5. Sarah2 Wallingford (Nicholas1) was born in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts 20 or 29 May 1661.(92) The published Newbury Vital Records give the date as the 20th from the town records with a note that court records give the date as May 29th, but the original records on microfilm are torn so that only the first digit is visible. Whether or not they were torn when the published records were compiled is unknown. Sarah died 9 February 1682, in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.(93)
She married Caleb Hopkinson, 25 November 1679, in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.(94) Caleb was born 19 February 1648/9, in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.(95) ("19 12mo 1648") Caleb was the son of Michael Hopkinson and Ann.
Caleb died 17 April 1721, in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.(96) On 3 November 1709 Caleb was a signatory to a petition of the children of the late Nicholas Wallingford to the Massachusetts government. This petition is described in more detail under Nicholas' record.(97)
Sarah Wallingford and Caleb Hopkinson had the following child:
23 i. Caleb3 Hopkinson Jr. was born in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts 7 January 1681. Caleb died 9 November 1730, in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.(98) His death record from the Bradford Second Congregational Church in East Bradford (later Groveland) reads, "bro't to his end by the turning over of a Cart on him." He was buried in the old cemetery in East Bradford (now Groveland), Mass.(99) He married Martha Spofford, 19 December 1705, in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.(100)
Martha was born 16 May 1686.(101) Martha was the daughter of John Spaford and Sarah Wheeler. Martha died 22 May 1735, probably in Bradford, Mass.. She was buried in the old cemetery in East Bradford (now Groveland), Mass.(102) The Spofford genealogy states that she married second Ebenezer Kimball and died 9 November 1730, being buried in the Groveland, Mass. cemetery. This date is a mistake and is actually the death date of her first husband Caleb Hopkinson. He was called "Ensign" Caleb. They had nine children.(103) In 1727 he was awarded guardianship of his late cousin Nicholas Wallingford's 14-year old son David.(104)