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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Captain William Shackford (1783-1870), Commanded the Active, Sally, Orient, Blockade, Five Brothers, Lady Sherbrook, Sarah, and the Splendid (Blog 484)

The chapter titled Captain John Shackford and Family in Eastport and Passamaquoddy: A Collection of Historical and Background Sketches was written by William Shackford’s nephew, Samuel Shackford of ChicagoA part of this chapter describes the life of William Shackford (1783-1870).

William Shackford Kilby William Henry, Eastport and Passamaquoddy- A Collection of Historical and Background Sketches (Eastport, Maine- Edward E Shead & Company, 1888), page 449
Eastport and Passamaquoddy: A Collection of Historical and Background Sketches page 449

William, the second son of John and Esther, born at
Newbury Nov. 23, 1783, was a seaman from early boy-
hood. He commanded the “Active” in 1807, afterward the
“Sally,”, “Orient,” “Blockade,” “Five Brothers,” and was
engaged principally in the West India trade. He com-
manded the brig “Dawn,” which was taken by a French
cruiser during the wars of Napoleon I. and taken into France.
On being released, he crossed over to England, and from
there worked his passage home as a sailor before the mast.
He then commanded the “Lady Sherbrook” and the “Sarah.”
His last vessel was the “Splendid,” a fine vessel, built espe-
cially for the passenger trade between Eastport and Boston.
About 1822, at the age of fifty, he retired from the sea, and
engaged with his brother Jacob and the Hon. Lorenzo
Sabine in mercantile pursuits. He died in 1870, aged eighty-
seven, leaving, by his second wife, Mary, daughter of Cap-
tain Jacob Lincoln, sons,- John William, who for many
years commanded the steam packet-ship “Illinois” and
other ocean steamships, and is now master of Jay Gould’s
famous steam yacht “Atalanta”; Captain Edward Wallace, a
successful ship-master; and Ebed Lincoln, who, after serving
in the Union Army during the Rebellion, settled at St. Paul,
Minn., where he is now, a thrifty merchant.

This document doesn’t list William’s first wife whose Sept 2, 1836 or 1837 death was reported in Kenneth Wiley’s Vital Records from the Eastport Sentinel of Eastport, Maine 1818-1900.  She was buried in the Hillside Cemetery in Eastport, Maine.

CHILDREN:

by first wife Sarah Ann Batson (1788-1836/7)

John B Shackford (1807-1807)

Abigail Shackford (1809-1813)

Sarah A Shackford (1812-1814)

by second wife Mary Cutter Lincoln (1814-1867)

John William Shackford (1839-1905) – famous ship captain, commander of the “Illinois” and “Atlanta”, marine superintendent,

Edward Wallace Shackford (1840-1919) – ship captain, married Clara R Gardner and Adelaine Tobey

Mary Cutter Lincoln Shackford (1841-1913) – married Andrew Washington French

Eben Lincoln Shackford (1842-1908) – served as Quartermaster in Civil War, moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota where he worked as a merchant, married Lucy H Parritt

Sarah Ellen Shackford (1844-1929)

Charles Russell Shackford (1849-1850)

Charles Joseph Shackford (1854-1870) – lost at sea

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:

Kilby William Henry, Eastport and Passamaquoddy: A Collection of Historical and Background Sketches (Eastport, Maine: Edward E Shead & Company, 1888), page 449; digital images,, Chapter, XIV. CAPTAIN JOHN SHACKFORD AND FAMILY. By Samuel Shackford, of Chicago, Ill., Google eBooks (http://books.google.com : accessed 12 January 2015.

Wiley Kenneth L., editor, Vital Records from the Eastport Sentinel of Eastport, Maine 1818-1900: Note: Cover and title page of my hard copy edition are misspelled as “Eastport Sentinal” (Camen, Maine: Picton, Press, 1996), p. 160.

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Caroline (Shackford) Cushing’s March 14, 1910 Death Record in Litchfield, Maine is Actually Recording the Death of Emeline (Shackford) Cushing (Blog 478)

This death record showing that Caroline Cushing, daughter of Wm Shakford, mason of Boston, widow of Peter Cushing who died on March 14, 1910 in Litchfield, Massachusetts of a fractured femur had us puzzled for a long time as we did not know which Shackford this record belonged to.

Emeline (Shackford) Cushing Death RecordRECORD OF A DEATH
No. of Record, 1
Name, Caroline Cushing
Place of Death, Litchfield
Date of Death Year 1910 Month Mar Day 14
Age Years 80 Months 1 Days 7
Place of Birth, Boston, Mass
Sex F Color W Married, Single, Widowed, or Divorced W
Occupation Housewife
Name of Father Wm Shakford
Maiden Name of Mother don’t know
Birthplace of Father Boston
Birthplace of Mother Don’t Know
Occupation of Father Mason
Widow of Wm Shackford crossed off Peter Cushing in different writing
Cause of Death Result of Fracture of Femur
Name of Physician reporting said death
C M Randlett
P.O. Address Monmouth Me
Undertaker Ankling & Wakefield
PO Address Gardiner
Certified by W F Adams
Clerk of Litchfield

We did find a Caroline who was the daughter of a William Shackford, mason (my third great grandfather) but knew she’d died in November 1877.  Caroline did have two sisters, Louisa and Emeline who married Cushings.  Louisa who had married Edward Cushing died on March 9, 1882 but we did not have a death date for Emeline who had married a Peter Cushing.  This left us wondering if someone had mistakenly written Caroline on the death record instead of Emeline.

Further research showed that Emeline’s daughter Mary Emma Cushing who had married Wallace Herbert Allen was living in Litchfield, Maine in June 1900 and in April 1910 leaving us wondering if perhaps this record referred to her.

Our mystery was solved when we discovered that the death of Emeline Cushing,  was reported on March 18, 1810 in her daughter’s local newspaper,  The Reporter Journal.

Obiturary Emeline Shackford Cushing The Reporter Journal March 18, 1910
The Reporter Journal (Gardiner, Maine), 18 March 1910

The remains of Mrs. Emeline Cush-
ing, who died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Allen, at Litchfield,
Monday, aged 80 years, were taken to
Weymouth, Mass., Wednesday

We find it interesting that the newspaper correctly reported Emeline’s name and will probably never know why the death record incorrectly listed Emeline Shackford’s name as Caroline.  However we now feel comfortable that we’ve solved the mystery of Emeline’s death date and location and have successfully explained why we’ve connected this death record to Emeline (Shackford) Cushing.

Note:  I have a DNA match to one of Emeline’s descendants — my first DNA match with the shared ancestor WILLIAM SHACKFORD and MERCY ROSE, my third great grandparents!

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:

1900 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Weymouth, enumeration district (ED) 1083, Sheet No 16A, dwelling 355, family 371, Frederick Cushing; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 July 2017).

1910 United States Federal Census, Kennebec County, Maine, population schedule, Litchfield, enumeration district (ED) 110, Sheet No 8A, dwelling 144, family 146, Wallace H Allen; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 August 2018).

Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921, , Caroline Cushing (believe this is actually Emeline (Shackford) Cushing, jsp), 14 March 1910; digital images, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 7 December 2017

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, p. 98, Louisa Cushing, 9 March 1882; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 May 2013); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records.

“Remains of Mrs Emeline Cushing,” The Reporter Journal (Gardiner, Maine), 18 March 1910; digital images, Digital Archives of the Gardiner Public Library(http://gardiner.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 31 July 2018).

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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

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:

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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Treasure Chest Thursday – In 1874, Caroline E (Shackford) Palmer Must Obtain Her Husband’s Permission to Administer Her Brother’s (Thomas Shackford’s) Estate, (Blog 469)

Thomas Shackford, the son of William and Mercy (Rose) Shackford, my second great uncle was born on October 30, 1815 in Weymouth, Massachusetts.  Thomas was a very successful deaf-mute who received his early education at the American Asylum in Hartford, worked as a carpenter and became chairman and later treasurer of the Association of Deaf-Mutes. He was working on a petition for state funding when he died on his way home in Brookline on January 29, 1874 in Boston due to heart disease.  His last rites were held at his sister’s home (Caroline L Palmer) and he was buried in Weymouth, Massachusetts. 

Most likely the law required Thomas’ sister Caroline to first obtain permission from her husband, Charles L Palmer in order to be the administrator of her brother’s estate which is why a copy of this letter of permission was filed in Thomas’ probate records.

Charles L Palmer gives permission to Caroline E (Shackford) Palmer to Manager Sister's EstateI, Charles L Palmer, husband of Caroline E Palmer, hereby assent to the appointment of my said wife as administratrix of the estate of Thomas Shackford late of Brookline, Massachusetts, deceased.

               Brookline, Feby 10th 1874

               Charles E Palmer

The other treasure we find in the probate record is this listing of Thomas’ living siblings.  My second great grandfather, William Brown Shackford was not included as he had died in 1866 but the listing includes my third great grandmother Mercy (Rose) (Shackford) Newell.

Thomas Shackford Probate Heirs List16396:4

To the Honorable the Judge of the Probate Court in and for the Country of

Norfolk:

Respectfully represents Caroline E Palmer, married woman

of Brookline in the County of Norfolk that Thomas Shackford who last dwelt in Brookline in said County of Norfolk, died on the twenty ninth day of January in the year of our Lord, died on the twenty ninth administered, leaving no widow, whose name is and as his only next of kin, the persons whose names, residence, and relationship to the deceased are as follows, viz:

  Mary Newell, of said Brookline, mother of deceased [Mercy (Rose) Shackford married Joseph Newell after the death of her husband William Shackford in 1831, jsp]

  Louisa Cushing, of Wymouth, Mass, sister of deceased [Louisa married Edward Cushing, tsp]

  Abner R. Shackford, of Boston, “, brother ” ”

  Emeline Cushing, of Weymouth, ” sister ” ” [Emeline married Peter Cushing — I have a DNA match with one of these descendants, jsp]

  Caroline E. Palmer  sister ” ” [Caroline married Charles Lewis Palmer, Lebbeus H Varney, and Joel Whittemore, jsp]

That your petitioner is entitled, as next of heirs of said deceased, to take such administration, and that the deceased, leaves no debts.

  Wherefore your petitioner prays that she may be appointed Administratix of the estate of said deceased.

   Dated this tenth day of February A.D. 1874.

          Caroline E. Palmer

  The undersigned, being all the parties interested in the foregoing Petition, desire the same may be granted, without further notice.

                       Mercy Newell

Louise Cushing

                       Abner R. Shackford

                       Emeline Cushing

                       Caroline E Palmer

Unfortunately the records that are available at this time don’t let us know what was included in Thomas’ estate.

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:

“Norfolk County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1793-1877,” database with images, New England Historical Genealogical Society(https://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 2 May 2018), Thomas Shackford; Norfolk Cases, Case 16396:1.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Benjamin Franklin Shackford (1835-1879), painter, upholster, musician (Blog 455)

Benjamin Franklin Shackford, the son of William and Sarah (Dearborn) Shackford was born in 1835 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  His father must have died before 1850 as he and his siblings Nathaniel and Edwin were supporting his mother Sarah in Portsmouth by working as a clerk, shoemaker, and chairmaker respectively.  By 1855 he was living with his brother Edwin in Boston and the next year he was boarding at 49 South Margin working as a painter.

Benjamin married Grace Grizzela Watson, the daughter of John B Watson on June 28, 1860. They lived in Boston at 17 Auburn and 46 Tileston where he was living and working as a painter when he was included on a draft registration list ,  By 1870 he was living in Chelsea, Massachusetts working as an upholsterer and moved to 125 Division Street.

While we haven’t found that he served in the military, we know that in 1876 he performed for the Grand Army Quartette.

Benjamin was only 44 when he died of heart disease on May 20, 1879.   He had at least three obituaries, one in the Fitchburg Daily Sentinel, one in the Boston Post, and a short notice in the Boston Daily Globe.  From the Fitchburg Daily Sentinel, we learn that he had been working as a steward and a clerk at the Appleton Arms at D. A. Putnum, a hotel agency and performed for the Cynthias Quartette. We believe he also played for the Mystic Quartet because a miniature wooden chair with an inscription “B Franklin Shackford Mystic Quartette Boston 1858 was being sold online years ago.”

Benjamin’s wife Grace was only 37 when she became a widow responsible for raising five children.  By 1900 she was living with son Harry,  She  died on Dec 30, 1915 in Everett at the age of 73

Obituary Benjamin F Shackford Boston Post May 21, 1879

Sudden Death.

At 7:30 o’clock on Tuesday evening, as the Chelsea
ferry-beat Delaware was nearing the Boston slip, a
commotion was caused among the passengers by an
unknown man who suddenly dropped upon the cabin
floor. He was taken into the waiting room at the
ferry, where he died in about fifteen minutes. He
was identified as Benjamin F. Shackford, aged 40
years, and upholsterer by trade, living at No. 152
Division street Chelsea. The body was taken to
Station Eight and Medical Examiner Harris called
who pronounced it a case of heart disease.

CHILDREN:

William Bell Shackford (1860-1922) – married Hannah F Haley and Mary Eliza Howe, worked as a driver and clerk for the grocery store Cobb, Bates, Yerxa

Julie Mae Shackford (1863-1878) – died at age 15

Frederick Stowe Shackford (1866-1945) – married Jessie Ann MacQuillon, worked as a watchman for a department store

Stillborn Shackford (1869-1869)

Harry Willard Shackford (1870-1926) – married Alice Maud Ordway, worked as a bakery as a teamster

Lillian Augusta Shackford (1874-aft 1931) – married William Greenfield Phillips

Alice Baldwin Shackford (1876-aft 1930) – married William F Pickard

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:

1850 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Portsmouth, page 179 (penned), 90 (stamped), dwelling [unclear]. family 1402, Sarah Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 29 July 2014).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Suffolk County, population schedule, Boston, Edwin Shackford; digital images, Family Search (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 29 July 2014).

1860 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, Page No 150, dwelling 321, family 1196, Benjamin F Shackford in home of John L Drew; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 September 2017).

1870 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Chelsea, dwelling 1488, family 1640, Benj J Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 19 June 2017).

1880 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population census, Chelsea, enumeration district (ED) 787, Page No 40, dwelling 306, family no 436, Grace Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 June 2017).

1900 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Revere, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 1576, Sheet No 19A, 16 Page St, dwelling 326, family 362???, Harry W Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 1 February 2016).

“DIED.,” Boston Daily Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 22 May 1879, Benjamin F Shackford; digital images, ProQuest Obituaries (http://obituaries.proquest.com : accessed 10 December 2014).

“Grand Army Entertainment,” Cambridge Chronicle (Cambridge, Massachusetts), 15 April 1876; digital images, Cambridge Public Library (http://cambridge.dlconsulting.com : accessed 10 September 2017).

“Massachusetts City Directories,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry : accessed 10 September 2017), Benjamin F Shackford.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, , Benjamin F Shackford m Grace G Watson, 28 June 1860; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 30 March 2014).

“New Ipswich,” Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (Fitchburg, Massachusetts), 12 June 1879; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 January 2015).

“Sudden Death,” Boston Post (Boston, Massachusetts), 21 May 1879; digital images, Access Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 20 June 2017).

“U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865,” digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 September 2017), B T Shackford

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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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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).

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