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Andrew Jacob Wallace
(Abt 1787-)
Mary (Jane) Benson?
(Abt 1792-)
William "James" Wallace
(1819-Bef 1890)
Catherine "Kate" Unknown
(1826-Bef 1890)
William Glisson "Gliss" Wallace


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Ann "Catherine" Woodcock

William Glisson "Gliss" Wallace

  • Born: 4 Sep 1859, Bladen County, NC
  • Marriage: Ann "Catherine" Woodcock Abt 1877, NC
  • Died: 14 Feb 1926, Atkinson, Pender County, NC, at age 66
  • Buried: Feb 1926, Woodcock Cem., Atkinson, Pender County, NC

  General Notes:

1880 Federal Census - French's Creek, Bladen County, NC
James 62 farmer
Catherine 56
Wm. Gliss 22
Catherine 30 dau-in-law
Wm. B. age 2
Florence v. 8 mos.

Moved into Pender County, NC.

1900 Federal Census - Caswell Township, Pender County, NC
Census taken on June 15, 1900 Enumerator: Eli Larkins
William Glisson Wallace 43 Aug 1856
Cattie 50 Aug 1849
Wm. Bland 22 Jan 1879 farm laborer
Florence V. 19 Sep 1880
Letha L. 17 Aug 1882 farm laborer
Mary F. 16 Feb 1884 farm laborer
Tinsey 13 May 1887
Haywood Gaylor, 58, Dec 1851 white male, boarder, widower

Gliss and Cattie have been married for 22 years. They would have married around 1878. Catherine (Cattie) indicates she has given birth to 6 children, 5 living. Gliss owns his home and farm, free of mortgage. Gliss cannot read or write. Cattie can read and write.

1902 Voter Registration - Pender County, NC.
James B. Wallace
Wm. Glisson Wallace
Eli Wallace
sons of James Wallace who voted in NC.

William Bland Wallace, son of William Glisson Wallace who voted in NC.

1910 Federal Census - Caswell Township, Pender County, NC
William Glisson Wallace, age 52
Ann Catherine, age 67
Ann Sutton, 19, Servant

Records show that Gliss and Catherine were married 32 years at this time and Catherine was mother of 6 children, 5 of which are still living.

Ann Catherine died in 1916.

1920 Federal Census - Caswell Township, Pender County, NC
William Glisson is shown living with his son Bland and family.
Gliss could read, but couldn't write.

Gliss owned and operated a Grist Mill (used to grind corn) right across the road from Ella Lee and Willie Don Barnhill lived. It was made of wood and stones. He passed it on to his son William Bland Wallace and his wife, Jane Horrell Wallace when he died.

G. H. Horrell & wife Alice Horrell
W. G. Wallace
Kind of conveyance: Warranty Deed
Date of Conveyance: April 21, 1921
Date of Filing for Record: May 20, 1921
Book 90 Page 488

W. G. Wallace
W. D. Barnhill
Kind of conveyance: Warranty Deed
Date of Conveyance: Jan. 25, 1926
Date of Filing for Record: July 5, 1926
Book 167 Page 54

January 1926
Last Will and Testament
North Carolina
Pender County

I, Glisson Wallace, of the aforesaid county and state being of sound mind, but considering the uncertainty of my erthly existence, do make and declare this my last Will and Testament.

FIRST-- My executor, hereinafter named, shall give my body a decent burial, suitable to the wishes of my friends and relatives, and pay all funeral expenses, together will all my just debts, out of the first moneys which may come into his hands belonging to my estate.
SECOND-- I give and bequeath to my son Blan d Wallace at my death, all of my Real Estate, comprising the tract of land on which I now live, which is described as follows to wit: Ajoining the lands of E. Hawes, Jr. the Williams Mc Keithan Lumber companys lands and others, and more particular described in a deed made by and from C. P. Pridgen to W. G. Wallace, and recorded in book 109 on page 183 of the land records of Pender County, of date of 24 day of april 1916 and date of makeing of deed November 19, 1892, containing 27 acres more or less. To have and to hold the aforesaid tract of land for himself his heirs and assigns forever, together with all dwelling houses, out houses, grist mill and its equipment, together with all farming tools and house hold and kitchen furniture.

THIRD-- But it is expressly agreed that for and in consideration of the above request, which is more than to my other children which I love equely as well, that my son Bland Wallace, shall attend to and supply all of my reasonable wants desires nessesities, and comforts, dureing the remainder of my life, and for that which he has already done, in suport of myself and my wife, dureing her life time, and since for myself.

FOURTH-- That it becomeing nessary in my old age to dispose of my real and personal property as above shown, haveing for some time ben unable to suport myuself and my late wife, by my own labor, however and therefore I do devise to the remaining heirs of my boddy one Dollar each, out of my personal estate, to be paid to each of them by my executor, hereinafter named;

FIFTH-- I hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friend A.K.Wallard, my lawfull executor to all intents and purposes, to execute this my last will and testament, according to the true intent and meaning of the same. and every part and clause thereof; hereby revokeing and declareing utterly void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made.

In witness whereof I, the said W. G. Wallace do hereonto set my hand and seal, this 23rd day of Jan. A.D. 1926.

His mark + William Glisson Wallace Seal

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said W. G. Wallace, to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who, at his request and in his presence (and in the presence of each other), do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.
Colin Shaw MD Seal J. W. Flynn Seal

(Note: William Glisson Wallace died 22 days after placing his mark on his will).

Headstone reads:
In Memory of
Gliss Wallace
Born Sept. 4 1859
Died Feb. 14 1926

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004
Name: Wm G Wallace
Age: 70
Date of Birth: 1856
Date of Death: 14 Feb 1926
Death County: Pender
Death State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67


Gliss married Ann "Catherine" Woodcock, daughter of John Bizzell Woodcock and Mary Jane Moore, about 1877 in NC. (Ann "Catherine" Woodcock was born on 19 Aug 1845 in New Hanover County, NC, died on 7 Nov 1916 in Pender County, NC and was buried in Nov 1916 in Woodcock Cem., Atkinson, Pender County, NC.)

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