312. John Noble6 Wallingford (Jonathan5, Peter4, John3, John2, Nicholas1) was born in Athens, Somerset County, Maine 4 July 1833.(2109) The Revolutionary War pension files in his father's name mention that "a son" John N. Wallingford was a resident of Porter, Maine in 1855 and he was then age 21.(2110) John died in 1913, at 79 years of age.(2111)
He married twice. He married first, Arabelle J. DeGroot, in 1857.(2112) Arabelle was born in January 1839, in New York. This is based on the 1900 census, which gives her month and year of birth. The 1860, 1870, and 1910 censuses, while they only state her age, do not give conflicting information. She was a native of New York City.(2113) Her mother Nancy was living with her in the 1880 census, but her father's name is thus far unknown. Arabelle was the daughter of Nancy.
Mary was born about 1856/57, in Canada. She was age 53 in the 1910 census, born in English-speaking Canada, having come to this country in 1860.
(0) A biographical directory of Seattle, Washington has a three page entry on John, and the following information is extracted from that source(2114) : John moved after 1847 to western Maine (perhaps Howland, Maine), then to western Massachusetts and then to western Minnesota. In April 1861 he entered the U.S. Army, Co. H, 2nd Minnesota and was promoted from private to 2nd Lieutenant. His regiment was assigned to the Western Army under General Thomas and the first engagement in which he participated was at Mill Springs, after which he took part in the battles of Pittsburg Landing, Perryville, Stone River and various skirmishes. At this point he was honorably discharged due to illness, but when he recovered he raised a company, which filled up the depleted ranks of the First Minnesota Infantry, and was made captain. His company proceeded to the front and served on the Potomac until the end of the war, after which he was mustered out. He was among those who participated in the grand victory review that marched through the streets of Washington, D.C. before the joyfully waving President Abraham Lincoln. After the war John established a general store in Rochester, Minnesota and also established a farm there. Tiring of the cold winters, he removed to Napa City, California in 1873, where he established a lumber business and was foreman of the yard for fourteen years. In 1888 he moved to Seattle, Washington and began dealing in real estate, mostly handling his own property in the Green Lake section of the city where he platted eighty acres, a part of it in Wallingford Park and the remainder in the Wallingford division of Green Lake. This area of Seattle bears his name to this day. Politically he was a Republican. While residing in Minnesota he served for two years as deputy sheriff and in Seattle was twice a member of the city council (1889-91(2115) ) and for two terms was police commissioner. He beloned to the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, aided in organizing the Grand Army Post in Napa City, California, and since the 1880s was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
He may be the John Wallingford, age 16, born in Maine, living with Truworthy Chamberlain in Brookfield, N.H. in 1850.(2116) [It also could be another John Wallingford.]
On 10 June 1858 John and his mother, residents of Nicollet County, Minnesota, purchased public lands from the government in the town of Faribault, Minnesota. John's land was in "the South East quarter, of Section Five, in Township One Hundred and Eight North, of Range Twenty seven West, in the District of lands formerly subject to sale at Winona, now Faribault, Minnesota, containing One Hundred and sixty acres." His mother's land was also in Faribault, but not continguous.(2117)
In 1860 John, Arabella and their two children were enumerated in the census of Mankato, Minnesota. John's occupation was teamster. His mother Betsey Wallingford was also living in Mankato at the time.(2118) Ten years later the four of them showed up in Marion, Minnesota and John was now a farmer.(2119) In the 1880 census they were in Napa City, California where John worked as a lumber agent. His mother-in-law Nancy DeGroot was living with them.(2120) In the 1889 Seattle city directory he is found at 1428 3d St. and in 1890 at this address as well as 815 2nd St. One is obviously his home address and the other his business address. He was in real estate.(2121) In the 1900 census John and Arabella were living in Seattle and he was a real estate broker.(2122) By 1910 Arabella was living with her daughter Emma Wood and family at 816 35th Avenue in Seattle and listed as a widow with her "own income".(2123) , but John was not dead yet. He was living on 1522 East Mercer St. in Seattle with a different wife named Mary J. They had been married for three years. Under occupation it read "own income".(2124)
When he died, John was the last living member on the Pacific Coast of the Sons of the Revolution.(2125) in Seattle. His second wife Mary as a widow may be the Mary J. Wallingford, age 65, born in Canada (but French-speaking) who is living in 1920 in Detroit, Michigan with her son Ernest Lut[es?].(2126) In 1930 this Mary, aged 76, was still living with her son in Detroit, and this time she is said to have been born in English-speaking Canada.(2127)
John Noble Wallingford and Arabelle J. DeGroot had the following children:
+ 472 i. Noble7 Wallingford was born about 1857.
+ 473 ii. Emma J. Wallingford was born about 1859.