I have done some research on Alexander and Morning as they are my mother's great-grandparents. Their surname was originally Walden. Harriet Catherine Walden/Wallen was my great-grandmother. I know Joseph and Hester were surnamed Wallen, but I am not sure if that was official or as a result of the changes in the census information from year to year. I know, according to family lore (gossip) their father was a man last named Beaver, and they were born near the Beaver Lake area of Arkansas, near the Missouri border. However, the Civil War took place 1861-1865 and the following information seems to put them in Arkansas during those times. The 1850 census shows the family as Walden (along with several other families of the same surname) living in Dist. 16, Cass Co. MO; 1860 census listed these same families under the surname Wallen, located at Cedar Creek, Madison, AR; in 1870 the families were again shown with the surname Walden and were living in Cedar township, Carroll Co. AR. According to Harriet's application to the Dawes' Final Rolls, Morning's maiden name was Williams. Her parents were John Williams birthplace unknown and Lucy (no maiden name) who was born at Greasy Rock, TN. Morning had a brother, Lane and a sister Elizabeth. I would like to know any more information you might have regarding Alex (born General Alexander Walden)and his Swedish ancestry. My research has hit a wall at that generation.