This project is still a work in progress - we're continuing to look for better source information. Also, we'd love to hear from you if you have any updates or corrections to this list or have any other source information reflecting the service of any additional SHACKFORDs.
JOSIAH SHACKFORD (1747-1829) - Josiah served as a 3rd Lieutenant on the "Raleigh" in 1776.
JOHN SHACKFORD (1753-1840) - When John Shackford died in Eastport, Maine, the New York Spectator published his obituary stating that he was a "soldier of the revolution, accompanied Arnold in his expedition to Quebec", and was taken prisoner in that city. It also said that his "discharge from the Army bore the signature of Washington and he treasured it as a precious relic."
LEVI SHACKFORD (1766-1833) - Kilby's Eastport and Passamaquoddy: A Collection of Historical and Background Sketches states that Levi who was a brother of John, was wounded at the Battle of Bunker Hill, however, we can not find any other documentation of this and based on Levi's death record he was 67 when he died in 1833 and therefore would have been about eight years old when the battle of Bunker Hill occurred.
PAUL SHACKFORD (1702-1786) - A Miss Maria Louise Grouard references Paul Shackford in her a Daughters of the American Revolution application stating that "Paul Shackford, who had served in the early wars, was a patriot of the Revolution. He was born in Portsmouth, N.H.; died in 1787 in Newburyport, Mass." The Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War states that he was a Private in Capt Tobias Lord's Co, marching Jan 29, 1776 and that he served for 9 months and 28 days defending the seacoast at Falmouth.
SAMUEL SHACKFORD (1728-1812) - Mrs Martha Shackford Meserve Jordan references Samuel Shackford in her Daughters of the American Revolution application stating that he served in the Burgoyne and Rhode Island Campaigns. Also John Shackford Meserve mentions that he served in Langdon's New Hampshire Light Horse Volunteers. His service is also documented in the American Series of Popular Biographies. We also know that on April 12, 1776, he signed the Declaration by the Inhabitants of New Hampshire.
SAMUEL SHACKFORD (1761-1844) - Samuel Shackford of Sanford received a pension for his service in the Revolutionary War and is listed in the June 1, 1840 York County list of Pensioners where he is recorded as living with his son Christopher Shackford. His gravestone is visible at FindAGrave, Memorial# 41683165.
SETH RING SHACKFORD (1754-1777) - Private Seth Ring Shackford was killed in action at Saratoga on October 7, 1777.
WILLIAM SHACKFORD (1753-1812) - Private Wm Shackford marched with Capt Moses Nowell (Newell?) from Newburyport, April 19, 1775 against the British troops. The Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War also documents that he served in Capt Ezra Lunt's company, Col Moses Litttle's regiment.
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Darwin Gertrude B., Historian General and Sarah Hall Joshnston, Compiler, Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Volume XXX. 29001-30000 1899 (Washington, D. C.: 1910), page 191; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 4 July 2014.
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Metcalf Henry H, Editor and Manager, The Granite Monthly A New Hampshire Magazine Devoted to History, Biography, Literature and State Progress. (Vol. VLI, No 7, July 1909, New Series, Vol 4, No 7) (Dover, N. H.: H. H. Metcalf, Publisher, n.d.), page 231, Volume One 1877-8; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 16 February 2014; New Hampshire at Saratoga
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Tibbetts Charles W. Editor and Publisher, The New Hampshire Genealogical Record. An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine Devoted to Genealogy, History and Biography. Vol. II. July 1904-April 1905 (Dover, N. H.: Charles W. Tibbetts, 1905), page 180; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 1 May 2014
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