Charlie Walling

Charlie Walling

Reynard, Houston County, Texas, USA
Death 19 Feb 1931 (aged 72–73)
West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Elkhart, Anderson County, Texas, USA
Plot Howell II, Row 6 #12
Memorial ID 21486287 · View Source
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Charlie was born to A. Elisha and Amanda Williams Walling.

His father A. Elisha, came to Houston County when he was 16, or 17
years of age with his parents Joseph and Katherine Williams Walling, brother James R, and later his sister and her husband Richard and Mary "Polly
Walling Pennington. They all settled in the Daly Community.
A. Elisha joined the war for "Texas Independence" in 1842, on the "Santa Fe Expedition". (It has been reported for years he was in the Mier Expedition "Black Bean Drawing" when the prisoners were all lined up and had to draw beans to see if you would be spared. The story goes, if you drew a black bean you would be killed. A. Elisha drew a black bean and his brother Roy traded with him because A. Elisha had a family. This was not a true story, because A. Elisha had not married til after the war and he did not have a brother Roy. On further research, the monument that had the men that died on that affair, did not have a Roy Walling listed.)

He did however go to Santa Fe, New Mexico with Company E, that was there to get New Mexico to side with Texas against the Mexicans in the war. That fell through because New Mexico turned on the Texians and gave them to Mexico, who in turn imprisoned them in Vera Cruz. A. Elisha was in
prison in Mexico for over a year before he was let loose and walked all the way home to Grapeland, Texas.
After he returned home he married Amanda Williams and they started their family.

Charlie married California Ferrell on July 6, 1876 in Houston Co, Grapeland, Texas. Charlie owned a sawmill "C Walling and Son Sawmill". Located Elkhart, eight miles south of Palestine.

Charlie and Callie had the following children;
Louis Walker
John Randolph
Soleta (Letie)
Elisha A
Willie (died young)
William layfaty (died at 5)
Ira Francis
& Eva Lena (twins)
**I am unaware where the two little boys that died young are buried.**
"Myrtle Springs News"
Myrtle springs. Feb 23, 1931
Our community was saddened last Thursday when word was received that Uncle Charlie Walling had died suddenly at the bedside of his invalid wife. They were visiting their son, Frances Walling of Monroe, La. His remains arrived at Elkhart on the early morning train Friday morning and was taken to the home of Mrs. Louis Walling until interment
was made in the Elkhart cemetery.
Uncle Charlie was a member of the Christian church and services were conducted by the pastor of Teague, Texas.
He is survived by his invalid wife, four sons and one daughter. Messrs Jno. Walling of Elkhart, Louis Walling of Houston, Francis Walling of Monroe, La., Elisha Walling of Latexo
and Mrs. Ila Bean of Grapeland, also a host of grandchildren and other relatives. The entire family have the sympathy of this community during their bereavement.

Source; Myrtle Springs News
Source; Walling and Son plant was listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1905 and in the 1907 listing.

According to his death certificate he was born in 1858.

He is my Great-Grandfather.

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