I am interested in Wallens in Butler Co. OH - trying to connect John Wallen (b. ca 1784 NJ, d. Butler Co. OH) to a family.
Is the following your Elias?
Carolyn Wallin's quote on p. 24 in ELISHA WALLEN THE LONGHUNTER-OHIO 12-27-1794 - ELIAS WALLIN -"Seven Masons gathered in the log cabin of Jacob Lowe, proprietor of the inn, at the sigh of General Wayne,organized the first lodge in the region and elected the following... (which included Elias Wallin, secretary)."- had the following footnote:BULLETIN; HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY OF OHIO, vol. 4 no. 3, (Sept. 1946), p.19, (in reference to "Nova Caesarea Harmony Lodge #2 F. & A.M.").
Do you know anything about a descendant tracing the transfer of Masonic membership from Ireland to NJ, then from NJ to OH?