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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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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SOURCES

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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Military Monday – 18 Year Old Charles E Shackford of Kittery Enlists in 17th Reg Maine Volunteers (Blog 382)

We believe that Charles E Shackford was the son of Ephriam F and Mary A (Newton or Yeaton) Shackford.  His father died in 1849 and we find no birth records for Charles but do find him living with Mary A Shackford and  William O Shackford in the 1850 and 1860 censuses.  We have found an obituary for William stating he was the son of Ephriam whose probate records lists a wife Mary A.

Based on census records and his military enlistment, we believe Charles was born about 1844. He was eighteen when he enlisted via this formal document.

enlistment-papers-charles-e-shackfordDuplicate
VOLUNTEER ENLISTMENT
STATE OF Maine TOWN OF Kittery
I, Charles E Shackford a resident of Kittery
born in Kittery in the State of Maine
aged eighteen years and by occupation a Farmer
DO HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE to have volunteered this thirty first
day of July 1862, to serve as a SOLDIER in the ARMY OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, for the period of THREE YEARS,
unless sooner discharged by proper authority: Do also agree to accept such
bounty, pay, rations, and clothing, as are, or may be, established by law for vol-
unteers. And I, Charles E Shackford do solemnly swear, that I
will bear true faith and allegiance to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or
opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the Presi-
dent of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me,
according to the Rules and Articles of War.
Sworn and subscribed to, at Portland
this thirteenth day of Aug 1862 Charles E Shackford [signature]
BEFORE Joseph S Perry 2d Lieut 17th Reg Maine Vol
Must Officer
I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have carefully examined the above named Volunteer
agreeably to the General Regulations of the Army, and that in my opinion he is free from all
bodily defects and mental infirmity, which would, in any way, disqualify him from performing the duties of a soldier. William Westcott Examining Surgeon.

I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have minutely inspected the Volunteer, Chas
E Shackford previously to his enlistment, and that he was entirely sober when
enlisted; that to the best of my judgment and belief, he is of lawful age; and that, in accept-
ing him as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able-bodied soldier, I have strictly observed the Regulations which govern the recruiting service. This soldier has blue EYWS,
light HAIR, lighter COMPLEXION, is 5 FEET
6 1/2 INCHES high
17 REGIMENT OF MAINE VOLUNTEERS
A J Stinson Recruiting Officer
[Note will be made upon the margin stating whether the recruit is married or single]
states single along the margin

After the war we find Charles in Portland in 1869 working as a machinist.  He was 29 when he married Elizabeth Rebecca Kennedy on January 1, 1873.  They moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts where he continued to work as a machinist and added daughter Marion to their family. Sometime thereafter they moved to Guadalajara, Mexico where master mechanic C E Shackford was one of five Americans honored for rescuing many lives when the steamer La Libertad sunk in Lake Chapala. Charles continued to work for the railroad in Mexico until his death in July 1897 due to fever. His death was mentioned in at least five newspapers in Kansas City, Wichita, Michigan, and Minnesota describing him as a well known American Railway man and old employee of the Mexican Central.  Charles’ wife Elizabeth married a Mr Smith.

CHILDREN:

Marion Swett Shackford (1877-1949) – married Henry Van Hollinger Van Vorhees who died three years later, then married Nathaniel Henry Emmons

Robert Smith Shackford (1889-1953) – married Carolyn Hildeguard Payne

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Kittery, Mary Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 January 2014).

1860 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Kittery, Page No 42, Mary Shackford; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 January 2014).

1870 United States Federal Census, Cumberland County, Maine, population schedule, Portland, Page No 63, dwelling 362, family 532, Charles E Shackford in home of Catherine Barter; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 7 November 2016).

1880 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Cambridge, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 431, Page No 29, 231 Broadway, dwelling 144, family No 323, Charles E Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 November 2016).

“Charles E. Shackford Dead.,” Kansas City Journal (Kansas City, Missouri), 2 July 1897; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : accessed 29 July 2013), Image provided by: State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.

“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).

“Kittery,” Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, New Hampshrie), 14 November 1927; digital images, Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 28 May 2014).

Maine, , Charles E Shackford; “Maine, Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862-1865,” database with digital images (some), FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org: accessed 14 September 2016).

Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921, , Charles E Shackford m Lizzie R Kennedy, 1 January 1873; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 25 June 2014).

“United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934,” digital image, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 17 May 2014), Charles E Shackford, widow Lizzie R Shackford.

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