On Sunday, July 28, 1868, Joseph writes that after he returns from attending church with Maggie Hill he meets Charles Burnham Shackford who is the son of his father's older brother Samuel.
CHARLES BURNHAM SHACKFORD (1840-1881)
Charles Burnham Shackford was the second son of Samuel Burnham Shackford and Martha Susan Leighton Hale, Samuel's first wife who died in 1845. (I have not been able to find Charles' birth record yet but multiple sources document his birth as Dec 28, 1840.) He is found in the 1850 census at age 7 and then in the Junior Class at the New Hampton Literary and Biblical Institution, the Fryeburg Academy. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1863, and attended Harvard Law School in 1864 and 1865. (I wonder why he was not drafted into the Civil War and have not been able to find a civil war draft record for Charles) In 1865 he was elected Assistant Clerk of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and then served as Clerk in 1866 and 1867. In June before Joseph's visit, Charles had called the New Hampshire House of Representatives to order followed by a motion to elect new clerks of the house. His replacement was appointed and he stepped down. According to The Bench and Bar of New Hampshire, he may have been serving as the appointment clerk for the clerk of the Municipal Court of Boston, Massachusetts when Joseph Wesley Shackford observed him at the Boston Court.
On Oct 26, 1869, Charles married Caroline Cartland, the daughter of Moses Cartland and Mary Page Gove. He settled in Conway as a farmer. Charles and Caroline had their first child, Samuel Burnham Shackford in Dover in 1871. It's unclear where his second son Moses Austin Cartland was born in 1873 as there are two birth records of this birth, one with Conway listed and another listing Dover. Charles then pursued a career as a Counselor at Law and in 1875, Caroline gave birth to Martha Hale Shackford. The next year Charles was commissioned as the Stafford County Solicitor, a position to which he was elected in 1878 and 1880. Charles died at the age of 40 on Jan 2, 1881 in Dover leaving three children ages 10, 8 and 5. (I can't find a death certificate but there is a note in the Report of the City Marshall of Dover for 1880 stating "Owing to the severe illness of County Solicitor Shackford, there are some cases that I have not been able to adjust." )
Interestingly, his father, Samuel Burnham Shackford died in Chelsea, Massachusetts six hours earlier on January 1, 1881. Merrill in the History of Carroll County states "With broad culture, strong native ability, and high moral elevation, with social and domestic relations of a very pleasant character, Mr Shackford's high aspirations were leading him up to a proud eminence when, Jan 2, 1881, he died, leaving a very circle of appreciating friends who had based high expectations on the bright promises of his future." Bell in his book The Bench and Bar of New Hampshire, 1893 states "In all his business relations, public and private, he is described as diligent, attentive, and trustworthy,--a faithful official, a sound and able lawyer, and a good citizen and true man" and Cleaveland in his book History of Bowdoin College states "It was testified of him that he was of irreproachable character, and had gained respect and confidence in all his relations."
Charles' wife Caroline remained in Dover living at 22 Pleasant St. In 1886 she moved to 89 Central Avenue. and in 1888 she moved to 151 Central Avenue, the Osborne Cartland House that she and her brother Charles S Cartland may have inherited. She remained in Dover until her death in 1897. Her three children, none of whom married had all attended or were attending prestigious colleges at the time of her death. Listed below is a quick summary of their lives.
Samuel Burnham Shackford (1871 - 1934) - Attended Harvard Law School in 1891, worked in Dover, NH as a lawyer focusing on probate law with law offices, in both Dover and Boston. He was a genealogy researcher contributing multiple papers to the New England History and Genealogy Register. His obituary was printed in New England Historical and Genealogical Register on April 2, 1934. I've added a visit to the Dover library and the New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord NH to my list of places to visit to learn more about these Shackfords. It is interesting to note that another Samuel Shackford (1821-1908) who lived in Chicago also did genealogy research!
Moses Austin Cartland Shackford (1873-1944) - Attended Phillips Academy in 1890, then obtained an AB from Harvard in 1895. Boarded at 151 Central Avenue Dover, NH through 1917. Clerk at Strafford Savings Bank and United States Treasury Department Claims Adjustor. Moved to South Hampton, New Hampshire around 1940 where he died at the age of 71.
Martha Hale Shackford (1875-1963) - Attended Wellesley College, Vassar, and Yale. Published in the Atlantic in 1904. and author of many books on English literature and poetry. She was an Assistant Professor, then Professor at Wellesley College. In 1911, articles in a few newspapers across the US mention that the alumni petitioned asking that she be made dean of the college. I do not think she was selected as she is listed as Professor of English Literature in future references. She taught at Wellesley for 42 years and continued to publish and travel. Martha also was a genealogy family history researcher who published "Whittier and the Cartlands" in 1950. She died at the age of 87 in 1963 at her home at 7 Midland Road, Wellseley, Massachusetts.
Charles didn't leave any descendents. However he ensured his children were well educated and multiple scholarships were left with these institutions in his and his chlidren's names ensuring others had the opportunity to receive a quality education. Also according to Margaret Hale Shackford's obituary, both her grandfathers were abolitionists with stations on the underground railway to Canada. What an interesting area of SHACKFORD family history research to look forward to someday in the future! Also it is interesting to note that her brothers were named after these two grandparents - Samuel Burnham Shackford (1817-1881) and Moses Austin Cartland (1805-1863)
The next person that we'll meet from Joseph Wesley Shackford's diary is Dr Charles Shackford, his father's youngest brother.
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(Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the New Hampton Literary and Biblical Institution at New Hampton, NH for the Academic Year 1855-56, Concord Jones & Cogswell Printers, 1856, p. 13
Bowdoin Orient, Brunswick, April 8, 1872
Bowdoin Library Archives Image Gallery - Photograph Charles Burnham Shackford
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"New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLPC-WY4 : accessed 21 Nov 2012), Moses C Shackford, 24 May 1873
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The Townsman, Wellesley, Mass, Thursday, January 17, 1963