Leah Albertine Walden b.1856 Ill. was my husband's gr-gr-grandmother. I have finally found her parents on the census, but the name is spelled Wallen (that's why I never found them before!) His family has always told me it was Walden. Can anyone tell me what the right name is?
1850 Davidson Co. N.C. Wallen, Joshua 28 N.C. (last name spelled WALLEN)) , Mary 19 N.C. , William A. 11 mo. N.C.
1860 Ripley Co. Missouri Wallen, Joshua 45 N.C. (again last name WALLEN) , Mary 30 N.C. , William 11 N.C. (moved to Ill. 1849-51) ,James 9 Ill. , Leah 6 Ill. (moved to Mo. 1855-58) , C.O. (Columbus) 2
A researcher once told me Leah's mother was Mary F. Wood and her grandparents were John Thomas Wood and Elizabeth Harrison, but I have never been able to verify that.(Leah did name one of her sons Lewis Harrison Taylor). Can't remember who the researcher was as that has been years ago. Can anyone give me more info? Thanks.