Trying for years to find more information about James Shackelford from the Luray, Page County, Va area. I have read that he may have been Cherokee but counted as mulatto.
1860 Census: Mulatto 1850 Census: Mulatto
SHACKELFORD, JAMES - Will Book V-135 (Will)
After payment of just debts & funeral expenses I give all my property real & personal to the 6 children of Elizabeth Bright - Albert Bright, Euphemia B. Bright, Mary E. Bright, Lucinda Bright, Clora F. Bright & James F. Bright.
James Shackelford Executrix - Elizabeth Bright Witnesses - W. O. Yager, A. Broaddus Written - 11 Jul 1891 Recorded - 24 Aug 1891
I have created a blog with all my family info even my DNA results & a downloadable GEDCOM file at www.jenkinsfamilyhistory.com