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WALLING, ELISHA (ca.1823–?). Elisha Walling, a cousin of Thomas Jefferson Walling, Jesse Walling, and John Walling, is most likely to have been born in Alabama and to have immigrated to Texas from Warren County, Tennessee, in 1838. At the age of seventeen he joined Company E of the Texan Santa Fe expedition. He was captured with his comrades on October 5, 1841, and marched into Mexico as a prisoner. He was released at Puebla on June 13 and sailed from Vera Cruz on August 12, 1842. He is also said to have served on the Somervell and the Mier expeditionsqv. In 1850 he was farming in Houston County, where he owned $600 in real estate. At that time he was unmarried and had no dependents.


Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto (Houston: Anson Jones, 1932). Noel M. Loomis, Texan-Santa Fe Pioneers (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1958).

Thomas W. Cutrer


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Thomas W. Cutrer, "WALLING, ELISHA," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.