Martha Ann Shackford

Brief Life History of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Shackford was born on 19 March 1812, in Newington, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Nathanel Cooper Shackford, was 42 and her mother, Phebe Nutter, was 34. She married David D. Smith on 10 November 1839, in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Brighton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1850 and Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1860. She died on 31 October 1884, in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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David D. Smith
Martha Ann Shackford
Marriage: 10 November 1839
John T Smith
Rev. Frank William Smith
Mary Elizabeth Smith
Charles E Smith
Adeline Emma Smith

Sources (27)

  • Martha A Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Ann Shackford, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Martha A. Smith, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: probably a shortened form of Shackelford .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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