Military Monday – Charles Augustus Shackford, WWII Veteran (1922-2013) (Blog 397)

We don’t know much about Charles Augustus Shackford.  From the Massachusetts Birth Index we learn that he was born in 1922.  We’re not sure who his parents were – in the 1930 census he is listed as the grandson of the widow Alice M (Short) Shackford, the widow of Charles Augustus Shackford (1868-abt 1927) and we also find him in the 1940 census living with Alice and her two children Herbert and Alice, this time listed as a son.

We do know that Charles enlisted in the Army from Boston on June 27, 1942 as a Private in the Signal Corp.  His enlistment record states that he had a civilian occupation as a welder and was single at the time of his enlistment. Unfortunately we don’t know anything more about his service.

At some time Charles married Vivienne June Aitken of Canada – we find them at 18 Cedar Street in Boston in 1966 – his occupation listed as retired.  They moved to Ruskin Florida sometime before 1990, then to Sun City.  By 1994 he moved to Dothan, Alabama.

Charles’ January 15, 2013 death was announced in the January 22, 2013 Dothan Eagle stating he was now a resident of Bonifay, Florida and stated that his wife Vivienne June Aitken Shackford was still living.  Vivian died in Dothan on March 7, 2013.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

Who were Charles’ parents, who were Vivienne June’s parents, when and where did Charles get married, where did Charles serve in WWII?

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Sources:

1930 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, Ward 2, Block 22, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 13-60, Sheet No 7B, 21 Salem St, Dwelling no 101, family 153, Alice M Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ).

1940 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston City Ward 2 (Tract E-1, part), enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 15-83, Sheet No 12B, dwelling 223, renter, Alice Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 25 August 2014).

Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 – 1946,” database, The National Archives Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : accessed 31 March 2014), Charles A Shackford

“Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1901-1960 and 1967-1970,” index, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 November 2014), Charles Agustus Shackford.

RickeyStokesNews (http://www.rickeystokesnews.com/ : accessed 26 November 2014), Charles Augustus Shackford.

“United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries,” digital images (if at Family History Center), otherwise indexed information, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 22 November 2016), Mr Charles Augustus Shackford.

“U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930 – 2015,” database, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 26 December 2016), Vivienne June Aiken Shackford.

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Joseph Edward Shackford Marries May Chadwick Roe May 8, 1912 (Blog 396)

Joseph Edward Shackford, Jr, the son of Joseph Edward and Elizabeth (Lizzie) A (Myers) Shackford was born September 25, 1876 in Watertown, Massachusetts. He was living in Watertown in 1880 with his parents (father working as a bookkeeper), and brother William H, and his mother’s brother who is listed as Linus in the census.

Joseph’s parents won prizes in Watertown at the Grand Army Fair which was held Dec 14, 1881 so it was probably sometime after this when the family moved to Syracuse and shortly thereafter when his parents divorced.  Joseph was only 10 and custody was awarded to Joseph’s father. We find Joseph at age 15 in the 1892 census living with his father his new wife Donna (Evans), his brother William, and a new brother Arthur, in the 1893 Syracuse City Directory living at 104 E Castle with his father and grandmother.  We also find him in Syracuse in the 1900 census working as a billing clerk and in the 1910 census as a salesman for a glass company.

On May 8, 1912 he applied for a marriage license and on the same day married May Chadwick Roe, the daughter of Frank A and Emilie Chadwick.  From their marriage application we learn that Joseph was living with his parents at 210 W Beard Ave and was working as a bookkeeper.  He was 35 and this was his first marriage.   May had previously been married to a Mr Roe who had died.  [We believe this was Frederick William Roe who died in Nov 1905 from appendicitis but haven’t found enough proof yet.]

May’s parents are listed as Frank A Chadwick and Emma Young  who was born in Canada.  [May’s mother might have been Emilie Amelia Fose but we’re still checking]  May had been living at 1668 S Salina St.  From their marriage record ( not pictured), we learn that their minister was Frederick W Betts and the witnesses to their marriage were both fathers, J E Shackford and F A Chadwick.

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Application for Marriage Joseph Edward Shackford and May Chadwick Roe

STATE OF NEW YORK 4695
Affidavit for Licence to Marry
STATE OF NEW YORK
County of Onondaga
City of Syracuse
Joseph Edward Shackford and Mary Chadwick Roe
applicants for a license for marriage, being severally sworn, depose and say, that to the best of their knowledge and beliefe the following statement respectively signed by them is true, and that no legal impediment exists as to the right of the applicants to enter into the marriage state.
FROM THE GROOM:
Full name [left blank]
Color White
Place of residence 210 W Beard ave
Age 35
Occupation Bookkeeper
Place of birth Watertown, Mass.
Name of father Joseph E
Country of birth US
Maiden name of mother Elizabeth Myers
County of birth US
Number of marriage 1st
Former wife or wives living or dead
Is applicant a divorced person
If so, when and where divorce or divorces were granted
[signed] Joseph Edward Shackford, Jr GROOM
FROM THE BRIDE:
Full name [left blank]
Color White
Place of residence 1668 S Salina St
Age 35
Occupation none
Place of birth Rochester, NY
Name of father Frank A Chadwick
Country of birth US
Maiden name of mother Emma Young
Country of birth Canada
Number of marriage Second
Former husband or husbands living or dead Dead
Is applicant a divorced person No
If so, when and where divorce or divorces were granted
[signed] May Chadwick Roe BRIDE
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
8 day of May 1912
Thomas E Kennedy
Deputy City Clerk

Joseph registered for the World War I draft in 1918 listing his address as 400 James Street, Syracuse stating he was working a manager at the Syracuse Glass Co.  His wife was listed as his nearest relative.  Interestingly we find the newly married couple listed in two census records for 1920 – on January 2 at 721 E Genesee,Syracuse working for a wholesale glass company and on January 30th in Scranton Pennsylvania as a manager for a glass company.  (They probably moved to Pennsylvania during the month of January)

By 1930 the couple had moved to Washington State and Joseph was working as a commercial traveler for a stamping company.  They continued to live in Washington in 1940 where May died on Oct 23 in Seattle.  Her death record states she was 74 but we believe she was actually 64 [This matches her age at marriage & census records].  Joseph died in Seattle eight years later on March 18, 1948.  The Seattle Times published an obituary which stated that he had been a salesman with the Puget Sound Stamp Works, was a member of the Seattle Commodity Club and the Christian Science Church.  According to FindAGrave, Joseph was cremated and the location of his ashes is not known.

CHILDREN:

Edward K Shackford (1916-1916) – stillborn, buried in Syracuse Oakwood Cemetery

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SOURCES:

1880 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Watertown, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District 420, Supervisor’s District do, Sheet A, Page 21 (penned), Page 11 (stamped), Dwelling 188, Family 220, Joseph E Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 July 2013).

1892 New York State Census, Onondaga County, population index, Syracuse, Ward 11, Page 4, Joseph E Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 November 2013).

1900 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse City, Ward 19, enumeration district (ED) Supervisors District No 12, Enumeration District No 161, B, Sheet Np 6, House No 210, Dwelling 121, Family 128, Joseph E Shackford head; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 July 2013).

1910 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse City, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 189, Sheet No 9A, 210 Beard Avenue, Visited No 175, Family No 190, Joseph E Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 November 2013).

1920 United States Federal Census, Lackawanna County, Pennslyvania, population schedule, Scranton, enumeration district (ED) 220, Sheet No 1A, dwelling 5, home visited no 11, Joseph Schackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 December 2016).

1920 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 200, Sheet No 1A, dwelling 11, family 12, Joseph Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 December 2016).

Boston Daily Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 14 December 1881; digital images, Access Newspaper Archives (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 16 July 2013).

EDCRF, “Re: Obituary Joseph SHACKFORD New,” , ancestry message boards, 26 April 2013 (http://boards.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2013), King – Family History & Genealogy Message Board.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 22 November 2016), Joseph E. Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 109555156.

The Journal (Syracuse, New York), 20 December 1886; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 22 January 2014).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915, , Joseph Edward Jr Mhackford, 25 September 1876; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 February 2016).

New York, New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936, , Joseph Edward Shackford and Mary Chadwick Roe, 8 May 1912; digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 February 2016).

New York, New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936, , Joseph Edward Shackford m May Chadwick Roe, 8 May 1912; digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 21 December 2016).

“U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 December 2016), Joseph Edward Shackford, Syracuse, Onon, N.Y.; citing : United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 February 2016), May Rowe Shackford, death, 23 Oct 1940; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference 849, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,023,754.

Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 November 2016), Joseph E Shackford, d. 18 Mar 1948.

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Military Monday – Theodore Shackford, (1773-1809) signed the 1776 Association Test (Blog 395)

In April 1776 the Colony of New Hampshire Committee of Safety required all men over the age of twenty-one to pledge their allegiance and sign a document called the Association Test stating that they supported the cause of independence.  Each town submitted a list of signatures and a list of those who refused to sign and sent the lists to the Committee of Safety for the State of New Hampshire.

In 1881, the State of New Hampshire began hiring historians to publish important portions of documents pertaining to the American Revolution and share them with each city and town in the state, the public libraries, and the New Hampshire Historical Society. Fortunately today this allows us to search these documents for the word Shackford and from the State Papers published in 1910, we see that two Shackfords in the city of Chester, New Hampshire, signed the Association Test – Theodore Shackford who would have been 43 years old and his John Shackford, Jr  who we believe is his brother.  Their father, John was still living but resided in Andover, Massachusetts.

Theodore’s two daughters Sarah and Susannah had married David Richardson and Nathan Knowles respectively, both of whom had also signed the document.

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COLONY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
IN COMMITTEE OF SAFETY
April 12th, 1776
In Order to carry the underwritten RESOLVE of the Hon’ble Continental CONGRESS into Execution, You are requested to desire all Males above Twenty One Years of Age (Lunaticks, Idiots,
and Negroes excepted) to sign the DECLARATION on this
Paper; and when so done, to make Return hereof, together with the Name or Names of all who shall refuse to sign the same, to the GENERAL-ASSEMBLY, or Committee of Safety of this Colony.
M. Weare, Chairman.
In CONGRESS, March 14th, 1776
Resolve, That it be recommended to the several Assemblies,
Conventions, and Councils, or Committees of Safety of the United
Colonies, and Councils, or Committees of Safety of the United
Colonies, immediately to cause all Persons to be disarmed within
their Respective Colonies, who are notoriously disaffected to the
Cause of AMERICA, Or who have not associated, and refuse to
associate, to defend by ARMS, the United Colonies, against the
Hostile Attempts of the British Fleets and Armies.
(COPY) Extract from the Minutes.
Charles Thompson, Sec’ry.
In Consequence of the above Resolution, of the Hon. Continental
CONGRESS, and to show our Determination in joining our Amer-
ican Brethern, in defending the Lives, Liberties, and Properties of
the Inhabitants of the UNITED COLONIES.
WE, the Subscribers, do hereby solemnly engage, and promise,
that we will, to the utmost of our Power, at the Risque of our
Lives and Fortunes, with ARMS, oppose the Hostile Proceedings
of the British Fleets, and Armies, against the United American
COLONIES.

CHESTER

David Richardson [husband of Theodore’s daughter Sarah]

Nathan knowles [husband of Theodore’s daughter Susannah]

John Shackford jnr [probably Theodore’s brother, 1735-1779]
Theodr Shackford [1773-1809]
Moses Richardson [David Richardson’s father]

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SOURCES:

Batchellor Albert Stillman, Litt. D., Editor of State Papers, Miscellaneous Revolutionary Documents of New Hampshire Including the Association Test, the Pension Rolls, and Other Important Papers Vol. 30 State Papers Series (Manchester, N. H.: The John B. Clarke Co, 1910), page 1, 2, 28; digital images, Google Book (https://books.google.com : accessed 18 December 2016.

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Treasure Chest Thursday – The 1895 Book History of Pembroke, N. H. Includes Descendents of Theodore and Mary (Bartlett) Shackford (Blog 394)

Rev N. F Carter’s 1895 book History of Pembroke, N. H. 1730-1895: In Two Volumes, Vol. II.-Genealogical includes a chapter titled THE SHACKFORD FAMILY which starts with Theodore Shackford, the son of John and Dorcas (Lovejoy) Shackford.

Rev Carter didn’t seem to have a birth year for Theodore so we looked further and found Theodore Shackford in two different applications to the Daughters of the American Revolution, both of  which use Theodore (and others) as the basis of their applications.  Mrs Nellie Blake Appleton, no 25281 uses the birth year of 1825 in her 1897 application and Mrs Gertrude Colvin Ireland uses the date of 1833.  Both applications state that Theodore was born in Chester, New Hampshire and  was a member of the Committee of Safety of New Hampshire and Nellie’s also states that he signed the Association Test.

We did find sources for Theodore’s marriage to Mary Bartlett on Feb 14, 1754 and also believe he is the Theodore found in the 1790 census in Rockingham and the 1800 census in Allenstown.  We’ll research the descendents listed in this book in future blogs.  Meanwhile, if you’re a descendant of Theodore, you are probably eligible to apply to become a member of the Daughters or Sons of the American Revolution!

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History of Pembroke, N.H., Vol II, p. 295

CXX. 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. 177?, 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.

Dolliver Louise Pearsons, Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Vol XX 19001-20000, 1897 (Washington, D.C.: 1905), page 100-101; digital images, Hathi Trust (http://babel.hathitrust.org/ : accessed 18 January 2014; Mrs. Nellie Blake Appleton, 25281.

North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000,” digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 December 2016), Mrs Gertrude Colvin Ireland, descendent of Theodore Shackford accepted as no 163802 in Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Mariner Monday – John L Shackford, Mariner, Leaves Family, Settles in St Thomas and May Have Remarried There (Blog 393)

John L Shackford, the son of John and Elizabeth (Batson) Shackford was born on April 20, 1819 in Eastport, Maine.  In Dec 1838 he married Elizabeth S Clark, the daughter of John and Abigail (Batson) Shackford.  John followed the occupation of his father and siblings, that of mariner and in 1847 we find him advertising freight and passage aboard the Brig Carryl which was traveling for St Marks & Newport, from Pennsylvania to the Isle of Lobos, and to Havana.  He also was reported as rescuing members of the crew of the Bark Cambria and bringing them back to New York.

In 1850 we find John listed in the Eastport census living with his parents, his wife Elizabeth, and three children Joshua C, Abby and Esther and in 1860 we find the family in Eastport living with Esther’s parents, John and Abagail Clark with children Esther and Jenny (Regina).

Sometime thereafter the family moved to New York as we find John living in Brooklyn at 111 Adelphi.  In 1863 John’s name is listed on the Brooklyn, New York civil war draft registration and in 1864 he is listed in Brooklyn living at Hamilton north of Fulton avenue.

Shortly before February 1871, John’s wife Elizabeth traveled to Eastport, Maine where she filed for divorce, dower and alimony asking for all right title & interest in any and all real estate John had in the County of Washington, Maine.

divorce-record-elizabeth-s-shackford-and-john-l-shackford-image-285-use-this-one                             State of Maine
To the Honorable the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court next to be Holden at Calais, within and for the County of Washington in said state on the fourth Tuesday of April A D 1871

Elizabeth S. Shackford of Eastport in said County, respectfully represents that she was married to John L.Shackford now of St Thomas, at Eastport in said County on the tenth day of December A D 1838 and had by him two children now living to wit; Joshua C Shackford & Regina T Shackford. That after her said marriage she cohabits with said Shackford in said State of Maine, and always conducted herself as a true and faithful wife.

That the said John L Shackford unmindful of his marriage vows and covenants, and the duty affection and respect he owed her, deserted her more than three years ago, and has not supported her for the last three years.
That he has been living with another woman to your Libelland Unknown in St Thomas.
That he has been married to

divorce-record-elizabeth-s-shackford-and-john-l-shackford-image-286said woman as he has declared in letters to others.
That he has a daughter by said woman and committed adultery with said woman.  Wherefore because a divorce from her said bonds of matrimony would be reasonable and proper, conducive to domestic harmony and consistent with the peace and morality of society she humbly prays your Honors such divorce accordingly – that your Honors will decree and give to her Dower and Alimonies and make such other decree as may be necessary in the exercise of a sound discretion Eastport February 13, 1871. Elizabeth S Shackford

Additional documents lists John L Shackford’s estate value at either five thousand dollars (the number is crossed out and rewritten).  The court ordered payment to Elizabeth and ensured that the United States Consul to St Thomas delivered a copy of the document to John L Shackford (misspelled Schackford on the document).  The court then allowed Elizabeth to sell land to include property at the corner of Water and Key Street (formerly Greenwich Street), land on the northerly side of Shackford’s Cove, along with other property valued at $1471.02.  We’ll transcribe more of Elizabeth’s divorce paperwork in the future.

It must have been very difficult for Elizabeth to make this statement about her husband’s relationships to the court – we think she may have had some support from her husband’s family as her brother in law, Benjamin B Batson did not complete the administration of her father in law’s estate until after  John L Shackford’s death -perhaps they knew he was ill.  John died in St Thomas on Dec 20th 1871.  This enabled Elizabeth to receive some of the land that was to have gone to her husband.

Children

(with Elizabeth S Clark)

Joshua C Shackford (1840-1917) – served in the Navy, married Sadie Bartlett

Abby M Shackford (1843-1850) – died in Cuba age 7

Esther E Shackford (1843-1865) – died age 21 in Brooklyn

Fanny S Shackford (1845-1845)

Regina L Shackford (1851-????) – also went by Jenny, last record of is found in Brooklyn in 1875

(with unknown person in St Thomas)

Daughter???  (before 1871) – mentioned in Elizabeth’s divorce records — St Thomas was under Danish rule at this time and we’re hoping some record can be found of John in the 1870 St Thomas census records — perhaps this child is listed in the 1880 census.

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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 US Federal Census, Washington County, Maine, population schedule, Eastport, page 48? (penned), 244 (stamped), dwelling 272, family 360, John Shackford https: familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6V8-HRV; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 23 December 2013).

1860 United States Federal Census, Washington County, Maine, population schedule, Eastport, Page No 72, dwelling 430, family 535, John Clark; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 June 2014).

“DISASTERS,” Boston Post (Boston, Massachusetts), 29 April 1847; digital images, Access Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 22 September 2015).

“FOR St. MARKS & NEWPORT, DIRECT,” Morning Courier and New York Enquirer (New York, New York), ; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com/ : accessed 9 September 2015).

Lain J., compiler, The Brooklyn City Directory for the Year Ending May 1st, 1862 (New York: J. Lain and Company, 1862), page 393; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 June 2014.

Lain J., compiler, The Brooklyn City Directory for the Year Ending May 1st, 1864 (New York: J. Lain and Company, 1864), page 417; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 September 2015.

Maine “Maine Marriages, 1771-1907,” database index, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 November 2014), John L Shackford m Elizabeth S Clark.

Maine State of Maine, “Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” index,” database, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 29 August 2013), John L Shackford b. 20 Apr 1819

Maine, Maine, State Archives Collections, 1718-1917, >Maine, Washington County>Court Records>Court of Common Pleas case files no 240-429 1871 Oct>Image 282-301, Elizabeth S Shackford vs John L Shackford 22-305, ; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 11 September 2015).

“MARINE JOURNAL. Arrived,” New York Tribune (New York, New York), 29 November 1847; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.org : accessed 25 June 2014).

“MARINE JOURNAL. PORT OF NEW YORK,” New York Tribune (New York, New York), about March 1847; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.org : accessed 25 June 2014).

Names of persons, enrolled as liable to military duty (under the act of Congress, approved March 3, 1863,) in the Third congressional district, New York. Eleventh ward (New York: Provost Marshal General’s Bureau. Board of Enrollment (New York, 3d district), 1863), page 124; digital images, My Heritage Library Edition (http://myheritagelibraryedition.com : accessed 28 January 2015

Nobel Thomas H. House of Representatives, : LETTER From the THIRD AUDITOR OF THE TREASURY (14 December 1847), page 33; digital images, HathiTrust (http://babel.hathitrust.org/ : accessed 21 September 2015.

“Virgin Islands US, Church Records, 1765-2010,” digital image, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.co.Uk : accessed 14 September 2015), Image 112, Capt John L Shackford.

Wiley Kenneth L., editor, Vital Records from the Eastport Sentinel of Eastport, Maine 1818-1900: Note: Cover and title page of my hard copy edition are misspelled as “Eastport Sentinal” (Camden, Maine: Picton, Press, 1996), page 260.

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Eliza Ann Shackford’s Probate Records Tell Us that she Died in 1899 Without a Will Leaving a Sister, a Brother, and a $2500 Estate (Blog 392)

The initial probate records for Eliza Ann Shackford of Eastport, Maine were filed on Feb 28, 1899.  They tell us that she died Feb 17, 1899 without a will, had real estate valued over $20, that she had two living siblings:  Matilda S. Paine of Eastport and William Shackford of New York, and that Matilda requested that the court appoint Charles A Paine as the administrator.  Matilda was 73 years old and a widow at the time of her sister’s death and we believe that Charles was her son.

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STATE OF MAINE
To the Honorable, the Judge of the Probate Court, in and for the County of Washington;
RESPECTFULLY REPRESENTS Matilda S Paine of Eastport, in said County, that Eliza Ann Shackford who last dwelt in Eastport in said County, died on the 17th day of February A.D., 1899 intestate; that she left estate to be administered, to wit:-personal estate to the amount of at least twenty dollars: Real Estate.
that your petitioner interested in said estate as sister that the said deceased left no widow, whose name is —– and as her only heirs-at-law and next of kin, the persons whose names, residences and relationship to the deceased are as follows:-
NAME. RESIDENCE. RELATIONSHIP.
Matilda S. Paine Eastport Sister
William Shackford New York Brother

WHEREFORE, your petitioner prays that Charles A Paine, of Eastport, in the County of Washington or some other suitable person be appointed administrator of the estate of said deceased and certifies that the statements herein contained are true to the best of her knowledge and belief.
Dated this twenty eight day of February A. D. 1899
Matilda S. Paine
WASHINGTON, SS>
Subscribed and sworn to this twenty-eighth day of February A.D. 1899
Before me, Samuel D. Leavitt, Justice of the Peace.

The documents on the next two pages tell us that Charles A Paine was approved as the administrator and outline the duties he accepted.  However it appears that he did not meet the timeframes required regarding filing the inventory as it was not until May 10, 1900, two days after William Shackford died that he filed the inventory of Eliza Ann Shackford’s estate.  The estate was valued at $2518.50 made up of Real Estate valued at   $1,500.00, Goods and Chattels valued at $964.00, Rights and Credits valued at $54.00.

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SOURCES:

Maine, Washington County, Probate Case Files, Eliza Ann Shackford; “Maine, Washington County Courthouse Records, 1795-1950,” digital images, FamilySearch (FamilySearch.org: accessed 8 December 2016); >Probate Records>Probate records, 1897-1900, v. 44 pt. 1 >page 265-7>Image 292-4 of 427

Maine, Washington County, Probate Case Files, Eliza Ann Shackford; “Maine, Washington County Courthouse Records, 1795-1950,” digital images, FamilySearch (FamilySearch.org: accessed 8 December 2016); >Probate records>Probate records, 1897-1907, v. 42 pt. 1>(Page 145)> Image 173 of 418.

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Tuesday Tip – Ancestry Hints Always Need to be Checked – The Recommended Hint for Celestia S Shackford Should Not Be Attached to Her! (Blog 391)

We love the hints from Ancestry.com!  While a majority of them are correct, here’s  one that arrived via e-mail on Sunday for Celestia S Shackford

ancestry-hints-for-celestia-s-shackfordyou have 100+ new hints in SHACKFORD/PARKES Family Tree.  We’re always searching Ancestry.com for new information about your family history.  This week, we discovered historical records that could shed new light on family members in your tree.  SHACKFORD/PARKES Family Tree.  Click on “View at Hints” to see what we’ve found.

HINTS IN EXISTING COLLECTIONS

Celestia S Shackford (1837-1865) 1 new hint U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims roster, 1936-2007

Hmmmm..  This is interesting — Celestia Shackford, the daughter of William and Mary Ellen (Dame) Shackford was born in June 1837 in Barnstead, New Hampshire.  We find Celestia in the 1850 census with her parents William and Mary, her siblings Harriet N, Alphonso, Mary E, James Chadbourn, and Walter S. She married Erza Emerson Worthen on June 7, 1860 and we find the two of them in the 1860 census.  We know she died five years later on Dec 4, 1865 at the age of 28 leaving no children but Ancestry is suggesting a hint to the Social Security program that didn’t start until 1935 so we know something is off regarding this hint.  We click on the hint to look further:

ancestry-hint-for-celestia-s-shackford-one-to-ignoreAnd when we compare the recommended source to the tree we keep in RootsMagic, we see that the source is not referring to Celestia, but to Elizabeth Householder, Erza Emerson Worthen’s second wife who had a child named Sarah Worthen.

So we click IGNORE because we should not match this particular source to Celestia S Shackford.

We also go into Ancestry and look up other people who are researching Celestia S Shackford.  We review the sources they’ve attached to Celestia and notify them that they may have attached sources that belong to Erza’s 2nd wife to Celestia. And then we write this blog to tell the story of Celestia’s short life.

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, Concord, page 98 (penned), dwellig 743, family 761, William Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 1 January 2014).

1860 United States Federal Census, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Concord, Page 167, dwelling 1306, family 1299, Ezra E Worthen; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 February 2016).

“Marriages.,” New Hampshire Statesman and Concord (New Hampshire) Register, 16 June 1860; digital images, Godfred Memorial (http://godfrey.org : accessed 27 August 2013), 19th Century Newspapers.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Celestia Worthen, 1865; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2016); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920, , E E Worthen m. Celeste Shackford, 7 July 1860; database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 23 October 2013).

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