Wallin Family Genealogy Forum
The William Wallin/Mary Rakestraw family is not mine, but I've done some limited research on it. William and Mary also had a son Abraham, who died in Putnam County IL in 1848. In his estate papers, there is the following in a letter, ". . . The said intestate had no widow, children or descendants of children. The undersigned is his only surviving parent. His living brothers & sisters are, William Wallin, Jr., Elias Wallin, Joseph Wallin (brothers), Martha Wilson consort of Thomas Wilson, Mary Rakestraw consort of Thomas Rakestraw, Harriet O Darnel consort of Michael O Darnal, Mariam Watkins consort of Abraham Watkins. One brother, John Wallin, is dead. His living children are David Wallin, Susanna Wallin, William Wallin & _____ Wallin, all minors. Respectfully submitted June 17th 1851 Wm Wallin Admr."
Abraham is not a common Walling/Wallin name. I was interested in the William Wallin/Mary Rakestraw family because of the Abraham connection. I'm descended from an Abram Walling (b 1807 NY, d 1860 TX)who apparently was the son of a John Walling (b abt 1764 NY or NJ, d 1830s OH) and John's wife Huldah _______. John and Huldah were in Ashtabula County OH from at least 1820 to the mid 1830s.
I've also tried, fairly unsuccessfully, to follow an Abraham Walling, with a wife Eve ____, who bought and sold land in Sussex Co NJ during the period 1801-1828.