Captain William Shackford (1783-1870), Commanded the Active, Sally, Orient, Blockade, Five Brothers, Lady Sherbrook, Sarah, and the Splendid (Blog 484)

The chapter titled Captain John Shackford and Family in Eastport and Passamaquoddy: A Collection of Historical and Background Sketches was written by William Shackford’s nephew, Samuel Shackford of ChicagoA part of this chapter describes the life of William Shackford (1783-1870).

William Shackford Kilby William Henry, Eastport and Passamaquoddy- A Collection of Historical and Background Sketches (Eastport, Maine- Edward E Shead & Company, 1888), page 449
Eastport and Passamaquoddy: A Collection of Historical and Background Sketches page 449

William, the second son of John and Esther, born at
Newbury Nov. 23, 1783, was a seaman from early boy-
hood. He commanded the “Active” in 1807, afterward the
“Sally,”, “Orient,” “Blockade,” “Five Brothers,” and was
engaged principally in the West India trade. He com-
manded the brig “Dawn,” which was taken by a French
cruiser during the wars of Napoleon I. and taken into France.
On being released, he crossed over to England, and from
there worked his passage home as a sailor before the mast.
He then commanded the “Lady Sherbrook” and the “Sarah.”
His last vessel was the “Splendid,” a fine vessel, built espe-
cially for the passenger trade between Eastport and Boston.
About 1822, at the age of fifty, he retired from the sea, and
engaged with his brother Jacob and the Hon. Lorenzo
Sabine in mercantile pursuits. He died in 1870, aged eighty-
seven, leaving, by his second wife, Mary, daughter of Cap-
tain Jacob Lincoln, sons,- John William, who for many
years commanded the steam packet-ship “Illinois” and
other ocean steamships, and is now master of Jay Gould’s
famous steam yacht “Atalanta”; Captain Edward Wallace, a
successful ship-master; and Ebed Lincoln, who, after serving
in the Union Army during the Rebellion, settled at St. Paul,
Minn., where he is now, a thrifty merchant.

This document doesn’t list William’s first wife whose Sept 2, 1836 or 1837 death was reported in Kenneth Wiley’s Vital Records from the Eastport Sentinel of Eastport, Maine 1818-1900.  She was buried in the Hillside Cemetery in Eastport, Maine.

CHILDREN:

by first wife Sarah Ann Batson (1788-1836/7)

John B Shackford (1807-1807)

Abigail Shackford (1809-1813)

Sarah A Shackford (1812-1814)

by second wife Mary Cutter Lincoln (1814-1867)

John William Shackford (1839-1905) – famous ship captain, commander of the “Illinois” and “Atlanta”, marine superintendent,

Edward Wallace Shackford (1840-1919) – ship captain, married Clara R Gardner and Adelaine Tobey

Mary Cutter Lincoln Shackford (1841-1913) – married Andrew Washington French

Eben Lincoln Shackford (1842-1908) – served as Quartermaster in Civil War, moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota where he worked as a merchant, married Lucy H Parritt

Sarah Ellen Shackford (1844-1929)

Charles Russell Shackford (1849-1850)

Charles Joseph Shackford (1854-1870) – lost at sea

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SOURCES:

Kilby William Henry, Eastport and Passamaquoddy: A Collection of Historical and Background Sketches (Eastport, Maine: Edward E Shead & Company, 1888), page 449; digital images,, Chapter, XIV. CAPTAIN JOHN SHACKFORD AND FAMILY. By Samuel Shackford, of Chicago, Ill., Google eBooks (http://books.google.com : accessed 12 January 2015.

Wiley Kenneth L., editor, Vital Records from the Eastport Sentinel of Eastport, Maine 1818-1900: Note: Cover and title page of my hard copy edition are misspelled as “Eastport Sentinal” (Camen, Maine: Picton, Press, 1996), p. 160.

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John E Shackford’s 1835 Re-election as the U.S. Senate’s Sergeant at Arms Announced in the Newspaper 183 Years Ago Today (Blog 482)

John E Shackford CONGRESS., Alexandria Gazette, 16 December 1835; Chronicling AmericaCONGRESS.

IN SENATE-TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15.
The Senate re-elected its old officers without
opposition. John Shackford, Sergeant at Arms.
Mr. Benton called up his resolution provid-
ing for seats on the floor for the gentleman com-
ing as Senators from Michigan. The resolution
was opposed by Mr. Clay, Mr. Clayton and Mr.
King of Alabama, and was finally laid on the
table.
The Senate ordered the appointment of its
Committee’s to-morrow.

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John, the son of John and Amelia (Moore) Shackford was born Sept 2, 1786 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  He married Jane C Smallcorn on September 1808, moved to Saint Louis where he operated a steamboat and freight warehouse, sold dry goods in partnership with Nathan Ranney, and invested in stock of the Louisville and Portland Canal. He was elected Assistant Doorkeeper of the Senate in 1832 and moved to Washington DC.  In 1837 he obtained an approved absence from the Senate, then moved back to Saint Louis where he died on August 16, 1837. John left a very large bequest to the American Bible Society, the Foreign Missionary Society, the Home Missionary Society, Marion College, and to his family members.

Children:

Amelia Jane Shackford (1809-1882) married Nathan Ranney

Caroline Shackford (1813-1818)

Ann Deborah Shackford (1815-1898) married Joshua Thomas Tucker

George R Shackford (1816-1871) married Margaret E Robinson

Charlotte Louisa Shackford (1817-1845) married Charles Chauncy Shackford

Cornelia W Shackford (1825-1873) married Archibald Scott Rutherfurd

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“CONGRESS.,” Alexandria Gazette, 16 December 1835; Chronicling America (https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : accessed 16 December 1835).

Kennedy, The National Magazine: A Monthly Journal of American History, Volume 7 (Magazine of Western History Publishing Co, 1887), Page 293-4; digital images, Google eBooks (http://books.google.com : accessed 20 August 2013.

“Large Bequest,” New York Tribune (New York, New York), 17 November 1841, Mr Shackford made large disposition of his property; digital images, Library of Congress (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : accessed 11 July 2013), Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers. Image 2.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Jacob A Shackford of Malden, Mass (1855-1917) (Blog 444)

Jacob A Shackford, the son of John Shackford and his second wife Elizabeth F (Davis) Shackford was born July 2, 1855 in Malden, Massachusetts.   He worked first as a bookkeeper and then followed his father’s career as a grocer and merchant in the community of Malden where on June 4, 1878 he married Caroline C Fernald, daughter of Guy C and Phoebe C Fernald.  Around 1882 Jacob began working as a milkman, a career which he continued until his death living at 30 Spruce and then 4 Maplewood Street in Malden, Massachusetts, a property we believe he inherited from his father in 1893.

John died on May 17, 1917, about a month after his wife Carolyn died.  He was buried in the Forestdale Cemetery.

From his obituary we also learn that Jacob was very well known, played in the local brass band and had also been a known boxer and athlete in his youth.

JACOB A SHACKFORD FUNERAL IN MALDEN THIS AFTERNOON, Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 13 May 1917 Part 1
Boston Globe, 13 May 1917

JACOB A. SHACKFORD FUNERAL IN MALDEN THIS AFTERNOON

MALDEN, May. 12 – The funeral of Jacob A. Shackford, who was one of the best known residents of the East Side, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 at the home, 30 Spruce st. Deceased was
JACOB A SHACKFORD FUNERAL IN MALDEN THIS AFTERNOON, Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 13 May 1917 Part 262 years old and had always lived here.  His wife died four weeks ago. For many years he was also engaged in the milk business and also was a well-known farmer. Mr Shackford was one of the original members of the old Maplewood Brass Band and in his younger days was well known as a boxer and athlete. He was an expert accountant and a fine penman.

CHILDREN:

Mabel F Shackford (1880-1905) – married George F Ramsdell, lived in Malden, Massachusetts – died age 24 of tuberculosis leaving a five year old son

Guy F Shackford (1889-1907) – died age 18 of pneumonia

Research Question:  Find the 1902 Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Record 28927 to learn why Jacob A Shackford is listed in this record

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SOURCES:

1860 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, The Town of Malden, page 93, dwelling 713, family 764, John Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 November 2013).

1865 Massachusetts State Census, Middlesex County, population schedule, Malden, dwelling 1105, family 1414, John Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 23 October 2013).

1870 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Malden, Page No 167, dwelling 1007, family 1360, John Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 August 2015).

Greenough & Co’s DIRECTORY of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Societies, Business Firms, Etc., Etc., in the Towns of Malden, Medford, Melorse, and Everett for 1876-7 (Boston: Greenough & Co, 1876), page 105, Adeline Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 August 2014).

“JACOB A SHACKFORD FUNERAL IN MALDEN THIS AFTERNOON,” Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 13 May 1917; digital images, Access Newspaper Archives (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 20 August 2014).

Maine, Maine, York County, Probate Estate Files, John Shackford Case 1903; “Maine, York County, Probate Estate Files, 1690-1917,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 15 August 2013); Case no 16831-16928, Seaward, W-Shackley, R, Images 1178-1190.

“MALDEN,” Boston Evening Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 14 May 1917; digital images, Access Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 20 August 2014).

The Malden House Guide and City Directory. 1900. (Salem, Mass: Henry M. Meek, 1900), page 534, Jacob A Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com (: accessed 26 November 2014).

The Malden Directory 1902 Containing a Directory of the Citizens Street and House Guide The City Record and Business Directory with Map (Boston: Sampson, Murdock, & Co, 1902), page 115, Jacob A Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 July 2017).

Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915, BIRTHS registered in the Town of Malden for the year, 1854-1855 Page 126, Jacob A Shackford, 2 July 1855; digital images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 September 2013); Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, MARRIAGES REGISTERED in the Town of Malden for the Year eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, page 127, Jacob A Shackford Caroline C Fernald, 4 June 1878; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 September 2013).

W. A. Greenough & Co.’s DIRECTORY of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Societies, Business, Business Firms, Etc., Etc., in the City of Malden, for 1882. (Boston: W. A. Greenough & Co, 1882), page 136, Adeline Shackford; digital image, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 15 August 2014).

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Military Monday – Land Grant to Lydia, widow of John Downing Shackford due to His Military Service in 1814 (Blog 440)

John Downing Shackford, the son of John and Ruth Webb (Adams) Shackford was born January 16, 1795 probably in Newington, NH.  He was about 19 years old when he served in Capt Jacob Dearborn’s company for sixty days.

John married Lydia Chapman the daughter of Paul and Nancy (Smart) Chapman on Jan 25, 1819.  He lived in Rockingham, NH until he died in Rockingham on April 30, 1844.  He was buried in the Old Newmarket Cemetery.

On Nov 10, 1851 Lydia received a patent for 40 acres of land in Dubuque, Iowa issued under warrant number 3588.

Land Patent John D Shackford Given to his widow Lydia ShackfordThe United States of America
To all whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:
Whereas, In pursuance of the Act of Congress, approved September 28th, 1850
entitled “An Act granting Bounty Land to certain Officers and Soldiers who have been engaged in the Military Service of the United States,” Warrant No 3588 for 40-acres,
issued in favor of Lydia Shackford Widow of John D. Shackford, deceased
Sergeant in Captain Dearborn’s Company, Colonel Lise Reig-
ment, New Hampshire Militia War 1812
has been returned to the GENERAL LAND OFFICE, with evidence that the same has been duly located upon the
North West quarter of the North West quarter of Section thirteen
in Township eighty eight North, of Range four West, in the
District of Lands subject to sale at Dubuque Iowa, containing
forty acres
according to the Official Plat of the Survey of the said Lands returned to the GENERAL LAND OFFICE by the SURVEYOR GENERAL:
Now Know Ye, that there is therefore granted by the UNITED STATES unto the said Lydia Shackford
the tract of Land above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract of Land, with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said Lydia Shackford and to her
heirs and assigns forever.
In testimony Whereof, I Millard Fillmore
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the SEAL OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE to be hereunto affixed.
GIVEN under my hand, at the CITY OF WASHINGTON, the
Tenth day of November
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and fifty-one and of the Independence
of the United STATES the seventy-sixth
BY THE PRESIDENT, Millard Fillmore
By Alex McCormick apt Sec’y

Lydia transferred the land to Henry W Owen on June 10, 1856.  We need to do more research to learn how much the land was worth. She died in Newmarket on April 25, 1866.  We don’t believe they had any children.

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SOURCES:

1820 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Newmarket, John D Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com

1830, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, , John Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 June 2015).

1830, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, , John Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 June 2015).

1840 United States Federal Census, Rockingham, Portsmouth, population schedule, Newmarket, John Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessee 1 June 2015).

Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ : accessed 12 June 2017), Lydia Shackford, widow of John D Shackford

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 1 August 2014), John D Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 9604067.

Fitts James Hill, Rev. and Edited and Arranged by Rev. N. F. Carter, History of Newfields New Hampshire 1638-1911 (Concord, N. H.: 1912), page 288; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 16 February 2014.

Fitts James Hill, Rev. and Edited and Arranged by Rev. N. F. Carter, History of Newfields New Hampshire 1638-1911 (Concord, N. H.: 1912), page 466; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 16 February 2014.

Hardon Henry W, Newington, New Hampshire Families in the Eighteenth Century (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc, 1991), page 168

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSLH-X8K, Lydia Shackford, 25 April 1866; digital images, FamilySearch, New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947 (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 6 June 2014).

Tibbetts Charles, W. Editor, The New Hampshire Genealogical Record. Vol V. January 1908-October 1908: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine Devoted to Genealogy, History and Biography (Dover, N. H.: Charles W. Tibbetts, 1908), page 57; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 24 April 2014.

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Maritime Monday – Schooner Boundary, Shackford, Eastport Changes now listed as Brig Boundary, Shackford, Eastport (Blog 434)

This delightful article points out a few issues regarding the maritime reports and ship captains

  1.  The Boundary which was captained by John Shackford (1782-1866), son of John and Esther (Woodwell) Shackford (or mostly captained by him), had a regular route from Eastport, Maine to Boston, Mass
  2. We’re never exactly sure which Shackford is the Captain of a ship listed in the maritime reports with a Shackford as captain
  3. The author of this article may have missed some shipping announcements – we’ve found the Boundary listed as a Brig on June 6, 1845 and Nov 20, 1845 – there may be more. (Capt John would have been 63 yrs old).  The last record we’ve found so far (and there may be more) was APr 27, 1847.
  4. We hadn’t noticed the change & along with the author of the article also wonder if the ship was rerigged or was a new ship, or was being captained by one of John’s sons.

And onto the creative article about the Boundary

John Shackford Schooner Boundary, Shackford, Eastport, New Hampshire Statesman and State Journal (Concord, New Hampshire), 2 April 1847 Part 1
New Hampshire Statesman and State Journal (Concord, New Hampshire), 2 April 1847

“SCHOONER BOUNDARY, SHACKFORD, EASTPORT,”
For a long series of years, extending onwards from 1820, the ship news of Boston papers every few days announced the arrival or departure of a coaster as above. The line was found under the marine head with as much certainty as old Mr. Pierce, the barber, might be looked for in his 7×9 ship in Marshall’s Lane, or Major Russell at the corner of State and Congress Street, on Wednesday and Saturday forenoons (publication days of the Centinel) dressed in best attire; broad, well plaited ruffle, powdered hair, cane under his arm, and snuff box full of the yellow, wide open to the fingers of those who always gathered about the Major as soon as he howe in sight at the corner of State and Congress sts. “Schooner Boundary, Shackford, Eastport:” – the compositors upon the daily papers doubtless set that line more times than any under the marie head; and if they never had any inclination to know something of Mr. Shackford, who was so closely adhering to the same line of operation-remaining fast by the schooner, and sailing all the while back and forth between Eastport and Boston; constituting no greater variety in his life than that of the Vicar of Wakefield, in changing from the blue bed to the brown-wh, they were not very inquisitive fellows, that’s all.
But, for several immediately preceding years, we have not found the schooner nor her skipper announced. Perhaps, though we, Mr. Shackford has charge of a larger craft, and is sailing over wider seas; or, perhaps, gone to the bottom, or taken to agriculture, or has died in his bed. Last week, however, we met the familiar line again, with a slight variation. It is now “Brig Boundary, Shackford, Eastport:” whether the schooner, rigged as a brig, or a new brig and the same old master, or a son of old Mr. Shackford, or some other Shackford, we don’t know, and probably
never shall. Be that as it may, the old familiar line has got into the ship news.

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SOURCES:

“For Eastport, Saturday.,” The Boston (Massachusetts) Daily Atlas, 20 November 1845; digital images, Godfrey Memorial (http://godfrey.org : accessed 10 June 2014).

Kilby William Henry, Eastport and Passamaquoddy: A Collection of Historical and Background Sketches (Eastport, Maine: Edward E Shead & Company, 1888), page 157, 447-448; digital images,, Chapter, XIV. CAPTAIN JOHN SHACKFORD AND FAMILY. By Samuel Shackford, of Chicago, Ill., Google eBooks (http://books.google.com : accessed 13 June 2014.

“MARINE LIST – PORT OF BALTIMORE. MEMORANDA.,” American Republican and Baltimore daily clipper (Baltimore, Maryland), 6 June 1845; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 25 July 2014).

“Schooner Boundary, Shackford, Eastport,” New Hampshire Statesman and State Journal (Concord, New Hampshire), 2 April 1847; digital images, GaleGroup (find.galegroup.com : accessed 2 May 2017).

Copyright 2017 Joanne Shackford Parkes  (sharing a link to this post is appreciated but please do not just copy this material and paste it elsewhere)  Updated 5/8/2017 to reflect Eastport, Me and Boston, Mass, to add the last date we have a record of the Boundary’s travels and John’s age at that time.

Wedding Wednesday – William Wallace Shackford marries Ann Kelley in 1849 in Nashua, New Hampshire (Blog 432)

We’ve written about William Wallace Shackford in the past but just found a newspaper article mentioning his marriage so have taken the time to review and update the information we now know about him.

William Wallace Shackford who first went by Wallace, then William W making it difficult to gather information about him, was born Feb 1826 in Suncook or Epsom New Hampshire to John and Susan (Gibson) Shackford. (There’s no birth record so this is based off of the 1900 census & his children’s marriage records).

In 1844, William’s grandfather Theodore died leaving William a home and land in Pembroke but included a clause stating that the home could be occupied by William’s father John as long as he wished.  Theodore had many grandchildren so we wonder why William was listed in the will and other children in the family weren’t.  John lived until March 18, 1859 – we haven’t traced land sales yet to learn what happened to the property.

Our first record of William is found in his marriage record documenting a May 2, 1849 marriage to Ann Maria Kelley in Nashville, New Hampshire, a district of Nashua.  His marriage was also announced in the 18 May 1849 New Hampshire Statesmen.

Wallace Shackford m Ann Kelley Marriages, New Hampshire Statesman (Concord New Hampshire), 18 May 1849
New Hampshire Statesman (Concord New Hampshire), 18 May 184

At Nashville, by Rev. A. Richards, … Also by
the same, Mr. Wallace Shackford of Suncook, N. H., Miss
Ann Marie Kelly, of Montpelier, Vt.

William worked as a blacksmith in Epsom, New Hampshire in 1850 but by 1860 had settled in Paterson, New Jersey with children Ann, Norman, Frank, and Estella. We’re unsure where his wife Ann was when the census was taken but perhaps she was ill as we believe she on December 14, 1860.

Death Notice Ann M Shackford, wife of William W Shackford The Daily Guardian (Paterson, New Jersey), 15 December 1860
The Daily Guardian (Paterson, New Jersey), 15 December 1860

SHACKFORD – At her residence, No. 111 Willis street, Friday, Dec. 14, 1860, Ann M. Shackford, wife of William W Shackford, in the thirty-
fourth year of her age.
The friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral from the Sandy Hill Chapel on Sunday at 3 o’clock.

The 1860s were busy for William. He married Pamelia Burrows around 1862, was included on a Class II Civil War draft list in June 1863, enrolled and mustered in the war as a private on Feb 23, 1865 in the New Jersey Volunteers, Company D, Fifteenth Regiment and was discharged at the U.S. Army General Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. on June 8, 1865. In 1870 we find him working as a blacksmith with Pamelia who was born in New York. The census lists children Norman, Estilla, William, Esther, and Edrick.

In 1879 William filed for a military pension, application 317, 814, certificate no 194, 980. We may find more information about him when the details of that pension request are digitized. In 1880 we find him in the census working as a blacksmith in Paterson, New Jersey with his wife Pamelia and children William, Esther, and Edrick. An 1887 directory lists them living at 26 Oak in Paterson. We believe that Pamelia died in 1891 and was buried at Laurel Grove Memorial Park in Totowa, New Jersey. Sometime thereafter William became a resident of the New Jersey Home for Disabled Soldiers in Kearny, New Jersey. He died in 1902 and was buried next to his wife in Totowa, New Jersey.

We’re still hoping to learn more about William’s military service, his life in Paterson, and more about the New Jersey Home for Disabled Soldiers. We’d love to also discover what brought him from New Hampshire to New Jersey in the 1850s.

CHILDREN:

with Ann Marie Kelley

Norman H Shackford (1849-1903) – born in New Hampshire, grew up in New Jersey and moved back to New Hampshire where he remained.  Married Emma Elmira Hodgman

??? Shackford (1851-????)

Estilla Shackford (1857-????) Born in Paterson, NJ, married Thomas Charles Wilson

Frank P Shackford (1857-1862)

with Pamelia C Burrows

William Wallace Shackford (1862-1952) – lived in Paterson, NJ, married Isabella Wilson Donaldson

Roderick C Shackford (1864-1864)

Robert Shackford (1864-1864)

Esther A Shackford (1866-1892) – lived in Paterson, NJ married Angus Macdonald

Charles Edrick Shackford (1869-1939) – lived in NJ, married Minetta Campbell

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Epsom, Page No 454, dwelling 672, family 677, Wallace Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ).

1860 United States Federal Census, Passaic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Paterson East Ward, Page no 82, household 491, family 640, Wm W Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 March 2016).

1870 United States Federal Census, New Jersey, Passaic, Paterson, population schedule, Ward 5, p. 82 (penned), Dwelling 407, Family 709, Shackford Wm; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2013).

1880 United States Federal Census, Passaic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Paterson, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 162, Page No 16, 107 Madison St, dwelling 103, family 188, Wm W Shakford [William W Shackford jsp]; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 November 2015).

1900 United States Federal Census, Passaic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Kearny Township, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 180, Sheet No 1, New Jersey Home for Disabled Soldiers, Belgrove Dr, William Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 November 2015).

“DEATHS,” The Daily Guardian (Paterson, New Jersey), 15 December 1860; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 13 March 2016).

“Marriages,” New Hampshire Statesman (Concord New Hampshire), 18 May 1849; digital images, Godfred Memorial (http://godfrey.org : accessed 26 April 2017), 19th Century Newspapers

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, , Wallace Shackford and Ann Maria Kelley, 2 May 1849; index and images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 15 November 2015).

“New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 15 November 2015), Ann M. Shackford, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FZGT-TQL.

Report of Gen. William W. Averell, U. S. Army, Assistant Inspector-General to Gen. William B Franklin, on Inspection of Branches of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, and Soldiers and Sailor’s Homes in States November 30, 1897 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1897), page 350; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 9 November 2016.

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Mystery Monday – Why Was Samuel Quimby Shackford Suing Ship Hermann in California in 1850? (Blog 416)

Samuel Quimby Shackford, the eighth child of Samuel and Hannah (Currier) Shackford was born in Chester, New Hampshire September 25, 1822.  When he was 19 years old, his father died and left everything to his mother Hannah and his brother Jonathan.  Samuel Q and his siblings  received $1 as a token of remembrances. Seven years later, on January 31, 1849, Samuel and two of his brothers John and Luther headed to California aboard the Steamer Corsair.

Sometime thereafter Samuel filed a lawsuit against Ship Hermann and Owners.  This is all we know about the lawsuit:

Samuel Q Shackford vs Ship Hermann DISTRICT COURT, Daily Alta California (San Francisco, California), 14 August 1850
Daily Alta California, Aug 14, 1850

DISTRICT COURT-Judge Parsons – Samuel Q Shackford vs Ship Hermann and Owners. – This was a motion to set aside writ of attachment. Motion argued and overruled.

Unfortunately Samuel died on Oct 9, 1850, 45 days after filing the lawsuit – he was only 28 years old.  Someday we hope to learn more about why Samuel sued the Ship Hermann

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SOURCES:

Chase John Carroll, History of Chester New Hampshire Including Auburn A Supplement to the History of Old Chester Published in 1869 (Derry, New Hampshire: John Carroll Chase, 1926), page 357-358; digital image, Archive.org (https://archive.org : accessed 27 December 2016.

“DISTRICT COURT,” Daily Alta California (San Francisco, California), 14 August 1850; digital images, California Digital Newspaper Collection (https://cdnc.ucr.edu : accessed 11 March 2017).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 5 April 2015), Samuel L Find A Grave Memorial# 140723334.

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Birth Records, 1659-1900, , Samuel Quimby Shackford, 25 September 1822; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 July 2013); “New Hampshire, Birth Records, through 1900.” Online index and digital images. New England Historical Genealogical Society. Citing New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire.

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