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!

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Wedding Wednesday: Joseph Greenleaf Shackford & Betsy Wells were married on May 5, 1825 in Boston (Blog 481)

Joseph Greenleaf Shackford, son of Levi and Tampson (Greenleaf) Shackford was born Sept 2, 1798 in Newburyport, Massachusetts and was baptized on November 12, 1798.

On March 20, 1825, his pending marriage to Betsy Wells in Boston, Massachusetts was published:

Marriage Bann Joseph Shackford Elizabeth Wells Mar 20 1825

They were married on May 5, 1825 by  Rev James Sabine.

Marriage Record Joseph Shackford Betsy Wells 5 May 1825

Joseph and Betsy lived on Brighton Street, Norfolk Place, Nassau Street, 415 Washington, and 29 Boylston (with his nephew William B Shackford) until he moved to Newburyport around 1840. Joseph worked as a laborer, a sign painter, and mason in Boston.  By 1850 they were living at 13 School Street in Newburyport where his occupation changed to seaman and mariner.

Death Joseph G Shackford DEATHS, Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), March 1863
Newburyport Herald, 27 March 1863

Joseph died of dropsy on March 25, 1863.  His death was reported in the Newburyport Herald.  He was buried at the First Parish Burial Ground in Newbury.

His wife Betsy remained at 13 School Street where she lived with  Mary Pike in 1870. By 1880 Elizabeth moved to live with her niece Marietta Gilman, the daughter of Joanna Wells in Gilford, New Hampshire.  Elizabeth died in Gilford on Aug 11, 1886 and was buried near her husband in the First Parish Burying Ground. 

CHILDREN:  None known

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SOURCES:

1840 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Joseph G. Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 August 2014).

1850 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, page 731, dwelling 262, family 380, Joseph Shakford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 August 2014).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Essex County, population schedule, Newburyport, Ward 2, page 278, dwelling 214, family 309, Joseph G Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://ancestry.com : accessed 16 July 2014).

1860 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 74, dwelling 528, family 567, Joseph G Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://ancestry.com : accessed 13 July 2014).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 16 July 2014), Joseph Greenleaf Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 131557236.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Boston Marriages, 1825-1840, page 352, Joseph Shackford & Betsey Wells, 5 May 1825; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 August 2014); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Joseph G Shackford, 25 March 1863; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 October 2018); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, DEATHS REGISTERED in the City of Newburyport from other towns for the Year eighteen hundred and eighty-six, page 280, Elizabeth Shackford, died in Gilford, NH, 11 August 1886; digital images, Family Search(http://familysearch.org : accessed 16 July 2014).

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Sunday’s Obituary – Mercy (Rose) (Shackford) Newell (1795-1875) “OUR MOTHER” (Blog 474)

Mercy Rose, the daughter of Eber and Elizabeth (Green) Rose and my third great grandmother was born on January 24, 1795 in Newburyport.  She was their second daughter named Mercy – the first Mercy was born in 1792 and died in 1793.

Mercy was 17 when she married William Shackford, son of Levi and Tampson (Greenleaf) Shackford.  They had ten children, nine living ranging in ages from 1 to 19 when William, a mason, died of pleurisy on May 15, 1831.  We don’t know how Mercy supported her large family after William died — this may be why on January 18, 1834, she married Joseph Newell who was thirty years her senior.  In 1850 Joseph, age 84 was head of household with Mercy and children Abner and Emeline in the home but by 1855 Mercy was living in her son Abner’s home with son Thomas.  Joseph died shortly thereafter in Boston at the age of 89 of old age in Brookline, Massachusetts on October 31, 1856.

After Joseph’s death, Mercy lived with her son-in-law Edward Cushing and her daughter Louise in Weymouth.  In 1865 she was living with her son-in-law Joel Whittemore and daughter Caroline along with son Abner.  Death Record Mercy Rose Shackford Newell

Gravestone Mercy Rose Shackford Newell
Gravestone Image Taken by Jacki who Graciously Gave Her Permission to Share in this Blog

 

Mercy died on March 21, 1875 of old age at the age of 80 in Brookline and is buried near her son Thomas in Weymouth, Massachusetts with a gravestone which states “OUR MOTHER”.  We haven’t found an obituary for Mercy yet — we are honoring her life with this blog.

CHILDREN:

William Brown Shackford (1812-1866) – married Catherine T Mullett

Joseph Shackford (1814-1839)

Thomas Shackford (1815-1874)

Abner Shackford (1817-1818)

Mary B Shackford (1819-1841)

Louisa Shackford (1821-1882) – married Edward Cushing

Caroline Elizabeth Shackford (1823-1877) -married Lebbeus H Varney, Joel Whittemore, and Charles Lewis Palmer

Abner R Shackford (1827-1900) – married Georgianna Whittemore

Lucinda W Shackford (1828-1839)

Emeline Shackford (1830-1910) – married Peter Cushing

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, Ward 10, no page number, dwelling 783 family 1214; digital images, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 10 March 2014).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Suffolk County, population schedule, Boston, Ward 10, page 30 (penned), dwelling 180, family 210, Abner Shackford; digital images, Family Search(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 23 October 2013).

1860 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Weymouth, page 65-2?, dwelling 1424, family 1645, Edward Cushing; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 July 2014).

1865 Massachusetts Census, Suffolk County, population census, Boston, Ward 11, Page 23-19, dwelling 2200, family 3434, Joel Whitteman; digital images, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 10 March 2014).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 23 July 2017), Mercy Rose Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 94226790.

“Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910,” database, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 19 July 2017), Joseph Newell.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Marcy Rose, 24 January 1795; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 June 2018); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, p. 427, NEWBURYPORT MARRIAGES William, and Mercy Rose, Mar. 19, 1812, ; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 July 2013); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , William Shackford, 15 May 1831; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 June 2018); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Joseph Newell m Mercy Shackford, 18 January 1834; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 July 2017); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records.

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Sunday’s Obituary – The Late Thomas Shackford (1815-1874) – Resolutions by the Boston Deaf Mute Library Association (Blog 449)

Thomas Shackford, the son of William and Mercy (Rose) Shackford was born on October 30, 1815 in Weymouth, Massachusetts.  He received his education at the American Asylum for the Education and Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb in Hartford, Connecticut and was identified as deaf & dumb in the 1850 census where he is shown as working in Nashville, New Hampshire.

By 1854 he was living in Dorchester, Massachusetts where he was elected Chairman of the Boston Society of Deaf Mutes and in 1855 he was living with his brother Abner R and his mother Mercy (Rose) (Shackford) Newell  in the same dwelling as his brother William B Shackford.

Thomas remained active in deaf-mute organizations becoming Treasurer of the Deaf-Mutes of Boston in 1872 and presenting a petition to the Massachusetts Senate on behalf of the Deaf-Mute Organization.

 

Thomas fell down dead on the sidewalk on his to his home in Brookline on January 29, 1874 in Boston.  The cause of death was heart disease.  His last rites were held at his sister’s home (Caroline L Palmer) and he was buried in Weymouth, Massachusetts.  The Boston Deaf Mute Library Association honored him with this beautiful tribute:

Resolution the Late Thomas Shackford Boston Daily Globe February 7, 1874
Boston Daily Globe, 7 Feb 1874

Thomas Shackford

Resolutions by the Boston Deaf Mute Library
Association
The following resolutions have been passed
by the Boston Deaf Mute Library Association, realtive to the death of Mr. Thomas Shackford, late
their esteemed Treasurer:
Resolved, That in his death “The Boston Deaf
Mute Library Association” has occasion to mourn
the loss of a beloved member, a faithful officer and
a sincere friend.
Resolved, That we remember with gratitude his
many kindly acts, and while we shall miss from
amongst us his cheerful and winning face, we shall
ever cherish his memory, as one who, while here, did
what he could to serve the cause of humanity.
Resolved, That we heartily sympathize with his
widowed mother and other relatives in their loss, and
commend them all to the care of Him who doeth all
things well.
Resolved, that the charter of the association be
draped in mourning for the space of three months.
Resolved That these resolutions be published in
the Boston daily papers, in the Advance and the
Silent World, and a copy be sent to the mother of
the deceased.

Thomas was my second great granduncle.

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Town of Nashville, page 399 (penned), 200 (stamped), dwelling ???, family 147, Josiah Knowles; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 23 October 2013).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Suffolk County, population schedule, Boston, Ward 10, page 30 (penned), dwelling 180, family 210, Abner Shackford; digital images, Family Search (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 23 October 2013).

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The Journal of the Senate for the Year 1874 (Boston: Wright & Potter, n.d.), page 61; 1874, HathiTrust (http://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 3 August 2014.

Fourteenth Report of the Directors of the American Asylum, at Hartford for the Education and Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, Exhibited to the Asylum, May 8, 1830 (Hartford: Hudson and Skinner, 1830), page 4; digital images, Hathi Trust (http://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 3 August 2014.

“Letter from Abner R Shackford to Samuel Shackford,” (25 November 1888); folder: “Research on Shackford family genealogy, 1988.325.1,” Research on Shackford family genealogy; Winnetka Historical Society, Winnetka Illinois.

Massachusetts “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 10 March 2014), Thomas Shackford b Oct 1814.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, DEATHS REGISTERED in the Town of Brookline for the Year eighteen hundred and seventy-four, page 230, Thomas Shackford, death, 29 January 1874; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 10 August 2013).

N. E. Gallaudet Association of Deaf Mutes, The Proceedings of the Constitutional Committee, Convened at Henniker, New Hampshire, January 4, 1854 (Bradford, Vt: 1854), page 14, PROCEEDINGS of the MEETING of Deaf Mutes Held in Boston, on the Evening of March 9, 1854; digital images, Google Books (http://gaislandora.wrlc.org : accessed 21 July 2017.

“Organization of the Boston Deaf and Dumb Library and Lyceum Association,” Mexico Independent and Deaf-Mutes’ Journal (Mexico, New York), 14 November 1872; digital images, NYS Historic Newspapers (http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org : accessed 21 July 2017).

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Friday Faces From the Past – Joseph Edward Shackford (1849-1920) (Blog 407)

Joseph Edward Shackford, the son of William Brown Shackford and Catherine T (Mullett) Shackford was born Oct 22, 1849 and baptized at the Holy Cross Church in Boston on December 6, 1849.  We find him in the 1850 census with his parents and sister May Kate Shackford, age 4; in the 1855 Massachusetts census, in the 1860 census, and in the 1865 Massachusetts census.

Joseph would have just turned 16 when his father who had served in the Civil War died in November 1866 and started work sometime thereafter working as a clerk at 22 Broad St.

He married Elizabeth A (Lizzie) Myers, the daughter of Henry J V Myers, a policeman on Feb 10, 1873, and switched from clerking to working as a bookkeeper.  The family moved to Watertown, Massachusetts where we find Joseph, Lizzie and two children William Henry  and Joseph Edward in the 1880 census and also where Joseph and his wife won prizes at the Grand Army Fair in Dec 1881.  Sometime thereafter the family moved to Syracuse where our first record pertains to their December 1866 divorce which was described in the Syracuse Herald.  The newspaper stated that the suit alleged adultery by Mrs Shackford and gave custody of the two sons William H and Joseph E to their father.  The newspaper also described Joseph’s job as a commercial traveller.

Ten months later on October 20, 1887, Joseph married Miss Donna Lovilla Evans of Chicago, the daughter of Thomas Evans in a “Brilliant Social Event” and describes the happy couple departing for their future home in Syracuse, NY. They first moved to 2 East Castle Street, then to 103 East Castle.  In 1892 we find Joseph, Donna, William and Joseph along with a new son Arthur Evans Shackford in Syracuse. The couple celebrated their 12th anniversary in October 1899 with card games and dancing and appeared in multiple other newspaper articles describing entertaining.

They appeared in the 1900 census with two new children Thomas L and Donna M Shackford and are mentioned in the 1902 newspaper celebrating their 15th anniversary celebrating by playing whist.  They were also mentioned in the newspaper in 1903 due to electrical light fires occurring in the home.

In 1908, Donna who had been ill for three years died at the age of 43 due to an obstructed bile duct.  From the 1910 census we see that Joseph who was working for the National Lead Company hired a servant to help out at home as he was still traveling.  In 1914 he received an award in New York in the white lead selling competition.  In 1917 he was recognized in the Syracuse Herald for his 30 years of work representing the National Lead Company.  He died on November 28, 1920 and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse.  His obituary describes his very active involvement in the masons & other clubs in Syracuse.

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Obituary Joseph E Shackford, Syracuse Journal, 29 Nov 1920

J. E. Shackford, Leading Mason, Dies in Hospital

JOSEPH E. SHACKFORD

Member of Many Orders and of Citizen’s Club Passes Away

Joseph E. Shackford, 71, well
known in Syracuse Masonic circles
and for the past 32 years a resident
of the city, died Sunday night at St.
Joseph’s Hospital. Mr Shackford
was for 29 years with the National
Lead Company, retiring from active
business four years ago.
He was a member of Central City
Lodge, No 305, F. and A. M., Central
City Chapter, No. 13, R. A. M., Cen-
tral City Council, No. 70. Central
City Commandery, No. 23, Knights
Templar and of the Central City
Scottish Rite bodies. He was also a
member of Ziyara Temple, Nobles of
the Mystic Shrine, Keder Khan
Grotto, and the Citizens’ Club of
Syracuse.
Mr. Shackford is survived by four
sons: Joseph E., Jr., of Baldwins-
ville; Thomas L. of St. Augustine,
Fla.; Arthur E. of Syracuse, and
William H. of Troy, and by a
daughter Mrs. William J. Brown of
New York City.
Masonic funeral services will be
held at the undertaking rooms of W.
A. Fancher, 112 Seymour st., at a
date and hour to be fixed later.

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CHILDREN:

with Elizabeth A Myers

William Henry Shackford (1873-1958) – married Anna Mooney, worked for Aetna Mills, , lived in Troy, New York

Joseph Edward Shackford (1876-1948) – married Etta May Chadwick, salesman for Puget Sound Works, , lived in Seattle, Washington

with Donna L Evans

Arthur Evans Shackford (1889-1965) – married Josephine Clara Essig, salesman, inspector factory, lived in Syracuse, NY

Thomas Leon Shackford (1892-1959) – married Ruth Hopkins, Eugenie R Edwards, lived in Evanston, Illinois, St Augustine, Florida

Donna May Shackford (1896-1965) Married William J Brown???, Victor Anthony Note, and Oscar J Barber

SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Ward 10, Dwelling 662, Family 1057, Wm Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed ).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Suffolk County, population schedule, Ward 10, page 30, Dwelling 180, Family 209, William B Shackford; digital images, Family Search (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 13 May 2013).

1860 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, 12th Ward, Boston, Page No. 185, Dwelling 1145, Family 1494, Wm B Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 July 2013).

1865 Massachusetts State Census, Boston, Suffolk, Ward 12, City of Boston County of Suffolk, Dwelling 3324, Family 5397, William Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 14 May 2013).

1880 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Watertown, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District 420, Supervisor’s District do, Sheet A, Page 21 (penned), Page 11 (stamped), Dwelling 188, Family 220, Joseph E Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 July 2013).

1892 New York State Census, Onondaga County, population index, Syracuse, Ward 11, Page 4, Joseph E Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 November 2013).

1900 United States Federal Census, , Syracuse City, Ward 19, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District 161, Supervisor’s District 12, Sheet No 6, B, House No 210, Dwelling 121 (corrected), Family 128, Joseph Shackford head; digital images, (: accessed 14 August 2013).

1910 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse City, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 189, Sheet No 9A, 210 Beard Avenue, Visited No 175, Family No 190, Joseph E Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 November 2013).

Boston Daily Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 14 December 1881; digital images, Access Newspaper Archives (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 16 July 2013).

“Brilliant Social Event,” Oak Park Reporter, 21 October 1887; Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 29 January 2014).

FOR ANNIVERSARIES.,” The Syracuse Journal, 25 October 1902; Fulton History (http://www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 24 January 2014).

“HAD BEEN ILL THREE YEARS Mrs. Donna Evans Shackford Died This Morning,” The Syracuse Herald (Syracuse, New York), 13 July 1908; digital images, Access Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 10 December 2013).

“J. E. Shackford, Leading Mason, Dies in Hospital,” Syracuse Journal, 29 November 1920; FultonHistory (www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 23 January 2014); Syrause NY Daily Journal 1920-6321.

“J. E. Shackford Veteran Salesman Who Knows Paint,” The Syracuse Herald, 1917; FultonHistory (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 23 January 2014).

LIGHT WIRES’ PRANKS Fires and Explosions in the Nineteenth. In a Score of Houses,” The Syracuse Herald, 2 August 1903; FultonHistory (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed ).

“Massachusetts: (Image only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900,” digital images, American Ancestors (https://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 25 January 2017), Joseph E Shackford; Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms V.6, 1844-1850, Vol 6, Page 529, December Baptisms 1849.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , MARRIAGES REGISTERED IN THE CITY OF BOSTON, FOR THE YEAR 1873, No 46, February 10, Joseph E Shackford, Elizabeth A Myers, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 July 2013); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records.

The Painters Magazine and Paint & Wallpaper Dealer January 1914 (n.d.), page 162; digital images, Google eBooks (books.google.com : accessed 23 January 2014.

“Mr Shackford’s Suit,” The Syracuse Herald (Syracuse, New York), 19 December 1886; digital images, Access Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 10 December 2013).

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Updated 12/9/2017 to update Donna May Shackford’s year of death and the names of her husbands, 12/10/2017 to add link to blog about Donna May

Treasure Chest Thursday – New NEHGS/Boston Archdiocese parish records include Baptismal Records for Joseph Edward Shackford & His Mother Catherine Mullet (Blog 405)

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NEHGS Announces release of new Catholic Records Online

We’ve been searching through the newly released Boston Archdiocese Parish Records  on the New England Historical Genealogy Society’s WEB page and have found some wonderful records related to Thomas Edward Shackford, my great great grandfather and his mother Catherine Mullet:

Joseph’s baptismal record reads:

Joseph Edward Shackford
Dec. 26th I baptized Joseph Edward born 22d October
of William Shackford & Catherine Mullett
Sp Edward W Rollins & Catherine O’Brien
N Y ‘Brien

We had this same birthdate for Joseph but didn’t have a source so this baptismal record now provides us with a document and adds to his marriage record documenting the names of his parents, William Brown Shackford & Catherine T Mullet.  We’re hoping to learn if there is any relationship to the Edward W Rollins & Catherine O’Brien who were the sponsors of this baptism.

We also believe we found Catherine’s baptismal record.  From the 1900 census we know she was born Oct 1812 and from her 87th birthday celebration we learned that she was born in Boston.  This leads us to believe this baptismal record may belong to her:

1812

Catherine Mullet
November 1st
Catherine born the 10th. Daughter of William & Eleanor
Mullet. Sponsors James Devereaux & Catherine Dulley
+ John B P of Bn

This would be the only record we’ve found giving the names of Catherine’s parents but we want to check other records to be sure — last summer we learned that Joseph’s mother Catherine Mullet and her daughter May Kate (Shackford) Loughrin were buried in the Forest Hills Cemetery in a plot belonging to Edward W Roland and discovered that  Edward’s wife Anna J Roland had left a will mentioning sisters Catherine Shackford and Mary A Leman.  We still have to do some research to better understand the relationship of Mary Ann, Catherine and Anna J — while Mary Ann’s marriage record lists the last name of Mullet, Annais much younger and her marriage record and death record lists a last name of McCawley and her death record lists parents Patrick and Catherine Quinn.

We’ll take a deeper look in these wonderful catholic church records for other source records to help us learn more about this part of the Shackford family line!

Do you have any Catholic Shackford descendents who might be listed in these records?

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SOURCES:

1900 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse City, Ward 19, enumeration district (ED) Supervisors District No 12, Enumeration District No 161, B, Sheet Np 6, House No 210, Dwelling 121, Family 128, Joseph E Shackford head; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 July 2013).

“Massachusetts: (Image only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900,” digital images, American Ancestors (https://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 25 January 2017), Joseph E Shackford; Image 191 of 345

“Massachusetts: (Image only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900,” digital images, American Ancestors (https://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 25 January 2017), Joseph E Shackford; Vol 6, Page 529, December 1849

“Spry as a Girl,” Evening Herald (Syracuse, New York), 23 October 1899; Fulton History (http:// : accessed 14 July 2013), http://fultonhistory.com.

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Mystery Monday – Who Were the Parents of the Thomas Shackford admitted to the American Asylum for the Education and Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb in 1829? (Blog 374)

While searching for Shackford’s we came across this notice in the Fourteenth Report of the Directors of the American Asylum, at Hartford for the Education and Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, Exhibited to the Asylum, May 8, 1830 which shows that Thomas Shackford of Boston, Mass. was admitted to the Hartford School for the Deaf in 1829 and is still as student at the school. :

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Fourteenth Report of the Directors of the American Asylum, at Hartford for the Education and Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, May 8, 1830

The 28th Report of the Directors show that Thomas Shackford was admitted at the age of 13 in 1829 which indicated he must have been born about 1816.  The document showed that the cause of his deafness was congenital, listed no parents, showed that he was supported at the school by the State of Massachusetts, and tells us that he was being trained as a mechanic.

We reviewed our Thomas Shackfords born 1815 +/- five years and find:

  1. Thomas Shackford, b. 30 Oct 1815 to William and Mercy (Rose) Shackford, d. 29 Jan 1874 in Boston, a Carpenter (have exact dates for his birth and death thanks to a letter his brother Abner R Shackford sent to Samuel Shackford of Chicago which does not mention that this brother was deaf)
  2. Thomas Shackford, b abt 1815 to Joseph and Mary (Palmer) Shackford, mariner, died July 30, 1882 in Boston, buried Rainsford Island Cemetery in Boston. (know very little about this Thomas)
  3. Thomas S Shackford b. 1817 in Eaton, NH, d. 1873 in Eaton, NH., have him in Eaton in many future censuses

As we continue to research Thomas Shackford’s who were deaf, we find a Thomas, age 34, listed as deaf & dumb listed in the 1850 census living in Nashville, NH in the household of Thomas Knowles, a carpenter who is deaf & dumb.

In the 1855 Massachusetts census we find a Thomas living with Abner R Shackford and his mother Mercy (Rose) (Shackford) Newell.  They are living in the same dwelling as their brother William Brown Shackford.

These two censuses help us verify that the Thomas Shackford who was deaf was the son of William and Mercy (Rose), was born Oct 30, 1815 and died Jan 29, 1874.  We then went back to our Ancestry trees, looked and detached some the sources that referred to a carpenter that we’d attached to Thomas #2 above and moved them to Thomas #1.

Further research indicated that Thomas Shackford was involved in the New England Gallaudet Association of Deaf Mutes – he served as chairman at a Cambridge meeting.  He was also the treasurer of the Boston Deaf and Dumb Library and Lyceum Association, serving as it’s treasurer.  He submitted a petition for aid from the state for this organization to the committee on Public Charitable Institutions on Jan 28, 1874.

We’re pretty certain that Thomas lived at 11 Indiana in Boston in 1869 and 1870.  Other residents at the same address were William Allen, a machinist, James C Leavitt, Matilda G Leavitt, a dressmaker, and Joseph Wells, a barber.  We wonder if they were also deaf.

Thomas died on January 29, 1874, probably of heart disease.  He was buried in the Village Cemetery in Weymouth, Massachusetts near his sister Louisa (Shackford) Cushing.

The Deaf-Mute’s Journal honored Thomas Shackford with this statement in 1882, eight years after his death:

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Deaf-Mute’s Journal, 30 March 1882

The late Thomas Shackford, of Boston, Mass.,
had a number of relatives and residents in Wey-
mouth, Mass. The tombstone over the remains
of Mr. Shackford, can be seen in the village
cemetery. Mr. S. was a respectable and popular
deaf-mute.

We believe that Thomas Shackford’s probate was filed in Brookline as case number 16396.

We still have these unanswered research questions regarding Thomas:

Are there any other newspaper articles mentioning Thomas Shackford’s involvement in deaf mute organizations?

Can we find the probate records for Thomas Shackford – Brookline, Massachusetts No 16396?

Can we find Thomas Shackford in the 1860 census records?

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Town of Nashville, page 399 (penned), 200 (stamped), dwelling ???, family 147, Josiah Knowles; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 23 October 2013).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Suffolk County, population schedule, Boston, Ward 10, page 30 (penned), dwelling 180, family 210, Abner Shackford; digital images, Family Search (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 23 October 2013).

The Boston Directory, Embracing the City Record, Genera Directory of the Citizens, and a Business Directory. No LXV. For the Year Commencing July 1, 1869 (Boston: Sampson, Davenport, & Co, 1870), page 596, Thomas Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 October 2016).

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The Journal of the Senate for the Year 1874 (Boston: Wright & Potter, n.d.), page 61; 1874, HathiTrust (http://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 3 August 2014.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 22 February 2014), Thomas Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 94226650.

Fourteenth Report of the Directors of the American Asylum, at Hartford for the Education and Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, Exhibited to the Asylum, May 8, 1830 (Hartford: Hudson and Skinner, 1830), Thomas Shackford; digital images, Hathi Trust (http://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 17 October 2016.

“The late Thomas Shackford,” Deaf-Mute’s Journal (New York, New York), 30 March 1882; digital image, Fulton History (http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html : accessed 31 July 2016).

N. E. Gallaudet Association of Deaf Mutes The Proceedings of the Constitutional Committee Convened at Henniker, New Hampshire, January 4, 1854 (Bradford, Vt: Inquirer Office, 1854), Proceedings of the Meeting of Deaf Mutes Held in Boston, on the Evening of March 9, 1854; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 31 July 2016

“Norfolk County, MA Probate Index 1793-1900,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 July 2014), Thomas Shackford.

Organization of the Boston Deaf and Dumb Library and Lyceum Association,” Mexico Independent and Deaf-Mutes’ Journal (Mexico, New York), 14 November 1872; dgital images, New York Historic Newspapers (http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/ : accessed 31 July 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, DEATHS REGISTERED in the Town of Brookline for the Year eighteen hundred and seventy-four, page 230, Thomas Shackford, death, 29 January 1874; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 10 August 2013).

The Twenty-Eighth Report of the Directors of the American Asylum, at Harvard, for the Education and Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb. Exhibited to the Asylum May 11, 1844 (Hartford: Case, Tifany and Burnham, 1844), ; digital images, Hathi Trust (http://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 3 August 2014.

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 9 October 2016), Thomas Shackford.

Updated 7/18/2017 to delete research question regarding an obituary in the Boston papers.

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