289. Joshua6 Wallingford (John5, John4, John3, John2, Nicholas1) was born in Lebanon, York County, Maine about 1759.(1941) Based on his stated age 77 at the time of his death. (Place is from Chamberlain.) Joshua died after he "fell dead in the room", 24 November 1836, in Lebanon, York County, Maine, at 77 years of age.(1942)
He married twice. He married first, Dolly, by 1788.(1943) Dolly died of consumption, 31 March 1805, in Lebanon, York County, Maine.(1944) She was baptized in Lebanon, Maine as an adult on the 28th, three days before she died.(1945)
He married second, Sally Peavey, 26 December 1805, in New Durham, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(1946) They filed an intention of marriage in Lebanon, Maine on 5 December 1805.(1947) Their New Durham marriage record said that they were both of Lebanon, Maine. Sally was the daughter of Edward Peavey and Lucy.
Sally died after 24 November 1836. She was still alive when her husband died. Information on her parentage was taken out of the Peavey/Pevey Family genealogy by LeRoy D. Peavey. A Daniel Peavey married a Hannah Young in New Durham on 30 June 1805, just six months before Sally. Perhaps he is a relation. New Durham vital records recorded in the New Hampshire Genealogical Record articles by Ann Theopold Chaplin don't record Sally's birth or anything mentioning Edward or Lucy Peavey.
In 1790 he was living in Lebanon with one male under sixteen and three females.(1948) Apparently he had one boy and two girls at the time, although one or two of the females could be older relatives.
On 2 April 1804 Joshua was one of seven men chosen to be either hog reeve, fence viewer or field driver in the town of Lebanon, Maine. He doesn't appear again in the Lebanon town records until 3 April 1820 when he is once again one of ten chosen to be hog reeve, fence viewer or field driver. In neither case does it details which job went to which individuals.(1949)
In his 1873 history of Lebanon Samuel Wingate Jones writes about Joshua: "He was a son of John Wallingford and seems to have been a roving character. He made his first settlement on the lot Southeasterly of Daniel Stevens house on land now owned by Noah B. Lord. He lived there a few years and sold to Elisha Lord, who afterward lived there. Wallingford made his next settlement on the Easterly side of the road leading from West Lebanon to Great Falls, on land now believed to be owned by James B. Chamberlain. A few old apple trees and traces of an old cellar mark the place where his house stood. Here he resided for some time and then moved on the place where John Whitehouse had before made a settlement on the West side of the old highway near Berwick head line. In this place he died and his son, Lewis, inherited his property."(1950)
Chamberlain writes: "Hon. Samuel W. Jones in his History of Lebanon p. 250 states that Joshua Wallingford was a roving character. He says that Joshua first settled on the lot on the east side of the road in West Lebanon near Dr. Jones's birthplace. This property he sold to Elisha Lord and next settled on the easterly side of the Old Road from Merrows Corner to South Lebanon Village where Dr. Jones saw traces of an old cellar. Later he lived on the west side of the Old road from South Lebanon to Berwick town line. Here Joshua Wallingford died and his son Lewis inherited his propertly. I found that by 'two wives there were thirty-two children.' Joshua Wallingford drew school money in District N. 1, South Lebanon in 1812. He paid a tax of $9.68 in June 1825. He was taxed on a house and barn and seven acres of land on the western side of the town 17 Aug 1829.(1951) "
His obituary reads that he "fell dead in the room" and "had had two wives, one now living, and had 32 children by them." The fact that he had 32 children yet only one can be named leaves plenty of room for a lot of unattached Wallingfords running around the vicinity. Even Chamberlain, in his Lebanon, Maine Genealogies, only accounted for one child. This family is very poorly documented and much guesswork will be required to piece it together, if it is even possible at all.
Shackford lists five other children for this family, yet claims "Conjecture" as his only evidence. Three of these six are females with no further information: Salome, Ellen and Sally. Another is Daniel who married Lydia Wallingford and the fifth is Hannah who married Turner Whitehouse.(1952) Daniel is treated in this genealogy in the "Lebanon Wallingfords" appendix and Hannah in the "Unconnected Individuals" appendix. There is a Salome Wallingford in the "Unconnected Records" appendix, but Ellen and Sally are left out because I can find no evidence for their existence.
Joshua Wallingford and Dolly had the following child:
421 i. Male7 Wallingford was born about 1788. He died 24 October 1805, in Lebanon, York County, Maine, at 17 years of age.(1953) The Rev. Isaac Hasey of Lebanon stated in his diary that a son of Joshua, aged 17, died on this date "by a swelling in ye knee which spread to affect ye bone of ye leg".
Joshua Wallingford and Sally Peavey had the following child:
+ 422 ii. Lewis Wallingford was born 17 November 1814.