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

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

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Newly Married Sabrina S (Shackford) Lanfair Runs Away (Blog 344)

Sabrina S Shackford, the daughter of Samuel and Susanna (Hobbs) Shackford married Edwin A Lanfair in Guilford, Vermont on Dec 14, 1843.  As mentioned in an earlier blog, we’re not sure why the couple who were from Deerfield and Greenfield married in Vermont — perhaps it was because she was only seventeen years old and he was 32.

Apparently Sabrina did not like her married life with Edwin because he posted this announcement in the newspaper only three weeks after their marriage:

Edwin Lanfair announces he will pay no debts on behalf of Sabrina NOTICE, The Franklin Democrat (Greenfield, Massachusetts), 23 January 1844

Whereas Sabrina S. my wife, has
left my bed and board, without any
reasonable excuse. This is to forbid all
persons from trusting her on my account as
I shall pay no debts of her contracting after
this date. EDWIN LANFAIR
Deerfield, Jan. 6, 1844

The couple did reconcile and had six children.

We’re currently in Deerfield, Massachusetts where we spent a few hours earlier today researching Sabrina Shackford Lanfair at the wonderful Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Library which has extremely helpful staff who shared their excellent understanding of the region!   We’ll be back their tomorrow to learn more about their newspaper collection.   We didn’t find this article at the library — had a bit of extra end of the month GB on the phone so spent it online searching the newspapers at Fulton History.

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:

“NOTICE,” The Franklin Democrat (Greenfield, Massachusetts), 23 January 1844; digital images, Fulton History (http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html : accessed 9 June 2016).

Copyright 2018 Joanne Shackford Parkes  (sharing a link to this post is appreciated but please do not just copy this material and paste it elsewhere) (Updated 10/8/18 as we now know she was Samuel’s daughter)