259. Nathaniel5 Wallingford (Nathaniel4, James3, James2, Nicholas1) was born in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts 16 February 1776.(1779) Nathaniel died 20 February 1837, in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.(1780) He was buried in the old cemetery in Groveland (formerly East Bradford), Mass.(1781)
He married Mary Balch, 27? April 1798, in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.(1782) Records of the Bradford Second Congregational Church at East Bradford, now Groveland, Mass. give a date of April 19th, while a family Bible that in 1907 was in the possession of Mrs. Charles Wallingford of Groveland gives a date of April 17th.
Polly was born 3 December 1776, in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.(1783) She was called Molly on her town birth record and Polly on her church birth record. Polly was the daughter of William Balch and Rebecca Bailey.
Polly died of "dropsical consumption", 9 or 10 July 1847, in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts, at 70 years of age.(1784) She was buried in the old cemetery in Groveland (formerly East Bradford), Mass.(1785) She was called Polly in her marriage record. Nathaniel's grandfather James Wallingford, in his will dated 3 December 1776, left to his grandson Nathaniel Wallingford, representative "of my son Nathaniel deceased", the dwelling house "lately improved by his father and also the barn and also the one half of my homestead Excepting four Acres of Land which I bought of Isaac Platts, and that piece of Land in the Common field so called his Mother to have the Improvement of the Said Land and house till he comes to the Age of twenty one years or as Long as She Remains my Son Nathaniel Walingford's widow... and if my sd Grandson Should die before he is twenty one years of age then I give the premises to my Son Nicholas." Ten years later, on 21 March 1797, a division of real estate was made by Lemuel Wood of Boxford, and Silas Hopkinson and Thomas Wood of Bradford, the latter possibly being the second husband of Nathaniel's uncle Nicholas' wife Sarah. This was the land left to the Nathaniel and his mother for their use until his 21st birthday, which had just occurred. In the division his uncle Nicholas (or more likely his widow and family as he was deceased by this time) received 8 acres, 100 poles and Nathaniel received 6 acres, 60 poles. The latter piece of land was bounded by the original dwelling house of James Wallingford where his widow and daughters Betty and Judith were still living.(1786)
Nathaniel was a cordwainer in Bradford.(1787)
Administration of the estate of Nathaniel Wallingford, yeoman of Bradford, deceased intestate, was granted to Charles Wallingford of Bradford, cordwainer on 14 March 1837. Four days earlier his mother Mary, sister Rebecca Boynton (with her husband Osgood G. Boynton), and sisters Sophia and Clarissa Wallingford had all requested that he be the administrator. He gave bond with Daniel Stickney, Esq., and Ira Hopkinson, both of Bradford, on 21 March 1837. An inventory of his estate was made 17 April 1837 by Daniel Stickney, William S. Balch and Aaron Hardy, all of Bradford. The estate was valued at $8392.27, with $3290 being real estate and the remainder personal estate. There are four pages of personal items listed in the inventory. The land includes 18 acres with buildings in Bradford on the east side of the road from Haverhill to Newburyport, about 29 acres of land with buildings on the west side of the road, about 11 acres of salt meadow in Rowley, and 1 1/2 acres of meadow land near the house of Eliphalet Savory in Bradford. Also on pew in the Bradford East Parish meetinghouse. The widow Mary, who was said to be "advanced in age and has four children", received $150 from the estate on 10 August 1837.(1788)
Nathaniel Wallingford and Mary Balch had the following children:
+ 367 ii. Rebecca Wallingford was born 6 April 1801.
368 iii. Sophia Wallingford was born in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts 15 March 1804.(1791) Sophia died unmarried, of consumption, 28 May 1856, in Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts, at 52 years of age.(1792) She was buried in the old cemetery in Groveland, Mass.(1793)
She was listed as Charles Wallingford's neighbor in a census 1855 in Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts. She and her sister Clarissa were living in Groveland, Mass. when the 1850 census was taken. Both were still single, and living in the same house as the family of Jacob and Abigail Scales.(1794) In the 1855 Mass. state census Sophia was still living with her sister Clarissa, in a house nearby their brother Charles.(1795)
+ 369 iv. Charles Wallingford was born 28 December 1812.
370 v. Clarissa Wallingford was born in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts 28 December 1812.(1796) Her death record says she was 68 years, 8 months old when she died, which casts a little doubt on the date of birth given here, which is from a family Bible. However that Bible record also says that she was a twin of her brother Charles. The death record also states she was born in Groveland, which was formed from Bradford in 1850. Clarissa died unmarried, of "lung fever", 15 January 1880, in Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts, at 67 years of age.(1797) She was buried in the old cemetery in Groveland, Mass.(1798)
She was listed as Charles Wallingford's neighbor in a census 1855 in Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts. She was listed as Charles Wallingford's neighbor in a census 1 June 1860 in Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts. She and her sister Sophia were living in Groveland, Mass. when the 1850 census was taken. Both were still single, and living in the same house as the family of Jacob and Abigail Scales.(1799) In the 1860(1800) and 1870(1801) U.S. censuses, as well as the 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts state censuses, Clarissa was living in Groveland either with her brother Charles and family or (in 1855) in a house very nearby with her sister Sophia. In the 1860 census her name was listed as Carrie.