A few days ago I received an e-mail from a cousin who found this blog. She was researching her ancestry and had found the September 25, 2013 article about Isabel Temple Shackford's marriage to Gustavus Walker Dyer because Isabel is one of her direct ancestors!
One of the reasons I blog is to find distant cousins who share the same immigrant ancestor so it's wonderful to hear from someone else on the same journey of learning more about their ancestors. Yes this cousin is very distant -- the computer calculates our relationship as 7th cousin 3 times removed and our common ancestor who happens to be the immigrant ancestor, William Shackford, was born over 363 years ago. But although we live miles apart (very far apart in this case), we found each other via this blog and learned that we both have an interest in researching and sharing SHACKFORD family history.
And it was very nice to hear this descendant of Isabel Temple Shackford say that it was a delight to read the blog and to learn that she plans to share the blog with other family members who are interested in family history. Perhaps over time, those talks will result in the sharing of additional information about this family history.
So in honor of receiving such a nice note from Isabel's descendent, over the next few weeks we'll try to focus our writing to cover a little something about each of Isabel Temple Shackford's ancestors. We'll start with our common ancestor, William Shackford who happens to be the immigrant ancestor because we just learned that he gave a deposition in 1720 at the age of 78. More about that in a future blog next week...
Isabel Temple Shackford and her SHACKFORD ancestors
Isabel Temple Shackford (1883-1979) m. Gustavus Walker Dyer
Joseph Wesley Shackford (1848-1909) m. Cora Kingsbury
John William Shackford (1819-1900) m. Mary Cole McLelland
Samuel Shackford (1782-1832) m Nancy Buzzell
Samuel Shackford (1752-1843) m Nancy Walker
Samuel Shackford (1728-1812) m. Elizabeth Ring
William Shackford (1706-1773) m. Susanna Downing
Samuel Shackford (1674-1731) m. Abigail Richards
William Shackford (1641-1720) m. Deborah Trickey (Immigrant Ancestor)
Parkes Joanne Shackford, "Wedding Wednesday - Isabel Temple Shackford marries Gustavus Walker Dyer (Blog 67)," Shackford, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 67, 25 September 2013 (http://shackfordgenealogy.weebly.com/1/post/2013/09/wedding-wednesday-isabel-temple-shackford-marries-gustavus-walker-dyer.html : accessed 18 March 2014).
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