302. Mary6 Wallingford (David5, Peter4, John3, John2, Nicholas1) was born in Milton, Strafford County, New Hampshire 19 October 1798.(2049) Mary died 5 January 1868, in Milton, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(2050) She was buried in the Tasker Cemetery on Plummer's Ridge, in Milton, N.H.
She married Nahum Tasker, in April 1825, in Milton, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(2051) Nahum was from Dover and Mary from Milton when they were married.
Nahum was born 30 June 1807?, in Strafford, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(2052) However he was 46 in the 1850 census and 57 in the 1860 census, suggesting a birth date more in the vicinity of 1803. In addition, Strafford wasn't incorporated until 1820, even though it had been settled before the Revolution. Nahum was the son of Nathaniel Tasker and Elizabeth.
Nahum died 12 July 1888, probably in Milton, N.H..(2053) He was buried in the Tasker Cemetery on Plummer's Ridge, in Milton, N.H.
All we know of her parentage comes from the Milton Town Report record of her death that gives her parents' names as D. Wallingford and Sarah -----. This is very probably David and Sarah (Corson) Wallingford, as we know that they did have a daughter Mary. Her husband Nahum Tasker worked for a time in the shop of Levi Jones in Milton. Jones kept an account book that can be found at the University of New Hampshire Library in its Special Collections room. There isn't any important genealogical information in it but it doesn't frequently mention Nahum Tasker and his employment in the store and items that he purchased. The family of Nahum and Mary Tasker appears in the 1850 census of Milton. Nahum, 46, born in N.H. was a farmer on a farm worth $500. Mary was aged 50, also born in N.H. Four children -- George, 20, Abby A., 15, Clary, 12, and Hiram, 9 -- were living with them, all born in N.H.(2054) In 1860 the family is still in Milton on a $600 farm with personal property worth $500. Nahum is 57 and Mary 60, and with them are Clara W., 21 and Hiram H., 19(2055). They were living next door to two David Wallingford families, one her brother and the other her nephew. Her brother David was married to Mary Ann Tasker, who is likely a sister of Nahum's.
Mary Wallingford and Nahum Tasker had the following children:
453 i. Abigail W.7 Tasker was born probably in Milton, N.H. July/August 1825. (Gravestone) Abigail died 9 October 1826, probably in Milton, N.H..(2056) She was buried in the Tasker Cemetery on Plummer's Ridge, in Milton, N.H.
454 ii. Mary Abbie Tasker was born probably in Milton, N.H. Nov/Dec 1829. (Gravestone) Mary died 1 April 1858, in Milton, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(2057) She was buried in the Tasker Cemetery on Plummer's Ridge, in Milton, N.H.
Her gravestone reads Mary Abbie while the Milton Town Report record of her death calls her Abby A. The latter source also states that she was a teacher. The 1850 census has an Abby A. in this family but she is 15 years old there, implying birth in 1835 rather than 1829, so these may be two different people.
455 iii. George W. Tasker was born in New Hampshire about 1830. His date and place of birth are based on the 1850 and 1870 censuses. In the former(2058) he appears as a 20-year old shoemaker and member of the family of Nahum and Mary (Wallingford) Tasker. He might not be their child, but it appears reasonably likely so he is tentatively included here. He wasn't with the family in 1860 and this researcher hasn't looked hard for him in that year's census, but a likely candidate for this individual was located in Milton in 1870 where he is 40 years old with what appears to be a wife and two children.(2059) He married Lydia S. Jones, 20 September 1855, in Lebanon, York County, Maine.(2060) Lydia was born about 1832, in New Hampshire. (Based on the 1870 census)
They appear together in the 1870 census of Milton, N.H.(2061)
457 v. Hiram H. Tasker was born in New Hampshire about January 1841. (Place from the 1850 and 1860 censuses, which suggest a birthdate of 1841. More precise date comes from age on gravestone. He gave his age as 26 when married, however.) Hiram died 25 December 1912, in Berwick, York County, Maine.(2062) Shackford gives Hiram's death from the Berwick vital records and the parents names are given as "Nathan" and Mary Tasker. His age at death was 71-11-0. He married Jennie M. Wiggin, 28 October 1866, in Lebanon, York County, Maine.(2063)
Jennie was born about 1844.(2064) (She was 22 when married) Jennie was the daughter of Tobias Wiggin.