8.FRANCIS5 SHACKELFORD (ROGER4, JOHN3, LANCELOT2, WILLIAM1DE SHACKELFORD) was born 1664 in Essex Co., Virginia, and died 1726 in Carteret, North Carolina.He married SARAH VIRGINIA LEWIS 1695 in Virginia, daughter of JOHN LEWIS and SARAH NICHOLAS. Notes for FRANCIS SHACKELFORD: James' brother, Francis, held land in both Essex and Gloucester counties (Land book 9, p. 659) "Francis Shackelford 395 acres of land lying in the freshes of the Rappahannock about four miles from the river side on the south side of the river, adjoining the land of William Hudson - and intersecting a path to Portobacco - touching the land of John Amos. Said land being formerly granted to Mr. Nathaniel Bentley by patent dated September 24, 1668 and by him deserted and since granted unto said Francis Shackelford by order of the General Court dated April 17, 1705 and is further due the said Francis Shackelford for the importation of 8 persons into the colony, whose names are recorded below. Edward Nott, Esq., Governor, E. Jennings, Secretary, November 2, 1705. Garnet Smith, Stephen Johnson, William Lancaster, William Trigg, Hugh Layton, Peter Steward, Margaret Rudarks, Richard Owen." Francis Shackelford appears in another land grant, viz - "Francis Shackelford and Daniel Mackgirt 1316 acres of land lying in the forest between the Rappahannock and Mattaponi rivers, same being due for the importation of 27 persons in the colony". Edward Nott, Esq., Governor, and E. Jennings, Secretary, November 2, 1705. I do not know the surname of Francis' wife, Sarah, but I have reason to believe he left a large number of children, among them Roger, born about 1700, died 1779, married Carey Baker. (Note: Donald Carlton Jeter says Roger is son of James, not Francis) He lived in Hanover County and the following amusing incident is on record. (W. and M. Quar. Vol. 1, 2nd series, p. 263). From letters of Rev. Patrick Henry, Sr. (Uncle of the Orator) to Rev. William Dawson, Commissary of the Bishop of London - among other things he says, "That a true Christian may know whether a minister be converted or not by hearing him preach or pray. This wild notion prevails among our enthusiasts here and I have been condemned by some of them as a stranger to true religion and what they call the work of God, particularly by one, Roger Shackelford, who, having come to church last Sunday, on his way home told those about him that I had preached damnable doctrine and he pitied me as being an unconverted, graceless man, and now that I have mentioned Shackelford, I cannot omit informing you of another piece of his conduct. I sent him one of the Bishop of London's letters for his perusal and before he read it half over he returned it to the person by whom I had sent it and told her that he was sure the Bishop was an unconverted man and he wished God would open his eyes to see the truth." Evidently this Roger was a man of strong convictions! Source:Robert B. Shackelford, Lt. Col., Medical Corps, U.S. Army (Ret.), The Shackelford Family - Its English and American Origins, And Some of Its Branches (Jarman's Inc., Printers, Charlottesville, VA 1940) Notes for SARAH VIRGINIA LEWIS: From Shackleford mailing list, e-mail from Brit Tech, 19 April 1997: This book [Lewis Patriarchs of Early Virginia & Maryland by Robert J. A. K. Lewis, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Md.] features 7 different Lewis families from Wales.The one that Francis Shackleford married into was Lewis (Ednywain ap Bradwen) of Abernant Bychan, Cardiganshire."This family is descended from the founder of the 15th Noble Tribe of North Wales, whose arms are 3 silver snakes in a knot on a red shield.The crese, a horse's head couped, bridled proper, comes from the marriage to an heiress of the Grono Goch family."Grono Goch's lineage goes back to Yspwys of Moel Ysbiddon which means "Mount of Strangers" since he is thought to have come from Spain with Uther Pendragon and Aurelius Ambrosius.The Tudor sovereigns traced back to Yspwys through Marchudd (the founder of the 8th Noble Tribe of North Wales).In Virginia, the family of Zachary Lewis (Sarah's brother) used the arms on their silver. *** From the e-mail above: This was in a letter to my grandmother from a Lewis: "Sarah Lewis, wife of Francis Shackelford, who she married in Gloucester or Essex Co., Va., some time before 1700.They lived in Essex Co., Va., (c. 1690-1710/12).Francis Shackelford was in Carteret Co., NC as early as 1713.he died by 1726.Sarah Lewis was the sister of Zachariah Lewis.They immigrated to Virginia from Warwick, England." Marriage Notes for FRANCIS SHACKELFORD and SARAH LEWIS: World Family Tree, Vol #3, Tree #3155 gives marriage year of 1695. Children of FRANCIS SHACKELFORD and SARAH LEWIS are:
Notes for ROGER SHACKELFORD: This Roger may be the same as the one that married Carey Baker. Parantage is in question. ws
JOHN SHACKELFORD, b. April 09, 1712, Prob. in Essex Co., Virginia; d. April 23, 1778, Onslow Co., North Carolina.
9.JOHN5 SHACKELFORD (ROGER4, JOHN3, LANCELOT2, WILLIAM1DE SHACKELFORD) was born Abt. 1670 in Gloucester Co., Virginia, and died March 29, 1734 in Craven Co., North Carolina.He married (1) MARY LIVINGSTON.He married (2) ANN LIVINGSTON Abt. 1699. Notes for JOHN SHACKELFORD: John Shackelford, son of the immigrant Roger, married a Miss Livingston of South Carolina and acquired large landed interests in King and Queen County, Virginia. His descendants numbered many of the most distinguished to bear the name, including John Shackelford, for many years Commonwealth's Attorney for Culpepper, Judge Henry Shackelford of Culpepper, Judge George Scott Shackelford of Orange, and Virginius Randolph Shackelford of Orange, late President of the Virginia State Bar Association. Source:Robert B. Shackelford, Lt. Col., Medical Corps, U.S. Army (Ret.), The Shackelford Family - Its English and American Origins, And Some of Its Branches (Jarman's Inc., Printers, Charlottesville, VA 1940) Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader John Shackleford made his will 29 Mar 1734 - proven September Court 1734, Carteret Precinct. John lived five months after the will was made. He named his wife as "my present wife, Ann" which tends to lead one to think perhaps he had been married before he married Ann. (Note: one article in Carteret County History refers to his wife being Mary. Perhaps Mary was a previous wife.) John Shackleford was born in Essex County, VA, circa 1670, and was the son of Roger born 23 April 1629, and Mary Palmer Shackleford from Essex, England. "To daughters, Mary, Elizabeth and Ann, a gold ring each at the price of ten shillings. Daughter, Sarah, wife of Joseph Moss (Morse) four cows and calves, and liberty to my son-in-law to build a house and shop in the Island Land whereon I now live." "I give liberty to the aforesaid Joseph Moss to whaile off the Banks he paying yearly to My Beloved wife Ann Shackleford during her life and no longer the rent of two barrels of oil for his share of one half of one single boat and to have the liberty of no more boats or part of my boats." To Grandson, John Roberts, two Cows and Calves at the decease of my wife Ann. To grandson William Roberts two Cows and Calves. Daughter Hannah three Cows and Calves. The large Cedar Cubbard and round table in the outer room. Two pewter dishes, three pewter plates, one feather bead blanket and rug. One pair of cotton sheets, one small iron pot and iron skillet." "After the death of my beloved wife Ann I give to my son John all the remainder of goods and Chattle both resale and personal provided my son John does not die without issue, in such case I bequest my estate to my son James and his heirs forever also Island called Carrot." He named his land lying on the Banks "Eastward of Old Topsail Inlet." Ann was appointed Executrix and Executor the 29th day of March One Thousand and Seven hundred and Thirty four. In the presence of Samuel and Ephriam Chadwick. Signed John Shackleford. Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol 4, by Beverly Fleet HE OUTER BANKS OF NORTH CAROLINA 1584-1958 BY DAVID STICK UNIVERSITYOF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS Pg. 33. This acq period all of the residents had left Diamond City, taking their homes with them. At the present time there are no permanent residents on Shackleford Banks, though there is talk of converting it into either a summer resort or a park. Until very recently it was used extensively for grazing horses, cattle, and sheep, and the open grazing, undoubtedly has had a lot to do with the destruction of the vegetation which had previously protected Shackleford Banks from the storms. Pg. 33. This acquisition of so much of the Banks by individuals had little relationship at the time to actual settlement. William Reed for example, did not live on his Hatteras property. John Porter sold his 7000-acre holding to Enoch Ward and John Shackleford, and they in turn divided it in 1723, with Ward getting the Core Banks section and Shackleford the western part, which came to bear his name. But Porter, Ward, and Shackleford were all none resident property owners and apparently it was not until after John Shackleford's death in 1734 that his heirs and Ward began selling off smaller parcels of the land. Pg. 184 The written records in the story of Diamond City begin as early as 1723. On September 2 of that year two Carolinians, brothers-in-law named Enoch Ward and John Shackleford, signed an agreement for the equal division of some 7000 acres of Banks land they had acquired jointly. Their original holdings extended from Beaufort Inlet, around Cape Lookout, and up the Banks to Drum Inlet, an entire Banks Island some twenty-five miles in length. In division, Ward agreed to take the eastern half, the part known as Core Banks; Shackleford took the western half from Cape Lookout to Beaufort Inlet. Pg. 308 In 1713 a man named John Porter secured a grant for 7000 acres of Banks land, extending from Old Drum Inlet to old Topsail Inlet (now Beaufort Inlet) and including Cape Lookout. This was soon acquired by John Shackleford and Enoch Ward who divided the property in 1723 - Shackleford taking Cape Lookout and the western part, Ward taking the eastern part. Though the name Core Banks was sometimes applied to all of this area, the original Shackleford property in time became known as Shackleford Banks, and in today's usage Core Banks is the area between Drum Inlet and Cape Lookout. The name Core Banks - and Core Sound, which separates it from the mainland - derives from the Coree Indians, who once lived on the mainland and hunted on the Banks. Among the earliest residents of Core Banks, particulaly in the section near Cape Lookout, were whalers who operated from camps on the beach. Old names such as Whale Creek, Whalers Camp, Middle Whales Camp, and Whalers Camp Point, of course, stem from this. Among other early place names, most of them forgotten for many years, were Briery Hills, Three Hats Creek, Thompson's Hammock, The High Hills, Pettartory Hill, Horse Pen Creek, and Jacks Place. The name of Core Banks Livesaving Station, one of the last established on the North Carolina coast, was later changed to Atlantic. Located near the present Drum Inlet, the Coast Guard Station there was decommissioned in 1957. Pg. 311 Shackleford Banks and Diamond City Shackleford Banks, acquired by John Shackleford when he and Enoch Ward divided their 7000 acre tract of Banks land in 1723, extends now from the Drain, or Barden Inlet, on the east of Beaufort Inlet to the West. Once heavily forested, it was partly cut over more than a hundred years ago to provide live oak, and cedar timbers for the construction of ships in Beaufort boatyards, and in the hurricane of 1899, and successive storms it has been practically denuded. In the latter part of the nineteenth century there were two well defined communities of approximately 500 people, most of whom were whalers, and when the August hurricane of 1899, flooded their homes they decided to move. The Canaday and Shackleford Families (compiled 1/12/1985 KH) Cornelius Canaday married Elizabeth Wade (daughter of Mary Shackleford and Robert Wade). Her sister, Joanna Wade, married first Joshua Simpson. Mary Shackleford was the daughter of Ann Livingston and John Shackleford. John Shackleford was born in Essex County, VA, circa 1670, and was the son of Roger born 23 April 1629, and Mary Palmer Shackleford from Essex, England. Roger and Mary had nine children: James, born circa 1660, married Elizabeth Robbins; Francis; John, born circa 1670; Zeheriah, born 1675, married Ann; Benjamin; Zecheriah ; Charles; Roger; and William 1726-1731 (dates ??). In 1702, Roger Shackleford was granted land in Essex County, VA. His son, Francis, was also granted land in the same county. John and Francis Shackleford came to Bath County (now Carteret County, NC by 1708). Land grants were granted in 1708. In 1713, John Shackleford became the owner of several large tracts of land in Bath County. Among these was a grant of land containing seven thousand acres. This tract on the early maps was known as Sea Banks. It was then , and is now part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Carteret County. John Shackleford's Garrison is listed in Colonial Records, January 19, 1712. "John Shackleford at the garrison at the Shackleford Plantation to be allowed to plant Corne on said Plantation, plant, tend and gather Corne during time they keep a garrison there." This shows troops were stationed at the Garrison and the soil was tillable on the Banks during 1712. John was appointed to see "Every ship drawing eight feet of water anchoring at the Banks and Shackleford Banks to charge three shillings six pence per foot". It is assumed that Enoch Ward came to Bath County about the same time that John came as they owned the Banks together. The deed reads "to be equally divided, to share and share alike all silver or gold thereon." John Shackleford married Ann Livingston. Their children were: John; James married Keziah Wicker; Mary married first Robert Wade (they had a daughter, Joanna, who married Joshua Simpson), Mary married second Enoch Ward, they had children; Mary married third, Anais Cavenagh, they had children. John Shackleford and Enoch Ward acquired Core Banks and Shackleford Banks from John Porter in 1713. They divided it, Enoch Ward getting the Core Banks section, and John Shackleford retaining the western part which to the present time bears his name. Elizabeth and Enoch must have lived on Ward's Creek as the Creek derived its name from Enoch Ward. John Shackleford made his will 29 Mar 1734 - proven September Court 1734, Carteret Precinct. John lived five months after the will was made. He named his wife as "my present wife, Ann" which tends to lead one to think perhaps he had been married before he married Ann. (Note: one article in Carteret County History refers to his wife being Mary. Perhaps Mary was a previous wife.) John served in the Militia during the years between 1712-1733. John is recorded on the Vestry Book of St John's Parish Vestry Roll from April 1723 thru May 1733. John Shackleford, Jr. served in 1747 with the Militia when the Spanish invaded the town of Beaufort. John , Jr, had four sons to serve in the North Carolina Revolutionary Forces. The name Shackleford began to disappear from Carteret County after 1792. Many removed to Onslow and other counties. Ref:The Shackelford Web Page, History of the Shackelford's WILL OF JOHN SHACKELFORD In the name of God, Amen: I, John Shackelford, of North River, Core Sound, Carteret County, in North Carolina, planter, being sick and weak in body, but in sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this as my last Will and Testament in manner and form following: That is to say first and principally: I commend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God, hoping through the merits and passions of my Savior -- Jesus Christ, to have full and final pardon and forgiveness of my sins, and to inherit everlasting life. And my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named. And in touching such worldly estate as it hath please God to bestow upon me, I give and bequeath in manner and form following: Imprimis: I will that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and fully satisfied. Item: I give and bequeath unto Mary Morse, daughter of Joseph Morse and Blandina Morse, one negro girl -- called Jenny, and her increase, to the afore said Mary Morse at her marriage, or at the age of sixteen years, or sooner if her father - Joseph Morse or his heirs and assigns shall see convenient. Item: I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Morse, daughter of Joseph Morse, and Blandina Morse, her heirs and assigns forever, one negro boy -- called Tom, to be delivered to her at her marriage or at the age of sixteen years, or sooner if her father -- Joseph Morse shall see convenient. Item: I give and bequeath unto Daniel Morse, son of Joseph Morse and Blandina Morse, his heirs and assigns forever, one negro boy -- called Abram, to be delivered to the aforesaid Daniel Morse or his heirs and assigns, at the age of twenty one years, or sooner if his father - Joseph Morse, shall see convenient. And if my negro Sall, mother of the aforesaid negro children, should have a negro child next after the date of this will, that such negro child whether male or female, I give and bequeath unto Sarah Morse, daughter of Joseph Morse and Blandina Morse, her heirs and assigns forever, to be delivered to her at her marriage, or at the age of sixteen years, or sooner if her father- Joseph Morse, his heirs or assigns shall see convenient. Item: I will and bequeath unto my loving nephew Joseph Morse, son of Joseph Morse and his wife - Sarah, one negro woman -- called Sall, and her increase; to him and his heirs and assigns forever, one one negro boy -- called Toney, the plantation whereon I now live, with my dwelling house and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, and all my real and personal estate wheresoever to be found. Also one negro man -- called Cato; to him, his heirs and assigns forever. Item: I give and bequeath unto my cousin -- James Shackelford, son to my brother James Shackelford, deceased, one cow and calf, to him, his heirs and assigns forever. Lastly: I ordain and constitute my loving nephew Joseph Morse aforesaid, executor to this my last Will and Testament, and I do anul and make void all former wills and testaments by me made, and do acknowledge this to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the fifteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord -- one thousand seven hundred and seventy one (March 15, 1771). Signed, sealed, published and pronounced by the said John Shackelford, and his last Will and Testament in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names. Signed -- John X (his mark) Shackelford. James Hutchinson, John Easton and William Robertson, witnesses. Will Book D, page 347, Carteret County, North Carolina. Ref:The Shackelford Clan Magazine, Vol 6, No 2, June 1950 Notes for MARY LIVINGSTON: Ref:Mary, World Family Tree, Vol 5, Tree #0003. Child of JOHN SHACKELFORD and MARY LIVINGSTON is: