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Going to part two about my great granddaddy. I left off about Dr. John Winn Smith changed his name. But anyway this is the O'Shields plantation where Nancy O'Shields raised her children. John Winn Smith put her on this plantation of 272 acres of farmland. NOW IN 1860 Wiley Drayton O'Shields did not own any land. But he was living in the same house that he lived in as a boy. Lets go back and take another look at childhood days.Nancy O'Shields was a nurse maid she would be out trying to help anyone who needed help. Wiley Drayton O'Shields married Julia Smith that 1851 was born 1827-1904 was 77 at her death. from what I have heared she was a good person. Wiley Drayton O'Shields born 1832- 1882 he died at 50. I could go on and on but i think i will stop with this. But if you need my help on this i will try to help you anyway that i can. God Bless You is my prayer.
Here I go with this about my great granddaddy Wiley Drayton O'Shields. I need to write this because I have children grandchildren and great grandchildren and this is for all those that are searching their family. I want you to know that I know where i'am coming from. Now listen to me my name is Charles Edward O'Shields. Next to the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Denny Leonard O'Shields. My daddy was the youngest child of my granddaddy W.G.S. O'Shields and granddaddy was the youngest child of Wiley Drayton O'Shields and Wiley Drayton O'Shields was my great granddaddy. I'am 75 years of age myself and I thank the good Lord up above for letting this old man do this. I have had others that have asked me to tell about this person or some other person. This is also the reason for this about my family. Now let me tell you what some researchers are saying they have found the family of Wiley Drayton O'Shields of his mother and daddy. They claim that they have proof of this that in 1850 census proves this. I want to put down what some are saying 1850 census. Head of household J. O'Sheals age 50 male white born 1800. Eva O'Sheals age 40 female white born 1810' L. O'Sheals age 21 male white farmer born in S.C. J. O'Sheals age 18 male white farmer born in S.C. E. O'Sheals age 16 male white farmer born in S.C. P. O'Sheals age 14 male white born in S.C. J. O'Sheals age 12 male white born in S.C. D. O'Shealds age 16 male white born in S.C. Now there are two sides to this the fake or false for that family of O'Sheals is not the family of Wiley Drayton O'Shields. First of all no one has ever found the daddy of Wiley Drayton O'Shields. Not talking about the way that they spell O'Sheals' or O'Shields has nothing to do with this. But I do know the mother of Wiley Drayton O'Shields her name is Nancy O'Shields that was born August 17' 1804 in Spartanburg S.C. Nancy O'Shields worked in a doctors office in Spartanburg S.C. Dr. John Smith was the Doctor she worked for Nancy was a good friend of his. The doctor changed his name to Dr. John Winn Smith. Ok stay with me as we are going to another page I will call part 2.
4/21/15. Dear God I love you wrote this 12;11 a.m. 12;15am. I Wrote Dear God Help Me as I go to the doctor at 8'00a.m. Dear God thanks for letting me live yet another day. 10'12a.m. 4/22/15. Dear God oh how I love you for all things as i'am here in the bedroom at 1'10p.m. just want to give you praise. Today and every day. 4/22/15. Dear God i'am getting ready to go to Church at New Life Baptist Church starts at 6'30p.m. looking forward to being at church.4/22/15. Thank you Dear God I was in church 6;30p.m. here at New Life Baptist what a great service we had the power of God really moved tonight. Praise your wonderful name. Dear God how I have prayed for Eddie O'Shields our son who had a very bad stroke Feb' 20th' 2015 have to feed him with a feeding tube. You that read this please pray that Eddie will be able to eat without the tube. And pray that he will be able to walk once more. I do thank God over and over and over for the way that God has already touched Eddie O'Shields but he still has a long way to go. Dear God I have to pray for Mr. Robert James Rice almost about to lose his eye site I pray God save his eye site. Mr. Rice is 90 years of age my wife's daddy and a good daddy to his children which he loves his family researchers pray for him. Pray for his wife Thelma Ann Rice she is 85 has a shoulder and wrist which is broke touch them both dear God. Pray for my drear wife she has had 2 strokes one on the left side and on the right side she is much better but still needs to be healed her name is Carolyn O'Shields. Been about 2 years since my wife had these strokes but still can't walk but my prayer that she will walk. On 4/23/15' Dear God I pray for people everywhere there are so many that hurt God touch them with a special touch. Dear God there are so many that do not know where to turn God help them to understand that Jesus is the answer. He is the only true way there are lot's of way's but the true way is Jesus Christ my prayer is this do not wait to late. Trust in God today right now He is standing at your heart's door do not turn Him away. God is so big that He can hold the whole world in His hands. Yet God is small enough to live in our heart. Dear God so many have loss a family member God touch them in a time of need are a time of trouble. God help me to help someone along the way. God i know that time is not on my side at my age but I hope and pray dear God give me a few more years to work for my Lord and my God. Praise you dear God Glory' Glory' to your name.
What i'am about to write is about me my life as a boy and now. I was born Charles Edward O'Shields. Next to the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Denny Leonard O'Shields sr. My mother and daddy lived together 52 years before my mother died in 1971. Both mother and daddy were born 1900 daddy was born in Spartanburg County SC. And mother was born in Laurens County SC. Daddy and mother had 8 children. Three children were born dead two baby boys buried next to granddaddy W.G.S. O'Shields in Spartanburg County SC. and a baby girl buried in Spartanburg SC. This was in the early 20's my oldest brother was born 1920 Denny Leonard O'Shields Jr. Mildred O'Shields was born 1923. Roderick M. O'Shields was next I can't put his birth on there he is still living as I write this I have to respect that and more than that I guess I will let this be. Next I was born Charles Edward O'Shields year 1940 in Greenville. SC. Youngest brother was born Patrick Ryan O'Shields in Greenville SC. Lets back up I want to go back to daddy and my mother I already said my mother died 1971 mother was buried in Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Daddy Denny Leonard O'Shields died 1987 almost 87 he was 86. He is buried at Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Denny Leonard O'Shields Jr. died 1981 he was 61 years of age at his death. D.L. O'Shields Jr. is buried at Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Going down history road i'am having a great time doing this for this is true every bit of this about my family. Denny Leonard O'Shields Jr. was married to Alberta Cooper they got married in the year 1955. No children were born in their home. Alberta D.L's wife is also buried at Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Going back to my sister Mildred O'Shields was born 1923. Mildred Carolyn O'Shields married Joseph Charles Seaborn year 1947. Let me give the names of the children that were born to the home. Now I have the dates and the year they were born but will leave this off due to respect. Oldest child Russell Gary Seaborn' Next one born was Mike Riddle Seaborn' Robert Earle Seaborn' Patracia Ann Seaborn. This is the list of their children. Roderick Malcolm O'Shields married Faye McNeely in 1956. Their children born in the home Michael David O'Shields Donnie L. O'Shields this is the list of all their children. Faye died year 2000. Roderick got married after Faye died they were married almost 44 years. 2001 Roderick O'Shields married Mary Jo Spearman. Mary Jo is good to Roderick and we thank God for Mary Jo. Hope you like this i'am doing this for researchers trying to help you. N if I can. Now I want to tell about my family August the 20th' 1962 I married Carolyn Fay Rice. We have three children. I shall name the children staring with Teresa Ann O'Shields' Charles Edward [Eddie] O'Shields Jr. Vickie Lynn O'Shields. This is all our children we love our children very much. Each day that I live I thank God for my family. I must give God all praise glory to His name forever. Patrick Ryan O'Shields married Doris Ann Wilson 1967. Their children Sharon O'Shields' Richard O'Shields' Brian O'Shields We really thank God for Patrick and Doris children. Boy oh boy how time moves time sure don't stand still that is for sure. What joy our children have brought to us.
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.
From lisping infancy to stooping age all praise and pray for thee beloved while living and revered now gone. This obituary appeared in the Halifax. Free Press on September 2 1825. The issue from which it was taken was given to the North Carolina Historical Society in Raleigh by Sallie Welsh Long Jarman. [Mrs Fontaine G. Jarman]. Family links parents; Joseph Montfort [1724-1776] [Priscilla Hill Montfort [1734-1780]. Spouse Willie Jones [1725-1801]. Children; Joshua Jones [1740-1838]. Sarah Welsh Jones Joyner [1791-1872] Burial; Non-Cemetery Burial Specifically; Burial now unmarked location lost.
I want to keep on going on down history road so stay with me as I want to go back where I left off. The dew of heaven was not more kind to the withering grass than was her presence to the parched and wearied heart her home like a fairy region where all the harsh and stormy passions of the world were silenced furnished a resting place to the soul all that we know and conceive of hospitality was there dispensed with a heart whose philanthropy knew no bounds and a hand open as day to melting charity. But she is gone her voice will never again welcome the coming guest nor her hand relieve the sufferings of the needy the brightest and mildest star in our moral firmament has set forever. I stood beside her aged and exhausted from a few hours after the spirit was not there how different the attitude from that in which I had recently before observed it then moving majestically along the current of life attended by all its graces and dispensing all its blessings and now in cold obstruction. I never beheld a face so intelligent and serene in death it wore to the last those felicitous traits of expression which illumined it when living. On life itself she was so still and fair that death with gentler aspect withered there. As if she scarcely felt but feigned a sleep. Boy oh boy what joy this is to me just to be able to put this down for other researchers out there. I would like to say to you that are new at this don't ever stop for you must keep this going for your family. Every day I have to thank God for He sure has stood by me down through the years. I started research for my children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. Still going on with this we left off right here. And made almost mockery yet to weep. He who hath him o'er the dead Ere the first day of death is fled. The first dark day of nothingness. The last of danger and distress. Before decay's effacing fingers. Have swept the lines where beauty lingers. And marked the mild angelic air. The Rapture of repose that's there. And fixed yet tender traits that streak. The languor of the placid cheek. Stick with me as we must keep going with this. Some moments ay one treacherous hour. He still might doubt the tyrant's power. So fair so calm so softly sealed. The first last look by death revealed. A gilded halo hovering round decay. The farewell beam of felling past away. I gazed upon that aspect without tears. For I read in its attitude moral of her life and almost fancied that I still communed with an animated being but for the sad and shrouded eye I had yet doubted whether her spirit had flown. Oh o'er the eye death most exerts his might. And hurls the spirit from her throne of light. Sainted spirit fare thee well- there have been tears and bursting hearts for thee and mind though riven with its own affiction hath bled and would have died for thee. Farewell A word that must be and hath been. A sound which makes us linger yet farewell. Willie Jones picture I put on here Mary M. Jones husband.
Mary Montfort Jones Born March 5 1760 Halifax County North Carolina USA. Her death was August 10 1826 she was 66 at her death. Halifax County North Carolina. Mary Montfort Jones wife of revolutionary patriot Willie Jones and Mary Jones lived at The Grove in Halifax North Carolina. She was the daughter of Priscilla Hill and Col. Joseph the Provincial Grand Master Mason of America. I must say as a researcher that Bill McKern I must take off my hat. You can look this up by going to find a grave Memorial 19935404. Now this is history and I mean history. Mary Montfort Jones Obituary; There is lot's more for me to put down this is something yes it sure is. Listen to this as I put this down. Hear goes if you have tears to shed prepare to shed them now. Never was the electric chain wherewith we are darkly bound so keenly and so sternly smote as in the late lamented death of Mrs. Mary M. Jones a matron the perfection of whose character neutralizes the language of eulogy and silences the voice of praise. We bow in silent reverence at the mention of that venerated name and shrink in despair from the task of delineating the virtues which adorn it yet a heart that has long known and felt the soothing influence of those virtues whose darkest and dreariest shades have often been relieved by the halo that ever dwelt around her spirit would fain seek in the expression of its sorrow a temporary refuge from the grief which oppresses it. If ever the universal homage of the living was due to the memory of departed goodness hers cannot fail to command all hearts that beat and breathe within that sphere to which her genius moved and shone. The spirit of an angel clothed with the habiliments of mortality she seemed a link between the frail creatures of the earth and the beings of superior bourne. There was one of those heads which guide has often painted mild plain penetrating free from all commonplace ideas of fat contented ignorance looking downwards on the earth it looked forward but looked as if looking at something beyond this world. That picture is a picture of Willie Jones Mary M. Jones husband. Put down by Charles 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 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.