93. Margaret4 Wallingford (Col. Thomas3, John2, Nicholas1) was born probably in Dover, New Hampshire about 1716 to 1718. Her birth date is an estimate based on the facts that she had her first child in 1741 and four of her younger siblings were born between 1720 and 1726. She couldn't have been born after 1726 and still had a child in 1741. Margaret died before 21 February 1803, probably in Berwick, Maine, at approximately 85 years of age. One source(868) states that she was called deceased in the division of her father's estate in 1789, but this is untrue. Her 1794 will was probated on 21 February 1803.
She married James Goodwin, about 1740. James was born in Berwick, York County, Maine.(869) James was the son of Thomas Goodwin and Mehitable Plaisted. They lived in the part of Berwick that is now South Berwick, Maine. Margaret received property from the estate of her father in the three divisions of the estate made on 10 September 1772, 10 October 1772 (Maine lands), and 8 December 1779. First there was about 87 acres in Somersworth. Also all the "Thatch Bed" that belonged to her father at the time of his death, existing at a place called Cocheco Point. Also about 13 acres originally purchased from Ensign John Tibbets in Somersworth.(870) In Maine she received 28 acres from the Great Farm, plus 100 acres in Berwick Commons above Little River (Lot 2, 3rd Range), plus that part of the right of land in Lebanon her father purchased of Joseph Peve, plus one quarter of her father's interest in a saw mill and privileges at Salmon Falls in Berwick.(871) In the 1779 division she received 1/13 part of the 3d division lot in Meredith and 1st division lot in Wakefield. Also 20 acres of 2nd division lot in Sanbornton, joining 15 acres already given to Hannah Brown above. Also 160 acres in New Durham Gore being number 9 in a drawn lot plan attached to the record of the division.(872)
The will of Margaret Goodwin of Berwick, widow, "being advanced in years" was written on 14 February 1794, and she signed with her mark. Some of the major bequests were as follows: To her son Jedidiah Goodwin went 1/2 of her right in reversion unto the third set off to Madam Elizabeth Wallingford, widow of her father, within the town of Portsmouth. To her son Amos Wallingford Goodwin, about a half acre lying within his fence taken off from the corner of the land she bought of William Hight, 1/3 of her thatch beds in Somersworth set off to her out of her father's estate, and her right unto her grandfather Clement's estate. To her son Silas Goodwin about 11 acres being the land she bought of William Hight excepting the piece that went to son Amos, about 10 acres she bought of John Plaisted, half of the 18 acres she bought from her son Amos, half of the 5 acres she bought from David Moore, all this land being in Berwick, and 1/3 of her thatch beds in Somersworth. To her son Thomas Goodwin, her half of the dwelling house and barn where she then lived, about 15 acres she bought from her son Amos, about 20 acres she bought from Capt. Thomas Wallingford, half of 18 acres of marsh she bought from her son Amos, half of about 5 acres she bought from David Moore, all this land lying in Berwick, and 1/3 of her thatch beds in Somersworth. He also received almost all of the livestock. To her daughter Margaret Hodson, 100 acres above Little River in Berwick that came from her father's estate, 1/3 of her right in the thirds set off to Madam Elizabeth Wallingford, her father's widow, except that part in Portsmouth which she gave to her son Jedidiah and daughter Mehetabel. To her daughter Mehetabel Chadbourn, about 12 acres she bought of Nathan Lord Esq adjacent her husband Thomas Chadbourn's and Col. Benjamin Chadbourn's land, and half of her right of reversion in the thirds set off to Madam Elizabeth Wallingford lying in Portsmouth. To her daughter Olive Gray, one third of her right in reversion in the thirds set off to Madam Elizabeth Wallingford, except that part in Portsmouth. To her daughter Mary Hall, one third of her right in reversion in the thirds set off to Madam Elizabeth Wallingford, except that part in Portsmouth. She also gave one milk cow to each of her four daughters, and divided her household furniture, wearing apparel and personal effects equally amongst the daughters. The will was witnessed by Richard Shackley Jr., Jedidiah Lord, Moses Goodwin, and Ebenezer Sullivan, and was probated on 21 February 1803. Her son Thomas Goodwin and son-in-law Captain Thomas Hodsdon were made executors.(873)
Margaret Wallingford and James Goodwin had the following children:
191 i. Margaret5 Goodwin was born probably in Berwick, Maine before 27 February 1741/2. Margaret died 21 September 1825, at 84 years of age. Date from gravestone. She was buried in a private cemetery along Cranberry Meadow Road in Berwick, Maine.(874) She married Thomas Hodsdon Jr., 30 October 1763.(875)
Thomas was born before 10 June 1739. Thomas may have died 4 April 1818?, at 78 years of age. His will was dated April 1810.(876) A Thomas Hodsdon died 4 April 1818, aged 80, and was buried in a private cemetery along Little River Falls Road in Berwick, Maine. The age suggests this Thomas, but his wife, who died eight years later, is buried in a different private cemetery.(877)
He was baptized 10 June 1739.(878) He was referred to as "Captain" Thomas in his mother-in-law's will dated 1794.
She was baptized 17 or 27 February 1741/2 in Berwick, York County, Maine.(879) On 1 April 1813 Thomas Hodsdon of Berwick, gentleman, and Margaret his wife "in her right", sold for $33 to Charles Cushing of Berwick, her share of the farm and homestead of Margaret's grandfather Thomas Wallingford of Somersworth, it having descended to her through her mother Margaret (Wallingford) Goodwin.(880) They resided at "Cranberry Meadow" in Berwick, now South Berwick, Maine and had eleven children.(881)
192 ii. Mehitabel Goodwin was born in Berwick, York County, Maine 24 April 1744.(882) Mehitabel died 12 September 1833. She was buried in the Old Fields Cemetery in South Berwick, Maine.(883) She married Thomas Chadbourne, 22 October 1767, in Berwick, York County, Maine.(884) (Stackpole's "Old Kittery" gives the date as the 20th, apparently in error.)(885)
She was baptized 29 April 1744 in Berwick, York County, Maine.(888) Thomas was a blacksmith. The Chadbourne genealogy states that there is evidence from a descendant's family records indicating that Mehitable was once taken by the Indians, but it doesn't go into any further details.(889) They had six children according to this genealogy, but the Goodwin genealogy says they had five.(890)
193 iii. Jedediah Goodwin was born before 18 May 1746. Jedediah died 1 July 1818, in South Berwick, York County, Maine.(891) He married Hannah Emery, 7 October 1771.(892) Hannah was born in 1756.(893) Hannah was the daughter of Rev. Joshua Emery and Adah Tidy.
194 iv. Olive Goodwin was born probably in Berwick, Maine before 28 May 1749. She married Nehemiah Gray, 19 March 1770, in Berwick, York County, Maine.(896)
195 v. Mary Goodwin was born before 4 February 1753. She married Dr. Ebenezer Hall, 1 April 1772, probably in Somersworth, New Hampshire. They were married by the Rev. James Pike of Somersworth. The diary of Somersworth schoolmaster Joseph Tate has the following entry: "Wed. April. 1st. 1772. Mr. Ebenezer Hall of Sandford Married to Mrs. Mary Goodwin of Berwick by the Revd. James Pike of Somersworth. Who Genteelly beg'd their Wedding dinner at Cap. T.W s at Somersworth, She was Daughter of Mr. James & Mrs. Margaret Goodwin of Berwick."(899) Cap. T.W. is most likely Capt. Thomas Wallingford, who was the uncle of the bride.
She was baptized 4 February 1753 in Berwick, York County, Maine.(900) On 31 March 1813 Ebenezer Hall of Alfred, Maine, husbandman, and Mary his wife "in her right" sold for $33.33 to Charles of Berwick their shares in the homestead of Thomas Wallingford of Somersworth. The land had descended to Mary through her mother Margaret, the daughter of said Thomas. Said land "being in common and undivided with the heirs to said estate and others". Witnesses were Abiel Hall and David Hall.(901)
He was baptized 13 April 1755.(904)
197 vii. Silas Goodwin was born before 8 June 1760. He married twice. He married first, Isabella Bragdon, 15 November 1780.(905) Isabella died probably by about 1800.(906) The Clement Genealogy says she was from York, Maine.
He was baptized 3 May 1764 in Berwick, York County, Maine.(914) A Goodwin Genealogy says he was baptized 14 January 1763.(915) The diary of Somersworth schoolmaster Joseph Tate has the following entry, which may or may not pertain to this Thomas: "Monday April 3, 1769. Mr. Thos. Goodwin of the Lower End of Berwick Dy'd (Henry Goodwins Father.)"(916)
199 ix. James Goodwin.(917) The History of Kittery states that he and his brother Samuel "are said to have been taken prisoners in the Revolutionary War and to have died in Halifax prison."
200 x. Samuel Goodwin.(918) The History of Kittery states that he and his brother James "are said to have been taken prisoners in the Revolutionary War and to have died in Halifax prison."