Wedding Wednesday – Alice M Shackford marries Edward E Ellis (Blog 335)

Alice M Shackford, the daughter of Charles Chauncy and Martha Gould (Bartlett) Shackford was born May 28, 1849 in Lynn, Massachusetts.  We find her with her parents in Lynn, Boston, and Ithaca, NY in the 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, and 1875 census.

On Dec 2 1875, when she was 26, Alice was given in marriage by her father to Edward E Ellis.  Her marriage was announced in the Watkin’s Express and Ithaca Daily Journal.

Marriage Alice Shackford to Edward Ellis Ithaca Daily Journal (Ithaca, New York), 3 December 1875MARRIED.

Yesterday afternoon Miss Alice
Shackford, eldest daughter of the Rev. Prof. C. C. Shackford, of Cornell University, was married to a young gentleman of Boston, Mr. Edward Ellis. The ceremony was performed by the bride’s father, at his residence, in the presence of a few invited friends, consisting of the Professors of the University and
their wives, Dr. and Mrs. Stebbins, and
a few relatives. All the arrangements were beautiful in their simplicity. After receiving the congratulations of their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis started on a short wedding trip which will terminate at Boston, where they will purpose taking up their residence.

Alice and Edward lived with his mother Charlotte in Boston where he worked as a commission merchant and manager of a cotton factory while she raised their twin daughters Kate and Harriet. They moved to Brookline and spent their summers in Gloucester at the corner of Nautilus rd and Bass Rocks.   Edward died in 1925 in Gloucester and Alice died in 1932.  Edward, Alice and their two daughters who both died in 1955 were buried at  Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.

CHILDREN:

Katherine (Kate) Ellis – (1878-1955) – never married, worked as a teacher and social worker

Harriet May Ellis (1878-1955) – never married, worked as a social worker in her later years

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Lynn, page 646, dwelling 1256. family 1854, Charles C Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 July 2015).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Essex County, population schedule, Lynn, page 78? [number cut off], dwellling 62, image 99, Charles C Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 15 July 2014).

1860 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Lynn, Page No 361, dwelliing 2255, famliy 3092, Charles C Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 18 April 2015).

1865 Massachusetts Census, Suffolk County, population schedule, , dwelling 719, family 1002, Charles C Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 23 October 2013).

1870 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Boston, Page No 37, dwelling 214, family 243, Charles Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 4 November 2015).

1875 New York State Census, Tompkins County, population schedule, Ithaca, Page 75, family 782, Charles C Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 July 2014).

1880 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population census, Boston, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 657, Page No 25, 12 Gloucester St, dwellng 150, family 150, Charlotte Ellis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 March 2016).

1900 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 1505, Sheet No 5, Orchard St, dwelling 64, family, Edward Ellis; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed //).

1910 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Brookline, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 1089, Sheet No 2A, 173 Davis Avenuel family 22, Edward Ellis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 March 2016).

1920 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Brookline, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 172, Sheet No 3A, 173 Davis, family 54, Edward Ellis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 March 2016).

“Married: Thursday afternoon Miss Alice Shackford,” Watkin’s Express (Watkins, N. Y.), 9 December 1875; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com/ : accessed 28 November 2014).

“MARRIED,” Ithaca Daily Journal (Ithaca, New York), 3 December 1875; digital image, NYS Historic Newspapers (http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/ : accessed 28 March 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915, , Shakfield, 28 May 1849; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 28 March 2016)

Copyright 2017 Joanne Shackford Parkes  (sharing a link to this post is appreciated but please do not copy this material and paste it elsewhere)

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Sunday’s Obituary – Mrs Esther A (Shackford) MacDonald Dies Six Months After Marriage (Blog 333)

Ester A MacDonald, known as Essie was the daughter of William Wallace and Pamelia Shackford.  She was born Nov 10, 1866 in Paterson, New Jersey and grew up to become a very popular elocutionist and teacher at the Baptist Church.  On Feb 3, 1892 she married Angus MacDonald, a brother of John MacDonald, a Paterson Alderman.  Unfortunately she died of a hemorrhage about six months after her marriage.

MRS. ANGUS MACDONALD DEAD, The Call (Paterson, New Jersey), 25 July 1892

MRS ANGUS MACDONALD DEAD.

She Dies Suddenly After a Number of
Hemorrhages.

The friends of Mrs. Angus Macdonald
nee Shackford, will be shocked to
hear of her death, which occurred sud-
denly yesterday morning. Mrs. Macdon-
ald had been suffering for some time with
hemorrhages and had been attended by
r Parke. On Saturday she had a bad
one, and in order to prevent the recur-
rence he performed an operation, first
putting his patient under the influence of
ether. The operation was not successful,
and during the night Mrs. Macdonald had
another hemorrhage. Dr. Parke was
called at midnight and found her very
weak from the loss of blood. e put
her under ether, which eased her
sufferings. About 8 o’clock yesterday
morning Mr. Macdonald noticed that his
wife was deathly pale, and thinking some-
thing was the matter rushed to Dr. Mack-
intosh’s office, at the corner of Park ave-
nue and Straight street. The doctor
hastened to the residence of the family on
Ramage avenue, but he was too late.
Mrs. MacDonald had expired.
The death was an awful shock to the
young husband, who was devoted to his
wife, as it was also to her many friends,
for Mrs. Macdonald was known through-
out the city. She was a finished
elocutionist, and Patersonians de-
lighted to hear her. Of late she
has appeared very little in public.
The deceased was a member of the
First Baptist church and for many eyars
was one of the leading mainstays of the
Park avenue Baptist Sunday school,
where she taught a class for eight years.
She had only been married about six
months. Her husband is employed in the
post office.

Ester’s funeral took place at her families home and then according to the Paterson Evening News, twenty coaches filled with mourners followed her remains to the Laurel Grove Cemetery.

SOURCES:

“Funeral of Mrs. Macdonald,” Paterson Evening News (Paterson, New Jersey), 26 July 1892; digital images, Fulton History (http://www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 16 March 2016).”MRS. ANGUS MACDONALD DEAD,” The Call (Paterson, New Jersey), 25 July 1892; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 16 March 2016).

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “: Wednesday Wedding -Essie Shackford Marries Angus MacDonald Feb 3, 1892 (Blog 331),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 331, 16 March 2016 (https://shackfordfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/wednesday-wedding-essie-shackford-marries-angus-macdonald-fe-3-1892-blog-331/ : accessed 16 March 2016).

 

Treasure Chest Thursday – Shackford’s in Carter’s 1895 History of Pembroke, N.H. (Blog 332)

Today while searching for sources for Ann Martin Shackford’s marriage to Isaac Fitts we had three tremendous finds:

Rev N. F.Carter’s History of Pembroke, N.H. written in 1895 which stated that Ann Shackford married Isaac Fitts and included a lot of information about her ancestry.

James Hill Fitt’s 1869 Genealogy of the Fitts or Fitz Family in America which stated that they were married April 1, 1841 and provided some great information about their children.

FamilySearch’s description of the Fitts-Weston Family Bible which was filmed in 1971 and is at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City which stated that they were married and gave a marriage year.

Interestingly we have not found a marriage record in FamilySearch or Ancestry.  While all the documents were interesting, because our focus is on Shackfords, we’ll share our transcription of The Shackford Family, page 295 Carter’s History of Pembroke, N.H. It’s clearly a treasure and great starting point for those researching Shackford Family Historians!  The blue highlights refer to previous blogs about some of the Shackfords mentioned.

The Shackford Family Carter N. F., Rev, History of Pembroke, N. H. 1730-1895 In Two Volumes, Vol. II.-Genealogical (Concord, N. H. Republican Press Association, 1895), page 295CXX. THE SHACKFORD FAMILY.
1. Theodore1 settled in Allenstown; m. Mary Bartlett; and d. 14
Oct. 18, 1809. She d. 1 Apr. 1807. Ch:
2. Sally2 b, 1755; m. 1755, David Richardson of Allenstown; d. 15 Apr.
1842 (CX111, 12).
3. Theodore2 b. 7 July 1770; m. (1) Dorothy Kimball (LXXIV, 52) (2)
Hannah Field.
(3) Theodore 2 (Theodore1) was b. 7 July 1770 in Chester; m. (1) 27
Nov. 171, Dorothy, dau. of Michael Kimball, (2) 15 Mar 1824,
Hannah Field of Merrimack; and d. Nov. 1844. His 1st w. was
b. 16 May 1772, and d. 29 Oct. 1822. Ch:
4. John3 b. 27 Aug 1792; m. Susan Gibson
5. Susanna3 b. 6 Sep. 1795; d. 10 Feb 1809
6. Samuel3 b 17 Mar 1799 d. 5 Apr 18?6
7. Nathaniel3 b. 22 Jul 1801; m. Abigail Bailey
8. Betsey3 b. 16 Oct 1805; m. 10 May 1827 Mark Richardson of Pembroke
(CXIII, 28)
9. Susannah3 b. 7 Nov 1800; m. James Morrison (XCVII, 24).
10. Leonard Kimball3, b. 23 May 1814; d. 6 Dec 1824
(4) John3(Theodore, 2 Theodore1) was b. 27 Aug. 1792; m. Susan
Gibson of Newburyport, Mass; res. Pembroke. Ch b. in Pem-
broke:
11. Edrick; 4 m. 25 Dec 1837, Caroline M. Williams of Hocksett; res.
Canaan; d.
12. Ann;4 m. Isaac Fitts, res. Nashua
13. Adeline; 4; m. John F. Gilbert of Pembroke; d. (LV.2)/
14. Catherine;4 m. ——Wilson; res. New York
15. Wallace;4 m.; res. Nova Scotia
(7) Nathaniel3 (Theodore, 2, Theodore1) was b. 22 Jul 1801; m Abi-
gail Bailey. Ch:
16. Leonard; m. Lydia——; res. Cambridge, Mass
17. Mary4; m. res. Charles Emerson; res Allenstown
18. Bailey;4 m; res. Boston, Mass.
19. Jane;4 m. Nathaniel Chapman of Greenland; d.
20. Charles;4 m. —Dow; res. Boston, Mass.
21. Nellie;4 m. John Gilman Bartlett; res. Allenstown
22. Betsey;4 b. June 1831; d. 27 Jan 1832.

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SOURCES:

Carter N. F., Rev, History of Pembroke, N. H. 1730-1895: In Two Volumes, Vol. II.-Genealogical (Concord, N. H.: Republican Press Association, 1895), page 295; digital images, Hathi Trust (http://babel.hathitrust.org/ : accessed 17 March 2016

Family data, Family Bible, Fitts–Weston family Bible records, 1784-1924, microfilm of typed transcript of original available at Family History Center, Salt Lake

Fitts James Hill, Genealogy of the Fitts or Fitz Family in America (Clinton: Wm J Coulter, 1869), page 26-27; digital image, HathiTrust (http://babel.hathitrust.org/ : accessed 17 March 2016.

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Wednesday Wedding -Essie Shackford Marries Angus MacDonald Feb 3, 1892 (Blog 331)

Esther A Shackford, the daughter of William Wallace and Pamelia Shackford was born in Paterson, New Jersey on Nov 10, 1866.  We find her in the 1870 and 1880 censuses at ages 3 and 13.  Once we first learned that she also went by the name Essie, we discovered many articles that describe her as the “popular elocutionist and teacher”.

We’re not sure how she met Angus MacDonald, an attache of the Post Office but one of them was considered important enough to have their upcoming wedding mentioned in the New York Herald as a Paterson Society event. However the Paterson Morning Call describes the wedding as if we were present.  Additionally from the article we learn that Essie’s mother Pamelia had recently died (June 14, 1891), that they married in the Presbyterian church but she had been a teacher at the Baptist Church, that her brother Charles Edrick Shackford was best man, and her brother William Wallace Shackford attended the weeding, that her husband’s father was Alexander Macdonald and his brother Alderman John MacDonald. There is also an extensive list of attendees, some of whom may be direct family members.

Wedding Description Essie Shackford and Angus MacDonald TWO FEBRUARY WEDDINGS, The Paterson Morning Call (Paterson, New Jersey), 4 February 1892 Part 1Miss Essie Shackford and Mr. Angus
Macdonald United in the Bonds of Mat-
rimony – The Speer-McLaughlin Nup
tials – A Coming Marriage.

A quiet but pleasant wedding took place
last evening at the residence of Mr. Wil-
liam Wallace Shackford, 43 Ramapo
avenue, last evening, when his daughter,
Miss Essie Shackford, the well-known
elocutionist, was united in the bonds of
matrimony to Mr. Angus Macdonald, the
handsome register clerk at the post office.
The bride never looked more beautiful
than as she stood before the officiating
clergyman, Rev. Dr. Shaw of the Second
Presbyterian church, attired in a costume
of white china crepe, with silver fringe
trimmings. Miss Lizzie Rainey, the
bridesmaid, wore blue china crepe trimmed
with white ostrich feathers. Mr. Edrick
Shackford, brother of the bride, was best
man. Rev. Mr. Meeser was to have per-
formed the ceremony, but he being sick,
the knot was firmly tied by Rev. Dr.
Shaw.
On account of the recent death of the
bride’s mother, the marriage was an un-
ostentatious one, only the immediate
friends and relatives of the family being
present. The members of the bride’s class
in the Park avenue Baptist Sunday school,
which she has taught for the past eight
ears, were present and took an
active part in the festivities. Mr. and
Mrs. Macdonald were the recipients of a
large number of valuable presents, in-
cluding some beautiful pieces of silver-
ware and several handsome pieces of
household furniture. After the ceremony,
the balance of the evening was pleasantly
spent with singing, recitations and danc-
ing. The bride recited a poem, most
fitting to the occasion and held
her hearers spellbound with her
eloquence. A wedding supper was
served after which Mrs. Macdonald don-
ned her traveling costume of helitrope
broad-cloth, with sable trimmings, and in
company with her husband, was driven to
the Erie depot where they took the 11:20
train for a trip down east. They will only
be gone two days, as Mr. Macdonald has
to be back at his post on Saturday, when
the civil examinations occur.
The guests present were: Mr. Alexander
Macdonald, father of the groom; Alderman
John Macdonald, brother of the groom;
Mr. William Wallace Shackford, father of
the bride, Mr. and Mrs. William W.
Shackford, Miss Minnie Campbell, of
Jersey City; Mrs. D. D. Mills and daugh-
ter Nettie, Mrs. Lambert, of Deposit, N.
Y., Mr and Mrs John Brown and daugh-
ter, Miss Marion Phillips, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Bustard, Miss Bentley, Mr
G. V. Brower and family, Mr. and
rs. John Denton, Mr. and rs
James M. Denton, Mr. and Mrs George
Frost, Miss Fanny Frost, Miss Mary Kane,
r. Harry Sutton, Mrs. James Donald-
son, Miss Lizzie Donaldson, Mr. Edrick
Shackford, Miss Lizzie Rainey, Miss Jen-
nie Denton, Miss Jennie Houston, Miss
Carrie Arentaen, Miss Bateson, Miss
Parker, and Mr. and Mrs. George Garrison
and son.

Unfortunately Essie died about July 24, 1892, five months after her marriage.  She is buried at Laurel Grove in Passaic, New Jersey.

Note:  Listing her death date as approximate because the date in the New Jersey Deaths and Burials database (Jul 27, 1892) is after the date of a newspaper article announcing her death (July 25, 1892) so is probably transcribed incorrectly.

 

SOURCES:

1870 United States Federal Census, New Jersey, Passaic, Paterson, population schedule, Ward 5, p. 82 (penned), Dwelling 407, Family 709, Shackford Wm; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2013).

1880 United States Federal Census, Passaic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Paterson, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 162, Page No 16, 107 Madison St, dwelling 103, family 188, Wm W Shakford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 November 2015).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 July 2014), Esther A Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 111568443

“MRS. ANGUS MACDONALD DEAD,” The Call (Paterson, New Jersey), 25 July 1892; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 16 March 2016).

“New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980,” database, FamilySearch (http:familysearch.org : accessed 17 November 2015), Esther A Schackford

“New Jersey, Deaths and Burials Index, 1798-1971,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 May 2013).

“PATERSON SOCIETY,” New York Herald (New York, New York), 17 January 1892; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 16 March 2016).

“A Pleasant Surprise Party,” The Morning Call (Paterson, New Jersey), 12 November 1890; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 13 March 2016).

“TWO FEBRUARY WEDDINGS,” The Paterson Morning Call (Paterson, New Jersey), 4 February 1892; digital images, Fulton History (http://www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 2 February 2016).

 

 

Military Monday – Mrs Annie M (Jenness) Ambler References Samuel Shackford’s Service as Basis of Her Daughters of the American Revolution Application (Blog 330)

Annie Matilda Jenness, the daughter of Benning Wentworth Jenness and Nancy Walker Shackford was born about 1837 in Strafford, New Hampshire.  She is listed in the 1850 census as age 13 from which we can also tell that her father, a distinguished Judge, merchant, State Senator, and member of the in Strafford was quite wealthy as he listed real estate valuing $12,000. Her parents had lost three sons and Annie grew up with one older sister, Ellen.  She was most likely 18 when she attended the Charlestown Female Seminary, a Christian school for young women.

Around 1857, Annie married Augustus White Merwin and had two daughters, Anne Amelia Merwin, and Mary Jenness Merwin.  Her parents had moved to Cleveland around 1862 and her father left politics and became very involved in his lumber business. Annie must have divorced Augustus and moved to Cleveland as she married Henry Lovejoy Amber, a dentist on September 11, 1876.  They moved to New Hampshire around 1885 but returned to Cleveland about five years later.

Annie applied for and was accepted into the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1902.  She died in Cleveland on March 5, 1913.  Annie not only honored her ancestry in her DAR application but also did so in one of the bequests of her will which was a $400 perpetual trust to the town of Strafford “to be expended to improve, beautify and keep in repair the cemetery where my dear father and mother are buried.”

ANNIE M (JENNESS) AMBLER’S APPLICATION TO THE DAUGHTER’S OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

DAR Application Mrs Annie M Ambler based on Samuel Shackford
DAR Application Mrs Annie M Ambler based on Samuel Shackford

MRS. ANNIE M. AMBLER 40583
Born in Strafford, New Hampshire
Wife of Henry L. Ambler.
Descendant of Samuel Shackford, 1st of New Hampshire.
Daughter of Benning W. Jenness and Nancy Shackford, his wife.
Granddaughter of Samuel, 2nd, and Nancy Walker, his wife.
Gr. grandaughter of Samuel Shackford, 1st, and Mary Marshall King, his wife.
Samuel Shackford, 1st, (1728-1812), served in the Burgoyne
and Rhode Island campaigns. He was born in Newington’
died in Portsmouth, N. H.
Also Nos. 14175, 15093, 19352, 21103, 29532.

Note:  Do not believe that Samuel Shackford (1728-1812) married Mary Marshall King but married  (1) Elizabeth Ring and (2) Eleanor Jackson Marshall.

 

SOURCES:

Augsbury Mary Ellis and Sarah Hall Johnston, Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume XLI 40001-4100 1902 (Washington D. C., 1915), page 221; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 17 January 2016; Mrs Annie M. Ambler, 40583.1850 United States Federal Census, Strafford County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Strafford, page 542 (penned), 272 (stamped), dwelling 943, family 1001, Benning W Jenness; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 November 2015)

Catalogue of the Officer, Teachers and Pupils of the Charlestown Female Seminary, for the Year, Ending Seventy-Third Term, July 1855 (Boston: J. Howe, Printer, 1855), page 12; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 March 2016

Cogswell Elliot Colby, History of Nottingham, Deerfield, and Northwood: Comprised within the Original Limits of Nottingham, Rockingham County, N.H. with Records of the Centennial Proceedings at Northwood, and Genealogical Sketches (Manchester: John B Clarke, 1878), page 418; digital images, Google Books (http://book.google.com : accessed 29 November 2015.

The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History (https://ech.case.edu : accessed 14 March 2016), Henry Lovejoy Ambler

Hardon Henry W, Newington, New Hampshire Families in the Eighteenth Century (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc, 1991), page 168

“Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998,” images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 March 2016), Annie M Ambler.

Scales John, History of Strafford County, New Hampshire and Representative Citizens (Chicago, Ill: Richmond-Arnold Publishing, 1914), page 421; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 18 January 2014.

Shepard Vinton R, Editor, Ohio Appellate and Circuit Court Reports, Volume XXII (Cincinnati: The Ohio Law Reporter Company, 1915), page 458-460; digital images, Google Books (https://books.google.com/books : accessed 14 March 2016

 

Sunday’s Obituary – Ann Marie (Kelley) Shackford of Paterson, NJ (abt 1827-1860) (Blog 329)

Ann Marie (Kelley) Shackford - Death Notice
Death Notice Ann Marie (Kelley) Shackford

We’re currently researching the Shackfords of Paterson, New Jersey who descend from or were related to William Wallace Shackford (1828-1902). Thanks to FultonHistory, we recently found a death notice for Ann Marie Shackford, William Wallace Shackford’s first wife who died in 1860 at age 34.

Ann was born in Vermont about 1827 to Stephen and Susan Kelley – information gathered from her death record but we haven’t found any further information about her parents. She married William Wallace Shackford of Suncook, New Hampshire in Nashville, Nashua, New Hampshire on May 2, 1849. They lived in Epsom, New Hampshire in 1850 where William Wallace worked as a blacksmith. Their first two children, Norman H, and a stillborn child were born in New Hampshire.  Sometime before 1857 they moved to Paterson where their next two children, Estilla and Frank were born.

William is living in Paterson on 25 Jun 1860 with an Ann who is showing as age 12 born in Vermont and children Frank, Norman, and Estilla.  Because there was no child Ann listed in the 1850 census, we suspect this may be an error in the census and this census is recording, his wife Ann who died on December 14, 1860 at her home, 111 Willis Street. Her death as reported in the Paterson, New Jersey Daily Guardian is shown below:

Ann Marie (Kelley) Shackford - Death Notice
Death Notice Ann Marie (Kelley) Shackford

SHACKFORD – At her residence, No. 111 Willis
street, Friday, Dec. 14, 1860, Ann M. Shackford,
wife of William W Shackford, in the thirty-
fourth year of her age.
The friends of the family are invited to attend the
funeral from the Sandy Hill Chapel on Sunday at
3 o’clock.

 

CHILDREN:

Norman H Shackford (1850-1903) – Moved back north to New Hampshire where he worked on the railroad.  He married Emma Elmira Hodgman & moved

Stillborn Shackford (1851-1851)

Estilla Shackford (1857-????) – married Thomas Charles Wilson

Frank P Shackford (1857-1862)

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at http://www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Epsom, Page No 454, dwelling 672, family 677, Wallace Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com

1860 United States Federal Census, Passaic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Paterson East Ward, Page no 82, household 491, family 640, Wm W Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 March 2016).

“DEATHS,” The Daily Guardian (Paterson, New Jersey), 15 December 1860; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 13 March 2016).

“New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 November 2015), Wallace Shackford m Ann Maria Kelley.

“New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 15 November 2015), Ann M. Shackford, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FZGT-TQL

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Military Monday – Martha Shackford Meserve Jordan References Samuel Shackford’s Service as Basis of Her Daughters of the American Revolution Application (Blog 328)

Martha Shackford Meserve, the daughter of Isaac Hall and Mary Walker (Shackford) Meserve was born Nov 15, 1850 in Roxbury, Massachusetts and grew up in Quincy at the National Sailor’s Home where her father worked as Superintendent.  She would have been in her early teens during the brunt of the civil war.

In August of 1868, her cousin Joseph Wesley Shackford visited from Virginia and wrote in his diary “Mattie is quite a good looking young lady. She is engaged at this time to Capt. Jordan.”  Eighteen months later, on May 19, 1870, Martha married the same Jediah Porter Jordan who had enlisted in the 42nd Massachusetts Infantry when he was only 16 and left as a Sergeant Major.

After the war Jediah worked as a bookkeeper, paper merchant, and ran his own paper company. Martha raised five children, and belonged to the Paul Revere Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the Women in Council, and the All Soul’s Unitarian Church Alliance.  Three of her children survived her. Her application to the DAR is shown below and was based on Samuel Shackford, her second great grandfather who served in both the Burgoyne and Rhode Island Campaigns and also served as Selectman in Newington, New Hampshire in 1776-1777.

DAR Application Mary Shackford Meserve Jordan Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Volume XXX. 29001-30000 1899 (Washington, D. C. 1910), page 191MRS. MARTHA SHACKFORD MESERVE JORDAN. 29532
Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts
Wife of Hon. Jediah Porter Jordan.
Descendant of Samuel Shackford, 1st, of New Hampshire.
Daughter of Issac Hall Meserve and Mary Walker Shackford, his wife.
Granddaughter of Samuel Shackford, 3d and Nancy Buzell, his wife.
Gr. -granddaughter of Samuel Shackford 2d and Ann Walker his wife.
Gr.-gr-granddaughter of Samuel Shackford 1st and Mary Elizabeth Marshall Ring, his wife.
Samuel Shackford, 1st, (1828-1812), served in the Burgoyne and Rhode Island campaigns. He was born in Newington, N. H.; died in Portsmouth, N.H.

 

 

SOURCES:

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