Aug 28th [1763] Abigail Daughter to Mr Samll & Elizath Shackford was baptized. (Blog 453)

While cleaning out our hardcopy genealogy files we found a folder titled SHACKFORD, ABIGAIL 1763- which included one document – a hardcopy printout showing page 154 and 155 with a title NEWINGTON CHURCH RECORDS.  BAPTISMs with a handwritten note NHGR Vol 4.

We were able to find a digital copy of the original source  on Google Books and know from previous research that Abigail was the daughter of Samuel and Abigail (Ring) Shackford  who we’ve previously written about.

Abigail Shackford baptized Tibbetts Charles W. Editor and Publisher, The New Hampshire Genealogical Record. Vol IV January 1907-October 1907 (Dover, N. H Charles W. Tibbetts, 1907
New Hampshire Genealogical Record, No 4, page 154

NEWINGTON CHURCH RECORDS.
BAPTISMS.
[Continued from Vol. IV, page 112]

1763

Augst 28th Abigail Daughter to Mr Samll & Elizath Shack-
ford was baptized.

In his book New Hampshire Families in the Eighteenth Century, Henry Hardon lists Abigail’s birth as April 21, 1763 referencing a family Bible that was in the possession of a Francis A Door of Woburn, Mass in 1920. This birth date aligns with the baptism date listed in the New Hampshire Genealogical Record.

This is all we know of Abigail at this time – we’d love to know if the Bible referenced was preserved and learn if it or any other sources include any further references to her.  We’d also want to thank those who spent time documenting these records back in 1907!

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SOURCES:

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

Tibbetts Charles W. Editor and Publisher, The New Hampshire Genealogical Record. An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine Devoted to Genealogy, History and Biography Vol IV January 1907-October 1907 (Dover, N. H.: Charles W. Tibbetts, 1907), No. 4, page 154; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google. com : accessed 28 August 2017.

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Wedding Wednesday – Abby Shackford marries John Whitton in 1859 (Blog 452)

While cleaning out our hardcopy genealogy files we found a folder titled Abby Shackford 1823- which included one document – a hardcopy printout of the 26 June 1859 marriage record of John Whitton and Abby Shackford. The marriage record tells us that she was born about 1823/4 in Alfred, Maine to Noah and Hannah Shackford, that this was her first marriage but the second marriage for her new husband, John Whitton, a paper-maker.

Marriage Record Abby Shackford John Whitton
Marriage Record John Whitton to Abbie Shackford, June 26, 1859

In the 1850 census, we find Noah and his second wife Bethulah and probably siblings Japhet, Abigail, Lydia, William, Bethular, and Stephen.  It’s interesting that none of Noah’s children by his first wife Hannah who now range in age of 19 to 36 have not yet married.

We’d love to know what brought Abby from Alfred, Maine around age 30 to Norfolk, Massachusetts, a distance of 110 miles.  We do see her name on the 1855 census living in John Whitten’s home who is now a widow – she is 31 years old and has no occupation listed.  John’s children John W, age 22, Theodore A, age 21, Albert G, age 20, Sarah, age 18, and Josephine, age 16 are living in the home along with Sarah Taylor from Nova Scotia.

Abby and John’s marriage was announced on June 25, 1859 and they were married the next day on June 26th.  Five years later in Nov 1865 when Abigail was 41 and her husband 60, she had a daughter, Martha Louisa Whitton.  Fortunately John never changed occupations from paper-maker which has helped us verify that this was the family living at Grove near Washington in Newton in 1875, 1877 and in 1878 when John died on May 28, 1878 at the age of 72.  His death record is difficult to read but the cause of death appears to be listed as acute insanity.

Abigail remained in the home until 1887 when she moved to Waltham.  She died on November 23, 1891 in Cambridge of cancer of oventum (possibly ovarian cancer??).  Her sister Lydia (Shackford) Buck who had been an invalid for 20 years died less than two months later in Cambridge.  We’re unsure where Abigail was buried or if she or her husband left a probate record.

CHILDREN:

Martha Louisa Whitton (1865-1931) – married Alton Augustus Reed in 1886 and William Herbert Boutwell in 1900.  She had no children.

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Alfred, page 392, dwelling 118, page 128, Noah Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 December 2013).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Middlesex, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newton, dwelling 52, family 71, John Whitton; digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 August 2017).

1860 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newton, Page 265, dwelling 1702, family 1969, John Whitten; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 August 2017).

1865 Massachusetts State Census, Middlesex County, population schedule, Newton, John Whitton; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 27 August 2017).

1870 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newton, Page No 266, dwelling 1840, family 1938, John Whitton; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 27 August 2017).

“Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 August 2017), John Whitton.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, , John Whitton m Abbie Shackford, 26 June 1859; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 August 2017).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Mr John Whitton marriage intention Abbe Shackford, 25 June 1859; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 August 2017); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

The Newton Directory, Containing a General Directory of the Citizens, Business Directory, and the City Record, No. VI (Worcester: Drew, Allis & Co, 1879), page 222, John Whitton; digital image, Newton Massachusetts The Offical City Website (http://www.newtonma.gov : accessed 28 August 2017).

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 27 August 2017), Abigail S. removed to Waltham.

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Saml Shurburn and Abigl Shackford wr marryd ye 11th June 1719 (Blog 451)

We’re slowly cleaning out a genealogy file cabinet, finding or creating a digitized copy of the paper, cleaning up our RootsMagic files, and writing blogs about the information we find in our files! Going to be a long project but will be happy to have three file drawers to use when we’re done!!

Today we discovered this document filed under Abigail Shackford (abt 1700-abt 1734)

Samuel Sherburn and Abigail Shackford married The New-England Historical & Genealogical Register and Antiquarian Journal For the Year 1870. Volume XXIV (Boston The So
New-England Historical & Genealogical Register, Jan 1870, page 13

A RECORD OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS IN
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. FROM 1706 to 1742.
[Communicated by Col. Joshua W Peirce, of Portsmouth.]
Continued from vol. xxiii. page 395

Saml Shurburn and Abigl Shackford both of Portsmo wr maryd 27 May
1719

We don’t know much about Abigail other than this marriage record and the fact that we can place her as the child of Samuel Shackford (abt 1674-abt 1731) because we find her indirectly listed in her father’s will which was proved on Mar 11, 1730/1. He left his son-in-law Samuel Sherburn the Eastern end of a house.  We presume Abigail died before August 25, 1734 when Samuel remarried.  We don’t know if she had any children – think not as his children seem to have christening dates after his remarriage.

Henry Hardon places Abigail’s birth at 1700 — we haven’t found any sources and presume that’s an estimation based on her marriage date.

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SOURCES:

Hardon Henry W, Newington, New Hampshire Families in the Eighteenth Century (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc, 1991), p.163-4.

Libby Charles T., Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Vol 5 (n.d.), page 622; digital image, FamilySearch.org (https://dcms.lds.org : accessed 10 January 2016.

Metcalf Henry Harrison and Otis Grant Hammond, Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire Vol. II 1718-1740 State Papers Series Vol 21 (Bristol, New Hampshire: R. W. Musgrove, Printer, 1914), page 404; digital images, Hathi Trust (http://www.hathitrust.com : accessed 17 January 2014

New-England Historic-Genealogical Society, The New-England Historical & Genealogical Register and Antiquarian Journal For the Year 1870. Volume XXIV: Published Quarterly, Under the Direction of the New England Historic, Genealogical Society (Boston: The Society, 1870), Jan 1870, page 13; digital images, Archive.org (https://archive.org : accessed 28 August 2017.

Woods Henry Ernest, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Volume LVIII 1904 (Heritage Books, Inc, 1999), 231-232; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 10 February 2015.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Antoinette C Laurette Shackford of Paris, France Died in Newmarket, NH (1809-1895) (Blog 450)

Antoinette C Laurette, the daughter of Jean B Laurette, a Napoleon sympathizer who left France for the United States when she was just ten years old was born in May 1808 in Paris, France.  When she turned twenty, she married William A Shackford of Newington, New Hampshire.  We find her living with William in Newmarket in the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 census records.  They raised five children before her husband died in Newmarket on September 3, 1885.  She died ten years later in Newmarket on November 22, 1895 where this obituary was published.  She was buried in Riverside Cemetery.

 

Obituary Mrs Antoinette C Shackford MRS. ANTOINETTE C SHACKFORD, The Newmarket Advertiser (Newmarket, New Hampshire), 23 November 1805
The Newmarket Advertiser, 23 Nov 1805

MRS. ANTOINETTE C SHACKFORD.

Mrs Antoinette C Shackford, widow
of William A. Shackford, died at her
home in Newmarket this (Friday) morn-
ing, after a few day’s illness, of peri-
tonitis. She was born in Paris, France,
May 24, 1808, and came to Boston with
her parents Dec 31, 1818. Her father,
Jean B Laurette, was a sympathizer
with Napoleon I., and was obliged to
flee to America, with his wife, two sons
and two daughters. M. Laurette was an
intimate friend of Gen Lafayette, and
entertained him on his visit to America.
The deceased was married to William
A. Shackford in 1829 and has resided
in Newmarket ever since her marriage.
She was the mother of three sons and
two daughters, only one of whom, Miss
Mary, survives her. Some six years
ago she lost her eyesight, and has been
tenderly cared for ever since by her sur-
viving child. Mrs. Shackford was of a
kindly, genial disposition, and was high-
ly esteemed by all who knew her.
The funeral will occur on Monday at
2 o’clock P.M., from her late residence.

CHILDREN:

John Laurent Shackford (1829-1892) – married Mary Jane Rollins

Mark William Walker Shackford (1831-after Aug 9, 1887)

Charles Henry Shackford (1833-1865)

Martha Catherine Shackford (1840-1886) – married Henry Clay Howard and moved to Hot Springs, AK until she became ill and returned home to Newmarket

Mary Elizabeth Shackford (1842-1921)

Note:  We find Antoinette’s name listed as Mrs Antoinette C. Laurette Shackford, Widow Agnette Shackford, Miss Entwinnett C Laurent, Miss Entwinett C. Lanveat, Entwinett A Lambert, Entwinett C Lamest, Entwinett C Laureat, Antonett Shackford, Catherine Shackford, Annie C Shackford, Annette C Shackford.  We have searched multiple sources using all these variants of her last name for any information about her father Jean B (we’ve also tried John…) but have found no records of him or her mother who is listed as Catherine Jessop in Antoinette’s obituary.  We did however find her will which we’ll share in a future blog.

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Newmarket, page 315 (penned), 158 (stamped), dwelling 671, family 743, Wm Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed ).

1860 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Newmarket, Page No 8, dwelling 41, family 52, William A Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 February 2014).

1870 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, New Market, Page No. 24, dwelling 127, family 188, William A Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 February 2014).

1880 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Newmarket, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 218, Page no 441, dwelling 338, family 472, William Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 February 2014).

“DIED IN HER 88TH YEAR. Mrs Antoinette C. Laurette Shackford of Newmarket Passes Away,” Boston Daily Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 23 November 1895; digital images, Access Newspaper Archives (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 20 June 2017).

Hammond Priscilla, Vital Records of Newmarket, New Hampshire 1734-1866 Compiled from the Original Town Records (1935), page 21; digital image, Newmarket Historical Society (http://www.newmarketnhhistoricalsociety.org/reports : accessed 18 May 2015.

“HOME HAPPENINGS,” The Newmarket Advertiser (Newmarket, New Hampshire), 30 November 1895; digital images, Lee Public Library (http://lee.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 13 August 2017).

“Married.,” Dover Gazette & Strafford Advertiser (Dover, New Hampshire), 31 March 1829; digital image, Godfred Memorial (http://godfred.org : accessed 20 August 2013), 19th Century U. S. Newspapers.

“MRS ANTOINETTE C SHACKFORD,” The Newmarket Advertiser (Newmarket, New Hampshire), 23 November 1895; digital images, Lee Public Library (http://lee.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 13 August 2017).

New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947, , William A Shackford, 3 September 1885; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 February 2014); New England Historical Genealogical Society. Citing New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire.

The New Hampshire Genealogical Record No 1 Volume VII (n.d.), page 44; digital images, Mocavo (http://www.mocavo.com : accessed 18 January 2014.

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