Robinson Shackleford, son of William Shackleford and Elizabeth Moore, born 28 August 1797, died 4 Aug. 1851. Married Sarah Camp, daughter of Hardin Camp and Sarah Hawkins, 10 July 1815, Warren Co., KY. Sarah born 26 Jan, 1794, Mercer Co., KY, died 9 Nov. 1855. Much of the above is from the papers of the late T. K. Jones, publisher of Shackelford Clan Magazine, kept at the TN State Library and Archives. Since Jones collected family group sheets from many different people, I can't vouch for the accuracy of all of the above.
These are the Shaker records for a Robinson Shackleford:
From the History of the South Union Shaker Colony, transcribed by Harvey L. Eades in 1870 from original journals and diaries pertaining to South Union:
Wed., Sept. 25, 1816, p. 240
Backwards they go. - Robinson Shackelford & Tarrence Dial leave Black Lick to day for Mississippi.
Mon., Nov. 11, 1816, p. 243
Return - (And I presume re-admitted H.L.E.) [Note: H.L.E. is the compiler of the records. sbt]
Robinson Shackelford & old Tarrance Dial, his daughter Polly & family
Robinson Shackelford does not appear on any of the Shaker membership or death lists.
William Shackleford, his father, is believed to have been the son of my third great-grandfather Roger Shackleford, who entered the South Union community with his second wife Sally Laird and five children in 1813. Both Roger and Sally died there.
When I looked at the transcribed journals at South Union, I did not see Amanda Shackleford. However, I did see these additional Shacklefords below. Most of them are difficult to precisely identify:
Roger Shackleford, journal entries in 1813, 1816, 1820, 1822
Sally Laird Shackleford, journal entries 1813, 1816, 1820
Their son Zechariah - 1813, 1817
Their son Montgomery - 1813, 1822
Betsy Shackleford - 1816
Drucilla Shackleford - 1818 [I believe that Drucilla was the daughter of Roger and Sally and therefore the half-sister of my gg grandmother but cannot prove it conclusively.]
Viney Shackleford - 1827, 1833
N. or H. Shackleford - 1852
His son Harrison - 1852
His son Carter - 1852, 1861, 1862
Lucy Shackleford - 1854, 1856, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1872, 1873, 1874
Martha J. "Mattie" Shackleford - 1854, 1857, 1862, 1863, 1870.
Mattie was Lucy's sister. She left South Unon on Nov. 15, 1870. On Dec. 7, 1870, the 32-year-old Lucy married a 66-year-old widower, Samuel Fisher, in Sumner County, TN. On May, 3, 1871, Mattie was granted a divorce and the restoration of her maiden name after a lurid trial. I have been unable to find any record of her after that.
Roger Shackleford, Jr., - 1816
William Shackleford - 1817
Hudson Shackleford - 1822, 1827, 1835
Mary Shackleford - 1854, 1855, 1858, 1860, 1861
Margaret E. "Maggie" Shackleford - 1885, 1886, 1889, 1890
Some of these Shacklefords appear in membership and death lists with some discrepancies in dates. Some of them appear to have had family in Logan County, KY.