Henry Shackleford
Family of Henry Shackleford©
30 Aug 1764 - 17 May 1842

Henry Shackleford was born 30 August 1764 in King William County, Virginia, son of Henry and Mary Shackleford. he firs married 28 January 1785 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, to Mary SHIELDS. They are said to have had two children, one of whom may have been Isabella who married Thomas ELY.

Henry moved west from Virginia, arriving in what was then Knox County in 1801 in time to be recorded on the tax lists for that year. On 1 April 1801, in Knox County, he married Nancy CRUMP. The marriage took place at Berry CAWOOD's and was performed by George BRITTAIN. Nancy was born about 1781 and died 4 November 1873 at the age of 92. In 1850, she was living with her daughter Catherine and son-in-law William Lee.

There are several references to Henry Shackleford in early Knox and Harlan County records.

  • RW pension extract
  • assualted by Stephen Lee - 1835 case (file)
  • excused from poll tax in 1820
  • Lorriane's write-up
  • FolFoot 10 Jun 1987

besides the two children Henry is believed to have had by Mary Shields, his first wife, he had several children by his second wife, Nancy Crump:
by #2:
  • ?? doubtful - William born ca 1810 md Susan [living Knox in 1850]
  • ?Catharine born ca 1812 md 1829H-A/176 William LEE
  • Elizabeth b ca 1813 md 1830H-A/182 William MIRICLE
  • Ann born unknown - md [?James] MIRICLE
  • Lorenzo Dow born ca 1819 md Anaritta SPURLOCK
  • Nancy born ca 1825? md --?-- HOSKINS
  • Robert born ca 1826 md 1843H-A/176 Rachel LEE
  • [Joicy who md Stephen LEE - not a daughter, she is a NAPIER]

HCoD = Harlan County Death Records
H* = Harlan County Marriage Records
t = tombstone
5-#### = number in Harlan Connections

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