34. Samuel3 Wallingford (James2, Nicholas1) was born in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts 9 August 1693.(512) Samuel died 24 or 25 December 1739, in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.(513) The record in the published Rowley deaths reads the 24th, while a small slip of paper in Samuel's probate docket from his widow's accounting of the estate reads "for my Husband Samuel Wallings funeral charges who decest this Life December 25th 1739 10=00=0." (The latter figures indicate that the funeral cost 10 pounds.)
He married Lydia Poore, 25 December 1723, in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.(514) Lydia was born 14 March 1703/4.(515) Lydia and Samuel were cousins. Her parents were Joseph Poore and Mary Wallingford, with Mary being a daughter of the immigrant Nicholas.
Lydia died of "numb palsy", 21 May 1759, in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, at 55 years of age.(516) Samuel Wallingford was on a muster roll of men under the command of Col. Eleazar Tyng from 28 August to 29 November 1722.(517) It was during the period of time known as Lovewell's War or Dummer's War from 1721 to 1725, but the main engagements with the French and Indians took place in the last two years of that war. Samuel's service likely involved just local militia scouting parties and there was probably no actual fighting involved. At the most there were just small skirmishes in 1722.
Administration on the estate of Samuel Wallingford late of Rowley was granted to the widow Lydia on 29 January 1739/40. She gave bond with William Fisk and Benjamin Poor, both of Rowley. Lydia made her mark while the others signed. The inventory of the estate was taken on 14 February 1739/40 by Thomas Perrin, William Fisk and Benjamin Poor. The total value of the estate was established as £726 6s. This included 30 acres of land with a small house and barn. The widow Lydia Wallingford made her administrator's accounting on 14 March 1742 and as "Lydia Wallingford alias Jewet" made another on 8 April 1751. A division of the estate was finally made in April 1751 by Deacon William Fisk, Samuel Johnson, Benjamin Poor, Daniel Tenney and Benjamin Stickney. One third of the estate was set off to the widow Lydia Wallingford alias Jewett and the other two thirds was divided into five equal parts. Lydia received the west end of the dwelling house and southwest part of the barn on land bounded by Benjamin Poor and Joseph Swett. Also 11 acres on the other side of the road bounded by Benjamin Poor and Thomas Lull. The other two thirds of the estate was on the north side of the road and included two thirds of the house and barn, as well as land bordering that of Jonathan Thorla and Joseph Bailey. This was divided into five equal lots.(518) On 14 March 1742/3 guardianship of his sons Joseph, Samuel and Benjamin, all minors under fourteen years of age, was granted to Samuel Jewett of Rowley, presumably the same Samuel Jewett who married the widow Lydia Wallingford the following month. The widow witnessed the bond that Samuel Jewett, William Fisk and Benjamin Poor placed for the guardianship.(519) For more information on Lydia's marriage to Samuel Jewett see the record for her under her parents.
Samuel Wallingford and Lydia Poore had the following children:
113 i. Bethiah4 Wallingford was born in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts 23 September 1724.(520) Bethiah may have died of consumption, in May 1786, in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, at 61 years of age.(521) This death is for the "widow" of Ezra Clough, so may be our Bethiah, but there is a marriage for an Ezra Clough and Sara Pearson in the Newbury records for 1 Dec 1762(522) so Sara could be the widow referred to here if it is the same Ezra. There may be two Ezra's, however, as there is also a baptism in the Byfield church records for Molly, daughter of Ezra, Jr. in 1763(523).
She married three times.
She married first, Amos Pearson, 2 February 1747, in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.(524) Amos was from Newbury and Bethiah was from Rowley when they were married.
Amos was born 22 March 1717/18, in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.(525) The Jewett Genealogy states that he was born in Ipswich but this is in error.(526) Amos was the son of Lt. Stephen Pearson and Hannah Jewett.
Amos died 9 March 1748/9, in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.(527) The Byfield church records state that he died "suddenly". Amos may have been married before, as there are several births just before 1747 in Newbury to Amos and Mary Pearson. However there is no marriage record in Newbury for Amos and Mary, nor is there a death record for a Mary Pearson wife of Amos.
She married second, Samuel Duty Jr., 14 November 1749, in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.(528) Samuel was born 20 May 1726, in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.(529) Samuel was the son of Samuel Duty and Ruth Tenney. Samuel died in 1756, in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.(530) She married third, Ezra Clough, 15 March 1759, in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.(531) They were both "of Byfield-Rowley" at the time of their marriage. There are no Pearson or Duty children recorded for her in the Newbury records. She may have had two children with Ezra Clough however. Byfield church records record the baptism of Samuel, son of Ezra Clough, on 8 March 1761 and Amos, son of Ezra on 9 May 1762.(532)
114 ii. Samuel Wallingford was born in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts 18 April 1727.(533) Samuel died before 24 November 1734. His parents had another child named Samuel baptized on that date.
He was baptized 23 April 1727 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.(534)
+ 115 iii. Joseph Wallingford was born before 22 March 1729/30.
116 iv. Mary Wallingford was born before 16 April 1732. Mary probably died prob. 9 or 15 April 1736, in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.(535) There are two separate death records for a child of Samuel, one on April 9th and another on April 15th. These are presumably for Mary and the second Samuel, but it can't be proven.
She was baptized 16 April 1732 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.(536) The Wallingford genealogy by Charles Wallingford states that it was this Mary who married first Calvin Neal and second Daniel Wentworth.(537) Shackford claims that it was Mary of the seventh generation, daughter of Samuel and Sally (Worster) Wallingford.(538) Shackford gives a marriage date in 1832 for her second marriage which, if true, would eliminate this Mary from any possibility of being the one, since she was born in 1732.
Mary may not have died young. The division of the estate made in 1751 gave one third of the estate to the widow and the other two thirds was divided five ways. If Mary was deceased that would only leave four other children, so who was the fifth share for?
117 v. Samuel Wallingford was born before 24 November 1734. Samuel died before 16 April 1737, in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts. His parents had another child named Samuel baptized on that date. He likely died on either April 9 or 15, 1736, as there are two separate Rowley death records for children of Samuel on those dates. The other is probably his sister Mary.(539)
He was baptized 24 November 1734 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.(540)
118 vi. Samuel Wallingford was born in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts 3 April 1737.(541) Samuel died 13 August 1757. He was baptized 16 April 1737 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.(542) On 14 March 1742/3 guardianship of Joseph, Samuel and Benjamin Wallingford, all minors under 14 years of age and children of Samuel Wallingford late of Rowley, was granted to Samuel Jewett of Rowley. Samuel was their stepfather.(543)
On 8 April 1751 Richard Stewart, husbandman, and Joseph Wallingford, yeoman, both of Rowley, with John Sargent of Newbury, gave bond for guardianship of Samuel Wallingford, a minor upward of 14 years of age, son of Samuel Wallingford late of Rowley. Guardianship was granted to Richard Stewart.(544)
Samuel served in the military for three years during the French and Indian Wars, eventually losing his life after the capitulation of the English Fort William Henry at Lake George, New York. His first service was as a private in Cap. Edmond Morse's Co. from 25 April to 24 October 1755. On the muster roll it says he was a servant of R. Toppan of Newbury.(545) He likely served on the expedition to attack the French forts in the Lake George area of New York. Several battles were fought in the area that fall resulting in some English victories, but not the capture of the French Fort St. Frederic, which was at Crown Point. The following year he signed up again, entering service on 10 March 1756 under Capt. John Kingsbury and Col. Jonathan Bagley, and serving for 39 weeks until 7 December. This was once again an expedition to the Lake George area(546). Bagley's troops spent the summer at Fort William Henry and Fort Edward and saw only small local skirmishes.(547) The fighting in 1756 did not go well for the British, resulting the the loss of two northern forts to the French. In 1757 he was still a private from Newbury, listed as a servant of Elder Toppin. He mustered on 11 March in Capt. Israel Davis's company and served for more than 22 weeks until his death on 13 August. On the muster roll of Capt. Davis's company is the note that these soldiers were "not in ye capitulation"(548). This is likely referring to the surrender of Fort William Henry at the southern end of Lake George in New York, which took place on 9 August 1757. Not all of the British forces surrendered at the Fort on that day, so Samuel was likely with another group in the vicinity. The day after the surrender a terrible massacre of prisoners and sick by the Indian allies of the French took place until it was stopped by the horrified Frenchmen. What caused Samuel's death three days later is unknown.
119 vii. Benjamin Wallingford was born in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts 4 June 1739.(549) Benjamin died 14 October 1805, in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts, at 66 years of age.(550) He married Alice Hardy, 9 December 1762, in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.(551) Alice was "of Bradford", Mass. at the time of their marriage. The Hardy Genealogy only states that she was "probably" the Alice Hardy who married Benjamin Wallingford. It is also not conclusively proven that this is the correct Benjamin for this marriage as well. He was called Benjamin "Jr." on his marriage record, presumably to distinguish him from uncle if this is the correct person.
Alice was born 29 September 1726, in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.(552) Alice was the daughter of Deacon William Hardy and Hannah Burbank. Alice died 12 November 1801, in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.(553)
He was baptized 10 June 1739 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.(554) On 14 March 1742/3 guardianship of Joseph, Samuel and Benjamin Wallingford, all minors under 14 years of age and children of Samuel Wallingford late of Rowley, was granted to Samuel Jewett of Rowley. Samuel was their stepfather.(555) Benjamin Wallingsford of Rowley was enumerated in the 1790 census with himself and two females in the household(556).
There has been some confusion between this Benjamin and his uncle Benjamin, as they both lived in Rowley for a time. Rowley marriage records have Alice Hardy marrying Benjamin Jr. and Rowley death records for Alice, wife of Benjamin, Jr. strongly suggest that it is this Benjamin, the younger, who married Alice Hardy and not the elder uncle. Another Rowley death for Mary, wife of Benjamin is for a woman who died in 1775 in her 66th year, meaning she was born about 1709 so clearly is more likely to be the wife of the uncle born in 1707 than the nephew born in 1739. The marriage of Benjamin and Mary Blaisdell in 1777 could in theory be for either man as Mary was born in 1729, but the will of Benjamin of Rowley dated 1795 mentions his wife "Elles", with his wife Alice dying in 1801. Benjamin the uncle's first wife died in 1775, two years before the marriage to Mary Blaisdell.
Benjamin Wallingford of Rowley created a will on 30 August 1795 in which he left his entire estate, real and person, to his wife "Elles", whom he chose as his administrator. The will was witnessed by Thomas, Joseph and Benjamin Merrill, and was signed by all three as well as Benjamin himself. This will was never used, however, as his wife Alice died in 1801, voiding it. When Benjamin himself died in 1805 he was declared intestate. Amos Jewett of Bow, N.H., yeoman, gave bond on 4 November 1805 with John Brocklebank and Solomon Nelson, both yeomen of Rowley, after which Amos was appointed administrator of the estate. This Amos is likely the son of Benjamin's mother's second husband Samuel Jewett by his previous wife, or a step-brother to Benjamin. The inventory of the estate was taken on 3 June 1806 by John Brocklebank, Solomon Nelson and David Tenney and showed a homestead consisting of a dwelling house, barn, shop and about 20 acres worth a total of $1500. Also mentioned were 7 acres of woodland worth $210, and 4 pews in the meetinghouse worth $60. There was a long list of personal belongings and the total value of the estate was $2389.64.(557)