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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.
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.
William Paschal O'Shields born July 4TH 1824-1909 he was 84 at his death. William Paschal O'Shields was the oldest child of Nancy O'Shields.William Paschal O'Shields was over 6ft tall had black hair as a young man and blue eyes. William Paschal O'Shields had three brothers and a sister. I will name each one of his brothers and his sister. Samuel Drayton O'Shields born 1825' Wiley Drayton O'Shields born 1832-1882 Wiley Drayton O'Shields was 50 at his death. Mary Ann [Polly] O'Shields born Jan'15' 1833' Isaac Scott O'Shields born 1834 or 1835. The O'Shields had a O'Shields String Band. Which all these brothers enjoyed playing in this band. Now they lived on a large plantation which was called the O'Shields Plantation 272 acres of farmland. Their mother Nancy O'Shields worked very hard. As she worked in a Doctors Office Dr John Smith who changed his name to Dr. John Winn- Smith. Nancy O'Shields was a Mid Wife and she would get in her buggy and would always go to those that needed help. Nancy O'Shields done lots of good but i did not agree with her lifestyle. But there is one thing that i'am proud of Nancy O'Shields is that she was a christian in latter years. But lets get back to William Paschal O'Shields he was married to Caroline Hammond. Which has been told that they had 13 children in Spartanburg SC. William Paschal 1n and around 1856 he was in North Carolina this is where he meets Elizabeth Heaton. It has been told that Elizabeth Heaton was a full blooded cherokee indian i don't know if she was or not but from the looks of her picture i would say that she sure did have indian in her. But this don't really matter where she was an indian or part does not matter. But what really matters is that in the year 1857 Elizabeth Heaton and William Paschal O'Shields were both in Pickens SC. Now hold off just a minute as most of the O'Sheal and O'Shields in Pickens believe William Paschal O'Shields as the leading ancestor in Pickens S.C. I will go so far as to say that he sure was the leading ancestor. Now Elizabeth Heaton was with child when they were in Pickens S.C. 1857. Let me say this William Paschal O'Shields was my great uncle. Sarah Jane O'Shields was born 1857 and she died 1932 she was 75 at her death. This is their first child next Isaac O'Shields he was born 7/15/1859 4/7/1941 Isaac was 82 at his death. 1860 Milas O'Shields was born -1944 Milas was 84 at his death. Joseph O'Shields born i don't have a record of his birth. This is all their children that i have record of. Mr. William Paschal O'Shields was a farmer and a very good one as i have heared from others. Elizabeth Heaton was born 1825. I want to point out that in 1856 William Paschal O'Shields was 32 and Elizabeth was 31. Some researchers will have you to believe that there was a William Paschal O'Shields born 1805 and around 1860 that he was dead or killed or something well there may have been another William Paschal O'Shields but the one that died in 1860 was not the one that was married to Elizabeth Heaton Elizabeth was only 35 years of age in 1860 and one they claim that was born 1805 would have been 30 years older than Elizabeth this just is not true. This does not add up a 65 year old man was the father of Milas O'Shields in 1860. I don't think so let's be for real. I have wrote this in all due respect. I'am doing this to help other researchers that are trying to research the O'Sheal O'Shields history. I'am 71 years of age and i have been doing this for years. May God Bless you as you read this look at this with an open mind. But let me say this is my kin that i love them very much.
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.