In historical records, their surname has been mislabeled as “Walling”, “Wallin”, “Walloon”, and “Walden”.
Probably the most famous Wallen was Elisha Wallen II, the Long Hunter.
Some were reprimanded by their Superiors, others were moved out to the farthest, most undesirable location in the diocese.
It was so very painful for orthodox Catholics to endure.
When 98% of Catholics and non-Catholic alike have used some form of birth control something has gone terribly wrong.
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The Wallens were Baptist in belief and disagreed with the Puritans on the age at which a child should be baptized.
So, they migrated to New Jersey, then Rhode Island, then Pennsylvania, and later Virginia.
Many times dad has shared quotes from her, such as “Never pin your faith to any man’s coat tail.”, or “Never go with a girl that you wouldn’t marry.”My great, great grandfather, William “Big Sandy” Wallen.
Son of James Carr Wallen, Big Sandy was a blacksmith and farmer by trade and was a local legend known for his enormous strength.