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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Sunday’s Obituary – Mary Elizabeth Shackford of Newmarket NH (1842-1923) (Blog 410)

We found this wonderful obituary of Mary Elizabeth Shackford in the Nov 18, 1921 edition of the Newmarket Advertiser!  Before we found the obituary all we knew of Mary Elizabeth Shackford was that she appeared in the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 census records with her father William A Shackford and his family, was listed in the 1918 and 1921 Exeter directory living on Elm Street where she died on Nov 8, 1921.

obituary-mary-elizabeth-shackford-in-memoriam-newmarket-advertiser-18-november-1921-digitalimages-lee-public-libraryThe passing of Miss Mary Eliza-
beth Shackford on Nov. 8th, in her
eightieth year takes from the com-
munity the last member of a family
that has been identified with the life
of the town for nearly a hundred and
twenty years. John Shackford came
from Newington to the Bayside just
at the opening of the nineteenth
century, and for two generations his
family lived on the farm at Shack-
ford’s Point. Seth R. Shackford,
son of John, built the large house still
standing on Shackford’s Hill, and his
eldest son, William Adams Shackford,
established the home opposite his
father’s dying there in 1885.
Mary was the youngest child of
William Adams Shackford and his wife,
Antoinette Catherine (Laurent), who
was born in France and emigrated, as
a child, with her family, who feld dur-
ing the terrors of the Napoleonic
wars, lived quite alone in the old
house on the hill since the death of
her mother in 1896. She was a
woman of unusual mental endowment,
with keen wit and a gift of mimicry
that made her an always entertaining
companion. She loved little child-
ren and was loved by them. Many,
now fathers and mothers themselves,
remember charming hours of child-
hood spent in her company, when she
arranged delightful pastimes for their
amusement.
The last months were full of weak-
ness and suffering and the end came
as a happy release. She was laid to
rest with her kindred in Riverside
cemetery, after a simple service, on
Friday afternoon.

We have to thank the Lee Public Library (in Lee, NH) for digitizing it’s newspapers as it is allowing us to learn more about the Shackford family from our home in Arizona!!!  You can find the link to the Newmarket Advertiser here.  Also we want to thank  Kenneth Marks for his blog The Ancestor Hunt which describes updates in digital newspapers.  It was because of his February 3, 2017 blog about the Advantage Preservation Hosting 292 Free Newspaper Collections that we discovered these newspapers now available from the Lee library!

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Rockingham, New Hampshire, population schedule, Newmarket, page 315 (penned), 158 (stamped), dwelling 671, family 743, Wm Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed ).

1860 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Newmarket, Page No 8, dwelling 41, family 52, William A Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 16 February 2014).

1870 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, New Market, Page No. 24, dwelling 127, family 188, William A Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 February 2014).

1880 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Newmarket, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 218, Page no 441, dwelling 338, family 472, William Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 February 2014).

“IN MEMORIAM,” Newmarket Advertiser, 18 November 1921; digitalimages, Lee Public Library (http://lee.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 12 February 2017).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Death Records 1654-1947, , Mary E Shackford, 8 November 1921; digital images, FamilySearch, New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947 (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 February 2014).

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Military Monday – Theodore Shackford, (1773-1809) signed the 1776 Association Test (Blog 395)

In April 1776 the Colony of New Hampshire Committee of Safety required all men over the age of twenty-one to pledge their allegiance and sign a document called the Association Test stating that they supported the cause of independence.  Each town submitted a list of signatures and a list of those who refused to sign and sent the lists to the Committee of Safety for the State of New Hampshire.

In 1881, the State of New Hampshire began hiring historians to publish important portions of documents pertaining to the American Revolution and share them with each city and town in the state, the public libraries, and the New Hampshire Historical Society. Fortunately today this allows us to search these documents for the word Shackford and from the State Papers published in 1910, we see that two Shackfords in the city of Chester, New Hampshire, signed the Association Test – Theodore Shackford who would have been 43 years old and his John Shackford, Jr  who we believe is his brother.  Their father, John was still living but resided in Andover, Massachusetts.

Theodore’s two daughters Sarah and Susannah had married David Richardson and Nathan Knowles respectively, both of whom had also signed the document.

theodore-shackford-association-batchellor-albert-stillman-itt-d-editor-of-state-papers-miscellaneous-revolutionary-documents-of-new-hampshire-including-the-association-test-vol-30-state-papeASSOCIATION TEST
COLONY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
IN COMMITTEE OF SAFETY
April 12th, 1776
In Order to carry the underwritten RESOLVE of the Hon’ble Continental CONGRESS into Execution, You are requested to desire all Males above Twenty One Years of Age (Lunaticks, Idiots,
and Negroes excepted) to sign the DECLARATION on this
Paper; and when so done, to make Return hereof, together with the Name or Names of all who shall refuse to sign the same, to the GENERAL-ASSEMBLY, or Committee of Safety of this Colony.
M. Weare, Chairman.
In CONGRESS, March 14th, 1776
Resolve, That it be recommended to the several Assemblies,
Conventions, and Councils, or Committees of Safety of the United
Colonies, and Councils, or Committees of Safety of the United
Colonies, immediately to cause all Persons to be disarmed within
their Respective Colonies, who are notoriously disaffected to the
Cause of AMERICA, Or who have not associated, and refuse to
associate, to defend by ARMS, the United Colonies, against the
Hostile Attempts of the British Fleets and Armies.
(COPY) Extract from the Minutes.
Charles Thompson, Sec’ry.
In Consequence of the above Resolution, of the Hon. Continental
CONGRESS, and to show our Determination in joining our Amer-
ican Brethern, in defending the Lives, Liberties, and Properties of
the Inhabitants of the UNITED COLONIES.
WE, the Subscribers, do hereby solemnly engage, and promise,
that we will, to the utmost of our Power, at the Risque of our
Lives and Fortunes, with ARMS, oppose the Hostile Proceedings
of the British Fleets, and Armies, against the United American
COLONIES.

CHESTER

David Richardson [husband of Theodore’s daughter Sarah]

Nathan knowles [husband of Theodore’s daughter Susannah]

John Shackford jnr [probably Theodore’s brother, 1735-1779]
Theodr Shackford [1773-1809]
Moses Richardson [David Richardson’s father]

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SOURCES:

Batchellor Albert Stillman, Litt. D., Editor of State Papers, Miscellaneous Revolutionary Documents of New Hampshire Including the Association Test, the Pension Rolls, and Other Important Papers Vol. 30 State Papers Series (Manchester, N. H.: The John B. Clarke Co, 1910), page 1, 2, 28; digital images, Google Book (https://books.google.com : accessed 18 December 2016.

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Mariner Monday – John L Shackford, Mariner, Leaves Family, Settles in St Thomas and May Have Remarried There (Blog 393)

John L Shackford, the son of John and Elizabeth (Batson) Shackford was born on April 20, 1819 in Eastport, Maine.  In Dec 1838 he married Elizabeth S Clark, the daughter of John and Abigail (Batson) Shackford.  John followed the occupation of his father and siblings, that of mariner and in 1847 we find him advertising freight and passage aboard the Brig Carryl which was traveling for St Marks & Newport, from Pennsylvania to the Isle of Lobos, and to Havana.  He also was reported as rescuing members of the crew of the Bark Cambria and bringing them back to New York.

In 1850 we find John listed in the Eastport census living with his parents, his wife Elizabeth, and three children Joshua C, Abby and Esther and in 1860 we find the family in Eastport living with Esther’s parents, John and Abagail Clark with children Esther and Jenny (Regina).

Sometime thereafter the family moved to New York as we find John living in Brooklyn at 111 Adelphi.  In 1863 John’s name is listed on the Brooklyn, New York civil war draft registration and in 1864 he is listed in Brooklyn living at Hamilton north of Fulton avenue.

Shortly before February 1871, John’s wife Elizabeth traveled to Eastport, Maine where she filed for divorce, dower and alimony asking for all right title & interest in any and all real estate John had in the County of Washington, Maine.

divorce-record-elizabeth-s-shackford-and-john-l-shackford-image-285-use-this-one                             State of Maine
To the Honorable the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court next to be Holden at Calais, within and for the County of Washington in said state on the fourth Tuesday of April A D 1871

Elizabeth S. Shackford of Eastport in said County, respectfully represents that she was married to John L.Shackford now of St Thomas, at Eastport in said County on the tenth day of December A D 1838 and had by him two children now living to wit; Joshua C Shackford & Regina T Shackford. That after her said marriage she cohabits with said Shackford in said State of Maine, and always conducted herself as a true and faithful wife.

That the said John L Shackford unmindful of his marriage vows and covenants, and the duty affection and respect he owed her, deserted her more than three years ago, and has not supported her for the last three years.
That he has been living with another woman to your Libelland Unknown in St Thomas.
That he has been married to

divorce-record-elizabeth-s-shackford-and-john-l-shackford-image-286said woman as he has declared in letters to others.
That he has a daughter by said woman and committed adultery with said woman.  Wherefore because a divorce from her said bonds of matrimony would be reasonable and proper, conducive to domestic harmony and consistent with the peace and morality of society she humbly prays your Honors such divorce accordingly – that your Honors will decree and give to her Dower and Alimonies and make such other decree as may be necessary in the exercise of a sound discretion Eastport February 13, 1871. Elizabeth S Shackford

Additional documents lists John L Shackford’s estate value at either five thousand dollars (the number is crossed out and rewritten).  The court ordered payment to Elizabeth and ensured that the United States Consul to St Thomas delivered a copy of the document to John L Shackford (misspelled Schackford on the document).  The court then allowed Elizabeth to sell land to include property at the corner of Water and Key Street (formerly Greenwich Street), land on the northerly side of Shackford’s Cove, along with other property valued at $1471.02.  We’ll transcribe more of Elizabeth’s divorce paperwork in the future.

It must have been very difficult for Elizabeth to make this statement about her husband’s relationships to the court – we think she may have had some support from her husband’s family as her brother in law, Benjamin B Batson did not complete the administration of her father in law’s estate until after  John L Shackford’s death -perhaps they knew he was ill.  John died in St Thomas on Dec 20th 1871.  This enabled Elizabeth to receive some of the land that was to have gone to her husband.

Children

(with Elizabeth S Clark)

Joshua C Shackford (1840-1917) – served in the Navy, married Sadie Bartlett

Abby M Shackford (1843-1850) – died in Cuba age 7

Esther E Shackford (1843-1865) – died age 21 in Brooklyn

Fanny S Shackford (1845-1845)

Regina L Shackford (1851-????) – also went by Jenny, last record of is found in Brooklyn in 1875

(with unknown person in St Thomas)

Daughter???  (before 1871) – mentioned in Elizabeth’s divorce records — St Thomas was under Danish rule at this time and we’re hoping some record can be found of John in the 1870 St Thomas census records — perhaps this child is listed in the 1880 census.

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1860 United States Federal Census, Washington County, Maine, population schedule, Eastport, Page No 72, dwelling 430, family 535, John Clark; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 June 2014).

“DISASTERS,” Boston Post (Boston, Massachusetts), 29 April 1847; digital images, Access Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 22 September 2015).

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Maine, Maine, State Archives Collections, 1718-1917, >Maine, Washington County>Court Records>Court of Common Pleas case files no 240-429 1871 Oct>Image 282-301, Elizabeth S Shackford vs John L Shackford 22-305, ; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 11 September 2015).

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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” (Camden, Maine: Picton, Press, 1996), page 260.

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