610. John O.8 Wallingford (Zimri Scates7, Samuel6, David5, Peter4, John3, John2, Nicholas1) was born in Somersworth, Strafford County, New Hampshire about 1842.(3151) His age was 8 in the 1850 census and 19 in the 1860 census, and he was 30 when he died. John died 23 March 1872, in Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, at 29 years of age.(3152) He died of disease contracted during his war service(3153) and was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery in Dover, N.H.(3154)
He married Nellie P. Cook, 4 October 1864, in Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(3155) Nellie was born 26 February 1844, in Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(3156) Nellie was the daughter of Jedediah Cook and Lucinda Harris. Nellie died of tuberculosis, 24 May 1911, in Weston, Mass..(3157) She had suffereed from chronic bronchitis for the last 18 years of her life. Nellie was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery in Dover, N.H.(3158) on May 27th.
John served in the military. He was still a resident of Dover, N.H. when he enlisted in the 15th Regiment N.H. Volunteers on 15 October 1862, mustered in as a Sergeant Major. On the following January 18th he was appointed as Lieutenant. He mustered out in August but joined back up in the 18th N.H. in September 1864 as a Captain. He remained thus until the Civil War was over.(3159) He was severely wounded in an assault on Port Hudson, Louisiana on 14 June 1863.(3160) The siege of Port Hudson took place between 21 May and 9 July. In cooperation with Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's offensive against Vicksburg, Union Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Bank's army moved against the Confederate stronghold at Port Hudson on the Mississippi River. On May 27, after their frontal assaults were repulsed, the Federals settled into a siege which lasted for 48 days. Banks renewed his assaults on June 14 but the defenders successfully repelled them. On July 9, 1863, after hearing of the fall of Vicksburg, the Confederate garrison surrendered, opening the Mississippi River to Union navigation from its source to New Orleans. Total estimated casualties were 5,000 Union and 7,208 Confederate.(3161) He was a 19-year old machinist living with his parents in 1860 when the census of Dover was taken.(3162) His widow Nellie's death certificate stated that her residence was in Dover, N.H., formerly of Wayne, Maine.
John O. Wallingford and Nellie P. Cook had the following children:
757 i. Alice M.9 Wallingford was born in Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire 27 December 1869.(3163) (Date from gravestone) Alice died of consumption, 7 September 1886, in Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(3164) She was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery in Dover, N.H. She apparently never married as her name is Wallingford on her gravestone.(3165)
758 ii. William G. Wallingford was born in 1871. (Gravestone) William died in 1942. He was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery in Dover, N.H.(3166) He married Nellie A. Gott or Tucker, 5 December 1923, in Maine.(3167) They were both living in Wayne, Maine when they got married.
Nellie was born in 1872. Her name and birth year appear on a gravestone in Pine Hill Cemetery in Dover along with her husband William G. Wallingford, but there is no death date so she may be buried elsewhere, or else the transcript from which the record is taken was made before she died.(3168) The Maine marriages index lists her under both Gott and Tucker, meaning she was married at least once before, but which is her maiden name and which is the name of her first husband, is presently unknown.