Tombstone Tuesday – Nathaniel H Shackford, Co B, 28th Mass Inf (1801-1877) (Blog 442)

This wonderful photograph of Nathaniel H Shackford’s gravestone who was buried in the Forest Hill Cemeter in Fitchburg, Massachusetts was posted on FindAGrave by Bill Bourbeau who has stated on his member page that his photos can be used for any purpose but must include proper source information.

Gravestone Nathaniel H Shackford FindAGrave
FindAGrave, photo taken by Bill Bourbeau

Nathaniel’s military record shows he enlisted in the 28th Regiment, Massachusetts, Infantry Co B in Worcester, Massachusetts on Oct 9, 1861, mustered in the military on 12/13/1861 and was discharged for disability on 1/20/1862.  We believe he lied about his age stating he was 41 when he was actually 60 years old which made it difficult to place him properly in the Shackford family tree due to the age discrepancy.

We’ve shared our research about Nathaniel who was born in Pembroke, NH, lived there till his 50s, then moved to Massachusetts.  We’ll be adding more stories of his children in future blogs.

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:

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 5 June 2017), Nathaniel Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 114504532

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “: Military Monday – Headstone for Nathaniel H Shackford (1801-1877)(Blog 437),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 437, 5 June 2017 (https://shackfordfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/military-monday-headstone-for-nathaniel-h-shackford-1801-1877blog-437/ : accessed 5 June 2017).

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Military Monday – Headstone for Nathaniel H Shackford (1801-1877) (Blog 437)

The application for Nathaniel H Shackford’s headstone reads:

N H Shackford Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1861-1904Shackford N H
Pvt Co B Regt 21
Mass Infy
City or Town Fitchburg
County and State Worcester Mass
Date of death Mch 14-1877
by Sheldon & Sons
Contract dated July 8-1887

Nathaniel’s military record shows he enlisted in the 28th Regiment, Massachusetts, Infantry Co B in Worcester, Massachusetts on Oct 9, 1861, mustered in the military on 12/13/1861 and was discharged for disability on 1/20/1862.  We believe he lied about his age stating he was 41 when he was actually 60 years old which made it difficult to place him amid the Shackford family tree due to the age discrepancy.

Nathaniel, the son of Theodore and Dorothy (Kimball) Shackford was born July 22, 1801 in Chester, New Hampshire and married Abigail Bailey in Pembroke on Feb 20, 1823.  He’s mentioned in his father’s will which was written in 1837 and is found in the 1850 census with wife Abigail and children Mary (22), Charlotte (15), Charles H (11), and Ellen (7).

We suspect the marriage with Abigail ended before 1855 as we find Nathaniel living alone in Fitchburg, Massachusetts in 1855 and find Abby Shackford living with some of her children in Pembroke in 1860 where she is working as a boarding housekeeper.  Also by 1858, Nathaniel is pursuing custody of his son Albert Eugene Shackford from his wife Emeline Shackford in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Nathaniel and Emeline must have worked things out as they are found together in the 1860 and 1865, and 1870 censuses and had two other children Elmer Ellsworth Shackford born in 1862 and Charles Hiram Shackford born in 1867.  They lived at multiple other residences – 46 Blossom St, Laurel St, 9 Mill St, 10 Mill St, and 7 Newton Place before Nathaniel died in Fitchburg on March 14, 1877 at the age of 75.  He was buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Nathaniel’s wife Emeline filed for a widow’s pension on Feb 28, 1885.  She lived in Fitchburg and Leominister where she died on Nov 7, 1895.

Children

(with Abigail Bailey)

Mary Bailey Shackford (1827-1904) – married Charles Runlett Emerson

Leonard Shackford (1830-1899) – policeman in Cambridge, Mass., married Lydia L Gove

Betsy Shackford (1831-1832)

Theodore Bailey Shackford (1833-1907) – omnibus conductor in Cambridge, married Melvina Grant, Almira, and Sarah Jane Hooper

Charlotte Jane Shackford (1834-1887) – married Nathaniel Chapman

Charles Henry Shackford (1838-1911) – Teamster, Boston, married Minerva E Dow

Ellen Shackford (1843-1926) – married John Gilman Bartlett

(with Emeline E (Lovering) Bliss)

Albert Eugene Shackford (1857-1905) – moved to Rutland, Vermont, worked in a mill, toy factory, life insurance agent, married Betsey Jane Sparks

Elmer Ellsworth Shackford (1862-1938) – train conductor, railroad manager.  Moved to Texas, Louisiana, Ohio, and Indiana.  Married Elmira Isabelle (Holman) Shackford, his brother’s widow

Charles Hiram Shackford (1867-1887) – married Elmira Isabelle Shackford, died of typhoid fever age 19

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:

1850 United States Federal Census, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Allenstown, page number crossed out, dwelling 474, family 479, Nathaniel Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 27 November 2013).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Worchester County, population schedule, Fitchburg, page 2, dwellng 25, family 34, Nathaniel Shackford in household of L P Newell; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 June 2015).

1860 United States Federal Census, Middlesex, Massachusetts, population schedule, Groton, Page 70, Dwelling 541, Family 541, Nathaniel Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 August 2013).

1865 Massachusetts State Census, Fitchburg, Worcester, population schedule, , Dwelling 350, Family 413, N H Shackford; digital image, Family Search (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 17 June 2013).

1870 United States Census, Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, population schedule, , Page No 119, Dwelling 769, Family 1036, Nathaniel Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 17 June 2013).

28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B (http://www.28thmasscob.org : accessed Nathaniel Shackford),

Carter N. F., Rev, History of Pembroke, N. H. 1730-1895: In Two Volumes, Vol. II.-Genealogical (Concord, N. H.: Republican Press Association, 1895), page 295; digital images, Hathi Trust (http://babel.hathitrust.org/ : accessed 17 March 2016

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, County Probate Records, 1660-1973, Theodore Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org (: accessed 24 February 2014); Merrimack, Probate Records 1839-1875 vol 16, page 219-220 (Image 114).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920, , Nathaniel Shackford m Abigail Bayley, 20 February 1823; database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 July 2013).

“U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 August 2013), Emeline Shackford widow of Nathaniel Shackford.

“U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 May 2013), Nathaniel Shackford, 28th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry; citing M544 roll 36.

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On Veteran’s Day We Recognize 77 Shackford’s Who Served in the Military (Blog 384)

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US Department of Veteran’s Affairs – History of Veteran’s Day

We know of seventy seven SHACKFORD descendants of the immigrant William Shackford who served in the military. We’d love to hear about any details of the military service of these or other Shackford veterans who may be missing from this list.  (Note: We do not write about living Shackfords unless they give permission or comment directly on the WEB page)

ABNER R SHACKFORD  (1827-1900) – 11th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Co K

ALONZO C SHACKFORD (1879-1947) – 23rd Infantry in China, 1916, WWI, Pvt 24th Infantry, Sgt QMC 328th, at Fort Riley, Kansas in 1920

BARTLETT CHAUNCY SHACKFORD (1895-1984) – Naval Reserve 1937, served Dec 17, 1941 to March 19, 1946 – gravestone says also served in WWI

CARY RICHARD SHACKFORD (1941-2017) – per his obituary, he was an US Army Veteran, discharged in 1965

CHARLES ALBERT SHACKFORD (1848-1903) – 61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, survived Andersonville Prison Camp

CHARLES AUGUSTUS SHACKFORD (1922-2013) – son of Charles Augustus Shackford and Alice May Short enlisted at age 19 in Boston, Mass on June 27, 1942.

CHARLES BEACHAM SHACKFORD (1892-1939) – WWI, 151 Depot Brigade

CHARLES E SHACKFORD (1844-1897) – 17th Regiment, Maine Infantry

CHARLES FREDERICK SHACKFORD (1883-1965) – 2nd Lt, Fifteenth Regiment Infantry Regiment, commissioned July 22, 1919

CHARLES J SHACKFORD (1834-1894) – Sixth Regiment Infantry Co D, Lowell, April 7, 1857

CHARLES LEE SHACKFORD (1919-2006) – son of Charles Lee Shackford and Katherine Howard Gay enlisted on 31 August 1943 at age 24.  He served in Europe in the 16th Armored Division, was transferred to the 1st Infantry Division, saw duty in Bamberg, Hammelburg and Deggendorf.  He has living children.

CHAUNCEY SHACKFORD (1877-1964) – Spanish American War, Naval Aide under President Roosevelt, WWI Navy Cross Recipient, WWII, retired Naval Captain

CLARA LINCOLN SHACKFORD (1873-1958) – Red Cross Nurse – served France during WWI

CLYDE ERWIN SHACKFORD (1914-1992) – son of Foye Clayson Shackford and Emily Julia Hill enlisted at age 28 on June 30, 1943. He has living children.

DANIEL ROBERT SHACKFORD (1882-1926) – served on the crew of U. S. S. Louisiana 1907

DAVID SHACKFORD (1826-1862)- 8th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

EBEN LINCOLN SHACKFORD – (1842-1908) 1st Regiment, Maine Calvary Civil War

EDWARD SHACKFORD (1834-????) – 140th Regiment, New York Infantry

ELBRIDGE GARLAND SHACKFORD (1820-1893) – on 1850 rolls of Massachusetts Militia

FRANK ARTHUR SHACKFORD (1868-1935) – Enlisted April 29, 1898, served in Spanish American War

GEORGE CROSBY SHACKFORD (1903-1998) – civilian in the Army Corps of Engineers at Oak Ridge TN.  Has living children.

GILMAN SHACKFORD (1828-1864) – 8th Regiment, Maine Infantry, died of wounds, buried at Arlington, Civil War

GRANVILLE SHACKFORD (1840-1916) – Corp of Engineers (Regular Army)

HENRY FRANCIS SHACKFORD (1928-2006) – son of Henry David Shackford and Frances Riley enlisted at age 17 at Fort Banks, Boston, Massachusetts on Feb 7, 1946.

HIRAM SHACKFORD (1829-1892) – 1st Regiment, New Hampshire Heavy Artillery, Civil War

HORATIO H SHACKFORD (1834-1901) – 18th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Civil War

JAMES ATKINS SHACKFORD (1912-1957), son of John Walter Shackford and Love Branner Atkins enlisted at the age of 30 on January 17, 1942.  From his obituary we know that he served as a chaplain and then as editor-in-chief in the Army’s Atlanta headquarters., WWII

JOANNE SHACKFORD PARKES (living) – served 26 years in the USAF retiring in 2006 as a LtCol.  Served as a Medical Support Squadron Commander in Japan and Korea

JOHN SHACKFORD (abt 1678-1738) – Served in 1708 in Her Majesty’s Fort William and Mary in the Province of New Hampshire

JOHN SHACKFORD (abt 1698-1786) – Served in Expedition against the French Forts in 1755

JOHN SHACKFORD (1753-1840) – enlisted July 17, 1775.   When John Shackford died in Eastport, Maine, the New York Spectator published his obituary stating that he was a “soldier of the revolution, accompanied Arnold in his expedition to Quebec”, and was taken prisoner in that city.  It also said that his “discharge from the Army bore the signature of Washington and he treasured it as a precious relic.”

JOHN DOWNING SHACKFORD (1795-1844) – Served under Capt Jacob Dearborn in 1814

JOHN E SHACKFORD (1825-1873) – 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry, Civil War

JOHN TYLER SHACKFORD (1841-1910) – 44th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Civil War

JOSEPH AARON SHACKFORD (1919-2003) – son of Jessie Elmer Shackford and Pauline Hurd. enlisted at age 22 in Manchester, New Hampshire on April 2, 1941., WWII

JOSHUA C SHACKFORD (1840-1917) – US Navy – served aboard USS Iroquois

JOSIAH SHACKFORD (1747-1829)  – Josiah served as a 3rd Lieutenant on the “Raleigh” in 1776.

LESLIE THEODORE SHACKFORD (1913-1968) – son of Edwin Augusta Shackford and Bessie Littlefield enlisted at age of 28 in Manchester, NH on Jan 27, 1942. WWII

LESTER BORDON SHACKFORD (1893-1971) – he enlisted May 27, 1919, per gravestone served as Hospital Sgt, US Army, WWI

LEVI SHACKFORD (1766-1833) – Kilby’s Eastport and Passamaquoddy: A Collection of Historical and Background Sketches states that Levi who was a brother of John, was wounded at the Battle of Bunker Hill, however, we can not find any other documentation of this and based on Levi’s death record he was 67 when he died in 1833 and therefore would have been about eight years old when the battle of Bunker Hill occurred.

LOREN BROUGHTON SHACKFORD (1920-1984) – Enlisted May 27, 1942, served aboard the U.S.S. Salamonie

MOSES AUSTIN CARTLAND SHACKFORD (1873-1944) – served Aug 1900 at Fort Douglas, Utah

NATHANIEL H SHACKFORD (1801-1877) – 28th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

NATHANIEL SHACKFORD (1826-1920) – 12th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry

NATHANIEL SHACKFORD  (1836-1899) – 6th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

OTIS HENRY SHACKFORD – 60th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

PAUL SHACKFORD (1702-1786) – A Miss Maria Louise Grouard references Paul Shackford in her Daughters of the American Revolution application stating that “Paul Shackford, who had served in the early wars, was a patriot of the Revolution. He was born in Portsmouth, N.H.; died in 1787 in Newburyport, Mass.”  The Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War states that he was a Private in Capt Tobias Lord’s Co, marching Jan 29, 1776 and that he served for 9 months and 28 days defending the seacoast at Falmouth.

PAUL SHACKFORD (abt 1720-????) – served 1755-1760 in French-Indian War

PAUL SHACKFORD (abt 1750-abt 1840) -Appears with rank of Private on Muster and Pay Roll of Capt Tobias Lords York Co

RICHARD LEWIS SHACKFORD (1914-1974) – son of Irwin Lewis Shackford and Annette Mabel Parsons enlisted at age 27 in Springfield, Mass on August 7, 1942. WWII

RICHMOND IRVING SHACKFORD (1925-1997), son of Richmond I Shackford and Josephine E Severance enlisted at age 18 on January 13, 1944. WWII

ROBERT LEWELLYN SHACKFORD (1926-2010) – served about 1945 in Navy Seabees, also the USAF Reserves, WWII

ROBERT SMITH SHACKFORD (1916-2008) – son of Robert Smith Shackford and Carolyn Hildegard Payne enlisted at age 26 in Los Angeles, California on April 10, 1943, WWII

ROBERT WALTON SHACKFORD (1918-1987) – World War II Ace, a VF-2 F6F pilot, buried at Fort Rosencrans National Cemetery, San Diego

ROLAND ALFRED SHACKFORD (1901-1961) – enlisted Nov 9, 1919, stationed in Niedermendig, Germany

SAMUEL SHACKFORD (1728-1812) – Mrs Martha Shackford Meserve Jordan references Samuel Shackford in her Daughters of the American Revolution application stating that he served in the Burgoyne and Rhode Island Campaigns.  Also John Shackford Meserve mentions that he served in Langdon’s New Hampshire Light Horse Volunteers. His service is also documented in the American Series of Popular Biographies. We also know that on April 12, 1776, he signed the Declaration by the Inhabitants of New Hampshire.

SAMUEL SHACKFORD (1761-1844) – Samuel Shackford of Sanford received a pension for his service in the Revolutionary War and is listed in the June 1, 1840 York County list of Pensioners where he is recorded as living with his son Christopher Shackford. His gravestone is visible at FindAGrave, Memorial# 41683165.

SAMUEL SHACKFORD (1840-1909) – 1st Regiment1840-19 California Calvary

SAMUEL ADAMS SHACKFORD (1810-1864) – Commissioned by Gov. Edward Everett brigade inspector, First Brigade, Fourth Division, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia

SAMUEL BURNHAM SHACKFORD (1888-1949) – enlisted in Pennsylvania on May 18, 1917, WWI

SAMUEL GARLAND SHACKFORD (1818-1885) – 8th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Company G, Civil War

SETH RING SHACKFORD (1754-1777) – Private Seth Ring Shackford was killed in action at Saratoga on October 7, 1777. American Revolution

SILAS THAYER SHACKFORD (1843-1880)- 44th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Civil War

SUMNER SHACKFORD (1737-????) – served 1756 on Capt. Beniah Youngs’ Company on the late Crown Point Expedition

THEODORE SHACKFORD (1842-1920)- 5th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Civil War

THOMAS LEON SHACKFORD (1892-1959) – enlisted in Marine Corp May 27, 1917, commissioned Dec 16, 1918, discharged about Jan 20, 1920, has living children

WALTER EMORY SHACKFORD (1847-1865) – 5th Regiment, Virginia Calvary.  Mortally wounded April 1, 1865 at Five Forks, Virginia

WALTER HAROLD SHACKFORD (1874-1937) – served in US Army 1894-1897

WILLIAM SHACKFORD (abt 1641-1720) – soldier in the militia, called Captain, fought Indians at Breakfast Hill

WILLIAM SHACKFORD (1706-1773) – Invasion of Canda 1746, Capt at Fort Drumner 1750

WILLIAM SHACKFORD (1753-????) – Private Wm Shackford marched with Capt Moses Nowell (Newell?) from Newburyport, April 19, 1775 against the British troops.  The Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War also documents that he served in Capt Ezra Lunt’s company, Col Moses Litttle’s regiment.

WILLIAM SHACKFORD (1830-1900) – Served 1864-1865 aboard USS Home, Nahant,

WILLIAM SHACKFORD (1834-1887)- 4th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

WILLIAM BROWN SHACKFORD (1812-1866) – 1st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

WILLIAM GARDNER SHACKFORD (1840-1907) – US Navy 1864, Acting Ensign aboard USS Savanah and  USS Maumee

WILLIAM WALLACE SHACKFORD (1826-1902) – 15th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry

WILLIAM WALLACE SHACKFORD (1897-1973) – Georgia Sgt US Army World War I

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!

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