I am descended from Nathaniel Wallis b 1749/50 in Connecticut(?), fought in the American Revolution (New York 13th regiment Colonel Yates 1780) and was an early pioneer of Pulteney in Stueben county New York around 1810/12. He married Lucy Pelton from Groton, Connecticut but there are no early records of him, no birth records, marriage records. I have found mentions of Nathaniel Wallis in several books, but I have found there seems to be many Nathaniel Wallis/Wallace in the Tolland, Windham and other Connecticut locations. The earliest record is in the 1790 census where he is in Ballstown, New York. There is a second Nathaniel Wallis (1743-1814) living in Pittstown (just next door), Rensselaer, New York at the same time. The second Nathaniel Wallis is where I found the reference to my question above.