|Posted By:||Christopher Walling|
|Subject:||Walling's from VT to OH|
|Post Date:||November 12, 2002 at 14:51:15|
|Forum:||Walling Family Genealogy Forum|
This is taken from a book published in July 1896 "Memorial To The Pioneer Women Of The Western Reserve," which contains write-ups about the female pioneers in townships in the Western Reserve. Can anyone trace these two Walling Brothers? I believe I'm descendent from James but have no record, nor can find anything on Ransom. Help!
"Miss Louisa SAXTON and Miss Alma PRINDLE, of East Charlotte, Vermont, married two brothers, James WALLING and Ransom WALLING. In the spring of 1832, soon after their marriage, the husbands came to Parma to find homes for their wives. The young wives waited until fall and then came on to join their husbands. The log houses that had been prepared to receive them had been built on the Royalton line, a half mile from any road. The only way to reach their homes was along a path marked by blazed trees.
The men worked on their farms in the summer and at their trade as coopers in the winter. Here for 18 years they dwelt side by side.
In 1850 Mrs. Ransom WALLING’s home was traded for a farm in Royalton, at a point which has since been known as “WALLING’s Corners.” Here Mrs. WALLING resided for many years. After the death of her husband she moved to Cleveland, where she died in 1892.
Mrs. Louisa WALLING moved to Wisconsin in 1852 and died there."