Samuel Shackford (1821-1908) of Chicago and Samuel Burnham Shackford (1871-1934). They weren't very closely related -- our genealogy software calculates their relationship as fourth cousin's three times removed.
Samuel Shackford of Chicago spent much of his genealogy researching the Shackford relationship to Abraham Lincoln. His publications include “The Lineage of President Abraham Lincoln” and "Captain John Shackford and Family" (shown to the right).
Samuel Burnham Shackford's obituary in the New England History and Genealogy Register mentions that he published multiple manuscripts on the SHACKFORD family. We have not yet found those manuscripts but will keep looking. After he died, his heirs gave a gift of 3,000 books to the New England Historical Genealogical Society of Boston and over 200 deeds, letters and other valuable historical data to the New Hampshire Historical Society of Concord. Someday we hope to visit these facilities to review these documents and search for any SHACKFORD research that he may have donated.
We appreciate those who have researched and documented the SHACKFORD family history and are enjoying documenting sources that back up their excellent research.
"Dover Man Gives Boston Society 3,000 books," Portsmouth Herald and Times (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 27 April 1934; digital images, Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 21 February 2014
Shackford Samuel, Captain John Shackford and Family (Chicago: 1888), ; digital images, FamilySearch (https://dcms.lds.org/ :
Parkes Joanne Shackford, "Friday Faces from the Past Samuel B. Shackford (1871-1934), Lawyer, Legislature, and Genealogist (Blog 123)," Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History, 21 February 2014 (http://shackfordgenealogy.weebly.com/1/post/2014/02/friday-faces-from-the-past-samuel-b-shackford-1871-1934-lawyer-legislature-and-genealogist-blog-123.html : accessed 21 February 2014), Samuel Burnham Shackfordaccessed 26 April 2014.
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