My gg grandmother, Meleany Walling, is the daughter of Daniel Walling and Rebecca Gist from White County, TN.
From Daniel the line in reverse order goes:
Jesse Walling & Nancy Walling Thomas Marning Walling & Nancy Jones James Walling & Mary White Elisha Walling & Mary Blevins
I'm sure many of you are familiar with the line from there.There are many postings about Elisha on this forum.
I'm not sure why Daniel and Rebecca left TN, but they arrived in TX sometime before 1859.Thanks to Jeff Bryant for sending me the info tying Daniel to the Walling line going back to Thomas Walling b. abt. 1630 in England.
Thanks to Alice in the Texas forum for finding Melceany and her parents in teh 1870 Hopkins County, TX census.