Tombstone Tuesday – Nathaniel H Shackford, Co B, 28th Mass Inf (1801-1877) (Blog 442)

This wonderful photograph of Nathaniel H Shackford’s gravestone who was buried in the Forest Hill Cemeter in Fitchburg, Massachusetts was posted on FindAGrave by Bill Bourbeau who has stated on his member page that his photos can be used for any purpose but must include proper source information.

Gravestone Nathaniel H Shackford FindAGrave
FindAGrave, photo taken by Bill Bourbeau

Nathaniel’s military record shows he enlisted in the 28th Regiment, Massachusetts, Infantry Co B in Worcester, Massachusetts on Oct 9, 1861, mustered in the military on 12/13/1861 and was discharged for disability on 1/20/1862.  We believe he lied about his age stating he was 41 when he was actually 60 years old which made it difficult to place him properly in the Shackford family tree due to the age discrepancy.

We’ve shared our research about Nathaniel who was born in Pembroke, NH, lived there till his 50s, then moved to Massachusetts.  We’ll be adding more stories of his children in future blogs.

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SOURCES:

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 5 June 2017), Nathaniel Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 114504532

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “: Military Monday – Headstone for Nathaniel H Shackford (1801-1877)(Blog 437),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 437, 5 June 2017 (https://shackfordfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/military-monday-headstone-for-nathaniel-h-shackford-1801-1877blog-437/ : accessed 5 June 2017).

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Wedding Wednesday – Nathaniel Shackford of Newington, NH marries Miss Abigail Coleman on Nov 24, 1825 (Blog 441)

Nathaniel Shackford, the son of Nathaniel Cooper and Phoebe (Nutter) Shackford was born August 11, 1800 in Newington, New Hampshire.

His marriage to Miss Abigail Coleman was announced in the New Hampshire Statesman and Concord on Dec 10th and Dec 24th – we learn the exact date of the marriage from a newspaper article celebrating her 90th birthday, an article that also tells us they had nine children.

Marriage Record Nathaniel Shackford to Abigail Coleman Marriages, New Hampshire Statesman and Concord (New Hampshire) Register, 10 December 1825
New Hampshire Statesman and Concord, 10 Dec 1825

In Somersworth, … – Mr Nathaniel Shackford of Newington to Miss Abigail Coleman

 

The family moved to Maine before 1840 and lived on Elm street in Saco in 1849 where Nathaniel worked as a stone mason.  They remained in Saco in 850 but moved to Biddeford sometime before 1860 where they lived on Maine street in 1866.

Nathaniel died on January 17, 1873 – currently our only source for his death is Henry Hardon’s book — we’re still searching for additional sources.  He was buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco.  Nathaniel’s wife Abigail lived 22 more years dying on May 8, 1895 in Saco.  She was also buried in the Laural Hill Cemetery.

CHILDREN:

William Shackford (1826-????)

Mary Amanda Shackford (1828-1845)

Frances R Shackford (1830-1921) – married Charles F Lewis

Charles E Shackford (1832-1860)

William Shackford (1834-1887) – married Frances Sarah Tarbell

Nathaniel Shackford (1836-1899) – married Mary E Cleaves, served in the civil war, lived in Charlestown, Mass, worked as a bookkeeper and clerk

Sarah Abba P Shackford (1840-1901) – married Moses T Sampson

Elizabeth G Shackford (1843-1928) – married William Briggs, lived in Biddeford

Ellen Shackford (1843-1846)

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SOURCES:

1840 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Saco, page 171, Nathaniel Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 November 2013).

1850 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Saco, page 636 (difficult to read), dwelling 481, family 532, Nathaniel Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 27 November 2013).

1860 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, City of Biddeford, Page No 95, dwelling 613, family 691, Nathl Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://familysearch.org : accessed 27 November 2013).

1870 United States Federal Census, York, Maine, population schedule, Biddeford, Page 64, Dwelling 467, Family 327, Nathaniel Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 August 2013).

Biddeford Directory (cover page not available) (N.p.:n.p.n.d.), page 64, Shackford N. stone mason, Main Street; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 November 2013).

The Business Directory of Saco and Biddeford for the Year 1849 (Saco: L. O. Cowan and A. A. Hanscom, 1849), page 46, Shackford Nathaniel, stone mason, r Elm st; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 November 2013).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 1 August 2014), Nathaniel Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 121163162.

“FOURSCORE AND TEN. Abagail C. Shackford of Biddeford Still Retains her Youthful Spirit,” Boston Daily Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 29 June 1891; digital images, Access Newspaper Archives (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 24 September 2013).

Greenough, Jones & Co’s Directory of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Businesses, Societies, Business Firms, Etc., Etc in the Cities of Biddeford and Saco for 1872 (Boston: Greenough, Jones & Co, 1972), page 66, BIDDEFORD, Shackford Nathaniel, mason, house 43 Main; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 November 2013).

Hardon Henry W, Newington, New Hampshire Families in the Eighteenth Century (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc, 1991), p. 170

“Marriages,” New Hampshire Statesman and Concord (New Hampshire) Register, 10 December 1825; digital images, Godfred Memorial (http://godfrey.org : accessed 20 August 2013), 19th Century Newspapers.

New Hampshire “New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 November 2013), Nathaniel Shackford b. 11 Aug 1800

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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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Treasure Chest Thursday – The 1894 Visit of Messrs Thomas Evans and Son A. T. Evans To Owego, New York and to see daughter Donna L Shackford!! (Blog 439)

We found Thomas Evans, his wife Jane, and children in the Owego, New York 1855 and 1860 and 1865 census records so we decided to take a look in New York newspapers to see if we could learn more about Thomas.

We were hoping to find articles about their life in the 1860s but found this great newspaper article about a 1894 visit to Owego which helps us verify that Thomas Evans of Chicago who had lived in Owego, New York was the father of A. T. Evans and that his daughter was living in Syracuse.  This article tells us something new – Thomas was a crockery dealer on Front Street (a street we can find on Google maps).

Thomas Evans visits friends in Tioga Personal, Tioga County Record (Owego, New York), 3 May 1894
Tioga County Record, 3 May 1894

-Messrs. Thomas Evans and A. T.
Evans of Chicago were in town Sunday
and Monday to call on old time friends.
The former was for a long time a crock
ery dealer on Front steet, and the lat-
ter, his son, passed his boyhood here,
going to Chicago over a score of years
ago. They left Tuesday on the Lehigh
at 8:15 a. m. on their way to visit the
former’s daughter at Syracuse.

We decided to look further in New York papers and found the wedding announcement of Arthur T. Shackford to Mary Genevieve Holley (or Holly) which confirms that the family moved to Chicago around 1870.  The nieces Clara and Bessie Towne were also mentioned Arthur’s sister’s wedding announcement.

Marriage Arthur Thomas Evans Married in Chicago, The Owego Record (Tioga, New York), 24 June 1889
The Owego Record, 24 Jun 1889

The following wedding announcement
from the Chicago Times of Wednesday
June 5, 1889, will interest many of the
RECORD’S readers, as the groom was an
old Owego boy, son of Thomas Evans,
who conducted a crockery store on Front
street for many years previous to 1870:
“Miss Marry Genevieve Hooley was mar-
ried last evening to Arthur T. Evans.
The ceremony was held at the residence
of the bride’s sister, Mrs. E. B. Butler,
3408 Michigan boulevard. The Rev.
Dr. F. W. Gunsaulaus of Plymouth
church officiated. They were attended
by Clara and Bessie Towne, two little
nieces of the groom. Each carried a
basket of marguerites The bride was
attired in a white surah costume, antique
in style. She wore a white tulle veil
caught up with a crescent of diamonds,
a present from the groom. The couple
left at 9 o’clock last night for a three
week’s eastern trip.

We then looked for the Chicago newspaper article regarding Arthur’s wedding and discovered it was actually published in the Chicago Tribune.  After discovering that the Evans family mentioned in the Chicago Tribune, we wondered if we could find Thomas Evans in the newspaper and found his death notice which mentions Thomas’ daughter Margaret Patrick.

Obituary Thomas Evans Chicago Daily Tribune March 21 1911
The Chicago Daily Tribune,                     21 March 1911

EVANS – Thomas Evans, born Dec. 9, 1834, March
19, 1911, at the home of his daughter, Mrs W. K.
Patrick at Swift, Ill. Funeral Thursday, March
23, 2 p. m. at Swift, Ill. Interment Lombard,
Ill.

This helps us verify that the gravestone at Lombard Cemetery is that of the same Thomas Evans and gives us strong suspicions that the Jane buried there was his wife.

We still have some research questions:

Can we find any documentation to verify the father of Thomas Evans (1824-1911) (we suspect his name is also Thomas as Thomas is listed as a jr in many sources)?

Who were the parents of his wife Jane Kilburn (the Kilburn is found in multiple records related to Thomas’s children)

Who are the other two people buried in the same grave site in Lombard, DuPage, Illinois – T. Evans d 1884, age 92 yrs (calculated born 1792) and Delia July 7, 1876, age 36 yrs (calculated born 1840)?

Are there any records that help us learn more about Thomas’ crockery store?

Were there relatives who stayed in the Owego area who might helps us learn more about Thomas and Jane Evans?

CHILDREN:

Arthur Thomas Evans (1854-1912) – jeweler, manager wholesale company, married Mary Genevra Holley (or Holly)

Margaret Elizabeth Evans (1859-1935) – married Wilbur Knowles Patrick

Stella Jane Evans (1860-????) – married Lucian F Towne – we don’t find records for her after he was hospitalized at National Home for the Disabled in 1910.

Donna Lovilla Evans (1865-1908) – married Joseph Edward Shackford.

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SOURCES:

1855 New York State Census, Tioga County, population schedule, Owego, page 56, Dwelling 457, Thos Evans; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 January 2014).

1860 United States Federal Census, Tioga County, New York, population schedule, Oswego, page 190, dwelling 1671, Thomas Evans; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 January 2014).

1865 New York State Census, Tioga County, population schedule, Owego, Page 23, dwelling 174, Thomas Evans; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 June 2017).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 19 January 2014), Thomas Evans, Find A Grave Memorial# 23630425

“DEATHS,” The Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois), 21 March 1911, page 11; digital images, Chicago Tribune Archives (http://archives.chicagotribune.com : accessed 9 June 2017).

“Married in Chicago,” The Owego Record (Owego, New York), 24 June 1889; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 8 June 2017).

“Messrs. Thomas Evans and A. T. Evans of Chicago,” Tioga County Record (Owego, New York), 3 May 1894; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 8 June 2017).

“Miss Mary Genevieve Holley was married,” The Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois), 5 June 1889; digital images, Chicago Tribune Archives (http://archives.chicagotribune.com : accessed 8 June 2017).

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Wedding Wednesday – Does the 1887 Wedding Announcement of Joseph E Shackford and Donna L Evans Help Us Identify Her Relatives? (Blog 438)

Joseph Edward Shackford, the son of William Brown and Catherine T Mullett Shackford married Donna Lovilla Evans, the daughter of Thomas Evans on October 20, 1887.  We’ve gotten a DNA match on two of Donna’s relatives and are hoping to learn more about her so we can learn more about her ancestry.  (Yes, we realize we haven’t blogged about the DNA results or match yet because we’re focusing first on verifying relationships in Donna’s family.)

First the wedding announcement

Wedding Announcement Joseph E Shackford Brilliant Social Event, Oak Park Reporter, 21 October 1887 Part 1
Oak Park Reporter,       Oct 21, 1887

Brilliant Social Event.

A large and elegant company as-
sembled by invitation Thursday even-
ing at the Central Park Congregational
Church, to witness the wedding of
Joseph E. Shockford [sic, jsp] of Syracuse, N.
Y., and Miss Donna L. Evans of this
suburb, Rev. J. E. Adams officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Thomas
Evans, and has long been prominent
in social circles here. Arthur Evans
was best man, and Miss Bessie Hous-
ton, bridesmaid. The ushers were Ed
Ward Bennett, Edward Hasbrook and
Wedding Announcement Joseph E Shackford Brilliant Social Event, Oak Park Reporter, 21 October 1887 Part 2Will Hervey of Hinsdale, while Miss
Alice Clafin, of Lombard, Ill., render-
ed Mendelssohn’s wedding march.
After the ceremony the relatives and
near friends of the happy couple re-
paired to the residence of the bride’s
brother, L. F. Town, 988 Lawndale
avenue, where a reception was held
and refreshments served by Eckhart
the caterer. The presents were num-
erous and costly. After all the warm
words of congratulations had been said
the happy couple departed by the night
train for their future home in Syracuse,
N. Y., followed by a host of good
wishes and showers of rice and old
shoes. Among those present and in-
vited to reception were the following;
Misses Stella Patrick, Clara Towne,
Bessie Towne, Mr. Thomas Evans, Mr.
and Mrs. L. F. Towne, Mr. Arthur
Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Will K. Patrick,
Miss Helen B. Thomas, Miss Mame
G. Holly, Mr. A. R. Thomas, Mr. and
Mrs. E. B. Butler, Rev. and J. A. Mack,
Mrs. Issac Clafin, Mr. Will Clafin,
Miss Alice Clafin, Miss Margaret
Towne, Mrs. Robert Baird, Miss Gertie
Baird, Miss Frank Patrick, Miss Jessie
Patrick, Miss Donna Hills, Mr. and
Mrs Will Clafin, Mr. J. H. Nair, Mr
G. M. Morehouse, Mr. L. L. Lowry,
Mr. George C. Patterson, Mr. and Mrs.
S. A. Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Painter, Mr. Fred Painter, Miss Har-
riet Painter, Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
Powerll, Mrs. Carrie Spencer, Mr. and
Mrs. Bert Jones, Mr. and Mrs. John
White, Mrs. John Houston, Miss
Mary Houston, Miss Jessie Houston,
Mr. Will Hewey, Mr. Ed Bennett, Mr
Ed. Hasbrook, rev. and Mrs. J. A.
Adams, Mr. Chas. E. Doyle.

Interestingly, none of Joseph’s family who were living in Syracuse, New York attended his wedding (he had divorced his first wife Dec 1886, had two children ages 15 and 11 and his 75 year old mother was living with the family).

Most of the the attendees were from Donna’s family has helped us learn more about her.  In this blog we’re taking a look at those who attended the wedding to see if we can learn more about her ancestry and family relationships:

Thomas Evans (1824-1911) – Donna’s father (find the family in census records & Thomas visits Donna in Syracuse after her marriage.)

Arthur T Evans (1854-1912) – best man was Donna’s brother. (find him in census records.)  He married Mary G Holley in June 1889.

Bessie Houston – bridesmaid, do not think related

Ed Ward Bennett – usher, do not find a relationship

Edward Hasbrook, usher, do not find a relationship

Will Hervey, usher, do not find a relationship

L. F. Towne (1846-????) – listed as Donna’s brother in announcement but was brother-in-law, husband of her sister Stella Jane Evans, lived at 988 Lawndale
avenue

Miss Stella Patrick (1882-1969) – niece, daughter of sister Margaret Elizabeth (Evans) Patrick & her husband Wilbur Knowles Patrick

Miss Clara Towne (1880-1933) – niece, daughter of sister Stella Jane (Evans) Towne

Miss Bessie Towne (1883-????) – niece, daughter of sister Stella Jane (Evans) Towne

Mr & Mrs Will K Patrick – Donna’s sister Margaret Elizabeth (Evans) Patrick (1859-1935) married Wilbur Knowles Patrick (1858-1918)

Miss Helen B Thomas – do not find a relationship

Miss Mame G Holley – future wife of her brother Arthur Thomas Evans – they married June 4, 1889

Mr A. R. Thomas – do not find a relationship

Mr. and Mrs E. B. Butler – do not find a relationship

Rev and J. A. Mack – unsure of relationships

Mrs Issac Clafin – Lucian Towne’s sister Mary Watts Towne.

Mr. Will Clafin – child of Mary Watts Towne

Miss Alice Clafin – child of Mary Watts Towne

Miss Margaret Town – child of Mary Watts Towne

Mrs Robert Baird – husband of Lucian Towne’s sister Agnes Wells Towne

Miss Gertie Baird – child of Lucian Towne’s sister Agnes Wells Towne

Miss Frank Patrick – ??? unsure due to spelling but possibly Wilbur Knowles Patrick’s brother or sister

Miss Jessie Patrick – probably Wilbur Knowles Patrick’s sister

Miss Donna Hills – unsure of relationship

Mr and Mrs Will Clafin –  Lucian Towne’s sister Mary Watts Towne.

Mr J. H. Nair – unsure of relationship

Mr G. M. Morehouse – unsure of relationship

Mr L L Lowry – unsure of relationship

Mr George C Patterson – unsure of relationship

Mr and Mrs S A Tucker – unsure of relationship

Mr Fred Painter – unsure of relationship

Mr and Mrs G W Powell – unsure of relationship

Mrs Carrie Spencer – unsure of relationship

Mr and Mrs Bert Jones – unsure of relationship

Mr and Mrs John White – unsure of relationship

Mrs John Houston – unsure of relationship

Miss Mary Houston – unsure of relationship

Miss Jessie Houston – unsure of relationship

Rev and Mrs J A Adams – minister officiating the wedding

Mr Chas E Doyle – unsure of relationship

Future research may help us identify more relatives or perhaps coworkers of Joseph Edward Shackford who attended the wedding – we’ll make updates if more relationships become apparent and perhaps they will help us learn more about Donna’s ancestry.

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:

“Brilliant Social Event,” Oak Park Reporter, 21 October 1887; Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 29 January 2014)

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Military Monday – Headstone for Nathaniel H Shackford (1801-1877) (Blog 437)

The application for Nathaniel H Shackford’s headstone reads:

N H Shackford Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1861-1904Shackford N H
Pvt Co B Regt 21
Mass Infy
City or Town Fitchburg
County and State Worcester Mass
Date of death Mch 14-1877
by Sheldon & Sons
Contract dated July 8-1887

Nathaniel’s military record shows he enlisted in the 28th Regiment, Massachusetts, Infantry Co B in Worcester, Massachusetts on Oct 9, 1861, mustered in the military on 12/13/1861 and was discharged for disability on 1/20/1862.  We believe he lied about his age stating he was 41 when he was actually 60 years old which made it difficult to place him amid the Shackford family tree due to the age discrepancy.

Nathaniel, the son of Theodore and Dorothy (Kimball) Shackford was born July 22, 1801 in Chester, New Hampshire and married Abigail Bailey in Pembroke on Feb 20, 1823.  He’s mentioned in his father’s will which was written in 1837 and is found in the 1850 census with wife Abigail and children Mary (22), Charlotte (15), Charles H (11), and Ellen (7).

We suspect the marriage with Abigail ended before 1855 as we find Nathaniel living alone in Fitchburg, Massachusetts in 1855 and find Abby Shackford living with some of her children in Pembroke in 1860 where she is working as a boarding housekeeper.  Also by 1858, Nathaniel is pursuing custody of his son Albert Eugene Shackford from his wife Emeline Shackford in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Nathaniel and Emeline must have worked things out as they are found together in the 1860 and 1865, and 1870 censuses and had two other children Elmer Ellsworth Shackford born in 1862 and Charles Hiram Shackford born in 1867.  They lived at multiple other residences – 46 Blossom St, Laurel St, 9 Mill St, 10 Mill St, and 7 Newton Place before Nathaniel died in Fitchburg on March 14, 1877 at the age of 75.  He was buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Nathaniel’s wife Emeline filed for a widow’s pension on Feb 28, 1885.  She lived in Fitchburg and Leominister where she died on Nov 7, 1895.

Children

(with Abigail Bailey)

Mary Bailey Shackford (1827-1904) – married Charles Runlett Emerson

Leonard Shackford (1830-1899) – policeman in Cambridge, Mass., married Lydia L Gove

Betsy Shackford (1831-1832)

Theodore Bailey Shackford (1833-1907) – omnibus conductor in Cambridge, married Melvina Grant, Almira, and Sarah Jane Hooper

Charlotte Jane Shackford (1834-1887) – married Nathaniel Chapman

Charles Henry Shackford (1838-1911) – Teamster, Boston, married Minerva E Dow

Ellen Shackford (1843-1926) – married John Gilman Bartlett

(with Emeline E (Lovering) Bliss)

Albert Eugene Shackford (1857-1905) – moved to Rutland, Vermont, worked in a mill, toy factory, life insurance agent, married Betsey Jane Sparks

Elmer Ellsworth Shackford (1862-1938) – train conductor, railroad manager.  Moved to Texas, Louisiana, Ohio, and Indiana.  Married Elmira Isabelle (Holman) Shackford, his brother’s widow

Charles Hiram Shackford (1867-1887) – married Elmira Isabelle Shackford, died of typhoid fever age 19

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, Allenstown, page number crossed out, dwelling 474, family 479, Nathaniel Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 27 November 2013).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Worchester County, population schedule, Fitchburg, page 2, dwellng 25, family 34, Nathaniel Shackford in household of L P Newell; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 June 2015).

1860 United States Federal Census, Middlesex, Massachusetts, population schedule, Groton, Page 70, Dwelling 541, Family 541, Nathaniel Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 August 2013).

1865 Massachusetts State Census, Fitchburg, Worcester, population schedule, , Dwelling 350, Family 413, N H Shackford; digital image, Family Search (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 17 June 2013).

1870 United States Census, Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, population schedule, , Page No 119, Dwelling 769, Family 1036, Nathaniel Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 17 June 2013).

28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B (http://www.28thmasscob.org : accessed Nathaniel Shackford),

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

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, County Probate Records, 1660-1973, Theodore Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org (: accessed 24 February 2014); Merrimack, Probate Records 1839-1875 vol 16, page 219-220 (Image 114).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920, , Nathaniel Shackford m Abigail Bayley, 20 February 1823; database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 July 2013).

“U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 August 2013), Emeline Shackford widow of Nathaniel Shackford.

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Charles E Shackford Awarded a Medal in Guadalajara, Mexico for Gallantry Rescuing Lives in a Sinking Ship (Blog 436)

We don’t know exactly when Charles E Shackford of Kittery, Maine, moved to Mexico but are pretty certain it was after June 1880 when he was living in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  We do know he was living in Guadalajara, Mexico working as a master mechanic.

His gallant service rescuing many lives when the steamer La Libertad was sunk in Lake with a party of two hundred excursionists was reported in many newspapers around November – December 1889 which was the same year his son Robert Smith Shackford was born in Mexico.

C E Shackford Honored for Rescue in Mexico The Worthington advance., November 14, 1889, Image 2
Waterbury Evening Democrat, 13 Dec 1889

Five brave Americans were recently awarded medals and diplomas in Mexico for gallantly rescuing many lives when the steamer La Libertad was sunk in Lake Chapala with a party of two hundred excursionists on board. The Mexican Congress decorated the five men at Guadalajara in the presence of over 4,000 spectators. The names of the distinguished Americans are: C. E. Shackford, master mechanic; C. E. Halbert, superintendent; H. R. Comforth, passenger conductor; Joseph H. Feehan, chief train dispatcher, and L. Rosenthal, messenger of Wells, Fargo & Co.’s express. They were well worthy the honor.

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1880 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Cambridge, enumeration district (ED) 431, Page No 29, dwelling 144, family 323, Charles E Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 June 2017).

“Five brave Americans,” Waterbury Evening Democrat (Waterbury, Connecticut), 13 December 1889; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : accessed 2 June 2017).

“Five brave Americans,” The Worthington (Worthington, Minnesota) Advance, 14 November 1889; digital images, Library of Congress (www.chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : accessed 6 August 2013).

“Five Brave Americans Were Recently Awarded Medals,” Semi-weekly Interior Journal (Stanford, Kentucky), 3 December 1889; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 21 February 2014).

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