Family History of Charles M. McCool III (Shockley line)

Family History of Charles M. McCool III
Shockley line

Shockley History

The last SHOCKLEY that is part of my family line is Mary Ellen SHOCKLEY. She was born during 1869 in Arkansas (probably Grant County) and married Charles M. HAYES 3 March 1887 in Pulaski County Arkansas. Mary Ellen and Charles had the following children:

Prencie Hayes (married Frank KODER)
Horace Hayes (married a HICKS?)
Lester Hayes (married Lula BURTON)
Ruby Violet Hayes, b. 16 Oct 1901 (married Roscoe Daniel MCCOOL)
Gladys Hayes

Mary Ellen later married Henry Badger McCool. They had no children.

Mary Ellen's parents were James Aquilla SHOCKLEY and Balcus HOOD. Their marriage record data is:

Balens Hood age 25 and James A. Shockley age 27, married 25 Nov 1860

Here are the census listings for the families, with links to the online data:

1880 Saline County Arkansas census:

Princess W F 46 W NC VA VA
Sarah J W F 18 D AR GA NC
Mary E W F 10 D AR GA NC
Sarah W F 74 M GA GA GA

1870 Grant County Arkansas census:

SHOCKLEY, James A. 37 M Farmer GA
Balous 33 F Keeping House NC
Sarah J. 8 F At School AR
Mary E. 3/12 F AR

Note that the family probably did not move between these two census records. Grant County was officially formed in 1869.

1860 Saline County Arkansas census:

SHOCKELEY James A. 27 M farmer 480 300 Ga
Sarah 51 F farmer Ga
Martha E. 19 F farmer Ark
Samuel F 16 M farmer Ark
Sarah A. 12 F Ark

1850 Saline County Arkansas census:

Shockley Mrs. Sarah 42 F W Farmer GA Wd
James A. 18 M W Laborer GA
John W. 16 M W Laborer GA
Mary J. 13 F W AR
Martha E. 10 F W AR
Samuel F. 7 M W AR
Sarah A. 4 F W AR

1840 Saline County Arkansas census:

SHOCKLEY, Boley C. 0 2 0 0 0 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 1 -- 0

The "2" represents males between 5 and 10 years of age; they would have been James and John. The first "1" is male between 30 - 40; that is Boley. The next "1" is female 0 - 5; that was Mary J. The last "1" is female 30 - 40; Sarah.

B. C. Shockley also appears on the 1841 and the 1844 Saline County Delinquent Tax Lists.


As with any history endeavor, there are bound to be errors, omissions, and discrepancies in this document. Please inform me if you have any corrections or additions to this data. If we share any of the same ancestors, I would love to hear from you.

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Last update: 11 Oct 1999