Joseph Walling I1

M, b. 30 April 1709, d. before 1758
FatherThomas Walling II b. c 1654, d. 1724
MotherSarah Elwell b. 24 Aug 1676, d. b 1724
     Joseph was born on Tuesday, 30 April 1709 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island. Joseph married Susanna (?) circa 1730. Two of Susannah's sisters also married Wallings - one married a Daniel. They built a log cabin in the wilderness and were the first white settlers in the area to become the village of Hamburg, Sussex County. The cabin was built in 1740 on the banks of the Wallkill River. For a time, this small village was called Wallings in honor of Joseph. In 1750, the cabin was replaced by a large frame house and was licensed as an inn. For over one hundred years, the inn was a landmark for the area. Joseph disappeared sometime before 1758 and was never to be heard from again. There were several conflicting stories handed down concerning his disappearance. However, for several reasons, it is believed that he was a victim to the harsh environment, either by the indians or an accidental death in the wilderness terrain.


Susanna (?)


  1. [S131] Maribelle Hines & H. Bruce Wilder, A Wallen/Waliing Genealogy, pp. 44-46.