Yes, I have learned a few more facts about my Carrie Wallin/Walling.
I have a copy of the Calhoun County, MI Marriage page. She lists her name as Carrie M. Walling & married H. G. Brown (I know Harmon Gilson Brown) & they were married 04 May 1879. She is 32 & he 49. She listed place of birth as Cayuga County, NY & her residence in 1879, was Fredonia, MI. His place of birth was Mexico, NY. (I have his complete history & this is verified). His place of residence is listed as Steuben County, IN (verified).
In 1882, they are living in Doland, Spink County, S.D. They have had my Grandfather, Melza Clinton Brown~02 May 1880. I have the 1880 IN Census & the 1885 S.D. census. She will have 2 more children in S.D.~Guy H. & Carrie (Carrie Jr. dies, in IN from diphtheria, about age 6, so Carrie raises only Guy & Melza).
I have been in touch with a cousin from Seattle, who is descended from Melza's brother, Orla (he was older & born to Harmon's second wife, Margaret, in Steuben, IN about 1873). She has done extensive research & has the CW pension records & widow's benefit records, as Harmon died in S.D., in 1894.
She says spelling of Walling varies in these papers from Walling to "Wallin". That Carrie lists a brother "Peter" & mentions she was "orphaned". After the death of Harmon Gilson, Carrie returned to Indiana, but from 1914 to 1920, she lived in Kalamazoo, MI & in 1920 she is living with her youngest son, Guy H. Brown & his family, she is 72, born in NY (this never changes in the 1880, 1885, or 1920 Census), parents from ENGLAND (found in all census inf.). She died in Feb. 1920, in Kalamazoo & is buried in Riverside Cemetery.
These are the facts I have thus far, but my knowledge is growing. I have searched through NY counties, for the birth of a girl, in or about 1847, and have only found one, a "Lucy", born in August 1847, in Leray, to Albert Lacy & Lucy Walling. They are also in the 1855 census for Leray, Jefferson County, NY. So nothing yet. I have found some Peter Wallin/Walling's, but do not know if they are brother to my Carrie. I am waiting for more information to arrive, from my cousin, in Seattle.
Thank you for your help. It does not seem that this Carrie is mine, but may help someone in the future. I know my Carrie must be somewhere in the 1850, 1855, 1860, 1870 census inf. or in some records, somewhere!
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