451. Mary W.7 Wallingford (Peter6, David5, Peter4, John3, John2, Nicholas1) was born in Acton, York County, Maine about August 1821. (From death record, age 79y, 2m) (Note: Acton didn't become a town until 1830, formed from the town of Shapleigh, so she was probably technically born in Shapleigh. Her marriage record states she was age 25, and gives her parentage.) Mary died of "phthisis pulmon", 31 October 1900, in Somersworth, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(2647) Phthisis is also known as consumption, or tuberculosis of the lung.
She married Rufus [E. or W.] Stevens, 30 September 1846, in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.(2648) At the time of their marriage Rufus was from Somersworth employed as a merchant and Mary was from Lowell, employed as an "operator", presumably in one of the Lowell mills.
Rufus was born about 1823. He was 23 when he got married. The marriage record also gives his parentage. The published Lowell records give his middle initial as E. but the Mass. vital records microfilm copy has W. Rufus was the son of Whiting Stevens and Abigail.
Mary W. Wallingford and Rufus [E. or W.] Stevens had the following children:
621 i. Sadie8 Stevens.(2649)
623 iii. William Stevens.(2652)
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