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.
Mark Wallingford (1729),
Nicholas Wallingford (1730),
Mary Wallingford (1732) James Wallingford (1733)
Joseph Wallingford (1734), and
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.