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Jesse Walling Family Texas
Posted by: James Gammon (ID *****2276) Date: December 31, 2004 at 11:40:22
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Brothers:

I found some rejected Miller Rolls for the Cherokee Nation from nephews of Jesse Walling: Early and John Walling.

I found these in my search for the parents of Nancy Walling born about 1836 in Middle Tennessee; she married Timothy Franklin Lassiter about 1850 in Tennessee. Brothers if anyone can help me find the parents of Nancy Walling I sure would appreciate it. The below post has little to do with my line however it may help someone else. God Bless..

jgammon@sbcglobal.net

What I am posting below is all I know about the two cousins and nephews of Jesse. I welcome your questions, however this is it and all the information I have. It is verbatim from the reference I found it in, Cherokee by Blood.

Miller Application # 21225 Early M. Walling

“My name is Early M. Walling, and I live in Lockney, Tex. I am 56 years old. I claim my Indian blood through my father, Thomas J. Walling. My father was almost 91 years old at the time of his death in 1902. My father was born in White County, Tenn. My father was 1/8 Cherokee Indian. He got his Indian blood through his mother, Annie Chism. She was ¼ Cherokee Indian. She died before I can remember, but I think she died in Tex. Though I do not know for sure. My father and grandfather moved to Tex. Somewhere along in 1835 1836. I am not positive as to the exact date. But I do know that mother and father were married in Tenn. had two children there, and then went to Miss. and had one child there before they finally cam to Tex. But I have heard it said that he was married when his was 17 years old. My cousin John G. Walling, who is here today, may likely know when father and grandfather came to Tex. He has not applied for this fund himself. We applied for lands under the Dawes Commission, but these were not allowed owing to our not living in the Territory. I have heard my father say that his grandfather, John Chism, whose name I understand is on the old rolls, lived among the Indians, and made baskets and such like when he was a very little boy. This John Chism Jr. was the son of John Chism Sr. a full blood Cherokee. My father has told me that the time of the drive in 1835, some of grandfather Chisms family were sent away with the Indians and should have been enrolled at that time. As we got along in the white blood father preferred us children should have the advantages of white children, and so went to Tex. Rather then to the Indian Territory. Grandfather on the Walling side was Scotch-Irish and pretty well educated, and they used their influence to keep us children away from the Indian settlements.” Early M. Walling, Quannah, Tex., Oct 2, 1908

Miller Application # 21225 John G. Walling

“My name is John G. Walling, and I live in Kirkland, Tex. I am 65 years old. I know Early M. Walling he is a cousin of mine. His father Thomas J. Walling, and my father Alford G. Walling were bothers. I get my Indian blood through my grandmother, Annie Chism. She died before my day. She lived in Va. And they emegrated (sic) to Tenn. so I suppose, she died in that State. My uncle Thomas J. Walling came to Tex. from Tenn. in 1834. I know this because my uncle Jesse Walling was in the battle of Sandy Center in 1836, and they all came out together. This battle was between Tex. and Mexico. I have always understood that Annie Chism was ½ Cherokee Indian. In all of the decent since her time I believe that fully 75 per cent show the Indian strongly as taken from Annie Chism, then show the white blood from the Walling side. Our Indian blood has been generally recognized in our family and if we have rights from this source we wish them recognized. I have not applied for this fund, because I did not know anything about it. I did try to establish my rights under the Dawes Commission, but not being a citizen of the Territory my rights were not allowed.” Jno. G. Walling, Quanah, Tex., Oct 2, 1908


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