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Pages from a notebook compiled by Jesse D. Shacklette, his Aunt Hannah and Rachel Shacklette, a daughter of Jesse D. Shacklette. Notes added in red signify errors that are known, in blue for suspected errors. This is largely oral history.
Words in italics are the words from the notebook.
This was typed in print by Hannah McCandless in 2010.
Grandfather Shackette's side
1. Bengamine Shacklette married Sarah Blansette
2. John only saw of Ben and Sarah married Barbara Jinck
3. John second saw of John and Barbara married Rachel Himp
4. Jesse D. saw of John and Rachel married Mahala Shacklette
5. John Taylor saw of Jesse D. and Mahala married Mary E. Soleman
6. Jesse D. second saw of John Taylor and Mary E. married Nellia Golbel Lindly
7. Sharlea William saw of Jesse D. and Nellia Golbel married Betty Massey Dec 16-1950
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1. Bengamen Shacklette married Sarah Blamsette
2. John only saw of Ben and Sarah married Barbara Jinck.
3. Blansette Shacklette saw of John and Barbara married Rachel Ashcraft
4. Marshals daughter of Blansette and Rachel married Jesse D. Shacklette
5. John Taylor saw of Mahala and Jesse D. married Mary E. Soleman
6. Jesse D. second saw of John Taylor and mary E. married Nellia Golbel Lindley
7. Sharles Williams saw of Jesse D. and Nellie Goble married Betty Massey Dec 16-19
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This was first started by John Shacklette saw of Benjamine and Sarah when he was 79 years old, added by Jesse D. and his Aunt Hannah, then by Rachel Shacklette Gofin daughter of Jesse D. Sha chletta
Beginning at the first and only one who crossed the Ocean. Benjamine was the first and only of the name in America.
Benjamine married Sarah Blancette in Lorcia France. They were both full blooded French. They had one son John. They emigrated to America, coming over with the Fairfax Colony and settled in Fairfax too Virginia about 1740
Sarah Blancette died leaving them one child John. Benjamine returned to France with John to be educated in the French School.
Benjamine then married Katherine Tueker, a cousin of his first wife. By her he had 9 children 3 boys 6 girls.
Heycheah, Edmond, and Robert. I saw not remember the named of all the girls.
The eldest daughter was named Sarah Jain.
Benjamine is believed to be the son of John Shakley, a Maryland Planter. Benjamine was born in 1719 and had three brothers named Edward, Michael and Francis or Frances. They did not come to America with the Fairfax Colony. Benjamine and wife, Sarah< sold the plantation called "Jugothorpe" in 1934. It is not known whether they moved to what is now Fauquier Country, Virginia or Pennsylvania at this time.
No proof exists that Benjamine returned to France to have John educated.
I can find no record that Benjamine remarried.
She married a Shacklette and moved to Shalicothia Ohio. Mary married Alex Maryfield and moved to Nelson too. Ky. Elizabeth married Hiram Tucker and moved to Shelby too Ky. One Daughter married a Holbert and moved to Ohio. One married a David, Grandmother of Resident Jefferson David to S.A. Sharissa married a shasscock, a sea captain, and moved to South Carolina.
The above is all we know of owegene dogy. Cofy of the will of Benjamine Sheklet of Westmorel and too. State of Pennsylvania: in the name of God Amen. This 6 day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred, and eighty one. Benjamine Sheklet of West Mareland too, and State of Pennsylvania being very rich and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory. Thanks be given to G.
No records can be found in the genealogy of Jefferson Davis to back up the claim that his grand mother was a Shacklett.
therefore calling into mind the mortality of the body, and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this may his will and testament.
I give to my son John Sheklet (French way of spelling) who I like wise constitute make and ordain my sole Execution of this my last Will and Testament, all and Singular My lands, Mesages and Testamnt by him freely to be possessed and enjoyed and like wise one to hestment Soral Horse.
Second, I give to my grand daughter Sarah Jinck the sum of one hundred and fifthy pounds. Penna money and the intereat that is in the hands of levi Wells and like wise my Beed and two pillers two sheets two blankets and Coverlid, one Bolistin. I like wise give unto my grandson Benjamine Sheklet on shot gun after my dicease, and also
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I give unto my son John Shecklet, Elizabeth Tucker, jain Satterfield, Ann Stithwell my four children all my moveable estateto be equally divided among them after my dessece, and I do here by uterly Die allow revoke and this, annull, all and every other Testament Will. Legacy and Bequather and Evecutors by one in any may a before around Willed-ect. I have here unto Set my Hand and Seal this here year above written.
signed Benjamine X Shecklet. Seal
James Walker Writers
The seventeenth day of July A.D. 1784 came before me James Walker and Philip Rogers to of the above signing witnesses to the last will and testament of Benjamine Shecklet ect-
Alexander M Clean. Reg.
This appears to be a true copy of the will of Benjamine.
John Shacklette saw of Benjamine and Sarah Blansette married and Barbara Quick in the year of 1758 in Virginia. Barbara was a German from Wortensburg Germany She came to America in 1755 was around age 16 yr old.
This John Shacklette was born1747-died at 1809. He is buried in Fayette too Pennsylvaina at the foot of Laurel Hill on the Cheats River His estate was appraised at $42,000 some of his children got someof it some $300 other 15,000, Benjamine was the oldest son and administered by his father's will. Benjamine died insolvent but left all his children rich, each one a farm, and 2 negro slaves.
On account of John's marrying to Barbara a German, the family did not approve and the bulk of his father Benjamine estate came by his mothers Sarah Blancette and it
No information is avaliable on the back ground of Barbara Quick. Quick is not a German name. Some references say that Barbara was the daughter of John Quick of English origins. No information can be sustantiated that indicates a rift between Benjamin and the rest of the children.
caused hard feelings between the family and he sold out to them (half for sroters) and moved to Fayette too. Pennsylvania. There he bought land on the Cheats River.
John Shacklette and Barbara Quick had ten children 4 boys 6 girls,
Sarah married John Jenkins (here Aeders Reerders) a Heleheman they had 4 boys and five girls.
Philip who married Mary Shane
Ben married Elizabeth Humphry
John married Mary Kennedy
Janes married Nm Garmical
Barbara married Gevtage Humphru
Margaret married Thomas Mills
Elizabeth married Robert Phelps] first P Philip Miller
Mary Shacklette fisrt married a Mills second time David Rulton had 7 children
By Mills 3 saw John Ben Thomas.
John married Sabrina Payne
James married Rebecca Bottonhorse
Sophia dies at age 18-not married
Hannah married Dily lo Richardson
Mary married Warren Richardson
Princilla marries Louis Richardson
Sarah married Johnathan Simmons they moved to California
Princilla Shacklette married Thomas Horn a French Indian had 4 boys 5 girls.
John married Armenica Thomas
Thomas married Ellen Brown
Blansette [Shacklette] now married Navy Buchamman
Jesse first married a Davenport, 2nd Chenalt
Barbara married Lewis Triplett
Mary married George langton.Perry jr. dnd
Sarah never married
Katherine married Jerry Baily.
no record of other girls.
Hannah Shacklette married Daniel Hayden had 4 boys 6 girls
John married Mary Beall
Jacob married Lettica Thomas
Jesse married in Arkansas do not know her name
Warders married a Miss English
Sophia married Julius Swan
Maria married thomas Robin
Mary married Eliga