28. Ebenezer3 Wallingford (Unconnected2 Families, Unconnected1 Wallingfords) was born in New Hampshire or Maine 16 May 1794. (Calculated from his age at death. Place is from 1850 and 1860 censuses, which give his age as 58 and 63 respectively, suggesting a birth around either 1792 or 1797. Shackford gives him a birth date of 16 October 1797. Some of his information came from a grandson so perhaps that's where he got this date.)(246) Ebenezer died 21 March 1887, probably in Alton, N.H..(247) He was buried in the Hurd Cemetery in Alton.
He married Polly Ferrin, after 25 March 1820.(248) Their intention of marriage was certified on that date in New Durham, N.H. Ebenezer was said to be of New Durham and Polly was of Alton.
Polly was born 28 October 1794, in New Durham Gore, Strafford County, New Hampshire. Her birth date was calculated from her age at death of 92-10-4. The death certificate said she was born in Alton, N.H., but Alton wasn't incorporated until 1796. Prior to that time it was known as New Durham Gore. Her parentage is taken from her son William's S.A.R. application and her death certificate (except mother's maiden name). Polly was the daughter of Joseph S. Ferrin and Judith Edgerly.
The Wallingford Genealogy(251) by Charles Wallingford states that Ebenezer was son of John and Lydia (Garland) Wallingford, yet the date of birth offered for him, 16 May 1794, is many years after the birth of their last child, making his presence in that family unlikely in the extreme if the date of birth can be believed. He may be the son of Tobias and Sally (Cornell) Wallingford who moved from Lebanon, Maine to Alton, N.H. and according to census records had a son born between 1790 and 1800 who is presently unaccounted for. If true this would make him a grandson of John and Lydia (Garland) Wallingford.
When the 1850 census of Alton, N.H. was taken Ebenezer was a 58-year old farmer, born in N.H, living with his wife Polly, age 56, born N.H., and two younger Wallingfords -- Joseph 21, a shoemaker born N.H., and William, 15, a farmer born N.H. These are presumably his children(252). In 1860 they were still in Alton, although no children were living with them. Ebenezer's age was given as 63, and Polly was 66. This time it said Ebenezer was born in Maine.(253) They are not to be found in the 1870 census of Alton.
One of Shackford's sources of information for this family was Edwin Eugene Wallingford, son of Ebenezer and Polly's son Hiram Longley Wallingford.
Ebenezer Wallingford and Polly Ferrin had the following children:
+ 116 i. Drusilla4 Wallingford was born 6 October 1823.
+ 117 ii. Hiram Longley Wallingford was born 7 May 1826.
118 iii. Joseph Shepard Wallingford was born in Alton, Strafford County, New Hampshire 15 January 1829.(254) Joseph died 22 September 1921, in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.(255) Cause of death was listed as four chronic conditions: myocarditis, arterio sclerosis, cystitis and prostatitis. He was buried in Hyannis, Mass. on September 25th. The informant on his death certificate was an S. Berry, who may be a relative of his wife. He married Mary Berry, 9 February 1860, in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.(256) His marriage record in the Mass. Archives microfilm has his name as "James S. Wallingford". He was a resident of Alton, N.H. and she was from Barnstable at the time. It was the first marriage for both of them.
Mary was born about 1833, in Massachusetts.(257) Her marriage record states that she was age 27, daughter of Joseph A. Berry. No place of birth was given for her. In the July 27, 1860 census her age was given as 26 and birth place as Massachusetts. Mary was the daughter of Joseph A. Berry.
His occupation was listed as "trader" on his marriage record. When the 1860 census was taken nearly six months after their wedding Joseph and Mary were living in Ward 8 of Boston with Joseph's brother Hiram and his family. Joseph was employed as a teamster and had personal property worth $500.(258) When he died at the age of 92 he was living at 2 Westland Ave. in Boston.
They had no children.(259)
+ 119 iv. Judith Ann Wallingford was born 26 July 1831.
120 v. William Lorenzo Wallingford was born in Alton, Strafford County, New Hampshire 15 January 1834?.(260) William died of a cerebral hemorrhage, 16 January 1913, at 31 Hayward St., in Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.(261) He was buried in Ader Grove Cemetery in Dorchester, Mass. on January 19th. He married Josephine de Coursey, 14 July 1864, in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.(262) William and Josephine were both living in Boston when they got married. He was employed as a teamster at the time.
Josephine was born in May 1838, in St. John's, Newfoundland.(263) Josephine was the daughter of John de Coursey and Josephine. Josephine died 2 July 1900, in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.(264)
When the 1860 census was taken he was living with his brother Hiram and family, as well as his brother Joseph and his new wife, in Boston's Ward 8. He was employed as a teamster at the time.(265) He was living in Cambridgeport, Mass. when he applied for membership in the S.A.R. The 1900 census of Boston has William and Josephine living at 322 Tremont St. William was a retired police officer at the time, and Josephine was said to be the mother of zero children, and came to this country in 1890.(266) Since she was married in Roxbury in 1864 this date of immigration is way off. A nurse was living with them at the time, which may suggest that Josephine was under her care, given that she died less than two months later. The 1910 census finds him living at 8 Crowell St. in Brockton, Mass. His nephew Fred H. Mason, who was age 60 and single, was living with him.(267) When he died in 1913 he was living at 31 Harvard St. in Brockton, although the death record, which gave this address, also states that he died at 31 Hayward St. There is a Harvard and a Hayward St. in Brockton, so whether this is just a coincidence or whether one is incorrect, is unknown. His occupation was listed as retired police officer. Fred H. Mason of Brockton, presumably his nephew from the 1910 census, was the informant. How he fits into the family is unknown at present. He may be a nephew on his wife's side of the family. They had no children.(268)
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