493. Byron S.7 Wallingford (Charles6, Nathaniel5, Nathaniel4, James3, James2, Nicholas1) was born in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts 23 July 1846.(2796) The 1867 birth and death records of his daughter Mary, as well as his own marriage and death certificates (the latter gives his full date of birth) says he was born in Groveland, Mass. Groveland was formed from the town of Bradford in 1850, four years after Byron was born, so he was obviously born in that part of Bradford that later became Groveland. Byron died of Bright's Disease, 15 August 1910, at home, 157 Main St., in Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts, at 64 years of age.(2797) He was buried in Ridgewood Cemetery in Groveland on August 16th.
He married twice. He married first, Lusetta F. Sargent, 14 January 1867, in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.(2798) They may have been married in Amesbury, as the marriage was recorded in both Amesbury and Salisbury. The bride lived in Amesbury while the clergyman, Albert G. Merton, was from Salisbury. Byron was a clerk living in Boston at the time. This marriage ended in divorce.(2799)
Lusetta was born between 1841 and 1844, in Newton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.(2800) Place of birth was Newton on her marriage records and in her daughter Mary's 1867 death record. She was age 9 in the 1850 census, 22 when she first married in January 1867, and 34 at her second marriage in November 1877. On her first marriage record her parents' names were John S. and Martha Sargent, yet the 1850 census clearly shows Lucetta living with Joseph and Mary.(2801) Her name has been spelled variously as Lucetta, Lusetta and Luzetta. Lusetta was the daughter of Joseph Sargent and Mary.
Byron was listed as a shoemaker at age 18 in the 1865 Massachusetts state census of Groveland, Mass.,(2804) and was still called a shoemaker on his death certificate in 1910.
There is a Byron Wallingford, aged 23, a store clerk born in Massachusetts living in Clinton, Iowa in the 1870 census. With him is an 18-year-old woman whose name isn't clearly legible but may be Clarissa, working in a printing office and also born in Mass. It is unknown who this is but it may be a wife who is as yet unaccounted for. Byron also has a check mark in the column that reads, "Male citizens of U.S. of 21 years of age and upwards whose right to vote is denied or abridged on other grounds than rebellion or other crime." There is no explanation as to why this is so. There is no other Byron Wallingford found in the 1870 census indexes on HeritageQuest so this is likely our man.(2805)
We know that Byron married in Salisbury, Mass. in 1867 and had a daughter who was born in Amesbury, Mass. (where they lived at the time, with Byron employed as a clerk) less than two months after the wedding and died at the age of six months. This marriage ended in divorce and he married again to a woman born in Ohio and they had a child born in Groveland, Mass. in 1876. From this it would seem plausible that the young Byron married his first wife because she was pregnant with his child, then, when the child died, he left her and headed out west, leaving him in Iowa in 1870. He met his second wife out in that area of the country but returned home to Mass. by the time their child was born. He can't be found in the 1880 census indexes on ancestry.com or familysearch.org, however.
Byron S. Wallingford and Lusetta F. Sargent had the following child:
Byron S. Wallingford and Isabelle Victoria Bohen had the following child:
668 ii. Mary Elizabeth Wallingford was born in Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts 22 April 1876.(2808) She married twice. She married first, Albert A. Wiggett, 18 April 1902, in Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts.(2809) When they were married Albert was a shoemaker and they both were living in Groveland.
Albert was born about 1877/78, in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was aged 24 on his marriage record, born in Haverhill to Henry C. Wiggett and Elmira Way. Albert was the son of Henry C. Wiggett and Elmira Way.
She married second, Andrew B. Blake, 25 December 1910, in Maine.(2810) They were both living in Portland, Maine when they got married. She was the informant on her father's death certificate in August 1910, and was living in Portland, Maine at that time.
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