Gail: I have also been seeking info about Wm. Robert Wallen and Betty Elizabeth Willis.My grandmother, Nancy Jane was, I believe, one of the children of this couple.She had a brother who was named "Jimmy".Nancy Jane married Willam Tecumseh Sherman Pridemore in Kyles Ford, TN on Dec 22, 1883.The couple moved to Sanger, Texas in 1896.Nancy Jane passed away 1914 in Coleman, TX.
In the 1870 census, Hancock County, Dist. 4, War Gap, page 25A, listed: Robert Wallen age 25, Elizabeth 30, Margaret 4, Nancy 3, and James 1.
I would enjoy hearing from you to compare information. Wayne Pridemore 19061 21st. Ave. N.W. Shoreline, WA 98177 206-542-1434 firstname.lastname@example.org