Harriet C Bibber Shackford
Harriet C Bibber was born Aug 5, 1813 in Eastport, Maine. She was the daughter of Thomas Bibber and Dorcas Pettengill, a seafaring family so it was probably not a surprise when she married Benjamin Batson Shackford on May 8, 1833 as he came from a background of sea captains.
Harriet gave birth to eight children who she raised while her husband learned how to captain a ship and began traveling to distant parts of the world. It must have been difficult to send him off on trips and very exciting when he returned safely as he possibly brought trinkets and shared stories of his travels to Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Trinidad and other distant locations with his family. Harriet lost at least two children at young ages, and two in their 20s. Their father's sense of adventure was shared with the family as two of her children moved west and settled in Oregon. Harriet died in Lubec, Maine in 1895 at the age of 82.
Joshua Shackford - (1834-????) - only know his birth date.
John Edward Shackford (1836-1862) - blacksmith, died in New York
Harriet Elizabeth Shackford (1838-1861)
Marietta Shackford (1840-????) - married Joseph R Gilman
Ann Pearce Shackford (1841-1924) - married Andrew V Bradford, moved to Oregon by 1900, died in Oregon in 1924, gravestone is in Eastport, Maine. Ann's granddaughter, Ruth Grant Pearson kept a scrapbook which included the photograph shown above.
Emma Shackford (1842-????) - only know her birth date
Gertrude Shackford (1844-????) - only know her birth date
Stella Woodwell Shackford (1853-1918) - married William Pearce Higgins and moved to Oregon.
Thanks again to Ruth Grant Pearson for keeping a scrapbook of her ancestors and relatives and for the Border Historical Society for allowing me to share these photographs in this blog.
 Maine State of Maine, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900," index," database index, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 1 August 2013), Harriet C Bibber
 Maine "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907," datebase index, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 1 August 2013), Benjamin B Shackford m Harriet C Bibber 8 May 1833
 Maine "Maine, Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910," index, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 1 August 2013), Harriet C Shackford, d. 8 Sept 1895
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