Sorry, Walter, but this particular Wallen was Simpson.I later found his discharge papers.
I have to wonder about your sources, Walter.The William J. that you reference was the brother of my grgrgrgrandfather. John J. Wallen, who married, as his second wife, Prudy Pratt.Their father and mother were James Carr and Mary Johnson Wallen.She was the daughter of Moses Johnson.They were married on March 2, 1791, and died in Kyles Ford, TN.I have most of the original documents for this branch of Wallens, and none of them have any Native American affiliation.As a matter of fact, about the strongest relationship with "Indians" that I can discover is that they killed many of them and several of them were killed by them.
William J. did elist in the Confederate army, but he enlisted in Arkansas and served with Gen. Price.Simpson and his brothers and cousins enlisted in Cassville, MO, all on the same day.
My greatgrandmother, Statirah Wallen, was reared by her uncle, John Wallen, who married Ellen (Elender) Stapleton.One of their sons, Shade Wallen, did get on the Cherokee Roll and was Superindendent of the Civilized Tribes.However, he gained the status through his mother's people, not his father's,and, it is said, he lied about the "Indian blood" he claimed.At least two of his brothers applied later and and were turned away.My grgrandmother was close to Shade Wallen, lived near him in Oklahoma, and named her first son, Shade Lee, after him.