Submitted by: Ann Keng McIntyre                     Dec 8, 1999

You might want to check this site out as I found Shackelfords and Shacklefords.                     Ann Keng McIntyre

From: "jmautrey" <>  To:  Subject: [AUTRY] Autry's Listed in Index for Republic of Texas Claims Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999

The Index to Republic Claims on Microfilm

The Republic Claims series includes claims for payment, reimbursement, or restitution submitted by citizens to the Republic of Texas government from 1835 through 1846. It also includes files relating to Republic pensions and claims against the Republic submitted as public debt claims after 1846. The records include supporting documents such as vouchers, financial accounts, military records, receipts, notes, or letters.

These historic records from the Republic Era have been microfilmed to preserve the highest image quality, and the entire series has been meticulously indexed by staff in the Archives and Information Services Division.

The Republic Claims series consists of four groups of payments made for services rendered during the period 1835-1846. These groups are the Audited Claims, Republic Pensions, Public Debt Claims, and Unpaid Claims.

Because the actual Republic Claims are extremely fragile, access to the records is restricted to high-quality microfilmed copies of the files. This Online Index provides an alphabetical list of indexed names with corresponding microfilm Reel and Frame numbers where the indexed name appears in one or more Claims files. The microfilm reels are available through Interlibrary Loan and, to view in person, at the Genealogy Collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Microfilming and indexing for the Republic Claims project were made possible by two generous grants from the Summerlee Foundation.

Jo Autrey,  Dallas, Texas

Jan 5, 2000

American WWI Mothers' Pilgrimage, 1930

In the late 1920s the War Department of the United States compiled a list of mothers and widows of deceased soldiers killed in World War I and offered to send them to their loved one's final resting place in Europe. This database contains the names those women who were entitled to make the pilgrimage, as shown by department records on 15 November 1929. Each record provides the name of widow or mother, city and state of residence, and relationship to the deceased. Additionally, information regarding the decedent's name, rank, unit, and cemetery is provided.

May 31, 2000

I have some information on Dr. John Shackleford who was born March 8, 1801 near Maysville in Mason County, Kentucky.  Please e-mail me if interested

I have scanned a letter written Feb. 21, 1881 in Evansville, Indiana by Ross Shackelford to his cousin, Mrs. Lilla (Nisbet) Noble in Giddings, Texas.  If interested, please e-mail me at:

June 1, 2000


Margaret(Margaretta) Calhoun Ross b. April 3, 1833 in/near Madisonville, KY to William Stuart Ross and unknown mother on the notes I have here with me at work. William Stuart Ross was the son of Major David Ross and Henrietta Maria Bordley.

I haven't worked on this line much, but I believe from my information that Margaret had a brother Dr. Will Ross and a sister named Henrietta who went by the name of "Henie"(Hennie?).

Margaret Calhoun Ross is my great great grandmother. She married James Alexander Nisbet. Their daughter, Maude(Maud), was my great grandmother.

My grandmother was named for her sister, Henrietta.

I'm a very lucky to have started researching my family in the early 1970's when some relatives were still alive. I begged for information from my kinfolks. I have a gold bag (not enough for a "gold mine") of information from my great grandmother Maud Nisbet who married Robert Early Morse.

Maud was born I think in 1860 (going from memory) near Giddings, Texas.

This is about an hour's drive from Austin, Texas on the way to Houston, Texas. Maud wrote 17 pages of what it was like to live in Texas as a child, her trip back to Madisonville, KY via the Mississippi River and about her husband. It precious. I have the letter that her husband wrote to her parents asking for her hand in marriage.

Can you take large files? I'm thinking I'll put them out on the web for people to see.

I am in the process of scanning: "Brief Memoirs of John Shackleford, M.D." that lived 1801-1886.  17 page article by Maud Nisbet Morse

I have a copy of "Nisbet Narrations" by A. N. Nisbet that says the Ross family were from Alexandria, Virginia & Yorkshire, England. I can't figure out my notes, but show the date 1682.

I've scanned a letter to illa Nisbet Noble (Maud's sister) from her cousin Ross Shackelford that you might enjoy.

Would it be easier to go to my website or e-mail them to you? Sorry this is so long.

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