285. Deacon Joel6 Wallingford (David5, Jonathan4, Nicholas3, Nicholas2, Nicholas1) was born in Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire 22 January 1784.(1924) Joel died 19 July 1841, in Claremont., Sullivan County, New Hampshire.(1925)
He married twice. He married first, Sarah Goodridge, 4 March 1813, in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.(1926) Sarah was born about 1784.(1927) Sarah died 22 August 1815, in Cavendish, Windsor County, Vermont.(1928) She was buried in the Twenty Mile Stream Cemetery in Cavendish.
He married second, Elizabeth Clark Low, 15 August 1819.(1929) Elizabeth was born 18 September 1784, in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.(1930) Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Low and Jemima. Elizabeth died 25 October 1873, in Claremont., Sullivan County, New Hampshire.(1931)
His name was spelled Wallingsford in most records. Joel was a Baptist church Deacon and had lived in Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky for some time, having moved to Claremont, N.H. about ten years before his death. This according to an obituary in a Marshall, Michigan newspaper (where his brother Jonathan lived). The death notice also states that "he represented this town in the Legislature, 1837-1838."(1932)
The 1820 census of Lexington, Kentucky shows Joel Wallingford in a household with only two individuals, a male and a female aged 26-44, who are likely Joel and his wife(1933). Where his two daughters were living is unknown at present.
They had moved from Kentucky by 1830, because the census found them in Claremont that year. The family consisted of six individuals: one boy age 10-14, one male in his twenties one male in his forties, one female 10-14, one female 15-19, and one female in her forties.(1934) The two individuals in their forties are likely Joel and his second wife Elizabeth, and the two girls are likely their daughters Sarah and Elizabeth. Who the two younger males are is unknown at present. Given the fact that there are no children under 10 it appears that Joel and his second wife had no children, or at least none that had lived. In 1840 they were still in Claremont with one male in his fifties (Joel), one female in her twenties (daughter Elizabeth) and one female in her fifties (wife Elizabeth).(1935) By 1850 Joel had died and Elizabeth was 66-years old and living in Claremont in the family of Albert Cowles, 34, and wife Rebecca.(1936) In 1860 she was in the same family, age 75.(1937) It is unknown at present whether or not she was related to this Cowles family. In the 1870 census, age 86, Elizabeth was found with the family of Hiram Webb, 52, and wife Betsey.(1938) Again, the relationship, if any, is unknown.
Deacon Joel Wallingford and Sarah Goodridge had the following children:
+ 419 i. Sarah Goodridge7 Wallingford was born 12 June 1814.
420 ii. Elizabeth Wallingford was born in Plymouth, Windsor County, Vermont 4 July 1815.(1939) Elizabeth died 10 October 1860.(1940) She apparently never married, as she is called Elizabeth 'Wallingford' in the family Bible record of her death.