187. Thomas5 Wallingford (Capt. Thomas4, Col. Thomas3, John2, Nicholas1) was born probably in Somersworth, New Hampshire 11 December 1757.(1626) Thomas died before 26 October 1802. (The date administration of his estate was settled.)(1627) He and his wife were buried on their 100 acre homestead farm in Somersworth. When his homestead was auctioned on 11 April 1803 to pay debts a condition was put on the sale that all lands could be sold "excepting one square of land where the bodies of said Thomas Wallingford and his late wife are buried."(1628)
He married Hannah Lyman, 19 June 1793, in York, York County, Maine. They were married by the Rev. Isaac Lyman.(1629) Thomas of Somersworth and Hannah of York declared their intention to marry in York on 18 May 1793.(1630)
Hannah was born 6 April 1763, in York, York County, Maine.(1631) Hannah was the daughter of Job Lyman and Abigail Moulton. Hannah died before 8 January 1800, in Somersworth, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(1632) The Dover Enquirer of 8 January 1800 reports that Mrs. Wallingford, consort of Capt. Wallingford, died at Somersworth. This is likely our Hannah, but it is not proven. The 1800 census record for this family shows no females over 25 at a time when Hannah would have been 37. We do know that she was deceased by April 1803, however. Conditions attached to the auction estate sale of some of her husband's land after his death declared that their land in Somersworth could be sold "excepting one square of land where the bodies of said Thomas Wallingford and his late wife are buried", indicating that she was deceased by this time, 11 April 1803.(1633)
While residing in Belchertown, Mass. he served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War for nine months, beginning on 16 June 1778 upon his arrival in Fishkill, N.Y. He was described on the roll as age 20, 5 ft. 10 in. tall, and as having light hair and complexion. He served in Capt. Bodwell's Co., Col. Porter's Regiment.(1634)
On 8 August 1778 Thomas Wallingford Jr. certified that he had received of the Selectmen of Somersworth £10 Lawfull money it being a state bounty and promised to join General John Sullivan in an expedition against Rhode Island and stay one month if wanted. It was found that he was "made up" in Capt. Moses Yeaton's roll and the sum of £10 was deducted from his pay. On the return of Capt. yeaton's roll he enlisted 6 August and was discharged 28 August 1778.(1635)
The family of Thomas Wallingford is listed in the 1800 census of Somersworth with two boys under 10, one male 26-44, and two females 16-25.(1636) With his wife recently deceased the two females were likely relatives of he or his wife, or perhaps servants or child care help of some sort. There is also a slave living with the family.
The estate of Captain Thomas Wallingford of Somersworth was inventoried on 2 November 1802 and showed a homestead in Somersworth of 101 3/4 acres of land and buildings.(1637) On the preceding 26 October his brother John declined to take administration on the estate and requested that it go to Captain Ebenezer Ricker, Mariner, of Somersworth. This was granted the same day and bond was given with Nathan Lord, mariner, of Somersworth and Jacob Kittredge of Dover, physician.(1638) Ricker and Kittredge were Thomas and John's brothers-in-law.
On 7 November 1802 and again on 22 November 1805, Isaac Lyman of Portsmouth (1802) and York, Maine (1805), Esq., was appointed guardian to the minor children Job Lyman Wallingford and Thomas Ricker Wallingford.(1639) On 11 April 1803 his 100 acre homestead in Somersworth, excepting the plot of land on which he and his wife were buried, was sold at public auction to pay debts.(1640)
The LDS Ancestral File records a son George in this family, born about 1788, but there appears no evidence for such a child in the family. George isn't included in this family in Shackford.(1641) The Ancestral File record that puts him in this family is likely in error. He was not mentioned as one of the minor children of Thomas in his estate papers in 1802 and 1805.
Thomas Wallingford and Hannah Lyman had the following children:
342 i. Job Lyman6 Wallingford was born in 1793.(1642) On 7 November 1802 and again on 22 November 1805, Isaac Lyman of Portsmouth (1802) and York, Maine (1805), Esq., was appointed guardian to the minor children Job Lyman Wallingford and Thomas Ricker Wallingford.(1643) Nothing further is known of Job after this point.
343 ii. Thomas Ricker Wallingford was born about 1794.(1644) (Shackford probably based this approximate birth date on the 1811 death at age of 17, so this birth date is not evidence to prove that he died in 1811) Thomas may have died 1 November 1811, in Berwick, York County, Maine, at 17 years of age.(1645) The death record states that he died at the house of William Lambert in the 17th year of his age. On 7 November 1802 and again on 22 November 1805, Isaac Lyman of Portsmouth (1802) and York, Maine (1805), Esq., was appointed guardian to the minor children Job Lyman Wallingford and Thomas Ricker Wallingford.(1646)
Is this Thomas Wallingford the same person who married Anna McCrillis and had a large family in Berwick, Maine? Charles Wallingford feels that they were.(1647) If so he obviously wasn't the one who died in 1811 aged 17. But for the time being this other Thomas and his family are presently left as unconnected.
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