Amasa W Shackford, Photographer, of Farmington, NH (1834-1913) (Blog 477)

Photographs and stereocards by Amasa W Shackford, also known as A W Shackford are featured on e-bay, at AbeBooks, in the New York Public Library, at the New Hampshire Historical Society, on Wikimedia, and at many other locations.  His exceptional photographs preserve the history of many people and towns of New Hampshire.

Normally we’ve written about Shackford’s but in this case we’ve chosen to share an exceptional biography and obituary about Amasa’ life.  The biography about Amasa was featured in the 1897 Biographical Review Volume XXI Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Belknap and Strafford Counties New Hampshire:

Amasa W Shackford Biographical Review Publishing, Biographical Review Volume XXI Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Strafford and Belknap Counties New Hampshire (Boston- Bi

Amasa W Shackford, a photographer, well versed in his art, and one of the foremost residents of Farmington, was born in Barnstead, this State, November 18, 1834. His grandfather Josiah Shackford, who was born and bred in Portsmouth, removed to Barnstead in the latter part of the past century. The father, Seth Shackford, spent the seventy-seven years of his life in Barnstead. Besides general farming he followed the occupation of cattle drover and general merchant. his reputation was that of a capable business man. A straightforward Democrat in politics, he was influential in local affairs, served in all the town offices and for a time in the respective capacities of County Commissioner and Representative to the General Court. His first wife, whose maiden name was Harriet Hill, died a few years after the marriage, leaving three children. These were: Horatio H., of Barnstead; Amasa W., the subject of this brief sketch; and Lydia A., the wife of Charles H. Dow. His second wife, Roxa A (Nute) Shackford, left no children at her death. He subsequently contracted a third marriage with Mrs. Pamelia Brown, of Barnstead.

Amasa W. Shackford received his education at Pittsfield and at the New London Literary Institute. He went soon after to Concord to learn photography, for a while being employed in the studio of Benjamin Carr. Having acquired a good knowledge of the business, he purchased and fitted up a photographer’s cart, with which he traveled for about six years. In 1886, or thereabouts, Mr. Shackford opened a gallery in Farmington, and has since continued in his chosen occupation in this town. For a score of years he taught school in Farmington, Barnstead, Northwood, and Gilmanton, including classes in penmanship in the public schools.  In 1884 he built the large block on Central Street in which his studio has since been located, his large and constantly increasing patronage having demanded more commodious quarters.  An artist of wide experience, and doing work that compares favorably with that of the leading photographers of the country, he has a large and constantly increasing patronage.  He is now assisted by his son, to whom he has relegated the larger part of the responsible work of the establishment.  In politics he acts with the Democratic party.  He served his fellow townsmen in the capacity of Town Clerk for five years and that of member of the School Board for three years.  He was made a Mason in Fraternal Lodge; is a member of Woodbine Lodge I.O.O.F.; and belongs to the Henry Wilson Colony of Pilgrim Fathers of Farmington.

  Mr. Shackford married Miss Clara A. Lougee, of Barnstead, a daughter of Simeon and Mary (Tibbetts) Lougee.  Mr. and Mrs. Shackford have but one child, John S., who has largely succeeded to the business of his father.  John S. Shackford competed the course of study at the Farmington High School, and was subsequently graduated from the Scientific and Literary Institute at New Hampton, N. H.  He is a man of good mental attainments, is gifted by nature with artistic ability, and has inherited his father’s skill in penmanship.  Mr. Amasa W. Shackford and his family are regular attendants of the Free Will Baptist church, and contribute their full share toward its maintenance.

Amasa’s life was further described in this obituary published in The Farmington News on February 7, 1913:

Obituary Amasa William Shackford In Memoriam. Mr Shackford, The Farmington News (Farmington, New Hampshire), 7 February 2018Amasa W Shackford died last Satur
day night at the home of his daughter-
in-law, Mrs. Adrian Hall of High street,
Rochester, after a long period of failing
heath from a slow form of paralysis
aged 78 years. Mr Shackford was a
native of Barnstead, the second son of
Seth and Harriet (Hill) Shackford of
that town. He received his early educa-
tion in the schools of Pittsfield, later
attending Wolfeboro academy and fin-
ishing at New London Seminary. He
taught school winters for twenty years
at Eliot, Me, Barnstead, Gilmanton,
New Durham and Farmington. He
was married in early life to Miss Clara
A Lougee of Barnstead and to them one
child was born, a son who died June
28, 1900, at the age of 25 years, leaving a
young widow, who, when failing health
made a change necessary, kindly opened
her home to Mr and Mrs Shackford
and with the help of her husband, made
“Pa’s last days pleasant and happy. Mr
Shackford was a photographer of promi-
nance, which profession he faollowed
during his 38 years as a resident of this
town. He was widely known and uni-
versally respected by a large number of
friends and acquaintenances. He had held
several town offices and for a number of
years was town clerk. He was a mem-
berof Woodblue lodge, I. I. O. F., of
this town. He is survived by his wife
and by one sister Mrs. Lydia Dow of
Barnstead. Funeral was held from the
home of Mrs Gall in Rochester last
Tuesday afternoon at on-o’clock, Rev.
T. H. Scammon of this town officiating,
with B. F. Perkins in charge. Singing
was by Rev. Wesley A. Paige. There
was a profusion of exquisite floral offer-
ings. The body was brought to Farm-
ington and internment made in the family
lot at Pine Grove cemetery.

Amasa Shackford Gravestone FindaGrave permission granted from Pittynh photographer
Photo of Amasa W Shackford’s gravestone taken by Pittnh who graciously gave permission for us to post it with this blog

The photographer of Amasa’s gravestone, Pittnh has graciously given permission to share a copy of the photograph of Amasa’s gravestone that he posted at FindAGrave here:

A reader of this blog informed me that a photo of Amasa can be found at the Farmington Historical Society’s WEB site which is from their February 1986 Mixed Photo Collection.

Note:  We had Amasa originally listed as Amasa William Shackford in the title of this blog after reviewing all the sources we have, we can’t find any reference to his middle name so have changed all references to his middle name to W.

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SOURCES:

Biographical Review Publishing, Biographical Review Volume XXI Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Belknap and Strafford Counties New Hampshire(Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1897), page 79-80; digital images, Google Books(http://books.google.com : accessed 7 October 2013.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 July 2014), Amasa W Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 130232058.

“In Memoriam. Mr Shackford,” The Farmington News (Farmington, New Hampshire), 7 February 2018; digital images, Farmington Preservation(http://farmington.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 14 July 2018).

Copyright 2018 Joanne Shackford Parkes  (sharing a link to this post is appreciated but please do not copy this material and paste it elsewhere).  Amasa is my fifth cousin three times removed.

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Franklin P Shackford, of Chester, NH, One of Dr Rufus Shackford’s 13 Heirs (Blog 476)

Franklin P Shackford heir of Rufus Shackford CHESTER, The Derry Enterprise (Derry, New Hampshire), 16 February 1906
The Derry Enterprise, 16 February 1906

Franklin P. Shackford is one of the
13 heirs to the property of his uncle,
Dr. Rufus Shackford, of Portland, Me.
Mrs George Currier and sister are
two of the other heirs living in Chester.

Dr Rufus F Shackford was born December 17, 1816 in Chester, New Hampshire to Samuel and Harriet (Currier) Shackford.  He married twice – Louisa Cummings and Mary Ann Bateman, both of whom who died before Rufus.  He died at the age of 85 on September 24, 1902. Based on the above newspaper article, we believe the probate occurred four years after his death in 1906.   We can’t find copy of his probate records online at this time as these years are not yet available digitally.

We believe that George Currier mentioned in the article was the son of Rufus’s sister Abigail and John Currier but are not sure which sister is referred in the article.  Here’s a list of the other possible heirs:

Children of John Currier & Abigail Shackford: Eliza J Currier, Charles R Currier, Helen Abbie Currier Coates, and George Washington Currier

Children of John Shackford: Georgiana Shackford Allard, Samuel Shackford, and George Franklin Shackford

Children of Jonathan Shackford:  Franklin Pierce Shackford and Olive A Shackford Symmes (died in 1903)

Children of William Adams Rice and Sarah Shackford: Albert William Rice and Charlotte Adelaide Rice Holbrook (unsure when she died)

Children of George Shackford:  George Alonzo Shackford and Hannah Elizabeth Shackford

Children of Luther Calvin Shackford:  Luther L Shackford

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SOURCES:

“CHESTER,” The Derry Enterprise (Derry, New Hampshire), 16 February 1906; digital images, (http://derry.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 16 July 2018).

Maine “Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910,” index, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 5 April 2015), Rufus Shackford MD d 24 Sep 1902.

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Samuel Shackford (1761-1844) of Wells, Maine, Revolutionary War Pensioner (Blog 475)

Samuel Shackford, the son of Paul and Eunice (Day) Shackford was born on July 24, 1761 in Wells, Maine.  He was only 18 on June 6, 1780 when he served for eight months with the men mustered by Nathaniel Wells to defend the eastern part of Massachusetts. After the completion of his enlistment, he returned to Wells where he married Sarah Whittum on March 4, 1784.  He later moved to Sanford, Maine where he worked as a farmer.  Samuel remained in Sanford where he married Eunice Day on November 15, 1787 and Charity Cousins on November 18, 1805.

In response to the Revolutionary War Act of June 7, 1832, Samuel gave the following testimony documenting his service:

Samuel Shackford Page_4_Revolutionary_War_Pension_and_BountyLand_Warrant_Application_Files

Maine District of
Special District Court of the U States
Kennebunk August 7 1832

On this seventh day of August aforesaid personally appeared
in open Court before the District Judge

Samuel Shackford a resident of Sanford in the
county of York, and state of Maine aged seventy one
years, who being first duly sworn according to law doth
on his oath make the following declaration in order
to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed-
June 7th 1832.
That he served as herein stated.
I enlisted at Wells (now Kennebunk) in the state
Maine, in April 1780 in Capt Daniel Clarks company
for the term of eight months – we marched to Portland
in the same state, where we were principally employed
in erecting works of defense during the full period of
my enlistment or until some time in December of
that year, when we were dismissed and returned home
There were five companies in the corps to which I
belonged and were commanded by Col Prime of York –
Nathan Lord of Berwick, I think was Adjutant, and
Gen Wardsmoth commanded at Portland during said
time. I was born in Wells in the year 1761 and have
resided now about forty years in Sanford, in this state
adjoining to Wells. I enlisted and served voluntarily
as above stated. I have no other record of my age except
that which my father kept in the great Bible I now have.
All my neighbors can state my general character for that
Mr David Day resides near me, and also Mr Samuel Cole
and Mr David Clark, and others who are respectable.

He hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity
except the present, and declares that his name is note on the
pension role of the agency of any state Samuel Shackford (signed)
sworn to and subscribed this day and your aforesaid.
Before
Arthur Wise U.S. Judge for the
District of Maine
Know the said Court do hereby declare their opinion that
the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and
served in the states.

Samuel’s testimony did not mention the name of his father but does refer to his father’s Bible which he now has in his possession.  We assume it’s the same Bible which was referred to as “Bible per Granville Shackford” (his grandson) in Samuel Burnham Shackford’s Shackford Genealogy manuscript which is the only source we’ve found for Samuel’s parents, Samuel’s birth date, and a list of his children.  Hoping the Bible is saved somewhere or at least a transcription of those pages are within the Samuel Collection. (There were boxes and boxes of material and I only had 6 hours to review the materials — hoping to be back someday.)

Samuel is listed in the 1840 census as a pensioner and received his final pension payment in the third quarter of 1844.  He died on 9 Sept 1844 and is buried on Mouse Lane in Sanford, Maine. In 2009 I corresponded with a wonderful gentleman who described how to find the gravestone, shared that Samuel’s gravestone was worn and damaged to the point that it was unreadable but he was making sure a flag was placed on Samuel’s grave.

CHILDREN:

Andrew Shackford  (1795-1858) – married his cousin Hannah Shackford

Sarah Shackford (1789-????)

Robert Shackford  (1793-????)

Eunice Shackford (1806-1822)

Christopher Shackford (1809-1870) – married Mehitable Maddox and Louisa Hill

Susan Shackford (1811-1883) – married John Thompson

Bethia Shackford (1813-1815)

Lusanna Shackford (1821-1870) – married Freeman Goodwin

[Samuel is my first cousin six times removed with a shared relative Joshua Shackford and Elizabeth Barnes]

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SOURCES:

Emery Edwin, William Morell Emery, The History of Sanford, Maine. 1661-1900.(Fall River, Mass: William Morell Emery, 1901), page 83; digital images, Google eBook(http://www.books.google : accessed 21 October 2013.

“Index to Final Pension Payment Vouchers, compiled 1818 – 1864,” digital images, Fold3(https://www.fold3.com : accessed 8 July 2017), Samuel Shackford

Maine Society Sons of the American Revolution MESSAR(http://www.messar.org/patriots.html : accessed 5 January 2014), .

“Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files,” digital images, Fold3(http://www.fold3.com : accessed 2 July 2018), Samuel Shackford.

Secretary of the Commonwealth, Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. A Compilation From the Archives(Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co, 1906), page 2; digital images, Mocavo(www.mocavo.com : accessed 15 February 2014.

“Shackford Genealogy Manuscript,” 13 October 1925; typed manuscript, SG SHA 5; Shackford collection. [manuscript] by Samuel Burnham Shackford, Shackford collection. [manuscript] SG SHA 5; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Mercy (Rose) (Shackford) Newell (1795-1875) “OUR MOTHER” (Blog 474)

Mercy Rose, the daughter of Eber and Elizabeth (Green) Rose and my third great grandmother was born on January 24, 1795 in Newburyport.  She was their second daughter named Mercy – the first Mercy was born in 1792 and died in 1793.

Mercy was 17 when she married William Shackford, son of Levi and Tampson (Greenleaf) Shackford.  They had ten children, nine living ranging in ages from 1 to 19 when William, a mason, died of pleurisy on May 15, 1831.  We don’t know how Mercy supported her large family after William died — this may be why on January 18, 1834, she married Joseph Newell who was thirty years her senior.  In 1850 Joseph, age 84 was head of household with Mercy and children Abner and Emeline in the home but by 1855 Mercy was living in her son Abner’s home with son Thomas.  Joseph died shortly thereafter in Boston at the age of 89 of old age in Brookline, Massachusetts on October 31, 1856.

After Joseph’s death, Mercy lived with her son-in-law Edward Cushing and her daughter Louise in Weymouth.  In 1865 she was living with her son-in-law Joel Whittemore and daughter Caroline along with son Abner.  Death Record Mercy Rose Shackford Newell

Gravestone Mercy Rose Shackford Newell
Gravestone Image Taken by Jacki who Graciously Gave Her Permission to Share in this Blog

 

Mercy died on March 21, 1875 of old age at the age of 80 in Brookline and is buried near her son Thomas in Weymouth, Massachusetts with a gravestone which states “OUR MOTHER”.  We haven’t found an obituary for Mercy yet — we are honoring her life with this blog.

CHILDREN:

William Brown Shackford (1812-1866) – married Catherine T Mullett

Joseph Shackford (1814-1839)

Thomas Shackford (1815-1874)

Abner Shackford (1817-1818)

Mary B Shackford (1819-1841)

Louisa Shackford (1821-1882) – married Edward Cushing

Caroline Elizabeth Shackford (1823-1877) -married Lebbeus H Varney, Joel Whittemore, and Charles Lewis Palmer

Abner R Shackford (1827-1900) – married Georgianna Whittemore

Lucinda W Shackford (1828-1839)

Emeline Shackford (1830-1910) – married Peter Cushing

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, Ward 10, no page number, dwelling 783 family 1214; digital images, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 10 March 2014).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Suffolk County, population schedule, Boston, Ward 10, page 30 (penned), dwelling 180, family 210, Abner Shackford; digital images, Family Search(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 23 October 2013).

1860 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Weymouth, page 65-2?, dwelling 1424, family 1645, Edward Cushing; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 July 2014).

1865 Massachusetts Census, Suffolk County, population census, Boston, Ward 11, Page 23-19, dwelling 2200, family 3434, Joel Whitteman; digital images, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 10 March 2014).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 23 July 2017), Mercy Rose Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 94226790.

“Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910,” database, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 19 July 2017), Joseph Newell.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Marcy Rose, 24 January 1795; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 June 2018); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, p. 427, NEWBURYPORT MARRIAGES William, and Mercy Rose, Mar. 19, 1812, ; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 July 2013); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , William Shackford, 15 May 1831; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 June 2018); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Joseph Newell m Mercy Shackford, 18 January 1834; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 July 2017); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records.

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Treasure Chest Thursday – No Politics in Town Affairs. Vote for the Best Man. For Town Clerk, Alfred M Shackford (Blog 473)

This wonderful old document is currently for sale at eBay for $9.95 + $2.99 shipping.   Your money would be well spent as Alfred did serve as Canaan, New Hampshire’s Town Clerk from 1875-1883.  A portrait and sketch about Alfred can be found here.

Alfred M Shackford for Town Clerk Use this oneCITIZEN’S TICKET
No Politics in Town Affairs,
VOTE FOR THE BEST MAN
For Town Clerk,
ALFRED M. SHACKFORD
ISAAC DAVIS, 1st Selectman,
HOLLIS B. WHITNEY, 2d Selectman
GEORGE W. HAZELTINE, 3d Selectman,
Town Treasurer,
Charles Day,
Overseer of the Poor,
John Currier.
Supt. School Committee,
Stephen R. Swett.

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SOURCES:

Book of Biographies. The Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Grafton County, New Hampshire(Buffalo, N. Y.: Biographical Publishing Company, 1897), page 423-424; digital images, Archive.com(us.archive.org : accessed 17 January 2014.

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “Friday Faces from the Past – Alfred Marshall Shackford, lumber manufacturer and landowner (1839-1911) (Blog 130),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 130, 7 March 2014 (http://shackfordgenealogy.weebly.com/1/post/2014/03/friday-faces-from-the-past-alfred-marshall-shackford-lumber-manufacturer-and-landowner-1839-1911-blog-130.html : accessed 6 July 2017).

Wallace William Allen, edited by James Burns Wallace, The History of Canaan New Hampshire(Concord, N. H.: The Rumford Press, 1910), page 585; digital images, Google Books(http://books.google.com : accessed 7 March 2014.

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Sunday’s Obituary – “When the young are called hence” John S Shackford (1875-1900) of Farmington, NH (Blog 472)

John S Shackford the son of Amasa W and Clara (Lougee) Shackford was born on April 10, 1875 in Barnstead, New Hampshire.   John studied for a short time in New Hampton, New Hampshire and then married Lena Frances Whitehouse, the daughter of Warren and Emma A (York) Whitehouse on November 24, 1897.  The newly married couple lived with John’s parents at 11 Tappan St in Farmington as he began to work for his father who was a well known photographer.  Sadly, John died of tuberculosis on June 28, 1900 and was buried at the young age of 25 in the Farmington Village Cemetery.

John’s wife remained with the Shackford family for some time before marrying Adrian Elmer Hall in 1905.

Fortunately we can learn a bit more about this young man who died early from his obituary which was published by The Farmington News on July 6, 1900.

Obituary John Seth Shackford The Farmington News (Farmington, New Hampshire), 6 July 1900In Memorium.
In the passing onward of friends,
whose years have been many, whatever
be our grief in the loss of their com-
panionship and affectionate considera-
tion, we feel that they are happy in the
going forth from present or approaching
feebleness and probable pain, to become
strong and active again in good works
and to experiences which shall compen-
sate for the discomforts and sorrows of
the phase of existence with which they
have been acquainted; that they “have
live their life,” and have gone to a
world of sweetness and light to be a
part of the new Jerusalem, and to be
judged with the omniscient mercy. And
with such a faith we are consoled.
But when the young are called hense,
we are conscious of a disappointment
in connection with our sorrow of be-
reavement, and while the conditions
that await the aged may be equally
ready for those who are in the flush of
youth, we are slow to accept their con-
solation, for we are overwhelmed with
the sea of anguish of personal loss. We
are robbed, it seems to us, of all that
youth holds as promise of the joy and
comfort of advancing years, and we
feel ourselves desolate indeed.
Few sorrows are greater than is the
parting of parents from their only child,
or than in the giving up of her husband
by a wife.
Such an extreme affliction has been
laid upon Mr. and Mrs. Amasa W.
Shackford and their young daughter-in-
law Mrs. Lena Whitehouse Shackford,
in the decease of John S. Shackford
Thursday evening of last week.
Mr. Shackford was out of health
some time ago, but seemed to improve,
and it was hoped that a long life lay
before one so useful and so dear, bu the
became more and more feeble until at
last the supreme hour drew near and
the Golden Gates were opened for him.
“He could not stay his feet, that led thereto;
It yielded to his touch, and passing through,
He came into a world all bright and fair,
Free from the mists of age, of care, and strife,
Above whose portal shone the Gate of Life.”
Mr Shackford was the only child of
his parents, and had lived always with
them save for time spent in a course of
study at New Hampton, where he be-
came acquainted with the Rev. Frank
Pearson, now pastor of the Free Bap-
tist church in this town, whose minis-
trations to his friend, during the sad
season of illness, have been peculiarly
tender and welcome.
The association of the son in the
business of his father was exceedingly
helpful to the later, and everyone feels
deep sympathy for him who has been
deprived of not only a beloved child
but also of a stay and partner in busi-
ness at a period of life when he looked
reasonably toward a relinquishing of
care to the younger man.
A, like sympathy goes out to the
mother who has been made “to drink
of the Lord’s cup,” whose faith, which
has long been a worthy example to her
associates, has to endure this bitter
trial; and to the young wife, in this
sorrow and loss which charge the bright
promise of the past to this sad certainty
of present loneliness To these who
have laid away the body of their be-
loved, the skies seem dark with clouds
and joy is indeed far off. Yet there
shall be a gleam of blessed sunlight in
the memory of the years that were made
happy to him whom they mourn, by
their devoted love, years which were
gladdened by his kindly presence and
cheery companionship; and the prom-
ises of the watchful Father of all endure
from everlasting to everlasting, to save
his children from despair.
The funeral of Mr. Shackford took
place Sunday afternoon in charge of B.
F. Perkins, with the Free Baptist pas-
tor as the officiating clergyman. In
the performing of his sad duty Mr.
Pearson was both the pastor and the
friend. He has known the upright and
useful life of this young townsman, and
the happy relatinoship of which he was
a part, and he could speak with loving
sympathy, as well as with priestly au-
thority in directing the sticken family
to the true and unfailing source of con-
solation, and of courage to bear even
this exceeding anguish.
Among friends from out of town
who attended the service were Mrs.
Dow and her son, Mr William Dow,
of Barnstead; Mrs. Varney and Mr.
and Mrs. Dow of Laconia; Mr and
Mrs. Varney of Alton; Mrs. Leighton
of Haverhill, Mass; Mr. and Mrs
Warren Whitehouse, the parents of the
widow, with their daughter Mrs. Ed-
win Wallace and Mr. Wallace of San-
bornville, and their sons Albert and
Charles Whitehouse, and also from
Middleton, Mr. and Mrs. George
Stevens, with many friends and real-
tives from the nearer vicinity of Farm-
ington. Members of the Montauk
club were present, and a beautiful
floral pillow was received from the or-
ganization. Beautiful flowers were
received from many other friends,
among which were those from Mrs. U.
S Knox, a sister of the young widow;
bouquets from Mrs. George of Middle-
ton and Lewis Gilson of Alton; a cross
from Laconia friends, and a harp from
Mrs. Walter L. Chelsey and Mrs
Charles Crosby.
Internment was made in the Farming-
ton cemetery.

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SOURCES:

“In Memorium,” The Farmington News (Farmington, New Hampshire), 6 July 1900; digital images, Farmington Preservation(http://farmington.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 8 August 2014).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900, , John S Shackford, 10 April 1875; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 17 August 2015).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947, , John S Shackford, 28 June 1900; digital images, FamilySearch, New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 30 May 2014).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920, , John S. Shackford and Lena F. Whitehouse, 24 November 1897; database, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 23 August 2015).

“,” The Farmington News (Farmington, New Hampshire), 22 June 1900; digital images, Farmington Preservation(http://farmington.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 8 Aug

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Wedding Wednesday – Eunice E Shackford Marries Nathan Jellison on May 23, 1863 in Waltham, Maine (Blog 471)

Eunice E Shackford the daughter of Jeremiah J Shackford was born about Sept 1844 in Maine.  We find her in the 1850 and 1860 censuses with her father, his wife Sarah (who we now believe to be his second wife), and siblings Sarah and John, Sybil, and Increase.

Eunice’s marriage on May 23, 1863 to Nathan Jellison in Waltham, Maine was announced in the Ellsworth American and The Republican Journal.

Marriage Eunice E Shackford Nathan Jellison MARRIED, The Republican Journal (Belfast, Maine), 19 June 1863; digital images, Belfast Free Library
The Republican Journal, June 19, 1863

In Waltham, 23d ult., Mr. Nathan Jellison of W., and
Miss Eunice E. Shackford of Ellsworth

Nathan, a lumberman and Eunice had five children before Eunice died at the age of 31 on November 3rd in Waltham.  She was buried in the Juniper Cemetery in Ellsworth, Maine.  Eunice’s children who were ages 7-14 moved in with their  grandfather Jeremiah some time before 1880 while their father moved to California where he married and had a second family.

CHILDREN:

Ella Jellison (1866-1896) – married George Giles

Lena Whitcomb Jellison (1867-1947) – married William Murray and William Moore

Amanda Jellison (1868-????) – only see her in the 1870 census at age 2

Abby Alwidy Jellison (1870-1902) – married Charles C Murray

William Thomas Jellison (1872-1909) – married Abbie Etta Smith

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Washington County, Maine, population schedule, Cooper, page 447 (penned) 224 (stamped), dwelling 13, family 14, Jeremiah Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 25 December 2013).

1860 United States Federal Census, Washington County, Maine, population schedule, Cooper, page 235, dwelling 57, family 55, Jeremiah Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 November 2013).

1870 United States Federal Census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Waltham, Page No 1, dwelling 4, family 4, Nathan Jellison; digital image, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 February 2015).

1880 United States Federal Census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 143, Page No 42, dwelling 398, family 448, Jeremiah Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 February 2015).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 February 2015), Eunice P Jellison, Find A Grave Memorial# 117770111.

Ward Jean Ellen Rhodes and Mrs Shirley Rhodes, Jean’s Maine Genealogy Page, Index of DEATHS and MARRIAGES as published in the ELLSWORTH HERALD its successor, the ELLSWORTH AMERICAN October 24, 1851 through December 29, 1865(http://www.mnopltd.com/jean/ : accessed 11 February 2015), Nov. 3, Mrs. EUNICE E. JELLISON, wife of Nathan Jellison, age 35 years.

Ward Jean Ellen Rhodes and Mrs Shirley Rhodes, Jean’s Maine Genealogy Page, Index of DEATHS and MARRIAGES as published in the ELLSWORTH HERALD its successor, the ELLSWORTH AMERICAN October 24, 1851 through December 29, 1865(http://www.mnopltd.com/jean/ : accessed 7 February 2015), Deaths Waltham, Nov. 3, Mrs. EUNICE E. JELLISON, wife of Nathan Jellison, age 35 years.

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