441. Susan7 Wallingford (Tobias6, John5, John4, John3, John2, Nicholas1) was born in Lebanon, York County, Maine 10 March 1808.(2533) (Date calculated from age at death of 87y 6m 28d, and fits with age given in 1850, 1860 and 1870 censuses of Farmington.) Susan died 7 October 1895, in Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(2534)
She married John D. Wallingford, 16 June 1833, in Lebanon, York County, Maine. They were married by the Elder David Blaisdell.(2535) She was of Alton, N.H. at the time of their marriage and he was from Lebanon.
John was born about 1810, in Maine. (Date based on 1850, 1860 and 1870 censuses of Farmington, N.H. The 1860 census said he was born in N.H. while the others said Maine.)
John died 26 February 1888, in Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(2536) Shackford claims that it was John, son of Aaron who died in Farmington on this date(2537) , but it is more likely to be the John who lived in Farmington 1850 through 1870, rather than the John from Lebanon in 1850.
His connection to the genealogy is unknown, but it is not unlikely that he was from one of the many Wallingford families in Lebanon, Maine. Lebanon genealogist George Walter Chamberlain claims that this John and Susan were living in Lebanon at the time of the 1850 census(2538) , but I believe that is a different John and Susan. This John and Susan appear in the Farmington censuses from 1850-1870 and are both ten or eleven years younger than the Lebanon couple. The John and Susan who married in Lebanon in 1833 are very likely the couple who later moved to Farmington, because based on the ages of their children in the 1850 census it couldn't be the Lebanon couple. In addition, the marriage record says Susan was from Alton, N.H., which would put them closer to Farmington. Susan's father Tobias was originally from Lebanon as well so John and Susan are likely first or second cousins.
There is a Civil War record for a John D. Wallingford that may or may not be him. The age given would be for someone born in 1818, but this person was from Farmington and, according to the war record, died in Farmington on 4 March 1888, only a few days off from the death date of our John D. The Civil War record states that he was born in Lebanon, and enlisted from Farmington on 15 August 1862 in the 10th N.H. Regiment, Company I. He was mustered as a private on 4 September 1862 and won a disability discharge on 16 November 1863 in Hampton, Virginia.(2539)
John and Susan Wallingford appear in the 1850 census of Farmington, N.H., with a daughter Martha [J.?], aged 16, born in Maine. In this census John, a farmer born in Maine is 40 and Susan, also born in Maine, is 42.(2540) Ten years later we have John D., 50, and Susan, 52, Wallingford still in Farmington, yet this time it says they were born in N.H. With them is living a Lola A. Hill, age 3, born in N.H.(2541) This Lola may be a grandchild, but relationships aren't recorded in the 1860 census. In 1870 they are still in Farmington. John D. is 60, born in Maine, and Susan is 62 born in N.H. With them now is Hortense Hill, age 9, born in N.H.(2542) Clearly some relationship to a Hill family seems likely.
Susan Wallingford and John D. Wallingford had the following child:
589 i. Martha J.8 Wallingford was born in Maine about 1834. (Based on the 1850 census of Farmington, N.H.) She may be the Martha J. Wallingford of Lebanon, Maine who married on 18 May 1851 in Farmington, N.H., John E. Keniston or Kennerson of Alton, N.H.(2543) It may also be the "other" Martha J., daughter of the "other" John and Susan Wallingford. There is much confusion in these two families due to their various appearances in census records, and they may, in fact, be the same family. There is even another Martha J. Wallingford, this time in the 1850 census of Somersworth, aged 16, born in Maine and living with the family of Samuel and Ann (Wallingford) Randall.(2544)