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John A. O'Sheal Writes Letter 1855.

The letter that John A. O'Sheal wrote in the year 1855. L.P. Waldo Esq. I desire some information in relation to what time Jethro O'Sheal of Spartanburg District South Carolina drew his last Pension office. The said Jethro O'Sheal was a Revolutionary Soldier and died in the year 1846 about the last or end of that year. There was some time before he died that he did not draw at all' therefore there is coming to his heirs you will please give me some information concerning the amount that there coming to said O'Sheal from the time he made his last draw up to December 1846 you will much oblige yours and c. John A. O'Sheal.

Billy Ray Redding Born in Greenville Feb' 3rd. 1950.

Billy Ray Redding was born 1950-2015 he was 65 at his death. Billy Ray Redding died on June 06' 2015. He went to be with the Lord on the 7th.You might say why 2 dates well because not sure he was found on Sunday the 7th. The late J.K. Redding was his daddy and Ora Redding was his mother. The late Melvin Redding was a brother and the late Judy Redding Reid a sister. Death is a time that we all must face unless Jesus comes back first. Lets be ready for that day to come. I did not know Billy Ray Redding but a brother J.C. [Jake] I know real good Jake is a best friend to me. Well God is my best friend but you know what I mean. Billy Ray Redding is survived by his siblings Nellie Hickey' Florence Gosnell' Elsie Dellinger' Carolyn Ruiz' Matt Redding' J.C. [Jake] Redding.

Alton Bruce O'Shields

BRUCE O'Shields was my friend and a cousin of mine I will never forget the O'Sheal O'Shields Reunion. What a great time we all had at the Reunion Bruce wanted me to walk over the church cemetery with him. So we walked Mount Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. I could tell that Bruce was tired I said do you want to go back he said no Charles. I have something I want you to see look at that tombstone Charles I looked on one side was O'Sheal and the other side was O'Shields. And Bruce said they are brothers. Bruce O'Shields and myself talked about many things about the church' and the bible and we talked about God. Bruce O'Shields loved his wife and his children and grandchildren. Thank you Bruce for being my friend I know it has been ten years since you left but i' can say you are missed. I always felt at home at Bruce and [Martie] O'Shields home. Now I will go to what was wrote in the Greenville News SC. Friday 7' 2005 page. Here I go Alton Bruce O'Shields birth March' 5' 1939 Pickens County South Carolina' USA' death Jan' 5' 2005 Easley Pickens County South Carolina USA. Easley SC. Alton Bruce O'Shields Sr. 65' husband of Ernestine Pillsbury [Martie] O'Shields of 549 Cherokee trail died Wednesday January 5' 2005 at his residence. Mr. O'Shields was a native of Pickens County son of Sula Chastain O'Shields of Easley. And the late Oscar Ronald O'Shields. He was a former employee with J.P. Stevens white horse plant' was the owner of Bruce O'Shields Auto Parts and Towing in Dacusville' was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church. And was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. O'Shields was very instrumental in obtaining land for the Dacusville Middle School. Surviving in addiotion to his wife and mother are sons. Alton Bruce O'Shields Jr. wife' Teresa of Shelby North Carolina. William Allen O'Shields of California' and Don Preston O'Shields and wife Amanda of Anderson' brothers Robert C. O'Shields Clyde O'Shields and Jerry W. O'Shields all of Easley. Sisters Bonnie O. Allison. Brenda Alverson and Judy Chapman all of Easley' and five grandchildren. Brantley Nigcle4 O'Shields Alton Bruce O'Shields 111. Alyssa Lynn O'Shields Cali Allana Marie O'Shields and Autumm McKenzie O'Shields. He was predeceased by four brothers Ronald O'Shields' Kenneth O'Shields Cecil O'Shields and Tommy O'Shields Ray O'Shields. Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Saturday at Mount Carmel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The body is at Robinson Funeral Home Powdersville Road. Where the family will recive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight and will be placed in the church at 10;30 a.m. Saturday.

Lewis O'Shields

Lewis O'Shields was born Dec' 17' 1833 Spartanburg County' South Carolina' USA. Death; Oct. 24' 1908 Texas' USA. Lewis O'Shields was 75 at his death. Value documentation this is fact and true. Look at this Tombstone is a double tombstone with the husband's name listed as L. O'Shields And his wife as N.R. O'Shields. Lewis O'Shields was the son of Henry and Sarah O'Sheal. Lewis was the grandson of Jethro O'Sheal and his wife Catherine [Sarah Catherine]. Jethro O'Sheal aka' Jethro O'Shields was a Revolutionary war soldier of Spartanburg District S.C. He is buried at Friendship Baptist Church' Pauline Spartanburg County. S.C. Lewis's parents Henry O'Sheal [1788-1851] and his wife Sarah [Born; 1790- died after 1860]. Elizabeth O'Sheal Hewitt. [1793-1873] and her husband Rev' James Hewitt was a pastor in the late 1840's. N.R. O'Shields was the wife of Lewis O'Shields' Her maiden name was Harris and her full name was Nancy Robertson Harris O'Shields. She was born August 6' 1844. Lewis O'Shields and Nancy Robertson [Harris] O'Shields Were married on octomber 14' 1866. The children of Lewis O'Shields and Nancy Robertson Harris O'Shields Were; Charles Frankin O'Shields born November 29 1867'Robert William O'Shields born April 16' 1870' Lewis Gaines O'Shields born April 26' 1872 Laura Pearl O'Shields born April 19' 1874. Old Tarrant Cemetery Sulphur Springs Hopkins County Texas USA.

Family Of O'Sheals

Please lets take our time as we look at this family. A researcher has said that he has found the family of Wiley Drayton O'Shields that was born 1832-1852 and died at 50. Look at this one researcher has come up with this 1850 census. You hear the word documentation which i'am putting this down about this family so you can be the judge. 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'Sheals age 16 male white born in S.C. This researcher says all kind of things about Wiley Drayton O'Shields that his parents have never been found well that is not true. But now he has changed his mind and says this could be the parents of Wiley Drayton O'Shields. While I think God for this family of O'Sheals that were in this census 1850 this is not the family of Wiley Drayton O'Shields. Now this even gets worse as he goes on find a grave of Wiley Drayton O'Shields and he puts this 1850 census on there don't say that this could be the parents but that he has found the parents. I do not know the daddy of Wiley Drayton O'Shields but I sure know the mother. I have done research many years and I hope to stay at this for as long as God will let me do what I do for my children and grandchildren an great grandchildren. Nancy O'Shields is my great-great grandmother Nancy was born August 17' 1804 daughter of Teresa O'Shields Brother name Wiley O'Shields born 1801; Samuel O'Shields another brother born 1799' Elizabeth O'Shields sister born 1791. Nancy O'Shields rasied her family on the O'Shields Plantation 272 acres of farmland. Nancy O'Shields worked for a Doctor John Smith. The Doctor changed his name to Dr. John Winn-Smith at some point. Nancy O'Shields was a nurse maid she went about doing good. Listen many O'Shields Reunions were held on the O'Shields Plantation.

Mary Jones Israel/Rogers.

Mary Jones Israel/Rogers birth 1774 Wilkes County North Carolina' USA. Death 1821 Biltmore County North Carolina' USA. Family links; parents; Joshua Jones [1740-1838]. Elender Medley Jones[1750-1840]. Spouse; Jesse Israel[1769-1806]. Children; Elizabeth'Betsey' Israel Jarrett [1796-1888]. Sarah Graves Israel Ledford [1799-1877]. Lewis Israel [1803]-1810] Nancy Jones Israel Smith [1805-1889]. Siblings; Stephen Jones [1773-1860]. Mary Jones Israel/Rogers [1774- [1821]. William Jones[1778-[1845]. Russell Jones [1780-1836]. Thomas Jones [1780- 1831 Nancy Jones [1789-1856]. Calculated relationship. Burial; Jesse Israel Burying Ground. Buncombe County. North Carolina/ USA. We are reading and looking at real history.


Let me start this tract by saying that Jesus Christ is no Super Star. Nor has He ever been a Super Star. We must not put Him in the place of some movie star. Jesus is no movie star never has been one and never will be one. We must never low-rate Jesus Christ. Jesus has power to save a person from going to a devils Hell. He can lift you up today which no Super Star can do. Jesus can heal those that don't know which way to go or where to turn. When someone may be down and out Jesus can and will touch them if you will let Him. I sure do not know of any Super Star or Stars that can do the things that Jesus did. Because there are not any. Stay with me please as we see that Jesus is in control. Matthew; Chapter 8' Take a look at the verse or verses 1st. verse reads this way. When he was come down from the mountain' great multitudes followed him. 2nd. verse And behold' there came a leper and worshipped him' saying' Lord' if thou wilt' thou canst make me clean. 3rd. verse; And Jesus put forth his hand' and touched him' saying' I will' be thou clean' And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. In these verses we see that Jesus has the power to cleansed the leper. What power that Jesus Christ has He can do what no Super Star can do. Yes Jesus cares about you won't you trust in the Son of God. Don't put your faith in some Super Star some movie Star. But put your faith in Jesus Christ the one that can save you if you will believe. I'am so glad that I trusted Jesus as my Lord as my all and all. Won't you do the same trust Him in your heart. Now Jesus is the bright and morning star. With this tract I want to show you the power of God. As we go a little more in the word of God. We are back in Matthew; Chapter; 8' verse; 4; And Jesus saith unto him. See thou tell no man; but go thy way' shew thyself to the priest'and offer the gift that Moses commanded' for a testimony unto them. 5; verse; And when Jesus was entered into Ca-per-na-um' there came unto him a centurion' beseeching him. 6; Verse; And saying' Lord my servant lieth at home sick of palsy grievously tormented. Verse; 7; And Jesus saith unto him. I will come and heal him. 8; verse; The centurion answered and said' Lord' Iam not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but speak the word only. and my servant shall be healed. Verse; 9; For Iam a man under authority' having soldiers under me; and I say to this man' Go' and he goeth; and to another. Come and he cometh; and to my servant. Do this' and he doeth it. I want to go to verse 13 same Chapter. verse; 13' And Jesus said unto the centurion. Go thy way and as thou hast believed so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in selfsame hour. Listen to this preacher Jesus want's to save you. Look to Jesus Christ now accept Him in your heart. Pray right now ask Jesus to come into your heart. Dear God Iam lost Iam full of sin forgive me of all my sins. Jesus I do believe in my heart that you saved me just now. Listen to me if you just now know that you got saved let me know so that I can rejoice with you give me a call 864-908- 2499. God Bless You IS my prayer.

Can I Be Saved/ Written By Rev' Charles O'Shields

Can I Be Saved/ Yes my friend you can be saved. Because Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for all that will call on Him. We must call on the name of Jesus. You cannot be saved in any other name. It must be in the name of Jesus. Trust in His name today. Believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Then you have life in Him. I hope that you can see that this the only way to have real life. We have everlasting life if we believe in Jesus Christ. Why not believe right now/ As you read this tract believe in your heart. Believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Most High God. Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand side of God. My friend lots of people think they can buy a ticket to heaven or maybe work their way to heaven. Some people even think that they will go to heaven because they are good. But this is not enough they must be saved. The same goes for everyone. We all must be born again. Born of the Spirit of God. We need the sword of the Spirit. Which is the word of God. The word of God cuts. The word is quick and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword. We can not save ourselves. You Must have faith in God. Faith in Jesus Christ knowing that He loves you. Yes He loved us so much that He died for our sins. He was buried and He rose again from the dead the third day. According to the word of God. Let's go to the word. Here are some verses taken from the Bible. I'am sure that these verses can help you. Shall we take a look/ Romans; Chapter 1' verse 16; For I'am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth to the Jew first and also the Greek; Romans; Chapter 10; verse; 12 and 13; For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek; for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. I hope that you can see that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. That my friend means you or anyone who will believe in Him can and will be saved. Trust Him in your heart. Don't just believe in your head but your heart. Let's take a look at Ephesians; Chapter 2' verse 8 and 9; For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not of works' lest any man should boast. I want us to look at some more of God's word. Let's look at Luke Chapter 13' verse 3; But except ye; repent' ye shall all likewise perish. Now God does not want anyone to die and go to Hell. Listen to me friend God wants to save you believe in God. Don't turn Him away but ask Him into your heart. I must give you this verse in the bible John; Chapter 3; verse 16; For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish' but have everlasting life. Accept Him now. Don't put Him off any longer. Let go and let God in your heart let the Devil know that you are saved. Because you have asked God to save you and you believe He has if you did this praise God. And listen to this preacher If you know that you did get saved I want to praise God with you call me if you would like to call 864-908-2499.

O'Shields Plantation 272 Acres of Farm Land in Walnut Grove Spartanburg S.C.

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.

O'Shields Plantation 272 Acres Of Farmland Walnut Grove.

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.