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Shackleford Diary - The Kirklands

Abraham Kirkland and his family became close friends with the Shackelfords on the 1865 trip from Missouri to California. In this episode, Jen discusses that relationship, the Kirklands penchant for naming children after relatives and blacksmithing.

Jen Glaubius

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.

Jen Glaubius

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.

Jen Glaubius

Shackleford Diary - William Franklin Shackelford

Ruth's husband, William Franklin Shackelford, who she called Frank, was born in Culpeper Co. Virginia, but came to maturity in Missouri. In trying to understand the Shackelfords' 1865 and 1868 travels, we look at Frank and his family.

Jen Glaubius
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