I am trying to find info to substantiate that Thompson Wallen could have been brother to the John Wallen b. 1825, who married Nancy Young.This would also show rhat Thompson Wallen was probably named after his grandfather, John Thompson.Apparently, the Wallens were Choctaw.Thompson was admitted into the Choctaw Nation; John applied to the Cherokee Nation and was denied.
According to his application, Thompson Wallen was b. Aug 24, 1842.(He d. Sept 21, 1904.)Thompson was a member of the Choctaw Nation.His brother, Allen, married Elizabeth.They both died young, so Watson was raised by his uncle, Thompson Wallen. Census for Choctaw Nation 1896, Sans Bois County, Militon, Indian Territory; Thompson Wallen enrolled # 12656: (This was P.O. Iron Bridge in LeFlore CO, OK.)
Daws Roll #; name; relationship to first person named; age; sex; blood; year; County; No; tribal enrollment number; name of father; year:
7144; Wallen, Thompson; self; 51; M; Full; 1896; Sans Bois; 12656; John Wallen; Dead
I.W. 45; Wallen, Sarah; Wife; 48; F; I.W. (wife of an indian); - ; - ; - ; Wm. Lutral; Dead
7145; Wallen, Watson; Son; 17; M. Full; 1896; Sans Bois; 12658; No. 1(Watson was actually Thompson's nephew)