An American Family History

Hannah Lupton Wallingford


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

  also spelled Walingsford, Wallenford  

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.

Kentucky was originally a Virginia county and included the lands west of the Appalachians. In 1780, it was divided into Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties. Kentucky officially became a state on June 1, 1792.

In the War of 1812 (1812-1815) the United States declared war on England because of trade restrictions, impressment, and British support for Indian attacks. They signed the Treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814 after reaching a stalemate.

Hannah Lupton Wallingford was born on October 24, 1792 in Jefferson County, Virginia which is now West Virginia. She was the daughter of Benjamin Lupton and Mary Conklin.

She married James Wallingford in 1812 in Jefferson County. James was born on January 15, 1787 in Berkeley County, Virginia and was the son of James Wallingford.

James and Hannah's children may have included:
Daughter 1 (about 1813)
Phoebe Elizabeth Wallingford (1814, married James Alexander Burks),
Mary Wallingford (1817, married William G. Sullivan),
Benjamin Wallingford (1820, never married),
Jacob Wallingford (1824),
Joseph Wallingford (1825, never married),
Sarah F. Wallingford Cardin (1829, married Leonard Cardin),
and Hannah E. Wallingford (1833, married David Thomas Ireland).

In 1820, James "Walingsford" was in Lee, Jefferson County, Virginia. The household consisted of:

a man over 45, - James, Sr.
a man between 26 and 44, James age 33
a woman between 16 and 25, Hannah age 28
a girl between 10 and 15, Daughter 1
2 girls and a boy under 10, Phoebe, Mary and Benjamin

In 1830 the household was in Hardin County, Kentucky. The household consisted of

a man between 40 and 49 - James age 43
a woman between 30 and 39 - Hannah age 38
2 girls between 10 and 14 - Phoebe, Mary
2 boys between 5 and 9 - Benjamin, Jacob, Joseph??
a girl under 5 - Sarah

In 1840 a James "Wallenford" was in Hardin County. The household consisted of

a man between 50 and 59
a woman between 40 and 49
a man between 20 and 29
a boy between 15 and 19
a girl between 10 and 14
a girl between 5 and 9

At the time of the 1850 census, the family was in Hardin County, Kentucky. The household included:

James age 60,
Hannah age 58,
Ben age 30,
Joseph age 27,
Sarah S. age 22,
Hannah E. age 17 and
Phebe Buckles age 9.

Phebe was the daughter of William Buckles and Jane Watson.

James was a farmer and Hannah could not read and write. Phebe was James' great niece.

James died on November 3, 1855 in Hardin County, Kentucky of typhoid fever.

In 1860 the family was in Sonora (post office) Hardin County, Kentucky. The household included Hannah age 68, Ben age 40, Joseph age 35, Hannah E. age 25, and Phebe Buckles age 21. Joseph was listed as head of household.

In 1870 they were in Wallingford, Hardin County, Kentucky. The household consisted of Hannah age 77, Ben age 50, Jo age 48, Elizabeth age 39, Phoebe Barckles age 30, and Clinton Sulfridge age 26. Clinton worked on the farm, Ben was a farmer and Ben and Elizabeth "keep house."

In 1880 Ben and Hannah were living with the Ireland family in Wallingford. The household consisted of Dave Ireland age 25, Hannah E. Ireland age 45, George Hood age 13 (nephew), Hannah B. Ireland age 17 (Dave's sister), Laura J. Sullivan age 3, Ben Wallingford age 60, and Hannah Wallingford age 87.

Hardin County, Kentucky was established in 1793 from part of Nelson County. Parts of Hardin County became Breckinridge (1799), Butler (1810), Daviess (1815), Edmonson (1825), Grayson (1810), Hancock (1829), Hart (1819), Larue (1843), McLean (1854), Meade (1823), and Ohio (1798) counties.

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.
Typhoid fever is transmitted by the eating or drinking feces contaminated food or drink. Symptons include fever, profuse sweating, gastroenteritis and diarrhea.
Typhomalarial fever has symptoms of malaria and typhoid fever.
Typhus is a completely different disease and is spread by lice or fleas. The patient has fever, joint pain, cough and headache.



Waverly Journal, January 1917 
Phebe Buckles was born May 27, 1840 in Hardin County, Ky., and departed this life January 15, 1917, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward McCready, near Waverly, aged 76 years, 7 months and 19 days. Death was due to a complication of diseases.

She was united in marriage to Robert H. Tabb, March 9, 1876 and he preceded her in death August 7, 1909. To this union were born three children, two daughters and one son; Mrs. Laura McCready of Waverly, Mrs. Emma Allen of Franklin and Elza Tabb, whose whereabouts are unknown.

She, together with her husband came to Illinois in 1905 and resided with her youngest daughter Mrs. Allen two years and the remainder of life with her other daughter, Mrs. McCready.


Waverly Journal, Aug. 7, 1907 
Robert Tabb, one of our old and well respected citizens, dropped dead at his home in the eastern part of the city Wednesday night at nine o'clock, aged 85 years. Coroner J. H. Spencer was notified and arrived Thursday morning, when an inquest washeld, the jury finding that deceased came to his death by a sudden stroke of apoplexy. He was a member of the Christian church. Interment will be made in the Turner cemetery, three miles south of this city today (Friday) at 10 o'clock.

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