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Major Sources For Southwest Virginia [28 July 2008]

Entries are for "Wallen" unless noted otherwise. See main article disambiguation for a discussion of surname variants.

Title:Source:Summers, 1903 History of Southwest Virginia and Washington County
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466 Daniel Scott Militia Ensign
76 Elisha Walden (sic Wallen in errata] early Hunter in SW VA, orangized first of the "long Hunts"
114 Elisha 1770 the lower CumberlandOne of the Long hunters with Col james Knox
465 James Scott Justice
387 John on the 17th of March 1785 the Indians visited the house of John Wallen, about 15 miles from Martin's Station, and killed and scalped his wife.
386 Tom 1786 son shot by Indians, near fathers home, but escaped
Title:Source:Summers, 1929 Annals of Southwest Virginia
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783 James Wallen2 mar 1785 Montgomery Apt overseer of road from upper end of Ozburns settlement to Brush Creek, toward Washington Co Line
894 Wallen's Bottom Wallens Bottom
900 Joseph WallenMay 10 1784 Motgomery 175 acres east side of New River
919 James Wallen July 27 1777 deceased, Exor Shadrach Greer selling 519 ac on Willson's Creek
1195 Wallen's Ridge
1197 Wallen's Creek
1224 Wallen NF
1228 Wallen's Creek
1239 Wallen's Creek
1240 Wallen's Creek
1242 Wallen's Creek
1253 Thomas WallinNov 26 1785 Washington 400 Ac West Side Clinch River
1253 Stephen Wallen24 April 1786 Washington 40 Ac waters of Troublesome, Branch Clinch River
1253 Thomas Wallen 22 Apr 1786 Washington 400 ac both sides N Fork Clinch
1408 Adam Wallen Botetourt 5th VR Rev. War Soldier
1748 .

Kegley [28 July 2008]

Title:Source:Kegley and Kegley, 1980 (vol 1 Southwest Virginia)
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82 A certain Mr. Walling Holston River, 70 miles from Powell's Valley 1770 Thomas Berry and William McGee went to [Powell's valley] to hunt. McGee was then living on land on the Holston, 70 miles frm the Valley, that he bought from a Mr. Walling.
83 ___Wallen 1761 The first organized group of Long Hunters was the Wallen, Cox, and Blevins Group, with about 18 men
83 Elisha 1761 one of the Long Hunters
84 Elisha Identified as one of the Long Hunters
94 Elisha Wallin 1771 Botetourt List of tithables William Herberts Company
38 James Wallen (Wallin) c1783 somewhere on "the western Waters"180 Acres Loyal Land company survey
121 James Walling (Wallen) 1785 Montgomery Co Will, written 3 Oct 1785, probated 28 March 1786, Bond Shardrach Greer, James Newell, Doswell Rogers, 28 march 1786, Appraisal by Jeremiah Stone, and William Love April 6 1782 [NB, conflicting date. Appraisal date should probably be in 1786]
157 James Walling 1745-1769 Pulaski One of 8 whose estates included a loom for weaving cloth.
166 James Wallen 1745-17669 estate included a "dutch oven"
94 Joseph Wallin <1771 Botetourt List of tithables William Herberts Company
147 Joseph Wallen Nov 3 1778 Montgomery Took oath of Allegiance
147 Thomas Wallen Nov 6? 1778 Montgomery Took oath of Allegiance
147 John Wallen Nov 5 1778 Montgomery Took oath of Allegiance
Title:Source:Kegley, 1982 (vol 2 Fincastle, Montgomery, and Wythe Counties)
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Title:Source:Kegley, 1995 (vol 3 Montgomery and Wythe Counties)
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Title:Source:Kegley, 1998 (vol 4 Evansham)
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Title:Source:Addington, 1932 History of Scott County
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125 John Wallen Sometime in the year 1789, John Wallen built a small cabin at the mouth of Stock Creek where Clinchport is situated now. He located his cabin on the Kentucky Path, and, no doubt, helped to entertain some of the hundreds of settlers who were emigrating to Kentucky at the time over the Wilderness Road. Wallen was not left long in the peaceable enjoyment of his new home in the wilderness. Benge and his forest bloodhounds soon found his cabin. One morning just at daybreak, his wife, opening the door, was shot at by an Indian and slightly wounded. Quickly closing the door, she barred it to prevent its being forced. Wallen, who was yet in bed, then hastily arose and snatching the gun from its rack, shot and killed the Indian nearest the door. The other Indians then rushed upon the house, trying to effect an entrance, nor did they retreat until Wallen had killed three of them. After driving the Indians away, Wallen and his wife went to Carter’s Fort, eight miles distant. (citing:Thomas Carter’s letter, Draper MSS)

Chalkley [30 July 2008]

Title: Source:Chalkley, 1912a Volume 1. Augusta county Court Order Books and Judgements
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William Wallen . August 1751 COUNTY COURT JUDGMENTS West vs. Walling.--William Wallen had moved from Augusta to Carolina in 1751.
Title: Source:Chalkley, 1912a Volume 2
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227-228 Various Wallen's:Elisha, John, Stephen, Joseph, Thomas McKenney vs. Preston--O. S. 308; N. S. 110

--John Montgomery of Russel County, aged 47 years, deposes, 11th March, 1811:

in 1778 Andrew Cowan and Thos. Osborn went down to improve a piece of land on a creek

they called Black Water at the Flat Lick, and on their return they came by Kooser's (Hoovers) cabin. Black Water is a north Branch of Clynch. John and Titus Benton were killed by the Indians 34 or 35 years ago.

--March, 1811, Alexander Montgomery, aged 49 years, deposes. March, 1811,

--William Roberts, aged 46, deposes, he had been in this country about 26 years. Thomas Wallen, an old settler. John Hooser's improvement. March, 1811,

--Thomas Rodgers, aged 46, John Wallen has known this country nearly 50 years. Thos. has been in this country about 12 years, but was living here 35 or 36 years ago when they were driven off by Indians.

--March, 1811, James Rogers, aged 41, deposes.

--March, 1811, Jacob Roller, aged 44, deposes.

-- March, 1814, John Hooser, aged 67, deposes, came with his father Felty and brother Abraham to this country 37 years ago. John has a brother Jacob who was never out in this country.

--March, 1811, Elisha Wallen, aged 27, deposes. Caveat, 12th August, 1799, by John Mackenny and Elisha Adams against John Donnell, assignee of Andrew Cowan and John Campbell, Jr., for 400 acres in Lee County on North Fork Clinch. Donnell and Campbell were granted a certificate by the Commissioners 8th August, 1781. Caveators claim under an entry made by James Dugless, 1780, and sold by him to John Balfour, who has sold to caveators. Thos. Beelor was an early settler on the land.

--29th May, 1811, Charles Carter deposes, in Lee County, remembers that Titus and John Benton were killed by Indians in Rye Cove in spring of 1777. He remembers the family Hooser or Van Hooser, as they were called, who settled on North Fork of Clinch near Flat Lick in 1775. The oldest Van Hooser (deponent understood from his father) made the upper improvement, and the old man's son John was the next oldest man and made an improvement near the old man. Deponent remembers two other members of the family, Abram and Isaac. Deponent lived with his father in the Rye Cove at the time those improvements were made. Never heard of Jacob Hooser. Deponent's statement is founded on hearsay.

--14th May, 1814, James Dugless deposes, at dwelling house of John Smith in Madison County, Ohio, shortly after 1780 deponent moved from Washington County, Va., to Kentucky.

26th February, 1812, Doswell Rogers deposes, in Lee County, he settled on North Fork Clinch the same year that the Hoosers settled. The settlement was broken up by Indians for several years. The Wallens, Bentons, Wm. Roberts and others named these streams as they went through hunting lands. The Bentons were killed 35 or 36 years ago in April next. 29th

--May, 1811, Peter Fulkerson deposes, in Lee County, the country was unsettled and dangerous in 1785 on account of Indians. Deed, 30th May, 1803, by William McCutchen of Carter County, Tenn., John McKinny of Lee County, land in Lee County. Corner Nathaniel Taylors, 16,000 acres survey. Corner George Goff, 200 acres bought from Nathaniel Taylor. Recorded in Lee County, August, 1803. Deed, 31st May, 1803, by Nathaniel Taylor of Carter County, Tenn., to John McKinney of Lee County, 150 acres in Lee County. Recorded in Lee County, August, 1803. Deed, 22d May, 1803, by Wm. McCutchen of Carter County, Tenn., to George Goff of Lee County, 75 acres in Lee County. Corner John Jonson's survey of 16,000 acres. Recorded in Lee, 1803. Survey, 12th April, 1795, for Nathan Field, 9,220 acres in Lee County on Clinch River,

--11th March, 1811. Elisha Wallen, aged 27, of Lee County, deposes,

--11th March, 1811, Samuel Gullrie, aged 36, deposes, 11th March, 1811, Wm. Wallin, aged 50, deposes, knew the land in 1778, names of Hoosers (Hoovers) were Felty, Jacob, John. Bill Blevins made an improvement about 16 years ago, fenced with poles and planted with peach stones and apple scions. John and Titus Benton were killed about 32 years ago, their mother gave deponent John's shot bag.

--11th March, 1811, Stephen Wallen, aged 54, knew the land in 1775, then Flat Lick Branch was called Lick Branch. About 1775 the North Fork of Clinch was called Stims (Slim's) Creek. The Benton's were killed 31 or 32 or 33 years ago. John was on the Cherokee expedition and helped to bring up the great guns from the nation to the Long Island after the expedition, said to be commanded by Col. Christian, returned deponent hunted with him on Clynch after his return, and it was 2 or 3 years after the expedition that he was killed,

--11th March, 1811, Joseph Wallen, aged 35, deposes.

--1821, Patrick Kane deposes in Scott.

--1821, Saml. Robinet deposes in Scott.

--1821, George Graham deposes in Scott.

--1821, William Lewis deposes in Scott.

--1821, Robert Spears deposes in Scott.

--1821, Thomas Sloane deposes in Scott.

--1821, Jacob Roller deposes in Scott.

--1821, John Carter deposes, in Scott, 47 years old, raised in neighborhood.

--1821, Dale Carter deposes in Scott. 1821, Richard Hale deposes in Scott.

--1821, James Bowles deposes in Scott.

--1821, Daniel Ash deposes in Scott.

--1821, David Neely deposes in Scott.

--1821, Thos. Bishop deposes, in Scott, married Walling's daughter.

--1821, Elisha Adams deposes in Scott. 1821,

--Casper Roller deposes in Scott. Bill filed 20th November, 1805, by John Donnell and Robert Preston about 1774 or 5. Andrew Cowan came to the western country and settled in now Russell County, when danger from Indians was great. Obtained in 1781 certificate in right of settlement. Surrounding lands were taken up before 1781 and Cowan laid his certificate at the Big Bottom, on North Fork of Clinch, and received a certificate. Cowan sold to orator John Donnell, who sold half to John Campbell, who sold to orator Robert. James Douglas made an entry on the same land and sold to John Belfour, who conveyed to John McKinney, 1799.

--8th June, 1811, Jacob Hoozer deposes, aged 64, at house of Roger Oats in Wayne County, Ky., about 1775 or 6 his father, his brothers, John and Abraham Hoozer, went to North Fork of Clinch to improve land and all made improvements except himself. Deponent was not there until about 15 years after, was administrator of his father then. Abraham was about 18 or 19 years old.

-- 8th June, 1811, Charles Cocke deposes, time and place above, aged 60.

--12th March, 1811, Isaac Fulkerson, aged 34, deposes in Lee County. Deed, 16th February, 1802, by John Balfour and wife Sarah of Washington County to John McKinney of Lee County, 500 acres on North Fork of Clinch in Lee County, patented to John, 1st November, 1800. Recorded in Lee, 12th May, 1802. John Belfour died 1811, leaving widow Sarah, children, viz: Milly, Andrew, Isabella, and Charles Cummings Belfour.

42 William Walling .
414 William Walling .
Title: Source:Chalkley, 1912a Volume 3 Wills and Deeds
pagePersonDatePlace Data
269 Mary C. Walling .
8 William Walling Page 80. — 18th May, 1748. Peter Thorn qualifies administrator of John

Woolffallier, with sureties William Walling.

10 William Walling Page 106. — 26th August, 1748. Samuel Adams' appraisement by George

Forbush, John States, VVm. Walling.

269 William Walling .

Robertson [30 July 2008]

Title: Robertson, 1998 Washington County Surveyor's Records
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Elisha Wallen Page 174 - Adam Hope...400 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on the northwest side of Holstein River...Beginning on the southeast side of the knobs and on a branch called the Dry Run...on the bank of the Fifteen Mile Creek...corner with Samuel Montgomery...on William Duffs a gap...on northeast side of the Fifteen Mile Creek in the gap...June 12, 1782 - Adam Hope, assignee of Robert Gamble, assignee of Elisha Wallen...400 ac...on the Fifteen Mile Creek...340 ac surveyed on January 28, 1774, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1769...August 25, 1781
Elisha Wallen Page 177 - William Duff...400 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on the waters of Holstein River...Beginning by the knobs corner to Adam Hopes land...with Samuel Montgomery...corner to John Berry...on the bank of a spring branch running between two a sinkhole by Berrys Gap...January 16, 1782 - William Humphreys, assignee of William McGhee, assignee of Elisha Wallen...400 ac...on the waters of Holstein river...335 ac surveyed for William McGhee on January 27, 1774...actual settlement made in 1769...August 31, 1781 - Assigned to William Duff...
Stephen Wallen/Walling Page 305 - Stephen Walling - 200 ac - Commissioners Certificate - on the head of Little Mockison, a branch of big Mockison, waters of the North fork of Holston River - beginning at the foot of Mockison ridge, a little west of the Kentucky path - at the foot of Clinch Mountain - near the foot of Moccasin Ridge - December 13, 1785...Samuel Livingston - 200 ac - actual settlement made in 1774 - on the head of Little Mockison Creek bounded by Clinch Mountain on the south and on the west by the dividing ridge of Clinch - August 10, 1781... Assigned to Alexander Doneldson and from him to Stephen Wallen
Stephan Wallen Page 352 - Stephen Wallen - 40 ac - treasury warrant #6281 - on the waters of Troublesome, a branch of Clinch River - beginning at the foot of Mockison ridge - corner to his settlement right - April 24, 1786
ge 356 - Robert Preston, assignee of Stephen Wallen - 75 ac - treasury warrant #1983 - in a bent of Clinch River on the south side of the same at the falls - April 9, 1786
Page 357 - Robert Preston, assignee of Thomas Wallen - 75 ac - treasury warrant #19083 - on both sides of the north fork of Clinch River near the mouth of same - beginning on the west bank of the river -April 30, 1786
Page 357 - Robert Preston, assignee of Stephen Wallen - 125 ac - treasury warrant #13220 dated August 3, 1782 - between Newmans Ridge and the river knobs on the waters of Clinch River below the mouth of the north fork of said river - beginning on a spur of Newmans Ridge - below a spring - April 20, 1786
Page 357 - Thomas Wallen - 400 ac - treasury warrant #11789 dated April 24, 1782 - on both sides of the north fork of Clinch river above & below Cox's branch - beginning on the east side of the river - corner to Anderson's land - crossing the river - crossing Cox's branch - April 22, 1786
Title: Source:Waddell, 1902 Annals of Augusta County
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Title: Source:Bales and Laningham, 1977 Early Settlers Of Lee County And Adjacent Counties
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Title: Source:Bickley, 1852 History of the settlement and Indian wars of Tazewell County, Virginia
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Title:Source:Clark, 1999 Colonial Soldiers of the South
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Title: Source:Dodderidge, et al. 1912Notes on the settlement and Indian wars of the western parts of Virginia
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Title: Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly
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Miscellaneous Sources [28 July 2008]

Source: JACKSON GAZETTE, July 9, 1825
Intermediate Source:Henderson County TNGenWeb
Datum: By virtue of a writ of venditioni exponas, to be directed from the Court Chancery at Rogersville I will expose to public sale, for cash, at the Court-House in the town of Lexington, on the 6th day of August next, all the right, title, claim and interest that ELISHA WALLEN, deceased (and in the hands of) JOHN WALLEN, WILLIAM WALLEN, ELISHA WALLEN, MARY SIMS, widow of JOHN SIMS deceased, MOSES DAVIS and WINNY, his wife, BENNET MANESS and AGNESS, his wife, LUCY WILLIAMS, widow of JOSEPH WILLIAMS, deceased, CATHARINE WALLEN and JUDITH WALLEN, heirs and representatives of said ELISHA WALLEN deceased, have in and to Two Hundred Acres of LAND, lying on Cane Creek, 5th range and 8th section, number of entry 1474-taken to satisfy the cost of a suit in said Court, JAMES BERRY against said ELISHA WALLEN's heirs. Sale within the hours prescribed by law.

JNO .T. HARMAN, Sheriff of Henderson County

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Source: Goodspeeds History
Intermediate Source:JoePayne.Org
Datum:During the Indian troubles these pioneers suffered much from savage depredations, and several forts were built at various points along the valley. One of the best known of the stations was built by George Yoakum, upon land still owned by his descendants. Another was situated just across the line into Virginia. Among the firs settlers in the valley may be mentioned Elijah Chisum, who had formerly lived in Hawkins County, James Gibson, John Vanbibber, Spencer Graham, James Carson, Elisha Walling (Also spelled Wallen and Walden), Thomas McBride and Archibald McKinney. Roddy & Lee kept a store at the ferry on Powell River, where the Cumberland Gap road crosses it. The gap was settled by William Doherty and Peter Huffaker, located near by....

The act to erect a new county from portions of Hawkins and Grainger was passed October 29, 1801.... The court of pleas and quarter sessions was organized at the house of John Owens December 7, 1801, at which time the following magistrates were present: Isaac Lane, Joseph Webster, William Trent, James Chisum, Abraham Lenham, John Wallen, Matthew Sims, John Vanbibber, William Rogers, George Read, C. Newport, John Casey, Joseph Nations, and James Renfro.

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