Treasure Chest Thursday – Notre Dame Hesburgh Special Collections’ Civil War Letters Written by Samuel Garland Shackford to His Daughter’s Caretaker (Blog 368)

About three years ago, on October 7, 2013 we wrote an article sharing the Army Widow Pension card for Samuel G. Shackford’s 2nd wife Esta (Higgins Shackford).  In that article we stated that we had discovered that Samuel had written letters to his daughter during the civil war and “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get to read” these letters.

university-of-notre-dame-hesburg-libraryWell this week, we  visited the beautiful Notre Dame campus where we felt honored to be able to review the letters that Samuel Garland Shackford sent home to his daughter Ida during the civil war.  We not only found the letters but were extremely pleased to discover that they had been used by a Notre Dame student who wrote a a senior thesis paper describing the historical value and her wonderful perspectives of these letters!  Her paper provided an excellent context to the letters and describes some history regarding Samuel that is new to us.

We quickly scanned some of the letters as we copied them and discovered that Samuel put a date on each letter and described his location so we will able to show this on a map at a later date.  He also described his work at a hospital and shared the health status of the other member of the Huse family and himself.  He asked about his daughter Ida and as the war progressed had to sort out payment for her care and sent her some silk.  He also described his sadness and loss of hope regarding remarrying because the women in the community who he had hoped to possibly marry were becoming unavailable. The files also included a letter from the women he did marry – Esta Higgens which was sent to another member of the Huse family where she asks how Mr Shackford is doing.

We wish to thank the Huse family for saving these precious letters, those who kept them preserved, the Hesburgh library for purchasing this wonderful collection, those who created the wonderful findings aid and for ensuring that their finding aids are discoverable on a Google Search.

We had called ahead of our visit to ensure the documents were available and were impressed at the professionalism of James Cachey and Deborah Dochuck who had the documents pulled before our arrival.  The library had nearby sinks for handwashing and lockers for storing briefcases right at the front entrance of the library and had established a document viewing area that was private but yet was set up to allow oversight of the patrons viewing documents.  Their focus of preservation of historical documents will ensure that others can see these precious documents!

We were allowed to photograph the files and historic letters and will be transcribing them as time permits.  Note:  We ve created over 15,000 images of Shackford family history documents during the past few months and when we return home our first goal is to develop a plan of prioritizing the review and transcription of these wonderful treasures. And before sharing anything beyond our transcriptions, we’ll need to garner permission from the library!

So more about these letters someday in the future!

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Sunday’s Obituary – Samuel Garland Shackford, Civil War Veteran (1818-1886) (Blog 367)

The Farmington News published this short obituary about Samuel G Shackford on October 23, 1885

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Farmington News, 23 Oct 1885

Samuel G. Shackford, a veteran of
the late war, for many years a hotel
keeper in Dover and Barnstead, and for
some time leader of the Barnstead brass
band, died on the 9th inst., at his home
in Barnstead.

 

Samuel, the son of Josiah Ring and Mary Louise (Garland) Shackford was born January 30, 1818 in Barnstead, New Hampshire and married Margaret Bean Foss, the daughter of John and Alice (Nutter) Foss.  We find the family in Barnstead in the 1850 and 1860 census with Samuel’s occupation listed as shoemaker and innkeeper.

Margaret died on July 8, 1859 at the age of 43 leaving Samuel with four young children Albert Foss (age 13), William Henry (age 10), Mary Ann (age 7), Leonard S (had died in 1856), and Ida Jane (age 2).  He enlisted as a private on November 30, 1861 leaving some of his children with the Huse family.  He served with the 8th New Hampshire which was sent to New Orleans and Baton Rouge where he served with members of the Huse family.  Samuel mustered out of the military on January 18, 1865 and was serving as a Justice in Barnstead later that year. We find records of him running stables in 1868 and 1870, working as an innkeeper in 1870 living with his children who are either in school or working in a shoe factory.

On Dec 19, 1872 he married Esta L Higgins, the daughter of Joseph and Betsey (Hamor) Higgins and on April 30, 1877 he filed for a civil war pension.  By 1880 he was living with his son William who was also listed as the hotel keeper but Samuel who was now 62 was suffering from rheumatism.  He died from chronic rheumatism and pneumonia on October 9, 1885 and was buried in the Barnstead Centre Graveyard.

Children (with his first wife Margaret Bean Foss):

Albert Foss Shackford (1836-1927) – married Helena Augusta Huntress, worked as town clerk, post office, and as a shoemaker

William Henry Shackford (1849-1899) – married Margaret Augusta Smart, worked as innkeeper

Mary Ann Shackford (1852-1931) – married Lyman Jenkins,

Leonard Shackford (1855-1856)

Ida Jane Shackford (1857-1929) – married Frank Elmer Palmer

 

SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Belknap County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Barnstaead, page 413 (penned) 207 (stamped), dwelling 972, family 1054, Saml G Shackford; digital image, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 7 October 2013).

1860 United States Census, Belknap County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Barnstead, Page No 47, dwelling 377, family 392, Samuel G Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 7 October 2013).

1870 United States Federal Census, Belknap County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Barnstead, Page No 20, dwelling 188, family 198, Saml G Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 7 October 2013).

1880 United States Federal Census, Belknap County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Belknap, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 2, Supervisors District No 82, Page No 11, dwelling 117, family 122, William Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 October 2013).

“Civil War and Later Pension Index,” digital images, Fold3 (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 8 October 2013), Samuel G Shackford Pension Request.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 1 August 2014), Samuel G Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 11519620.

“HUSE FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE. 1837-1898,” ; MSN/CW 5054-1 to MSN/CW 5054-347; Manuscripts of the American Civil War; University of Notre Dame Rare Books and Special Collections, Notre Dame University. http://www.rarebooks.nd.edu/digital/civil_war/letters/ describes 22 written between February 1862 and February 1865 by Pvt. Samuel G. Shackford of Barnstead, a widower whose daughter lived in the Huse household during the war.

Lyon G. Parker, The New-Hampshire Annual Register, and United States Calendar, for the Year 1865 (Concord: G. Parker Lyon, 1865), page 61; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 18 September 2016.

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Birth Records, 1659-1900, , Samuel G Shackford, 30 January 1818; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 October 2013); “New Hampshire, Birth Records, through 1900.” Online index and digital images. New England Historical Genealogical Society. Citing New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire.

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, , Samuel G. Shackford and Esta L. Higgins, ; index and images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 13 November 2015).

Register of Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire 1861-65. (NHRoster) Published in 1895 and Eighth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry

“Samuel G. Shackford,” The Farmington News (Farmington, New Hampshire), 23 October 1885; digital images, Farmington Preservation (http://farmington.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 8 August 2014).

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 18 September 2016), Samuel G Shackford, 1870-71, Barnstead, NH

Treasure Chest Thursday – We Find Ebenezer Shackford in Vital Records from Maine Newspapers, 1785-1820 (Blog 366)

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Vital Records from Maine, Newspapers, 1786-1820

While at the Ellsworth Library we took a look at the book Vital Records from Maine Newspapers, 1785-1820 and discovered that authors David C Young and Elizabeth Keene Young invested a lot time extracting records from multiple newspapers.

We found Shackford extracts on page 532 and learned that newspapers indexed as N4 and N1 announced the death of Ebenezer’s infant child on August 3, 1819.

On the next page we learn that Eliza Shackford, the 26 year old wife of Ebenezer died at Portland and her death was reported in newspaper N1 on July 27, 1819 and in newspaper N4 on July 17, 1819.

We were aware of these Shackfords and relationships from previous research but it is helpful to see that the information we had matched the newspaper articles.

EBENEZER SHACKFORD (abt 1792-1857)

Ebenezer Shackford whose parentage we are not yet certain of was born about 1792-3 in Maine.  He and Elizabeth Abbott both of Portland posted their intention to marry on October 22, 1815 and were married  by Elder Samuel Rand on November 16, 1815.  Eliza probably died as a result of childbirth as she died on July 19, 1819 and her 15 day old child who we believe was named Ebenezer died on July 31, 1819.  Both mother and child were buried in Eastern Cemetery.

Ebenezer’s marriage to Frances Jane Springer was announced on August 26, 1820 and they were married by Rev Edward Payson in Portland on September 14, 1820.From the Young book we learn that their marriage was announced in newspaper N1 on Sept 19 1820 and paper H1 on Sept 30 1820.  We believe that Ebenezer and Frances had a daughter Elizabeth Springer Shackford in 1824.

From the 1827 Portland directory we learn that Ebenezer was a baker and from the Weekly Eastern Argus we learn that he sold his land and house in 1830.  In 1837 Ebenezer and Jane divorced – she then married Oliver E Silsby in 1838 and Ebenezer married Anna Blair in 1855.  He died in November 1857 in Portland from Consumption.

We have some research questions regarding Ebenezer:

Who were the parents of Ebenezer Shackford (1792-1859)?

Where was Ebenezer Shackford buried?

When did Ebenezer’s wife Anna Blair Shackford die?

Who were the parents of Ebenezer’s wives?

We will probably search the newspapers referred to in the Young’s helpful book Vital Records of Maine, 1785-1820 and recommend this books to others researching individuals who lived in Maine during this timeframe.

And the next time we copy pages from a book from a library distant from our home, we’ll be sure to copy the pages of the book that told us which newspapers the book was referring to – lesson learned for next genealogy RV trip!!!

SOURCES:

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 July 2014), Ebenezer Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 101709555

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 July 2014), Eliza Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 101709556

“HOUSE AND LAND,” Weekly Eastern Argus (Portland, Maine), 18 May 1830; digital images, America’s Historical Newspapers, Godfrey Memorial Library (http://infoweb.newsbank.com : accessed 15 July 2014).

Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922, , Eliza Shackford, 19 July 1819; digital records, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 September 2016); Maine State Archives; Cultural Building, 84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084; 1908-1922 Vital Records; Roll #: 10.

“Maine, Divorce Records, 1798-1891,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 August 2016), Frances Jane Stackford d. Ebenezer Stackford.

Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, >Vital records prior to 1892>Sewall-Sherman>Image 368 of 4256, Ebenezer Shackford m Eliza Abbott, 16 November 1815; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 14 August 2014).

Maine, Marriage Records, 1713-1937, , Eliza Abbott m Ebenezer Shackford, 16 November 1815; digital records, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 September 2016).

Maine, Marriage Records, 1713-1937, , Ebenezer Shackford, 14 September 1820; digital records, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 31 May 2013).

U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885,” digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 September 2016), Ebenezer Shackford.

Young David C and Elizabeth Keene Young, Vital Records from Maine Newspapers, 1785-1820 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1993), page 533, death of Eliza Shackford.

Tombstone Tuesday – Josiah Shackford’s Gravestone, Portsmouth, Ohio (Blog 365)

We stopped in Portsmouth Ohio to learn more about the adventuresome Josiah Shackford who is also described as “quaint,” “curious,”and someone with a “striking character.” We discovered that their wonderful library‘s History Section had microfilms of deeds showing the properties Josiah owned.  These included a few deeds showing the sale of land after he died which contains a list of his nieces and nephews to whom he left his assets in his will!  More about that later as we need to transcribe them and also want to create our own list of nieces and nephews to compare to the individuals listed in the deeds.

We also went to the Scotio County Courthouse in search of Josiah’s estate records.  We did find his name in the index and learned that his records were listed as case No 4870 but were disappointed to discover that the courthouse had microfilms for case No 4769 and 4771 but was missing Josiah’s case file.  The staff at the office said that years ago the microfilms were stored out in the front office and anyone could have walked off with a record.  Now you do have to sign in to access materials.  We have tried to contact a local genealogy organization which the courthouse said had some original documents but have not heard back from them yet.

Our next stop was the Greenlaw Cemetery where we found Josiah’s gravestone which is in beautiful condition.

img_6653IN MEMORY

of
Capt. JOSIAH SHACKFORD
who departed this life July 26th
1829 [9 is reversed]

in the 93 year of his

age [some sources list age as 82]

Of no distemper; of no blast herlied,

But fell like autumn frail, that mellowed long,

Even wondered at, because it fell in sooner.

Time seemed to wind him up, for fourscore years

Yet briskly ran he on, twelve winters more,

Till like a clock, worn out with eating time

The wheels of weary life, stood still.

We’re planning to notify the cemetery that he was a Revolutionary War veteran as he served aboard the Ship Raleigh in 1776.

Also, we recently discovered this portrait of Josiah.  We only collect digital images of Shackford items and certainly can’t afford the listed price of $3,000 but do hope that this historical painting finds a good home.

Lastly – if you ever travel to Portsmouth, Ohio, be sure to see their flood wall!

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:

“An Odd Stick.,” Chicago eagle (Chicago, Illinois), 4 January 1890; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 14 August 2014).

Bannon Henry Towne, Scioto Sketches An Account of Discovery and Settlement of Scioto County, Ohio (Chicago: A. C. McGlurg & Company, 1920), ; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 16 May 2014.

History of the Lower Scioto Valley (Chicago: 1884), unsure; transcribed, Archives (http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/history/1884/chapt11.txt : accessed 16 May 2014

Willis Henry Auctions (https://www.willishenryauctions.com : accessed 8 September 2016), 18th C. Portrait of Josiah Shackford, https://www.willishenryauctions.com/catalogs/day-ii-folk-art-americana-auction-aug-2-2015/lot-132-18th-c-portrait-of-josiah-shackford/

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Wedding Wednesday – Charles Henry Shackford marries Clara E Burke in 1882 (Blog 364)

Charles Henry Shackford, the son of David and Lydia (Short) Shackford was born on March 20, 1857 in Newburyport, Massachusetts.  We find him listed in the census with his parents and siblings Emily, Mary Ann, and Sarah J in 1860 and know he lost his father when he was only five years old.  In 1865, 1870 and 1880 he was living with his mother who was working as a landlady and keeping house – the house in 1880 was at 37 Fair St.

Charles married Clara Eva Burke, the daughter of John and Mary N (Sawyard) Burke in Newburyport on March 29, 1882.  We tried to find a record in Newburyport newspapers but discovered that the newspapers from 1882 are not included in the collection.

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Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, Family Search, Charles H Shackford and Clara E Burke

Charles was working as a hairdresser at the time of his marriage and continued in that occupation until his death, listing his position as a barber later in life.  He also was elected councilman in Newburyport serving around the 1898 timeframe.  We also believe he was active in harbor activities, something we’ll continue to research as we continue to access the Newburyport newspapers available through the Newburyport Public Library.  Charles died on September 25, 1928 in Newburyport.

CHILDREN:

Charles Corliss Shackford (1882-1947) – married Florence Janet Hey, worked in the lumber field, lived in Newburyport, Dorchester, Mass, Philadelphia, and Medford, Mass

Grace N Shackford (1883-????) – married Forrest Glover Hills, worked as telephone operator, lived in Newburyport

SOURCES:

1860 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 16, dwelling 115, family 135, David Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 27 August 2016).

1865 Massachusetts State Census, Essex County, population schedule, Newburyport, dwelling 1, family 1, Lydia Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 16 August 2014).

1870 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 41, dwelling 315, family 372, Lydia Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 August 2016).

1880 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 225, Page No 4, 37 Fair, dwelling 29, family 37, Lydia Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 28 August 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Charles H Shackford, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 September 2016); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

“UNDERWAY FOR THE YEAR TO COME and COMMITTES FOR THE YEAR,” Newburyport Daily News (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 4 January 1898; digital images, Newburyport Public Library (http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 7 September 2016).

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 5 September 2016), Charles H Shackford

Military Monday – 2 Lt David Shackford’s Funeral (Blog 363)

David Shackford, the son of Susanna Shackford was born Aug 15, 1826 in Newburyport, Massachusetts.  His marriage to Lydia Eva Short was announced on Aug 10, 1849 and they were married on September 14, 1849.  David worked as a mariner, cordwainer (shoemaker), and fireman living at 20 Franklin Street and 34 Marlborough Streets in Newburyport.

On April 15, 1861 he joined the Massachusetts 8th Regiment, Company A also known as the Minute Men or Cushing Guards and served with his regiment from Annapolis to Washington, in Baltimore, and along the Ohio railroad.  On August 21, 1862 was elected 2nd Lieutenant by his regiment.  Unfortunately the next day he drowned in a boating accident near Plum Island Point leaving a wife, four children (Sarah J, 12; Emily C, 7; Charles H, 5; and Mary Ann, 2), and an invalid mother who was living in the local Almshouse.  On September 9, 1862 this patriotic description of his funeral was published in the Newburyport Herald:

Lieut. David Shackfod was buried on Friday, The Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 9 September 1862, page 2, col 3 pt 1
Newburyport Herald, 9 Sept 1862

Lieut. David Shackford was buried on Friday forenoon, in the Oldtown grave-yard. The principal services were at the church in Purchase street, and
performed by the pastor, Rev Mr. Butler. The church was full, the ladies occupying the side or wall pews, and the military, engine men and others with whom the deceased was associate, the body pews Music, the reading of the Scriptures, an address, a prayer and a closing benediction comprised the exercises, Mr. Butler’s remarks were extemporaneous but well adapted to the sad occasion, and calculated to benefit the listener. While he forgot not the virtues of the dead he was anxious to give such counsel to the living, as should make the wiser and better here, and to point them in the reward of those who fight “the good fight of faith,” in the future world.
There was much in the soldier worthy of admiration, and never since the country sprang into being had the people come to such an appreciation of his services. The existences of the country appealed to him and he responded and was all his heart, and when he had fallen, whether on the battlefield or in quietly passing the course which Providence had marked out for him-even while in quest or pleasure-it was well, and it would be the privilege of his friends and associate to honor his memory and emulate his spirit of self-
sacrifice and devotion to the common welfare The deceased had but learned the dangers of the nation, and he had sprung to his feet and moved onward to
the scene of peril. God had been his shield and he had returned to the bosom of his family. Again there had been the cry-“Come and help us,” and again
he had turned away from his wife and children and all that makes home dear to husband and father, and given himself to the defence of the government and the principles on which only it can rest. It had so happened that with thousands of others, he had once more and quickly, found himself among those dearest to
him on earth. And now, still again, there was a demand made for those who were willing to give themselves to their country, and his answer was, “I am
ready,” and in a few days he would have been among such as are to-day facing the enemy, or preparing for any services to which they may be called.
He had been cut down just at the moment when his fellow soldiers had assigned him an important post, and under circumstances which would be flattering to
the honest pride of any patriot. It is not for us to ask why, or to murmur. A cloud rested upon the dispensation, but no power the deceased could control could
dissipate its darkness, or scatter the deep gloom. He had met the claims upon him as a soldier, and it was enough. His promptness, courage and resolution were worth of imitation; and his safe return, after encountering the perils of a soldier’s life for months in succession, showed that heaven had smiled on his decision and his labors.
The remains were followed to the grave by the Cushing Guard, Capt. Stone’s company, and many of the members of the Fire Department. Engine Company
8, of which the deceased was a member, appeared in full ranks, wearing a badge of crape on the left arm. – on arriving at the grave the pall-bearers formed into
line on the left of the bier, when the mourning company passed up and countermarched, caving the ground. A few days since when the procession encircled the coffin, it was that they might once more gaze upon the features of the dead. Now, the lid was closed, and closed for all time, but affection had not forgot her office, and amid a profusion of flowers, and covering a portion of that motto, E Plurbus Unum, which to the American heart should be second only to Holy Writ, lay photographs of the departed-the citizen and the soldier-as if she would constrain even the grave to intensify her hallowed sins, and enforce lessons of patriotism.

While we manifest our respect for the memory of the dead, let the wants of the living be recorded The subject of these hasty thoughts leaves a wife and four
children The children are young and helpless, and the mother is an invalid. Need more be said to secure what may be necessary for their future comfort. We
learn with pleasure that the Cushing Guard have already enclosed to Mrs Shackford the sum of $25, and Neptune Engine Co No 8, $20-the amount in their treasure, and that each company contemplates another effort. The former will shortly make up a sum equal to two dollars for each member, and with what
will be done by friends who propose to call up on such as are able to contribute, we trust the hearts of the widow and fatherless will yet be made glad

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, no page number, previous page stamped 352, penned 703, dwelling 107, family 158, David Shackford in household of Henry Lunt; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 August 2016).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Essex County, population schedule, Newburyport, page 278, dwelling 26, family 440, David Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 27 August 2016).

1860 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 62, Susan Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 4 September 2015).

“DROWNED,” The Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 26 August 1862, page 2, col 2; digital images, Newburyport Public Library (http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 30 August 2016).

“Lieut. David Shackford was buried on Friday,” The Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 9 September 1862, page 2, col 3; digital images, Newburyport Public Library (http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 30 August 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, DEATHS REGISTERED IN THE City of Newburyport for the Year eighteen hundred and sixty-two page 256, David Shackford, 22 August 1862; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 10 January 2014).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Lydia C Short m David Shackford, 14 September 1849; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 September 2016); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

“Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 26 August 2016), David Shackford m Lydia Eva Short.

Nason George W., History And Complete Roster of the Massachusetts Regiments, Minute Men of 1861 Who Responded To the First Call of President Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861, To Defend the Flag And Constitution of the United State (Boston, Massachusetts: Smith & McCance, 1910), page 238; digital image, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 23 May 2014.

Vital Records of Newburyport Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 Volume I. Births (Salem, Mass: The Essex Institute, 1911), page 347 and; digital images, Essex County Ma (http://essexcountyma.net/ : accessed 12 July 2014.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Mary Ann Shackford, Daughter of David and Lydia (Short) Shackford Dies of Scarlet Fever (Blog 362)

Here’s the little that we know about Mary Ann Shackford, the daughter of David and Lydia Eva (Short) Shackford who died at too young an age.

She was born July 19, 1859 in Newburyport.

She was listed in the 1860 census with parents David and Lydia, siblings Emily (age 5), Charles (age 3), and Sarah E (age 10).

She was listed in the 1865 census with siblings Sarah J (age 15) and Charles Henry (age 8) – we’re not sure why sister Emily, age 10 who was alive was not listed in this census with the family but perhaps she was living elsewhere due to financial reasons or perhaps she just got missed.

Death Notice Marianne Shackford DEATHS, Newburyport Daily Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 13 April 1869; digital images, Newburyport Public Library
Newburyport Daily Herald, 13 Apr 1869

Her death was recorded in the City of Newburyport on April 10, 1869, cause scarlet fever and the April 13, 1869 Newburyport Daily Herald included this notice in the DEATHS section of the newspaper announcing that the funeral .  We hoped to find an additional notice about the sadness of a death of a nine year old but unfortunately did not find another other articles regarding young Mary Ann.

SOURCES:

1860 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 16, dwelling 115, family 135, David Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 27 August 2016).

1865 Massachusetts State Census, Essex County, population schedule, Newburyport, dwelling 1, family 1, Lydia Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 16 August 2014).

“DEATHS,” Newburyport Daily Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 13 April 1869; digital images, Newburyport Public Library (http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 4 September 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915, , Mary Ann Shackford, 19 July 1859; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 4 September 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, , Mary Anne Shackford, death, 10 April 1869; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 10 August 2013).

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