WALLINGFORD, Benjamin Franklin

Birth Name WALLINGFORD, Benjamin Franklin [1] [2]
Gender male
Age at Death about 83 years, 5 months, 13 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth about 1731 Frederick Co., VA  
 
Death 1814-06-14 Mt. Gilead, Mason Co., KY  
 

Parents

Father WALLINGFORD, Benjamin Franklin
Mother CLARK, Mary
Siblings
  1. WALLINGFORD, Mary
  2. WALLINGFORD, Mark
  3. WALLINGFORD, James
  4. WALLINGFORD, Joseph
  5. WALLINGFORD, John
  6. WALLINGFORD, Nicholas

Families

Married Wife ELLIOTT, Prudence
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage about 1752 Frederick Co., VA  
 
  Children
  1. WALLINGFORD, Mary Prudence
  2. WALLINGFORD, Martha Elliott
  3. WALLINGFORD, Nicholas
  4. WALLINGFORD, Rebecca
  5. WALLINGFORD, Sarah
  6. WALLINGFORD, Phoebe
  7. WALLINGFORD, Elizabeth
  8. WALLINGFORD, Joseph
  9. WALLINGFORD, Richard
  10. WALLINGFORD, Mark

Narrative

"...was one of the men who laid out the town site of Washington, Kentucky, before 1786....

"From the record it seems that he took his wife, Prudence Elliott, with him to settle in Mason County about 1785. They settled first at Washington and took lands around Mt. Gilead on the line between Mason and Fleming Counties, about seven miles south of Washington. Prudence Elliot is reported to have died in Mason County in 1786.[?]

"Some time after 1791, probably about 1797 or 1798, Benjamin and his four sons and their families founded the town of Mt. Gilead. Their holdings amounted to thousands of acres and were well improved. Benjamin and Prudence may be buried in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery because the Wallingfords owned the land at that time."

-- from Kinney, Lola B. & Angress E.: The Progeny of John Jackson Kinney and Associated Names, 1991. (This source also gives death ca. 1803 at Mason Co., KY.)

Source References

  1. Stine, Smith, Saulnier and Lemieux families
  2. Wallingfords in the New World

Pedigree

  1. WALLINGFORD, Benjamin Franklin
    1. CLARK, Mary
      1. WALLINGFORD, Benjamin Franklin
        1. ELLIOTT, Prudence
          1. WALLINGFORD, Mary Prudence
          2. WALLINGFORD, Martha Elliott
          3. WALLINGFORD, Nicholas
          4. WALLINGFORD, Rebecca
          5. WALLINGFORD, Sarah
          6. WALLINGFORD, Phoebe
          7. WALLINGFORD, Elizabeth
          8. WALLINGFORD, Joseph
          9. WALLINGFORD, Richard
          10. WALLINGFORD, Mark
      2. WALLINGFORD, Mary
      3. WALLINGFORD, Mark
      4. WALLINGFORD, James
      5. WALLINGFORD, Joseph
      6. WALLINGFORD, John
      7. WALLINGFORD, Nicholas

Ancestors