Tombstone Tuesday – Rosana (Shackford) York (1824-1910) of Waterbury, Vermont (Blog 494)

Rosana Shackford, the daughter of Samuel and Susanna (Hobbs) Shackford was born August 25, 1824 in Duxbury, Vermont.  She was seven when her father died, 10 when her mother married Ezra French, and 16 when she married 33 year old Alfred York, the son of John Bradbury and Mary Polly (Emerson) York in Waterbury, Vermont on June 23, 1841.  Albert had six children from a previous marriage – Bradbury, George, Daniel W, Ann, Jonas, and John W.  We have not yet learned what happened to Albert’s first wife Abigail (Watson) York.

In 1850 George, Jonas, and John were living with Alfred and Rosana.  After George died in Virginia during the Civil War, his youngest daughter Lizzie moved in with Alfred and Rosana.

Alfred died on August 4, 1890 in Waterbury and was buried in the Hope Cemetery in Waterbury, Vermont.  His will which was written in 1886 mentioned his children Bradbury York, Ann Simonds, Janus York, John W. York, Daniel York and his grandchildren  Lizzie York and Imagine Jones, both children of his son George York who died in the Civil War.

Death Record Rosanna Shackford FamilySearch

Rosana died at the age of 85 on August 4, 1890 of uranemia and nephritis.  She had been living in the home of her step-granddaughter Lizzie and her step-great-granddaughter Rosie.

Gravestone Rosana Shackford Parkes - permission to use from Vermont Grave Walker

 

Rosana was buried in the Waterbury Cemetery in Waterbury, Vermont. Thank you to Vermont Grave Walker who gave permission to share a copy of the photo of Rosana’s gravestone in this blog.

Rosana’s wrote a will  and two codicils between Dec 11, 1897 and May 19, 1910 which mention her step-granddaughter Mrs Lizzie Gibson, her step-great granddaughter Rosie Gibson, Mrs Malinda Hart, her sister Susanna Sabrina Lanfair of Deerfield, Mass., (her only living sibling), Mrs Mandana Dillingham (her niece), Malanda Hart (her niece), Samuel Hart (her nephew), the Freewill Baptist Home Mission Society, the Freewill Baptist Foreign Mission Society, her step-son John W York, her step-son Jonas M. York and Samuel S. Foster., Emogene Jones, and step-grandson Fred E. York. She also left a legacy to the Waterbury cemetery to maintain the Alfred York gravesites.

Children:

None

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SOURCES:

1850 US Federal Census, Washington County, population schedule, Waterbury, page 609 (handwritten), 305 (stamped), dwelling 1969, family 1977, Alfred York; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 29 May 2019).

1860 US Federal Census, Washington County, population schedule, Waterbury, Page No 187, dwelling 1425, family 1520, Alfred York; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 May 2019).

1870 US Federal Census, Washington County, population schedule, Waterbury, Page No 32, dwelling 250, family 273, Alfred York; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 May 2019).

1880 US Federal Census, Washington County, population schedule, Waterbury, enumeration district (ED) 218, Page No 45, dwelling 477, family 578, Alfred York; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 May 2019).

1900 US Federal Census, Washington County, population schedule, Waterbury Village, enumeration district (ED) 239, Sheet No 9, dwelling 226, family 252, Rozanna York; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 May 2019).

1910 US Federal Census, Washington County, population schedule, Waterbury Village, enumeration district (ED) 237, Sheet No 14A, Rosanna York in home of Lizzie A Gibson; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 May 2019).

“Shackford Genealogy Manuscript,” 13 October 1925; SG SGA 5; Shackford collection by Samuel Burnham Shackford; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. (56) William Shackford, Shackford Genealogy Manuscript, #251 Rosanna Shackford

Vermont, Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2V7N-9BN, Rosana York, 19 May 1910; digital images, FamilySearch(www.familysearch.org : accessed 25 December 2015).

Vermont, Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V8MB-BBM, Rosana Shackford/Alfred York, 23 June 1841; digital images, FamilySearch(www.familysearch.org : accessed 5 June 2013).

“Vermont, Wills and Probate Records, 1749-1999,” digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 June 2019), Alfred York; page 102-104.

“Vermont, Wills and Probate Records, 1749-1999,” digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 June 2019), Rosana York.

Updated June 12 adding Alfred’s death

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