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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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.

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Military Monday – Theodore Shackford, (1773-1809) signed the 1776 Association Test (Blog 395)

In April 1776 the Colony of New Hampshire Committee of Safety required all men over the age of twenty-one to pledge their allegiance and sign a document called the Association Test stating that they supported the cause of independence.  Each town submitted a list of signatures and a list of those who refused to sign and sent the lists to the Committee of Safety for the State of New Hampshire.

In 1881, the State of New Hampshire began hiring historians to publish important portions of documents pertaining to the American Revolution and share them with each city and town in the state, the public libraries, and the New Hampshire Historical Society. Fortunately today this allows us to search these documents for the word Shackford and from the State Papers published in 1910, we see that two Shackfords in the city of Chester, New Hampshire, signed the Association Test – Theodore Shackford who would have been 43 years old and his John Shackford, Jr  who we believe is his brother.  Their father, John was still living but resided in Andover, Massachusetts.

Theodore’s two daughters Sarah and Susannah had married David Richardson and Nathan Knowles respectively, both of whom had also signed the document.

theodore-shackford-association-batchellor-albert-stillman-itt-d-editor-of-state-papers-miscellaneous-revolutionary-documents-of-new-hampshire-including-the-association-test-vol-30-state-papeASSOCIATION TEST
COLONY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
IN COMMITTEE OF SAFETY
April 12th, 1776
In Order to carry the underwritten RESOLVE of the Hon’ble Continental CONGRESS into Execution, You are requested to desire all Males above Twenty One Years of Age (Lunaticks, Idiots,
and Negroes excepted) to sign the DECLARATION on this
Paper; and when so done, to make Return hereof, together with the Name or Names of all who shall refuse to sign the same, to the GENERAL-ASSEMBLY, or Committee of Safety of this Colony.
M. Weare, Chairman.
In CONGRESS, March 14th, 1776
Resolve, That it be recommended to the several Assemblies,
Conventions, and Councils, or Committees of Safety of the United
Colonies, and Councils, or Committees of Safety of the United
Colonies, immediately to cause all Persons to be disarmed within
their Respective Colonies, who are notoriously disaffected to the
Cause of AMERICA, Or who have not associated, and refuse to
associate, to defend by ARMS, the United Colonies, against the
Hostile Attempts of the British Fleets and Armies.
(COPY) Extract from the Minutes.
Charles Thompson, Sec’ry.
In Consequence of the above Resolution, of the Hon. Continental
CONGRESS, and to show our Determination in joining our Amer-
ican Brethern, in defending the Lives, Liberties, and Properties of
the Inhabitants of the UNITED COLONIES.
WE, the Subscribers, do hereby solemnly engage, and promise,
that we will, to the utmost of our Power, at the Risque of our
Lives and Fortunes, with ARMS, oppose the Hostile Proceedings
of the British Fleets, and Armies, against the United American
COLONIES.

CHESTER

David Richardson [husband of Theodore’s daughter Sarah]

Nathan knowles [husband of Theodore’s daughter Susannah]

John Shackford jnr [probably Theodore’s brother, 1735-1779]
Theodr Shackford [1773-1809]
Moses Richardson [David Richardson’s father]

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SOURCES:

Batchellor Albert Stillman, Litt. D., Editor of State Papers, Miscellaneous Revolutionary Documents of New Hampshire Including the Association Test, the Pension Rolls, and Other Important Papers Vol. 30 State Papers Series (Manchester, N. H.: The John B. Clarke Co, 1910), page 1, 2, 28; digital images, Google Book (https://books.google.com : accessed 18 December 2016.

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