|Monroe News Star - 6/3/1955|
Edward Walling "Big Walling" Chisum, Sr. was born in Sicily Island on February 27, 1886 to the marriage of Thomas Jefferson Chisum and Catherine "Kate" Smith. His siblings were Thomas Jefferson, Jr. (1881-1882), Mary Eva (1883-1955), Jessie (1884-1962) and Emmett DeWitt, Sr. (1888-1949).
Big Walling married Nellie Elizabeth Ballard on November 16, 1906 in Sicily Island. According to family history recorded by my father, Big Walling and Nellie were married in the Old Spencer House and honeymooned in the Old Steele House.
The following children were born to this marriage:
Edward Walling "Little Walling", Jr., 1908-1991 (m. Roberta Cruse Graham, 1911-1998)