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Dixie Shacklett Hatfield (#47123513)
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Bio Photo A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
In loving memory of my family and friends.

I'm a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. My gggg-grandfathers John Shacklett FAG #45092203, Richard Ashcraft FAG #96952717, Joseph Newton Fox FAG #47960698, Thomas Thomas FAG #56840518, and John Wimp FAG #30181373, served in the Revolutionary War. John Shacklett served as a Private in Captain Nicholas Shinn's Company of Rangers. Richard Ashcraft served as an Indian scout in western Pennsylvania along the Monongahela River serving in Captain Bazil Bowell's Company. Joseph Fox served as a private in the 11th VA Regiment of the Continental Army under Captain David Steel. He spent the winter of 1777-1778 at Valley Forge. For his services he received 336 acres of land in Perry Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, patent 15, January 15, 1814. He chose a grassy knoll on his property as his final resting place. Thomas Thomas served as a Pvt. Maryland, 3rd Regiment Maryland Line. On 1-11-1796 he was issued 100 acres in Prince George's County, MD., for his service. John Wimp served as a sergeant in Captain James Floyd's Company of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Militia, commanded by Colonel William Chambers. John Wimp was a Mason and frequently spoke of having met General Washington in the Masonic lodge at Fairfax.

I have to laugh every time I see this quote from members who have THOUSANDS of entries on FAG: "Transfers will be made according to FAG guidelines, direct relatives within four generations, this would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents." One man who loves to quote this has over 356,000 entries and he states that 99.99% are not related to him. He enters thousands of people who are not related to him, but makes a family member follow the direct relative four generation rule. I just can't see the logic in that.
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RE: Eva Moore Turner
You are welcome. Let me know if you find anything I need to change. I added the note about Luceil's name and birth date on her memorial.
Added by CemCreeper on Nov 24, 2014 10:41 AM
William Mattingly
Henry Clay Gardner
Wasn't this the husband of Fannie Brit Nalley? I know Mary Elizabeth was married to a Gardner but I only find one Henry Clay. Hope you can help me out of this quagmire I'm in. Based on Mary's obit, she was bearing children about the same time as Fannie.
Added by William Mattingly on Aug 19, 2014 10:07 AM
Joan Harrison
RE: Emily Ray
Thank you Dixie. Every little "clue" is interesting to me.
Added by Joan Harrison on Aug 11, 2014 7:16 AM
Joan Harrison
Emily Ray
Just now looked at the memorial I had put in for my husbands' great grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Sanders and was shocked to see a second wife, Emily Ray. I am not doubting her existence, I was just never aware of it. No one in my husbands' family ever mentioned another wife. My husbands' aunts and uncles surely knew about it as they were all born by the time of the marriage and they all lived on the same property. All of these folks are gone, now, so I can't ask for details. I see that Emily died soon after the marriage. I had photos of the headstones for Benjamin and Marilda (first wife and my husbands' great grandmother). I have had the photos for years, but failed to include them in the memorials...I don't know if the marker is still in that spot. Can you share any more information with me? Joan
Added by Joan Harrison on Aug 10, 2014 1:39 PM
Jane Eyre
John Shacklett
Correction to my previous post: my maternal grandfather, a Virginian, was a descendant of Edward Shacklett. I wrote it so it seems like Ed Shacklett was my grandfather!
Added by Jane Eyre on Aug 06, 2014 2:38 PM
Jane Eyre
John Shacklett
Thanks for your response, Dixie. The early Shacklett history in North America is, at best, confusing. The US and International Marriage Index lists his birth place as Virginia. His parents, Ben Shacklett and Sarah Blanchette, settled in Fairfax County, Va, but the origins for Ben are mixed up. Some say France (Brittany), some say England, some say Maryland and one source says Corisca (?) Other researchers say Ben was not the first in North America, but the primogenitor was his father Jean de Jacquelot who married an English girl, Mary Ward. There is conflicting information about that, too.Anyway, my maternal grandfather was a Virginian,Edward Shacklett, and half-brother to your John. The brothers went their separate ways about 250 years ago, and just this past Sunday, I had lunch with one of your John's descendants, meeting him for the first time. I think we are 5th to 8th cousins.
Added by Jane Eyre on Aug 06, 2014 2:35 PM
Jane Eyre
John Blancette/Blanchette Shacklett
On all the Shacklett family trees on, and on the International Marriage Index, John Blancette Shacklett's birthplace is given as Virginia,specifically Fairfax County, not in Pennsylvania. His parents were Ben Shacklett and Sarah Blanchette. He moved to Pennsylvania later. Do you have verification that he was born in Pennsylvania? I'm talking about the John born in 1742.
Added by Jane Eyre on Aug 06, 2014 7:25 AM
RE: Thomas Minor Ellis
No need to transfer. I am not related. Thanks.
Added by CMD on Aug 01, 2014 11:17 AM
S Mac
Bessie Hendrixson Donovan
Thought you might want to link Bessie with her second husband, George Keller. He is #74443536, and is buried with his 1st wife at St Peter Cemetery near New Richmond, Clermont Co.

I was well-acquainted with Bessie, a wonderful lady.

Steve McClanahan
Cincinnati, OH (S Mac on here)
Added by S Mac on May 30, 2014 5:13 PM
James Richards
RE: Lucinda Fox Veirs
Added by James Richards on May 22, 2014 3:59 AM
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