Thursday, January 5, 2012

Those Places Thursday: Farm of Wm Walling III 1878

Farmhouse - Hendricks Co., Indiana
This is the farmhouse that sits on the property that my 3rd great granduncle William Walling III owned in 1878. The site is just a little over 2 miles S.E. of Stilesville, Franklin Twp., Hendricks Co., Indiana. Is this the actual house he lived in? Did he build this house? I like to think so. It is certainly an old home and isn't it a beauty with it's new coat of bright yellow paint? (You can click on the photo to enlarge it.) I took this photo on June 3, 2011. I suppose I could end up hearing from someone..."Hey! You have a photo of my house on your blog!". Yeeks!

William III was the son of William Wallen Jr. and Elizabeth Bloomer, and the brother of my 3rd great grandfather, Jesse B. Wallen. Sometime in 1862 William Jr. left Kentucky with two of his sons and their families, those of William III and his wife Nancy (Roberts) Walling and those of Daniel and Lucinda (Tyree) Walling. The Wallens from this family that remained in Kentucky, always spelled their name with an "en" ending. Those that left for Indiana spelled theirs with an "ing" ending.

Excerpt from the People's Guide: Hendricks Co., Indiana

I used The Peoples Guide to Hendricks Co., Indiana, a Franklin Township plat map, and Google Earth to pinpoint this property.  

Sometime before 1885, William and Nancy Walling left Indiana and went to Sumner Co., Kansas and then on to Kay Co., Oklahoma and celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary there in Tonkawa in 1909. See their 50th Anniversary announcement here:

Daniel and Lucinda came back to Rockcastle Co., Kentucky and divorced a few short years later. Lucinda took the two youngest of their three sons and went to Rawlins Co., Kansas and homesteaded there. Daniel went back to Indiana and married Nancy McCloud, daughter of George W. McCloud, in 1877. Nancy had a son, Conrad, out of wedlock in 1871 and I've always thought he might be Daniel's son. More on this family in a future blog post.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for stopping by my Butternut Valley blog and becoming a member. I don't have any Wallings listed on my blog as yet, but my Grandmother Susie Reed did a whole handwritten book on Walling genealogy connected to our family. Her maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Walling Freel. Many of them are buried at Butternut Valley Cemetery. I don't know of any that moved west, but I'm sure there is someone.
    You have a very nice blog and certainly a great gift to you family.