Submitted by: William F. Joiner write to: 311 East Church Street, P. O. Box 406, Troy, AL 36081-0406
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Mon, 19 Feb 1996
Your last known ancestor, John Shackelford, may be the John Shackelford that we have lost.
My grandfather (in-law), Edward Madison Shackelford, published "George Shackelford - Annette Jeter and Descendants" in 1941. Unfortunately, his research notes have disappeared and he did not include documentation in the book. However -
John Shackelford d. 1647
Christopher Shackelford, Alresford Parish, Hampshire, England
Roger Shackelford b. 1629, Immigrated in 1638
John Shackelford b. abt 1712 d. abt 1777 m. Ann Willoughby 31 Dec 1730
William Shackelford b. 19 Dec 1732
Easter Shackelford b. 20 Dec 1734
Sarah Shackelford b. 2 May 1737
Rebeccah Shackelford b. 19 Aug 1738
Francis Shackelford b. 18 Mar 1739
Davis Shackelford b. 27 Dec 1742
**** John Shackelford b. 4 Jun 1745 d. 23 Apr 1776
Fanny Shackelford b. 6 June 1747
Mary Ann Shackelford b. 13 May 1749
James Shackelford b. 12 Oct 1752
Stephen Shackelford b. 23 Sep 1756
George Shackelford b. 19 Jan 1759
I have no other documentation on this John Shackelford; however, I do know that Roger Shackelford originally settled in Gloucester County, Virginia. There are references to Shackelford village, Gloucester County, Virginia; King William County, Virginia; Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia; Carteret (Bath) County, North Carolina; Rappahannock and Mattaponi Rivers, Virginia (which would not be very far SE of Culpepper, Virginia); Essex County, Virginia; Onslow County, North Carolina; among other locations.
There is more information about the family's history in England and a large complement of the descendants of Roger Shackelford. Hopefully, this is the John Shackelford that you are hunting. I would very much like to include his descendants in my charts.
I, too, am researching Culpepper, Dunn, and
Although he's got 3 generations back from Roger, they are different from Mary Alley's 2 back: Lancelot-->John-->Roger
John Shackelford, a butcher in Alresford (pronounced "Alford"), Hampshire, England, was a descendant of William. His father's name is believed to have been Lancelot Shackelford. His will, dated 26 May 1647, left the bulk of his estate to his children: John (baptized 23 Dec 1627), Roger (bap. 23 Apr 1629), Charles (bap. 25 Jan 1630), Christopher (bap. 10 Mar 1632), Anne (bap. 16 Mar 1634), Ingram (bap. 12 Oct 1636), and Sarah. Don't think that our John SHACKELFORDs are one & the same, though. (Since I'd lost his address, I don't even know if I answered him!)
It's beginning to appear that mine could be the one who fought Indians with Col. HOGG in 1755. That would probably mean that he was born c1735. According to T. K. Jones, editor of the "Shackelford Clan Magazine," there were 2 or 3 John SHACKELFORDs in Pittsylvania Co., VA.
"Shackelford Clan Magazine," Vol. 11, No. 3:, "One John S. seems to have left Pittsylvania as early as 1783, evidently THE OLD COLONIAL JOHN - official Records of Pittsylvania Co., Order Book 4, p. 499. Probably same John who moved to Georgia and later to Shelby Co., Kentucky and died there in 1819. That one John lived in Pittsylvania Co. early is established by the statement of his son, Mordecai in his pension petition."
According to Mordecai SHACKELFORD's Rev. War Pension Application, he moved with his family to Pittsylvania Co. when he was 14-years-old, c1777. One of the John SHACKELFORDs signed the Oath of Allegiance, 1777, in Pittsylvania Co.
"Military Records of Pittsylvania CO. VA, 1767-1783" taken from Judgment Books 1, 2, and 4 and Deed Book 4. Compiled by Eliz. Tunstall White: Judgments No. 4, At a court held Aug. 15, 1780 "John Shackleford came into court and made oath that he served as a Corporal under Captain Francis KESTLEY who was under the command of Col. Peter HOGG, on the Expedition against the Indians in the year 1755, until he was disbanded and that he never Received a Warrant or Certified for such Military Service Which is Ordered to be Certified to the Register of the Land Office." (Page 336)
In my searches, I came up with these:
CULPEPPER CO., VA. MARRIAGES OF SHACKELFORDS Listed by Vogt & Kethley
SHACKELFORD Spouse Year
Charles Polly MENEFEE 1798
Dudley Winifred WEATHERSPOON 1784
John Peggy NEWBY 1794
Mallory Nancy McQUEEN 1800
Mallory May COLEMAN 1802
Zachariah Frances LILLARD (This could be Williard) 1811
Elizabeth Benjamin NICHOLSON 1792
Frances Theophilus JONES 1797
Maria Archibald HAMILTON 1797
Lucy Aaron CLEMENTS 1799
Milly Richard GLOVER 1795
Susanna Joseph CAMPBELL 1793
Don't know where this one took place which I got from the "Shackelford Quarterly" - Oct. '94: Benjamin W. WHITE = Angeline SHACKELFORD
Sunday I got this one from Sharen: Date sent: Sun, 02 Feb 1997
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