We have not yet found Elizabeth's birth record but based on the 1850 census she may have been the daughter of Isaac Leighton and Theodate Garland who were living in Effingham, New Hampshire with Elizabeth and a sister Almira who is mentioned in the obituary. The only information we can contribute beyond this obituary regarding Elizabeth's life is that she may have been predeceased by a son Franklin Sherman Shackford (1864-1868). We are still looking for more information about him.
OBITUARY MRS ELIZABETH SHACKFORD
Mrs. Elizabeth Shackford
After an illness of 10 days with
pneumonia, Mrs. Elizabeth F. Shack-
ford, recently of Lewiston, Me., died at
the home of her son, George A. Shack-
ford, 218 Elizabeth street, at 7:45
o'clock yesterday morning. Her maid-
en name was Elizabeth F. Leighton,
and she was born in Effingham, N. H.,
76 years ago and was educated there.
About 57 years ago she was married
to William A. Shackford and soon aft-
erward they located in Lewiston, Me.,
where they subsequently resided up to
last March, when they came to Utica
and have since made their home with
their son. Mrs. Shackford was a mem-
ber of the Congregational Church in
Lewiston for many years and was a
women who was highly esteemed. She
is survived by her husband, one son,
George A. Shackford; two grandchil-
dren and two great-grandchildren, all
of Utica. She also leaves one sister
Mrs. Almira D. Lewis of Haverhill,
1850 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampsphire, population schedule, Effingham, Page 14, dwelling 179, family 178, Isaac Leighton; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 14 December 2014).
Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 July 2014), Franklin S Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 126567774
"Mrs. Elizabeth Shackford," Utica Herald-Dispatch (Utica, New York), 11 September 1911; digital images, Fulton History (www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 24 January 2014).
Parkes Joanne Shackford, "Sunday's Obituary - William Albert Shackford (1829-1913)Dies at Home in East Utica, New York (Blog 109)," Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History, 12 January 2014 (http://shackfordgenealogy.weebly.com/1/post/2014/01/sundays-obituary-william-albert-shackford1829-1913dies-at-home-ineast-utica-new-york-blog-109.html : accessed 3 February 2014