Nicholas Christophe Walling

Male 1795 - 1854  (59 years)


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  • Name Nicholas Christophe Walling  [1
    Born 17 Apr 1795  Montreal, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Oct 1854  Saint Zotique, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9918  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 

    Father Christof Wehling,   b. 1746, Wolfenbuettel, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Marie Louise Chauvet dit Laderoute,   b. 15 Aug 1772, Montreal, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1822, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1791  Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1863  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Charlotte Elizabeth Newcomb,   b. 10 Jul 1812, Boucherville, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1846, Coteau, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1829  Lachine, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Joseph Narcisse Camille Walling,   b. 18 Jul 1837, Chateauguay, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1837, Chateauguay, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [unknown]  [natural]
     2. Roch Robert Walling,   b. 29 Apr 1833, Chateauguay, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1907, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [unknown]  [natural]
     3. George Samuel Walling,   b. 14 Jun 1836, Chateauguay, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1836  (Age 0 years)  [unknown]  [natural]
     4. Henrietta Louise Clarissa Walling,   b. 20 Sep 1840, Fort Covington, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Mary Josephine Walling,   b. 15 Oct 1844, Fort Covington, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1905, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     6. Mary Stephanie Walling,   b. 27 Jun 1846, Fort Covington, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Elizabeth Emilie Walling,   b. 30 Nov 1830, Lachine, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1890, Mattawan, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
     8. Andre Christophe Walling,   b. 1 Dec 1829, Lachine, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1830, Lachine, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     9. Maurice Vilibate Walling,   b. 9 Jul 1835, Chateauguay, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1835, Chateauguay, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Josephte Hamelin,   b. Abt 1823, Saint Eustache, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Nov 1850  Saint Polycarpe, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Zephirin Zotique Walling,   b. 24 Mar 1851, Saint Polycarpe, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, Marengo, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)  [natural]
     2. Alexander Walling,   b. 12 Jun 1854, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1924, Marengo, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F1598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Marie Suzanne Hamel,   b. Abt 1800, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 13 Jul 1818  Saint Louis, Terrebonne, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Rose Walling,   b. 12 May 1819, Lachine, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1897, Curona, Long Island, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     2. Christophe Alfred Walling,   b. 10 Oct 1820, Lachine, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1901, Portland, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F1861  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Letter from N.C. Walling, 1839
    Letter from N.C. Walling, 1839
    Letter written by Nicholas Christophe Walling while in exile at Fort Covington, NY to Ludger Duvernay, editor of "Le Patriote canadien," a newspaper printed at Burlington, VT by Duvernay, who also was in exile.

  • Notes 
    • - Nicholas Christophe Walling was born April 17, 1795, at Montreal, the birth recorded at the Basilica of Notre Dame. He grew up in the Lachine area of Montreal, part of the old city, and in 1818 at age 23, he married the first of three wives, Marie Suzanne Hamel, at Saint Louis de Terrebonne, in the northwestern part of the city where Marie resided with her family. Nicholas took his wife back to Lachine where they resided through the births of daughter Rosalie in 1819 and son Christophe Alfred in 1820. If there were more children, I have not found them but sometime between 1820 and 1828, Marie died.
      In 1829, Nicholas remarried, at Lachine, to Elizabeth Newcomb - her family resided at Boucherville, across the St. Lawrence River in the northeast part of Montreal. The family remained in Lachine through the births of Andre Christophe in 1829 and Elizabeth in 1830. He then relocated to Chateauguay, directly across the St. Lawrence from Lachine and they remained there through 1837, when Nicholas became involved in the Patriot War in which his father-in-law, Dr. Samuel Newcomb, was a leader, along with several of Nicholas' brothers-in-law. Nicholas was associatd with a newspaper sympathetic to the patriot cause and as with others, fled the country when the rebellion failed and was "in exile" at Fort Covington, NY through 1846 when, after the birth of daughter Mary Stephanie in June, they returned to Quebec to the Saint Polycarpe/Saint Zotique/Couteau area, about 15 miles northeast of Fort Covington, where Elizabeth died in September.
      Nicholas remained here the rest of his life. He remarried in November, 1850 at age 55 to Josephte Hamelin, whose family resided in St. Zotique, but died just four years later in October, 1854 at Saint Zotique, just two months after Josephte's mother died, also at Saint Zotique. They had two children, Zephirin Zotique, born March 4, 1851 and baptized July 5 at Saint Polycarpe, and Alexander, born June 12, 1854, just four months before Nicholas' death.
      At the time of Nicholas' death, the five youngest children left with Josephte were her stepdaughters Louise, age 14; Mary Josephine, 11; and Mary Stephanie, 9, all born of his marriage to Elizabeth Newcomb; and, her two sons Zephirin, 4 and Alexander, 4 months. The 1851 census of Canada is missing information for Saint Zotique, and neither Josephte, nor any of the children, are found in the 1861 census of Canada.
      In a later census, Josephte indicates she immigrated to the U.S. in 1867. At this point, the three daughters would be married and Zephirin and Alexander would be teenagers. She likely relocated that year (or previously) to St. Lawrence County, NY, where she met Ira Hammond Andrews of Canton, NY, recently widowed with a number of children. In 1850, Ira Andrews is at Canton with first wife Martha. He enlisted in the Union Army in 1864 and was discharged in 1865. Josephte and Ira are next found in the 1870 U.S. census residing in Illinois, just west of Chicago in McHenry County. Josephte, now using the anglicized Josephene, doesn't marry Ira until 1875 in Illinois, but in 1870, residing with the family in Illinois, are her two sons, Zerphirin and Alex Walling, then, 18 and 16 respectively.
      What became of the three youngest daughters of Nicholas and Elizabeth Newcomb is largely uknown. We have a marriage record for Mary Josephine, but none of the daughters are found in censuses in the U.S. and Canada.

      - When Nicholas married the first time to Suzanne Hamel, he was listed as the first son of Christopher Walling and Marie Louise Ladereau of the Parish of Quebec. At his death in October, 1854, he was listed as being 68. However: April 17, 1795, Quebec (Notre Dame) baptize Nicolas, son of Christophe Welling and Marie Louise Garnier. This would make Nicholas 23 at his first marriage in 1818, and 58 at his death, rather than 68.

      -Saint-Louis-de-Terrebonne: July 13, 1818, marry Christopher Walling, residing at La Chine, major son of Christopher Walling and of Marie Louise Ladereau of the parish of Quebec, and, Marie Suzanne Hamel, major daughter of Antoine Hamel and of Marie Josephte Mason of this parish. Signed by Christophe Walling; also, Leon Hamel, Silicien Hamel, Monique Hamel, and Joseph Henault.

      -Lachine (Sts-Anges-Gardiens) 1829, Jan. 20, married Christophe Walling, of this parish, widower of Suzanne Hamel, and Elizabeth Newcomb of this parish, minor daughter of Jean Samuel Newcomb and Dame Josephte Stubenger of this parish.

      - In 2009, Ted Como was contacted by Georges Aubin, a noted Canadian author and historian, about several letters had had found in the National Archives of Quebec, written by Nicholas Christophe Walling "while in exile at Fort Covington" to Ludger Duvernay, editor of "Le Patriote canadien," a "patriot" newspaper printed at Burlington, VT by Duvernay, who also was in exile. In their subsequent correspondence, Ted mentioned that Walling's father-in-law, Dr. Samuel Newcomb, was convicted and banished to Australia for his direct role in the Patriot's War, but that he did not know that Walling had been involved, nor why he had relocated from Quebec to Fort Convington, NY. Georges replied that he had co-authored a book, "Medicins et Patriotes" (Physician Patriots) that mentions Dr. Newcomb, and that Newcombe also is mentioned in F.M. Lapailleur's "Journal d'un Patriote Exile en Australie, 1839-1845."
      The letter from N. C. Walling, dated Sept. 8, 1839 and written in French, is translated to:
      "I send you, enclosed, the total sum for a subscription to your newspaper for Mr. Plomondon and me, and if time bcomes favorable for you, I request that you continue sending it to us. Believe me, if it had been possible for me and others like me to help you, we would have done it with all the pleasure possible, but we are only very poor refuges. I am sir your most humble and obedient servant. NC Walling."
      Georges explained that Walling was an "agent" of La Minerve while residing at Chateauguay, Quebec (he was responsible for distribution of the newspaper to the subscribers.) This is verified by another letter written to Devernay by Dr. Luc-Hyacinthe Masson, who was exiled in 1838 and lived in Malone and Fort Covington. He wrote to Duvernay, as translated, "I am requested by N.C. Walling of Fort Covington, to write to you and request he be counted among your subscribers. Walling was, I believe, the agent of Minerve at Chateauguay. He became a refugee in 1837 and established his family at Fort Covington, where he lives well, thanks to his talents and industry."
      La Minerve was a newspaper founded in Montreal to promote the political goals of Louis-Joseph Papineau's efforts to remove the British from Canada, which resulted in the Patriot's War. The newspaper was directed by Ludger Duvernay in its earlier years - it existed from 1826-1837. Like Walling, Devernay also went into exile, to Burlington, and remained there until 1842 when he returned to Quebec and started another newspaper.
      Le Patriote canadian, the first French Canadian newspaper published in New England, was published in 1839 and 1840.
      We now know that N. C. Walling fled Quebec in 1837 because of his involvement in the rebellion through his connection to Papineau and his "subversive" newspaper. He remained through the birth of his daughter Mary Stephanie in June, 1846, and the family apparently then relocated to Coteau du lac, Quebec, about 15 miles northeast of Fort Covington, where his wife, Elizabeth Newcomb, died that September, 1846. He remarried in 1850.

      - The 1840 U.S. census has at Fort Covington, NY, Franklin County, Nicholas C. Walling, with: Males: -5-9, 1 (Robert;) 20-29, 1 (?;) 40-49, 1 (N.C. Walling;) and, Females: 5-9, 1 (Elizabeth E.;) 15-19, 1 (?;) 20-29, 1 (?;) and, 30-39, 1 (Elizabeth Walling.)

      -Saint-Polycarpe: Nov. 12, 1850, marry Nicholas Walling, of Saint Zotique, widower of the late Elizabeth Newcomb, and Josephte Hamelin, major daughter of the late Joseph Hamelin and Therese Marauda of Saint Zotique. Signed N.C. Walling

      -St-Zotique: 1854, Oct. 14, receive the body of Nicholas Christophe Walling, espoused of Josephte Hamelin of this parish, age 68. When N.C. died in 1854, his daughter by his first wife, Rosalie, and her husband, were residing in St-Zotique, however, the 1861 census does not show any of her sibilings residing with her at Soulanges, just several miles east.

      - Baptisms and Marriages from St. Patrick's Church, Hogansburg, N.Y., list three children born to N. C. Walling and Elizabeth Newcomb showing that they lived in Ft. Covington, N.Y. for a time, moving there from Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada, where Robert Walling and older siblings were born. Nicholas had some involvement in the Patriot's War with his father-in-law, Dr. Samuel Newcomb, and two of his brothers-in-law, and fled to NY State to avoid British prosecution. Born in NY were Henrietta Walling, baptized Sept. 20, 1840 at St. Regis, born the same day. Baptism may have occurred in Ft. Covington, N.Y. Mary Josephine Walling was baptized Oct. 15, 1844 at Ft. Covington, born Oct. 1844 and lived in Ft. Covington and Mary Stephanie Walling, baptized June 29, 1846 at Ft. Covington, born June 27, 1846 and lived in Ft. Covington.

      1840: Henrietta Louis Clairisa born Sept. at St. Regis
      1840: Family is at Ft. Covingtdon
      1844: Mary Josephne born Oct. 1844 at Ft. Covington
      1846: Mary Stephanie born June at Ft. Covington
      1846: September: Charlotte dies
      (1847) Possible relocation to Quebec? Mary J. is 3 and Mary S. is 1.
      1850: Marries Josephte Hamelin November at Saint Polycarpe
      1851: Zephrin born March at St. Polycarpe
      1854: Alexander born (probably St. Polycarpe)
      1854: October. NC dies. at St. Zotique right next to St. Polycarpe (Mary J. is 10; Mary S. is 8; Zephrin is 3 and Alex is a newborn.)
      1861: Earlier daughter Rosalie is at St. Zotique but no siblings with her.
      1867: Josephine relocates to Illinois with her children Zephrin who is 16 and Alex, 13. Most certainly Mary Josephine and Mary Stephanie married in Canada. Or died. Since no trace can be found of them, assumed died young.
      1880: Alex is at McHenry, ILL
      1900: Josephine is with Alex and family in ILL

  • Sources 
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