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452. Clara Mathes7 Wallingford (Peter6, David5, Peter4, John3, John2, Nicholas1) was born in Hill, Merrimack County, New Hampshire 2 July 1826.(2655) Clara died 17 February 1903, in Somersworth, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(2656)

She married William B. Martin, 7 February 1848, in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.(2657) He was from Somersworth, N.H. and she was from Lowell when they were married.

William was born about 1826.(2658) He was 22 when he married, 24 in the 1850 census and 81 when he died. His parentage comes from his marriage record. William was the son of John Martin and Clarissa.

William died 30 May 1908.(2659)

When they were married William's occupations was given as "merchant". When the 1850 census was taken William was a 24-year old trader, born in N.H., and Clara was also 24 and born in N.H. With them was their one-year old daughter Abby, who was called Alice ten years later in the 1860 census, and Clara's mother Sarah, age 52, born N.H.(2660) In that 1860 census William was a 34-year old merchant with real estate worth $3300 and personal property worth $606 and Clara was 33. Both were born in N.H., as were all of the five children living with them. Clara's mother Sarah was still with them, aged 62, born Maine.(2661) In 1870 they were still in Somersworth. William was now a 44 year-old Expressman and Clara was also 44. Their four youngest children were with them. Only Alice wasn't there. Clara's mother was still there, aged 73, but it said she was born in N.H. this time.(2662)

Clara Mathes Wallingford and William B. Martin had the following children:

child 625 i. Alice Edla8 Martin was born in New Hampshire about 1849.(2663) (Based on the 1850 and 1860 censuses) She married Charles Armstrong, by 1870?.(2664) She wasn't listed with her family in the 1870 census so perhaps had married by that time.

As a one-year old in the 1850 census her name is given as Abby, yet it is Alice in the 1860 census. The name Alice Edla comes from Shackford.

child 626 ii. Mary Emma Martin was born probably in Somersworth, New Hampshire about 1851. (Based on the 1860 and 1870 censuses) She married Ira A. Blood.(2665)

Her name was just "Emma" in the 1870 census.

child 627 iii. William Winthrop Martin was born probably in Somersworth, New Hampshire about 1853. (Based on the 1860 and 1870 censuses) He married Belle Richmond.(2666)

child 628 iv. Sarah Candace Martin was born probably in Somersworth, New Hampshire about 1855. (Based on the 1860 and 1870 censuses) She married Fred Wentworth.(2667)

child 629 v. Irene Bennett Martin was born probably in Somersworth, New Hampshire about January 1860. (She was aged six months when the 1860 census was taken on June 26.)

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