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Descendants of Malachi Shoulders

 

Second Generation

WILLIAM IRA SHOULDERS son of Malachi Shoulders and Mary (Polly) Gregory was born on 1 Sep 1826 in Smith County, Tennessee, died between 1895 and 1900 in Webster Co, KY, about age 69, and was buried in Waggoner Church Cemetery, Webster Co, KY.

Noted events in his life:

  • Census M432-896: 15 Oct 1850, Smith Co, TN.  William Ira Shoulders appears as “Ira” age 23 with 1st wife Louisa age 35; Mary C. age 3 and Thomas H. age 7 months on Page 273, Line 931.
  • Census M653-127:  14 Jun 1860, Smith Co, TN.  William Ira Shoulders appears as “Ira” age 34 with wife Louisa age 35; Mary age 13; T. A. (Thomas) age 10; Betsie (Elizabeth) age 8; Sarah age 7; James G. age 5; John A. age 3; Martha age 1.  Alfred Smith age 12 is also listed with them on Page 282, Line 337.
  • Marriage Bond:  27 Oct 1864, Smith Co, TN.  According to the Smith County, Tennessee Marriage Records, 1838 – 1881, compiled by Caney Fork Chapter DAR, Carthage, TN, published 1981 by Cook-McDowell Publications, page 145, (William) Ira Shoulders and Roseanny Gregory were issued a marriage bond but the license was never returned or recorded.
  • Census M593-0502:  28 Sep 1870, Warren Co, KY.  William Ira Shoulders appears as “Ira” age 43 with 2nd wife Rocksey age 26; Elizabeth A. age 18; Sarah F. age 16; James G. age 14; John A. age 12; Martha J. age 10; William age 7; Louisa C. age 4; Aarn (Aaron) T. age 3; Andrew F. age 1 on Page 1, Line 10.  (I believe the name Andrew here was a misprint and he is actually Ensley Forrest)
  • Census:  25 Jun 1880, Webster Co, KY.  William Ira Shoulders appears as “Ira” age 53 with wife Roxi age 36; Louisa C. age 14; Aron (Aaron) T. age 13; Ensley F. age 11; Etta S. age 9; Ira B. age 6; Finis B. age 4; Robert W. age 2 on Page 53, Line 2.
  • School Census Report:  30 Jun 1895, Webster Co, KY.  William Ira Shoulders appears on Page 69 in the Census Report of School District #14 written and compiled by Betty Branson, 1997, as “Ira” Shoulders, the parent or guardian of Robert Shoulders age 15 and (Tishie) Belle Shoulders age 13.  This is the last record of Ira Shoulders that I can find.
  • Cemetery:  Bef 1900, Webster Co, KY.  According to granddaughter Emma Lou Whitledge, Ira Shoulders is buried in the old part (up on the hill) of the Waggoner Church Cemetery.  However, there was some flooding many years back and Emma believes that William Ira was one of the folks that simply floated away.  The casket was never found.  Also the 1900 Webster Co, KY Census lists Roxi as a widow living with her son Robert and nephew Chester Shoulders.
  • History of Trousdale Co, TN:  1991, Trousdale Co, TN.  History of Trousdale Co, TN compiled by O. Tom Allen in cooperation with Trousdale County Historical Society.  Page 390, Shoulders, Malachi Family, F433.

Malachi Shoulders was born in 1780 in North Carolina and died before December 1839 when his inventory was filed in Smith County, Tennessee.  He is supposedly buried on the present Roy Green farm in Smith County.  He married about 1805 to Mary (Polly) Gregory born about 1789 in North Carolina, dau of Bry Gregory and Christine Austin.  They had these eleven children:  Patsy (Martha); John; Levi; Levi; male child (Abner); Julia; Thomas; Richard; James; William Ira; Joseph; Lincoln.

William Ira Shoulders married 1st Louisa Catherine Gregory, daughter of Major Gregory and unknown Nash abt 1845 - 1846 in Tennessee.

Children from this marriage were:

  1. MARY CATHERINE SHOULDERS was born on 28 Sep 1847.
  2. THOMAS HICKMAN SHOULDERS was born on 30 Oct 1849.
  3. ELIZABETH ANN SHOULDERS was born on 13 Jul 1851.
  4. SARAH FRANCIS SHOULDERS was born on 21 Sep 1853.
  5. JAMES G. SHOULDERS was born on 13 Aug 1855.
  6. JOHN A. SHOULDERS was born on 6 Nov 1857.
  7. MARTHA J. SHOULDERS was born on 1 Jun 1860.
  8. WILLIAM JESSEE SHOULDERS was born on 11 Mar 1863.

William Ira Shoulders married 2nd Roxianne D. Gregory, daughter of Bethel J. Gregory and Elizabeth (Lizzy) Hall on 27 Oct 1864 in Smith County, Tennessee.

Noted events in her life were:

  • Census M432-896:  15 Oct 1850, Smith Co, TN.  Roxi Gregory appears as “Roxlana” age 5 with her father Bethel J. Gregory age 25, mother Eliza age 25; William J. age 7, Emeline age 3; Mary age 2 on Page 273, Line 933.
  • Census M653-127:  14 Jun 1860, Smith Co, TN.  Roxi Gregory appears as “Roxillann” age 15 with her father Bethel J. Gregory age 36, mother Eliza age 36; William J. age 17; Emaline age 14; Mary W. age 12; John A. age 8; Thomas J. age 6; Alice age 4; Bethel age 2; George W. age 1 on Page 287, Line 335.  Also shown with them is Daniel Buie, laborer, age 17.
  • Census M593-0502:  28 Sep 1870, Warren Co, KY.  Roxi Gregory Shoulders appears as “Rocksey” age 26; with husband Ira Shoulders age 43; Elizabeth A. age 18; Sarah F. age 16; James G. age 14; John A. age 12; Martha J. age 10; William age 7; Louisa C. age 4; Aarn (Aaron) age 3; Andrew F. age 1 on Page 95, Line 10.  (I believe the name Andrew here was a misprint and he is actually Ensley Forest)
  • Census:  25 Jun 1860, Webster Co, KY.  Roxi Gregory Shoulders appears as “Roxi D.” age 36, with husband Ira Shoulders age 53; Louisa C. age 14; Aron (Aaron) T. age 13; Ensley F. age 11; Etta S. age 9; Ira B. age 6; Finis B. age 4; Robert W. age 2 on Page 53, Line 2.
  • Kentucky Soundex:  1900, Webster Co, KY.  Roxi Gregory Shoulders appears as “Rockey L.”, mother, age 46, with her son Robert shoulders age 21 and Chester R. Shoulders, nephew, age 4.
  • Court Minutes:  3 Mar 1905, Muhlenburg Co, KY.  Settlement of B. J. Gregory’s will, recorded in Book 7, Administrator & G Settlements, Muhlenburg County Courthouse, lists Roxi as Roxey Shoulders and her siblings.  Thus confirming her relationship to her father, Bethel J. Gregory.
  • Kentucky Soundex:  1910, Webster Co, KY.  Roxi Gregory Shoulders appears as “Roxieanna”, mother age 67, with her son Bob Shoulders age 37 and his wife Minda Shoulders age 34.
  • Death Listing:  12 Jan 1918, Webster Co, KY.  In the Kentucky Vital Staistics, Jan 1916 – Dec 1920 book at the Henderson Public Library, Roxi Gregory Shoulders is listed as “Roxie Lania Sholders”, Page 266, D) #2989.
  • Cemetery:  14 Jan 1918, Webster Co, KY.  Roxianne D. Gregory Shoulders is buried in the Waggoner Church Cemetery, Webster Co, KY.

Children from this marriage were:

  1. LOUISA CATHERINE SHOULDERS was born on 15 Sep 1865 in Warren Co, KY.
  1. AARON THOMAS SHOULDERS was born on 15 Feb 1867 in Webster Co, KY., died on 6 Aug 1919 in Webster Co, KY, at age 52.
  1. ENSLEY FOREST SHOULDERS was born on 29 Dec 1868 in Webster Co, KY, died on 25 Sep 1950 in Clay, Webster Co, KY, at age 81.
  1. ETTA SUSAN SHOULDERS was born on 16 Dec 1870 in Webster Co, KY.
  1. ELEN N. SHOULDERS was born on 23 Oct 1872 in Webster Co, KY, died on 10 Jul 1873 in Webster Co, KY.
  1. IRA B. SHOULDERS was born on 8 Apr 1874 in Webster Co, KY, died on 25 Sep 1880 in Webster Co, KY, at age 6.
  1. FENNIS B. SHOULDERS was born on 15 Jan 1876 in Webster Co, KY, died on 28 May 1957 in Evansville, Vanderburgh Co, IN, at age 81.
  1. ROBERT WAGNER SHOULDERS was born on 19 Aug 1878 in Dixon, Webster Co, KY, died on 12 Mar 1965 in Hopkins Co, KY, at age 86.
  1. TISHIE BELLE SHOULDERS was born on 16 Dec 1880 in Webster Co, KY, died on 1 Aug 1924, Clay, Webster Co, KY, at age 43.
  1. CHARLES O. SHOULDERS was born on 14 Jan 1883 in Wbster Co, KY, died on 10 Aug 1883 in Webster Co, KY, at nearly 7 months.
  1. GROVER C. SHOULDERS was born on 26 Jan 1885 in Webster Co, KY, died on 5 Jun 1889 in Webster Co, KY, at age 4.
  1. LUKE SHOULDERS was born abt 1887 in Webster Co, KY.