Ohio, from 1790 to 1796 ; the state of Tennessee, from 1796 to 1800 (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 2003, Reprint 1967) 643 ff. (2) Inez E. Burns. History of Blount County, Tennessee: from war train to landing strip, 1795-1955 (Maryville, TN: Tennessee Historical Commission, 1957), 31.
    Public Office Jul 1795  Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Served as Register from 1795-1799 in Blount County. 
    • History of Tennessee: Containing Historical and Biographical Sketches of Thirty East Tennessee Counties (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co, 1887), 833.
    Appointment 2 Aug 1795  Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A Civil appointment was made to William Wallace as Register and Justice of Peace of the county. 
    • (1) Clarence Edwin Carter, ed. The Territorial Papers of the United States, Vol 14, Territory South of the Ohio River, 1700-1796, (Buffalo, NY: W.S. Hein, 2006©1934), 469. (2) Inez E. Burns. History of Blount County, Tennessee: from war train to landing strip, 1795-1955 (Maryville, TN: Tennessee Historical Commission, 1957), 30.
    Circuit Court Sep 1795  Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The first meeting of Blount County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions was held at the home of Abraham Wear. William Wallace, William Lowry, Oliver Alexander, and James Scott were present with commissions from Governor Blount with certificates of their oath of office attached. William Wallace was appointed the chairman. The presiding officer of the court at that time was the chairman. He was elected by the other justices of the peace. The chairman could also act independently as a justice of the peace. The court had the power to levy taxes. The method of collection relied on the only organized unit in the county. The Militia Company to which every able-bodied man between the ages of 21 and 50 belonged. Each county was allowed one constable and two justices for each militia company with an extra justice for each of the "town" companies. After the tax had been determined by the court and levied, a justice was named to "list" the property liable to taxation in each militia company. Taxes were levied according to the number of slaves, number of acres, or number of town lots with no distinction as to the value. Once the list was made, it was turned over to the Sheriff for collection. The first taxes were levied on units of hundred acres of land and black and white polls only. Later taxes for jail, courthouse, poor, jury, billiard tables, studs, town lots, etc. were levied. The County Court laid out and supervised roads, issued permits for operation of ferries and set toll rates; but spent no money on layout nor upkeep, except on rare occasions. 
    • (1) History of Tennessee: Containing Historical and Biographical Sketches of Thirty East Tennessee Counties (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co, 1887), 829. (2) Inez E. Burns. History of Blount County, Tennessee: from war train to landing strip, 1795-1955 (Maryville, TN: Tennessee Historical Commission, 1957), 32-33.
    Newspaper 23 Oct 1795  Maryville, Blount Co, Tennessee, USa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    NOTICE
    NOTICE
    NOTICE: To all who may wish to purchase Lots in the town laid off and known by the name of Maryville, in the county of Blount, are hereby directed to attend at John Craig's in said town, on the first and second days of every court, untill they are all sold, where credit and due attendance will be given by the subscribers or any two of them, who are appointed by law commissioners for the purpose. William Wallace, Joseph Black, David Craig, Samuel Glass, John Trimble, Samuel Henry, Alexander Kelly, Commissioners. October 23, 1795.
    Circuit Court 14 Dec 1795  Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Court met at the home of John Craig. William Wallace was appointed Chairman. The first jury was empaneled and the first trial resulted in an acquittal. Three permits for mills were issued as well as Bills of Sale, marks of ownership registered, and certain roads were ordered to be viewed by the appropriate committees. 
    • Inez E. Burns. History of Blount County, Tennessee: from war train to landing strip, 1795-1955 (Maryville, TN: Tennessee Historical Commission, 1957), 33.
    Circuit Court Mar 1796  Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    As Justice, William attended the Mar term of court in Maryville. 
    • Inez E. Burns. History of Blount County, Tennessee: from war train to landing strip, 1795-1955 (Maryville, TN: Tennessee Historical Commission, 1957), 34.
    Circuit Court Jun 1796  Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    At the June term of Court, commissions were received from Tennessee Governor John Sevier appointing the following men as Justices of the Peace for Blount County: Andrew Bogle, Joseph Black, William Davidson, Andrew Miller, William Lowry, George Ewing, William Wallace, John Wallace, Samuel Houston, James Greenway and Matthew Wallace. All except John Wallace (who qualified later) took the oaths prescribed. William Wallace was elected as Register of County. William Wallace along with Samuel Houston was appointed to contract with workmen to build a pair of stocks for the county. John Wallace got leave to run a Public House. 
    • Inez E. Burns. History of Blount County, Tennessee: from war train to landing strip, 1795-1955 (Maryville, TN: Tennessee Historical Commission, 1957), 34.
    Witness 30 Jan 1797  Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Witnessed the deed of William Miller to Christepher Timerman for 640 acres on head of Nine Mile Creek, adj Benjamin Wallace, Jonathan Wear, John Hannah and Thomas Copper. 
    • Jane Kizer Thomas, abst. Blount County, Tennessee, Deeds, Deed Book 1, 1795-1819 (Maryville, TN: Blount County Genealogical & Historical Society, 1990), 2 [Deed Book 1-4]
    Witness 15 Mar 1797  Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Witnessed the deed of William Hambleton to Baracley McGhee on land which I lately lived on Holston River, adj Joseph Woods, John Singleton, David DeArmon and James Hogen. 
    • Jane Kizer Thomas, abst. Blount County, Tennessee, Deeds, Deed Book 1, 1795-1819 (Maryville, TN: Blount County Genealogical & Historical Society, 1990), 2 [Deed Book 1-6]
    Circuit Court Apr 1797  Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Court ordered that the "county tax rate be equal to the government tax and as high as the law allows." William Wallace was appointed to make the returns for Capt. Alexander's militia district. 
    • Inez E. Burns. History of Blount County, Tennessee: from war train to landing strip, 1795-1955 (Maryville, TN: Tennessee Historical Commission, 1957), 35.
    Witness 20 Sep 1797  Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Witnessed the deed of John Wallace, Esq. to Matthew Wallace, Esq. "for a valuable consideration" lots #39 & #10 in town of Maryville, lying on Pistol Creek where John Wallace lived. 
    • Jane Kizer Thomas, abst. Blount County, Tennessee, Deeds, Deed Book 1, 1795-1819 (Maryville, TN: Blount County Genealogical & Historical Society, 1990), 2 [Deed Book 1-7]
    Misc. 12 Apr 1798  Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Inez E. Burns. History of Blount County, Tennessee: from war train to landing strip, 1795-1955 (Maryville, TN: Tennessee Historical Commission, 1957), 290. (2) Dorothy Williams Potter. Passports of Southeastern pioneers, 1770-1823: Indian, Spanish and other land passports for Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia, North and South Carolina (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), 331.
    Passports into the Indian Lands to harvest crops
    Passports into the Indian Lands to harvest crops
    John Wallace, William Wallace, and Moses Justus/Justice had gone into the prohibited Indian lands and started farming before the lands were open for settlement. They "obtained passports 12 Apr 1798-for the purpose of removing their property from the Indian lands and taking care of their grain, that is now growing." NOTE: In 2015 when I was at the Tennessee State Archives I asked to see the original passports but was told by their staff that the only information they had was what Potter had written in her book. Now that I have the exact location of the records in the Papers of Governor John Sevier, I will try again to locate the originals.
    Died 27 Dec 1799  Maryville, Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried New Providence Church Cemetery, Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This is an unmarked grave and the information is taken from E. Little, ed. "New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery Maryville," New Providence History & Family Histories, 1978, p 164. NOTE: In Dean Wallace's family history book, he said that the churchyard wall partially covers William's resting place with his wife Mary buried beside him in the New Providence Churchyard in Maryville, TN.
    Person ID I6248  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 May 2021 

    Father James Wallace,   b. ca 1710, Cecil Co, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1780, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Campbell,   b. ca 1720, Rockbridge Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1791, Rockbridge Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Family ID F2721  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Wallis,   b. ca 1739, Mecklenburg Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1780, Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married ca 1758  Mecklenburg Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Wallace,   b. 22 Dec 1758, Watauga, Anson Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1847, Bibb Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Johanna Elizabeth Wallace,   b. 30 Mar 1762, Mecklenburg Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1844, Columbia, Maury Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Matthew Wallace,   b. 28 Mar 1764, Mecklenburg Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1840, Maryville, Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +4. Jesse Wallace,   b. 4 Oct 1767, Mecklenburg Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1854, Maryville, Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +5. Oliver Wallace,   b. 9 Apr 1770, Blount Co, Tennessee, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1841, Crittenden Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Ruth Wallace,   b. 5 Mar 1773, Blount Co, Tennessee, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1845, Trinity, Morgan Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Mary Wallace,   b. 29 Sep 1774, Blount Co, Tennessee, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1856, Cane Hill, Washinton Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +8. William Wallace,   b. 26 Sep 1779, Blount Co, Tennessee, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1839  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F9635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah L.,   b. ca 1737 
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F12659  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1754 - Mecklenburg Co, North Carolina, British America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - Grant #1039 for 640 acres on Stones Lick Creek eastside of Stones River. - 1789 - Davidson Co, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAppointment - Was appointed one of the commissioners to select the site for the county seat. They chose fifty acres belonging to Capt. John Craig near Craig's Fort and laid out 120 lots and necessary streets. Other commissioners were Joseph Black, David Craig, Samuel Glass, Samuel Henry, and John Trimble. - Jul 1795 - Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Office - Served as Register from 1795-1799 in Blount County. - Jul 1795 - Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAppointment - A Civil appointment was made to William Wallace as Register and Justice of Peace of the county. - 2 Aug 1795 - Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - The first meeting of Blount County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions was held at the home of Abraham Wear. William Wallace, William Lowry, Oliver Alexander, and James Scott were present with commissions from Governor Blount with certificates of their oath of office attached. William Wallace was appointed the chairman. The presiding officer of the court at that time was the chairman. He was elected by the other justices of the peace. The chairman could also act independently as a justice of the peace. The court had the power to levy taxes. The method of collection relied on the only organized unit in the county. The Militia Company to which every able-bodied man between the ages of 21 and 50 belonged. Each county was allowed one constable and two justices for each militia company with an extra justice for each of the "town" companies. After the tax had been determined by the court and levied, a justice was named to "list" the property liable to taxation in each militia company. Taxes were levied according to the number of slaves, number of acres, or number of town lots with no distinction as to the value. Once the list was made, it was turned over to the Sheriff for collection. The first taxes were levied on units of hundred acres of land and black and white polls only. Later taxes for jail, courthouse, poor, jury, billiard tables, studs, town lots, etc. were levied. The County Court laid out and supervised roads, issued permits for operation of ferries and set toll rates; but spent no money on layout nor upkeep, except on rare occasions. - Sep 1795 - Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - Court met at the home of John Craig. William Wallace was appointed Chairman. The first jury was empaneled and the first trial resulted in an acquittal. Three permits for mills were issued as well as Bills of Sale, marks of ownership registered, and certain roads were ordered to be viewed by the appropriate committees. - 14 Dec 1795 - Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - As Justice, William attended the Mar term of court in Maryville. - Mar 1796 - Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - At the June term of Court, commissions were received from Tennessee Governor John Sevier appointing the following men as Justices of the Peace for Blount County: Andrew Bogle, Joseph Black, William Davidson, Andrew Miller, William Lowry, George Ewing, William Wallace, John Wallace, Samuel Houston, James Greenway and Matthew Wallace. All except John Wallace (who qualified later) took the oaths prescribed. William Wallace was elected as Register of County. William Wallace along with Samuel Houston was appointed to contract with workmen to build a pair of stocks for the county. John Wallace got leave to run a Public House. - Jun 1796 - Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWitness - Witnessed the deed of William Miller to Christepher Timerman for 640 acres on head of Nine Mile Creek, adj Benjamin Wallace, Jonathan Wear, John Hannah and Thomas Copper. - 30 Jan 1797 - Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWitness - Witnessed the deed of William Hambleton to Baracley McGhee on land which I lately lived on Holston River, adj Joseph Woods, John Singleton, David DeArmon and James Hogen. - 15 Mar 1797 - Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - The Court ordered that the "county tax rate be equal to the government tax and as high as the law allows." William Wallace was appointed to make the returns for Capt. Alexander's militia district. - Apr 1797 - Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWitness - Witnessed the deed of John Wallace, Esq. to Matthew Wallace, Esq. "for a valuable consideration" lots #39 & #10 in town of Maryville, lying on Pistol Creek where John Wallace lived. - 20 Sep 1797 - Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc. - 12 Apr 1798 - Blount Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
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