Joseph Wallen was paid a bounty for a wolf's head in 1746 at about 11 years of age.
Joseph married Milly Jones in about 1768. They had 6 daughters, Elizabeth, Nancy, Susannah, Mary, Morning, Rosamond, and one son name James Carr.
(TL NOTE I believe the Carr is for a Longhunter name Wm Carr a “Negro man of color… about the ordinary height, little inclined to be corpulent, slightly round shouldered and weighed about 160 or 170 pounds and very strong for one of his age… Few men possessed a more high sense of honor and true bravery than he did. He was possessed of a very strong natural mind and always cheerful and the very life of any company he was in.” My theory no evidence.)
It is presumed by most researchers that Elisha Wallen Jr. the Longhunter took his brothers with him on the hunts.
CAPTAIN DAVID LOONEY'S COMPANY OF VIRGINIA MILITIA, 1774, LORD DUNMORE'S WAR: (Formed from Southwestern Virginia and Sullivan County, Tennessee)
Lt. Daniel Boone Lt. Jno Cox (I am related to Boone through my Watkins line)
David Cox John Cox, Senr. John Cox, Jr.
William Roberts David Roberts Henry Roberts Cornelius Roberts
Deswell Rogers (Dauzwell/Doswell Rogers)
James Walling Joseph Walling Thomas Walling
Joseph is registered as D A R Ancestor #: A132354 Service: VIRGINIA Rank: SOLDIER Birth: (CIRCA) 1734 Death: 1792 HAWKINS CO TENNESSEE
Service Source: KEGLEY, THE MILITIA OF MONTGOMERY CO VA 1777-1790, PP 50,51
Service Description: 1) MONTGOMERY CO MILITIA; 2) CAPT HARMON COX 1777
An article in the Knoxville Gazette of June 30, 1792 listed Joseph Wallen as having found a red cow
has the ledgers for storekeeper,Thomas Amis.
The first one is dated 1782-1789 and includes: Elisha Walling 1786 John Walling 1786
Joseph Walling 1786 William Walling 1787
Milly Walling (widow) 1794 Wm. Walling 1794
(This would establish Milly as Joseph's widow and we certainly have other evidence to support that fact. It also brackets the year of 1792, when Joseph is said to have died.)
From David Dolling Weddle’s Diary (written in 1881) "My grandfather, Joseph Walling, moved from Baltimore and settled in Grayson County, Virginia on the New River. There, my mother was born on the 22nd day of February, 1780-and when she was 12 years old, my grandfather moved down and settled on Clinch River which empties into big Tennessee, where Kingston now stands, some two hundred miles above said place-there my grandfather (Joseph Walling) built a fort and took a company of his settlement and his oldest son Thomas Walling, twelve in number over on to the three folks of the Cumberland River to the place now called Lot**, in the state of Kentucky. There him and his son and eight out of 12 others was killed by the Indians."
(TL NOTE most say the Thomas killed was a nephew, Benge, the half breed renegade, was thought to be the leader of the Indians.)