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Edna O'Shields and her husband Wiley G.S. O'Shields

This is about my cousins and his wife. Let me start this telling about Wiley G.S. O'Shields he was born 1928.Member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Spartanburg. SC. Wiley G.S. O'Shields SFC US ARMY KOREA SILVER STAR. Parents Wallace Mayes O'Shields 1888- 1972 Annie Myrtle Adair O'Shields 1891-1980.


Edna Boyter O'Shields

Edna Boyter O'Shields was born Dec' 17 1930 and she died Dec' 14 2013 at the age of 82. She was the wife of the late Wiley G.S. O'Shields The family will receive friends today December 16 2013 from 6;oop.m-800;p.m at poplar springs Baptist church. Funeral Services will be Tuesday December 17' 2o13 at 11;00A.M. Poplar spring Baptist church burial will follow in church cemetery. The family will be at the home of Sandi and Michael Turner. Our hearts go out to Mark and Sandi and all her grandchildren. And great grandchildren Now we know that Edna was a kind person and loved her God. She taught sunday school which she enjoyed doing. She was the daughter of the late Ollie Lewis Boyter and Barbara Kirby Boyter. Edna studied at Duncan High School. She worked in her garden which she loved and she also loved to go fishing Edna worked for U.S. postal service as a mail carrier for 20 years. Edna Boyter O'Shields was a Christian who loved her God and her family. And she was a lifelong member of poplar Springs Baptist Church. Parent' Ollie Lewis Boyter was born 1895-1976' Jessie Kirby Boyter born 1900-1979. Wiley G.S. O'Shields was born 1928-2003 was her spouse. A very proud grandmother and great grandmother. Six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


Great Grandbaby Liam Shick Born Sept' 18' 2013.

I thank God for my great grandbaby Liam he has made me so happy. I'am so proud of this bundle of joy. Praise God for all things yes I mean all things. Thank you Lord for letting me live to see little baby Liam. Sounds like i'am braging well i'am. Proud of Alec and Brittany great job. Stay in church always look to God. My prayer is that God will let me stick around a few more years and to be able to watch Liam grow. I must shout and praise God glory- glory-glory- amen.


True grave of my great Uncle William Paschal O'Shields born 1824-1909.

Mr. William Paschal O'Shields is buried in Cedar Shoalds Baptist Church Cemetery. Near Enore and has been buried there since 1909. Sometime we want to prove a point that we will hatch up a place where a person we want to be where a person is buried. One researcher even used the marker of Old Lebanon Baptist Cemetery. To try to say that William Paschal O'Shields was buried in the Old Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery this just is not true. Even showed a picture of a marker that had no name to try to prove this to be his marker. There is no proof that any O'Shields is buried in this Cemetery. This Cemetery is all grown up trees have fallen on markers and broke them to where they can't be read. This researcher even has put his birthdate as 1800 or 1805 which this is not true. Most of the researchers out there know that i have done my research and i have give true facts. Even the other researcher used a letter that was wrote by Sarah Jane O'Shields a daughter of William Paschal O'Shields and Elizabeth Heaton. Year 1929 is when the letter was wrote. In the letter Sarah Jane O'Shields states that she don't know when her daddy died nor where he died but she goes on to say thathe went to check on his sons wife. Sounds strange to me don't give name of son. Looks like that he must have been back in Spartanburg at some point which he must have died in Spartanburg 1909 and buried next to his first wife Caroline Hammond she was buried 1908 Cedar Shoalds where both are buried. Elizabeth Heaton was buried in North Carolina.


Mountain Adventure year 1928 August.

My mother wrote more and more things in her bible. I loved mother so very much and i sure loved the family bible more than any bible. Oh it is great to have this bible been lots of pages removed from her bible but that is ok. My mother wrote about this mountain adventure. Lillie Belle O'Shields my mother put this in the family bible as she says that every summer that her husband and their childern would spened a few days in the mountains. This picture is a picture of Lillie Belle O'Shields my mother. They are ready to make this trip in the mountains. Location that was selected for what was to be a happy adventure being Cove Creek twenty miles beyond Waynesville NC. What a great place to be the mountain people were so friendly that we just loved being around them. As mother wrote in the bible she told that it was August 1928. That Mr. Denny Leonard O'Shields my daddy got out the old model T Truck out of the garage and overhauled it and made a canvas top for it. This was like what you would see on a mountain wagon. Which was packed with the tents cots bedding cooking utensils food and clothing even had watermelons and chickens and two dogs on the truck. Gee what a loaded truck. Now mother writes that the kids were to ride on top of all those things and mother and my daddy were to be in the cab. Mother says that daddy's brother and his wife and little girl were also going on this trip. Which they would be traveling in their Doge coupe following along behind. Mother says that it is six oclock when they left a very black cloud in the sky. Mother said that she was not in favor of trying to keep going. But the rest said oh it will be ok so she said ok. Night was coming on it was really rough yes i mean rough. Lighting very keen streaks flashed about us and the rain beat down. Mother says that they stopped several times lights were burned out could not get lights fixed. Mother said i think we should stop and wait till morning. But no they said we can make it we can drive by my husband's brothers lights they said. Moon light was bright and it blinded my daddy he slipped a little to close to the bank. Mother writes on with this story down' down we went crash' crash. Mother goes on she say's that she sat up on the ground. Too frighten and stuned to dat an eye looking around i saw my husband by me.But oh where was my children a thousand of things was running through my mind. I was hurt and scared as i was. Next thing i found myself sitting on top of the hill looking down upon the turned over truck below. I can not till this day explain how i got on the hill. My eight year old boy was ok and our little girl was ok.


Lillie Belle Riddle O'Shields

Lot' of things that my mother wrote in the bible that was hers. My mother gave the bible or i should say that this bible was to fall in my hands at her death. There was pages taken from my family bible before i got the bible. Which i'am not worried about that because God always answers prayer. Our mother i sure cherish all that she wrote and i'am so glad that this was left to me next to the youngest child. I love what was my mothers bible more than any family bible anyehere. I Shall start with what my mother wrote. The Courageous heart of a Faithful Wife. Mother was reared in a small town of Laurens S.C Lillie Belle goes on to tell about her daddy and how that he was a contractor by trade. Hold on i have lots more to tell. Many buildings are standing in that town and near by communities that he contracted and built. One of these is the enterprize bank of Laurens. It was while building this bank that the accident took place. Lillie Belle my mother writes on. My mother says her daddy was on the ground below the building rolling a large beam. Just then he looked up he saw another man on top of the building rolling a large iron beam off the top of the building. Stop Stop he yelled his voice was drowned out because of the men's voices and the clamp' clamp of the tools against the steel he was caught between those two beams whlch crushed his leg only a thin pice of flesh kept his leg together. Now Lillie Belles mother was a woman of strong faith in God. Mrs Riddle was worried when she saw the wagon that had her husband. Yes this was a sad time for for Lillie Belle as she was only six years of age at this time. Carrie Riddle kept a smile on her face but you could see the worried look in her eyes the good doctor done everything he could do. He had to go to the hospital to try to save Mr. Calvin Riddles leg. Mr Riddle was carried to the hospital in Columbia. You know time moves on as prayer goes up. Three months passed and one day a carriage drove up to the front door. To see Mr. Riddle sitting up in the carriage made them so very happy. And thanks to God he had both legs which we praise God. Mr. Riddle lived to be 85 he died November 23rd' 1943 born 1859.


St. Martin in the Fields

David O'Sheal was christened on 25 January 1690 at St. Martin in the Fields. I know that you will really like what i'am about to post. The eary O'Sheals did not come here from ireland as some researchers try to say. Getting back to this history and i mean history. The church was named for Martin who was born AD 316 in Pannonia' part of present day Hungary. Look at the spelling of the name which was spelled O'Sheals. Spelling changed this way by most of us O'Shields 1790 but some still spell name O'Sheal.

We have heared it said about family history.

It has been told about three O'Shields brothers that come here from Ireland' Well now we must try to clear this up for this is just not true. The O'Shields started saying this way back then with no proof i don't know who started this. But this was handed down from first one and then another. I'am sure that this has took place with all of us from time to time. I love my family very much as we sure should. Yes we all are very proud of family members as we should be. When i started my research about the history of the O'Shields i searched for true facts. I have been doing this research for over 12 years someone may worry how the name has been spelled. Wiley Drayton O'Shields that was born in Spartanburg SC. 1832-1882. Wiley Drayton O'Shields was 50 at his death. Wiley Drayton O'Shields my great grandaddy it seems that he wrote in his bible about O'Shields and he spelled the name O'Shealds. Some researchers make a deal from this but this is not anything to worry about still the same name just spelled another way. Back then they did not know how to spell. Things get started just like about the brothers.Lets take time to look at Wiley Drayton O'Shields and his Family. We must look first at his mother Nancy O'Shields. Shall we look at the birth of Nancy O'Shields born in the year 1804 August 17. I don't like to write what i'am about to write because Nancy was my great-great grandmother but i loved her and very proud of great-great grandmother. I hope that you will understand what i'am saying. It is time to try to clear up some of the things that have been told down through the years. Nancy's mother was Teresa O'Shields Teresa was a daughter of Daniel O'Shields. We have no record if Nancy O'Shields ever got married.But it is believed that Nancy worked in a doctors office in Spartanburg S.C. The doctor was Dr. John Simth Nancy and the doctor were good friends. Look at this Dr. John Smith changed his name to Dr. John Winn Smith. Stay with me as we keep going down history road. O'Sheal is a Irish name but the O'Sheal or O'Shields or O'Shealds O'Shiel did not come from Ireland. I have got lots to bring all of this out for all those that are doing research i intend to do my best to help others who are doing research. I hope you enjoy reading this what i have posted for i lots more to write. So stay with me for this is real history. Although the ancestry of Colonel David O'Sheal' the immigrant is not known beyond his father John O'Sheal a merchant of London.


The King James Bible 1611.

My mother Mrs. Denny Leonard O'Shields Sr. loved the King James Bible 1611. We as children were taught the word of God at an eary age. we can talk about family bible and most of us do. But i have mothers family bible which i have just got to brag a little. I love this bible more than words could ever say. Yes mother wrote lots in her bible someone got some of the things that mother wrote in the bible. This is ok because if it helps whoever then praise God. Mother wrote much about her family of each one of the children and grandchildren. Her mother and daddy's daddy and mother. Daddys mother was Mr. and Mrs. W.G.S. O'Shields Mothers daddy was Mr. and Mrs. Calvin M. Riddle.


John O'Shields Bible.

The Holy Bible'Philadelphia' Eward W. Miler' 1850 Marriages Page 1; John O'Shields and Cathren Guin was married August thr 23rd 1855. Franklin P. O'Shields and Emma C. West was married November the 2nd 1876. Kilgore O'Shields and Ella Vise were married August 25th 1897. Catherine O'Shields and J. Eddie Mabry were Married April 27th' 1905. Now this is real history and all this info is from the bible of John O'Shields. So please stay with me as we keep going down history road.Page 2; Births Frankling Pickens O'Shields was born May the 26 1856' Savilour Ann O'Shields was born September the 26 1857. John Preton [Preston] O'Shields was born January the 15 1859. Bengamin Killgore O'Shields was born November the 20 1860. William O'Shields was born January 31 1863 age 11 days Cathrin Jane O'Shields was born March 1 1866 James Henry O'Shields was bborn April 9 1870. Page 3 They are buried at Friendship by Pa O'Shields. John O'Shields was born April 16 1822 Cathrin Guin was born March 20th 1827. Page 4 Deaths David O'Shields departed thes life Febuary 22 1861 age 66 years Nancy O'Shields departed this life June the 12 1861 age 63 William O'Shields departed this life Febuary 11 age 11 days. John Guin departed this life April 7 1852 Bertha Guin departed this life June 27 1862. James Henry O'Shields departed this life April 1st 1871 age 11 months and 20 days Savilia Ann O'Shields departed this life July 26 1876 age 18 years 10 months. John O'Shields departed this life April 25 1883 age 61 years and 9 days. Cathrine O'Shields departed this life August 23rd 1892 age 65 years 5 months and 8 days Franklin P. O'Shields departed this life Feb'19th 1908 age 52 years 8 months and 23 days. John Preston O'Shields departed this life Dec 23 1928 age 73 years Benjamin KIlgore o'shields departed this life April 28 1932 age 71. Catherine Jane O'Shields Mabry departed this life April 1 1955 89 age years 1 month.