Sarah "Sally" Anderson

Sarah "Sally" Anderson[1]

Female Abt 1800 - 1875

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  • Name  Sarah "Sally" Anderson 
    Nickname  Sally 
    Born  Abt 1800  , , VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Buried  Apr 1875  Livingston Cemetery, Miller, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died  4 Apr 1875  , Miller, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I3882  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  2 Jun 2014 

    Father  Meredith Anderson,   b. Abt 1770,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Lucinda,   b. Abt 1770,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Abt 1790  , Goochland, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1070  Group Sheet

    Family  Murrell Shackelford,   b. 1799, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1841, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Nov 1823  , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Consent form signed by Meredith Anderson 12 November 1823 for marriage of Sally Anderson to Merlin Shackelford. Copy of consent in my files. It was obtained from Barren Co. KY Courthouse by Jennefer Piper Burk in Apr 2005 and posted online at ancestry.com 16 Aug 2010 to Jennefer and Ray's Family Tree.
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      Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979
      Name: Merlin Shackleford
      Spouse's Name: Sally Anderson
      Date: 18 Nov 1823
      Place: Barren County, Kentucky
      Spouse's Father's Name: Meridth Anderson
      "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979," index, «i»FamilySearch«/i» (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FW5H-TQ4 : accessed 04 Feb 2014), Meridth Anderson in entry for Merlin Shackleford and Sally Anderson, 18 Nov 1823.
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      "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979," index, «i»FamilySearch«/i» (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FW5H-TQH : accessed 02 Jun 2014), Merlin Shackleford and Sally Anderson, 18 Nov 1823; citing Barren County, Kentucky, Spouse's father's name: Meridth Anderson; reference ; FHL microfilm 209750.

      "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979," index, «i»FamilySearch«/i» (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FW1D-S6V : accessed 02 Jun 2014), Merlin Shackleford and Sally Anderson, 19 Nov 1823; citing Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky, reference 73; FHL microfilm 209767.
    Children 
     1. Daughter Shackelford,   b. 1824, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1840
     2. William Grube Shackelford,   b. 1826, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900, , Miller, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Shackelford,   b. 1828, , , KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, , Miller, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Richard Merrell "Murrell" Shackelford,   b. 22 Jan 1829, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1911, , Miller, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Ann Shackelford,   b. 7 Jul 1835, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1928, , Miller, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Susan Jane Shackelford,   b. 1838, , , KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879
     7. James H. Shackelford,   b. 10 Sep 1839, , , KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1910, , Miller, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Allen Shackelford,   b. Oct 1841, , , KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913, , Miller, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  2 Jun 2014 
    Family ID  F1461  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: Sarah (Sally) Shackleford is listed in the 1860 Miller Co. census, along with her children, and in 1870 the census shows her living with son, Merlin (Merrell or Murrell). Sarah died April 4, 1875 in Miller Co. and is buried at the Livingston Cemetery near Iberia. She apparently moved to Missouri between 1850 and 1860 since she is listed on the 1850 Barren Co., KY census as widow and head of family.

      BIRTH: There is a problem with Sally's birth year.
      1) 1830 census Barren Co., KY for Murrell Shackleford lists one female, age 30-39 -- possible birth years 1791-1800.
      2) 1840 Census Barren Co., KY for Murrell Shackleford lists one female age 40-49 -- possible birth years 1800-1809.
      2) 1850 census gives Sally's age as 42 -- possible birth years 1807-1808.
      3) 1860 census gives Sally's age as 62 -- possible birth years 1797-1798.
      4) 1870 census gives Sally's age as 65 -- possible birth years 1804-1805.
      5) Grave marker gives birth year as 1805.
      I wish it hadn't been so common for women to "fudge" a little on their ages when talking to the census takers. I've run into this problem too many times with other women. Frustrating!!!

      I'm inclined to go with a birth year about 1800. It fits with the earliest census records, 1830 and 1840, and is close to Sally's age as given on the 1860 census.

  • Sources 
    1. [S55] SHACKELFORD CLAN MAGAZINE Genealogy of Shackelfords and Shacklefords, Editor: T. K. Jones, (Published from May 1945 though April 1957) (Reliability: 3).

      Merlin Shackelford apparently died before 1850, as we find his wife or widow - Sally Anderson-Shackelford, in Barren County, Ky., 1850. Date of birth, according to census records, 1807, and with her were the following children: Sarah A., born 1833; Susan J., born 1835; James, born 1836; Allen, born 1838; and Merlin, born 1831.

    2. [S101] Livingston Cemetery, Miller Co., MO, Inventoried by Dianna (Hale) Mattingly and Glenda (May) Crawford; 12 April 2001 (Reliability: 3).

      Shackleford, Sarah 1805 -4 Apr. 1875 w/o Murrell

    3. [S45] Barren Co., KY Marriages "The First Fifty Years", Harrison, Martha Powell, (Gorin Genealogical Publishing; Glasgow, KY. Original data: County marriage records for Barren Co., KY.) (Reliability: 3).
      Shackleford, Miliner to Anderson, Sally, 19 Nov 1823