I would like to add a few comments to the postings on Shadrack Chitwood. I am a Halbert researcher and I have very little on the Chitwoods, but what I do have may help
shed a little light on the subject. First, the name Joel is used a great deal in the Halbert family history since the
ancestor of most Halberts was Joel Halbert, b. ca. 1712,
Essex Co., Va. In the matter of Shadrack Chitwood, he mar. lst Emma Rachel Halbert ca. 1843, Scott Co., Ar.. She died
Sep 1850, Scott Co., Ar. and Shadrack married Emma's sister
Elizabeth Chism (Eliza) Halbert, ca. 1849, Scott Co., Ar.
Emma and Shadrack had Andrew R. Chitwood, William Chitwood,
and Joseph C. Chitwood. Shadrack and Elizabeth had Joel,
Stephen, Mary F., and David Poindexter Chitwood. Elizabeth
was first married to Thomas J. McMullins before she married Shadrack. Thomas and Elizabeth had at least these three children, Lavina, Joel F., and James McMullin. There may have been other children that I have not yet identified.
Shadrack was born Jan 25, 1805, NC., and died Dec 25, 1869, Scott Co., Ar. Elizabeth was b. Jun 8, 1814, Stokes Co., NC., and died Apr 3, 1867, Scott Co., Ar. I have not correctly identified Shadrack's parents, but there is probably a strong chance that he is related to William
Halbert's wife Elizabeth Chitwood. William was a brother to Martin J. Halbert who was the father of Elizabeth and Emma Halbert who married Shadrack Chitwood. Elizabeth parents were Pleasant Chitwood Sr., born May 9, 1775, NC., and died Mar 14, 1851, Scott Co., Ar. and Barbara Barnes,
born 1771, Va. His birthdate would fit nicely into their
list of children. He may not be their child, I am pretty sure he is somehow connected to them.
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