18. Sarah3 Wallingford (John2, Nicholas1) was born in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts 29 December 1693.(378) Sarah died sometime after 31 October 1764. This was the date her husband's will was proved. She is not mentioned in the "diary" of Somersworth schoolmaster Joseph Tate, who recorded all or most of the families of Somersworth in 1767, but could have been living with one of her children at that point.
She married James Clements, about 1715.(379) James was born 26 March 1693/4, in Dover, New Hampshire.(380) James was the son of Job Clements and Abigail Heard. James died about 1764.(381) [His will dated 20 September 1758 was proved 31 October 1764.) Canney states that she married, "early as 1735" Joshua Roberts, son of Hatevil, but this is not correct.(382) It was a different Sarah Wallingford. The Clements Genealogy offers three pages of information on this family, some of which is excerpted here(383) : "James Clements inherited one hundred acres of land in Cocheco woods, later the town of Somersworth, from his father in 1716. He also became a proprietor of Rochester, N.H., but probably always lived in Somersworth. On 19 May 1743, his name appears in a list of freeholders in that town." "James Clements was a soldier in Captain [Thomas] Wallingford's company, 23 July 1746. He had previously served as a pilot for Captain Tibbett's scouting party, on 21 May 1744, and was a member of his brother, Captain Job Clements's, company of pressed and enlisted men in 1748. He was captured and carried into Canada, and returned with other New Hampshire men in Captain Drake's boat the schooner Success, from Quebec to Boston, in 1749. Some years after, the Council and Assembly of the Province of New Hampshire allowed James Clements and others, ninety-seven pounds, twelve shillings and ten pence in all as a recompense for their suffering and loss." This all likely occurred during King George's War. "James Clements was also a member of Captain Samuel Watts's company, from 15 May to 18 Dec., 1756. He served at Crown Point, under Captain Jacob Bayley, from 5 Mar. to 5 Nov. 1757." Most of the rest of the text in the Clements genealogy has to do with land transactions and James' will. His widow Sarah (Wallingford) Clements was given one quarter of the income of his homestead yearly during her widowhood, and if she were married again then the improvement of one third of his homestead during her natural life. She also received all his personal estate as household goods and stock of creatures, except for his gun, which went to their son Abner's son James. Finally she was bequeathed the use of his house during her widowhood, and if she were married again, then the use of one half of the house during her natural life. Their sons Job and Abner were directed to provide her with firewood.
Sarah Wallingford and James Clements had the following children:
85 i. Job4 Clements was born probably in Dover, New Hampshire probably about 1717.(384) Job died before December 1810, probably in Dover, New Hampshire.(385) Administration on the estate of Job Clements of Dover was granted 1 December 1810.(386) He doesn't appear in the 1810 census. He married three times.
He married first, Margaret Garland, about 1746, probably in Dover, New Hampshire.(387) Job and Margaret had no children.
Margaret was born about 1728.(388) Margaret was the daughter of Ebenezer Garland and Abigail Powell. Margaret died before about 1753, when Job remarried. Job married second, Mary Roberts, about 1753, probably in Dover, New Hampshire.(389) Job and Mary had two children.(390)
Molly was born say 1732. Molly was the daughter of Joshua Roberts and Sarah Wallingford. Molly died by about 1762 when her second husband Job remarried, probably in Somersworth, New Hampshire. Secondary sources often either neglect to mention Mary as a child of Joshua and Sarah Roberts or put her last in the family. She was actually their first child. Her parentage is proven by the will of her father Joshua Roberts who names his grandchildren Samuel and Olive Roberts, children of his deceased daughter Molly Roberts.(391)
Dorcas was born 30 November 1733, probably in Dover, New Hampshire.(394) Dorcas was the daughter of Ephraim Ricker and Dorcas Garland. Dorcas died sometime after 1800.(395) She appears to be living with Job in the 1800 census, but the family isn't found in the 1810 census. She may have been living with one of her children, however. Both Job and Mary had a mother named Sarah Wallingford. Job's mother was granddaughter of the emigrant Nicholas and Mary's mother was great-granddaughter of the emigrant, so Job and Molly were second cousins once removed through the Wallingford line. Job began his life in the part of Dover which became Somersworth in 1754, and lived there until about 1772 when he removed to Rochester. He is listed in the 1790 census of both Rochester and Somersworth, perhaps because his farm straddled the border. In that census he is listed as living with two females. He was listed in Somersworth in 1800 with a male and female above 45 years and a female aged 26-45. At some point during the next ten years he moved back to Dover. He enlisted in Capt. John Tasker's Co., 31 July 1755, for the Expedition against Crown Point. Much more is written about him in the Clements genealogy.(396)
86 ii. Abner Clements was born probably in Dover, New Hampshire probably about 1721.(397) Abner died 4 July 1773, probably in Somersworth, New Hampshire. From the diary of Somersworth schoolmaster Joseph Tate: "Mr. Abner Clements of Somersworth Dy'd on Sunday July ye 4th. & Buried on Monday July ye 5th. 1773".(398) He married Elizabeth Randall, about 1742, probably in Berwick, Maine.(399)
Elizabeth was born about 1720.(400) Elizabeth was the daughter of Richard Randall and Leah Stone. Elizabeth died after 18 April 1774. On that date Elizabeth Clements of Somersworth deeded land in Berwick, Maine inherited from her father Richard Randall.(401) Abner lived in Berwick, Maine and Somersworth, N.H. He served in the French and Indian War as a private in the trainband of the First Company of Militia in Berwick under Major John Hill in 1757. He and Elizabeth had four children. Much more is written about him in the Clements genealogy.(402) The author of this Wallingford genealogy descends from their eldest child.
87 iii. Abigail Clements was born probably in Dover, New Hampshire.(403) She was still living when her father wrote his will in 1758 but nothing is known of her life after that.
88 iv. Shuah Clements was born probably in Dover, New Hampshire.(404) She was still living when her father wrote his will in 1758 but nothing is known of her life after that.
89 v. Sarah Clements was born probably in Dover, New Hampshire.(405) She was still living when her father wrote his will in 1758 but nothing is known of her life after that.
90 vi. John Clements was born probably in Dover, New Hampshire say 1730.(406) John died 10 November 1757.(407) He married Mary, probably about 1755.(408) John was baptized with his sister Miriam in Dover on 22 May 1746.(409) He wouldn't have been an infant at the time. He served in the French and Indian War and was at Crown Point. He re-entered service 4 March 1757 in Capt. John Titcomb's Company, and probably served until his death.(410) His wife Mary was living, widowed, in Somersworth, when Tate enrolled the inhabitants in his diary in 1767. With her was Sarah Clements who was likely a daughter.(411) The Clements Genealogy says they had one child who probably died young, but Tate wouldn't have recorded the daughter Sarah if she were deceased so if she did die young it must have been after 1767.
91 vii. Miriam Clements was born probably in Dover, New Hampshire say 1733.(412) She was baptized with her brother John in Dover on 22 May 1746.(413) She wouldn't have been an infant at the time.(414) She was still living when her father wrote his will in 1758 but nothing is known of her life after that.
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