(1) Nancy, born Jan 8, 1787; she married first, Samuel Shackford, jr, Esq, of Barrington; they had four sons and six daughters. She married, second John Sher-
burne of Northwood; no children by last marriage. She died June 10, 1873, being in her eight-seventh year, at the house of her daughter Mrs Dr Levi G Hill of Dover
leaving numerous descendents, some of the fourth generation. The discipline of her life's voyage had been so wisely improved, that as the end drew nigh she saw in death no cause for alarm, viewing it rather as it were, a dense fog,
the uplifting of which would reveal a haven of safety and eternal rest Perfect love and cheerful trust had banished all fear.
Nancy raised ten children, six of whom lived past the age of 80! Her children were: Elizabeth Ann, Susan Clarke, Mary Walker, Lucy Marie, Abigail Burnham, Samuel Burnham, John William, George Warsingham, Charles Harrison, and Caroline Jenness.
Samuel and Nancy's marriage record was certified in a 1905 record but we're confident they were married as both names are recorded on the death records for many of her children.
In July 1868, Joseph Wesley Shackford, who was 20 visited his Grandmother Shackford and recorded this in his diary "Grandmother Shackford is staying at Mr Hale's. The old lady holds out remarkably well. She is about 82 years of age and goes about like a person of 60 might." That's a great complement from a 20 year old! Nancy lived till the age of 86 and is buried in the SHACKFORD-JENNESS Cemetery.
Note: Nancy's last name is sometimes spelled Buzell, Buzzell, Buzzel and even Rugel in her birth record. We don't know much about her 2nd husband John Sherburn so haven't written about that marriage yet. Also, we're working on finding some source information about her husband Samuel Shackford, Jr. Joseph mentions a diary he kept in 1830 - we'd love to find that!
Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 2 April 2014), Nancy Burnham Buzzell Shackford, Sherburn
Johnston Joseph S, editor, The Diary of Joseph Wesley Shackford King and Queen County Virginia 1868-1893 (Library of Congress: Library of Congress, 1991), page 7
New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Birth Records, 1659-1900, , Nancy Rugel, 8 January 1787; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 April 2014); “New Hampshire, Birth Records, through 1900.” Online index and digital images. New England Historical Genealogical Society. Citing New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire
New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, , Samuel Shackford m Nancy Buzzel, 1 January 1806; digital records, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 April 2014
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