Christopher Shackford’s Marriage Intention to Miss Mehitable Maddox Published in Sanford, Maine on Sept 21, 1838 (Blog 489)

Christopher Shackford, the son of Samuel and Charity (Cousens) Shackford was born on April 3, 1809 in Sanford, Maine.  His marriage intention to Mehitable Maddox of Kennebunkport was published in the Sanford Town Minutes on September 21, 1838

christopher shackford mehitible maddox marriage intention maine, maine vital records, 1670-1921, sanford town record, film # 007724810, image 502 of 797, christopher shackf53 Record of the Publishment of Christopher Shackford
Mr Christopher Shackford of Sanford &
Miss Mehitable Maddox of Kennebunkport
Intend Marriage – Sanford Sept. 21, 1838 –
Attest Timothy Shaw, Town Clerk
Certificate Dated
Oct 8, 1838

christopher shackford mehitible maddox intention of marriage maine marriages, 1771-1907, digital images with index, familysearch ( kennebunkTheir marriage intention was also reported in the Kennebunk Town Records the next day: Mr Christopher Shackford of Sanford, and Miss Mehitable Maddox of Kennebunk intend marriage Septbr 22, 1838.

Their Oct 10, 1838 marriage was recorded in Kennebunkport on October 19, 1838:  christopher shackford m mehitable maddox town and vital records, 1678-1891, digital images, familysearch ( - accessed 25 january 2019), c1838
Oct 19 Christopher Shackford Sanford 1838
Mehitible Maddox Kennebunk October 10 Rev Timot Wolcott
Attest Joshua Herrick Town Clerk

Christopher was living in Sanford, Maine in 1840 with his 79 year old father Samuel Shackford, a Revolutionary War Soldier and served as a selectman in York in 1850 and 1851.  His wife Mehitable died in 1852 and he married Louisa Hill sometime before 1856.  He worked as a farmer in Sanford living on Boom Road until moving to Saco sometime before 1865 and according to Samuel Burham Shackford Genealogy manuscript, he was a Republican and a Baptist. Christopher wrote his will on April 14, 1869 mentioning his son Granville and two daughters Serena and Georgiana and his second wife Louisa.  He died in Saco, Maine on April 2, 1870 and was buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco, Maine.


with Mehitable:

Granville Shackford (1840-1916) – served in civil war, lived in Saco, Maine, married Melvina D Currier

Serena Shackford (1843-1905) – married Elbridge L Sawyer

Georgianna Shackford (1846-1882) – lived in Saco, Maine

with Louisa:

Charles Shackford (1856-1858)

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Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images ( : accessed 1 August 2014), Mehitable Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 93426801.

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United States. Census Office. 6th Census 1840, A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary Or Military Service:: With Their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshals of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census, Volumes 840-843 (1841), Page 3; digital images, Google eBook ( : accessed 12 August 2013.

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