James Blackshire Musselwhite is my great grandfather. Born September 04, 1856, he died May 25, 1925. Married twice, his first wife, Lena Charlotty Brown, died October 08, 1881.Theymarried on November 11, 1880, in Georgia.He later married Mary M Whittle January 21, 1885.She was born December 19, 1863 and died Febuary 17, 1942.Mary Whittle and Blackshire, as he was called, had six children, Simon (oldest), Albert, Raymond, Ephriam Emmitt (he changed his name from James E. I'm told), Lola, and Mattie.Our family lived primarily in Georgia; although, I'm told, Blackshire moved briefly to Arkansas and died of a heart attack there.Simon moved to Florida as did Joanne.Blackshire was buried in the Musselwhite Cemetary located near or in Cordele, Georgia.
If you have any information concerning The James Blackshire family, please let me know. My family has a Musselwhite family bible and the earliest names mentioned are Thomas Musselwhite born July 19, 1793 - died December 11, 1879 and Allis Musselwhit