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Spring Valley Cemetery ~ Jesse D. Walling ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Walling, Jesse D.
BORN: 1 Apr 1816 DIED: 9 May 1870 BURIED:  (Spring Valley Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Virginia
DEATH PLACE: Polk Co., Oregon

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


The Statesman gives the following particulars of the sad death of Mr. Jesse D. Walling, of Polk county: He was out on the road, as Supervisor, working a party of men. About 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon, his saddle horse, a young animal, got loose and started to run along the road. Mr. Walling ran in front to stop him, but the animal dashed straight on, striking him in the face and throwing him back against a log with great force. The back of his head struck a knot which penetrated the skull and he never spoke again. He was picked up, breathing, but insensible, and carried home while a physician was hastily summoned, but before Dr. Grubbs, who had been called, reached the place the old gentleman was dead. He was an old settler of Oregon, an enterprising citizen, good neighbor, kind friend, and leaves a large family to mourn his sudden loss. They have the sympathies of a host of friends, for all remember “Uncle Jesse” as a man of kind words and noble deeds.
Oregonian, (Portland, Oregon) May 11, 1870


Jesse D.
Born April 1, 1816
May 9, 1870


Janssen Compilation
Saucy Survey & Photographs 

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index

Genealogical Material in Oregon Donation Land Claims, Vol 1, page 60

1850 OR CENSUS (Polk co, FA#161)

1860 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Spring Valley, FA #224)
OREG 11 May 1870

ROW: VI 10 A2  

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