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Edward T. SHACKELFORD 12168 - McLean Co.

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Edward T. SHACKELFORD 12168 - McLean Co.

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 7:24AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Shackelford, Jenkins, Gosby, Nall, Mitchell, Allen, McClellan
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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography Volume III, Battle – Perrin – Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1885.

EDWARD T. SHACKELFORD, McLean County, was born September 6, 1842, on the farm where he now resides. He is the sixth of eleven children, six of whom are now living, born to James D. and Amelia (Jenkens) Shackelford, natives of Shelby and Washington Counties, respectively. James D. was a son of William W. and Jane (Gosby) Shackelford, natives of Virginia. He was a farmer and immigrated to Shelby County, Ky., about 1785. William Shackelford moved to Hardeman County, Tenn., between 1825 and 1830, where he lived until his death. The mother of our subject was a daughter of Richard and Catherine (Nall), Jenkins, natives of Amelia County, Va. The former was a soldier in the war of 1812, and was in the battle of Tippecanoe, near Lafayette, Ind. The father of our subject came from Washington to McLean County, in 1839, and purchased 120 acres, which he improved; he was justice of the peace for several years. Edward T. Shackelford was reared on a farm and received a common school education; taught several terms and lived with his parents until thirty years old; was deputy sheriff of the county in 1870; was elected justice of the peace in August, 1881; re-elected in 1882. He was married November 7, 1874, to Eugenia Mitchell, of McLean County, and a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Allen) Mitchell, both of whom were natives of North Carolina, and immigrated to McLean County about 1845. To Mr. and Mrs. Shackelford have been born two children: James (deceased) and John E. Mrs. S. is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church; Mr. S. was a member of the Grange; is a Democrat, and cast his first presidential votes for Gen. George B. McClellan in 1864.

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