From this Army Invalid card, we learn that Granville Shackford who served in the Civil War with the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers, Company B received $30/month starting on October 1896 for his disability of chronic diarrhea and res dis rectum. We also learn that Granville lived in Old Orchard, Maine and died December 11, 1916.
Granville Shackford (1840-1916)
Granville Shackford was born February 13, 1840 in Sanford, Maine to Christopher Shackford and Mehibital Maddox[i]. His father Christopher was the son of Samuel Shackford, a Revolutionary War veteran who lived with the family until 1844[ii].
Granville remained in Sanford with his parents and his sisters Serena and Georgianna in 1850[iii] and was still in his father's home working as the driver of a milk tem when he was 20[iv]. On November 4, 1861, Granville enlisted in the US Corp of Engineers, Company B[v] for a three year term. The U.S. Army Register of Enlistments states that he deserted April 1, 1864 but the same records show that he was discharged Nov 4, 1865 at Augusta, Maine. I haven't learned where his unit served.
On April 2, 1870, Granville's father Christopher died in Saco.[vi] Christopher's will which was written a year before his death appointed Granville as the recipient and executor of his estate which was valued at $4,000 in real estate and $500 in a personal estate. Granville was required to to provide for his stepmother Louisa, pay his two sisters $100 each and furnish them housing until they chose to leave the farm[vii],
On June 12, 1872 Granville married Melvina D Currier and was living on a farm on Boom Road beyond Berry Road in Saco. On February 4, 1873 their daughter Jesse Marie was born[viii].. The family lived in this area until at least 1890[ix] and sometime before 1896 moved about seven miles to Old Orchard Beach when he began receiving a pension[x]. In 1901 he was on a list of potential jurors[xi]. In 1910 he and Melvina were living with their daughter and son-in-law Howard Gilpatric [xii]. Granville died on 11 Dec 1916 and was buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery. A photo of Granville's gravestone which was taken by Steve Dow can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsdow/2844808374 [xiii].
[i] Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922, , Granville Shackford d., 11 December 1916; digital records, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 October 2013); Maine State Archives; Cultural Building, 84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084; 1908-1922 Vital Records; Roll #: 10
[ii] United States. Census Office. 6th Census 1840, A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary Or Military Service:: With Their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshals of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census, Volumes 840-843 (1841), Page 3; digital images, Google eBook (http://books.google.com : accessed 12 August 2013
[iii] 1850 United States Federal Census, York, Maine, population schedule, Town of Sanford, Page 275 (penned), 138 (stamped), Dwelling 341, Family 355, Christopher Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.com : accessed 12 August 2013
[iv] 1860 United States Federal Census Non-Population Schedule, York, Maine, production of agriculture, Saco, Page 8 & 9, Christopher Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Accessed 12 August 2013).
[v] "U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 October 2013), Granville Shackford
[vi] 1870 United States Federal Census Mortality Schedule, York, Maine, mortality schedule, Saco, Page number not found, No 939, Christopher Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 August 2013
[vii] Maine, Maine, York County, Probate Estate Files, Christopher Shackford; "Maine, York County, Probate Estate Files, 1690-1917," digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 30 May 2013); Case no 16831-16928, Seaward, W-Shackley, RCase 16899 (Image 1120-1126).
[viii] Maine State of Maine, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900," index," database index, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 29 August 2013), Jessie M Shackford b 4 Feb 1873
[ix] "Biddeford, Maine Directory, 1890-91", database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 October 2013), Granville Shackford; citing " (N.p.:n.p.n.d.)."
[x] "United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933," digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1832324 : accessed 18 September 2013), Granville Shackford Army Pension; citing Pension Payment Cards, Bureau of Pensions and Veterans Administration, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
[xi] Nineteenth Annual Report of the Town of Old Orchard for the Year Ending January 31, 1902 (Saco, Me: J. P. Rundle, Printer, 1902), ; digital images, UMaine Library (http://library.umaine.edu/ : accessed 27 October 2013
[xii] 1910 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Old Orchard Town, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 254, Sheet No 5B, Everolln Avenue, dwelling 187, family 202, Granville Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 October 2013).
[xiii] Flickr, digital image (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsdow/2844808374/ : accessed 27 October 2013), Gravestone Granville Shackford taken by "Steve" Dow