Treasure Chest Thursday – Gracie N Shackford’s Eleventh Birthday Party (Blog 383)

The Newburyport Daily News published this cute article on Dec 8, 1894:

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Gracie N. Shackford, daughter of Commo
dore C H Shackford, had 20 of her little
girl friends over last evening to cel-
ebrate her 11th birthday. Songs, recita-
tions, supper and magic lantern views
made up a pleasant evening The presents were very nice, to the number of 28.

Grace N Shackford, the daughter of Charles Henry and Clara Eva (Burke) Shackford and granddaughter of David and Lydia Eva (Short) Shackford.was born December 6, 1883 in Newburyport.  From the age of 19 to 29, Grace worked as a telephone operator and married Forrest Glover Hills on Jan 22, 1913. Forrest was only 40 when he died on January 11, 1927.  Grace lived with her mother and three daughters, Helen, Eva, and Ruth in 1930, then with her mother and two granddaughters in 1940.  We’re not sure when she died or where she was buried.

We’re not sure yet how her father Charles obtained the title of Commodore.

This (and all other posts on this website) are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared here as we are hoping to learn more of these families or hear from any descendants.  We’re also looking for any other source information pertaining to this family line.  And if you liked or learned something new from this post, please like the post or at Facebook  www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

SOURCES:

“Birthday Party,” Newburyport Daily News (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 8 December 1894; digital images, Newburyport Public Library (http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 10 November 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Grace N Schackford m Forrest G Hills, 22 January 1913; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 September 2016); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 7 September 2016), Grace N Shackford.

Wedding Wednesday – Charles Henry Shackford marries Clara E Burke in 1882 (Blog 364)

Charles Henry Shackford, the son of David and Lydia (Short) Shackford was born on March 20, 1857 in Newburyport, Massachusetts.  We find him listed in the census with his parents and siblings Emily, Mary Ann, and Sarah J in 1860 and know he lost his father when he was only five years old.  In 1865, 1870 and 1880 he was living with his mother who was working as a landlady and keeping house – the house in 1880 was at 37 Fair St.

Charles married Clara Eva Burke, the daughter of John and Mary N (Sawyard) Burke in Newburyport on March 29, 1882.  We tried to find a record in Newburyport newspapers but discovered that the newspapers from 1882 are not included in the collection.

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Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, Family Search, Charles H Shackford and Clara E Burke

Charles was working as a hairdresser at the time of his marriage and continued in that occupation until his death, listing his position as a barber later in life.  He also was elected councilman in Newburyport serving around the 1898 timeframe.  We also believe he was active in harbor activities, something we’ll continue to research as we continue to access the Newburyport newspapers available through the Newburyport Public Library.  Charles died on September 25, 1928 in Newburyport.

CHILDREN:

Charles Corliss Shackford (1882-1947) – married Florence Janet Hey, worked in the lumber field, lived in Newburyport, Dorchester, Mass, Philadelphia, and Medford, Mass

Grace N Shackford (1883-????) – married Forrest Glover Hills, worked as telephone operator, lived in Newburyport

SOURCES:

1860 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 16, dwelling 115, family 135, David Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 27 August 2016).

1865 Massachusetts State Census, Essex County, population schedule, Newburyport, dwelling 1, family 1, Lydia Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 16 August 2014).

1870 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 41, dwelling 315, family 372, Lydia Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 August 2016).

1880 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 225, Page No 4, 37 Fair, dwelling 29, family 37, Lydia Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 28 August 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Charles H Shackford, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 September 2016); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

“UNDERWAY FOR THE YEAR TO COME and COMMITTES FOR THE YEAR,” Newburyport Daily News (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 4 January 1898; digital images, Newburyport Public Library (http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 7 September 2016).

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 5 September 2016), Charles H Shackford

Military Monday – 2 Lt David Shackford’s Funeral (Blog 363)

David Shackford, the son of Susanna Shackford was born Aug 15, 1826 in Newburyport, Massachusetts.  His marriage to Lydia Eva Short was announced on Aug 10, 1849 and they were married on September 14, 1849.  David worked as a mariner, cordwainer (shoemaker), and fireman living at 20 Franklin Street and 34 Marlborough Streets in Newburyport.

On April 15, 1861 he joined the Massachusetts 8th Regiment, Company A also known as the Minute Men or Cushing Guards and served with his regiment from Annapolis to Washington, in Baltimore, and along the Ohio railroad.  On August 21, 1862 was elected 2nd Lieutenant by his regiment.  Unfortunately the next day he drowned in a boating accident near Plum Island Point leaving a wife, four children (Sarah J, 12; Emily C, 7; Charles H, 5; and Mary Ann, 2), and an invalid mother who was living in the local Almshouse.  On September 9, 1862 this patriotic description of his funeral was published in the Newburyport Herald:

Lieut. David Shackfod was buried on Friday, The Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 9 September 1862, page 2, col 3 pt 1
Newburyport Herald, 9 Sept 1862

Lieut. David Shackford was buried on Friday forenoon, in the Oldtown grave-yard. The principal services were at the church in Purchase street, and
performed by the pastor, Rev Mr. Butler. The church was full, the ladies occupying the side or wall pews, and the military, engine men and others with whom the deceased was associate, the body pews Music, the reading of the Scriptures, an address, a prayer and a closing benediction comprised the exercises, Mr. Butler’s remarks were extemporaneous but well adapted to the sad occasion, and calculated to benefit the listener. While he forgot not the virtues of the dead he was anxious to give such counsel to the living, as should make the wiser and better here, and to point them in the reward of those who fight “the good fight of faith,” in the future world.
There was much in the soldier worthy of admiration, and never since the country sprang into being had the people come to such an appreciation of his services. The existences of the country appealed to him and he responded and was all his heart, and when he had fallen, whether on the battlefield or in quietly passing the course which Providence had marked out for him-even while in quest or pleasure-it was well, and it would be the privilege of his friends and associate to honor his memory and emulate his spirit of self-
sacrifice and devotion to the common welfare The deceased had but learned the dangers of the nation, and he had sprung to his feet and moved onward to
the scene of peril. God had been his shield and he had returned to the bosom of his family. Again there had been the cry-“Come and help us,” and again
he had turned away from his wife and children and all that makes home dear to husband and father, and given himself to the defence of the government and the principles on which only it can rest. It had so happened that with thousands of others, he had once more and quickly, found himself among those dearest to
him on earth. And now, still again, there was a demand made for those who were willing to give themselves to their country, and his answer was, “I am
ready,” and in a few days he would have been among such as are to-day facing the enemy, or preparing for any services to which they may be called.
He had been cut down just at the moment when his fellow soldiers had assigned him an important post, and under circumstances which would be flattering to
the honest pride of any patriot. It is not for us to ask why, or to murmur. A cloud rested upon the dispensation, but no power the deceased could control could
dissipate its darkness, or scatter the deep gloom. He had met the claims upon him as a soldier, and it was enough. His promptness, courage and resolution were worth of imitation; and his safe return, after encountering the perils of a soldier’s life for months in succession, showed that heaven had smiled on his decision and his labors.
The remains were followed to the grave by the Cushing Guard, Capt. Stone’s company, and many of the members of the Fire Department. Engine Company
8, of which the deceased was a member, appeared in full ranks, wearing a badge of crape on the left arm. – on arriving at the grave the pall-bearers formed into
line on the left of the bier, when the mourning company passed up and countermarched, caving the ground. A few days since when the procession encircled the coffin, it was that they might once more gaze upon the features of the dead. Now, the lid was closed, and closed for all time, but affection had not forgot her office, and amid a profusion of flowers, and covering a portion of that motto, E Plurbus Unum, which to the American heart should be second only to Holy Writ, lay photographs of the departed-the citizen and the soldier-as if she would constrain even the grave to intensify her hallowed sins, and enforce lessons of patriotism.

While we manifest our respect for the memory of the dead, let the wants of the living be recorded The subject of these hasty thoughts leaves a wife and four
children The children are young and helpless, and the mother is an invalid. Need more be said to secure what may be necessary for their future comfort. We
learn with pleasure that the Cushing Guard have already enclosed to Mrs Shackford the sum of $25, and Neptune Engine Co No 8, $20-the amount in their treasure, and that each company contemplates another effort. The former will shortly make up a sum equal to two dollars for each member, and with what
will be done by friends who propose to call up on such as are able to contribute, we trust the hearts of the widow and fatherless will yet be made glad

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, no page number, previous page stamped 352, penned 703, dwelling 107, family 158, David Shackford in household of Henry Lunt; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 August 2016).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Essex County, population schedule, Newburyport, page 278, dwelling 26, family 440, David Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 27 August 2016).

1860 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 62, Susan Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 4 September 2015).

“DROWNED,” The Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 26 August 1862, page 2, col 2; digital images, Newburyport Public Library (http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 30 August 2016).

“Lieut. David Shackford was buried on Friday,” The Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 9 September 1862, page 2, col 3; digital images, Newburyport Public Library (http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 30 August 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, DEATHS REGISTERED IN THE City of Newburyport for the Year eighteen hundred and sixty-two page 256, David Shackford, 22 August 1862; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 10 January 2014).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Lydia C Short m David Shackford, 14 September 1849; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 September 2016); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

“Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 26 August 2016), David Shackford m Lydia Eva Short.

Nason George W., History And Complete Roster of the Massachusetts Regiments, Minute Men of 1861 Who Responded To the First Call of President Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861, To Defend the Flag And Constitution of the United State (Boston, Massachusetts: Smith & McCance, 1910), page 238; digital image, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 23 May 2014.

Vital Records of Newburyport Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 Volume I. Births (Salem, Mass: The Essex Institute, 1911), page 347 and; digital images, Essex County Ma (http://essexcountyma.net/ : accessed 12 July 2014.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Mary Ann Shackford, Daughter of David and Lydia (Short) Shackford Dies of Scarlet Fever (Blog 362)

Here’s the little that we know about Mary Ann Shackford, the daughter of David and Lydia Eva (Short) Shackford who died at too young an age.

She was born July 19, 1859 in Newburyport.

She was listed in the 1860 census with parents David and Lydia, siblings Emily (age 5), Charles (age 3), and Sarah E (age 10).

She was listed in the 1865 census with siblings Sarah J (age 15) and Charles Henry (age 8) – we’re not sure why sister Emily, age 10 who was alive was not listed in this census with the family but perhaps she was living elsewhere due to financial reasons or perhaps she just got missed.

Death Notice Marianne Shackford DEATHS, Newburyport Daily Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 13 April 1869; digital images, Newburyport Public Library
Newburyport Daily Herald, 13 Apr 1869

Her death was recorded in the City of Newburyport on April 10, 1869, cause scarlet fever and the April 13, 1869 Newburyport Daily Herald included this notice in the DEATHS section of the newspaper announcing that the funeral .  We hoped to find an additional notice about the sadness of a death of a nine year old but unfortunately did not find another other articles regarding young Mary Ann.

SOURCES:

1860 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 16, dwelling 115, family 135, David Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 27 August 2016).

1865 Massachusetts State Census, Essex County, population schedule, Newburyport, dwelling 1, family 1, Lydia Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 16 August 2014).

“DEATHS,” Newburyport Daily Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 13 April 1869; digital images, Newburyport Public Library (http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 4 September 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915, , Mary Ann Shackford, 19 July 1859; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 4 September 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, , Mary Anne Shackford, death, 10 April 1869; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 10 August 2013).

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Surname Saturday – Sarah J (Shackford) (Holker) Hobson Changes Children’s Last Names from Holker to Hobson (Blog 361)

Because David Shackford may descend from Levi Shackford via Levi’s daughter Susanna, we’re spending some time researching his descendants in the hope that we may learn more about the Newburyport Shackford families.

David Shackford married Lydia (Short) Shackford on 14 Sep 1849.  Their first child, Sarah J Shackford was probably born in June 1850 as she is listed as age 3/12 when the census was taken on Sept 5, 1850.

Sarah would have been 12 when her father died in 1862.  Her mother worked as a landlady and by the age of 20, Sarah was contributing to the household income working as a school teacher until after she turned 30.

On April 18, 1882 Sarah married John Holker, a stove dealer and on Oct 1, 1882 gave birth to two boys, David Emery Holker and Frank Emery Holker.  Its unclear what happened in their relationship but by 1886, Sarah was living back at her mother’s home on 37 Fair Street.

Name change of Sarah Shackfords twins David E and Frank E Secretary of the Commonwealth, Acts and Resolves Passed By the General Court of Massachusetts in the Year 1895 Boston Wright & Potter, 1895), page 756
Acts and Resolves Passed by General Court of Massachusetts, 1895 p. 765

We haven’t found a divorce record yet but on September 2, 1893 Sarah married Edward M Hobson and a little over two years later, on Dec 17, 1894 had the courts formally change her twelve year old boy’s last names from Holker to Hobson.  We find them living with their new father in 1900.  Frank had married by 1903 and was living independently but David was at home in 1910 and married in 1916. Sarah and Edward lived in Newburyport, and Newbury.  Edward died on April 11, 1932 and Sarah on Nov 9, 1933.  They are buried together in the Rowley Burial Ground in Rowley, Massachusetts.

Children of Sarah Shackford:

David Emery Holker (1882-1946) – name changed to David Emery Hobson married Glady L Gordon

Frank Emery Holker (1882-1971) – name changed to Frank Emery Hobson married Edith Mabel Hills

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, no page number, previous page stamped 352, penned 703, dwelling 107, family 158, David Shackford in household of Henry Lunt; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 August 2016).

1865 Massachusetts State Census, Essex County, population schedule, Newburyport, dwelling 1, family 1, Lydia Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 16 August 2014).

1870 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 41, dwelling 315, family 372, Lydia Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 August 2016).

1880 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 225, Page No 4, 37 Fair, dwelling 29, family 37, Lydia Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 28 August 2016).

1900 United States Federal Cenus, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, , enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 469, Sheet No 13B, dwelling 313, family 344, Edward M Hobson; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 August 2016).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 28 August 2016), Edward M Hobson, Find A Grave Memorial# 94304554

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 18 July 2014), Sarah J. Shackford Hobson, Find A Grave Memorial# 94304575.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915, , David Emery Holker, ; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 August 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915, , Frank Emery Holker, 1 October 1882; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 August 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, , John Holker m Sarah J Shackford, 18 April 1882; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 30 March 2014).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Sarah J Holker m Edward M Hobson, 2 September 1893; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 August 2016); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

“Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts Marriages to 1850,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 August 2016), David Shackford m Lydia E Short.

Secretary of the Commonwealth, Acts and Resolves Passed By the General Court of Massachusetts in the Year 1895 Together With the Rolls and Messages (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1895), page 756; digital images, Google eBooks (http://books.google.com : accessed 28 August 2016.

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Tuesday’s Tip – Searching the Newspapers for the Rest of the Story About David Shackford’s 1862 Drowning (Blog 360)

Earlier this month we shared an article published on Sept 5, 1862 in the Daily Herald that stated that the body of Lt David Shackford who had drowned on August 22 had been found.  We wanted to see if we could learn how he died so we went back to the wonderful Newburyport Public Library Newspaper newpaper archives and searched for Shackford.  We then narrowed the 210 articles to those that appeared in August and September 1862 and found 2 in August, and 4 in September.

The two articles in August pertain to David being voted as a 2 LT and the four articles in September described his body being found and his burial but no articles describing the incident leading to his death.  By reviewing the articles, we were pretty sure there had been an article on the day that he had drowned.  We also learned that two papers were published at this time – the Daily Herald which appeared daily and the Newburyport Herald which was published twice a week.

We know that OCR search engines don’t always find all the articles containing a specific word so we started looking through each newspaper starting on August 22nd and discovered an article in the Daily Herald on August 23, page 2, column 3!  Unfortunately the article was washed out and can’t be read.  So we looked for the next issue of the Newburyport Herald  and found this article published on the 26th of August.

Drowned Lieut David Shackford DROWNED, The Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 26 August 1862, page 2, col 2

DROWNED. On Friday afternoon about 3 o’clock, Mr. David Shackford was drowned near the mouth of
the Merrimac river, at Plum Island Point. Being down on a pleasure excursion, he took a boat to sail, and by some accident lost the runder [sic]. He then anchored, took down the sail, divested himself of his clothes, and
jumped into the water to recover the rudder; that he accomplished and had nearly reached the boat again,
in the strong tide of the channel, when he suddenly sunk and drowned. He was some 35 years old and leaves a family. It was only the night before that he was elected second lieutenant of the Cushing Guard, and was expecting shortly to leave for the seat of war, under the nine months call.

The article published on September 5th inferred that he may have been a victim of a shark.

SOURCES:

“DROWNED,” The Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 26 August 1862, page 2, col 2; digital images, Newburyport Public Library (http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 30 August 2016).

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Follow Friday -Thanks to The Ancestor Hunt We Found an Article About David Shackford’s Death in Newburyport (Blog 357)

We’ve been following The Ancestor Hunt blog by Kenneth R Marks on and off. We turned it off during our recent genealogy trip to cut down on e-mails but are very glad that we turned back on his blog due to the recent article about 18 Historical Newspaper Digitization Projects and mentioned an article stating that the Newburyport Public Library had digitized numerous old newspapers.  We did a search of the newspapers and found 210 articles that mention Shackford including this article about the death of David Shackford.

David, the son of Susan Shackford (no husband named), was born August 15, 1826 in Newburyport, Massachusetts and married Lydia Short on Sept 14, 1849. He was a shoemaker and served with the Minute Men on April 15, 1861 and died by drowning on August 22, 1862 the day after being elected as a 2d Lieutenant.  He was buried in Old Town, Newburyport.

Children:

Sarah J Shackford (1850-1933) – school teacher, bookkeeper, married John Holker then Edward M Hobson

Emily Corless Shackford (1854-1885)

Charles Henry Shackford (1857-1928)

Mary Ann Shackford (1859-1869)

Everett Archer Shackford (1862-1865)

Note:  We’re not sure who his mother descended from – possibly she was a daughter of Levi Shackford – not sure yet.

David A Shackford - The body of Lieut Shackford,,Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 8 August 1862.JPG
The Daily Herald, 5 Sept 1862

The body of Lieut. Shackford, who was drowned
on the 22d ult., was recovered on Thursday morning
Mr. Edward Dole, who had gone to the meadows, dis-
scovered the body some ten feet above low water mark,
and immediately returned with the information, when
several of the friends of the deceased went to the spot,
and taking charge of it brought it to the city. Its con-
dition renders interment immediate; and we learn that
arrangements are in progress, and that the funeral will
take place from the Purchase street church this fore-
noon, at 10’o’clock. The services will be conducted
by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Butler.
The other clergymen of the city are invited and no
doubt will by present. We learn also that the City
Government, the Veteran Artillery Association , the
Cushing Guard, Mr. Stone’s Company and the sever-
al engine companies of the city will probably be in
attendance.
The supposition was entertained by those present at
the time Lieut. Shackford so suddenly disappeared
from their view that he had been seized by a shark,
and we hear that circumstances are decisive on this
point.

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SOURCES:

“The Body of Lieut Shackford,” The Daily Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 5 September 1862; digital images, Newburyport Public Library (http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 26 August 2016).

“Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 14 May 2015), David Shackford

Creasey George W., The City of Newburyport in the Civil War (Forgotten Books, 1903), page 75; digital images, Forgotten books (www.forgottenbooks.org : accessed 15 July 2014.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, DEATHS REGISTERED IN THE City of Newburyport for the Year eighteen hundred and sixty-two page 256, David Shackford, 22 August 1862; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 10 January 2014).

Nason George W., History And Complete Roster of the Massachusetts Regiments, Minute Men of 1861 Who Responded To the First Call of President Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861, To Defend the Flag And Constitution of the United State (Boston, Massachusetts: Smith & McCance, 1910), page 238; digital image, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 23 May 2014.

Vital Records of Newburyport Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 Volume I. Births (Salem, Mass: The Essex Institute, 1911), page 347 and; digital images, Essex County Ma (http://essexcountyma.net/ : accessed 12 July 2014.

Updated Aug 30, 2016 – removed the middle initial A.  (We’d reviewed every source we’d found pertaining to David Shackford and do not find any reference to a middle initial or middle name and are uncertain why we added a middle initial.)

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