Book: Descendants and Kin of Toliver Wallace (1809-1882), North Carolina, Georgia, Albama, Texas

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Descendants and Kin of Toliver Wallace (1809-1882)

North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Texas

This 514-page family history book traces four generations of a Wallace family from Rutherford County, North Carolina. The family migrated to Cobb County, Georgia, beginning in the mid-1840s. Some members moved from Georgia to eastern Albama and to Collin and Cooke Counties in Texas. The book contains four chapters; a five-generation descendency list; four appendices (maps, letters, and documents); a bibliography; source citations; and an every name and every place index. Copies have been donated to the following libraries: Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, North Carolina; Cobb County  Library, Marietta, Georgia; Cherokee County Library, Centre, Alabama; Gadsden Public Library, Gadsden, Alabama; Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana; McKinney Library, McKinney, Texas; Huxford Library, Homerville, Georgia; Washington Memorial Library, Macon, Georgia; Orange County Public Library, Orlando, Florida; Etowah Valley Historical Society Library, Cartersville, Georgia. A copy can also be found in the Wisconsin Historical Society Library, Madison, Wisconsin.

Please contact me through the “Comment” section if you desire further information or wish to obtain a copy. I will be happy to check the index for a name.

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The following review was published in the Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Volume XL, No. 4 (November 2012), p. 191.

Book Donated For Review

Descendants and Kin of Toliver Wallace (1809-1882) North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Texas by Blanche M. Wallace. 8.5 x 11. 517 pages. Price: Soft cover: $28.00 plus shipping ($3.99). Hard cover: $40.00 plus shipping ($4.99). Order from the author.

One wonders whether a more meticulously documented family history has ever been produced, or at least it seems that way. The author for many years has sought the identity of the Wallace family to which her ancestor Toliver Wallace belongs. Five generations are included beginning in 1784 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina with James M. Wallace and his wife Patsy Eaves and including particularly the descendants of Toliver Wallace and his wife Nancy Dycus. In addition to 288 pages of text, this volume includes a descendancy list of thirty pages, 84 pages of documents, letters, maps, etc., 66 pages of source citations (!), a bibliography of eight pages, and a three-column index of thirty-nine pages. Photographs are generously provided throughout the volume. This volume would be a fine addition to any library and is sure to be welcomed by members of this family and their Eaves and Dycus relatives. Those wishing to see how to well document a genealogy or family history will find this volume insightful. Congratulations, Blanche, upon this exceptional work. [End of Review]


6 thoughts on “Book: Descendants and Kin of Toliver Wallace (1809-1882), North Carolina, Georgia, Albama, Texas

  1. Hi Blanche,

    I went to the Marietta Library yesterday and inquired about your Wallace book. At first they couldn’t locate it, so I went ahead with microfilm research. Then as I was about to leave, a young man handed me your book and said, “It’s still in the cataloging department, but you can look at it.” So I am the first patron of the library to see your book! Will you tell me how to order a copy of your book?


    Deborah Clayton

  2. Hello Blanche, Harbird Wallace was my GGG Grandfather. Please let me know how I can get a copy of your book?
    Thank you so much,
    Amanda Mahe

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