Wedding Wednesday: Joseph Greenleaf Shackford & Betsy Wells were married on May 5, 1825 in Boston (Blog 481)

Joseph Greenleaf Shackford, son of Levi and Tampson (Greenleaf) Shackford was born Sept 2, 1798 in Newburyport, Massachusetts and was baptized on November 12, 1798.

On March 20, 1825, his pending marriage to Betsy Wells in Boston, Massachusetts was published:

Marriage Bann Joseph Shackford Elizabeth Wells Mar 20 1825

They were married on May 5, 1825 by  Rev James Sabine.

Marriage Record Joseph Shackford Betsy Wells 5 May 1825

Joseph and Betsy lived on Brighton Street, Norfolk Place, Nassau Street, 415 Washington, and 29 Boylston (with his nephew William B Shackford) until he moved to Newburyport around 1840. Joseph worked as a laborer, a sign painter, and mason in Boston.  By 1850 they were living at 13 School Street in Newburyport where his occupation changed to seaman and mariner.

Death Joseph G Shackford DEATHS, Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), March 1863
Newburyport Herald, 27 March 1863

Joseph died of dropsy on March 25, 1863.  His death was reported in the Newburyport Herald.  He was buried at the First Parish Burial Ground in Newbury.

His wife Betsy remained at 13 School Street where she lived with  Mary Pike in 1870. By 1880 Elizabeth moved to live with her niece Marietta Gilman, the daughter of Joanna Wells in Gilford, New Hampshire.  Elizabeth died in Gilford on Aug 11, 1886 and was buried near her husband in the First Parish Burying Ground. 

CHILDREN:  None known

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SOURCES:

1840 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Joseph G. Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 August 2014).

1850 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, page 731, dwelling 262, family 380, Joseph Shakford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 August 2014).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Essex County, population schedule, Newburyport, Ward 2, page 278, dwelling 214, family 309, Joseph G Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://ancestry.com : accessed 16 July 2014).

1860 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 74, dwelling 528, family 567, Joseph G Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://ancestry.com : accessed 13 July 2014).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 16 July 2014), Joseph Greenleaf Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 131557236.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Boston Marriages, 1825-1840, page 352, Joseph Shackford & Betsey Wells, 5 May 1825; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 August 2014); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Joseph G Shackford, 25 March 1863; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 October 2018); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, DEATHS REGISTERED in the City of Newburyport from other towns for the Year eighteen hundred and eighty-six, page 280, Elizabeth Shackford, died in Gilford, NH, 11 August 1886; digital images, Family Search(http://familysearch.org : accessed 16 July 2014).

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Barbara May (Shackford) Carlson’s Obituary (1917-1999) (Blog 480)

Barbara May Shackford, the daughter of Irwin Lewis and Annette Mabel (Parsons) Shackford  was born November 12, 1917 in Boston, Massachusetts.  She lived with her parents until she married Glendon Joseph Kelley on April 12, 1940.  The couple divorced, then Barbara married Albin Walfred Carlson in Londonderry on July 7, 1952.  Barbara’s second husband died in 1980 in Brunswick, Maine at the age of 82.  She died on February 26, 1999 in Derry and was buried at the Forest Hill Cemetery in East Derry.

Barbara May Shackford Carlson Barbara Carlson, 81, The Derry News (Derry, New Hampshire), 2 March 1999

  Barbara Carlson, 81

Barbara M (Shackford) Carl-
son, 81, of 12 W Broadway, Derry,
died Friday, Feb 26, at the Park-
land Medical Center, Derry, follow-
ing a brief illness.
She was born Nov 12, 1917, in
Boston, Mass., the daughter of
Irwin L. and Annette M (Parsons)
Shackford She had been a Derry
resident for more than 45 years
She was employed at Klev-Bro
Shoe Co, Derry for many years
She was predeceased by her hus-
band, Albin Carlson.
She was survived by her brother,
Roland Shackford of Acton, Mass,
six nephews and four nieces
There will be no calling hours
Following cremation in the South-
ern NH Crematory, spring burial
will take place in the Forest Hill
Cemetery, East Derry
Peabody Funeral Home, 15
Birch St, Derry, made the arrange-
ments

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SOURCES:

1920 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Somerville, enumeration district (ED) 400, Sheet No 12A, dwelling 148, family 278, Erwin L Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 July 2018).

1930 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Somerville, enumeration district (ED) 9-41, Sheet No 14B, 4 Morton St, dwelling 189, family 301, Irwin L Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://ancestry.com : accessed 17 October 2018).

Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920, BIRTHS REGISTERED IN THE CITY OF BOSTON FOR THE YEAR 1917 page 178, Barbara May Shackford, 12 November 1917; images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 September 2013).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, , Glelndon Joseph Kelley and Barbara May Shackford, 12 April 1940; index and images, Family Search(http://familysearch.org : accessed 24 August 2015).

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Where is Susannah Sabrina (Shackford) Lanfair’s Family Bible? (Blog 479)

This past week I had a very small DNA match on Ancestry to someone whose tree showed that they descend from Susanna Sabrina (Shackford) Lanfair.  There is no guarantee that the match is from my Shackford line (it’s small and could just be noise or could be a match from a different line).  However finding this match gave me the incentive to review Susanna Sabrina Shackford and find more information about her ancestors in case I find other shared DNA matches with this person.

Graveston Susannah Sabrina Shackford Lanfair FindAGrave photo by psc, notes state can use the photograph as needed
Photo from FindAGrave thanks to psc who gives permission for use of this photo

Susanna Sabrina Shackford’s birth and death dates (Nov. 28, 1826-Feb 29, 1924) are clearly shown on her gravestone.  Her Dec 14, 1843 marriage to Edwin Lanfair was recorded in the Vermont Phoenix on Dec 22, 1843 and documented in Vermont Vital Records. There was also a notice in The Franklin Democrat on Jan 23, 1844 stating she had left Edwin but she returned as she had six children with him and they are recorded in the 1850, 1855, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, and the 1920 census.  We have not obtained a copy of her death record and have no sources identifying Susanna Sabrina’s parents.  However with a lot of collaboration with others who were researching her siblings back in 2013, we’d developed enough inference to determine that she was most likely the daughter of Samuel and Susannah (Hobbs) Shackford.  Her father died in 1831 when she was 5 and four years later her mother took a second husband, Ezra French,

So, to  learn more about Sabrina Shackford’s ancestors, we turned to images from Samuel Burnham Shackford’s manuscript which I had reviewed in 2016.  Susanna Sabrina is listed on a page with ID #253 which lists the details of her children and lists her parents as Samuel Shackford and Susannah Hobbs.  This page of the manuscript includes two sources: Sabrina S. Lanfair and History of Deerfield 2-229.  This means that Samuel Burnham Shackford either spoke to or corresponded with Susanna Sabrina and there may be additional source information from the conversations or correspondence in the many boxes of materials at the New England Historical and Genealogical Society!!!  Yes, this means a road trip back to Boston is in the future – well not the near future but someday in the future…

Samuel Shackford Shackford Genealogy Manuscript, 13 October 1925; typed manuscript, SG SHA 5; Shackford collection by Samuel Burnham Shackford; NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts. (56)Samuel Burnham Shackford’s manuscript describing Susannah Sabrina’s father #116 lists her siblings and Samual’s ancestors and includes a source: Family Bible per Sabrina Lanfair.  This has us wondering what is included in the Bible – did it include these ancestors or just list her parents?  Was the Bible passed down to Susanna Sabrina’s descendents or donated to an archive?  And was it transcribed by anyone?  Also if it was transcribed, was a transcription left with the documents kept with Samuel Burnham Shackford’s manuscript???

If you’re a descendent of Susanna Sabrina Shackford Lanfair, perhaps you can help with these questions!

Samuel Burnham Shackford’s manuscript does take Sabrina’s ancestry back to William Shackford & Deborah Trickey and if correct, links me to the person with a small DNA match via Joshua Shackford & Elizabeth Barnes as a seventh cousin twice removed which aligns with this small match.  The manuscript if correct also connects many Shackfords who I have not been able to connect to William & Deborah and had just left with no ancestors.  However  there is very little documentation for #62 John Shackford who according to the manuscript lived to age 103 (1743-1846) which seems unlikely.  Also am a bit uncertain regarding the #26 Paul Shackford listed as the son of Joshua Shackford and Elizabeth Barnes — just difficult to sort out the many Paul’s.  I plan to continue to look for more sources for this new information and review each new piece of information over the next few months.

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SOURCES:

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 8 October 2018), Find A Grave Memorial, Susanna Sabrina Shackford Lanfair,# 96753875.

Massachusetts “Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980,” index book, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 October 2018), anfair Susanna S (Shackford) Hardwick, Year 1924, Vol 29, Page 259.

“Shackford Genealogy Manuscript,” 13 October 1925; typed manuscript, SG SHA 5; Shackford collection by Samuel Burnham Shackford; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. (56) Desc. of William Shackford, #253, Susanna Sabrina b 1826.

Sheldon George, A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts: The Times When and the People by Whom it was Settled, Unsettled and Resettled with a Special Study of the Indian Wars in the Connecticut Valley with Genealogies. Vol II(Deerfield, Mass.: 1896), page 229; digital images, Archive.org(http://archive.org : accessed 8 October 2018.

Vermont Phoenix, Brattleboro, Vermont (online archive), Married, Dec 22, 1843, Image 3, accessed Jan 9, 2013.

Vermont, Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V8MY-ZSB, Edwin Lanfair/Sabrina Shackford, 14 December 1843; digital images, FamilySearch(www.familysearch.org : accessed 5 June 2013).

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