Wedding Wednesday – 18 yr old Louisa Shackford Married 18 yr old Edward Cushing on Feb 3, 1840 (Blog 373)

We have two sources for the birth date of 15 Jul 1821 of Louisa Shackford, the daughter of William and Mercy (Rose) Shackford:  the letter from her brother Abner R Shackford sent to Samuel Shackford in 1888 and a calculated birth date based on her death record recorded in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

Louisa lost her father when she was 9 years old.  She was 18 when she married 18 year old Edward Cushing, the son of Thomas and Hannah (Lincoln) Cushing on 3 Feb 1840 in Weymouth, Massachusetts.  Their marriage was also announced in the Feb 12, 1840 edition of the Columbian Centinel.

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We find Edward and Louisa and their family living in Weymouth in the 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1870, and 1880 censuses – Louisa’s mother Mercy (Rose) (Shackford) Newell was living with them in 1860.

Louisa’s husband Edward was a member of the Weymouth militia in 1856 and 1857 who was 41 and working as a boot treer when he enlisted in Company H of the 12th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.  He received a bullet in the arm during the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1863, was moved to the Invalid Corp on July 1, 1863 and mustered out on November 17, 1865 when the war had ended.  His family received family aid during the years he served – $144 dollars in 1863 and $128 in 1864.

After the war, Edward continued to work as a boot treer (a worker who cleans and dresses completed shoe uppers and irons out wrinkles).  The family lived in Weymouth at Walnut north of the Braintree line.

Edward joined the Reynolds Post No 58 in 1868 and was elected Junior Vice Commander in 1871. The post wrote a moving obituary when he died of pneumonia on January 27, 1882 and called him a “genial, generous hearted comrade who would miss him a a wise and judicious counselor.”  His wife Louisa died two months later on March 9, 1882 of oedema of the lungs.  They were buried together at the Village Cemetery in Weymouth.

Children:

William Edward Cushing (1840-1891) – served in civil war, married Elizabeth Carnell

Mary B Cushing (1843-1859) – died age 16 of lung & typhoid fever

Charles Thomas Cushing (1845-1846)

Frank Cushing (1848-1850) – died age 2 of influenza

Emery Lester (1854-1914) – married Mary Elizabeth Shaw

Florence Cushing (1856-1933) – married George Walter Thayer

Nellie Louise Cushing (1860-after 1940) – married George Addison Lovell, divorced, then married William Joseph Chaplin

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, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Quincy, page 527 (penned), 264 (stamped), dwelling 398, family 537, Edward Cushing; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 1 July 2014).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Norfolk County, population schedule, Weymouth, no page number, dwelling 25, family 32, Edward Cushing; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 July 2014).

1860 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Weymouth, page 65-2?, dwelling 1424, family 1645, Edward Cushing; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 July 2014).

1870 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Weymouth, Page No 28, Edward Cushing; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 1 July 2014).

1880 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Weymouth, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 534, Page No 46, dwelling 347, family 489, Edward Cushing; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 July 2014).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 6 August 2015), Edward Cushing, Find A Grave Memorial# 94226274.

“Letter from Abner R Shackford to Samuel Shackford Nov 25, 1888,” 1988.325.1, [Research on Shackford family genealogy], ; Samuel Shackford, Winnetka Historical Society, Winnetka Illinois.

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.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Edward Cushing, 1863; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 October 2016); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Edward Cushing, 1856; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 October 2016); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, DEATHS REGISTERED IN THE Town of Weymouth for the Year eighteen hundred and eighty-two page 2, Louisa Shackford Cushing, death, 9 March 1882; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 11 August 2013).

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 12 October 2016), Edward Cushing.

“U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 October 2016), Edward Cushing; Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil WarGAR Dept of Massachusetts 1866-1947 (Sargent).

“U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930,” Images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 October 2016), Edward Cushing and Louisa Shackford.

Weymouth Historical Society, History of Weymouth Massachusetts in Four Volumes Vol. 1 Historical (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1923), page 358; digital images, HathiTrust (https://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 31 July 2016.

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Census Sunday – Comparing the 1820 and 1830 Censuses to the Family of William Shackford (1789-1831) (Blog 372)

The 1820 and 1830 censuses list the name of the head of household, the sex and age ranges of members in a household (ex: number of free white males age 26-44 or number of free white females under the age of 10).  Because the census does not include names of household members or their relationships, we are not ever totally certain who lived in the household however one can make a best guess as to who lived in a household.

We chose to compare the 1820 and 1830 census to William Shackford’s family by creating the attached spreadsheet.  The comparison shows us that the censuses match William’s family within the ranges of ages listed in these censuses with the addition of one additional female family member age 45 and over living in the household in the 1820 census.

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William Shackford’s family compared to the 1820 and 1830 census and Ages of Children in 1831 when William Died

Once we’d created the spreadsheet, we decided to learn more about William’s household after William died and discover that his wife Mercy was left to care for a family with 9 children ages 19,  17, 16, 12, 10, 8, 4, 3,and 1.  This helps us understand why two years after William’s death, Mercy married Joseph Newell, a man almost 30 years her age and may help us understand more about the lives of her children who lost a father at such a young age.

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:

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Marcy Shackford m Joseph Newell, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 June 2016); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records.

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “: Treasure Chest Thursday – “Although I have never seen you would like to have you come and see us if you come east”(Blog 370),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 370, 7 October 2016 (https://shackfordfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/treasure-chest-thursday-although-i-have-never-seen-you-would-like-to-have-you-come-and-see-us-if-you-come-east/ : accessed 19 July 2017).

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William Shackford of Newburyport (1789-1831), – Mason of Boston (Blog 371)

Our only source for the birth of William Shackford, the son of Levi and Tamson (Greenleaf) Shackford, is Abner R Shackford’s letter to Samuel Shackford which states that William was born July 22, 1789.

William Shackford m Mercy RoseWilliam, married Mercy Rose, the daughter of  Eber and Elizabeth (Greene) Rose of Newbury in Newburyport on March 19, 1812.  According to Abner’s letter, she was born January 24, 1795.

William’s first two children William Brown and Joseph were born in Newburyport in 1812 and 1814, his other children Thomas, Abner R. (died young), Mary B, Louisa, Caroline Elizabeth, Abner R, Lucinda, and Emeline were born in either Weymouth or Boston which indicates that he moved to Boston.

By 1820, William was a mason and lived at Elliot Street, then in 1825 on Carver Street, in 1826 in Rear 39 Warren Street and by 1830 at 29 Boylston Street.

When we reviewed the 1832 and 1833 directories we find his widow Mercy living at the same address.  This helps confirm that the William Shackford we find in these directories is the same William Shackford.

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Boston Directory 1830
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Boston Directory, 1831
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Boston Directory, 1832
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Boston Directory, 1833

Died in Boston William Shackford aged 41 NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE June 07, 1831William died on May 15, 1831 of pleurisy in Boston and was buried in South B Gd.  His death was reported in the New Hampshire Gazette on June 9, 1831.

William’s widow Mercy married Joseph Newell on January 18, 1834 who was living 29 Boylston in 1835, 1837, 1838, and 1840.  The 1837 directory lists Mercy’s two children William B and Joseph living at the same address.

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Boston Directory, 1837
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Boston Directory, 1837

CHILDREN:

William Brown Shackford (1812-1866) – married Catherine T Mullett

Joseph Shackford (1814-1839)

Thomas Shackford (1815-1874)

Abner Shackford (1817-1818)

Mary B Shackford (1819-1841)

Louisa Shackford (1821-1882) – married Edward Cushing

Caroline Elizabeth Shackford (1823-1877) -married Lebbeus H Varney, Joel Whittemore, and Charles Lewis Palmer

Abner R Shackford (1827-1900) – married Georgianna Whittemore

Lucinda W Shackford (1828-1839)

Emeline Shackford (1830-1910) – married Peter Cushing

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:

1830 US Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, page 365, William Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 June 2018).

“DEATHS,” New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 7 June 1831, page 3, William Shackford; digital images, NewsBank (infoweb.newsbank.com : accessed ), America’s Historical Newspapers.

“DIED,” New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 7 June 1831; digital images, NewsBank(infoweb.newsbank.com : accessed 9 June 2018), America’s Historical Newspapers.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Marcy Shackford m Joseph Newell, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 June 2016); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , William Shackford, 15 May 1831; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 October 2016); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , William Shackford, 15 May 1831; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 June 2018); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

Shackford Abner R, (Roslinda, Massachusetts) to Samuel Shackford, letter, 25 November 1888; Samuel Shackford Collection, privately held by Winnetka Historical Society. [address for private use], Winnetka, Illinois, 2016

Vital Records of Newburyport Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 Volume II Marriages and Deaths (Salem, Mass: The Essex Institute, Newcomb & Gauss, 1911), page 427; digital images, Archive.org (https://archive.org : accessed 7 October 2016.

“U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830,” database, Ancestry(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 June 2018), William Shackford.

Copyright 2018 Joanne Shackford Parkes  (sharing a link to this post is appreciated but please do not just copy this material and paste it elsewhere).  Updated June 9, 2018 – reworded to summarize William’s life.

Treasure Chest Thursday – “Although I have never seen you would like to have you come and see us if you come east”(Blog 370)

On November 25, 1888, Abner R Shackford, the son of William and Mercy (Rose) responded to a letter from Samuel Shackford.  We’re very fortunate that this letter was kept by Samuel and preserved by the Winnetka Historical Society. because the enclosed Family Record page he completed included  information about his family that we have not found elsewhere in our Shackford Family History Research.  From the letter we learn:

That Abner lived in Roslindale when he wrote to Samuel.

Abner was impressed with Samuel’s letter and hoped to meet him someday and ends his letter saying he hoped to hear from Samuel again.

The reference to Thomas Joseph and probably refers to Abner’s uncles Thomas  G Shackford and Joseph Shackford who lived in Newburyport.  Thomas did have a son George who died at the age of nine months.

Abner did not know the death dates of his two sisters Caroline and Louisa May.

Samuel’s letter probably mentioned William Brown Shackford, his wife Catherine and their children  as Abner tells Samuel that their daughter May who married a Mr Lougrin had died, that Catherine is living in Dorcester (interesting — as we find her in the 1887 and 1890 Syracuse directories living with her son – perhaps she was visiting someone in Dorcester), and that Joe has two boys ages 14 and 8.

Abner has a wife and daughter.

The Family Record page includes the first information of birth and death dates for Abner’s parents that we’ve seen and lists siblings that we have not yet hear of.

We’ll spend the next few weeks focusing on these families – sometimes when you have dates it’s easier to find more information about the families.

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Letter Abner Shackford to Samuel Shackford – page 1 of 3

Roslindale Nov 25th 1888
Mr Samuel Shackford
Dear Sir
Received
your kind letter was glad to
hear from you although I
have never seen you but would
like to have you come and see
us if you are east. I will give
you all the information I can.
I don’t know anything about
Thomas Shackford and his
son, there are some Shackford’s
living in Newburyport Mass
perhaps if you write there you
can find out something about
them. I will send you a list
of my Father’s family the name
you wanted to know about is
Joseph. There are two more deaths
that I will try and find out –
about they are my sister Caroline’s
and Louisa’s death I will write
and let you know when I find
out. May K. Shackford is dead
she married a Mr Loughrin
she only lived 13 months after
she was married. I would like
to have you write to me again
and tell me some more about
the Shackford’s. Mays mother
is living in Dorchester. her son
Joe lives in Syracuse N. Y.
he has two little boys about
14 and 8 years old. There are
only 3 of us myself wife
and daughter. I will close
hoping to hear from you again
Your’s Truly
Abner R. Shackford

Attached Family Record Page [note: appears to be annotated in pen by Samuel before sending and after he received the document]
IMG_7529 Family Record William Shackford m Mercy Rose.JPGPlease fill up the following Family Record as fully as possible with all the details you have in your own possession, or can gain access to in the possession of others, and return as soon as possible to [hand written] Samuel Shackford Chicago Ill

Family Record of William Shackford – Your Father

NAMES OF HEADS OF FAMILY,
with the children in order of birth BORN DIED

William Shackford July 22ed 1789 v
Married (give date left blank]
Mercy Rose Jan 24th 1795
Page 85
New Book
Children
William B Shackford Aug 10th 1812
Joseph Shackford Aug 5th 1814
Thomas Shackford Oct 20th 1815
Abner Shackford Nov 16th 1817
Mary B Shackford July 4th 1819
Louise Shackford July 18th 1821 m Cushing L1 child, Ms Louth [added]
Caroline E Shackford Dec 19th 1823 m. Varney; Whitmore; Palmer no child
Abner R Shackford Jan 19th 1827
Lucinda W Shackford April 21st 1828 married July 28 1839 [added but not correct, jsp]
Emeline Shackford Feb 7th 1830
Abner Shackford Oct 15th 1818
William B Shackford May 16th 1831 father
Lucinda W Shackford July 20 1839
Joseph Shackford Sept 14th 1839
Mary B Shackford Dec 27th 1841
William B Shackford Nov 13th 1866
Thomas Shackford Jan 29th 1874
Mercy Rose Shackford Mar 1875 mother

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:

“Letter from Abner R Shackford to Samuel Shackford Nov 25, 1888,” 1988.325.1, [Research on Shackford family genealogy], ; Samuel Shackford, Winnetka Historical Society, Winnetka Illinois.

Correction made 10/7/2016:  changed William Shackford’s birth date to July 22, 1789 as it was improperly transcribed in the earlier version of this blog

Correction made 7/19/2017:  changed Mercy Rose Shackford’s death date to March 1875 as it was improperly transcribed in the earlier version of this blog

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Tuesday’s Tip – Sometimes You Find What You’re Really Looking For at a Neighboring Facility – An Incredible Find of Samuel Shackford’s Correspondence at the Wonderful Winnetka Historical Society!! (Blog 369)

Samuel Shackford (1821-1908) was  born in Eastport, worked as a sea captain, moved to Chicago at the age of 37 where he served as a prominent official.  He unfortunately lost his home in 1871 during the Great Fire after which he he moved to Winnetka where he became President of the Village of Winnetka and served in other prominent positions.  He also became an accomplished and published genealogy researcher first becoming interested in his Lincoln family line and publishing The Lineage of President Abraham Lincoln in the April 1887 New England Historical and Genealogical Register and then contributing Chapter 14 of Kilby’s Eastport and Passamaquoddy titled Captain John Shackford and Family in 1888.  We knew Samuel had continued his research of Shackford family history drafting a manuscript of his Shackford research which was announced  for publication in a July 1906 New England Historical and Genealogical Register.

In 2014 we discovered that a copy of Samuel’s manuscript was at the Winnetka Library. We’d talked to one of their genealogy volunteers who had reviewed the manuscript and had shared some of his notes regarding the genealogy presented in Samuel’s manuscript which indicated a change in my own ancestral line.  While we had thought that my ancestor William Brown Shackford (1812-1866) was the son of William Shackford (1753-????)& Mercy Rose, and the grandson of Samuel Shackford (1720-1796) & Mary Coombs, the volunteer’s notes from Samuel’s manuscript reflected that William Brown Shackford’s father was William Shackford (1789-1831) & Mercy Rose and the grandson of Levi Shackford (1766-1833) and the great grandson of Samuel Shackford & Mary Coombs. His notes included exact dates of William Shackford’s birth which made more sense than what I’d compiled as the ages made more sense but there were no sources were given for this new information.

I felt I needed to see the manuscript myself to see if there were any other letters or source material related to this new information so we planned a stop in Winnetka to visit the library.  However while enroute we discovered that the Winnetka Libary had closed it’s genealogy section and was moving it’s records to another institution.  Then we learned that the records were in still storage and could be requested.  As we approached Winnetka we made a formal request for the records and then learned that the genealogy section had just been moved to the Newberry Library which had not yet reviewed them and was not able to make the available to patrons.  This was a great disappointment as we were already enoute to the Winnetka area.

winnetka-historical-societyMeanwhile we’d also been in e-mail correspondence with the Winnetka Historical Society to see if there was any chance that this manuscript had been donated to them — we had talked to them previously and knew that they had some Shackford material, we’d been told that a genealogy volunteer at the library had suggested the manuscript be moved here, and we also thought that the Winnetka library might try to keep Samuel’s donation in Winnetka where he had done most of his writing.  We called the Historical Society to see if there was a chance they had the manuscript and discovered that while the manuscript was not at the Historical Society, they did have many letters that Samuel had received.  The person we were now talking to, Rachel Rameriz, their curator had pulled some of the files and described what they had – she was so helpful and so upbeat as she helped us over the phone that we decided to visit to see these letters that she described.

And we are soooo glad we went!!!!

The Winnetka Historical Society had folders of letters that Samuel had saved along with many Family Group Sheets completed by Shackford family members who wrote to Samuel!  We’ve only reviewed a few of the records we copied (digitally using an iPhone) but we found letters from my great grandfather Joseph Edward Shackford (1849-1920) which were sent to Samuel Shackford in response to his requests for information about Shackfords.

AND we found some great sources that Samuel used to write the part of his manuscript – one in particular deals with my own family ancestry!

The Winnetka Historical Society had preserved a letter Abner R Shackford (a brother of the William Brown Shackford mentioned above) sent to Samuel Shackford on November 25, 1888. Abner is responding to a letter from Samuel and has filled out a Family Group Sheet that Samuel sent to him where he lists the ten children of William Shackford and Mercy Rose.  My second great grandfather, William Brown Shackford is included.  I’d known that he had a brother named Abner but the list which includes birth and death dates includes three sisters – Shackfords who I had never been able to connect to any specific Shackford family lines!!!  I’ve just taken a quick look at the documents but over the next few weeks, we’ll be spending more time reviewing and writing about these incredible source documents from the Winnetka Historical Society starting with Abner’s letter. After we finish with this letter I suspect we’ll find many more jewels that help with sourcing more Shackford family history in these documents.

 

I’m so glad we stopped at the Winnetka Historical Society on this trip as I found treasures – the sources from which Samuel wrote his manuscript!!!  In retrospect wish I’d spent more time there as I think I would have enjoyed learning more about the place where Samuel Shackford did his research.  I want to thank their fabulous executive Director Patti Van Cleave who spent hours with us as we reviewed and copied these documents.  She opened up the facility for us on a day they weren’t normally open to visitors and shared the joy I felt as I discovered wonderful documents in the collection she oversees.  I wish I’d made more time to learn about the rest of this collection and am hoping that someday in the future I’ll get back to learn more about Winnetka and the Winnetka Historical Society.

Thanks to all who have worked as part of this wonderful society to preserve these and the other documents and items that help those of us interested in learning about Winnetka history!

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

Celebration of the Bi-Centennial Anniversary of the New Jersey-Legislature. 1683-1883 (Trenton, N. J.: Naar, Day & Naar, 1883), page 25; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 16 November 2014.

Kilby William Henry, Eastport and Passamaquoddy: A Collection of Historical and Background Sketches (Eastport, Maine: Edward E Shead & Company, 1888), ; digital images,, Chapter, XIV. CAPTAIN JOHN SHACKFORD AND FAMILY. By Samuel Shackford, of Chicago, Ill., Google eBooks (http://books.google.com : accessed 1 September 2014

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Vol. LX. 1906 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1906), page 276 [July 1906]; digital image, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 16 November 2014.

Shackford Abner R, (Roslinda, Massachusetts) to Samuel Shackford, letter, 25 November 1888; Samuel Shackford Collection, held by Winnetka Historical Society, Winnetka, Illinois, 2016. [will update this source later using the name of file & folder where it this letter was kept]

Shackford Samuel, of Chicago, Ill, The Lineage of President Abraham Lincoln (Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register for April, 1887, about 1887), ; digital images, Archive.org (https://archive.org : accessed 16 November 2014.

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