Submitted by:  Chuck Demastus  

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Descendants of John Shackleford

1 John Shackleford b: in England

2 Roger Shackleford

+Mary Palmer m: Abt 1659

3 James Shackleford

+Elizabeth Robbins m: 14 Jul 1687

4 Roger Shackleford

+Carey Baker

5 Roger Shackleford b: 1744 d: 24 Nov 1824

+Nancy Ann Carter m: 13 Oct 1767 d: Abt 1798

6 Adeline Shackleford Resided Davidson County, Tennessee b: 17 May 1789 in KY d: 15 Sep 1868 in Davidson Co, TN

+Frederick Binkley Came to Tennessee before March 1791 b: 15 Feb 1774 in Bethania, Stokes Co, NC m: 12 Dec 1804 in Davidson Co, TN d: 18 Sep 1857 in Davidson Co, TN

3 Francis Shackleford b: 1664 d: 1726

+Sarah Virginia Lewis

4 John Shackleford b: 1712 d: 1778

+Ann ______

5 John Shackleford b: 1745 d: 1781

6 John Shackleford b: Aft 1760

+Anne Newman

Mon, 1 Dec 1997    Subject: James Shackelford

James, son of Roger, born about 1660, married Elizabeth Robins, at Christ Church, Middlesex County, July 14, 1687. She was a grand-daughter of John Robins, of Robin's Neck, Gloucester. She had a sister, Ann, who married Robert Freeman.

Through this marriage James came into possession of considerable land in Gloucester and Elizabeth City Counties, the final disposition of which will appear in a later chapter. James and Elizabeth resided in Abingdon and Ware Parishes in Gloucester, where James died in 1734, leaving a son James and many other children. Elizabeth lived to be very old, about 98, when she "was buried Aug. 2, 1748". James was evidently not a very thrifty man, as will appear later on in this story.

There is hardly a doubt that the immigrant Roger left other children than those I have mentioned (James, Francis, John and Zachariah), but I am not able to find their names. All of "Tidewater" Virginia is full of Shackelfords, even to this day, and they must be descendants of the immigrant, Roger.

There is a question as to the date James died - it was evidently prior to 1734, because in that year she is called a widow. James Shackelford and Elizabeth Robins, his wife, left a large number of children, including James, born June 10, 1690, Mary, John, Charles, Roger, Robert, Richard, Jane and Diana.

But it so happened that James Shackelford, and Robert Freeman, who married Ann Robins, Elizabeth's sister, had sold most of the land that belonged, by inheritance, to their respective wives, with the result that they were left in desperate circumstances.

In an effort to rescue themselves and their numerous children, Elizabeth Shackelford and her eldest son, James, and Ann Freeman and her eldest son, Robert, made the following petition to the House of Burgesses for their relief.

Henings Statutes at Large, Volume IV, Chapter XXIX, pp. 461-464. "August 1734 - 8th George II"

"An Act for docking the intail of certain Lands in the Counties of Gloucester and Elizabeth City and vesting the same in Henry Willis in fee simple, and for settling other Lands and Tenements, and several slaves to the same uses."

I. Whereas John Robins, late of Robin's Neck in the County of Gloucester, deceased, was in his life time, seised in fee simple of two thousand acres of land, with the appurtenances, lying and being in Robin's Neck aforesaid, between the rivers Ware and Severn, in the parishes of Ware and Abingdon in the County aforesaid; and of five hundred acres of Land with the appurtenances, lying and being in the parish of Elizabeth City in the County of Elizabeth City and so being thereof seised, did make his last will and testament in writing bearing date the two and twentieth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and fifty five, and thereby, among other things, did devise unto his second son William Robins, the plantation lying in Elizabeth City County in the possession of lieutenant Lee, George Martin, and Mr. Linnor; and all that part of his dividend, in the County of Gloucester, lying on the Westward side of Gowlett's Creek, part whereof was in the possession of John Walker and Robert Gowlett, to him, and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, forever - and devised to his third son Thomas Robins, and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, forever, the plantation lying in Elizabeth City, in the occupation of James Andrews and John Hanson; and six hundred acres, part of his dividend, in Gloucester County - and he devised his plantation, in Elizabeth City, in the possession of Robert Gray, John Lee, and Simon Sleeder; and his plantation in Gloucester County, where he then lived with all the remainder of that dividend of land, not before given, to his eldest son Christopher Robins, and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever; and declared his will to be, that if either of his sons died without heirs of their bodies, the two surviving sons should enjoy all the said lands, equally to them and their heirs, forever. And if two of his sons should die, without heirs of their bodies, then the survivor should enjoy all the said lands to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, forever. And if it should happen, that all his three sons should die without issue, then he devised all the said lands to his two daughters, their heirs and assigns, forever, as by the said last will, relation unto being had, as more fully and at large may appear.

II. And whereas the said William Robins, the second son, some time afterwards departed this life, without issue, whereby the land devised to him, vested in the said Christopher Robins, and Thomas Robins, according to the said will, and the said Christopher Robins thereby became seised in fee tail of one moiety of the said several dividends of land, in the counties of Gloucester and Elizabeth City, and so being thereof seised, departed this life, leaving issue two daughters, Anne and Elizabeth, who entered and were seised as the law requires, and so being thereof seised, the said Anne intermarried with one Robert Freeman, and the said Elizabeth intermarried with one James Shackelford which said Robert and James, afterwards did sell and alien, to divers persons, all the lands so as aforesaid descended to their respective wives, except sixty acres, and sometime afterwards departed this life; the said Robert leaving issue by the said Anne, Robert Freeman their eldest son; and the said James leaving issue by the said Elizabeth, James Shackelford, their eldest son, besides many other children, who were all left in very poor circumstances; and since their decease, the said Anne Freeman, and Elizabeth Shackelford, have been obliged to bring several ejectments, for recovering their right to the said lands, sold as aforesaid, by their husbands, and in the prosecution thereof, have been put to great expences for law charges; and in order to defray the same, have been forced to sell their estate in the said lands, and have executed conveiances accordingly to Henry Willis of the County of Spotsylvania, gentleman, and for the better assuring of his title the said Robert Freeman and James Shackelford, the eldest sons and heirs apparent of the said Anne and Elizabeth, joined in said conveiances so that the said Anne and Elizabeth, Robert and James, can never in their life times, receive any benefit or advantage from the said lands; and the said Anne and Elizabeth, have now a very numerous issue, consisting of upwards ot three score children and grandchildren, who are all in miserable circumstances, unable to support themselves but by the hard labor of those who are able to work.

III. And whereas the said Henry Willis is and stands seised in fee simple, of and in, one water grist-mill, two plantations, and two thousand acres of good land, with the appurtenances, lying and being in the little fork of Rappahannock river, in the County of Spotsylvania, aforesaid, which he is willing to settle, with eight slaves, to the uses of the said intailed lands, so as that the fee simple estate of the said intailed lands may be confirmed to him, whereby the said Anne and Elizabeth and their poor families, may hereafter be comfortably subsisted; all which appears very just and reasonable.

IV. And for as much as notice has been given in the several parish churches wherein the said intailed lands lie, of the application to this general assembly, to dock the said intail, pursuant to your majesty's instructions, may it please your most excellent majesty, at the humble suit of the said Anne Freeman, and Robert Freeman, her son and heir apparent, Elizabeth Shackelford and James Shackelford, her son and heir apparent, and the said Henry Willis, that it may be enacted, by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That all that part of the lands, so as aforesaid devised by the last will and testament of the said John Robins, to the said Christopher Robins, and the moiety of the said lands devised to the said William Robins, which upon his death without issue, remained to the said Christopher, and whereof the said Christopher died seised as aforesaid, with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging, be and are hereby vested in the said Henry Willis, his heirs and assigns, to the only use and behoof of the said Henry Willis, his heirs and assigns, forever: and he the said Henry Willis, his heirs and assigns, shall hold the same, freed and discharged from all the limitations in the last will and testament of the said John Robins contained:

And that the water grist mill, two plantations, and two thousand acres of land, with the appurtenances, lying and being in St. George's parish in the little fork of Rappahannock river, in the County of Spotsylvania, aforesaid, being part of three thousand acres of land granted to the said Henry Willis, by patent, bearing date under the seal of the colony of Virginia, the first day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty-six be and are hereby vested in the said Anne Freeman and Elizabeth Shackelford, and the heirs of the body of the said Christopher Robins forever: And that all and every person or persons whatsoever, who by the last will and testament of the said John Robins, might have claimed the said first mentioned intailed lands now vested in the said Henry Willis, by virtue of the limitations of the said John Robins last will and testament shall forever hereafter, hold and enjoy all and singular the said last mentioned lands and premises, with the appurtenances, successively, one after another, as they might have claimed and held the same intailed lands, if this act had never been made.

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Henry Willis shall, after the passing of this act, place upon the said last mentioned lands, in the County of Spotsylvania, eight slaves, (to wit) Four men and four women, not exceeding the age of twenty years; and shall deliver in the names of such slaves, so to be placed, into the court of the county where the said lands lie, there to be recorded; and forever afterwards the said slaves shall be annexed to the said last mentioned lands and premises; and shall pass in descent, remainder, and reversion, so long as they or any of their increase shall be living with the said last mentioned lands; and forever after, shall from time to time vest in the person and persons claiming and holding the said last mentioned lands under the limitations of the will and testament of the said John Robins respectively.

VI. Saving to the King's most excellent majesty, his heirs and successors, and to all and every other person or persons, bodies politic and corporate, their respective heirs and successors all such right, title estate, interest claim, and demand other than the persons, claiming under the last will and testament of the said John Robins as they, every, or any of them, should, or might claim, if this act had never been made.

VII. Provided always, that the execution of this act shall be suspended until his Majesty's approbation thereof shall be obtained."

Their petition was approved, and the petitioners moved in a body, with their children and grandchildren to St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, in 1736. In the petition Elizabeth and Anne are spoken of as "widows" in 1734.

After arrival in Spotsylvania, the family fortunes must have improved vastly, as the county records show many land transactions, purchase and sale, with records of slaves, et cetera.

Source: Robert B. Shackelford, Lt. Col., Medical Corps, U.S. Army (Ret.), The Shackelford Family - Its English and American Origins, And Some of Its Branches (Jarman's Inc., Printers, Charlottesville, VA 1940)

ROGER, THE IMMIGRANT

It is generally conceded by those who have been interested in studying the history and genealogy of the Shackelford family in Virginia that the immigrant was named Roger. One writer has stated that the immigrant was John, but it is my belief that John was a son of Roger. The above referred to writer states that John was living in King and Queen County in 1649. I have not been able to substantiate this. King and Queen was not formed from New Kent until 1691.

It is known, however, from the records that Edward Palmer, from England, received a patent or grant of 400 acres in Gloucester for the transportation of eight persons, including Roger Shackelford. The date of this grant was June 4, 1658. The actual arrival of those transported must have been a year or more before this date.

Edward Palmer had a sister, Mary, on this list and there is good reason to believe Roger Shackelford married Mary Palmer.

The following land grant (Land Book VI, p. 665) to Roger appears under date of Nov. 20, 1678, during the Governorship of Sir Herbert Jeffries. "Roger Shackelford-313 acres of land in Gloucester County, Virginia, beginning to be measured at a corner chestnut tree standing near Mataponyold path and touching the land of Edward Parker (or Palmer?), Mr. Patridge, by the branch on the back side of the said Roger Shackelford's now plantation. The land being due the said Roger Shackelford by two several purchases and by virtue of a deed of sale from Mr. Samuel Patridge and Thomas Hawks (?) who are now both deceased and now plainly marked with lines and corner trees according to the above mentioned bounds". (Note: - By the wording of the above it is seen that Roger already had one plantation.)

In Virginia Quit Rent Rolls taken 1704, "a true account of the lands in King and Queen County, Virginia, as it was taken by Robert Bird, Sheriff, we find the name Roger Shackelford, 250 acres".

Roger Shackelford appears as a member of the vestry of Petsworth Parish, Sept. 13, 1679. On October 14, 1680, Roger was appointed Church Warden, in same Parish for the "ensueing year" for upper part of Parish.

Roger was present as a Warden at a Vestry Meeting, Oct. 24, 1682 and again Sept. 24, 1683. At that time in Virginia's history Vestrymen and Wardens and those elected "to procession", were chosen only from the most substantial citizens.

I do not know the exact location in either Gloucester or King and Queen counties where Roger and Mary Palmer, his wife, lived. Search has been made to find Roger's will, but without success. The date of his death and place of burial are also lost to any records I can find, but he must have died after 1704, as he appears on the Quit Rent Roll for that year.

It is not definitely known how many children he left to survive him, but certainly James, Francis and John were his sons, also Zachariah and very probably others.

Source: Robert B. Shackelford, Lt. Col., Medical Corps, U.S. Army (Ret.), The Shackelford Family - Its English and American Origins, And Some of Its Branches (Jarman's Inc., Printers, Charlottesville, VA 1940)

I have original confirmation of this source and its information. Michael Shackleford

 Date: Fri, 9 May 1997

Here is mail that came that has information on my line. Sure hope it will bring more connections to all of us. Thank you Chuch Demautus

Patricia

I have just received information from my father's first cousin Donald Carlton Jeter who has been a genealogist for about 30 years. Here is some of what I have:

Descendants of William de Shackelford

1 William de Shackelford b: in England d: in Netherlands

.. +______ St. Pierre b: in France m: Aft 1550 d: in Netherlands

2 John Shackleford b: in England

3 Roger Shackleford b: Abt 1629 in England d: 1710

... +Mary Palmer m: 1660

4 James Shackleford b: Abt 1660 d: 1734

... +Elizabeth Robbins m: 14 Jul 1687 in Christ Church, Middlesex Co, VA

5 James Shackleford b: 1 Feb 1687/88

5 James Shackleford b: 10 Jun 1690

5 Mary Shackleford

5 John Shackleford

5 Charles Shackleford

5 Roger Shackleford b: Abt 1700 d: 24 Dec 1779

.... +Drucilla ______

*2nd Wife of Roger Shackleford:

.... +Carey Baker m: 1735

6 John Shackleford

.... +Frances Ward Butler b: in GA m: 1775

6 William Shackleford Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War b: 1738 d: 23

Dec 1777

.... +Rebecca Cook

6 Richard Shackleford

.... +Mary Ann Roberts

6 Roger Shackleford Sgt. in VA Rgt. of Guards, Revolutionary War b: 17 May 1744 in Hanover Co, VA d: 24 Nov 1825 in South Union, KY

.... +Nancy Ann Carter m: 9 Sep 1767 d: 1798 in Madison Co, KY

. 7 Richard Shackleford

..... +Martha (Patsy) Spears m: in Albemarle Co, VA

. 7 William Shackleford b: 13 Nov 1770 d: 1828 in KY

..... +Elizabeth (Betsy) Moore m: in Madison Co, KY

. 7 John Shackleford Lawyer

. 7 Elizabeth Shackleford b: 18 Oct 1774

..... +James Busby m: 4 Mar 1790 in Albemarle Co, VA

. 7 Sarah Shackleford

..... +______ Porter m: in Albemarle Co, VA

. 7 Roger Shackleford IV

..... +Elizabeth Stewart m: 1 Apr 1796 in Madison Co, KY

. 7 Nancy Ann Shackleford b: 8 Oct 1779 d: Apr 1870

..... +Henry Guthrie m: in Madison Co, KY

. 7 Carter Shackleford

..... +Susan Briscoe m: 4 Jan 1802 in Franklin Co, KY

. 7 Adeline Shackleford Resided Davidson County, Tennessee b: 17 May 1789 in KY d: 15 Sep 1868 in Davidson Co, TN

..... +Frederick Binkley Came to Tennessee before March 1791 b: 15 Feb 1774 in Bethania, Stokes Co, NC m: 12 Dec 1804 in Davidson Co, TN d: 18 Sep 1857 in Davidson Co, TN

*2nd Wife of Roger Shackleford:

.... +Sally Laird b: 10 Oct 1776 m: 16 Jul 1801 in Madison Co, KY d: 19 Jan 1825 in South Union, KY

. 7 Zachariah Shackleford

. 7 Montgomery Shackleford Moved to Texas, later Colorado

. 7 Barney Shackleford b: 1807 d: 1827

. 7 Hudson Shackleford b: 1811 d: 11 Sep 1835

6 Robinson Shackleford

6 Sarah Shackleford

.... +Stephen Collins b: in of Augusta, GA

6 Elizabeth Shackleford

.... +John Glass

5 Robert Shackleford

5 Richard Shackleford

5 Jane Shackleford

5 Diana Shackleford

4 Francis Shackleford b: 1664 d: 1722 in Cartaret Co, NC

... +Sarah Virginia Lewis

5 John Shackleford b: 1712 d: 1778

.... +Ann ______

6 John Shackleford b: 1745 d: 1781

. 7 John Shackleford b: Aft 1760

..... +Anne Newman

4 John Shackleford b: Abt 1670

... +______ Livingston m: 1699

4 Benjamin Shackleford

4 Zachariah Shackleford

4 Charles Shackleford

4 Roger Shackleford

4 William Shackleford

3 Charles Shackleford b: Abt 1630

3 Christopher Shackleford b: Abt 1632

3 Anne Shackleford b: Abt 1634

3 Ingram Shackleford b: Abt 1636

3 Sarah Shackleford b: Aft 1636

3 John Shackleford b: Abt 1647

Date: Sat, 31 May 1997        Subject: Shackleford

My Shackleford ancestors:  Direct Descendants of William de Shackelford

1 William de Shackelford b: in England d: in Netherlands                                                                       +______ St. Pierre b: in France m: Aft 1550 d: in Netherlands

2 John Shackleford b: in England

3 Roger Shackleford b: Abt 1629 in England d: 1710                                                                                   +Mary Palmer m: 1660

4 James Shackleford b: Abt 1660 d: 1734                                                                                                 +Elizabeth Robbins m: 14 Jul 1687 in Christ Church, Middlesex Co, VA

5 James Shackleford b: 1 Feb 1687/88

5 James Shackleford b: 10 Jun 1690

5 Mary Shackleford

5 John Shackleford

5 Charles Shackleford

5 Roger Shackleford b: Abt 1700 d: 24 Dec 1779                                                                                       +Drucilla ______

*2nd Wife of Roger Shackleford:                                                                                                                   +Carey Baker m: 1735

6 John Shackleford

6 William Shackleford b: 1738 d: 23 Dec 1777

6 Richard Shackleford

6 Roger Shackleford b: 17 May 1744 in Hanover Co, VA d: 24 Nov 1825 in South Union, KY.           +Nancy Ann Carter m: 9 Sep 1767 d: 1798 in Madison Co, KY

7 Richard Shackleford

7 William Shackleford b: 13 Nov 1770 d: 1828 in KY

7 John Shackleford

7 Elizabeth Shackleford b: 18 Oct 1774

7 Sarah Shackleford

7 Roger Shackleford IV

7 Nancy Ann Shackleford b: 8 Oct 1779 d: Apr 1870

7 Carter Shackleford

7 Adeline Shackleford b: 17 May 1789 in KY d: 15 Sep 1868 in Davidson Co, TN

*2nd Wife of Roger Shackleford:                                                                                                                     +Sally Laird b: 10 Oct 1776 m: 16 Jul 1801 in Madison Co, KY d: 19 Jan 1825 in South Union, KY

7 Zachariah Shackleford

7 Montgomery Shackleford

7 Barney Shackleford b: 1807 d: 1827

7 Hudson Shackleford b: 1811 d: 11 Sep 1835

6 Robinson Shackleford

6 Sarah Shackleford

6 Elizabeth Shackleford

5 Robert Shackleford

5 Richard Shackleford

5 Jane Shackleford

5 Diana Shackleford

4 Francis Shackleford b: 1664 d: 1722 in Cartaret Co, NC

4 John Shackleford b: Abt 1670

4 Benjamin Shackleford

4 Zachariah Shackleford

4 Charles Shackleford

4 Roger Shackleford

4 William Shackleford

3 Charles Shackleford b: Abt 1630

3 Christopher Shackleford b: Abt 1632

3 Anne Shackleford b: Abt 1634

3 Ingram Shackleford b: Abt 1636

3 Sarah Shackleford b: Aft 1636

3 John Shackleford b: Abt 1647


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