- Born: 1754 in Anson County, NC
- Died: 26 Sep 1841
- He is my 5th great-grandfather via:
- His daughter Oney
- Her son, William Allen
- His son, David Jones Allen
- His daughter, Virginia Allen
- Her son
- His daughter
According to George Shankle’s Revolutionary War Pension Application of 1832, he was born in North Carolina in 1754. According to the application, he lived
in North Carolina in that part of Anson county which was later Montgomery County on the southwest side of PeeDee river between Rocky River and PeeDee, two and on half miles from PeeDee on Jacobs Creek and the same distance from where he was born. George Shankle enlisted in 1777 and served three months as private in Captain John Randle’s North Carolina Company. After remaining at home a short while he enlisted and served three months as private in Captain Jesse McLendon’s North Carolina Company. Soon afterward he again enlisted and served two months as private in Captain Buckner Kimbol’s North Carolina Company. He also served various short tours as minuteman during the Revolution. (Source: Letter from Veteran’s Administration dated June 22, 1940)
George Shankle was evidently married twice as the only wife I know of, Oney, was married previously to a James Raiford who died before 1830. I haven’t found any evidence of who the mother of George Shankle’s children are.
On the 1840 census, he was living on the West Pee Dee River, listed himself as aged 60-69, a female as 50-59, and 10 slaves.
George Shankle was also a clergyman as he testifies on the behalf of other solders applying for pensions as well as in a statement of his death in the Carolina Observer dated 13 Oct 1841.
Another Revolutionary War soldier gone! 26th ult., at his residence in Stanly County, NC–Rev. George Shankle aged 90 years. For the last forty years, he was a preacher of the M.E. Church.
His wife, Oney, lived on in Anson County until after 1850. She went west with a son and on the way back, perhaps, stopped in Camden, Alabama to visit her sister and died there 24 Feb 1855. Proof of her marriages and parents are in her obituary posted in the Southern Christian Advocate.
Died in Camden, Wilcox Co., AL., Feb. 24, Mrs. Oney Shankle, born in Montgomery Co., about the year 1781. Her parents were Zedekiah and Tabitha Ledbetter. She was married successively to James Rayford and George Shankle. In 1851, she went to AR with her son, where she remained a couple of years in April last, stopped to see her sister in Camden
Children of George Shankle as listed in his will are:
- Shankle, George, Revolutionary War Pension Application
- Shankle, George, Federal Census 1790, 1800, 1830, 1840
- Raiford, Oney, 1830 Federal Census
- Allen Family History
- Death Notices, Carolina Observer, 13 Oct 1841.
- Southern Christian Advocate, Vol. I, 1837-1860
- Will of George Shankle Sr