188. John5 Wallingford (Capt. Thomas4, Col. Thomas3, John2, Nicholas1) was born probably in Somersworth, New Hampshire 2 January 1765.(1648) John died before 2 September 1844, probably in Berwick, Maine. (Date his will was probated)
He married Elizabeth March, probably by 1790. The 1790 census of Berwick shows one adult male and one female, so John and Elizabeth were probably already married and living together.(1649)
Elizabeth was born 28 August 1764, in New Hampshire.(1650) Calculating her date of birth from the age on her gravestone would make it 13 August 1768. Place of birth comes from 1850 census. Elizabeth(1651) was the daughter of Capt. George March and Eunice Hill.
Elizabeth died 31 December 1851, in South Berwick, York County, Maine.(1652) Her place of death is taken from her obituary. She was buried in a private cemetery on the north side of the Salmon Falls Road in Berwick, Maine, believed to be the oldest burial lot in town.
She was living with her son Granville in Berwick, Maine in 1850.(1653) There is a death record for her mother, referred to as just "----- March, mother of John Wallingford's wife", who died in Berwick on 3 September 1824, aged 89.(1654)
A John Wallingford was chosen on 9 November 1789 to serve on the Petit Jury at the Inferior Court of Common Pleas in Dover, N.H.(1655) This is the most likely candidate to be the one, although if so he would have had to have moved there from Berwick for a time.
On 16 February 1813 John Wallingford of Berwick, gentleman, with his wife Elizabeth, for $62.50 from Charles Cushing of Berwick, sold his right to the homestead of his grandfather Thomas Wallingford of Somersworth.(1656)
John Wallingford of Berwick, gentleman, wrote his will on 30 March 1835 and signed it with his signature. He gave to his wife Elizabeth the use of 1/3 of his real estate during her natural life, half of his household furniture, 1/3 of his stock of cattle, sheep and swine, and the use of a horse as occasion may require. To his daughter Abigail Wallingford he gave the use of 1/6 of his real estate during the life of his wife and after her decease that would go to 1/3, so long as she remained unmarried. Also one cow, but in case of marriage, $75 to be paid her at that time and in one year after marriage another $50. Also one quarter of his household furniture. To his daughter Betsey, the wife of Major Andrew Goodwin, $50 in one year after his death. To his son Albert Wallingford, 1/3 of his livestock and 1/4 of his household furniture. Also the income and profits from 1/3 of his real estate during his natural life, the income and profits from which never to be liable to be taken by any creditor for the payment of any debt that the said Albert may hereafter contract, taxes only excepted. Finally to his son Granville C. Wallingford, whom he made his sole executor, the whole of his real estate after the decease of his wife, his daughter Abigail, and his son Albert. Also one third of his livestock. Witnesses to the will were Joseph Prime, John L. Currier and Henry Currier. It was probated on 2 September 1844.(1657)
John Wallingford and Elizabeth March were first cousins. His mother Abigail Hill and her mother Eunice Hill were sisters.
John Wallingford and Elizabeth March had the following children:
344 i. Abigail6 Wallingford was born 31 May 1792.(1658) Abigail died 7 July 1861.(1659) She was buried in a private cemetery on the north side of the Salmon Falls Road in Berwick, Maine, believed to be the oldest burial lot in town.
She apparently never married, as she is Abigail Wallingford on her gravestone. She is probably the Abigail Wallingford, age 52 and born in Maine, living with her brother Granville in 1850 in Berwick, Maine.(1660)
+ 345 ii. Elizabeth Wallingford was born 19 May 1794.
347 iv. Granville Clifford Wallingford was born 28 January 1799.(1663) Granville died in 1881.(1664) He married Mary Rogers, 4 March 1829, in Alfred, York County, Maine.(1665) Granville of Berwick and Mary of Alfred filed their marriage intention in Berwick on 13 February 1829.(1666)
Mary was born about 1797, in Massachusetts. (Based on the 1850 census of Berwick.)
She was still living in 1879. (Maine Families in 1790, v.3, p.290 (Source: Weeden Collection at NEHGS)
In his father's will Granville was made the sole executor, and received the whole of his real estate after the decease of his mother, his sister Abigail, and his brother Albert. Also one third of his livestock.(1667)
In 1850 Granville and Mary were living in Berwick, Maine. He was a farmer on a piece of land worth $5000, which was a lot for its day. Living with them were Granville's mother as well as a brother and sister and several other individuals: Mary J. Nason, 21, William A. Chadbourne, 13, Hannah Clough, 19, and Levi Ellis, 12.(1668) Granville was the guardian of William Augustus Chadbourne.(1669)
On 6 December 1850 Granville and his brother Albert witnessed the will of Samuel Goodwin of Berwick, yeoman.(1670)
In 1870 the census taken in Mitchell, Iowa included a G.C. Wallingford, age 71, a farmer born in Maine. He was listed as the head of a family that included Stilwells, Ropers and a Farnham. (Source: A 15 Feb 2000 posting to the WALLINGFORD-L email list on Rootsweb.com, Census p.161, family 1115.) No other Wallingfords were included, although on the next page there was a Mary Wallingford, perhaps his wife, living with a Norwegian family named Eiel. This Mary was 74 and said to have been born in New York. (Source: A 15 Feb 2000 posting to the WALLINGFORD-L email list on Rootsweb.com, Census p.161, family 1115.) Aside from the birth place for Mary, all these facts pretty closely match Granville and his wife Mary. More research is necessary.
348 v. Albert Wallingford was born 10 December 1803.(1671) In his father's 1835 will Albert received 1/3 of his livestock and 1/4 of his household furniture. Also the income and profits from 1/3 of his real estate during his natural life, the income and profits from which never to be liable to be taken by any creditor for the payment of any debt that the said Albert may hereafter contract, taxes only excepted.(1672) In 1850 he was living with his brother Granville, sister Abigail and mother Elizabeth in Berwick, Maine.(1673) On 6 December 1850 Albert and his brother Granville witnessed the will of Samuel Goodwin of Berwick, yeoman.(1674)