Richard Nunn Shackelford
born 12/14/1750 in Hanover Co, VA
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In the 1780s Richard and Mary Ann moved their family from Virginia to South Carolina where he was a prominent Baptist preacher in the Spartanburg and Laurens County area. He pastored "the largest and probably the most influential Baptist church of the back country in the quarter century following the Revolution." It was known as "Richard Shackelford's church." Between 1790 and 1803 he baptized 158 individuals. The Shackelford family then moved to Madison Co, Alabama, where, beginning in 1815, he pastored Enon Baptist Church, 10 miles northeast of Huntsville, and about 3 miles from Meridianville--one of the oldest churches in the state. This couple had nine children: George, Sarah, Frances, Margaret (Cook), James P., Mathilda, Richard Francis, Rebecca, and William.
Spouse ~ Mary Ann Roberts
born 1748 in Halifax Co, Virginia