In 1843, Albert Samuel Shackford, age 24, Ran a Burlington, Iowa Business with W I Thom (Blog 483)

Albert S Shackford SHACKFORD & THOM NEW EALL & WINTER GOODS, Hawkeye (Burlington, Iowa), 19 October 1843NEW EALL & WINTER GOODS.

We have just received a fresh assort-
ment of Fall and Winter Goods, such
as Broad Cloths, Beaver and Pilot do. Flan-
nels, Mackinaw Blankets, Jeans, a large
variety of woolen and other Shawls, Com-
forts, &c., &c. Also a good assortment of
Merrrimack and Fall River Prints, all of
which are offered for sale at the lowest
cash prices by SHACKFORD & THOM.
Oct 19 Jefferson Street.
Produce taken in exchange at cash prices.
LEATHER.–For sale an assortment
of Upper and Sole Leather, Calf and
Kip skins by SHACKFORD & THOM.
Oct 19 Jefferson Stre

We know this business belonged to Albert Samuel Shackford because the business was dissolved  by mutual consent on April 30, 1844:

Albert S Shackford NOTICE is hereby given, Hawkeye (Burlington, Iowa), 9 May 1844

NOTICE is hereby given that the
Co-partnership heretofore existing be-
tween Albert S. Shackford and W. I, Thom,
under the firm of Shackford & Thom, is
this day by mutual consent dissolved.
Burlington, April 30th, 1844

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SOURCES:

“NEW EALL & WINTER GOODS,” Hawkeye (Burlington, Iowa), 19 October 1843; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America (https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : accessed 17 December 2018).

“NOTICE is hereby given,” Hawkeye (Burlington, Iowa), 9 May 1844; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America (https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : accessed 17 December 2018).

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “Sunday’s Obituary – Albert Samuel Shackford, deacon, age 27 died while traveling from Burlington, Iowa to New England (Blog 59),” Shackford, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 59, 9 September 2013 (https://shackfordgenealogy.weebly.com/shackford-blog/sundays-obituary-albert-samuel-shackford-deacon-age-27-died-while-traveling-from-burlington-iowa-to-new-england : accessed 17 December 2018).

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John E Shackford’s 1835 Re-election as the U.S. Senate’s Sergeant at Arms Announced in the Newspaper 183 Years Ago Today (Blog 482)

John E Shackford CONGRESS., Alexandria Gazette, 16 December 1835; Chronicling AmericaCONGRESS.

IN SENATE-TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15.
The Senate re-elected its old officers without
opposition. John Shackford, Sergeant at Arms.
Mr. Benton called up his resolution provid-
ing for seats on the floor for the gentleman com-
ing as Senators from Michigan. The resolution
was opposed by Mr. Clay, Mr. Clayton and Mr.
King of Alabama, and was finally laid on the
table.
The Senate ordered the appointment of its
Committee’s to-morrow.

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John, the son of John and Amelia (Moore) Shackford was born Sept 2, 1786 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  He married Jane C Smallcorn on September 1808, moved to Saint Louis where he operated a steamboat and freight warehouse, sold dry goods in partnership with Nathan Ranney, and invested in stock of the Louisville and Portland Canal. He was elected Assistant Doorkeeper of the Senate in 1832 and moved to Washington DC.  In 1837 he obtained an approved absence from the Senate, then moved back to Saint Louis where he died on August 16, 1837. John left a very large bequest to the American Bible Society, the Foreign Missionary Society, the Home Missionary Society, Marion College, and to his family members.

Children:

Amelia Jane Shackford (1809-1882) married Nathan Ranney

Caroline Shackford (1813-1818)

Ann Deborah Shackford (1815-1898) married Joshua Thomas Tucker

George R Shackford (1816-1871) married Margaret E Robinson

Charlotte Louisa Shackford (1817-1845) married Charles Chauncy Shackford

Cornelia W Shackford (1825-1873) married Archibald Scott Rutherfurd

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“CONGRESS.,” Alexandria Gazette, 16 December 1835; Chronicling America (https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : accessed 16 December 1835).

Kennedy, The National Magazine: A Monthly Journal of American History, Volume 7 (Magazine of Western History Publishing Co, 1887), Page 293-4; digital images, Google eBooks (http://books.google.com : accessed 20 August 2013.

“Large Bequest,” New York Tribune (New York, New York), 17 November 1841, Mr Shackford made large disposition of his property; digital images, Library of Congress (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : accessed 11 July 2013), Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers. Image 2.

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Wedding Wednesday: Joseph Greenleaf Shackford & Betsy Wells were married on May 5, 1825 in Boston (Blog 481)

Joseph Greenleaf Shackford, son of Levi and Tampson (Greenleaf) Shackford was born Sept 2, 1798 in Newburyport, Massachusetts and was baptized on November 12, 1798.

On March 20, 1825, his pending marriage to Betsy Wells in Boston, Massachusetts was published:

Marriage Bann Joseph Shackford Elizabeth Wells Mar 20 1825

They were married on May 5, 1825 by  Rev James Sabine.

Marriage Record Joseph Shackford Betsy Wells 5 May 1825

Joseph and Betsy lived on Brighton Street, Norfolk Place, Nassau Street, 415 Washington, and 29 Boylston (with his nephew William B Shackford) until he moved to Newburyport around 1840. Joseph worked as a laborer, a sign painter, and mason in Boston.  By 1850 they were living at 13 School Street in Newburyport where his occupation changed to seaman and mariner.

Death Joseph G Shackford DEATHS, Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), March 1863
Newburyport Herald, 27 March 1863

Joseph died of dropsy on March 25, 1863.  His death was reported in the Newburyport Herald.  He was buried at the First Parish Burial Ground in Newbury.

His wife Betsy remained at 13 School Street where she lived with  Mary Pike in 1870. By 1880 Elizabeth moved to live with her niece Marietta Gilman, the daughter of Joanna Wells in Gilford, New Hampshire.  Elizabeth died in Gilford on Aug 11, 1886 and was buried near her husband in the First Parish Burying Ground. 

CHILDREN:  None known

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SOURCES:

1840 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Joseph G. Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 August 2014).

1850 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, page 731, dwelling 262, family 380, Joseph Shakford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 August 2014).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Essex County, population schedule, Newburyport, Ward 2, page 278, dwelling 214, family 309, Joseph G Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://ancestry.com : accessed 16 July 2014).

1860 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 74, dwelling 528, family 567, Joseph G Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://ancestry.com : accessed 13 July 2014).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 16 July 2014), Joseph Greenleaf Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 131557236.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Boston Marriages, 1825-1840, page 352, Joseph Shackford & Betsey Wells, 5 May 1825; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 August 2014); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Joseph G Shackford, 25 March 1863; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 October 2018); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, DEATHS REGISTERED in the City of Newburyport from other towns for the Year eighteen hundred and eighty-six, page 280, Elizabeth Shackford, died in Gilford, NH, 11 August 1886; digital images, Family Search(http://familysearch.org : accessed 16 July 2014).

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Barbara May (Shackford) Carlson’s Obituary (1917-1999) (Blog 480)

Barbara May Shackford, the daughter of Irwin Lewis and Annette Mabel (Parsons) Shackford  was born November 12, 1917 in Boston, Massachusetts.  She lived with her parents until she married Glendon Joseph Kelley on April 12, 1940.  The couple divorced, then Barbara married Albin Walfred Carlson in Londonderry on July 7, 1952.  Barbara’s second husband died in 1980 in Brunswick, Maine at the age of 82.  She died on February 26, 1999 in Derry and was buried at the Forest Hill Cemetery in East Derry.

Barbara May Shackford Carlson Barbara Carlson, 81, The Derry News (Derry, New Hampshire), 2 March 1999

  Barbara Carlson, 81

Barbara M (Shackford) Carl-
son, 81, of 12 W Broadway, Derry,
died Friday, Feb 26, at the Park-
land Medical Center, Derry, follow-
ing a brief illness.
She was born Nov 12, 1917, in
Boston, Mass., the daughter of
Irwin L. and Annette M (Parsons)
Shackford She had been a Derry
resident for more than 45 years
She was employed at Klev-Bro
Shoe Co, Derry for many years
She was predeceased by her hus-
band, Albin Carlson.
She was survived by her brother,
Roland Shackford of Acton, Mass,
six nephews and four nieces
There will be no calling hours
Following cremation in the South-
ern NH Crematory, spring burial
will take place in the Forest Hill
Cemetery, East Derry
Peabody Funeral Home, 15
Birch St, Derry, made the arrange-
ments

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SOURCES:

1920 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Somerville, enumeration district (ED) 400, Sheet No 12A, dwelling 148, family 278, Erwin L Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 July 2018).

1930 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Somerville, enumeration district (ED) 9-41, Sheet No 14B, 4 Morton St, dwelling 189, family 301, Irwin L Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://ancestry.com : accessed 17 October 2018).

Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920, BIRTHS REGISTERED IN THE CITY OF BOSTON FOR THE YEAR 1917 page 178, Barbara May Shackford, 12 November 1917; images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 September 2013).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, , Glelndon Joseph Kelley and Barbara May Shackford, 12 April 1940; index and images, Family Search(http://familysearch.org : accessed 24 August 2015).

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Where is Susannah Sabrina (Shackford) Lanfair’s Family Bible? (Blog 479)

This past week I had a very small DNA match on Ancestry to someone whose tree showed that they descend from Susanna Sabrina (Shackford) Lanfair.  There is no guarantee that the match is from my Shackford line (it’s small and could just be noice or could be a match from a different line).  However finding this match gave me the incentive to review Susanna Sabrina Shackford and find more information about her ancestors in case I find other shared DNA matches with this person.

Graveston Susannah Sabrina Shackford Lanfair FindAGrave photo by psc, notes state can use the photograph as needed
Photo from FindAGrave thanks to psc who gives permission for use of this photo

Susanna Sabrina Shackford’s birth and death dates (Nov. 28, 1826-Feb 29, 1924) are clearly shown on her gravestone.  Her Dec 14, 1843 marriage to Edwin Lanfair was recorded in the Vermont Phoenix on Dec 22, 1843 and documented in Vermont Vital Records. There was also a notice in The Franklin Democrat on Jan 23, 1844 stating she had left Edwin but she returned as she had six children with him and they are recorded in the 1850, 1855, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, and the 1920 census.  We have not obtained a copy of her death record and have no sources identifying Susanna Sabrina’s parents.  However with a lot of collaboration with others who were researching her siblings back in 2013, we’d developed enough inference to determine that she was most likely the daughter of Samuel and Susannah (Hobbs) Shackford.  Her father died in 1831 when she was 5 and four years later her mother took a second husband, Ezra French,

So, to  learn more about Sabrina Shackford’s ancestors, we turned to images from Samuel Burnham Shackford’s manuscript which I had reviewed in 2016.  Susanna Sabrina is listed on a page with ID #253 which lists the details of her children and lists her parents as Samuel Shackford and Susannah Hobbs.  This page of the manuscript includes two sources: Sabrina S. Lanfair and History of Deerfield 2-229.  This means that Samuel Burnham Shackford either spoke to or corresponded with Susanna Sabrina and there may be additional source information from the conversations or correspondence in the many boxes of materials at the New England Historical and Genealogical Society!!!  Yes, this means a road trip back to Boston is in the future – well not the near future but someday in the future…

Samuel Shackford Shackford Genealogy Manuscript, 13 October 1925; typed manuscript, SG SHA 5; Shackford collection by Samuel Burnham Shackford; NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts. (56)Samuel Burnham Shackford’s manuscript describing Susannah Sabrina’s father #116 lists her siblings and Samual’s ancestors and includes a source: Family Bible per Sabrina Lanfair.  This has us wondering what is included in the Bible – did it include these ancestors or just list her parents?  Was the Bible passed down to Susanna Sabrina’s descendents or donated to an archive?  And was it transcribed by anyone?  Also if it was transcribed, was a transcription left with the documents kept with Samuel Burnham Shackford’s manuscript???

If you’re a descendent of Susanna Sabrina Shackford Lanfair, perhaps you can help with these questions!

Samuel Burnham Shackford’s manuscript does take Sabrina’s ancestry back to William Shackford & Deborah Trickey and if correct, links me to the person with a small DNA match via Joshua Shackford & Elizabeth Barnes as a seventh cousin twice removed which aligns with this small match.  The manuscript if correct also connects many Shackfords who I have not been able to connect to William & Deborah and had just left with no ancestors.  However  there is very little documentation for #62 John Shackford who according to the manuscript lived to age 103 (1743-1846) which seems unlikely.  Also am a bit uncertain regarding the #26 Paul Shackford listed as the son of Joshua Shackford and Elizabeth Barnes — just difficult to sort out the many Paul’s.  I plan to continue to look for more sources for this new information and review each new piece of information over the next few months.

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SOURCES:

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 8 October 2018), Find A Grave Memorial, Susanna Sabrina Shackford Lanfair,# 96753875.

Massachusetts “Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980,” index book, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 October 2018), anfair Susanna S (Shackford) Hardwick, Year 1924, Vol 29, Page 259.

“Shackford Genealogy Manuscript,” 13 October 1925; typed manuscript, SG SHA 5; Shackford collection by Samuel Burnham Shackford; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. (56) Desc. of William Shackford, #253, Susanna Sabrina b 1826.

Sheldon George, A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts: The Times When and the People by Whom it was Settled, Unsettled and Resettled with a Special Study of the Indian Wars in the Connecticut Valley with Genealogies. Vol II(Deerfield, Mass.: 1896), page 229; digital images, Archive.org(http://archive.org : accessed 8 October 2018.

Vermont Phoenix, Brattleboro, Vermont (online archive), Married, Dec 22, 1843, Image 3, accessed Jan 9, 2013.

Vermont, Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V8MY-ZSB, Edwin Lanfair/Sabrina Shackford, 14 December 1843; digital images, FamilySearch(www.familysearch.org : accessed 5 June 2013).

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Caroline (Shackford) Cushing’s March 14, 1910 Death Record in Litchfield, Maine is Actually Recording the Death of Emeline (Shackford) Cushing (Blog 478)

This death record showing that Caroline Cushing, daughter of Wm Shakford, mason of Boston, widow of Peter Cushing who died on March 14, 1910 in Litchfield, Massachusetts of a fractured femur had us puzzled for a long time as we did not know which Shackford this record belonged to.

Emeline (Shackford) Cushing Death RecordRECORD OF A DEATH
No. of Record, 1
Name, Caroline Cushing
Place of Death, Litchfield
Date of Death Year 1910 Month Mar Day 14
Age Years 80 Months 1 Days 7
Place of Birth, Boston, Mass
Sex F Color W Married, Single, Widowed, or Divorced W
Occupation Housewife
Name of Father Wm Shakford
Maiden Name of Mother don’t know
Birthplace of Father Boston
Birthplace of Mother Don’t Know
Occupation of Father Mason
Widow of Wm Shackford crossed off Peter Cushing in different writing
Cause of Death Result of Fracture of Femur
Name of Physician reporting said death
C M Randlett
P.O. Address Monmouth Me
Undertaker Ankling & Wakefield
PO Address Gardiner
Certified by W F Adams
Clerk of Litchfield

We did find a Caroline who was the daughter of a William Shackford, mason (my third great grandfather) but knew she’d died in November 1877.  Caroline did have two sisters, Louisa and Emeline who married Cushings.  Louisa who had married Edward Cushing died on March 9, 1882 but we did not have a death date for Emeline who had married a Peter Cushing.  This left us wondering if someone had mistakenly written Caroline on the death record instead of Emeline.

Further research showed that Emeline’s daughter Mary Emma Cushing who had married Wallace Herbert Allen was living in Litchfield, Maine in June 1900 and in April 1910 leaving us wondering if perhaps this record referred to her.

Our mystery was solved when we discovered that the death of Emeline Cushing,  was reported on March 18, 1810 in her daughter’s local newspaper,  The Reporter Journal.

Obiturary Emeline Shackford Cushing The Reporter Journal March 18, 1910
The Reporter Journal (Gardiner, Maine), 18 March 1910

The remains of Mrs. Emeline Cush-
ing, who died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Allen, at Litchfield,
Monday, aged 80 years, were taken to
Weymouth, Mass., Wednesday

We find it interesting that the newspaper correctly reported Emeline’s name and will probably never know why the death record incorrectly listed Emeline Shackford’s name as Caroline.  However we now feel comfortable that we’ve solved the mystery of Emeline’s death date and location and have successfully explained why we’ve connected this death record to Emeline (Shackford) Cushing.

Note:  I have a DNA match to one of Emeline’s descendants — my first DNA match with the shared ancestor WILLIAM SHACKFORD and MERCY ROSE, my third great grandparents!

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SOURCES:

1900 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Weymouth, enumeration district (ED) 1083, Sheet No 16A, dwelling 355, family 371, Frederick Cushing; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 July 2017).

1910 United States Federal Census, Kennebec County, Maine, population schedule, Litchfield, enumeration district (ED) 110, Sheet No 8A, dwelling 144, family 146, Wallace H Allen; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 August 2018).

Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921, , Caroline Cushing (believe this is actually Emeline (Shackford) Cushing, jsp), 14 March 1910; digital images, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 7 December 2017

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, p. 98, Louisa Cushing, 9 March 1882; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 May 2013); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records.

“Remains of Mrs Emeline Cushing,” The Reporter Journal (Gardiner, Maine), 18 March 1910; digital images, Digital Archives of the Gardiner Public Library(http://gardiner.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 31 July 2018).

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Amasa W Shackford, Photographer, of Farmington, NH (1834-1913) (Blog 477)

Photographs and stereocards by Amasa W Shackford, also known as A W Shackford are featured on e-bay, at AbeBooks, in the New York Public Library, at the New Hampshire Historical Society, on Wikimedia, and at many other locations.  His exceptional photographs preserve the history of many people and towns of New Hampshire.

Normally we’ve written about Shackford’s but in this case we’ve chosen to share an exceptional biography and obituary about Amasa’ life.  The biography about Amasa was featured in the 1897 Biographical Review Volume XXI Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Belknap and Strafford Counties New Hampshire:

Amasa W Shackford Biographical Review Publishing, Biographical Review Volume XXI Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Strafford and Belknap Counties New Hampshire (Boston- Bi

Amasa W Shackford, a photographer, well versed in his art, and one of the foremost residents of Farmington, was born in Barnstead, this State, November 18, 1834. His grandfather Josiah Shackford, who was born and bred in Portsmouth, removed to Barnstead in the latter part of the past century. The father, Seth Shackford, spent the seventy-seven years of his life in Barnstead. Besides general farming he followed the occupation of cattle drover and general merchant. his reputation was that of a capable business man. A straightforward Democrat in politics, he was influential in local affairs, served in all the town offices and for a time in the respective capacities of County Commissioner and Representative to the General Court. His first wife, whose maiden name was Harriet Hill, died a few years after the marriage, leaving three children. These were: Horatio H., of Barnstead; Amasa W., the subject of this brief sketch; and Lydia A., the wife of Charles H. Dow. His second wife, Roxa A (Nute) Shackford, left no children at her death. He subsequently contracted a third marriage with Mrs. Pamelia Brown, of Barnstead.

Amasa W. Shackford received his education at Pittsfield and at the New London Literary Institute. He went soon after to Concord to learn photography, for a while being employed in the studio of Benjamin Carr. Having acquired a good knowledge of the business, he purchased and fitted up a photographer’s cart, with which he traveled for about six years. In 1886, or thereabouts, Mr. Shackford opened a gallery in Farmington, and has since continued in his chosen occupation in this town. For a score of years he taught school in Farmington, Barnstead, Northwood, and Gilmanton, including classes in penmanship in the public schools.  In 1884 he built the large block on Central Street in which his studio has since been located, his large and constantly increasing patronage having demanded more commodious quarters.  An artist of wide experience, and doing work that compares favorably with that of the leading photographers of the country, he has a large and constantly increasing patronage.  He is now assisted by his son, to whom he has relegated the larger part of the responsible work of the establishment.  In politics he acts with the Democratic party.  He served his fellow townsmen in the capacity of Town Clerk for five years and that of member of the School Board for three years.  He was made a Mason in Fraternal Lodge; is a member of Woodbine Lodge I.O.O.F.; and belongs to the Henry Wilson Colony of Pilgrim Fathers of Farmington.

  Mr. Shackford married Miss Clara A. Lougee, of Barnstead, a daughter of Simeon and Mary (Tibbetts) Lougee.  Mr. and Mrs. Shackford have but one child, John S., who has largely succeeded to the business of his father.  John S. Shackford competed the course of study at the Farmington High School, and was subsequently graduated from the Scientific and Literary Institute at New Hampton, N. H.  He is a man of good mental attainments, is gifted by nature with artistic ability, and has inherited his father’s skill in penmanship.  Mr. Amasa W. Shackford and his family are regular attendants of the Free Will Baptist church, and contribute their full share toward its maintenance.

Amasa’s life was further described in this obituary published in The Farmington News on February 7, 1913:

Obituary Amasa William Shackford In Memoriam. Mr Shackford, The Farmington News (Farmington, New Hampshire), 7 February 2018Amasa W Shackford died last Satur
day night at the home of his daughter-
in-law, Mrs. Adrian Hall of High street,
Rochester, after a long period of failing
heath from a slow form of paralysis
aged 78 years. Mr Shackford was a
native of Barnstead, the second son of
Seth and Harriet (Hill) Shackford of
that town. He received his early educa-
tion in the schools of Pittsfield, later
attending Wolfeboro academy and fin-
ishing at New London Seminary. He
taught school winters for twenty years
at Eliot, Me, Barnstead, Gilmanton,
New Durham and Farmington. He
was married in early life to Miss Clara
A Lougee of Barnstead and to them one
child was born, a son who died June
28, 1900, at the age of 25 years, leaving a
young widow, who, when failing health
made a change necessary, kindly opened
her home to Mr and Mrs Shackford
and with the help of her husband, made
“Pa’s last days pleasant and happy. Mr
Shackford was a photographer of promi-
nance, which profession he faollowed
during his 38 years as a resident of this
town. He was widely known and uni-
versally respected by a large number of
friends and acquaintenances. He had held
several town offices and for a number of
years was town clerk. He was a mem-
berof Woodblue lodge, I. I. O. F., of
this town. He is survived by his wife
and by one sister Mrs. Lydia Dow of
Barnstead. Funeral was held from the
home of Mrs Gall in Rochester last
Tuesday afternoon at on-o’clock, Rev.
T. H. Scammon of this town officiating,
with B. F. Perkins in charge. Singing
was by Rev. Wesley A. Paige. There
was a profusion of exquisite floral offer-
ings. The body was brought to Farm-
ington and internment made in the family
lot at Pine Grove cemetery.

Amasa Shackford Gravestone FindaGrave permission granted from Pittynh photographer
Photo of Amasa W Shackford’s gravestone taken by Pittnh who graciously gave permission for us to post it with this blog

The photographer of Amasa’s gravestone, Pittnh has graciously given permission to share a copy of the photograph of Amasa’s gravestone that he posted at FindAGrave here:

A reader of this blog informed me that a photo of Amasa can be found at the Farmington Historical Society’s WEB site which is from their February 1986 Mixed Photo Collection.

Note:  We had Amasa originally listed as Amasa William Shackford in the title of this blog after reviewing all the sources we have, we can’t find any reference to his middle name so have changed all references to his middle name to W.

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SOURCES:

Biographical Review Publishing, Biographical Review Volume XXI Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Belknap and Strafford Counties New Hampshire(Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1897), page 79-80; digital images, Google Books(http://books.google.com : accessed 7 October 2013.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 July 2014), Amasa W Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 130232058.

“In Memoriam. Mr Shackford,” The Farmington News (Farmington, New Hampshire), 7 February 2018; digital images, Farmington Preservation(http://farmington.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 14 July 2018).

Copyright 2018 Joanne Shackford Parkes  (sharing a link to this post is appreciated but please do not copy this material and paste it elsewhere).  Amasa is my fifth cousin three times removed.