Hello!Per my father, James William and Claude were first cousins.My father (Raby J. Wallen) and James William were brothers.
James William was born December 23, 1916, Bard, Quay Co., NM.He died November 5, 1984, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.
His parents were John Flem Wallen born April 24, 1892 in Kyles Ford, TN and Died December 5, 1975 in Amarillo, Potter Co., Tx. and Carrie Mae Shannon born May 1, 1897 and died October 4, 1923 in Amarillo, Potter Co., Tx
Claude Wallen was born June 5, 1916 and died February 15, 1989 at Fairburn, Fulton Co., GA.
Claude's parents were William Robert Wallen, born February 10, 1888 in Kyles Ford, TN and died July 27, 1949 in Canyon,Randall Co, TX.He married Ada Edgar who was born in 1888.
William Robert Wallen and John Flem Wallen's parents were James Wesley (William?) Wallen born January 12, 1869 in Kyles Ford, TN and died December 10, 1938 in Dillard, Carter Co,OK and Aranda Albinia "Binie" Combs born July 13, 1870 in Hancock Co,TN and died December 21, 1907 in Colorado City, Mitchell Co., TX.
I have more ancestor info and their siblings, etc if you would like it. Thanks, Louvena Wallen Key