An American Family History


The Wallingford Family


The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia borders Maryland and Virginia. The first European settlers started arriving about 1730.


Benjamin Wallingford was born in 1706 in Prince George's County, Maryland. He was the son of Benjamin Wallingford.

He married Mary Clark.

John Wallingford,
Mark Wallingford (1729),
Nicholas Wallingford (1730),
Mary Wallingford (1732)
James Wallingford (1733, married Phoebe)
Joseph Wallingford (1734).
Benjamin Wallingford (1735, married Prudence Elliott),

In 1747 in Prince George's County Maryland

The petition of Benjamin Wallingsford stated that he still continued under the disorder of a dropsie and is now broke out all over his body in great running sores and so painful that he cannot rest day or night nor has been able to do any work all last summer.

Benjamin died about 1792 in Virginia.

Dropsy or edema, is an abnormal accumulation of body fluids that causes swelling. It is often caused by heart and kidney disease.

Prince George's County, Maryland was created in 1696 from portions of Charles, and Calvert Counties. It was divided into six districts called hundreds: Mattapany, Patuxant, Collington, Mount Calvert, Piscattoway, and New Scotland. A part the county became Frederick County in 1748.

The first European settlements in Maryland were made in 1634 when English settlers created a permanent colony.
Berkeley County, Virginia was created from the northern third of Frederick County, Virginia in 1772. Jefferson County was formed from the county's eastern section. In 1863 Berkeley County became part of the new state of West Virginia.

James Wallingford was born about 1733 in Maryland.

Nicholas Wallingford (married Phebe Williams),
Frances Wallingford (1772, married John Buckles),
Elizabeth Wallingford (1779, married Abraham Buckles),
James Wallingord (1787, married Hannah Lupton),
Sarah Wallingford (married James Wood),
Ann Wallingford (married William Chapman) and
Margaret Wallingford (married John Salter Blue).

The Wallingfords were early settlers in, what is now, the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. They moved to what is now Jefferson County, West Virginia, which was then Berkeley County, Virginia.

West Virginia is located in the Appalachians and was originally part of Virginia. The capital and largest city is Charleston. It became a state during the Civil War and was admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863.


James Wallingford was born about 1733.

He married Prudence Elliott

Phoebe Wallingford (1769, married David Blue)

He died in 1814 in Mason County, Kentucky.