433. Jonathan7 Wallingford (Garland6, John5, John4, John3, John2, Nicholas1) was born about 1796/98. (Based on age of 84 on gravestone and 52 in the 1850 census.) Jonathan died 30 November 1880, in Berwick, York County, Maine.(2466) He was buried in a private cemetery on the north side of Blaisdell's Corner Road in Berwick, Maine.(2467)
He married Rachel Knox, 15 October 1820, in Berwick, York County, Maine.(2468) They filed a marriage intention in Lebanon, Maine on 1 July 1820. Rachel was of Berwick at the time, and Jonathan was from Lebanon.(2469) On their marriage record in Berwick the places are the same, and Rachel's surname is spelled Nock in both places as well.
Rachel was born 8 June 1797.(2470) (Calculated from age at death) Rachel was the daughter of William Knox and Sarah.
Rachel died 12 May 1874.(2471) She was buried in a private cemetery on the north side of Blaisdell's Corner Road in Berwick, Maine.
Her name was also spelled Nock. Her parentage is only presumed from the fact that her brother(?) Benjamin Knox and his family were living next door to Jonathan and Rachel in the 1850 census of Berwick.
His placement in the family of Garland and Betsey (Rankins) Wallingford comes from the Charles Wallingford book(2474). Shackford(2475) places him in the family of Aaron and Betsey (Downs) Wallingford -- Aaron being Garland's brother. Charles Wallingford used Shackford as a source, so we will presume for the time being that he had reason to make the change. Until more evidence is forthcoming, however, his position in the family remains tentative. It is also worth noting that if Jonathan was truly born about 1797 then he wouldn't be a child of Aaron, given that Aaron filed an intention of marriage four years after that date.
Jonathan Wallingford, a 52 year old farmer, born in Maine, lived on a $500 piece of farmland in Berwick, Maine at the time of the 1850 census. His wife Rachel, five of their children, and their son George's wife were living with them. Next door was a Knox family that may be relatives of Rachel.(2476)
Jonathan Wallingford and Rachel Knox had the following children:
She may be the Mary A. Wallingford, age 31, born in Maine, who was living alone in Sanford, Maine when the 1850 census was taken.(2480) She wasn't listed with her parents in Berwick.(2481) She married her first cousin Ebenezer Wallingford, son of William B. and Joanna (Pierce) Wallingford. See his record for a continuation of this line.
+ 568 ii. Nathaniel L. Wallingford was born 20 January 1821.
+ 569 iii. George Wallingford was born 19 September 1822.
+ 570 iv. Lafayette Wallingford was born 10 March 1825.
571 v. Malinda Wallingford was born about May 1830. (Based on age of 22 yrs. 2 mos. on gravestone (in 1852), although the census said she was 22 in 1850) Malinda died 14 July 1852.(2482) She was buried in a private cemetery on the north side of Blaisdell's Corner Road in Berwick, Maine. She married first, Giles Wallingford, 14 July 1850, in Berwick, York County, Maine.(2483) Their marriage intention was filed in Lebanon, Maine on 27 January 1849(2484) and in Berwick, Maine the next day.(2485) Giles was from Lebanon and Melinda from Berwick at the time they were married. They may have ended up getting divorced soon after the wedding since Giles married again six months later, and a year and a half before Melinda died.
Giles was born about 1825, in Lebanon, York County, Maine.(2486) (Calculated from the 1850 census) Giles was the son of Lebanon Wallingfords.
Giles died probably by July 1860.(2487) Giles' place in the genealogy is unknown, but it is very likely that he is a member of the currently confused Lebanon, Maine branch of the family that descends from John Wallingford and Lydia Garland. John and Lydia moved from Rochester, N.H. to Lebanon, Maine in the decade before the Revolutionary War and had several sons, each of whom had several sons of their own. Giles is probably their great-grandson or great-great grandson.
In the 1850 census of Somersworth, N.H. Giles, a 25-year old labourer born in Maine, and Malinda, 22, born Maine, are living in the household of Samuel and Ann (Wallingford) Randall. Also with them is a Martha J. Wallingford, 16, born in Maine, who may be a sister of Giles.(2488) It is probably likely that Ann (Wallingford) Randall is the sister of either Giles or his wife Malinda, but it is has thus far not been possible to determine the relationship.
The names of their two children come from a document handed down by a family member with a family heirloom sugar bowl. This note was written by the wife of Roland Wallingford, who was the son of George. The note reads:
"This Mulberry sugar bowl belonged to the mother of Margaret Ann Bean who was married to Giles Wallingford. Said Margaret had two children, namely, George and Malinda.
"George Wallingford married Sarah Kincaid. They had a family of eight children, the eldest daughter was Edna who married Marshal Yokell.
"This sugar bowl and pitcher is to be given to Phyllis Allen a daughter of Edna Wallingford Yokell.
The Mulberry Sugar Bowl
"In the olden days sugar was a luxury and was used only when guests were present or on special occasions. It was hoarded carefully.
"One day when the grandparents of George and Malinda Wallingford were absent, the children, who made their home with their grandparents, decided that they would help themselves to some sugar. Taking a spoon, they climbed to the cupboard where the Mulberry sugar bowl was kept. Malinda being the girl reached in and took the first spoonful. Alas! The grandmother had anticipated what might happen and had filled the sugar bowl with Epsom salts. They never got in the sugar bowl again."(2489)
George and Malinda were living with a Bean family, presumably their grandparents, in the 1860 census of Mercer, Maine. George, age 7, and Malinda, age 5, were both said to have been born in New Hampshire. They were in the household of John and Ann Bean, and also living with them was 25-year-old Ann Wallingford (spelled Walingford in the census) who is likely their mother.(2490) This would indicate that Giles either died or they were divorced at some point before the census was taken on 5 July 1860.
Her name was also spelled Merlinda and Melinda.
572 vi. Patience Wallingford was born 9 October 1833.(2491) (Calculated from age at death). Charles Wallingford says she was born in 1835.(2492) Patience died 27 October 1900, in Berwick, York County, Maine.(2493) She married David McCrillis.(2494) David was born in 1836.(2495) David committed suicide, 20 March 1910, at 73 years of age.(2496) One source(2497) says he was the son of John McCrillis and Mary Rankins, and their daughter Sally did marry a brother of David's wife, but in Chamberlain's "Lebanon Genealogies" their son David, born about 1833, married a Mary Jane Eaton in 1855.(2498) They had no children.(2499)
573 vii. Rachel Wallingford was born 30 April 1834. (Calculated from age on gravestone) Rachel died 14 October 1852.(2500) She was buried in a private cemetery on the north side of Blaisdell's Corner Road in Berwick, Maine.
+ 574 viii. Amos Wallingford was born 7 April 1837.
575 ix. Dorothy Wallingford was born 10 August 1840. (Calculated from age on gravestone) Dorothy died 18 April 1842, at 1 year of age.(2502) She was buried in a private cemetery on the north side of Blaisdell's Corner Road in Berwick, Maine.
+ 576 x. Dorothy Wallingford was born after 18 April 1842.