447. David7 Wallingford (Samuel6, David5, Peter4, John3, John2, Nicholas1) was born in Milton, Strafford County, New Hampshire 4 April 1819.(2594) (From his gravestone) David died of old age, 22 February 1903, in Milton, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(2595) He was buried in the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, Maine.(2596)
He married Susan A. Jones, say 1844. Susan was born 23 February 1820, in Milton, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(2597) The Wallingford Genealogy says that her mother's maiden name was Cornell(2598) , but Susan's death record in the Milton Town Report says Cowell. Susan was the daughter of Joshua Jones and Sally Cowell.
David's stepfather Levi Jones kept an account book that can be found in the Special Collections room of the University of New Hampshire library. In it he mentions the employment of David Wallingford Jr. This may refer to this David or to his uncle, his father's brother. The designation "Jr." would seem to indicate the uncle, whose father's name was David, however the fact that this David is Levi's stepson presents another possibility. Another employee at the store was Nahum Tasker who married the uncle's sister Mary. The first entry mentioning David's employment says he began work 21 April 1834, and the last was on 24 July 1847. Levi died a month later.
When the 1850 census of Milton was taken David was a 31-year old farmer, born N.H., with a farm worth $1000. With him were his wife Susan A., 30, born N.H., and daughters Sarah E., 5, born N.H., and Clara J., 8 months, born N.H. They were living on the same farm as David's brother Ira and his family.(2601) Ten years later they were still in Milton, with one more child, a son C.M. Wallingford, age 7. His farm was worth $1000 and the value of his personal estate was $500.(2602) In 1870 David was still a Milton farmer on a farm worth $2000 and with personal belongings worth $743. Their son Clarence M., age 17, was a farm labourer and their daughter Alta L.G. was also with them, aged 8.(2603)
The published vital records of Lebanon, Maine show a birth for an Ida E. Wallingford, daughter of David and Susan A. born on 12 June 1856. This record was originally taken from the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Lebanon near the Milton town line(2604). However, abstracted records of that cemetery(2605) that include added details from the Milton Town reports clearly show this person to be Ida E. (Downs) Wallingford, wife of Clarence.
David Wallingford and Susan A. Jones had the following children:
613 i. Sarah E.8 Wallingford was born probably in Milton, N.H. about 1845. (Based on the 1850 and 1860 censuses) She married Charles L. Lord, 23 June 1868, in Lebanon, York County, Maine. They were married by the Rev. G. D. Ballentine, pastor of the Lebanon and North Berwick Baptist Church.(2606) At the time of their marriage they were of Milton, N.H.
The Wallingford Genealogy(2607) claims that she married a man named Pease, but it is apparently a cousin Sarah A. who married a Pease. Sarah and Charles Lord lived in Milton, NH and had no children.(2608)
614 ii. Clara J. Wallingford was born probably in Milton, N.H. about 1849/50. She was 8 months old when the census was taken on 5 September 1850.(2609) Is she the Clara J. Wallingford of Milton who married in Wells, Maine on 28 July 1874, Fred V. Stanley of Berwick, Maine?(2610)
+ 615 iii. Clarence M. Wallingford was born 20 November 1852.
616 iv. Alta L. G. Wallingford was born in Milton, Strafford County, New Hampshire 21 September 1861.(2611) She married three times. She married first, Charles Osborn.(2612) She married second, Unknown Shattuck.(2613) She married third, Fred V. Stanley, 11 December 1904, in Maine.(2614) They were both living in Berwick, Maine at the time of their marriage.
Fred was born about 1845, in Sanford, York County, Maine.(2615) Fred was the son of William Stanley and Lydia Chadbourne.
Alta had no children.(2616) Shackford, the source for most of the information on Alta, cites Thomas Calvin Neal Wallingford, her first cousin, as a source of information.