My DNA Matches Eight Shackford Descendents – will other Shackford Descendents Test to Increase the Knowledge of Shackford Ancestors? (Blog 487)

About a year ago I took an Ancestry DNA test and had 68 Shared Ancestor Hints and 667 4th cousins or closer and was in 8 DNA Circles.  DNA Story Ancestry JoanneIn one year, these numbers have increased significantly! As of Jan 1, 2019, I have 94 Shared Ancestor Hints and 972 4th cousins or closer, and 13 DNA Circles.  I’ve corresponded with many of  the descendents of my shared Ancestors and shared the information I’ve gathered about these shared ancestors.  In some cases, folks have graciously shared copies of photos and newspaper articles that they have inherited about these shared ancestors.

In the past month I’ve focused on my shared SHACKFORD ancestors who I found by clicking on the 972 4th cousins or closer box, then entering Shackford into the Search Matches box, then researching their shared matches.  I wrote to those who have private family trees — some responded, others didn’t and also reviewed and flushed out some the trees of those with whom I share DNA until I found the shared ancestor.

Here’s the DNA connections with seven different Shackford descendents that I found (names deleted to keep their privacy).   I thank them for sharing their DNA with Ancestry or Family Tree DNA and for corresponding with me as we jointly tried to find the ancestral links.

My hope is that over time, these individuals and or other Shackford descendents will share their DNA with My Heritage, FamilyTree DNA, or GEDMATCH so that we can determine which chromosomes are shared amid Shackford ancestors and jointly learn more about this family history.

My DNA Matches

1. 2018 Dec 30, XXXX XXXXX 2,468 centimorgans shared across 63 DNA segments, MY SISTER

2. 2018 Dec 30, XXXXX XXXXX, FTDNA match of 50 cm, 10 cm longest segment WILLIAM SHACKFORD & MERCY ROSE via daughter Emeline Shackford m Peter Cushing [my ancestor WILLIAM BROWN SHACKFORD] FOURTH COUSIN (Larger DNA matches on chromosomes 3, 13, and 21)

3. 2018 Dec 20, XXXXX XXXX, 30.0 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segment SAMUEL SHACKFORD & MARY COOMBS via daughter Susannah Shackford m Joseph Connick, [my ancestor LEVI SHACKFORD], SIXTH COUSIN

4. 2018 Dec 21, XXXX XXXX, 19.5 centimorgans shared across 2 DNA segments, SAMUEL SHACKFORD & MARY COOMBS via daughter Susannah Shackford m Joseph Connick [my ancestor LEVI SHACKFORD], SIXTH COUSIN ONCE REMOVED

5. 2018 Dec 21, XXXXXX, 11.0 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segment, SAMUEL SHACKFORD m MARY COOMBS via daughter Susannah Shackford m Joseph Connick to William Shackford Connick, [my ancestor LEVI SHACKFORD] SIXTH COUSIN

6. 2018 Jul 28, xxxxxxxx, 6.1 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segment, JOSHUA SHACKFORD & ELIZABETH BARNES via son Paul Shackford [my ancestor SAMUEL SHACKFORD]l, SEVENTH COUSIN TWICE REMOVED, no shared matches [Note:  this is a very small DNA match so still verifying

7. 2018 Dec 20,  xxxxxx xxxxx xxxxx, 12.0 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segment, includes George Franklin Shackford, match at WILLIAM SHACKFORD and DEBORAH TRICKEY via Samuel Shackford [my ancestor JOSHUA SHACKFORD], 8th COUSIN

8. 2018 Dec 21, xxxxx xxxxx, 9.1 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segment, WILLIAM SHACKFORD m DEBORAH TRICKEY via daughter Mary Shackford m Henry Nutter, [my ancestor JOSHUA SHACKFORD], EIGHTH COUSIN ONCE REMOVED

I’m hoping this blog might encourage other Shackford descendents to test their DNA.  I’d be glad to help others flush out their trees in these tools to maximize the matches.

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!

Copyright 2019 Joanne Shackford Parkes  (sharing a link to this post is appreciated but please do not copy this material and paste it elsewhere)

 

 

Samuel Shackford (1761-1844) of Wells, Maine, Revolutionary War Pensioner (Blog 475)

Samuel Shackford, the son of Paul and Eunice (Day) Shackford was born on July 24, 1761 in Wells, Maine.  He was only 18 on June 6, 1780 when he served for eight months with the men mustered by Nathaniel Wells to defend the eastern part of Massachusetts. After the completion of his enlistment, he returned to Wells where he married Sarah Whittum on March 4, 1784.  He later moved to Sanford, Maine where he worked as a farmer.  Samuel remained in Sanford where he married Eunice Day on November 15, 1787 and Charity Cousins on November 18, 1805.

In response to the Revolutionary War Act of June 7, 1832, Samuel gave the following testimony documenting his service:

Samuel Shackford Page_4_Revolutionary_War_Pension_and_BountyLand_Warrant_Application_Files

Maine District of
Special District Court of the U States
Kennebunk August 7 1832

On this seventh day of August aforesaid personally appeared
in open Court before the District Judge

Samuel Shackford a resident of Sanford in the
county of York, and state of Maine aged seventy one
years, who being first duly sworn according to law doth
on his oath make the following declaration in order
to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed-
June 7th 1832.
That he served as herein stated.
I enlisted at Wells (now Kennebunk) in the state
Maine, in April 1780 in Capt Daniel Clarks company
for the term of eight months – we marched to Portland
in the same state, where we were principally employed
in erecting works of defense during the full period of
my enlistment or until some time in December of
that year, when we were dismissed and returned home
There were five companies in the corps to which I
belonged and were commanded by Col Prime of York –
Nathan Lord of Berwick, I think was Adjutant, and
Gen Wardsmoth commanded at Portland during said
time. I was born in Wells in the year 1761 and have
resided now about forty years in Sanford, in this state
adjoining to Wells. I enlisted and served voluntarily
as above stated. I have no other record of my age except
that which my father kept in the great Bible I now have.
All my neighbors can state my general character for that
Mr David Day resides near me, and also Mr Samuel Cole
and Mr David Clark, and others who are respectable.

He hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity
except the present, and declares that his name is note on the
pension role of the agency of any state Samuel Shackford (signed)
sworn to and subscribed this day and your aforesaid.
Before
Arthur Wise U.S. Judge for the
District of Maine
Know the said Court do hereby declare their opinion that
the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and
served in the states.

Samuel’s testimony did not mention the name of his father but does refer to his father’s Bible which he now has in his possession.  We assume it’s the same Bible which was referred to as “Bible per Granville Shackford” (his grandson) in Samuel Burnham Shackford’s Shackford Genealogy manuscript which is the only source we’ve found for Samuel’s parents, Samuel’s birth date, and a list of his children.  Hoping the Bible is saved somewhere or at least a transcription of those pages are within the Samuel Collection. (There were boxes and boxes of material and I only had 6 hours to review the materials — hoping to be back someday.)

Samuel is listed in the 1840 census as a pensioner and received his final pension payment in the third quarter of 1844.  He died on 9 Sept 1844 and is buried on Mouse Lane in Sanford, Maine. In 2009 I corresponded with a wonderful gentleman who described how to find the gravestone, shared that Samuel’s gravestone was worn and damaged to the point that it was unreadable but he was making sure a flag was placed on Samuel’s grave.

CHILDREN:

Andrew Shackford  (1795-1858) – married his cousin Hannah Shackford

Sarah Shackford (1789-????)

Robert Shackford  (1793-????)

Eunice Shackford (1806-1822)

Christopher Shackford (1809-1870) – married Mehitable Maddox and Louisa Hill

Susan Shackford (1811-1883) – married John Thompson

Bethia Shackford (1813-1815)

Lusanna Shackford (1821-1870) – married Freeman Goodwin

[Samuel is my first cousin six times removed with a shared relative Joshua Shackford and Elizabeth Barnes]

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:

Emery Edwin, William Morell Emery, The History of Sanford, Maine. 1661-1900.(Fall River, Mass: William Morell Emery, 1901), page 83; digital images, Google eBook(http://www.books.google : accessed 21 October 2013.

“Index to Final Pension Payment Vouchers, compiled 1818 – 1864,” digital images, Fold3(https://www.fold3.com : accessed 8 July 2017), Samuel Shackford

Maine Society Sons of the American Revolution MESSAR(http://www.messar.org/patriots.html : accessed 5 January 2014), .

“Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files,” digital images, Fold3(http://www.fold3.com : accessed 2 July 2018), Samuel Shackford.

Secretary of the Commonwealth, Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. A Compilation From the Archives(Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co, 1906), page 2; digital images, Mocavo(www.mocavo.com : accessed 15 February 2014.

“Shackford Genealogy Manuscript,” 13 October 1925; typed manuscript, SG SHA 5; Shackford collection. [manuscript] by Samuel Burnham Shackford, Shackford collection. [manuscript] SG SHA 5; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

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Wednesday Wedding – Mary Shackford Marries Joshua Chase about Sept 7, 1780 (Blog 318)

Mary Shackford, the daughter of John Shackford and Deborah Seaward was born Sept 15, 1759.   We believe she also went by the name Polly Shackford and is the person to whom Doctor Joshua Chase of Newbury formally announced his intention to marry on September 7, 1780.

Marriage Intention Doct Joshua Chase and Polly Shackford

The announcement reads: “1780 Doct Joshua Chase of Newbury informed of his intention
of marriage with Polly Shackford, of Portsmouth and I posted up their intent. Sept 7, 1780.”

We assume that Dr Joshua Chase and Polly Shackford married but have not yet found a record of the marriage.  We also don’t know if they lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire or Newbury, Massachusetts.  We do know from Paul Shackford’s probate records (he was her grandfather) that Mary died before 29 Jan 1787.  Her son, Joshua Chase who was born about 1782 was listed as a heir in Paul’s probate records.

The book Seven Generations of the Descendants of Aquila and Thomas Chase states that William Plaisted was appointed guardian of Mary’s son Joshua sometime before 1792.  It also states that Mary’s husband Joshua Chase (Joshua’s father) died in Newbury Dec 1802 which leaves us wondering Dr Joshua Chase was not the guardian of Joshua.

CHILDREN:

Joshua Shackford (abt 1782-????) –

 

SOURCES:

Chase John Carroll and George Walter Chamberlain, Seven Generations of the Descendants of Aquila and Thomas Chase (Derry, New Hampshire: Record Publishing Company, 1928), page 80; digital image, FamilySearch.org (https://dcms.lds.org : accessed 10 January 2016

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Doct Joshua Chase, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 January 2016); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records

 

 

Tuesday Tip – Add a Field Called Research Question to Roots Magic! (Blog 317)

I love researching Shackford Family History but have to admit that I’m not a very focused genealogy  researcher.  Many times while searching for a  information about a specific Shackford I’ll come across other semi-related information and will go totally off track in my research efforts.  I might spend hours or even days working on my “off track effort” with the belief that I’ll use that information sometime later for research on that other person. Days later I realize that I didn’t make much forward movement in my original research about a particular Shackford.

While I was recently  Dear Myrt’s Gen Tools Webinars and thinking about the various tools I use for my research, I developed an idea to help me focus.  The discussion about other researchers use of  Word, Evidentia, their genealogy software, and many other tools to help them organize their genealogy research led me to realize that I have the tools to help myself focus.  I recognized that to improve my focus I needed to spend the time to write out the main research question I have for each person I’m researching and focus my research on that particular question.  So I created a new field in RootsMagic called Research Question (see below) and used the Notes section to summarize the facts that help me answer that one key question.

I tested out this new field with Joshua Chase, born about 1782, the son of Joshua Chase and Mary Shackford (daughter of John Shackford and Deborah Seaward, grand daughter of Paul Shackford).  I’ve already searched for his birth record to no avail.  However I was puzzled by a comment in John Carrol Chase’s book about the Descendants of Aquila and Thomas Chase which states that William Plaisted became the guardian of Joshua Chase who was authorized to sell land inherited from Paul Shackford but also infers that Joshua’s father Dr Joshua Chase was still alive.  I found the Essex County Probate Records discussing this land sale but wondered why would a guardian have been appointed if the father is living and why William Plaisted who does not seem to be family member.  So I started with this research question “What document appoints William Plaisted as guardian of Joshua Chase?”

RootsMagic screen Joshua Chase Research Question

Right after I started creating Research Questions in my RootsMagic, Randy Seaver’s January 31, 2016 Best of the Gene-Blogs included a reference to a fabulous article by Harold Henderson on the Board for Certification of Genealogists titled Ten-Minute Methodology: How to Ask Good Research Questions  which states “a specific question is a magical thing. By concentrating our attention we focus on the right person and learn more than we expected about him.”

From this article I learned that I needed to improve my Research Question which now states “What document appoints William Plaisted as guardian of Joshua Chase, born about 1782 in Portsmouth, the son of Dr Joshua Chase and Mary Shackford ?”

And yes – when we concentrated on this one question we learned unexpected things about Joshua resulting in more research questions which we’ll share 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:

Chase John Carroll and George Walter Chamberlain, Seven Generations of the Descendants of Aquila and Thomas Chase (Derry, New Hampshire: Record Publishing Company, 1928), page 80; digital image, FamilySearch.org (https://dcms.lds.org : accessed 10 January 2016

“Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881,” digital images, American Ancestors (http://www.americanancestors.org/databases/essex-county-ma-probate-file-papers-1638-1881 : accessed 30 January 2016), Joshua Chase, minor, Essex County, MA Probate Case File No. 5145.

Henderson, Harold, Guest Author, Ten-Minute Methodology: How to Ask Good Research Questions Board for Certification of Genealogists Springboard, http://bcgcertification.org/blog/2016/01/ten-minute-methodology-how-to-ask-good-research-questions/

Seaver, Randy, Best of the Genea-Blogs – 24 to 30 January 2016, Genea-Musings, http://www.geneamusings.com/2016/01/best-of-genea-blogs-24-to-30-january.html

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)

Treasure Chest Thursday – Probate Abstract — John Shackford (1725-1764), son of Paul and Rebecca (Hudson) Shackford (Blog 316)

We know that John Shackford, the son of Paul and Rebecca (Hudson) Shackford was born September 16, 1735 in Newbury, Massachusetts and that he married Deborah Seaward on Dec 19, 1758  at the Queens Church in Portsmouth.  We believe she was the daughter of Giles and Mary (Hodgdon) Seaward and was his first cousin once removed.

John’s probate records tell us he was a mariner and we believe but have not yet proven that he was the captain of the:

Brig Tortuga which sailed to Antigua from Piscataway on 24 July 1760

Brig Brotherhood which sailed from Piscataqua to Barbados on 15 Jan 176, arrived there 10 April 1761, and returned to Portsmouth on 3 May 1761

Ship Nevin from Piscataqua to Barbados on 16 Feb 1764 and the

Brig Amherst from Piscataqua to Barbados on 5 Mar 1762, returning on 1 Jul 1762, leaving Portsmouth to Virginia on 10 Dec 1762, leaving Virginia for Piscataqua  on 12 May 1763, and from Picataaqua to the West Indies on 8 Sept 1763

John’s father Paul’s 1787 probate records list’s two of his children and then lists the Heirs of John Shackford which verifies that he died before his father – we have not found any direct sources but have old notes from a Shackford descendant of his line that tell us that he died on Nov 2, 1764 aboard a ship while traveling from London to Boston.  The timing of his probate record (1765) confirms that his death date was probably around this time.

John left Deborah with either two or three very young children who were listed as heirs of his father’s estate:

Mary Shackford (1759-bef 1787) m. Joshua Chase – son Joshua Chase is mentioned in Paul’s probate records

John Shackford (1761-1800) m Amelia Moore – John is mentioned in his father’s estate

poss Deborah Shackford – there is a Deborah listed as a heir in Paul’s estate – just not sure if it is another child or John’s wife.

We do not know when John’s wife Deborah died or if she remarried but believe she was alive in May 1800 as she is mentioned in her son’s obituary as “his venerable, widowed mother, already fainting beneath trials peculiarly fevere, needs every confolation to ftrengthen dying fortitude”  Deborah’s death date is listed as either 8 Jun 1808 or 14 May 1811 in Rosemary Melville’s From Trickey to Thorpe: a History of the Trickey, Shackfords, Sewards, Calalahan’s publication but no source is noted.

PROBATE ABSTRACT FOR

JOHN SHACKFORD 1765 PORTSMOUTH

Probate record abstract John Shackford Hammond Otis S., Editor, Director of the New Hampshire Historical Society, Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Volume 8 (1940), page 181[Administration on the estate of John Shackford of Portsmouth, mariner, granted to his widow Deborah Shackford, June 18, 1765.]
[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 460]
[Bond of Deborah Shackford, with Giles Seaward and John
Bartlett, mariners, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of
L500, June 18, 1765, for the administration of the estate;
witnesses, Samuel Marshall, William Parker.]
[Warrant, June 18, 1765, authorizing Samuel Penhallow and
William Knight, both of Portsmouth, merchants, to appraise
the estate.]
[Inventory, Oct 22, 1765; amount, L229, 9.6; signed by
Samuel Penhallow and William Knight.]

We are thankful that Mr Otis Hammond summarized this probate record and are hoping to find and share the original on a future trip to Portsmouth!

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:

Melville Rosemary, From Trickey to Thorpe: a History of the Trickey, Shackfords, Seawards, Callahans (about 1993), page 77; digital image, FamilySearch.org (http://familysearch.org : accessed 20 January 2016.

Hardon Henry W, Newington, New Hampshire Families in the Eighteenth Century (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc, 1991), page 164

Dolliver Louise Pearsons Historian General, Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume XXIII. 22001-23000 1898 (Washington, D.C.: 1907), page 313; digital images, Google Books (http://books.general.com : accessed 4 July 2014.

Hammond Otis S., Editor, Director of the New Hampshire Historical Society, Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Volume 8 (1940), page 181; digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/catalog/search : accessed 24 January 2016.

Hammond Priscilla, Vital records from the Parish register of Queen’s Chapel Portsmouth, New Hampshire (Concord, New Hampshire: n.p., 1943), page unknown

Massachusetts “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 29 March 2015), John Shackford b 16 Sep 1735

“New Hampshire Gazette: Newspaper Abstracts, 1756-1769,” database, New England Historical Genealogical Society (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 21 January 2016), Capt Shackford; New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 10 April 1761, p. 2, col. 1..

“New Hampshire Gazette: Newspaper Abstracts, 1756-1769,” database, New England Historical Genealogical Society (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 21 January 2016), Capt John Shackford; New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 16 January 1761, p. 2, col. 2..

“New Hampshire Gazette: Newspaper Abstracts, 1756-1769,” database, New England Historical Genealogical Society (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 21 January 206), Capt John Shackford; New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 25 July 1760, p. 3, col. 2

“New Hampshire Gazette: Newspaper Abstracts, 1756-1769,” database, New England Historical Genealogical Society (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 21 January 2016), Capt John Shackford; New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 5 March 1762, p. 1, col. 3..

“New Hampshire Gazette: Newspaper Abstracts, 1756-1769,” database, New England Historical Genealogical Society (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 21 January 2016), Capt John Shackford; New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 8 May 1761, pp. 1, 2, cols. 3, 1..

“New Hampshire Gazette: Newspaper Abstracts, 1756-1769,” database, New England Historical Genealogical Society (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 21 January 2016), Capt Shackford; New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 17 February 1764, p. 1, col. 3..

“New Hampshire Gazette: Newspaper Abstracts, 1756-1769,” database, New England Historical Genealogical Society (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 21 January 2016), Capt John Shackford; New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 10 December 1762, p. 2, col. 1..

“New Hampshire Gazette: Newspaper Abstracts, 1756-1769,” database, New England Historical Genealogical Society (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 21 January 2016), Capt John Shackford; New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 13 May 1763, p. 3, col. 2..

Vital Records of Newbury Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 Volume I.-Births (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1911), page 472; digital images, Essex County Ma (http://essexcountyma.net/ : accessed 12 July 2014

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Military Monday – Miss Maria Louise Grouard References Paul Shackford’s Service as Basis of Her Daughters of the American Revolution Application (Blog 315)

While researching Paul Shackford, we discovered that one of his descendants, Maria Louise Grouard, the daughter of John Hanson and Amelia Moore (Shackford) Grouard had applied for and been accepted for membership into the National Society of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution based on Paul’s service in the early wars and listed him as a patriot of the Revolution. Our independent research has shown that at the age of 55, Paul was under the Command of Capt Richard Greenleaf’s Fifth Company of the Militia in the Town of Newbury, a unit which was responsible for readiness to respond to service within the limits of the town.  We also believe that he is the Paul appointed from March 22 1771 to March 12, 1779 as the keeper of the powder and ammunition.

We wondered what interested Maria in her family history and learned that her father died when she was only 12 so she spent her teen years with with her mother Ameilia Moore (Shackford)  Grouard and possibly heard stories about her ancestry from her uncle William Moore Shackford.  Her interest in history is reflected by her 1904 membership in the the American Historical Association while she was employed at the Briarcliff School.  We appreciate Maria’s application to this organization as we’re confident she must have submitted proof of her lineage and Paul’s service to be accepted. We’d researched how we could obtain a copy of her DAR application but learned that while we could cite the information gathered, we could not share it in our blog so for now we’ll work to independently collaborate Maria’s research.  We’d also love to know if Maria did her genealogy research herself, if she participated in local DAR meetings, what motivated her to apply to be a DAR member, and most importantly if she left copies of her research with any family members or a local library.

Here’s how the Lineage book of members accepted in 1898 which was published in 1915 documented Maria’s ancestry:

DAR Application Miss Maria Louise Grouard Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume XXIII. 22001-23000 1898 (Washington, D.C. 1907), page 313

MISS MISS MARIA LOUISE GROUARD. 22899
Born in Allegheny, Pennslyvania.
Descendent of Paul Shackford, Capt. Ephraim Dennet and
Jonathan Dennett, of New Hampshire.
Daughter of John Hanson Grouard, M. D., and Amelia Moore Shack-
ford, his wife
Granddaughter of Ephraim Grouard and Maria Corson, his wife;
Capt. Samuel Shackford and Sarah Cottle, his wife.
Gr.-granddaughter of Edmund M. Grouard and Susannah Dennet,
his wife; John Shackford and Amelia Moore, his wife.
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Jeremiah Dennet and Susanna Peverly,
his wife; John Shackford and Deborah Seaward, his wife.
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Ephraim Dennet and Lydia Water-
house, his wife, m. 1751; Paul Shackford and Rebecca Hudson, his
wife, m. 1727.
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.. 22899
Born in Allegheny, Pennslyvania.
Descendent of Paul Shackford, Capt. Ephraim Dennet and
Jonathan Dennett, of New Hampshire.
Daughter of John Hanson Grouard, M. D., and Amelia Moore Shack-
ford, his wife
Granddaughter of Ephraim Grouard and Maria Corson, his wife;
Capt. Samuel Shackford and Sarah Cottle, his wife.
Gr.-granddaughter of Edmund M. Grouard and Susannah Dennet,
his wife; John Shackford and Amelia Moore, his wife.
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Jeremiah Dennet and Susanna Peverly,
his wife; John Shackford and Deborah Seaward, his wife.
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Ephraim Dennet and Lydia Water-
house, his wife, m. 1751; Paul Shackford and Rebecca Hudson, his
wife, m. 1727.
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.

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:

American Historical Association Officers Committees Act of Incorporation Constitution List of Members February 1904 (n.d.), page 34; digital image, Google Book (https://books.google.com : accessed 25 January 2016.

Currier John J, History of Newbury, Mass. 1635-1902 (Boston: Damrell & Upham, 1902), page 568-570; digital images, HathiTrust (http://babel.hathitrust.org/ : accessed 6 January 2016

Dolliver Louise Pearsons Historian General, Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume XXIII. 22001-23000 1898 (Washington, D.C.: 1907), page 313; digital images, Google Books (http://books.general.com : accessed 4 July 2014.

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

Treasure Chest Thursday – Deborah Currier’s Will – Probably Deborah Shackford son of Paul Shackford (Blog 314)

We know that Paul and Rebecca (Hudson) Shackford had a daughter Deborah who was born on May 24, 1731 in Newbury and was listed as Paul’s heir as Deborah Currier in his January 1787 probate record.

We can’t find a marriage record or death record for Deborah Shackford but with the help of Bonnie, another Shackford researcher, we’ve both come to the belief that the Deborah Currier whose will dated 7 Sep 1799 and is found in probate records dated 23 April 1801 is most likely the same person.

From the will we learn, that :

  1. Deborah was married to Caleb Currier who is deceased (probably the same Caleb wrote a will dated March 22, 1784 and died on April 3, 1784 leaving his estate to his wife Deborah and mentions three sons William, Caleb, and Thomas, from a previous marriage).
  2. Deborah’s husband Caleb Currier had a son named William and a grandson named Caleb.
  3. Deborah was first married to a Mr Libbey and had a son named John Libbey who moved to Newburyport and a daughter Mary who married a John Mushaway.  [he was her second husband as she had married Samuel Lamson in 1774]
  4. Deborah had four grandchildren living at the time the will was written: Catherine [Lamson] Currier and Rebecca Mushaway daughters of her daughter Mary and  Hannah Libbey, and Rebecca Libbey, daughters of John Libbey.
  5. Deborah knew Nathaniel Folsom to whom she loaned money and Jeremiah Libbey, Margery, Ward, and William Walker who signed her will.

We’ll keep looking for source information that helps support our believe that Deborah Shackford married Mr Libbey then Caleb Currier.

                      Deborah (probably Shackford) Libbey Currier’s Will

Probate Record Deborah Shackford Libbey Currier Image 789 Will page 1 - for blogI Deborah Currier of Portsmouth in the County of Rockingham and State of New Hampshire, Widow Do make this my last Will & Testament viz
I give unto William Currier (son of my late husband William Currier deceased) one feather bed – I also give unto Caleb Currier grandson of my said husband Caleb one
Desk. The said bed & desk being formerly my said husband Caleb Currier’s Property.
I give devise & bequeath unto my son Jno Libbey now of Newburyport two thirds of the Money due or which may be due to me from Mr Nathaniel Folsom on his note of hand or of any other money due to me or which may be due at the time of my decease. I also give unto my said son John Libbey one feather bed being the
one I purchased anew tick or covering for; & also six birch Chairs
I give devise & bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Massurey (wife of Mr John Massurey) [believe this is actually Mushaway based on a review of the rest of the probate records, jsp] of Portsmouth the other third part of the money due or which will be due me from Mr Nathl Folsom for the note aforesaid at the time of my decease
I also give unto my said Daughter Mary one feather bed – I give devise & bequeath unto Hannah Libbey Daughter of my son John Libbey my silk gown – I also give devise & bequeath unto Deborah Libbey Daughter to my said John my gold necklace I also will & direct that all my wearing apparel not before disposed of be equally divided among or between or between my four granddaughtes viz Catherine Currier & Rebecca Massurey children of my before named daughter Mary Massurey and Hannah Libbey & Deborah Libbey children of my said son John Libbey & my said Daughter Mary Massurey & to their heirs & assigns they equally paying my funeral charges & expenses of setting the business of my estate And I hereby appoint my said son John Libbey sole Executor of this my last will & testament. I witness whereof I hereunto after my mark & seal the seventh day of September 1799 Deborah her mark Currier seal
The Mark made & sealed & declared by
Deborah Currier to be her will in presence of us who signed in each others presence
Jeremiah Libbey Margery G Ward Wm Walker Recorded truly WW

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SOURCES:

Massachusetts “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 8 July 2014), Deborah Shackford

New Hampshire, County Probate Estate Files, Deborah Currier Case 6812; “New Hampshire, County Probate Estate Files, 1769-1936,” digital images, Family Search(http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 20 January 2016); >Rockingham>Case no 6749-6845 1800-1801>Image 779-790 of 1230

“New Hampshire, Wills and Probate Records, 1643-1982,” digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 January 2016), Deborah Currier.

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