E-Bay can be a friend to genealogists too

While doing a quick search on Google, I came up with an amazing discovery, a book written and privately published in 1935 by J.B. Shelnutt, Sr., Daddy’s grandfather and my great grandfather. “Christian Living” is 220 pages long and focuses on the Bible and Christian Living, but there are some small glimpses of the family.

James Birket (or sometimes Burket) Shelnutt, Sr. was born in 1863, during the Civil War, to a family of farmers and, from 1909 to 1921 was Clerk of the Supreme Court of Walton County. I’ll write about his philosophy and religious feelings later, but his book illuminated someone of the women in the family who are often harder to uncover.

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