My gggrandmother was Mildred D Acklin, daughter of Mary Ann Lee and Alexander Acklin. She was born in Winchester, Franklin co TN. On Jan 18, 1838 she married William Shepherd. They lived in Winchester and had 8 children. She died July 16, 1854. He then married her first degree cousin Elizabeth A V Grills, daughter of Elizabeth Knight Lee (a sister of Mary Ann Lee) and William J (or T) Grills, April 8, 1855. They lived in Flintville, Lincoln co TN and had 10 children. He was a carpenter and a house (a very beautiful house, I took its picture!) he built is still standing in Flintville. As a last payment for building the Methodist church (which does not exist anymore) he got a bible, in which he had all dates of birth, marriages, and death recorded. I have made copies of these records. The original bible is still in the hands of his last living granddaughter (by his second wife), who as far as I know is still alive in Flintville. The last time I visited her was in 1998. She should be 82 years old and is a great story teller. My ggrandfather was Midred and William's 6th child, Christopher Columbus (AKA B J Lonnie); he also was a carpenter. His daughter Grace, my grandmother, married George Harrison and they lived in Hardin co, near Savannah, TN. My name is Joseph Harrison. If you are a descendant of Midred D Acklin, we are cousins, and I would very much like to hear from you and share information.