SHACKELFORD CLAN MAGAZINE
Genealogy of Shackelfords and Shacklefords.
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Lubbock, Texas. June 1953. Vol 9. No 2.
Motto: A people which takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors, are not likely to achieve anything worthy ot be remembered with pride by remote descendants.
EDWARD DARNABY'S FAMILY, CONTINUED.
In our last issue we began a discussion of the Edward Darnaby family, and we continue now with that discussion. In the May Magazine we gave you a copy of the Will of Ambrose Haley wherein he mentioned only three children, but he did mention a grand daughter--Mary Elizabeth Weathers. And as it is seen in the May issue, the wife of Ambrose Haley was Mary (Polly) Darnaby.
Ambrose Haley, parentage and date of birth not known, died in Fayette County, Ky., 1849. He was married to Mary (Polly) Darnaby, daughter of Edward Darnaby and his wife--Mildred Ellis, July 26, 1812. She was born about 1791 to 1795, and died in Fayette County, Ky., 1872. They had at least four children, as follows:
William D.,----(married Susan Mitchell, and/or Susan Darnaby. (see later)
Emily A., -----(married John H. Weathers)
Lucinda.,-----(married William H. Weathers)
Mary H.,-----(married John G. Parish)
William D. Haley, only son of Ambrose Haley and his wife--Mary (Polly) Darnaby-Haley, and mentioned first in the will of Ambrose, probably the eldest child. We have no record of his date of birth, and there is a question as to the identity of his wife, one record showing that she was Susan Darnaby, but
we have no marriage record to prove this. And we do have a marriage record showing one William D. Haley having married Susan D. Mitchell, August 26, 1840. Parentage and dates of birth and death for Susan D. Mitchell are lacking. William D. Haley died in 1898, and following is a copy of his will.
I, William D. Haley, of the County of Fayette, and State of Kentucky, farmer, do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made at any time heretofore. And as to my estate and all the property, real or personal, of which I should die possessed of, I devise and bequeath and dispose of in the following manner, towit:
First: My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my executor hereinafter named, be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by them be found convenient.
Second: I give, devise, and bequeath to my son--Ambrose Haley, that portion of my farm joining his land on the south side, and is bounded east by Haley Pike, and on the north by Miss Belton Wilson, and on the west by Robinson White's farm, containing 100 (one hundred) acres.
Third: I give to W. W. Haley, seven thousand five hundred dollars, ($7, 500.00) being the portion he received when he bought his present farm.
Fourth: I give and bequeath to my daughter--Mary A. Crim, the farm upon which she now lives, known as the Mary Haley farm, containing ninety (90) acres of land. Said land joins Strother Goff on the north and east, Miss Lizzie Prewitt on the south, and Mrs Lizzie Gay on the west. Also the land of Ambrose Haley. I also give to Mary A. Crim, seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750.00), to make her equal with the above named lots.
Fifth: I give and bequeath to my son Claiborn M. Haley, my home place situated on the Winchester Pike, and containing seventy two (72) acres, and bounded on the north by Winchester Pike, east by J. L B. Alberts, south by Benjamin Goodwin, and west by C. M. and T. E. Haley.
Sixth: I give and bequeath to my son Thomas F. Haley, one hundred (100) acres, commencing at Mingotown and to be cut off next to R. A. Speer and Mrs Gay, also the road leading to the turn pike. This leaves a balance of forty (40) acres which I give Thomas the refusal of at sixty dollars ($60.00) per acre, the money to be divided between said heirs.
Seventh: All the rest of my estate, real or personal, of which I shall die possessed, to be divided equally between the above named heirs.
I do appoint and nominate my son--Ambrose Haley to be my executor of this my last Will and Testament, without bond or security.
In witness whereof I, William D. Haley, have to this my last Will and Testament subscribed my name and affixed my seal, this first day of November eighteen hundred and ninety four. (November 1, 1894) Signed, sealed and declared to be my last Will and Testament in the presence of J. M. Darnaby, and Cicero Coleman, as witnesses.
Signed--William D. Haley.
Will Book 8, page 412, Fayette County, Kentucky.
Probated March 14, 1898.
William D. Haley, whose will you have just read, and his wife--Susan D. Mitchell, or Susan Darnaby, had at least five children, namely:
Ambrose.,--------(married Nannie Alberti)
Mary Agnes.,-----(married D. F. Crim)
William W.,-------(married Amelia B. Cunningham)
Claiborn Mitchell,-(married Eva Mildred Carter)
Thomas F.,-------(born ??, married ??.
Ambrose Haley, son of William D. and Susan Haley, was born in Fayette County, Ky., November 1, 1846. Date of death not known to us. He married Miss Nannie Alberti, parentage and dates not shown, February 9, 1875. They had six children, as follows:
Katherine L.,--(born ??, married ??.
Sam Martin.,--(born ??, married ??.
Ambrose, Jr, -(born Jan 26, 1880. d May 30, 1953.
Eugene Wharton,(born ??, married ??.
Christmas Carol, (born ??, married Betty Coons.
There was one other, but name not shown.
D. F. Crim, parentage and dates of birth and death not shown, married Mary Agnes Haley, daughter of William D. and Susan Haley, October 21, 1866. She was born in Fayette County, Ky., March 6, 1848. Date of her death not shown. They had six children, as follows:
Fanny Etta.,------(married Thomas Hagan)
Susie Pearl.,-----(married James A. Liter)
William Lewis.,---(married ??
Mary Ella.,-------(married ??
David Stanley.,---(married ??
Thomas Haley.,--(married ??
William W. Haley, son of William D. and Susan Haley, was born in Fayette County, Ky., February 21, 1857. Date of death not shown. He married Miss Amelia Bell Cunningham, January 11, 1881. They are said to have had five sons, but we have never been able to learn their names.
Claiborn Mitchell Haley, son of William D. and Susan Haley, was born in Fayette County, Ky., January 15, 1858. Date of his death not shown. He was married to Miss Eva Mildred Carter, October 18, 1887. Our records show they had four children, ie:
William Carter.,(married ??
James Robert.,--(born Jan 12, 1895. died as a child)
Lane Willis.,----(married ??
Sarah Thomas.,--(married Charles Asbury)
William H. Weathers, parentage, birth and death dates not shown, married Lucinda Haley, daughter of Ambrose Haley, and Mary (Polly) Darnaby, January 19, 1843. Her date of birth not shown, but she died in Fayette County, Ky., before 1895. We have never been able to obtain a record of this family, but they appear to have had at least two sons, ie:
John William.,--(married Mary C. Nunnally)
Thomas J.,-----(married Mildred Nelson)
See Deed of Partition, Deed Book 107, page 509, Fayette County, Ky., dated November 23, 1895.
John William Weathers, son of William H. Weathers,
and Lucinda Haley married Mary C. Nunnally, May 8, 1873. they appear to have had two sons, ie: John and Thomas Allen. Then Thomas Allen Weathers married Mary Fister.
Thomas J. Weathers, son of William H. Weathers, and Lucinda Haley, married Mildred Nelson, October 22nd, 1868. But we have no further records of this family or descendants, if any.
John H. Weathers, parentage and date of birth not shown, died in Fayette County, Ky., 1879. He married Emily A. Haley, daughter of Ambrose Haley and Mary (Polly) Darnaby, May 30, 1839. Dates of her birth and death not known to us. John H. Weathers evidently married a second time, as we find that one John H. Weathers married Martha Jane Crim, February 23, 1852.
It will be remembered that Ambrose Haley, in his Will, mentioned a grand daughter--Mary Elizabeth Weathers. So she was evidently a daughter of John H. and Emily A. Haley-Weathers. Following is a copy of the Will of John H. Weathers.
February 1, 1874. I, John H. Weathers, of Fayette County, State of Kentucky, do make this my last Will and Testament.
First: I wish all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid first.
Second: I give my grandson--Jonny Wilson, the land that I got from by brother--Ambrose Weathers by his will, and known as the Scott farm.
Third: I give to my wife--Martha J. Weathers, all the rest of my estate, both personal and real estate, to have and to do as she pleases with.
Fourth: If my grandson--Jonny Wilson dies and leaving no children or child, the land that I gave him is to go to my brothers--Albert and Granville Weathers, and my nephew--Edmund P. Weathers.
I now set my hand and seal this the date above written.
Signed--John H. Weathers.
Augustus Clark and M. G. Thompson, witnesses.
Will Book 5, page 316, Fayette County, Kentucky.
Probated July 24, 1879.
It will be noted in the will of John H. Weathers that he mentioned a grandson-Jonny Wilson, also in the division of his estate we find that one John Hawkins Wilson was an heir, but no relationship is shown. Then among the marriage records of Fayette County we find that one Abner Wilson married Mary E. Weathers, May 19, 1864. Consequentley it is our opinion that Mary Elizabeth Weathers, grand daighter (sic) of Ambrose Haley, was a daughter of John H. Weathers and Emily A. Haley, and the wife of Abner Wilson, and the mother of John Hawkins (Jonny) Wilson. Information that will confirm this one way or another, will be greatly appreciated.
John G. Parish, parentage and dates not known, married Mary H. Haley, daughter of Ambrose Haley, and Mary (Polly) Darnaby., January 9, 1849. We have no further information of this family, so will appreciate any additional information of them.
This concludes the information we have of the descendants of Ambrose Haley and Mary Darnaby-Haley. More information of their descendants would be a valuable addition to the records, and is desired.
WILL OF AUGUSTINE F. EASTIN.
I, Augustine F. Eastin, of the County of Fayette, and State of Kentucky, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking any and all other wills or codicils to any wills heretofore made by me.
Second: I hereby devise and bequeath to my beloved wife-Nancy, during her natural life time, one hundred acres of land, including the dwelling house in which I now reside, with directions that this one hundred acres be taken off from that portion of the farm lying next to and adjoining the said dwelling house, so as to give the two tracts made by this division the most convenient shape practicable. I also give to my said wife during her natural life, all the household and kitchen furniture, tableware, silver plates and all articles of housekeeping of whatsoever kind and description in and about said dwelling, with the power in case she should
so desire to give any of my children any of the articles of personality herein bequeathed to her that she can conveniently spare. I also give to my aforesaid wife absolutely, any two of my horses that she may select, and any two cows and calves that she may select, together with one sow and pigs, a half dozen sheep, two plows and gear, and one carriage or other vehicle belonging to my estate, which she may select, and also one years provisions--corn and other grain, pork and bacon for the use and support of herself and family.
My wife also holds my promissory note for $150.00 (one hundred and fifty dollars) without interest, and this sum I hereby direct my executors to pay her out of my estate.
I direct and instruct my executors to sell under their discretion all my property, real or personal, not embraced in the foregoing bequests, or other wise disposed of herein, and after the payment of my just debts out of the proceeds thereof, I request and desire that the balance be divided among my children then living, as hereinafter act forth, and according to and upon the conditions herein below specified.
It is my wish and desire to do justice to each one and all of my children, and whereas I have given money and property to my older children as below set forth, I desire therefore that they be charged in the distribution of my estate with the amounts herein specified as advancements to them in the sums respectively charged to them.
To my daughter Mildred I have advanced money and property to the amount of one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven dollars. ($1,837.00).
To my son Thomas I have advanced in money and property to the sum of two thousand eight hundred and eighty nine dollars. ($2, 889.00).
To my son Augustine I have advanced in money and property the sum of four thousand dollars. ($4000.00)
And to my son George I have given money and property to the amount of eight hundred and thirty five dollars. ($835.00)
To my son Preston I have advanced money and prop-
erty to the amount of one hundred dollars. ($100.00)
To my son Stephen I have given in money and property to the sum of one hundred dollars. ($100.00)
It is my wish, and I desire as above expressed, my children shall all be equally provided for, and having advanced to those above mentioned the sums above set forth, I desire that my son Luther and those of my younger children who have received lesser advancements should first receive from my estate enough to place them on an equality with my older children, and that as this sum reaches the amount advanced to any of my children, this last mentioned child shall begin to receive his or her distributable share, and so with the one who has received the next higher advancement, and continue thus through them all, and if after all these have been made equal there should be any of the estate undisposed of, I desire that any such surplus be divided amongst them all equally.
These provisions as to the distribution of my estate are intended to apply to that portion of my estate herein devised to my wife during her life after the life estate shall have terminated, as well as to that part of it that is undevised.
I hereby appoint my sons--Thomas and George, Thomas E. Eastin and George B. Eastin, the executors of this my last Will and Testament, with full power to carry out the provisions hereof.
In testimony whereof witness my hand this eighteenth day of September, eighteen hundred and sixty nine. (September 18, 1869).
Signed--A. F. Eastin.
William E. McCann, and F. W. McCann, witnesses.
Will Book 3, page 295, Fayette County, Kentucky.
Probated March 10, 1873.
Next month the descendants of A. F. Eastin.
The last four numbers of the Magazine have come to you from Kentucky, but with our Texas address. The reason for that is, that we now plan an early return to our Texas home.
Next month the family news up to date.
Until next month, Adios--The Editor.
Transcribed by Sandra A. Shackelford
June 14, 1998
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