I don't know if this helps, but my father was Curtney Lee Shellnutt of Columbus, GA. I never knew him, or much about his family, but I know he had a number of brothers in and around Columbus. I know that two of his brothers were Homer and Paul. Their parents were Judge Thomas Shellnutt and Maggie May Moody. Judge's (that's his name, not a title) father was John Thomas Shellnutt, if I'm remembering right. We obviously spell the name differently, but we could be cousins. There are a number of my cousins, whom I do not know, still living in the Columbus/Phoenix City area.