Johnson City, Tennessee; (1990): Ovemountain Press. Thick Octavo. Item #027346
803 pages, index, appendices, extensive details of family names. The author was a family member and a professor at Furman University. Her eighteen years of research makes this the most extensive of the Wallen names including their alternate spellings such as "Walden", "Wallin", and "Walling". In 1761 Elisha Wallen led the first major recorded long hunt into what is now Tennessee. Wallen set up a station camp in Lee County, Virginia, and trekked into the Clinch and Powell valleys in what is now Hawkins County, Tennessee. That same year, Colonel Adam Stephen led a regiment of Virginia soldiers and militia to Long Island of the Holston, in what is now Sullivan County, Tennessee. The expedition, which was launched in retaliation for the Cherokee sacking of Fort Loudoun in 1760, forced the Cherokee to sign a peace treaty. A major reference of a book that has become very scarce. A very nice copy.