|Posted By:||Joyce Chiles Hines|
|Subject:||Re: William B. Wallen/Wallin|
|Post Date:||September 17, 2006 at 16:19:17|
|Forum:||Wallen Family Genealogy Forum|
Paula, I would love to exchange information with you. I have been to William's grave and left flowers and a small Confederate flag (Stars and Bars or First Flag not the Battle Flag). I suspect that my Great Grandmother, Frances May Wallen Youree was at his burial as she was living close by in Oak Grove at the time and Corn Cemetery also holds the remains of Youree relatives. Her husband was fighting in Texas at the time. While Frances thought of William as her very dear brother, the facts show that was not possible, at least he was not a full brother. Frances is a mystery. I now believe that Frances was most likely the granddaughter of Frances Hamlin Wallen who raised her. I am looking for a family Bible which might explain. Frances grew into a fine Christian woman and is a heroine of mine. She saved her family after her husband returned from the War in poor health by making hats to support the family. The strength that she showed for many years before and after the untimely death of Jesse, her husband, must have come from the Wallen upbringing she received.