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Seeking contact with individuals researching the Mottesheard surname and related lines, including Shanklin, Arnold, Ballard and Steele. My ancestor, Daniel S. Mottesheard, married Sarah A. Steele in Monroe Co. in 1832. Daniel was most likely the son of Brooks Mottesheard, married in Westmoreland County, VA to Matilda Figgat. Daniel's son, Samuel B. Mottesheard married, as his first wife, Mildred Ann Frances Arnold, daughter of Moses Arnold. Samuel's son, Samuel Washington Mottesheard, married Lizzie Shanklin, a descendat of Robert D. Shanklin and Margaret (Ballard) Keaton. Robert was the son of Absolem Shanklin and Margaret was the daughter of Jeremiah "Jerry" Ballard.