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Seventh Generation

382. Alanson7 Wallingford (Jonathan6, David5, Jonathan4, Nicholas3, Nicholas2, Nicholas1) was born in New York about 1812/13. (S.A.R. application papers of his son Henry Joy Wallingford for parentage. 1850 and 1870 censuses for place and date.)

He married Mary Downs.(2236) Mary was born 25 December 1814, in New York.(2237) (1850 census for place) Mary was the daughter of Lemuel L. Downs and Harriet Joy.

Mary died in 1890.(2238)

Alanson appears in the 1850 census of Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan, aged 38, occupation miller, born in New York. With him was his wife Mary, aged 35 and born in New York, and their son Henry, aged 7 and born in Michigan. There was also a clerk named W.W. Lane, aged 22 born in New York, living with them. (Source: A 13 Feb 2000 posting to the WALLINGFORD-L email list on, Census p.302, family 460.) In 1870 the small family was living in Chicago, Illinois. Alanson was employed as a railroad agent and son Henry worked as a clerk in a tea store. He owned real estate work $10,000 and person property worth $30,000. Living with them was 30-year-old Anna Hughes, a domestic servant.(2239)

Alanson Wallingford and Mary Downs had the following child:

child 495 i. Henry Joy8 Wallingford was born in Michigan about 1843. (His S.A.R. application papers for parentage and middle name and 1850 census for date and place.) In 1870 Henry was living with his parents in Chicago, Illinois and worked as a clerk in a tea store.(2240) He was living in Evanston, Illinois when he applied for membership in the S.A.R.

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