369. Charles6 Wallingford (Nathaniel5, Nathaniel4, James3, James2, Nicholas1) was born in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts 28 December 1812.(2225) Charles died of typhoid fever, 27 September 1885, in Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts.(2226)
He married Elizabeth H. Palmer, 31 December 1844, in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.(2227) Elizabeth was born 24 February 1822, in Londonderry (now Derry), New Hampshire.(2228) Elizabeth was the daughter of Moses Harrison Palmer and Mary Harriman Hale.
Charles was a shoe manufacturer living in Bradford at the time of his marriage, which probably should be taken to mean that he worked in a shoe factory. When their son Byron was born in 1846 they were living in Bradford and Charles gave his occupation as yeoman. They were living in Groveland, Mass. when the 1850 census was taken. Given that the town of Groveland was formed from Bradford in 1850, they may have been living in the same place and only the name of the town changed. Living in the same household with them in 1850 was the family of Edward and Mary O. Hills.(2229) Charles' occupation was farmer. In 1851 when daughter Mary was born Charles was a manufacturer living in Groveland.
In the 1855 Mass. state census they are living in Groveland with their two children and Charles was a manufacturer.(2230) In the 1860 federal census their property in Groveland is listed as being worth $4000, with personal property worth $2500. Charles gave his occupation as farmer. Living in the same dwelling but listed as a separate family are Nathaniel and Sarah L. James, and Charles' sister Clarissa, listed as Carrie, is also in the same dwelling.(2231) Clarissa had been living with their other sister Sophia in a house nearby, but she had recently died in 1856. The 1865 Mass. state census found them in a similar situation, the only differences being the absence of the James couple and the fact that son Byron is listed as a shoemaker.(2232) When the 1870 census was taken Charles and Elizabeth, their daughter Mary, and his sister Clarissa were living in Groveland. He was a farmer with real estate valued at $3500 and personal property worth $3800.(2233)
The Balch Genealogy adds children Thomas and Fanny to this family(2234). The copy of this book at the N.H. State Library, however, has some comments written in by a user. Where it reads that they had four children someone had crossed out "four" and written in "two" then made some cryptic marks near Thomas and Fanny that may imply that they aren't really from this family. Given the census information on this family it seems unlikely that they had any children other than Byron and Mary unless, as is possible, they died young between the censuses. In 1910 Elizabeth was living at 150 Main St. in Groveland, the home of her daughter Mary and her husband Thomas Finney, and it stated that she was the mother of two children, both of whom were then living.(2235)
Charles Wallingford and Elizabeth H. Palmer had the following children:
+ 493 i. Byron S.7 Wallingford was born 23 July 1846.
+ 494 ii. Mary Wallingford was born 18 February 1851.