94. Hannah4 Wallingford (Col. Thomas3, John2, Nicholas1) was born in Dover, New Hampshire 5 May 1720.(919) Hannah died by September 1813. She was referred to as "the late widow Hannah Brown" in a deed from Ebenezer Ricker to Charles Cushing dated September 1813.(920)
She married John Brown, about 1751.(921) John was born before 11 July 1714, probably in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. John was the son of Charles Brown and Mary Mitchell. John died 7 March 1773, probably in Somersworth, New Hampshire. The diary of Somersworth schoolmaster Joseph Tate has the following entry: "Mr. Jno. Brown of Somersworth Dy'd on Sunday Evening Mar. th. 1773."(922) Is this the same John Brown? It could even be his son, although Hannah was a widow in 1779 so it is likely the father.
He was baptized 11 July 1714 at the North Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.(923) On 10 May 1760 Alexander Hodgsdon of Rochester, yeoman, sued John Waymouth and Peter Wallingsford, both of Rochester and John Brown of Somersworth, husbandmen, for £40 as a charge for cutting down and carrying away ten trees from Hodgsdon's land in Rochester on 30 April 1760. He was awarded the £40 and the court attached a chair worth 5s belonging to each of the defendants.(924)
Hannah 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 115 acres and buildings in Somersworth where Hannah and her husband were then living. Also 39 acres in Somersworth being part of the farm possessed by her brother Mark Wallingford.(925) In Maine she received 28 acres from the Great Farm, plus 50 acres in Berwick Commons (Lot 1, 10th Range below Little River), and 50 acres in the Commons (Lot 2, 5th Range), and 6 acres laid out to her father on 1 January 1731/2.(926) In the 1779 division she got 1/13 part of 10 acres in the first division in Sanbornton, plus 15 acres in the 2nd division in Sanbornton next to land given to Thomas Jr. above. Also about 222 acres in New Durham Gore being No. 3 in a drawn lot plan attached to the record of the division. Also the other half (with brother Thomas) of lot number 12 in Ossipee Gore, containing about 200 acres.(927)
On 26 October 1779 Hannah, as a widow living in Somersworth, and her son Charles, purchased land from her brother Ebenezer's widow Mary and their son Amos, for 10,000 pounds, 73 acres of land in Somersworth.(928)
Hannah Wallingford and John Brown had the following children:
201 i. John5 Brown was born 27 April 1752.(929) He married Patience Lord, 11 October 1772.(930) Patience was the daughter of Benjamin Lord. A John Brown is listed in both the 1790 and 1800 censuses of Somersworth, but the name is too common to determine if it is the same person.
202 ii. Paul Brown was born 24 August 1754.(931) Paul died 3 January 1820, in Berwick, York County, Maine.(932) His gravestone at Evergreen Cemetery in Berwick reads 1749-1819, both dates being in error.(933) He married Lydia Lord, 30 June 1773.(934)
Lydia was born in 1746.(935) (Gravestone) Lydia was the daughter of Benjamin Lord.
Lydia died 18 October 1826. She was buried in a small private cemetery in Berwick before being removed to the Evergreen Cemetery in Berwick, Maine to be buried with her husband.(936) Paul and Lydia had eight children.(937)
He may be the Josiah Brown listed in the 1800 census of Somersworth with one boy under ten, one male over 44, one girl under ten, two females 16-25 and one woman over 44.(940) There is no Josiah Brown in the 1790 census of Somersworth, but there are others in other locations in the state, as there are in 1800.
204 iv. Charles Brown was born 13 September 1761.(941) He married Sarah. She is mentioned in an 1802 deed.
On 26 October 1779 Charles and his widowed mother, both living in Somersworth, purchased land from his mother's brother Ebenezer's widow Mary and their son Amos. For 10,000 pounds they bought 73 acres in Somersworth.(942)
Charles Brown is enumerated in the 1790 census of Somersworth as having one male under 16 and five females in his family(943). In 1800 he is still living in Somersworth with four boys under 10, one aged 10-15, and one girl 10-15.(944) This seems to imply that he was unmarried at the time, so perhaps he had a wife before Sarah who was recorded as his wife two years later.
On 15 March 1793 Charles of Somersworth purchased 20 acres in Somersworth for 10 pounds from his cousin Amos Wallingford of Somersworth, yeoman. It was part of the land Amos purchased from Charles and his mother at an earlier date.(945)
On 10 March 1802 Charles of Somersworth, husbandman, with his wife Sarah, sold 81 acres of land in Somersworth to John Roberts, Jr., for $607.50.(946)