MARRIAGE – Jesse D. Walling & Eliza Ann Wise md 1 Dec 1839, Knox co, Illinois
Donation Land Claim #1492, Polk Co – Jesse D. Walling, born 1816, Va; Settled Claim 1 Aug 1848; married Eliza Ann 1 Dec 1839, Knox co, Ill. Aff: Elias Robbins, Leonard White, Wm S. Morgan, Amos Harvey
1850 OR CENSUS – Jesse Walling (34y, b Virginia, occupation farmer) enumerated with Eliza A. (28y, b New York), Olive (8y, b Iowa), Phebe (6y, b Iowa), John (4y, b Iowa), Benjamin F. (2y, b Oregon), Ann Wise (22y, b New York) and Elias Robbins (24y, b Indiana)
1860 OR CENSUS - J. D. Walling, age 44, occupation farmer, b. Virginia, is enumerated with E. A., age 37, b. New York, along with Olive, age 18, b. Iowa, Phebe, age 15, b. Iowa, John, age 13, b. Iowa, Benjamin, age 11, b. Oregon, A. A. (female), age 9, b. Oregon, Stelly, age 5, b. Oregon, J. D., male, age 3, b. Oregon, and Florence, age 1, b. Oregon.
In the state of Illinois in 1839 Jesse D. Walling married Eliza A. Wise. In 1847 they came to Oregon with a train under charge of Capt. Davidson, and on Christmas day they took a donation land claim at Zena in Spring Valley. There they raised a family of fourteen children. Mr. Walling passed away in 1870 and Eliza remained on the place until she moved to Portland a year or so ago. Last week she followed on and was brought back to the old home for burial. Her son, Bird, lives on the old homestead, John at Lincoln, and her daughter Mrs. Gimble, at Zena.
Polk County Itemizer (Fri) 20 Jan 1893