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 (http-::familysearch.org 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 (http-::familysearch.org - 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.

CHILDREN:

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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SOURCES:

1840 US Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Sanford, Page 151 (stamped), Christopher Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 August 2013).

1850 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Town of Sanford, Page 275 (penned), 138 (stamped), Dwelling 341, Family 355, Christopher Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.com : accessed 12 August 2013).

1860 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Saco, Page No 146, dwelling 1078, family 1083, Christopher Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 October 2013).

Bradbury Charles, History of Kennebunkport, From Its First Discovery by Bartholomew Gossnold, May 14, 1602, to A.D. 1837 (Kennebunk: James K. Remich, 1837), page 273; digital images, Archive.org (https://archive.org : accessed 23 January 2019.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 1 August 2014), Mehitable Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 93426801.

History of York County, Maine: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers (York County (Me): Higginson Book Company, 1880), Page 371; digital images, Google eBooks (http://books.google.com : accessed 12 August 2013.

Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921, Sanford Town Record, Film # 007724810, Image 502 of 797, Christopher Shackford marriage intention Mehitible Maddox, 21 September 1838; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 19 January 2019).

Maine “Maine Marriages, 1771-1907,” database index, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 14 October 2013), Christopher Shackford m. Mehitable Maddox 10 Oct 1838.

(Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980), Family Search, digital images (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2241461 : accessed 24 December 2013), Christopher Shackford, image 1296; Nathan Hill Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980, Sears, Louisa-Sharp, Lee.

“Maine Marriages, 1771-1907,” digital images with index, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 25 January 2019), Christopher Shackford marriage intention Mehitible Maddox; Kennebunk Records of Intention of Marriage Film # 007595725 , page 78, Image 378 of 466.

Shackford collection by Samuel Burnham Shackford; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. #133, Christopher Shackford.

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 (http://books.google.com : accessed 12 August 2013.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Serena (Shackford) Sawyer (1843-1905), daughter of Christopher Shackford of Sanford and Saco, Maine (Blog 464)

Serena Shackford the daughter of Christopher and Mehitable (Maddox) Shackford was born April 6, 1905 in Sanford, Maine and lived with her parents in Sanford, then Saco till sometime after 1860.  Her father died on April 2, 1870 and his will stated she should receive $100 and housing in his home.  It does not appear that she stayed in his home as she was living on her own in 1870 in Saco where she worked in a cotton mill.

Serena married Elbridge L Sawyer on April 8, 1872 and had two children, Charles Elbridge Sawyer and Harry Shackford Sawyer in 1874 and 1877 respectively before Elbridge’s death on June 8, 1878 in South Hadley, Massachusetts of pyemia or sepsis. Serena raised her two young sons at 9 Dyer Street in Saco, Maine where she lived with her step mother Louisa and sister Georgianna and then lived with her son Harry.  She died in Saco, Maine at age 62 of pneumonia on October 18, 1905 and was buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery.  Her obituary was published in the Biddeford Weekly Journal:

Mrs Serena Shackford Sawyer ObituarySerena, widow of Elbridge L. Saw-
yer, formerly residing at No. 9 Dyer
street, Saco, died on Wednesday
morning, after a two week illness
from congestion of the liver and
pneumonia.
Besides one brother, Granville
Shackford of Old Orchard, she leaves
two sons, Charles E., an attorney
at Haverhill, Mass., and Harry S. of
Saco.

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1850 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Town of Sanford, Page 275 (penned), 138 (stamped), Dwelling 341, Family 355, Christopher Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.com : accessed 12 August 2013).

1860 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Saco, Page No 146, dwelling 1078, family 1083, Christopher Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 October 2013).

1870 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Saco, Page No 2, dwelling 6, family 7, Syrena Shackford in home of Cordelia Turkey; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 18 March 2018).

1880 United States Federal Census, York, Maine, population schedule, Saco, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District 203, Supervisor’s Dist. No 1, Page No 20 D, Georgia Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 August 2013).

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(Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980), Family Search, digital images (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2241461 : accessed 25 December 2013), Serena Shackford Sawyer, image, 1321; Nathan Hill Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980, Sears, Louisa-Sharp, Lee.

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