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Nancy O'Shields

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.

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Rev. J.A. Cave Pastor Of Mt. Creek Baptist Church Greenville South Carolina.

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 For W.G.S. O'Shields' County Auditor For Many Years

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.

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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.

Stephen Jones Born 1773.

Stephen Jones was born in 1773 Albemarle County Virginia USA. He died 1860 Hominy Buncombe County North Carolina USA. Family links parents; Joshua Jones 1740 -- 1838 Joshua Jones was 98 at his death, Elender Medley Jones 1750--1840 Sibilings ;Stephen Jones 1773-- 1860 Mary Jones Israel Rogers 1774-1821. William Jones1778-1845. Russell Jones 1780 -1836 Thomas Jones 1780-1831 Nancy Jones Jones 1789 1856. Burial Joshua JonesBurying Ground Buncombe County. North Carolina USA. I put this down and this is real history.

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.

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.


What i'am about to write is about W,G.S. O'Shields and his bible. Now he only wrote about his family that he grew up in. Shall we walk down history road of his family that he loved. Mr. O'Shields was my grandaddy but he died two years before i was born i was born 1940 grandaddy died 1938. Grandaddy was 75 at his death he was the youngest child of Wiley Drayton O'Shields. Well lets start with what he wrote in the bible. W.G.S. O'Shields wrote that Wiley Drayton O'Shields and Julia Smith O'Shields was his mother and daddy. He goes on to say that his daddy was born 1832 July 27'. He said that his mother was born September 14' 1826 this is what W.G.S. wrote in the bible but on her tombstone reads September 8 1827. He told that his mother was the daughter of Enoch and Abigail Elder Smith. Their 1st child born was James Monroe O'Shields June 12' 1852' Next was Frank Marion O'Shields born 1853' 1855 Robert Belton O'Shields' 1858 Enoch Thomas O'Shields 1859' Giddeon Henry O'Shields' 1860 Henry Wetsel O'Shields' 1863 W.G.S. O'Shields born.

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.


Wiley Drayton O'Shields was born July 27' 1832 son of Nancy O'Shields which W.G.S. O'Shields his youngest son had put this down in his bible. Which we call the family bible Annie Wilson had this bible of W.G.S. O'Shields in her home after her mother died . Her mother was my aunt and a sister to my daddy and a daughter of W.G.S. O'Shields. Annie Wilson my first cousin has told me that Nancy O'Shields was the mother of Wiley Drayton. She has also said that there was a picture of Nancy O'Shields on tin but said that she does not know where the picture got too. Nancy O'Shields was born August 17' 1804 in Spartanburg S.C. At this time very little has been found on the parents of Wiley Drayton O'Shields. But with research and lots of research i have had a break through about Wiley Drayton O'Shields. Lets take a good look at this as we keep going down history road. Shall we take a look at his married life of Wiley Drayton O'Shields. On August 17' 1851 Wiley Drayton O'Shields married Julia Smith she was born September 14' 1826. This date was taken from the family bible of W.G.S. O'Shields. But on the tombstone it says she was born September 8' 1827. On December 29' 1861' Wiley Drayton O'Shields enlisted in the Confederate Army by Col. P.F.Stevens of the Holcombe Legion at Camp Walsh' as a private. was listed as 31 at the time. On April 5' 1862 he was discharged on a medical discharge. His forwarding address was given as Walnut Grove' S.C. Wiley Drayton O'Shields was a farmer by trade and was a good farmer. Now he and his wife had a good life . Julia Smith was the daughter of Enoch and Abigal Elder Smith. Let me and tell about the place where they lived. Wiley and his wife lived on a 272 acres of farm land which was the same place that he was raised on as a boy. This was the O'Shields Plantation which Wiley Drayton O'Shields bought in 1868 from Ann Smith. Nancy O'Shields his mother did indeed live in his home with him and his wife. But at some point after 1855 Nancy moved out of the house. The reason for moving was that she moved in with her daughter Polly Ann [O'Shields] Epps and B.J. Epps Pollys husband. They lived in Pickens' S.C. and Easley S.C. and T. Rest S.C. Going on down history road about Wiley Drayton O'Shields and his wife. Let me take this time to name the children that were born in this home. On June 12' 1852' the 1st child was born James Monroe O'Shields. On September 7' 1853' the 2nd' child was born' Frank Marion O'Shields. On September 8' 1855' the 3rd child was born' Robert Belton O'Shields. On January 6' 1858' the 4th' child was born Enoch Thomas O'Shields. On January 30' 1859' the 5th' child was born' Giddeon Henry O'Shields. On May 8' 1860 the 6th' child was born' Henry Wetsel O'shields. On April 6' 1863 the 7th' child was born Wiley George Simpson O'Shields he was their last child. Please note this about these children that were born in this family they were all listed in the family bible. Boy this is real history i'am very proud to be just to be a part of the O'Shields family. Wiley Drayton O'Shields died on Octobet 31' 1882 in Spartanburg County' South Carolina. Julia Smith O'Shields died on November 20' 1904. Both are buried in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery in Pauline' Spartanburg County' South Carolina. This is a picture of the tomstone thats in the cemetery.

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