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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.
Calvin M. Riddle was born 1859 in Gray Court Laurens County SC. Mr. Riddle met Carrie Rampley at Friendship Baptist Church in Gray Court. They were married at this church at a young age. Carrie Rampley was born 1864. There was lots of love in their home. Both Mr. and Mrs. Riddle loved the Lord and the Church. They moved to Greenville at one point and they lived on Pendleton Street and members of Pendleton Street Baptist Church. In 1943 Mr. and Mrs. Riddle were married 64 years before he died he died in same year at the age of 84. Mr. Riddle always had a garden every year. He loved tomatos very much. They would bring grandaddy tomatos when he got bad off and he would not eat them but he said they were nasty. Seems that the children all loved him and the children would call grandaddy Santa Claus because of the snow white beared that he had. I shall never forget my grandmother Riddle as was walking down the hall she could see them fight on the T.V. grandmother prayed that this would stop it did the T.V blew out. When grandmother was 90 years of age she said if you boys will get me those apples i will bake a pie we did and she baked the best pie that i have ever eat. When Mrs. Riddle was sitting out on the front porch she was 94. She kelpt looking up at the sky my daddy said Mrs Riddle why you keep looking up. Grandmother said Denny i'am going home he said you will be ok. My daddy did not understand what she was talking about she was talking about her home in Heaven. Grand mother died that same year 1958.
Mrs' Sula Bea Chastain O'Shields. 100 of Dacusville Community wife of the late Oscar Jackson O'Shields. Passed away Wednesday morning February 22 2012 at her home. There's not a lot of people that reach 100 which she almost reached 101 she was born 1911. I have been in her home a few times and everytime that i have talked to her she was always the same. I became close to one of her sons before that he died his name was Bruce O'Shields. As most of you know is that i have researched the O'Shields for many years. I went to see Bruce O'Shields about every other week while Bruce was sick. I started going to the O'Shields Reunion at Mt' Carmel Baptist Church. Bruce and myself walked over the graves at Mt' Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery about a year before he died. I believe that we were kin i think that we were in the same line. But any way lets get back to Sula Bea Chastain O'Shields she loved people and she loved God. She was born in Pickens County S.C. She was a daughter of the late Oscar and Bertha Masters Chastain. Mrs O'Shields lived most of her married life in Dacusville Community she was a homemaker. She was the oldest living member of Mt' Carmel Baptist Church.
My mother was one who prayed for everybody everyday. Yes mother always prayed for her family that God would save all her children and her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. My mother prayed that her husband would get saved before it was too late. We are thankful that daddy got saved before that he died. I'am very thankful for the family bible that my mother had and that she studied from and mother loved the word of God. And mother wrote prayers to God in the family bible i may not write this word for word but then i may. This was wrote by mother June 26' 1968 this was wrote early a.m. Here goes Dear God' I want to thank you for thee for the life that thou has give me. And for all the beautiful things that goes with it. Trees' flowers' grass' and everything. And for the birds that fly in the air. Thank you Dear God for the families thou has gave us and for the families we grew up in we thank you.Dear God you have taught me how to live. And you have taught me how to get ready to die. O/ God i'am so full of mistakes.Lord save all my family thank you God. A-MEN. I love you my dear mother. My mother was born Lillie Belle Riddle March 5' 1900-1971 mother was 71 at her death.
Nancy O'Shields born in Spartanburg SC. August 17' 1804. Nancy O'Shields worked in a Doctors Office in Spartanburg SC. Dr. John Smith He changed his name to Dr. John Winn-Smith. Nancy with my study in my research looks like that Nancy O'Shields had 4 sons a one daughter. Which i will name these children. William Paschal O'Shields born July 4th. 1824' Samuel Drayton O'Shields born 1825' Wiley Drayton O'Shields born 1832' Mary Ann [Polly] O'Shields born Jan' 15' 1833' Isaac Scott O'Shields born 1834 or 1835. This is all the children of Nancy O'Shields. This family lived on a large plantation called the O'Shields Plantation 272 acres of farmland. Some researchers try to say that there is no proof that Nancy O'Shields was ever born. I know that most of those that do research know better than that. I can't say that i agree with her lifestyle because i did not. Nancy O'Shields never married or if she did i can't find any record of Nancy O'Shields ever getting married. But she was a person who in latter years was a christian. So we need to look at the things that Nancy did helping others. Nancy O'Shields was a Mid-Wife and Nancy would get her buggy and would be on her way to help someone in need. Lets look a little more at Nancy O'Shields was a person who was not scared of work. On this Plantation there was smoke houses for hangig their meats. Yes times were rough but as her children grew it was a lot better. Each one of these children had their chores to do. There was lots of love in this family. Nancy had some slaves to help on the Plantation. I want to take time to say i thank God for My great-great grandmother praise God for Nancy O'Shields.
Rev. J.A. Cave our pastor really he was much more than a pastor to the O'Shields family he was a real friend. Yes you could count on Rev. Cave anytime that you needed him he would be there. It did not matter what time that it was all that you needed to do would be to just give him a call. I'am sure that lot's of times that he was tired but if he was preacher Cave would be right there what a pastor and friend. There are preachers and then there are preachers but a preacher like Rev. Cave are few and hard to find. Rev Cave loved his family and he loved his church family. Did not matter to Rev. Cave if you was poor or rich i really believe that he was true to all his church family. I have to also have to say that he had a wife that loved him very much and his children loved their daddy. Rev. and Mrs. Cave are both buried at the church cemetery Mt. Creek Baptist Church. The O'Shields family miss the Cave family of Rev and Mrs Cave. Hope to see you someday.
Rites planned today for W.G.S. O'Shields' County Auditor for many years. This is the way that this was written in the Spartanburg newapaper' Funeral services for W.G.S. O'Shields' 75' Spartanburg County Auditor for many years ' who died yesterday will be conducted 3;30 O'clock this afternoon at Mt. Calvary Presbyterian Church by Rev. John D. Henderson' R.H. Purnell' the Rev' H.B. Hardy' the Rev' C.B. Prince and the Rev' C.E. Vermillion. Nephews will serve as active pallbeares. A burial will be held in the church cemetery. County officials and empoyees as follows were to serve as honorary escorts; Harold Murph' W.R. Catheart' J.W. Davenport' D.E. Hydrick' E.W. Miller' Walter B' Aiken' Dewey D. Foster' John F. Darden' J. F. Brooks' J.H. Brannon' Stacy W. Burnett' S.S. Pettit' C.J. Harrison' R.H. Ashmore' and Leroy More. Others in Escort Also; J.W. Plyler' John M. Barry' J.L.M. Williams' Samuel R. Watt' J. Allen Lambright' Sam M. Henry' M.P. Hayes' B.B. Brockman' O.J. Brady' F.S. Moore' J.P. Bolton' O.B. Edge' E.J. Thornton' R.W.. Byars' Joe L. Bailey' Clarence N. Hill' John P. Snow' W.M. McKinney' Wikes T. Martin' C.E. Carrutth' B. Max Ross' George E. Goforth' Roy Lister' John Kirby' W.C. Alverson' R.R. Souther' T.T. Cooksey' and George Pruette. Mr. O'Shields died at 4;20 yesterday morning at the home of his daughter Mrs. C.M. Senn. At 164 Branch Street. Death ended a long illness' the last three months of Mr, O'Shields life being spent in bed. A native and life long resident of the county' Mr. O'Shields was county auditor for thirty-two and one half years' and was employed in various capacities by the county for more than forty five years. Before being elected to the office of audior he served as Magistrate Clerk of the Probate Judge's office and as clerk in the treasure's office. He was the son of the late Drayton and Julia Smith O'Shields and was born and reared in the Walnut Grove section. Before entering public office' he was engaged in farming for a number of years. Since being succeeded to the office of auditor four years ago by the present incumbent' Harold Murph' he had made his home with his daughter' Mrs. Senn. Surving are four children Mrs. Senn' Manley W. O'Shields both of the city' Wallace M. O'Shields of Pauline' and D.L. O'Shields of Greenville; twenty-seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren' and a brother; H.W. O'Shields of Pauline. W.G.S. O'Shields was my grandaddy. I put this down as it was in the paper.
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.
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.
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.