Sunday’s Obituary – Samuel Garland Shackford, Civil War Veteran (1818-1886) (Blog 367)

The Farmington News published this short obituary about Samuel G Shackford on October 23, 1885

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Farmington News, 23 Oct 1885

Samuel G. Shackford, a veteran of
the late war, for many years a hotel
keeper in Dover and Barnstead, and for
some time leader of the Barnstead brass
band, died on the 9th inst., at his home
in Barnstead.

 

Samuel, the son of Josiah Ring and Mary Louise (Garland) Shackford was born January 30, 1818 in Barnstead, New Hampshire and married Margaret Bean Foss, the daughter of John and Alice (Nutter) Foss.  We find the family in Barnstead in the 1850 and 1860 census with Samuel’s occupation listed as shoemaker and innkeeper.

Margaret died on July 8, 1859 at the age of 43 leaving Samuel with four young children Albert Foss (age 13), William Henry (age 10), Mary Ann (age 7), Leonard S (had died in 1856), and Ida Jane (age 2).  He enlisted as a private on November 30, 1861 leaving some of his children with the Huse family.  He served with the 8th New Hampshire which was sent to New Orleans and Baton Rouge where he served with members of the Huse family.  Samuel mustered out of the military on January 18, 1865 and was serving as a Justice in Barnstead later that year. We find records of him running stables in 1868 and 1870, working as an innkeeper in 1870 living with his children who are either in school or working in a shoe factory.

On Dec 19, 1872 he married Esta L Higgins, the daughter of Joseph and Betsey (Hamor) Higgins and on April 30, 1877 he filed for a civil war pension.  By 1880 he was living with his son William who was also listed as the hotel keeper but Samuel who was now 62 was suffering from rheumatism.  He died from chronic rheumatism and pneumonia on October 9, 1885 and was buried in the Barnstead Centre Graveyard.

Children (with his first wife Margaret Bean Foss):

Albert Foss Shackford (1836-1927) – married Helena Augusta Huntress, worked as town clerk, post office, and as a shoemaker

William Henry Shackford (1849-1899) – married Margaret Augusta Smart, worked as innkeeper

Mary Ann Shackford (1852-1931) – married Lyman Jenkins,

Leonard Shackford (1855-1856)

Ida Jane Shackford (1857-1929) – married Frank Elmer Palmer

 

SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Belknap County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Barnstaead, page 413 (penned) 207 (stamped), dwelling 972, family 1054, Saml G Shackford; digital image, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 7 October 2013).

1860 United States Census, Belknap County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Barnstead, Page No 47, dwelling 377, family 392, Samuel G Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 7 October 2013).

1870 United States Federal Census, Belknap County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Barnstead, Page No 20, dwelling 188, family 198, Saml G Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 7 October 2013).

1880 United States Federal Census, Belknap County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Belknap, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 2, Supervisors District No 82, Page No 11, dwelling 117, family 122, William Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 October 2013).

“Civil War and Later Pension Index,” digital images, Fold3 (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 8 October 2013), Samuel G Shackford Pension Request.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 1 August 2014), Samuel G Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 11519620.

“HUSE FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE. 1837-1898,” ; MSN/CW 5054-1 to MSN/CW 5054-347; Manuscripts of the American Civil War; University of Notre Dame Rare Books and Special Collections, Notre Dame University. http://www.rarebooks.nd.edu/digital/civil_war/letters/ describes 22 written between February 1862 and February 1865 by Pvt. Samuel G. Shackford of Barnstead, a widower whose daughter lived in the Huse household during the war.

Lyon G. Parker, The New-Hampshire Annual Register, and United States Calendar, for the Year 1865 (Concord: G. Parker Lyon, 1865), page 61; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 18 September 2016.

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Birth Records, 1659-1900, , Samuel G Shackford, 30 January 1818; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 October 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.

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, , Samuel G. Shackford and Esta L. Higgins, ; index and images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 13 November 2015).

Register of Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire 1861-65. (NHRoster) Published in 1895 and Eighth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry

“Samuel G. Shackford,” The Farmington News (Farmington, New Hampshire), 23 October 1885; digital images, Farmington Preservation (http://farmington.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 8 August 2014).

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 18 September 2016), Samuel G Shackford, 1870-71, Barnstead, NH

Wedding Wednesday – Charles Henry Shackford marries Clara E Burke in 1882 (Blog 364)

Charles Henry Shackford, the son of David and Lydia (Short) Shackford was born on March 20, 1857 in Newburyport, Massachusetts.  We find him listed in the census with his parents and siblings Emily, Mary Ann, and Sarah J in 1860 and know he lost his father when he was only five years old.  In 1865, 1870 and 1880 he was living with his mother who was working as a landlady and keeping house – the house in 1880 was at 37 Fair St.

Charles married Clara Eva Burke, the daughter of John and Mary N (Sawyard) Burke in Newburyport on March 29, 1882.  We tried to find a record in Newburyport newspapers but discovered that the newspapers from 1882 are not included in the collection.

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Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, Family Search, Charles H Shackford and Clara E Burke

Charles was working as a hairdresser at the time of his marriage and continued in that occupation until his death, listing his position as a barber later in life.  He also was elected councilman in Newburyport serving around the 1898 timeframe.  We also believe he was active in harbor activities, something we’ll continue to research as we continue to access the Newburyport newspapers available through the Newburyport Public Library.  Charles died on September 25, 1928 in Newburyport.

CHILDREN:

Charles Corliss Shackford (1882-1947) – married Florence Janet Hey, worked in the lumber field, lived in Newburyport, Dorchester, Mass, Philadelphia, and Medford, Mass

Grace N Shackford (1883-????) – married Forrest Glover Hills, worked as telephone operator, lived in Newburyport

SOURCES:

1860 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 16, dwelling 115, family 135, David Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 27 August 2016).

1865 Massachusetts State Census, Essex County, population schedule, Newburyport, dwelling 1, family 1, Lydia Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 16 August 2014).

1870 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 41, dwelling 315, family 372, Lydia Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 August 2016).

1880 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 225, Page No 4, 37 Fair, dwelling 29, family 37, Lydia Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 28 August 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Charles H Shackford, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 September 2016); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

“UNDERWAY FOR THE YEAR TO COME and COMMITTES FOR THE YEAR,” Newburyport Daily News (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 4 January 1898; digital images, Newburyport Public Library (http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 7 September 2016).

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 5 September 2016), Charles H Shackford

Sunday’s Obituary – Mary Ann Shackford, Daughter of David and Lydia (Short) Shackford Dies of Scarlet Fever (Blog 362)

Here’s the little that we know about Mary Ann Shackford, the daughter of David and Lydia Eva (Short) Shackford who died at too young an age.

She was born July 19, 1859 in Newburyport.

She was listed in the 1860 census with parents David and Lydia, siblings Emily (age 5), Charles (age 3), and Sarah E (age 10).

She was listed in the 1865 census with siblings Sarah J (age 15) and Charles Henry (age 8) – we’re not sure why sister Emily, age 10 who was alive was not listed in this census with the family but perhaps she was living elsewhere due to financial reasons or perhaps she just got missed.

Death Notice Marianne Shackford DEATHS, Newburyport Daily Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 13 April 1869; digital images, Newburyport Public Library
Newburyport Daily Herald, 13 Apr 1869

Her death was recorded in the City of Newburyport on April 10, 1869, cause scarlet fever and the April 13, 1869 Newburyport Daily Herald included this notice in the DEATHS section of the newspaper announcing that the funeral .  We hoped to find an additional notice about the sadness of a death of a nine year old but unfortunately did not find another other articles regarding young Mary Ann.

SOURCES:

1860 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 16, dwelling 115, family 135, David Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 27 August 2016).

1865 Massachusetts State Census, Essex County, population schedule, Newburyport, dwelling 1, family 1, Lydia Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 16 August 2014).

“DEATHS,” Newburyport Daily Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 13 April 1869; digital images, Newburyport Public Library (http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 4 September 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915, , Mary Ann Shackford, 19 July 1859; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 4 September 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, , Mary Anne Shackford, death, 10 April 1869; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 10 August 2013).

Copyright 2017 Joanne Shackford Parkes  (sharing a link to this post is appreciated but please do not copy this material and paste it elsewhere)

 

Follow Friday -Thanks to The Ancestor Hunt We Found an Article About David Shackford’s Death in Newburyport (Blog 357)

We’ve been following The Ancestor Hunt blog by Kenneth R Marks on and off. We turned it off during our recent genealogy trip to cut down on e-mails but are very glad that we turned back on his blog due to the recent article about 18 Historical Newspaper Digitization Projects and mentioned an article stating that the Newburyport Public Library had digitized numerous old newspapers.  We did a search of the newspapers and found 210 articles that mention Shackford including this article about the death of David Shackford.

David, the son of Susan Shackford (no husband named), was born August 15, 1826 in Newburyport, Massachusetts and married Lydia Short on Sept 14, 1849. He was a shoemaker and served with the Minute Men on April 15, 1861 and died by drowning on August 22, 1862 the day after being elected as a 2d Lieutenant.  He was buried in Old Town, Newburyport.

Children:

Sarah J Shackford (1850-1933) – school teacher, bookkeeper, married John Holker then Edward M Hobson

Emily Corless Shackford (1854-1885)

Charles Henry Shackford (1857-1928)

Mary Ann Shackford (1859-1869)

Everett Archer Shackford (1862-1865)

Note:  We’re not sure who his mother descended from – possibly she was a daughter of Levi Shackford – not sure yet.

David A Shackford - The body of Lieut Shackford,,Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 8 August 1862.JPG
The Daily Herald, 5 Sept 1862

The body of Lieut. Shackford, who was drowned
on the 22d ult., was recovered on Thursday morning
Mr. Edward Dole, who had gone to the meadows, dis-
scovered the body some ten feet above low water mark,
and immediately returned with the information, when
several of the friends of the deceased went to the spot,
and taking charge of it brought it to the city. Its con-
dition renders interment immediate; and we learn that
arrangements are in progress, and that the funeral will
take place from the Purchase street church this fore-
noon, at 10’o’clock. The services will be conducted
by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Butler.
The other clergymen of the city are invited and no
doubt will by present. We learn also that the City
Government, the Veteran Artillery Association , the
Cushing Guard, Mr. Stone’s Company and the sever-
al engine companies of the city will probably be in
attendance.
The supposition was entertained by those present at
the time Lieut. Shackford so suddenly disappeared
from their view that he had been seized by a shark,
and we hear that circumstances are decisive on this
point.

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SOURCES:

“The Body of Lieut Shackford,” The Daily Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 5 September 1862; digital images, Newburyport Public Library (http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 26 August 2016).

“Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 14 May 2015), David Shackford

Creasey George W., The City of Newburyport in the Civil War (Forgotten Books, 1903), page 75; digital images, Forgotten books (www.forgottenbooks.org : accessed 15 July 2014.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, DEATHS REGISTERED IN THE City of Newburyport for the Year eighteen hundred and sixty-two page 256, David Shackford, 22 August 1862; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 10 January 2014).

Nason George W., History And Complete Roster of the Massachusetts Regiments, Minute Men of 1861 Who Responded To the First Call of President Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861, To Defend the Flag And Constitution of the United State (Boston, Massachusetts: Smith & McCance, 1910), page 238; digital image, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 23 May 2014.

Vital Records of Newburyport Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 Volume I. Births (Salem, Mass: The Essex Institute, 1911), page 347 and; digital images, Essex County Ma (http://essexcountyma.net/ : accessed 12 July 2014.

Updated Aug 30, 2016 – removed the middle initial A.  (We’d reviewed every source we’d found pertaining to David Shackford and do not find any reference to a middle initial or middle name and are uncertain why we added a middle initial.)

Copyright 2017 Joanne Shackford Parkes  (sharing a link to this post is appreciated but please do not copy this material and paste it elsewhere)