William Shackford of Newburyport (1789-1831), – Mason of Boston (Blog 371)

Our only source for the birth of William Shackford, the son of Levi and Tamson (Greenleaf) Shackford, is Abner R Shackford’s letter to Samuel Shackford which states that William was born July 22, 1789.

William Shackford m Mercy RoseWilliam, married Mercy Rose, the daughter of  Eber and Elizabeth (Greene) Rose of Newbury in Newburyport on March 19, 1812.  According to Abner’s letter, she was born January 24, 1795.

William’s first two children William Brown and Joseph were born in Newburyport in 1812 and 1814, his other children Thomas, Abner R. (died young), Mary B, Louisa, Caroline Elizabeth, Abner R, Lucinda, and Emeline were born in either Weymouth or Boston which indicates that he moved to Boston.

By 1820, William was a mason and lived at Elliot Street, then in 1825 on Carver Street, in 1826 in Rear 39 Warren Street and by 1830 at 29 Boylston Street.

When we reviewed the 1832 and 1833 directories we find his widow Mercy living at the same address.  This helps confirm that the William Shackford we find in these directories is the same William Shackford.

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Boston Directory 1830
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Boston Directory, 1831
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Boston Directory, 1832
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Boston Directory, 1833

Died in Boston William Shackford aged 41 NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE June 07, 1831William died on May 15, 1831 of pleurisy in Boston and was buried in South B Gd.  His death was reported in the New Hampshire Gazette on June 9, 1831.

William’s widow Mercy married Joseph Newell on January 18, 1834 who was living 29 Boylston in 1835, 1837, 1838, and 1840.  The 1837 directory lists Mercy’s two children William B and Joseph living at the same address.

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Boston Directory, 1837
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Boston Directory, 1837

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:

1830 US Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, page 365, William Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 June 2018).

“DEATHS,” New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 7 June 1831, page 3, William Shackford; digital images, NewsBank (infoweb.newsbank.com : accessed ), America’s Historical Newspapers.

“DIED,” New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 7 June 1831; digital images, NewsBank(infoweb.newsbank.com : accessed 9 June 2018), America’s Historical Newspapers.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Marcy Shackford m Joseph Newell, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 June 2016); 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 6 October 2016); 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..

Shackford Abner R, (Roslinda, Massachusetts) to Samuel Shackford, letter, 25 November 1888; Samuel Shackford Collection, privately held by Winnetka Historical Society. [address for private use], Winnetka, Illinois, 2016

Vital Records of Newburyport Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 Volume II Marriages and Deaths (Salem, Mass: The Essex Institute, Newcomb & Gauss, 1911), page 427; digital images, Archive.org (https://archive.org : accessed 7 October 2016.

“U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830,” database, Ancestry(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 June 2018), William Shackford.

Copyright 2018 Joanne Shackford Parkes  (sharing a link to this post is appreciated but please do not just copy this material and paste it elsewhere).  Updated June 9, 2018 – reworded to summarize William’s life.

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