Sibling Saturday – Placing the Emeline Shackford Who Married Peter Cushing in 1854 into the Right Shackford Family (Blog 376)

Back in January 2002 a very nice person from Oxnard, California posted a notice on one of the RootsWeb message boards that they had received unsolicited a marriage record for Peter Cushing and Emeline Shackford. I was stationed in Korea at the time but was regularly searching the message boards for Shackford and asked to see a copy of the record.  I still have a copy of her wonderful e-mail dated January 6, 2002 where she shared what is most likely a summary of the marriage record we can now can see online at

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Marriage Record Peter Cushing and Emeline Shackford

My summary of this record was as follow:

MARRIAGES Registered in the Town of Weymouth for the year 1854, page 240
No 33, November 24, Peter Cushing, resident of Weymouth, age 27, born in Weymouth, stabler, parents Peter H & Deborah Cushing, first marriage, Emeline Shackford, resident of Boston, age 24, born in Boston, parents Joseph Shackford, 1st marriage, married by John E Davenport, Clergyman, Weymouth

The note from the wonderful person from California said “Now that you have the father’s name and the place where she was born, perhaps you can follow-up and find out a lot more.”

Since 2002, Emeline has been listed in my database with a birth date of abt 1830 as the child of Joseph and every once in a while I’d look for records that helped me determine which Joseph this was.

This summer we  found a family record sheet submitted by Abner R Shackford to Samuel Shackford which listed one of his siblings as Emeline with a birth date of Feb 7, 1830 born in Boston.  Someone had added m. Cushing 2 children.

We then realized that the Peter Cushing Emeline had married lived in Weymouth and found multiple census records showing the couple in Weymouth.  Then we realized that Emeline was one year old when her father William died and her mother then married Joseph Newell who probably raised her.  It was Joseph who was alive when Emeline married Peter Cushing which is probably why her father is listed as Joseph in her marriage record.

We reviewed census records and find Emeline with Joseph and Abner in 1850, with Peter Cushing, a stable keeper in 1855, with Peter, a boot maker in 1860, in the 1865 census,  in the 1880 census with Peter’ parents, and as a widow in the 1900 census with her son Frederick.  (Peter had died in 1883 and was buried in Weymouth.) We don’t know when Emeline died, where she was buried or much else about her — she did raise a son and daughter.

CHILDREN

Frederick Herbert Cushing (1855-1939) – married Mary Binney Our, teamster and driver

Mary Emma Cushing (1860-1933) – married Wallace Herbert Allen,

Research Questions:

When did Emeline (Shackford) Cushing die and where was she buried.  Was she mentioned in any church bulletins or newspapers?

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 the Facebook version (www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others.  Thanks!

SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, Ward 10, no page number, dwelling 783 family 1214; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 10 March 2014).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Norfolk County, population schedule, Weymouth, no page number, dwelling ??9, family 133, Peter Cushing; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 August 2014).

1860 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Weymouth, Page No. 400, dwelling 1422, family 1673, Peter Cushing; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 17 October 2016).

1865 Massachusetts State Census, Norfolk County, population schedule, Weymouth, dwelling 5, family 6, Peter Cushing; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 June 2016).

1880 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Weymoth, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 534, Page No 3, dwelling 29, family 31, Peter H Cushing; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 October 2016).

1900 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Weymouth, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 1083, Sheet No 16, West St, dwelling 355, family 371, Frederick H Cushing; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 June 2016).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 October 2016), Peter Cushing, Find A Grave Memorial# 39326548.

“Letter from Abner R Shackford to Samuel Shackford Nov 25, 1888,” 1988.325.1, [Research on Shackford family genealogy], ; Samuel Shackford, Winnetka Historical Society, Winnetka Illinois.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, , Emeline Shackford m. Peter Cushing, 2 November 1854; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 July 2013).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Peter Cushing, 7 January 1883; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 October 2016); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

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Census Sunday – Comparing the 1820 and 1830 Censuses to the Family of William Shackford (1789-1831) (Blog 372)

The 1820 and 1830 censuses list the name of the head of household, the sex and age ranges of members in a household (ex: number of free white males age 26-44 or number of free white females under the age of 10).  Because the census does not include names of household members or their relationships, we are not ever totally certain who lived in the household however one can make a best guess as to who lived in a household.

We chose to compare the 1820 and 1830 census to William Shackford’s family by creating the attached spreadsheet.  The comparison shows us that the censuses match William’s family within the ranges of ages listed in these censuses with the addition of one additional female family member age 45 and over living in the household in the 1820 census.

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William Shackford’s family compared to the 1820 and 1830 census and Ages of Children in 1831 when William Died

Once we’d created the spreadsheet, we decided to learn more about William’s household after William died and discover that his wife Mercy was left to care for a family with 9 children ages 19,  17, 16, 12, 10, 8, 4, 3,and 1.  This helps us understand why two years after William’s death, Mercy married Joseph Newell, a man almost 30 years her age and may help us understand more about the lives of her children who lost a father at such a young age.

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at http://www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

SOURCES:

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.

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “: Treasure Chest Thursday – “Although I have never seen you would like to have you come and see us if you come east”(Blog 370),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 370, 7 October 2016 (https://shackfordfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/treasure-chest-thursday-although-i-have-never-seen-you-would-like-to-have-you-come-and-see-us-if-you-come-east/ : accessed 19 July 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)

 

 

The William Shackford of Boston with an Occupation of Mason is the William Shackford (1789-1831) we’re Researching! (Blog 371)

From Abner R Shackford’s letter to Samuel Shackford, we learn that his father, William Shackford was born July 22, 1789 and died May 15 1831.  We have not found any other sources that document his birth date or parents but do find his death in the Massachusetts Town and Vital Records stating that he died of pleurisy and was buried on May 17th in the South Burial Ground.  An announcement of his death was also published in the Portsmouth New Hampshire Gazette.

William married Mercy Rose, the daughter of  Eber and Elizabeth (Greene) Rose of Newbury in Newburyport on March 19, 1812.  She was born January 24, 1795 as reported in Abner’s letter and documented in vital records which provide us with her parent’s names.

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.

There is one William Shackford listed in The Boston Directory between 1820 and 1830. He’s listed as a bricklayer and a mason and lived at Elliot Street, Carver Street, Rear 39 Warren Street and then 29 Boylston Street.  We weren’t certain he was the right William Shackford until we reviewed every William Shackford in our database to see if there were any other William’s of the correct age who could have been living in Boston.  We found two other possibilities – both Williams who we don’t know much about so we then reviewed each of the Shackford listings in each of the Boston directories and discovered these directories using Wikipedia  Boston directories. (The Wikipedia site links users to digital versions of the directories.)

When we reviewed the 1830 and 1831 directories we found William Shackford, mason living at 29 Boylston Street.   We know that William died on May 15, 1831 and 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 we are researching.

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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

We also know that William’s widow Mercy married Joseph Newell on January 18, 1834. We find Joseph Newell living 29 Boylston in the 1835, 1837, 1838, and 1840 censuses and have discovered that 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

We also verified that this William Shackford is the William Shackford listed in the 1820 and 1830 census living in Boston.  We created a spreadsheet of each of William’s 10 children, calculated the ages of the children for the years 1820 and 1830 and compared the living children with the list of male and female children with each census discovering they match exactly and also tell us that a female adult over the age of 45 was living with William in 1820.

Now that we know we’ve verified that this William Shackford, the father of Abner R Shackford is the same William we find in multiple Boston directories and censuses, we’ll put together a description of his short life in a future blog.

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at http://www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

SOURCES:

“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.

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, , Marcy Rose, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 June 2016); 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.

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)