Has anyone came across a William Baltrip born about 1780 Wilkes County, North Carolina? He married a Sarah Tankersley and took charge of two small children that were in her care. she also is suppose to be from Nc, born about 1777. They are listed in the 1840 Claiborne County, Tn census records and right on there until, I am assuming they died. I am looking for proof of John Baltrip's connection to this William Baltrip who is my husbands direct line. John was born 1830 in Tn, and had two brothers, William and Calvin. They kept the William name in the family line to this present day. Lone Mountain area that is in Claiborne County, Tn, is a very small place and this is where they are listed. I am thinking William is a grandparent to our John. PLEASE, if anyone has any info on these people, I would appreciate it. I have been trying to verify this info for many years.