She married Gaylord Blair, 9 April 1844, in Victor, Ontario County, New York.(2243) Gaylord was from Victor and Esther was formerly of Marshall, Michigan at the time they were married.
Gaylord was born about 1807, in New York. He was 42 in the 1850 census and 53 in the 1860 census, born in New York. Two Rootsweb databases have a Gaylord Blair born in May 1807 to Joel Blair and Mary Lawson, a family who moved from Massachusetts to New York. One states that he married first a woman by the last name of Bostwick before he married Esther Wallingford. This is likely the same person, but is unverified.
The 1846 Wisconsin State census finds Gaylord Blair living in the town of Racine.(2244) On 10 February 1848 he was living in Walworth County, Wisconsin when he purchased 120 acres of land from the U.S. General Land Office(2245) , presumably land in Darien, where he was subsequently found in census records. When the 1850 census was taken on September 12th, they were living in Darien, Wisconsin, where Gaylord was a farmer on property worth $6000. Living with them were Esther's parents Jonathan and Esther Wallingford.(2246) They were still in Darien when the 1860 census was taken on June 20th. Gaylord was a farmer on property worth $15,000, and his personal property was worth $1000. Esther's father Jonathan Wallingford was still living with them, her mother having since died.(2247) According to her mother's death notice in the Marshall, Michigan newspaper (where brother Alanson Wallingford lived), she died in 1854 while visiting the Blairs at their home in Allen's Grove, Wisconsin. Allen's Grove is a section of Darien.
Esther Wallingford and Gaylord Blair had the following children:
498 ii. Maria Blair was born in Wisconsin about 1846/47. She was 3 in the 1850 census and 13 in the 1860 census, born in Wisconsin. A database on the GenCircles website states that Maria was born in Darien on 3 May 1847 and married George Buchanan McCarty on 14 Dec 1875 in Emmettsburg, Iowa. He was born 7 August 1845 in Milford, Penn. to Alexander McCarty and Clarissa Jane Hulse. She died 3 Jan 1933 in Emmettsburg and he died on 5 April 1928 in the same place. Five children are listed for them on the GenCircles website.(2248)
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