William "George" George Shackelford

Irisburg, Henry County, Virginia, USA
Death Aug 1915 (aged 53)
Ridgeway, Henry County, Virginia, USA
Burial Henry County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 61229173 View Source
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Father of Charlie Raymond, Janie Clay, John Billie, Elizabeth Thompson, and David Alexander Shackelford.

Son of John Shackelford and Mary James 'Molly' Hutcherson Shacklford.

Brother of Samuel James Shackelford.

THE HENRY BULLETIN, August 27, 1915, page 1 [sharply edited].


Elijah Samms in Jealous Rage Kills George Shackelford Near Ridgeway, Sunday.

Mrs. Shackelford and her daughter were the only witnesses to the tragedy. Shackelford, who was a man of advanced age, lived with his wife and daughter at a small farm house on the Morgan Ford Road, and Samms, a young man of twenty-one, lived nearby. The young man had for a year or more been paying attention to the daughter of the murdered man, but recently had been denied admission to the home. In a drunken rage, and after having an argument with Mr. Shackelford, Samms went home and got his shotgun and returned, and killed Mr. Shackelford as well as his dog.
[Editor's note: George Shackelford was a son of John Shackelford who md. 1858, Mary J. "Mollie" Hutcherson. source:Bruce Locke.

Since the Shackelford Cemetery appears not to be an actual cemetery, I do not know where George and Mary Ann are really buried. I would appreciate it if anyone who does know would share the info.


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