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From: "Wanda Pitt" <>
Subject: [STALLINGS] The Stallings Diary
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 22:16:27 -0600


"A very old diary type of note book owned by JAMES L. STALLINGS gives
much lineage genealogical material on the STALLINGS, and JOHNSON
families who lived in the northwestern part of Posey County starting as
early as 1810. There have been books and articles on both of these
families which differ with the genealogyof the early families, but the
material within the diary must have been written during a period of time
from 1830 thru 1860 at a time when first hand knowledge would have been
available. Susan Johnson Williams 1843-1920 has written in the book
"This is my father's book, I want to keep it." She was the daughter of
Moses Johnson born 1817 in Posey County who did considerable writing in
articles int he New Harmoney Newspapers in the 1870's. Tehre are
several different hand writtings in the book. A description of the
earthlquake in 1811 is apparently written by a person who experienced
it, It is as follows. "On the 16th of December 1811, about two o'clock
a.m. we were visited by a violent shock of an earthquake, accompanied by
a very awful noise resembling a loud burst distant thunder, but the
ground shook and vibrating, which was followed in a few minutes by the
complete saturation of the atmosphere, with sulfarious vapor, causing
total darkness."
Quoting as much as possible from the old diary the following family
groups are listed.

Descendants of OLD MOSES STALLINGS OF NORTH CAROLINA
WRIGHT STALLINGS REUBEN STALLINGS JOSEPH STALLINGS
JOHN STALLINGS JAMES STALLINGS MOSES STALLINGS
JUDE STALLINGS WILLY(MILLY) STALLINGS

WILLIAM JACKSON married MILLY STALLINGS. WRIGHT STALLINGS married MARY
HUNTER. REUBEN STALLINGS married MARY JACKSON.

Descendants of WRIGHT STALLINGS and MARY his wife who moved from
CHATHAM COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA in 1807 and settled in INDIANA in 1811.

WILLIS STALLINGS (half brother)
JOHN STALLINGS
BENJAMIN STALLINGS
MOSES STALLINGS
HENRY STALLINGS
JAMES STALLINGS
MILIA STALLINGS
AURA STALLINGS
BRIANA STALLINGS
ELIZABETH STALLINGS

GEORGE WILSON married ELIZABETH STALLINGS. BRIANA STALLINGS married
DAVID WILSON, AURORA STALLINGS married ALEXANDER ROGERS, MELIA STALLINGS
married JOHN F. PHILLIPS. JAMES STALLINGS the SON OF WRIGHT STALLINGS
married MARY SHEPHERD April 5, 1831 and died without issue. (Posey
County Court Records contradict this statement).


Descendants of REUBEN STALLINGS and his wife MARY JACKSON who moved from
FRANKLIN CO.,N. CAROLINA in 1814 to INDIANA.
JESSE STALLINGS        SHADRACK STALLINGS            WM. STALLINGS
WILLEY STALLINGS    JULIUS STALLINGS                    SARAH STALLINGS
SUSAN STALLINGS      DELANA STALLINGS                MARY STALLINGS
ANNA STALLINGS        RENE STALLINGS (Who died in N. Carolina)
SARAH STALLINGS m. JAMES BAKER of N. Carolina
JESSE STALLINGS born FRANKLIN COUNTY, NC in 1788 m. BARSHA DENBY and
migrated to Indiana in about 1812 and settled on a place and made a little
improvement.  His descendants were JAMES STALLINGS (drowned on the river by
falling between two flat boats and left no issue), RHENA (RHODA) STALLINGS,
TEMPE STALLINGS, MARY STALLINGS, and NORPHLET STALLINGS.
SARAH STALLINGS the daughter of REUBEN STALLINGS and MARY his wife, married
JAMES BAKER and raised the following children:
MARSHAL BAKER, WILLIAM BAKER, MARY BAKER, MARTHA BAKER, MARINA BAKER,
ELIZABETH BAKER, NANCY BAKER (who died in North Carolina around twenty years
of age)
MARSHAL BAKER married ELIZABETH MAY
SHADARACK STALLINGS the second son of REUBEN STALLINGS and MAEY his wife was
born July 14, 1780 in FRANKLIN CO., NC.  He died April 5, 1864.  NANCY
STALLINGS his wife who was a WILLIS was born 1791 and died September 17,
1839 aged 53 (should be 48).  Descendants of SHADRACK and NANCY WILLIS
STALLINGS were
LARKIN STALLING
WILLIS STALLINGS, b. Franklin County, NC in  1805 and died August 2, 1885 in
Posey COUNTY, INDIANA
HARBARET (?ET) STALLINGS b. Nov. 25, 1809 d. Posey County, Indiana April 4,
1837
ELISHA STALLINGS
PATSEY STALLINGS
BERRY STALLINGS
DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM STALLINGS AND SUSANNAH
(This Wm. was the son of Reuben, son of Moses)
his wife was a cousin of his
ALFRED STALLINGS (oldest)
CALVIN STALLINGS
ALVIN STALLINGS
(cute, huh Wanda?  Calvin and Alvin?)
WILEY STALLINGS the son of REUBEN STALLINGS and his wife MARY left North
Carolina in the year 1806, joined the regular army; It is reported that he
died in Georgia unmarried
JULIUS STALLINGS the son of RUEBEN STALLINGS and his wife MARY married Jane
Lee and raised three sons Willis, Reuben and Moses Stallings.
JESSE STALLINGS the son of REUBEN STALLINGS and Mary, was born in Franklin
County, NC in 1778.  He married Barshaba Denby in NC and came to Indiana
where he resided until his death.  He left five children James, Mary, Rhena,
Tempe, Norphlet.  Barshaba remarried and left the country.
Deland the daughter of Reuben Stallings and Mary, was born in Franklin
County, NC.  She married Elisha Stallings the son of Elijah.  They had five
children born to them in Carolina, where Elisha died.  The names of five
children were Elizabeth, Shadrack (Meshack), John (known as Jack), Anna and
Penny.  Delana left Carolina about 1809 and came to Russelville, KY, and
stopped with her mother a short time, and then they all came to Indiana
where Reuben and his wife Mary settled on a place owned by their son Jesse. 
Delana settled near by where she died and was buried near the northwest
cornor of section ten, Twp. 5, range 13 west where her brother Julius
Stallings lived at the time.
Mary Stallings d. of Reuben Stallings and Mary, was born in Franklin County,
NC,.  She married Willis Stallings the son of Wright Stallings, they were
cousins, she had six children and died in 1828.  Above the 28 is written 30
indicating she may have actually died in 1830.
Susan Stallings the daughter of Reuben Stallings and Mary his wife was born
in Franklin Co., Carolina, on Septbember 13, 1787.  She married Thomas Henry
Johnson.  Raised four sons and one daughter to wit:  John Johnson who was
born in Franklin Co., NC on the 26th of June, 1815.  In 1816 they moved to
Indiana, settled in Posey County about 7 miles South East from New Harmony,
(then Harmony, and occupied by the Germans, RAPP and associates).  William
the Eldest son was born in Franklin Co., NC November 20, 1812 and died at
the age of about two years.
Anna Stallings the daughter of Reuben Stallings and Mary, married Benjamin
Stallings the son of Wright Stallings.  They were cousins.  She raised eight
children.  They were married on the 10th of February 1817 by John Graddy
(Courthouse record says Polly Stallings)
The record of Anna Stallings appears between that of the children of her
sister Susan Stallings Johnson.  It continues as follows:  "Thomas Johnson
camped on his wagon and smith shop near the village.  I have failed to
mention that while living on Shedrack Stalling's land they had one son and
one daughter born, to wit:  Thomas b. Oct. 29, 1820 and Mary b. Jan. 16,
1823.  Wile living near Hudronville, they had another son born Feb. 11,
1827, George W. Johnson, this was the last child born to them".  In December
1827 the family in charge of Larkin Stallings shipped on a flat boat at the
Mouth of the Sinking for Mt. Vernon, Indiana where they landed safe on the
24th of December 1827.  Thomas Johnson had been here several times prvious. 
He stopped with his brother in law, Benjamin Stallings who at that time
lived four miles east of New Harmoney, Posey Co.  They had est. a wagon and
blacksmith shop and wored together until 1830.  When Ben having sold his
lands to Elias Johnson (or rather being forced to leave it, on account of
the negro situation between Elias and Ben, and moved to Clay Co., Ill.  In
1831 Thomas W. Johnson moved to Ill near Waynesville and carried on a shop
at the John McBauley (?) stage stand on the old trail road.  (Editor's
note:  There are several law suits in Posey County involving the sale of
negros by the Stallings family.  She believes that this reference may be to
the negro blacksmith Justian Cartright who lived in the New Harmoney area,
until around 1850 when he went to Wisconsin.  One reference to him says that
he married a white woman and was forced to leave the area.  The New Harmony
account book reveals the names of some of his children.  No marriage record
has been found in Posey County for him)
The following article that appears in the later half of the diary was
apparently written at a later date.  It is as follows, "TRADITIONAL ACCOUNT
OF THE JOHNSON FAMILY GIVEN BY THOMAS HENRY JOHNSON IN THE YEAR 1866".
The same Johnson at this time lived in Clay County, Ill, where he died Sept,
1869.  Thomas H. Johnson, was born at South Hampton Co., VA on the 15th of
December 1787, where his father Moses at that time lived.  There were four
brothers, Henry Johnson b. about the year 1743.  Thomas about 1746, John
abt. 1748, Moses b. January 19, 1751.  Old Henry lived in Wayne County, NC
(his uncle)             in 1816 when I left the country.  He had two sons
Joseph and Thomas.  Old John (his Uncle) lived in Nash County, NC about the
same time, had three sons and one daughter Sampson (Editors note-he may have
also come to Haromony Twp. during the 1820 and 1830 era).  Jerkin Thomas,
and Lucy.  Jerkin was a sailor on the sea, Alantic.  Old Thomas (his uncle)
lived in South Hampton County, VA near the Cross Roads, and enlisted in the
Revolutionary War, and went to Saundersville, Georgia, and there he died in
service.  His relatives were entitled to land but never got it.  The warrent
said to be in Raleigh, NC.   Old Moses, (my father) lived in Wake County,
NC, and then in Franklin.  There were four sons and three daughters to wit; 
William, James, Thomas, Elias.  Sally died in Kentucky, Micheal and Nancy.
(Micheal may have been Mahelea). (Weird huh?  cr...)
James was born June 1, 1784, Sarah was born Sept. 22, 1785, Thomas was born
December 15, 1787, Elias was b. July 3, 1789, Nancy was b. May 28, 1791.  No
birth date given for Michall but her name appears at the bottom of the
list.  All of the above named children were born in VA as Moses Johnson did
not come to NC until March 19, 1799 as his records show his wife's name
before marriage was Mary Bonden.  In 1810 the records show him to be in
Mercer County, KY, where Nancy married Urban Williams on September 10,
1810.  William died in N. Carolina.




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