Military Monday – Land Grant to Lydia, widow of John Downing Shackford due to His Military Service in 1814 (Blog 440)

John Downing Shackford, the son of John and Ruth Webb (Adams) Shackford was born January 16, 1795 probably in Newington, NH.  He was about 19 years old when he served in Capt Jacob Dearborn’s company for sixty days.

John married Lydia Chapman the daughter of Paul and Nancy (Smart) Chapman on Jan 25, 1819.  He lived in Rockingham, NH until he died in Rockingham on April 30, 1844.  He was buried in the Old Newmarket Cemetery.

On Nov 10, 1851 Lydia received a patent for 40 acres of land in Dubuque, Iowa issued under warrant number 3588.

Land Patent John D Shackford Given to his widow Lydia ShackfordThe United States of America
To all whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:
Whereas, In pursuance of the Act of Congress, approved September 28th, 1850
entitled “An Act granting Bounty Land to certain Officers and Soldiers who have been engaged in the Military Service of the United States,” Warrant No 3588 for 40-acres,
issued in favor of Lydia Shackford Widow of John D. Shackford, deceased
Sergeant in Captain Dearborn’s Company, Colonel Lise Reig-
ment, New Hampshire Militia War 1812
has been returned to the GENERAL LAND OFFICE, with evidence that the same has been duly located upon the
North West quarter of the North West quarter of Section thirteen
in Township eighty eight North, of Range four West, in the
District of Lands subject to sale at Dubuque Iowa, containing
forty acres
according to the Official Plat of the Survey of the said Lands returned to the GENERAL LAND OFFICE by the SURVEYOR GENERAL:
Now Know Ye, that there is therefore granted by the UNITED STATES unto the said Lydia Shackford
the tract of Land above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract of Land, with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said Lydia Shackford and to her
heirs and assigns forever.
In testimony Whereof, I Millard Fillmore
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the SEAL OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE to be hereunto affixed.
GIVEN under my hand, at the CITY OF WASHINGTON, the
Tenth day of November
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and fifty-one and of the Independence
of the United STATES the seventy-sixth
BY THE PRESIDENT, Millard Fillmore
By Alex McCormick apt Sec’y

Lydia transferred the land to Henry W Owen on June 10, 1856.  We need to do more research to learn how much the land was worth. She died in Newmarket on April 25, 1866.  We don’t believe they had any children.

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SOURCES:

1820 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Newmarket, John D Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com

1830, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, , John Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 June 2015).

1830, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, , John Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 June 2015).

1840 United States Federal Census, Rockingham, Portsmouth, population schedule, Newmarket, John Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessee 1 June 2015).

Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ : accessed 12 June 2017), Lydia Shackford, widow of John D Shackford

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 1 August 2014), John D Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 9604067.

Fitts James Hill, Rev. and Edited and Arranged by Rev. N. F. Carter, History of Newfields New Hampshire 1638-1911 (Concord, N. H.: 1912), page 288; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 16 February 2014.

Fitts James Hill, Rev. and Edited and Arranged by Rev. N. F. Carter, History of Newfields New Hampshire 1638-1911 (Concord, N. H.: 1912), page 466; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 16 February 2014.

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

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSLH-X8K, Lydia Shackford, 25 April 1866; digital images, FamilySearch, New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947 (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 6 June 2014).

Tibbetts Charles, W. Editor, The New Hampshire Genealogical Record. Vol V. January 1908-October 1908: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine Devoted to Genealogy, History and Biography (Dover, N. H.: Charles W. Tibbetts, 1908), page 57; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 24 April 2014.

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