William remained in Newmarket his whole live where we find him listed with has occupations of farmer, gentleman (1860 census), a notary, a justice, and a coroner. William and Entwinett had five children: John L, Mark William Walker, Charles Henry (died before William's will was written), Martha Catherine who married Henry C Howard, and Mary Elizabeth. William wrote his will on May 13, 1878 and died seven years later on September 3, 1885 of paralysis. It is interesting that he does not mention his wife in his will as she did outlive him by ten years.
Will of William A Shackford New Market
I William A Shackford, of New Market in the
county of Rockingham, and State of New Hamp
shire considering the uncertainty of life
and being of sound and perfect mind, do
make this my last will and testament.
All my worldly estate, I give and devise
First: I give and devise to my eldest son John
L. Shackford, the sum of five dollars.
Second: I give and devise to my next son
Mark W W Shackford the sum of five dollars
Third I give and devise to my eldest
daughter Martha C S Howard the sum of
Fourth: I give and devise to my next
daughter Mary E Shackford, all the rest
and residue of my estate, both real and
personal, to her and her heirs forever and
hereby appoint the said Mary E. sole execu-
trix. Witness my hand and seal this
thirteenth day of May A D 1878.
William A Shackford seal
Signed and sealed by the above named
William A Shackford, as his last will and
testament, and by us in his presence and
at his request. Subscribed as witnesses
Samuel A Haley
George L Dearborn
True W Thompson
Recorded truly Woodbury M Durgin Register.
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