Submitted by: Donna Mixon Jenkins                 Tue, 21 Jan 1997    

I'm researching Starling Madison Shackelford from Elbert Co, GA. He married 1833 a Higginbotham in Elbert Co, Ga. Will be happy to exchange information if there is a connection.

Wed, 22 Jan 1997  Subject: Shackelford, Starling Madison

Hello again, I'm new at all this, but I followed your links and entered some  marriages. Don't know if I was in the right place, though, so decided to return here to enter the rest of my information.

Starling Madison Shackelford mar 16 July 1833, Elbert Co, GA Francis Mary Higginbotham. Starling (went by Madison) father was Henry Shackelford Jr  who mar Martha J. Mann. Henry Shackelford Sr. was from Orange Co, VA, but he died in Elbert Co, GA. His will is recorded 1819 in Elbert Co.  The research on the Henrys was done by Joan W Be Beau, who published a book "Henry Shackelford of Elbert Co, Georgia".

I do not know the birth or death date of Starling Madison, but the latest census I find him is 1860 in Fayette Co, AL with a new wife, June. In 1850 he was in Gordon Co, GA. His dau. (my great grandmother) Mary Caroline Shackelford was b. 16 Dec 1847 GA, mar. 5 Dec 1867 Chirkasaw Co, MS to Benjamin F. Mixon. She died 20 Jan 1925 Crossville, Lamar Co, AL. I have information on Starling Madison Shackelford's children but thought this was enough for the first entry - to see if I'm doing this correctly. Thanks again, Donna Mixon Jenkins

Wed. Mar. 4, 1998

Henry Shackelford Sr, born ca 1732 lived in Orange Co, VA. Died, Jan. 1819 in Elbert Co, GA. Henry's parents may be John & Ann Shackelford.

Wife of Henry unknown for she was not mentioned in his will.

Children of Henry Shackelford

1. Edmund Shackelford b. ca 1761; mar 23 Jul 1794 in Orange Co, VA to Sarah 'Sally' Holiday.

2. Nancy Shackelford b. ca 1772; mar Peter Alexander.

3. Betsey Shackelford b. ca 1774; mar William Brown.

4. Henry Shackelford Jr. b. ca 1775 in Orange Co, VA; mar ca 1799 to Martha J Mann.

5. Jenny Shackelford b. ca 1776; mar ca 1790 to Joel Mann.

6. Fanny Shackelford b. ca 1778; mar Samuel N Balidy.

Children of Henry Shackelford Jr. & Martha J Mann

1. Asa C Shackelford, b. ca 1802 in Elbert Co, GA; mar 21 Jan 1834

Elbert Co, GA to Mary Christian.

2. Henry Shackelford III, b. ca 1804 in Elbert Co, GA; mar 29 May 1828 Elbert Co, GA to Martha Lewis.

3. John Hubbard Shackelford, b. 30 Dec 1808 Elbert Co, GA; mar (1)12 Apr 1831 Elbert Co, GA to Sarah Hansard - they had 15 children

mar (2) Dicey Nivens

John died Oct 1899 in AL, probably Lamar Co.

4. James Shackelford, b. ca 1810.

5. Stephen Archie Shackelford, b. ca 1810; mar Lucy Ann Temple.

6. Starling Madison Shackelford, b. ca 1811 Elbert Co, GA; mar (1) 16 July 1833 Elbert Co, GA to Francis Mary HIgginbotham.

mar (2) June ________.

Starling died in AL.

7. Martha Ann Shackelford, b. ca 1815 GA; mar Jun 1839 Jefferson Co, AL to Peter Robertson.

Children of Starling Madison Shackelford & Francis Mary Higginbotham.

1. Clary A E Shackelford, b. ca 1834 Elbert Co, GA.

2. John J Shackelford, b. ca 1836 Elbert Co, GA.

3. Henry D Shackelford, b. ca 1837 Elbert Co, GA.

4. Francis M Shackelford, b. ca 1839 Elbert Co, GA

5. William G Shackelford, b. ca 1841 Elbert Co, GA

6. Lucy Adaline Shackelford, b. 6 Dec 1845, GA; mar Thomas J Godfrey   d. 18 Sep 1904.

7. Mary Caroline Shackelford, b. 16 Dec 1847 Elbert Co, GA; mar 5 Dec 1867 Chickasaw Co, MS to Benjamin Franklin Mixon.

Mary died 20 Jan 1925 Lamar Co, AL

8. Starling Asbury Shackelford, b. 16 Apr 1849, GA, mar (1) 4 Nov 1866 Fayette Co, AL to Emma Lee

mar (2) 17 Oct 1871 Fayette Co, AL to Arminda Bryant

mar (3) 24 Dec 1882 Lamar Co, AL to Mrs M A Lemons

mar (4) 27 Mar 1887 Lamar Co, AL to Nancy Houston

Starling Asbury died 27 Apr 1925

9. Rosanna Shackelford b. ca 1852, GA

10. Stephen Shackelford b. ca 1852, GA twin to Rosanna.

The next two children may be by second wife June.

11. Nancy Shackelford, b. ca 1857, GA

12. Martin Shackelford, b. ca 1859, AL

I descend from #7 Mary Caroline Shackelford & Benjamin Franklin Mixon, my great grandparents.  I am happy to share what information I have.

Wed, 22 Jan 1997   TO:  tcorinne@magick.net  Subject: Shackelford, Starling Madison

Hello again, I'm new at all this, but I followed your links and entered some  marriages. Don't know if I was in the right place, though, so decided to return here to enter the rest of my information.

Starling Madison Shackelford mar 16 July 1833, Elbert Co, GA Francis Mary Higginbotham. Starling (went by Madison) father was Henry Shackelford Jr  who mar Martha J. Mann. Henry Shackelford SR. was from Orange Co, VA, but he died in Elbert Co, GA. His will is recorded 1819 in Elbert Co.  The research on the Henrys was done by Joan W Be Beau, who published a book "Henry Shackelford of Elbert Co, Georgia".

I do not know the birth or death date of Starling Madison, but the latest census I find him is 1860 in fayette Co, AL with a new wife, June. In 1850 he was in Gordon Co, GA. His dau. (my great grandmother) Mary Caroline Shackelford was b. 16 Dec 1847 GA, mar. 5 Dec 1867 Chirkasaw Co, MS to Benjamin F. Mixon. She died 20 Jan 1925 Crossville, Lamar Co, AL. I have information on Starling Madison Shackelford's children but thought this was enough for the first entry - to see if I'm doing this correctly. Thanks again, Donna Mixon Jenkins

Tue, 21 Jan 1997, Ray and Donna Jenkins wrote: Hello T A, I'm researching Starling Madison Shackelford from Elbert Co, GA. He married 1833 a Higginbotham in Elbert Co, Ga. Will be happy to exchange information if there is a connection.


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