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.
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.
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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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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