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283. Ebenezer Blodgett6 Wallingford (David5, Jonathan4, Nicholas3, Nicholas2, Nicholas1) was born in Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire 5 October 1780.(1883) Ebenezer died 18 February 1855, in Claremont., Sullivan County, New Hampshire.(1884)

He married Mary Hildreth, 20 October 1803, probably in Dublin, N.H..(1885) Mary was born 6 July 1784, in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.(1886) The source only says "Newbury" and mentions no state. It may not be Mass. but probably is, although her birth doesn't appear in the published Newbury vital records. Another source says she was born in Dublin, N.H.(1887)

Mary died 21 April 1868.(1888) According to the History of Dublin she was the daughter of the wife of Timothy Warren by her first husband, and her sister married Alexander Robbe of Peterborough, N.H.(1889)

From the History of Marlborough, NH, p.673: "He was a blacksmith, and resided in Dublin [N.H.] until 1812, when he came to Marlborough, and located first on the Walter Capron place, in what is now Roxbury [N.H.]. After a few years' residence there, he removed to the village, and plied his trade in the old shop that formerly stood on 'Library Square'." On p.222 it states that the family moved to Claremont, N.H. in 1827. The History of Dublin states that he moved to town in 1801, moved to Roxbury, NH in 1812, and resided in Claremont, NH when the book was written in 1855.(1890) Roxbury was a part of Marlborough until 1812. He and his wife Mary were listed in the 1850 census of Claremont, N.H., with Ebenezer's occupation given as blacksmith. (Source: A 22 April 2000 posting to the WALLINGFORD-L email list on, Census p.180.)

Ebenezer Blodgett Wallingford and Mary Hildreth had the following children:

child + 407 i. Elvira7 Wallingford was born 4 or 24 August 1804.

child + 408 ii. Mary H. Wallingford was born 10 August 1806.

child + 409 iii. George Wallingford was born 17 July 1808.

child 410 iv. Sarah M. Wallingford was born in Dublin, Cheshire County, New Hampshire 27 May 1810.(1891) Sarah died 10 March 1894.(1892) She married Frederick Handerson, 17 February 1833.(1893) He is said to be "of Claremont", N.H. by the History of Marlborough, N.H.

child 411 v. Rev. Philander Wallingford was born in Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire 6 June 1812.(1894) Philander died of stomache cancer, 6 August 1887, in Claremont., Sullivan County, New Hampshire.(1895) He married Caroline Matilda Treadwell, 1 January 1838, in Newmarket, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.(1896) Caroline was born 17 August 1811, probably in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.(1897) Her parents lived in Portsmouth until 1814 when they moved to Newmarket, NH. They lost most of their property in the "great fire" in Portsmouth in 1813.(1898) Caroline was the daughter of Captain Charles Treadwell and Elizabeth Drowne.

Caroline died of general paralysis, 2 September 1894, in Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, at 83 years of age.(1899)

A six page biographical sketch of Philander appears in the History of Marlborough, N.H., pp. 221-226. He did his Preparatory studies at Chelsea, Vermont High School and Newmarket Academy. He was licensed to exhort at Hartland, Vermont in 1841 and to preach, at Brookfield, Mass. in 1842. He was a minister with the Methodist Episcopal Church, first in Brookfield, Mass. in 1842, and later in the following Massachusetts towns: Natick, Barre, South Barre, Winchendon, North Brookfield, Shelburne Falls, and Holyoke. In 1856 he returned home to Claremont, N.H. to a home on Central Street, but for many years continued to preach in many other places, including Rochester, Rye, South Newmarket, Walpole, Cornish and Goshen, N.H., and in North Hartland and Weathersfield Bow, Vermont. He was ordained deacon by Bishop Janes, at Lowell, Mass, in 1845, and elder by Bishop Morris, at Boston in 1850. At the time the Marlborough history was published in 1881, both he and his wife were still alive. It makes no mention of children.(1900)

He was listed in the 1850 census of Winchendon, Mass. The individual who extracted the census record gave his age as 28, and he was living with an unknown 35 year old person born in N.H., as well as a woman named Ann M. Stone, 27, born in Maine. This should be rechecked.(1901)

child 412 vi. Elizabeth L. Wallingford was born in Roxbury, Cheshire County, New Hampshire 8 September 1814.(1902) Elizabeth died 5 May 1836, in Claremont., Sullivan County, New Hampshire.(1903)

child 413 vii. Frances Wallingford was born in Roxbury, Cheshire County, New Hampshire 23 September 1816.(1904) Fannie died 14 August 1848.(1905) She married Alanson Way, 8 September 1839.(1906) Alanson was born 2 March 1816.(1907) Alanson was the son of Rev. Nathaniel O. Way and Elizabeth Gunnison. According to the history of Marlborough, N.H. he was from Claremont, N.H. Alanson had three children by his second wife.(1908) They probably had no children.(1909)

child 414 viii. Catharine Wallingford was born in Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire 1 February 1819.(1910) She married John F. Mellen, 3 January 1841.(1911) According to the history of Marlborough, N.H. he was from Claremont, N.H.

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