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67. Sarah4 Wallingford (Nicholas3, Nicholas2, Nicholas1) was born in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts 16 June 1704.(704) Sarah died after 1771. She was last mentioned in her husband's November 1771 will.

She married Joshua Roberts, probably by 1732. Their first child was born about 1732. Evidence for their marriage exists in various probate documents of her father and her brother Jonathan, as described below.

Joshua was born 11 October 1698.(705) Joshua was the son of Hatevil Roberts and Lydia Roberts. Joshua died 27 December 1771, probably in Somersworth, New Hampshire, at 73 years of age. The diary of Somersworth schoolmaster Joseph Tate says: "Friday Morn Dec. 27th. 1771 Mr. Josha. Roberts of Somersworth Dy'd."(706) On 27 March 1749 Sarah and Joshua Roberts of Dover, N.H. acknowledged receipt from the widow Martha Wallingford (widow of Sarah's brother Jonathan) "15 in full of ye bond being our part or share to fall off to us". Witnesses to the receipt were Samuel Palmer and Thomas Wallingford, the latter likely being Sarah's first cousin once removed, son of John Wallingford and grandson of the emigrant Nicholas.(707) "Sarah alias Roberts" was promised 15 11s in the division of the estate of her father Nicholas in 1736. A bond of her brother Jonathan on 4 July 1737 mentions his "Brother in Law Joshua Robards of Somersworth in right of his wife Sarah".(708)

Joshua had lands in the "new township at the head of Rochester" (probably Milton) wihch he sold shortly before he died. He was among those who signed a petition to set off Somersworth in 1729 and had pew number 13 in the Somersworth Church in 1730.(709)

Their family is included in the records of Somersworth schoolmaster Joseph Tate, made around 1767, and records all of the children below and their birth dates with the exception of Mary, who is not included.(710) Mary is included, however, in individual family records with both of her husbands. The Charles Wallingford genealogy states that Joshua and Mary were twins, both born on 13 July 1748, which is clearly in error.(711) Mary must have been the eldest child as in her father's 1771 will she is mentioned as his daughter Molly deceased, and it mentions her two children, the first of whom was born in 1751. Joshua's will dated 26 November 1771 was proved 11 January 1772 and mentions his wife Sarah, son Joshua (who was made executor), daughters Hannah Foss, Betty Roberts and Lydia Knight, and four grandchildren, children of his deceased children Thomas and Molly.(712)

Sarah Wallingford and Joshua Roberts had the following children:

child 156 i. Mary5 Roberts was born say 1732. Molly died by about 1762 when her second husband Job remarried, probably in Somersworth, New Hampshire. She married twice. She married first, Hatevil Roberts, in early 1749.(713) Mary and Hatevil had two children.(714)

Hatevil was born 16 July 1717.(715) Hatevil was the son of Samuel Roberts and Sarah Lord. Hatevil died about 1752. (Based on the birthdate of his last child in December 1752 and his widow's remarriage about 1753.)

She married second, Job Clements, about 1753, probably in Dover, New Hampshire.(716) Job and Mary had two children.(717)

Job was born probably about 1717, probably in Dover, New Hampshire.(718) Job was the son of James Clements and Sarah Wallingford. Job died before December 1810, probably in Dover, New Hampshire.(719) Administration on the estate of Job Clements of Dover was granted 1 December 1810.(720) He doesn't appear in the 1810 census. Both Job and Mary had a mother named Sarah Wallingford. Job's mother was granddaughter of the emigrant Nicholas and Mary's mother was great-granddaughter of the emigrant, so Job and Molly were second cousins once removed through the Wallingford line. Job began his life in the part of Dover which became Somersworth in 1754, and lived there until about 1772 when he removed to Rochester. He is listed in the 1790 census of both Rochester and Somersworth, perhaps because his farm straddled the border. In that census he is listed as living with two females. He was listed in Somersworth in 1800 with a male and female above 45 years and a female aged 26-45. At some point during the next ten years he moved back to Dover. He enlisted in Capt. John Tasker's Co., 31 July 1755, for the Expedition against Crown Point. Much more is written about him in the Clements genealogy.(721) Secondary sources often either neglect to mention Mary as a child of Joshua and Sarah Roberts or put her last in the family. She was actually their first child. Her parentage is proven by the will of her father Joshua Roberts who names his grandchildren Samuel and Olive Roberts, children of his deceased daughter Molly Roberts.(722)

child 157 ii. Hannah Roberts was born in 1735.(723) She married Unknown Foss. Hannah was referred to as Hannah Foss in her father's 1771 will.(724)

child 158 iii. Elizabeth Roberts was born 18 April 1737.(725) She married James Rollins Roberts.(726) James was born 24 April 1737.(727) James was the son of Ebenezer Roberts and Mary Rollins. James died 26 December 1833, in Somersworth, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(728) She was referred to as Betty Roberts in her father's 1771 will(729) , so one would suspect she was unmarried at that time unless, as did her elder sister Mary, she married a man named Roberts. This is actually quite possible because the diary of Somersworth schoolmaster Joseph Tate lists a family of "Mr. James Roberts's who Married Elizabeth Roberts".(730)

child 159 iv. Thomas Roberts was born in November 1740.(731) Thomas died 17 July 1769. From the diary of Somersworth schoolmaster Joseph Tate: "Monday July 17, 1769. Mr. Thomas Roberts son of Mr. Joshua Roberts of Somersworth Dy'd. Buried on Tuesday 18."(732) He married Elizabeth Fall, by 1766.(733) Tate's diary records their first child as born in 1766.

Elizabeth was born before 15 July 1739. She was baptized in Berwick, Maine on that date.(734) Elizabeth was the daughter of John Fall and Lydia Jones. Thomas and Elizabeth had two children, a son and a daughter.Their family is recorded in the "diary" of Somersworth schoolmaster Joseph Tate.(735)

child 160 v. Lydia Roberts was born 31 July 1743.(736) Lydia died after 1801.(737) She married John Knight, by 1764. She was called Lydia Knight in her father's 1771 will.(738) Their youngest child (recorded by Tate) was born in 1764.

John was born about 1742.(739) John was the son of Daniel Knight and Mehitable Libby. John died in July 1819, at 77 years of age.(740) Their family is recorded in the "diary" of Somersworth schoolmaster Joseph Tate. Four children are listed born between 1764 and 1772,(741) so they must have lived in Somersworth during that period. They later moved to Alfred, Maine, having a total of eight children in all.(742)

child 161 vi. Joshua Roberts was born 13 July 1746.(743) Joshua died 19 March 1822, in Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine.(744) He married twice. He married first, Joanna Wentworth, 8 December 1766.(745) Joanna was born in August 1750.(746) Joanna was the daughter of Mark Wentworth and Elizabeth Wentworth. Joanna died in 1785.(747) He married Elizabeth Hughes, after 1785.(748) Elizabeth had previously been married to a man named Nicols.(749) Joshua was made executor of his father's estate in 1772.(750) Somersworth schoolmaster Joseph Tate records four children for Joshua and Joanna born between 1768 and 1775, with the fourth dying the day she was born.(751) They had ten children in all, and he had one or more additional children by his second wife. Joshua was a captain during the Revolutionary War. He entered service in 1777 sa a first lieutenant in Capt. James Libby's Co. of Col. Stephen Evans' Regiment. He lived in Somersworth, NH and Brunswick, Maine, showing up in the latter place in the 1810 and 1820 censuses.(752)

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