The individuals and families that follow are divided into five sections:
In the first section are the "Lebanon Wallingfords". These are people who all likely descend from John Wallingford and Lydia Garland of Lebanon, Maine, but exactly how is unknown and may never be known. The family was so large and the records so sparse that untangling the muddle could be impossible.
The second grouping are "Unconnected Families". These are family groups who may or may not belong to the Lebanon branch, but there is no hard evidence to show that they came from Lebanon. Some of these go on for several generations.
The third grouping contains "Unconnected Individuals". These are individuals, often with spouses, who are presently unconnected and have no children recorded for them yet.
The fourth family is the "Canadian Wallingfords", descendants of Joseph Nicholas Wallingford whose family reportedly came from the Manhattan, New York during or shortly after the Revolutionary War. How he fits into this genealogy is unknown but the genealogy of his descendants is so large that they deserve their own section.
The final small family is the family of Cato Wallingford, former slave of Thomas Wallingford of Somersworth. He deserves treatment in this genealogy but can't be placed in any of the existing families for obvious reasons.
Their listing below makes them appear to be siblings but that is not at all true, which will be obvious once you look at the various birth dates. They are just grouped this way so that the genealogy program that stores their information can print them out easily.
Unconnected Wallingfords had the following children:
+ 2 i. Lebanon2 Wallingfords.
+ 3 ii. Unconnected Families.
+ 4 iii. Unconnected Individuals.
+ 5 iv. Cato Wallingford was born say 1755.