Photographs - Descendants of Frederick Binkley and Adeline Shackleford
Granddaughter Amanda Rebecca Binkley [1841-1925]was the daughter of Joseph Shackleford Binkley and Martha Buchanan Steele. Called by her middle name, Rebecca, she married her first cousin Frederick Marshall Binkley on 07 January 1862 in Davidson County, Tennessee. Rebecca and Frederick had twelve children.
Grandson Frederick Marshall Binkley [1837-1892]was one of four Frederick Marshall Binkleys in the family. He was the son of John Henry Binkley and Mary Margaret Walker. Having served in Company I, 20th Tennessee Infantry, CSA, along with a number of his cousins, he moved his family to Crittenden County, Kentucky, after the war. One of the founding trustees of the Tyner's Chapel Methodist Church, he is buried there along with his wife Rebecca.
Great-grandson William Benjamin Binkley [1864-1950] was the second child and first son of Frederick Marshall Binkley and his wife Rebecca. He married Julia Ann Hankins on 11 March 1885, and they had nine children. After Julia's death in 1905, he married Ada Deboe on 1 April 1907, and they had two children. William lived his entire adult life in Crittenden County, Kentucky, where at various times he was a blacksmith, merchant, grist mill operator, and the postmaster at View. He is buried in Crayne Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky.
Grandson Henry Clay Binkley [1847-1934] was the son of Joseph Shackleford Binkley and Martha Buchanan Steele. When he was fifteen, his father sent him to discover what had happened to his older brother, Benjamin Franklin Binkley, then serving as a captain in the Confederate Army. Travelling by foot, horseback, and train, Henry made his way from his home in Hermitage, Tennessee, east to Chattanooga, and then south to Rome, Georgia, where he finally found his brother. A short while later he joined the Confederate Army and served under Nathan Bedford Forrest. One of the last survivors of those who served under Forrest, he was commander of Company B, United Confederate Veterans in later years and is shown here in uniform. He is buried in the Binkley-Steele Cemetery at Hermitage, Tennessee.
Grandson William Frederick Binkley [1854-1917] was the youngest child of William Blackman Binkley and Caroline N. Wilson. Although he briefly operated W. F. Binkley & Bro. Grocery on Hydes Ferry Pike in Davidson County, Tennessee, with his brother Morgan, he worked most of his life as a carpenter. A bachelor for many years, he was thirty-seven when he married Anneatta Louise Kirkpatrick with whom he is shown in this photograph taken shortly before his death. He died at his home in Hermitage, Tennessee, in the same room where he was born. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery, Madison, Tennessee.
Great-grandson William Joseph Binkley [1897-1959], the second child and only son of William Frederick Binkley and Anneatta Louise Kirkpatrick, was fifteen when this photograph was taken. During the 1920's he left the Nashville area and went to Chicago, where he worked for the Chicago and NorthWestern Railroad. First a fireman and later an engineer, he saw steam power replaced by diesel. In 1946 he married Mary Louise Gentry of Franklin, Tennessee, whom he had met in 1930. He is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Franklin, Tennessee.