I think you are probably right. I remember another John Walling (he was Jesse Walling father) had an uncle named John Walling and I remembe rhis wife was killed and scalped by Indians. I haven't had time to research this again. I am actively working on my Allen line (actually my sister-in-law's line). She just returned from a family reunion in Vero Beach, FL with a CD with her entire line on it.