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John M. Wallan
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1833
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 18, 1903

Information from a genforum post:

"JOHN M. WALLAN b. 9 Aug. 1833, ____ Co., MO, d. 18 June 1903, ____ Cem., Baird, Callahan Co.,TX

Married Eliza Jane Shadden 21 Jan. 1858, Washington Territory (Yamhill Co., OR)

Listed 1860/70 Census McMinnville, Yamhill Co., OR. He was a blacksmith in 1880, earlier he had been a Methodist Minister. Received a share of (wife) Eliza's estate in 1886. He left and returned to Eastern U.S. living in MO in 1887. He was living w/son Arthur in 1903 when he died.

10 Children: A-Charles M. Wallan, B-Mary Eliza WallanC-William Wallan, D-Thomas Jefferson Wallan, E-Myra Ellen Wallan, F-John Henry Wallan, G-Martha JaneH-Arthur Verne Wallan, I-Anne Grace Wallan, J-Ralph Wallan."

John and his brother, William, may have come out on a wagon train from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California according to a diary kept by John Benson, "From St. Joseph to Sacramento by a Forty-Niner". Of the Wallan men listed, it looks as though John's and William's father, David, died 5/14/1849 on the Trail somewhere between Wolf Creek and the Big Blue River, and John, age 16, and his brother, William, age 11, continued on.

There is no record, yet, of how or when they went to Oregon from California. It was there, in Oregon, that the brothers settled down, married and had children.

From the Baird Star 18 June 1903 Death Notice
Mr John Wallan aged about 70 years died last Thursday at the residence of his son A. V. Wallan. Mr. Wallan has been in poor health for a long time. He leaves two children in the county, a son, A.V. Wallan of the Electric Light Co., and a daughter, Mrs. D.J. Rowden near Caddo Peak.
The remains were interred in Baird Cemetery Friday.

Another obituary found online:

John Wallan
Oregon Pioneer Dies in Texas
Baird, Tex., June 28 John Wallan died here June 19, aged 70 years. He was an old pioneer of Oregon, having gone there in the early 50s, and served under Captain Bailey in the Rogue River Indian War. He married Eliza Shadden, of McMinnville, Yamhill County.
The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR)
Monday, June 29, 1903
{Submitted by Jim Dezotell}

Family links: 
  Eliza Jane Shadden Wallan (1843 - 1883)*
  Mary Eliza Wallan Duvall (1860 - 1887)*
  William Wallan (1861 - 1882)*
  T J Wallan (1863 - 1931)*
  Myra Ellen Wallan Wicks (1865 - 1928)*
  John Henry Wallan (1871 - 1887)*
  Martha Jane Wallan Toney (1873 - 1940)*
  Grace Anna Wallan Gerwien (1879 - 1958)*
  Ralph Wallan (1881 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Ross Cemetery
Callahan County
Texas, USA
Created by: Ghost Town Gal
Record added: Oct 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77412480
John M. Wallan
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Blessings and peace to you, always, 3rd Great Grandfather.
- Ghost Town Gal
 Added: Oct. 1, 2011

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