Seen your Baltrip question, and I too have been wondering about our BaLtrip's if they started out as Balthrops. Is any of your BaLtrips in the Claiborne Co, Tennessee area around 1830's-present? My husbands latest ancestor that when can validate is John BaLtrip who married Mary. Bunch. He was born 1828/1830. There is a William BaLtrip and Sarah Tankersley that live in the same area, which Lone Mountain, Tennessee is not that big. I cannot connect them for sure , but I believe they were the parents of John BaLtrip. William Baltrip and Sarah both came out of Wilkes County, NC.