The book lists the ancestry of Anna's husband Lorenzo Bradbury, mentions her birth and marriage dates and the birth dates and some of the death dates of her three children. Franklin, Isabella Sands, and Sarah.
LORENZO7 BRADBURY (Simeon Goodwin6, Jacob5, Ja-
cob4, Jacob3, William2, Thomas1), married June 16,
1836, Anna Shackford, who was born April 22, 1816.
He resides in Gorham, Me.
1419 i Franklin8, b. June 25, 1837; d. Feb. 16, 1842.
1420 ii Isabella Sands8, b. June 12, 1839.
1421 iii Sarah8, b. June 12, 1839
All we know of Anna are basic vital facts. She was born April 22, 1816 to Joseph Shackford and Isabella Buzzell in Limington, Maine. Unfortunately at this time we have not yet found sources for the ancestry of Joseph although there may be information in the genealogy research done by Samuel Shackford of Chicago.
We know that Anna (sometimes called Ann) on June 16, 1836 was either married or filed an intention for marriage. We presume she was living with Lorenzo in Buxton, Maine when the 1840 census was taken as that census only lists the head of household. We do find her living with Lorenzo and his parents in the 1850 census. Her daughter Sarah D is listed with her and we presume that the Isabella S Sawyer listed in the census is her daughter Isabelle. In the 1860 census we find Lorenzo with a real estate value of $1200 and personal property valued at $293 along with Ann, Isabel and Sarah.
In 1870 we find Lorenzo and Ann in Buxton, Maine - he is working as a farmer. In 1880 they are living next to their daughter Sarah in Gorham, Maine and Lorenzo's occupation is listed as a retired farmer. According to his gravestone, Lorenzo died in 1889 at the age of 80 and Ann died in 1892 at the age of 76. Her cause of death is listed as old age.
We don't know much else of Ann's life other than the fact that life on a farm in Maine in the 1880s must have involved a lot of very hard work.
Franklin Bradbury (1837-1842)
Isabella Sands Bradbury (1839-1861)
Sarah D Bradbury (1839-1907) - married Theodore Shackford (1842-1920) - believe he was her first cousin. They lived in Gorham, Maine.
1840 United States Federal Census, York, Maine, population schedule, Buxton, Lorenzo Bradbury; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 November 2015).
1850 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Buxton, Page no 155 (penned), 78 (stamped), dwelling 428, family 449, Simon G Bradbury family; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 10 February 2014).
1860 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Buxton, Page No 41, dwelling 308, family 321, Lorenzo Bradbury; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 February 2014).
1870 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Town of Buxton, Page No 32, dwelling 288, family 307, Lorenzo Bradbury; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 22 November 2015).
1880 United States Federal Census, Cumberland County, Maine, population schedule, Gorham, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 38, Page No 21, dwelling 224, family 246, Lorenzo Bradbury living next to son-in-law Theodore Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ).
Bradbury John Merrill, Bradbury Memorial: Records of Some of the Descendants of Thomas Bradbury of Agamenticus (York) in 1634 and of Salisbury, Mass., in 1638 with A Brief Sketch of the Bradburys of England (Portland: Brown Thurston & Company, 1890), page 215-216; digital image, HathiTrust (http://babel.hathitrust.org/ : accessed 22 November 2015.
Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 22 November 2015), Lorenzo Bradbury, Find A Grave Memorial# 33778805.
Maine State of Maine, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900," index," database, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 29 August 2013), Anna Shackford b 22 Apr 1816
Maine "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database index, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 21 November 2015), Lorenzo Bradbury
Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, , Ann Bradbury, 27 December 1892; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 22 November 2015).