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The Helonaki Deep Dive
Shackleford Diary - The Rhyne Family
A third family set out with the Shackelfords and Gatewoods from Clark County, Missouri on May 1, 1865. The family of Mr. Rhyne and his daughters. In this episode, a look at the Rhyne family from Ruth's diary and other sources, and the questions that are yet unanswered.Read more
Shackleford Diary - The Gatewoods
Atwell B. Gatewood was born in Stafford County, Virginia and moved when young to Missouri. In this episode, his family is explored and then the three families of the adults of the Shackelford-Gatewood familes on the 1865 journey (Galloway, Shackelford, and Gatewood) are compared.Read more
Shackleford Diary - Family Trials
In 1855, William Franklin Shackelford's uncle Caleb and aunt Frances filed a bill of complaint against another aunt, Sarah, and a man named Benjamin Matthews over land that had been left to William's great-aunts Nancy, Polly, and Caty in 1810. This complicated case reveals a great deal about the Shackelford family in Culpeper County, Virginia in the late 1700s and early 1800s that would otherwise be unknown.Read more