Known Shackelford/Shackleford Family Reunions

Submitted by:          July 2, 1999


The Shackelford-Mos(e)ley Family Association consists of descendants of George Shackelford, Edward Moseley and associated families (other Moseleys, Butlers, Talleys, Jeters, Bonhams, Luckies, etc.) who were pioneer settlers of the Pintlala Community of Montgomery County, Alabama, in the early 1800's.

The 1999 SMFA Reunion on June 26 at Pintlala Baptist Church in Hope Hull, Alabama, was attended by 102 family members and friends from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

Descendants of Wilkerson James and Susan Amelia Moseley Beach who came over 650 miles included Janice Shultz from Houston, Texas, and Esther Beach Persigehl and Bruce and Pamela Wannamaker of Annadale, Virginia. Senior family members present included 84-year-old George Adkin Mosley Jr. (former SMFA President) from Montgomery, 81-year-old Jewel Elliotte Clark, Jr. (great-grandson of Ann Shackelford Walker) of Byhalia, Mississippi, and Curby Steele Crauswell (a descendant of Robert D. Moseley) of Montgomery and in his 80's. The youngest family member in attendance was 6-weeks-old Jason Ryan Holcomb (great grandson of Julia Katherine Moseley Cleghorn). Large groups of descendants of Cater Franklin Moseley, Susan Amelia Moseley Beach and Robert D. Moseley were present.

Registration began at 10 a.m. followed by the welcome, introductions, business, Memory Time, and group photographs. Clanton Mosley, president, and James Frederick Shackelford, vice president/treasurer, were re-elected to lead the family association for the next year. Maryetta Holcomb and Tommye Howard led in the remembrance of their grandmother Julia Moseley Cleghorn.

Clanton Mosley told of the link to the Butlers of Edgefield District, South Carolina, through Martha Butler Moseley, wife of Edward Moseley. Walter E. Shackelford III and Patricia Shackelford Thompson shared memories of their father Walter Enslen Shackelford, Jr. After a bountiful covered-dish lunch, family members enjoyed visiting, viewing family photographs, records and memorabilia, and touring the Shackelford, Moseley-Tankersley-Luckie-Supple, and Bonham-Mosley-Anderson Cemeteries.



We are glad you came. One purpose of our reunion is to help preserve our family heritage as we share the memories of our ancestors. Try to get to know as many "cousins" as you can. Check out the family photos, records and mementos. Share in the Memory Time. Enjoy the meal. Visit the family cemeteries and other sites of interest. Keep in touch. Tell other family members about our Association. Come back again.

10:00 a.m. Registration

10:30 a.m. Welcome and introductions

10:45 a.m. Business session

11:00 a.m. Memory Time

11:45 a.m. Group photographs

12:00 Noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. Sharing time

2:00 p.m. Adjourn


George Mosley of Montgomery, past SMFA president, has given up driving but gets around with the help of his son John who provides transportation.

Dave (GGS of Mariah Elizabeth Moseley Luckie) and Wanda Bamberg and their son Josh of Spring TX will be vacationing in Orlando at the time of the reunion. Josh, who is eight, has been very excited about going to Disney World and Universal Studios for quite a while.

Allen (GGGS of Mary Shackelford Allen) and Tonda Crenshaw have moved from Brenham TX to Carrollton TX where Allen has a job as the journalism teacher at Newman Smith High School. He was recently selected as one of the top eleven journalism advisors in the nation and was honored in Washington, DC in November by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund at the National Journalism Advisers Conference.

Wayne and Judith Shackelford Richardson moved in their new coastal dream home on St. Helena Island SC in May. Judith's two daughters, Bobbi and Tereasa, are now living in Beaufort SC. Tereasa is working and studying on her degree in Engineering. Bobbi and her two sons, Justin and Jonah, recently vacationed at Disney World. Sandi Shackelford was recently promoted to the rank of Professor at Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC. Erica Goff of Jacksonville, FL, daughter of John Goff and Bobbie Shackelford Ruple, is engaged to be married in July 2000.

Lula Mae Mosley Tyre of Hope Hull AL is very alert at age 96 but has medical problems and had cancer surgery in early June. She greatly appreciates her niece Jean Mosley Ivy for providing lots of TLC.

William McKissick Timmerman, Jr. of Port Arthur TX has provided information on the Garrett, Henry, Davis and Timmerman families who were related to Fanny Garrett Shackelford. He sent photos of the antique secretary used by her husband Dr. Frank Shackelford during his medical practice in Pintlala. His father, identified as Mack Timmerman (visitor) in 1930 reunion photos, also lives in Port Arthur. Mack, his brothers Frank and Samuel, and his sister Leila lived with Frank and Fannie Shackelford for several years while their mother was hospitalized in Denver.

William H. (95) and Anna Vale Smith (92) Talley of Burkeville TX are both doing well and will celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary on June 25. He is a descendant of Anna Moseley Jeter and she is a Butler descendant. Their daughter Ann Schweikert has been very helpful in providing information on that branch of the family.

Earl Eric Wartenberg (GGS of Wilhelmina Shackelford Kinzer) lives in Crofton MD and works in the technical department of a large law firm in Washington DC.

Susan Sallee Gammon (GGD of Annie Lee Shackelford Rogers) and her husband Robert recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary at First Baptist in Belton SC where he is Minister of Music. During our reunion they will be at Montreat in NC for the Music and Worship Conference. Susan's sister Donna Sallee Morgan ia a CPA practicing in Orlando FL and my husband is Dean of Students at Oviedo High School in Oviedo FL. During the reunion they will be vacationing with her parents in the mountains at Linville NC.

Lyndall Maxwell of Houston TX sent an update on descendants of Reuben and Anna Moseley Talley. Murriel Talley, wife of A.T. Talley, Sr. reached 96 years this year. Lyndall's uncle Monroe Robertson Talley is well.

Lucille Alston Grooms (D of Annie Lou Moseley Alston) and her husband Floyd of Peoria AZ are RVing this summer and keep in touch by e-mail. After spending May in Salt Lake City, they are headed for the Pacific Coast (Port Orford OR and Pismo Beach CA). They are active genealogists and Lucille provides much needed information for our Mos(e)ley Family Tree. Their daughter Barbara Grooms Martell has gotten the family search bug and has traced her husband Bob's family back to the early 1500s in France and forward to Nova Scotia. Barbara and Bob are in the process of moving from Denver CO back to California. Right now they are temporarily in Los Gatos CA where Bob and his son Tom have begun a consulting business. Website:

Nina Hope Davenport (GGD of Annie Lee Shackelford Rogers) now lives in Las Vegas NV after traveling and living all over the world for 22 years with her husband Calvin Joe during his Air Force career. Her son Robert Phillips lives in Las Vegas NV and his 3 children Brenda, Kevin and Danielle all live in FL. A daughter Capt. Joanna Davenport is an Air Force Intelligence Officer stationed at the Pentagon. Her other daughter Hope (Mrs. Gene Pasinski) has 2 daughters Amanda aged 15 and Abigale aged 12. Nina was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis almost 10 years ago and is doing fine with it. She is the Support Group leader for a monthly meeting of 60 people.

Nina knows of no family history regarding MS. It is not considered hereditary. Nina is curious if there are others in our line who might have MS. She can be contacted by phone at (702) 878-5103 and by e-mail at

Dave Anderson (GGGS of Matilda Ann Moseley McPherson) reports that they are all living in VA now. Aaron in Little League. Ben is 9 months old. Buddy the Golden Retriever has started to develop some manners, not many, but some. The body is off the '30 CADILLAC and they have started replacing some of the wood. They will not be at the reunion in Pintlala this year

The web site for Shackelford Clan Magazines is    

Nancy Ann Hall Dennis (GGGD of Mary Shackelford Allen) of Pelham AL owns NanHall Manufacturing that make the PETMOAT. She would like family members to check out her website at

Descendants of Charles E. Crenshaw II and Willie Joseph Allen (D. of Mary Shackelford Allen) may want to read the history of the Crenshaw Family of Butler Co. AL at [No longer a vaild address, if you know the correct Address please send to me]

Clanton and Betty Mosley traveled to Greece in March with a group from their Millbrook Baptist Church in Aiken SC. They visited sites in Athens, Corinth, Rhodes and Ephesus (really in Turkey) where the Apostle Paul preached and the Isle of Patmos where the Apostle John wrote Revelations. Their granddaughter Pamela Rene Mosley of Vidalia GA had a very busy May 22nd when she won third place at the In-House Fun Meet at Vidalia Gymnastics Center, celebrated her 6th birthday early (really June ) with friends and family at a Barbie/pizza party, and graduated from 5K at Vidalia Heritage Academy. Their active grandsons James (8) and Daniel (4) Whitlaw both broke their left arms in April but had their casts removed just in time to enjoy the beach and pool activities during the family week at Hilton Head Island SC in early June.

Clanton's mother Clare Thomas Mosley is well and lives in Tampa FL where she participates in activities at Canterbury Towers, takes short trips to local attractions, attends Bay Shore Baptist Church and enjoys the company of her daughter Elaine Mosley Torina.

Catherine Bergan (GGGD of Annie Lee Shackelford Rogers) of Las Vegas NV is expecting her third child in October. Her seven year old Andy is looking forward to school being out. He is tired of baseball and ready to do roller hockey again. Her toddler Sean is walking, running, and talking all the time in a language that the family calls "Sean-ish".

Roger Weaver Wood (GGGS of Rebecca Catherine Moseley Tillery), a pilot with Birmingham's 117th Refueling Wing, left in April for the air war in Yugoslavia.

Mary Stanley Mosley Mansour of Point Clear AL is now writing for National Animal Welfare magazines and has done many freelance articles. She sent news of her three daughters. Amina Mansour's husband, Wael El Shawky, is getting his Master's Degree in Art on a scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh. Laura Rife has moved to Foley, Alabama where she is employed as a computer technician. Robin Mosley turned 40 in April. Her mother Helen (Mrs. Henry David Mosley) is doing well in her apartment at the Homestead Village Retirement Center in Fairhope AL

Clyde Anderson (Andy) Moseley of Mt. Holly NJ sent news of his family. His son Nathan graduated from high school on June 22 and will enter Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, PA for studies to become a youth minister. His 15 year old daughter Karen is a zealous high schooler involved in Student Council, lacrosse, chorus, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, dance troupe, and has a part-time job helping prepare and serve meals on weekends at a local Christian retirement center. His wife Laurie serves heavily in the women's ministries at their church and works part time at a nursing home.

Andy is in the midst of a job change, having been chosen to fill the position of Pastor of Ministries at his church beginning in July. His family is planning a family trip to Washington state and Montana this August before Nathan goes to college.

Allen Crenshaw Jr. of Dallas TX spent a lot of time as a lad at the plantation of his grandfather Charles Edward Crenshaw II across Mobile Highway (US 31) from the Shackelford Cemetery. He remembers attending several Shackelford reunions around the 4th of July in the 1920's at the Pintlala School before the Family Association was formed in 1930. His Uncle Bill (William Crenshaw) was the champion Alabama barbecuer. To feed the large anticipated crowd, 2-4 shoats were prepared with cooking beginning around 4 a.m. Camp stew containing meat from hog's head, chicken and squirrel along with potatoes, tomatoes, corn, okra and whatever was cooked in a large iron pot. Allen remembers his Cousin Dr. Frank Shackelford treating skin injuries with something he concocted himself that smelled like Campho-phenique.

Roger Fabel (GGGS of Martha Butler Moseley Tankersley) owns his own computer business in the Ft Lauderdale area. He is married to Sherry Carr. Their two sons David and Adam, daughters-in-law Sherry and Christel, and three grandchildren David James, Emily Nancy and Brandon James live near them.


Duncan Maxwell Guy was born on March 23 in Atlanta GA to Joseph S. and Kathleen Guy. He is a GGGGGS of Martha Butler Moseley Tankersley. Kimberly Kristine Dear (GGD of Annie Lou Moseley Alston) was married on May 1, 1999 to Martin Dale Manzer. They live in Austin, TX. Clare Talley (GGGGGD of Anna Moseley Talley), daughter of Monroe Robertson and Cecilia Talley, married Tom Amonette last October. Claire Talley (GGGGGD of Anna Moseley Talley) was born to A. T. and Mary Margaret Talley III in 1998. Ted and Tracy Schwartz have a new daughter Taylor Ann Schwartz (GGGGD of Annie Lou Moseley Alston) born Dec. 14, 1998 at St. David's Hospital in Austin TX. Katelyn Marie Wood (GGGGD of Rebecca Catherine Moseley Tillery)was born April 18, 1998, in Alabama to Roger Weaver and Karen Lynn Underwood Wood. Emily Nancy Fabel (GGGGGS of Martha Butler Moseley Tankersley), daughter of David A. and Sherry Fleming Fabel, was born October 6, 1998 in Ft. lauderdale FL. Her brother David James Fabel was born February 10, 1996. Brandon James Fabel (GGGGGS of Martha Butler Moseley Tankersley) was born August 21, 1997, in Ft. Lauderdale to Adam T. and Christel Valenzuela Fabel. Earl Eric and Cynthia Wartenberg had a baby boy August 16, 1998 named Ryan Dietrich (GGS of Wilhelmina Shackelford Kinzer).


We extend sincere sympathy to the families of those who have left us recently. Charlotte Elizabeth Moseley Urquhart Leger died January 21 at the Baptist Hospital in Montgomery and was buried at Greenwood Cemetery. She frequently attended our reunions. We received word that Jennie Helen Wilder Williams (D of Elizabeth Moseley Wilder) of Portal GA passed away in late 1998 or early 1999. The SMFA newletter mailed to Thelma Boyd Barnes (GD of of Alfred Bethea and Mattie Key Shackelford Colquitt) of Charlottesville VA in February was returned marked "deceased". Emily Marie Moseley Brown (a descendant of our common ancestor Robert Moseley through his son Jesse) of Atlanta GA was killed in an automobile accident on January 14. She had attended the 1996 Gathering of Descendants of Robert Moseley in Edgefield SC.

Richard Allen Willis (GGS of Callie R. Moseley Willis) sent word that his mother Frances Marie Porterfield Willis had passed away recently. Charles (Charlie) Edward Crenshaw IV (GGS of Mary Shackelford Allen) died May 10 in Austin TX. Otey Talley Maxwell (GGGD of Anna Moseley Talley) died June 11 in Houston TX. Services were held at First Presbyterian Church of Houston and burial was at Forest Park Cemetary-Lawndale.


The Moseley-Tankersley-Supple-Luckie Cemetery and Bonham-Mosley-Anderson Cemetery were cleaned in April and June. A booklet on the MTLS compiled by Clanton Mosley includes a diagram showing locations of graves, inscriptions from gravestones, information on all known burials, and photographs of family members buried there. The primary purpose of the booklet is to raise money to erect a memorial for over sixty people buried in unmarked graves. A copy of this booklet will be provided to anyone contributing fifty dollars or more towards the memorial. Estimates for the memorial are: $4000 for a cast bronze plaque mounted on stone; $3000 for an engraved stone; $2000 for an engraved brass plate mounted on stone; and, $1500 for temporary grave markers embedded in cement. We have received $535 to date. We thank the following contributors: Walter E. Shackelford, Earl Moseley, Virginia Jackson, Janie B. Supple Williams, Ima Mae Duncan, Janice E. Shultz, Lucille E. Grooms, W. M. Timmerman, Dan Crosby, Margaret Beach Turk and Elaine M. Torina.

Contributions may be sent to Clanton at 202 Fairway Drive, New Ellenton, SC 29809.

Jim Shackelford oversees the Shackelford Cemetery. Recently, Pintlala United Methodist Church has been helping maintain the cemetery using interest from a trust fund established with the Methodist Foundation by the late Frank

Colquitt Martin Sr. (GS of Mattie Key Shackelford Colquitt). We are grateful to the Martin family and Pintlala United Methodist Church for this assistance.


The SMFA consists of descendants of George Shackelford (1779NC - 1852AL) and Edward Moseley (1771NC - 1834AL). Both were pioneer settlers of the Pintlala Community in the early 1800's. George married Edward's niece, Annette Jeter.

Our common ancestor is Robert Moseley (about 1735VA - 1795SC). We also  welcome descendants of Robert S. Moseley (1782SC - 1829AL, Edward's brother whose family graves were moved from the Kilby Reservation in Montgomery to the Moseley Cemetery in 1987) along with descendants of other pioneer Pintlala settlers with family ties to the Shackelfords and Moseleys: Eleazer Jeter, John Bonham, Elisha Talley, John Anderson Luckie, Robert D. Moseley, etc.

Our goal is to preserve our heritage by (1) issuing newsletters and announcements, (2) having annual reunions, (3) maintaining the family cemeteries, (4) updating the Family Trees, and (5) compiling Family Histories. We want to hear from you. Your letters, cards, phones calls and e-mail messages will be shared with other family members through the newsletter. Also, we need your help in keeping the Mailing List and Family Trees current. Your remembrances (and photographs) of our ancestors are needed for updating the Family Histories. There are no membership dues but contributions are received at the reunion or can be sent to one of our officers: Clanton Mosley, President, 202 Fairway Drive, New Ellenton, SC 29809 (phone: 803-652-2989 or e-mail: and James F. Shackelford, Vice President/Treasurer, 2685 Floyd Bradford Road, Trussville, AL 35173 (phone: 205-665-1857). Jim Shackelford reported in June that the Association had $731.60.



Julia Katherine Moseley was a lifelong resident of Hope Hull. She was born on February 28, 1902 - the ninth of eleven children of Cater Franklin and Charlotte Elizabeth Walters Moseley. She attended the Grange Hall School in Pintlala and the Montgomery County High School in Ramer. Julia married William Claude Cleghorn on July 31, 1923 in Montgomery. Claude was the son Franklin Tucker and Mary Frances Luckie Cleghorn born May 9, 1896 in Hope Hull. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War I, a farmer and an employee of Montgomery County. Claude enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Julia was a housewife, enjoyed sewing, gardening and cooking, and was active in the Women's Club, the PTA and her church. She received awards from the Agriculture & Home Economics in Poultry. Julia and Claude had seven children: Mary Elizabeth (Mrs. Paul Talbot) born 1925, an infant son born and died 1927, Katherine Irene (Mrs. J. L. Hall) born 1929, Betty Jean (Mrs. A. V. Moore) born 1932, William (Billy) born 1934 and died 1980, Jon Etta (Mrs. F. D. Turnipseed) born 1936 and died 1996, and Garrett Franklin born and died 1940. Claude died on May 9, 1942, of a heart attack and is buried in the Moseley Cemetery. After Claude's death, Julia worked hard to raise the family by herself, kept them together and saw all graduate. Julia died on January 25, 1993, at the Capitol Hill Health Center in Montgomery and is buried at the Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery.


Martha Butler Moseley was the matriarch of our Mos(e)ley family in Alabama. She was a daughter of James and Winifred Brooks Butler. She was born on July 7, 1775, in Virginia or the Carolinas. It is thought that James Butler was a Private in the South Carolina Militia during the American Revolution. By the mid-1780's the Butler family was living along Cheves Creek in the Edgefield area of the Ninety Six District of South Carolina. Martha had five brothers, John, James Brooks, Anthony, Thomas and Robert, and three sisters, Ann (Mrs. Henry Waldrum), Rebecca (married first David Shaw and then Hugh Ballentine), and Mary (Mrs. Christopher Columbus Shaw). She met Edward Moseley whose family lived on nearby Cedar Creek and they were married on April 4, 1793.

Martha and Edward had nine children: Winifred (Mrs. Nathan Talley), Mary (Mrs. John Talley),Anna (Mrs. Reuben Talley), Anderson Waid, Rebecca (Mrs. Thomas W. Breedlove), James Abel, Martha (Mrs. John Forrest), Elizabeth Ann (Mrs. James W. Moon), and Frances. All were born in Edgefield District except for Frances who may have been born in Georgia. Martha is named as "Patsey Mosley" in the 1811 Edgefield District Will of her father in which he bequeathed to her sixty dollars and a part of the residue of his estate to be paid after the death of his wife. In 1818 the Edward Moseley family along with other Butler and Moseley kin settled in and around Montgomery, Alabama.

These included Martha's brother Thomas for whom Butler Mill Road in Montgomery County is named. Martha died on June 8, 1831. Edward died three years later on May 20, 1834. Both are buried in unmarked graves in the Moseley Cemetery. In August 1838, John Talley (for Mary Moseley Talley), Anderson Moseley, James Moseley, James Moon (for Betsy Moseley Moon), John Forester (for Patsy Moseley Forester) and Ann Moseley Talley (widow) of Montgomery County, Alabama, as heirs and representatives of Edward and Martha Moseley, appointed Caleb Talley of Edgefield District as their attorney to recover their portion of the estates of James Butler and Winney Butler.

Winifred Brooks Butler had died February 18, 1831 leaving all her estate to her eldest son John. It is uncertain if the Moseley heirs received anything.


Walter Enslen (Walt E.) Shackelford, Jr., twin brother of James Frederick Shackelford, was born in Birmingham AL on September 24, 1906, to Walter Enslen and Sallie Maude Foster Shackelford. He graduated from Paul Haynes High School in Birmingham and studied Agriculture at API in Auburn. He lived for a while with the Kinzers in Beckley WV where he learned how to cut meat.

Walter served with the US Army Quartermaster Corps in England, France and the South Pacific during World War II. He married Elizabeth Pennington, daughter of Abner Brown and Annie Arsenal Pennington, in June 1942 at Birmingham.

Elizabeth was born on March 5, 1914, in Tennessee and graduated from Shady Grove High School in Hickman Co., TN. They had two children: Walter Enslen II born July 20, 1943, and Patricia Ann (Mrs. Hall Williams Thompson, Jr. ) born August 12, 1948, both in Birmingham Walter worked for TCI Mining Co, Vulcan Equipment & Supply, and was a farmer. Elizabeth worked for A&P Food Stores and was a housewife and homemaker. Walter enjoyed reading, viewing TV, conversing with his peers and participating in local politics. He was a member of the VFW. Elizabeth was interested in her church, the library, her children and grandchildren. Walter died in November 1972 in Plant City FL.

Elizabeth died February 23, 1991, in Plant City. Both are buried at the Lakeview Cemetery in Lakeland FL.

The all Shackelford Reunion is scheduled for the fourth Saturday in September (Sep.22) at the Community Center in Elkins, Arkansas. Elkins is about 15 miles southeast of Fayetteville, Arkansas on Arkansas Hiway 16.

I also met some othe Shackelfords still living in Hazel Valley, Arkansas. Hope to see you at the reunion.

Submitted by: Patricia Viellenave

There is an annual Shackleford Reunion held in Gilmer County, West Virginia over the Labor Day week-end. This family descend down from Warner and Rebecca [Stephens] Shackleford.