Posted By:Ron Hall
Subject:Re: Simpkins Family
Post Date:September 24, 2001 at 10:30:32
Message URL:
Forum:Carroll County, VA Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:

It is a mystery, but my guess is that he is descended from a Shockley who married a Simpkins. I've looked at the Simpkins marriages in Carroll but don't find a connection. I also checked the latter half of the 19th century in Surry Co, NC.

His apparent namesake, Legrand Shockley, (1819 - 1864)was a son of John Shockley and Phoebe Scudders and married Rachel Harriett Stone in 1847. This may give other researchers a lead to go on. I'm coming up dry.