About

B & DaisyMy name is Blanche M. Wallace and this blog is about my family history research. I hope you will find an ancestor (or several) within these pages. If so, I’d love to hear from you – any comments, questions, corrections, additions, etc., are most welcome and can be added on each website.

My goal is to provide material not usually found on online public family trees – items I find during my personal research in libraries and court houses, unpublished data provided by others and used with their permission, and my own analyses and conclusions based on research interests.

I am gradually adding my research to the Family Tree at FamilySearch.org. It is one tree with many collaborators. My money is on this site to be around when all the others have faded away. Any entity creating a vault in a granite mountain to preserve its records is serious about its mission.

Please have a look at the list of articles I have authored and the two books I’ve done on my paternal line. Some of the articles can be accessed online at the website of the Central Florida Genealogical Society – cfgs.org. The society’s bulletin “Buried Treasures” can be found in a number of libraries.

My Wallace ancestors are first found in Rutherford County, North Carolina. I am still looking for the first Wallace of my line to enter America. The earliest date I have is 1784, the year James M. Wallace was born, probably in North Carolina. He married Martha “Patsy” Eaves in 1808, Rutherford County.  The family initially moved to Georgia (Cobb and Fulton Counties), beginning in the 1840s. Several descendants moved to Alabama and Texas in the last half of the nineteenth century. Subsequent generations are spread across the United States.

For a list of all my known ancestors, please see my Ahnentafel  page. I welcome questions and comments. I’ve had a lot of help over the years and I’m happy to return the favor. So, please contact me if you recognize a name or think we might be cousins. I’d love to hear from you!

I will be adding material as time permits, so please check back if you don’t find any family members during your first visit.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Blanche,

    Your BLOG is wonderful! What a tremendous source for all who are interested in your family. Keep it up.

    Jerry Powell
    Your Very Remote but Real DNA Cousin

  2. Are you the Blanche Wallace who had an article on Reinhardt & Henderson v John Yancey in the May 2010 issue of the Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tyron County? I have an elusive ggg grandfather named John Yancey and was wondering if this could be my ancestor. My John was born 1792 possibly VA and was in the 1850 Burke Co, NC census.

    • Yes, I am the author of the Yancy article. I found the information (source cited in the article) while researching my Wallace kin and thought it might be of interest to others. I have no known Yancy kin or additional information so am unable to assist you. I wish you success in your search. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

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