I've done some research on the Ashtabula County Walling family you're referring to. Charles Walling (1801-1842) had children Walter, Silas, Eunice, Sally, Phoebe, Sarah Ann, Clark, Joseph, Matilda, Ralph, & Hiram Augustus. Actually, I think that Charles was the son of the Revolutionary War soldier Simeon Walling.
My John Walling was b about 1764. There are reasons one could variously speculate that he was born in NY, NJ, CT, or PA. This John Walling was in Ashtabula County fairly briefly. He was still in NY in 1818. But by 1820 he was listed in the Ashtabula County census; he was also in the 1830 Ashtabula County census. My last sighting of him in Ashtabula County was in 1834. I suspect that he died about this time. John had six sons: three (John, Peter, Lewis) went to Fulton Co IL; two (Abram, Croel) ended up in MO; the oldest (Joel) went to Franklin Co OH.
There was also another early Ashtabula County Walling -- Joseph Walling who d there about 1819. His widow remarried in Ashtabula County and died there in the late 1850s. I have no idea who were the parents of this Joseph Walling.
I've never been able to link together these 4 Ashtabula Walling families: The Charles Walling family, my John Walling family, the early Joseph Walling, and the two Walling girls who married Pipers in 1835. Perhaps there is no link. I just don't know.
Do you know the following:
(1) Were Charlotte and Lucy sisters?
(2) Do you know the death dates/places of Charlotte and Lucy?
(3) In the 1880 census, Charlotte Piper, age 62, is in a two person household. The other person in the household is an Almira Wickham, 70, b MA. Do you know if there was any relationship between Almira Wickham and Charlotte and Lucy?
Thanks so much for responding. Hopefully, we can put our heads together and try to figure out the Ashtabula puzzle.
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