SHACKELFORD, John Williams, (1844 - 1883)


SHACKELFORD, John Williams, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Richlands, Onslow County, N.C., November 16, 1844; attended the common schools and Richlands (N.C.) Academy; during the Civil War entered the Confederate Army at the age of seventeen and served throughout the war, attaining the rank of lieutenant; member of the State house of representatives 1872-1878; served in the State senate 1878-1880; was elected to preside over the convention that nominated him for Congress in 1880; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh Congress, and served from March 4, 1881, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 18, 1883; interment in the Wallace Graveyard, Richlands, N.C.