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WALLEN and ELY family Warren co OH
Posted by: Sue Ellen Cave Ash Date: December 18, 2001 at 07:32:53
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I’m posting a little of what I have in my data on Wallen/Wallin in regards to Elisha Wallen/Wallin being the father of my Margaret Wallin. So far all I have is "maybe", and
"probably" in this line. I have not been able to find proof of Margaret Wallin or William Ely’s parents. This is what I think is possible due to locations of families in Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky. Also the naming patterns of the children and grandchildren.
IS Margaret the Lucy Wallen listed as child of Elisha and Anne?? Is she the Lucy
with her father in the 1850 Census, there caring for him…and listed with him on census
as well as with William and her children in their home nearby?

Generation No. 1


2. i. ELISHA6 WALLEN, b. 06 March 1760/62 ,Washington Co, VA; d. Abt. 1852, Harlan twp, Warren Co, OH.

Generation No. 2

2. ELISHA6 WALLEN (THOMAS5, ELISHA4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2 WALLEN(G), RALPH1) was born 06 March 1760/62 Washington Co, VA, and died Abt. 1852 in Harlan twp, Warren Co, OH. He married ANNE.

Birth: Rev Pension Records he States birth and place
Elisha was called out at age 16 in Washington Co, VA to act as an Indian spy,
guard, ranger on the frontier. His uncle John Wallen also served. He served
under Capt James Gibson in Colonel Arthur Campbells Regiment. His final
application was again rejected in 1851, as then it was still not a recognized
military unit. He had served for five years. After the war Elisha returned home
then settled near the Rocky Station, remained there for four or five years.
Location: Rt 58 in Lee Co VA just east of the bridge over Powell River, near
Rock Bottom Ford. By the 1840 Census they were in Warren county OH.
Elisha and wife Anne Wallen are buried in the Carson/Keller cemetery off the Rd
#132 - 1 1/4 miles east of Pleasant Plain, Harlan county OH. It was known as the
Hill cemetery at the time of burial. To reach the cemetery one must walk across
a plowed field to the lovely wooded cemetery. Many stones remain here. Visited
in 1994, 1996. SEA. This cemetery was overgrown and rediscovered in 1976. That
year Elisha was honoured with a flag on Memorial day and has been every year
since then.

*Stones read: (Elisha has new American Legion steel marker)
Wallen, Elisha born 6 March 1760 died 1852 aged 92yrs. A Soldier in the Revolution.
Wallen Anne w/o Elisha died June 9, 1844
*The old stones were large flat field stones and most of the writing is now gone. The
writing was hand craved into the stones. These were very early readings taken by cemetery
project. I have a rubbing of the stone of Anne, given to me. The stones are still there laying
flat on the ground.
Census 1850 Salem twp. Warren county OH (Part of Salem twp became Harlen twp )
Wallen, Elisha age 90 male white laborer VA
Wallen Lucy age 56 female white

One researcher read the stone as Eli Wallen died 1832 aged 92 years.
The research with Census and his application for pension cleared this up to be 1852.

Child of ELISHA WALLEN and ANNE maybe:
3. i. MARGARET7 WALLIN, b. Kentucky, USA; d. 1865, Butlerville, Warren county, Ohio, USA.

Other children listed in the Elisha Wallen The Longhunter , book by Carolyn Wallin are: pages 127 to 129
This Elisha listed as the son of Thomas Walling and Mary Cox

Children of Elisha and Anne Wallen/Wallin:
Mary Wallen Sims
Agnes Wallen Murry
Winifred "Winny" Wallen Davis
Lucy Wallen
Cathy Wallen
Judith Wallen
William Wallin
Elisha Wallen

Deed Gift in Claiborne county TN 5-25-1807 witness John Wallen
Also has several land records one being land on the Cumberland River in Knox county KY sold by Elisha and Anne Wallen 10-4-1814.

Generation No. 3

3. MARGARET7 WALLIN (ELISHA6 WALLEN, THOMAS5, ELISHA4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2 WALLEN(G), RALPH1) was born in Kentucky, USA, and died 1865 in Butlerville, Warren county, Ohio, USA. She married WILLIAM ELY, son of ISAAC ELY and CATHERINE. He was born in Virginia, USA, and died April 1862 in Butlerville, Warren county, Ohio, USA. (* Here again the parents? of William ELY is not proven.)

i. JONATHAN LUCIS8 ELY, b. 13 September 1829, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA; d. 09 September 1907, Newton, Harvey county, Kansas, USA; m. ELIZABETH HITESMAN, 30 March 1853, Lebanon, Warren county, Ohio, USA; b. 09 June 1829, Forks twp, Nothampton county, Pennsylvania, USA; d. 12 October 1921, Whitewater, Butler county, Kansas, USA.

Birth Record: Ely Bible
John L. Ely was born September 13th 1829

From the First Settlers of Harvey county Survey. Notes by John C. Ely Feb 2 1934
Information gathered from the Ely Bible belonging to Clara Ely Whiteside in 1934
Letters to wife from many places during the service in Civil War. In possession of his children. Dated various dates. John L. Ely.
Cemetery records Newton Kansas

Short Biography of the settler:
Born in East Tennessee. Emigrated at abt age 13 with his fathers family to Butlerville Warren county OH. Attended country school for a short time.
Learned the trade of shoemaker which he followed until the spring of 1861 when he volunteered in the service of the Union Army being commissioned as a second Lieutenant of Company E 17th Ohio Regiment. Served during the entire war, being discharged as Captain of his company. Resumed his trade as shoemaker. Elected Sheriff of Warren county Ohio in 1872. Served four years in said office.
Emigrated to Kansas in 1878. Farmed there until advanced age and disability contracted in Army Service compelled his retirement.
Along with the already named children and grandchildren in the settlers record is listed the following but not who they belong to. :
Lenore Ely, Nov 12 1881 - June 1933 Married Ishmael Schuler to whom were born two children: Olaf and Regina
William P. Ely October 31 1884 married no issue
Anna Ely march 17 1887 married Fred Carter three children: Fred, Barbary, and Beryl

No issue for George T Ely

Greenwood cemetery stone location
Ely Elizabeth 10-13-1921 Lot 13 Blk 10 space 2F
Ely J. L. 9-9-1907 Lot 13 Blk 10 space 1M

Burial: September 1907, Greenwood cem, Newton, Harvey county, Kansas, USA

Birth Record: Ely Bible Elizabeth Hitesman was born June 9th 1829
Death Record Ely bible: Elizabeth Ely died Oct 12 1921

Obituary of Elizabeth Hitesman. Pioneer Woman
Whitewater Independent Oct 20 1921 front page
Mrs J. L. ELY
Funeral services for Mrs John L. Ely who passed peacefully at the home of her daughter, Mrs Clara Whiteside, at Whitewater, October 13, 1921 were held Sunday afternoon. A short service conducted by Rev Steinberg, (Reformed church) was held at the Whiteside home at one oclock. The funeral party then went to Greenwood cemetery at Newton where a brief service was conducted by Rev J. E. Henshaw and the Womens' Relief Corps had charge of the burial service.
The large attendance and the many tokens expressed in floral offerings, bespoke the high esteem in which Mrs Ely had long been held.

Elizabeth HITESMAN was born June 9, 1829, Forks township, Northampton, county, Penn. In 1837, she with her parents moved to Warren county OHIO.
On March 30, 1853, she was united in marriage to John L ELY. To this union seven children were born, all of whom are living: Horace ELY, and Geroge ELY
of Los Angeles, Calif.; Elmer ELY of Albuquerque, NM.; John c. ELY of Newton, Kan.; Lenore ELY Doughman, of Edenton, Ohio; Imogene ELY Yazel, Furley, Kan; and Clara ELY Whiteside of Whitewter, Kansas.

In 1878, with her husband and children, she came to Kansas and settled in Sedgwick Kansas. In 1884, they purchased a farm in Richland township, Harvey county, and resided there until 1887, when owing to the failing health of her husband, the farm was sold and they moved to Newton. After the death of her husband on September 9, 1907, Mrs Ely continued to maintain her home on East Second Street, Newton, until March 1911, when she made her home with her youngest daughter, Clara Whiteside, until her death.

Mrs ELY was a noble woman, with a loving home and friends. Quiet and undemonstrative in her ministrations, she endeared herself to those whom she came in closest contact. As a result of her long and usful life she leaves as a testimonial and a legacy to posterity, a stalwart family of honored citizens, her sons, and daughters, the crowning glory of womanhood.

Ely Family Bible:
John L. Ely and Elizabeth Hitesman were married March 30th 1853 by Wm Crosson Esq.

Marriage Record also found in the Warren county, Ohio Probate Court records.

ii. MARTHA UNICE ELY, b. 03 January 1832, ,,Claiborne Co, TN; d. 30 August 1880, Lincoln twp, Furley, Sedgwick Co, KS; m. BONHAM HARVEY FOX, 18 September 1851, ,Salem twp, Warren Co, OH; b. 18 October 1829, Salem twp, Warren Co, OH; d. 29 November 1894, North Mosley, Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS.

Burial: September 1880, Green Valley Cem, Lincoln twp, Sedgwick Co, KS
MARRIAGE RECORD: Probate Court Warren Co Lebanon, Ohio, #1849 and #473
Newspapers, Lebanon Ohio on file Historical Society Lebanon
Microfilm Volume 46 #13 September 26, 1851 Western Star
MARRIED: On the eighteenth of September, 1851, by William
Crossan, JP, Mr Bonham H Fox to Miss Martha Ely, both of Warren
A note of "permission to marry" signed by Absalom Fox, was on
file and has been lost.

Burial: 01 December 1894, Green Valley Cem, Lincoln twp, Sedgwick Co, KS

Other children of William and Margaret Wallin ELY are:
vii. ELIZABETH ELY, b. 22 August 1844; m. THOMAS GOODPASTER.
viii. ANN ELY.

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