Let me tell you some things that I'm not sure if I sent this to you or not. Please for give me if I've already sent this info. to you.
I will let you know some about my g-g grandfather and see if you may know any connection. My g-g grandfather, Silas(or went by Silas) Shropshire told my dad a few things when he was a young boy. Silas said that he was put on a ship for the U.S. as a very very young boy. I'm not sure if he came to live with family or to be adopted. He said that his mothers name was Sally and that he didn't know his father. Silas said that his real name wasn't Shropshire that it was something like, Wilmoth, Waltney, Gwaltney or Gaultney, not sure. He could have been child by one of his dads slaves or just a basterd in general, I'm just making some suggestions of what could have happened when he was born. I don't know if he just made up all of this stuff that he told my dad because of the comments I just stated. He was sort of a medium dark skin man but you can't go by that with what specific race he was because I have a grandaughter that is combined in two races. I never met him, he died Mar. 9, 1956. Silas was born, Mar. 3, 1869, he said in England. He was married to my g-g grandmother, Nancy Jane Farmer b abt 1866 T.N., d. Sept. 19, 1947 Spartanburg S.C. Nancys parents were Matilda and Gertherie Farmer. Silas and Nancy had several children including my g grandfather John Emmit Shropshire. Nancy(went by Janie)moved to Spartanburg S.C. bringing her children some had already moved out by: 1920 to, South Carolina Census
Janie Shropshire age 53 b.T.N.
Lawrence Shropshire son age 14 b.T.N.
Lucy Shropshire dau age 11 b.T.N.
Along with other family members such as Dennie B. Shropshire b.Sept. 1878, Grey A. Shropshire b.July 1887,
Dee Alston Shropshire Mar. 1884 neice to James R. May 1852.& Alice. Some of the other names are Plinia H. Shropshire b.Mar. 1890, Rally D. Shropshire b.Jun. 1894 m. Mae G. 12-7-73. Some was born in Spartanburg S.C., K.Y. and some in T.N.
Silas married Flora Thompson b. 1897 m.1916 not sure of their children. Silas was then married to Laura Breeding b.1885 d.1949 T.N. m.1920. Silas and Laura had several children. Silas and Laura are both buried Luttrell T.N. Cem. Union Co. T.N. with Artil Funeral Home taking care of Funeral arrangements.
My g-g Aunt Ethel Shropshire told me several years ago that Silas had a brother Clyde and that he had got killed in Missouri in the early 1900's. He was killed near a barn after finding a wallet. Other then this info. I can't find anything past Silas or anymore info. on Silas. He may have had another name, not sure. I'm not even sure to whether he made alot of this info. up. If any of this info. triggers any kind of info. that you know that could help me, please let me know. I appreciate any info.
Donna Shropshire Caviness