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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.


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.


John O'Shields Bible.

The Holy Bible'Philadelphia' Eward W. Miler' 1850 Marriages Page 1; John O'Shields and Cathren Guin was married August thr 23rd 1855. Franklin P. O'Shields and Emma C. West was married November the 2nd 1876. Kilgore O'Shields and Ella Vise were married August 25th 1897. Catherine O'Shields and J. Eddie Mabry were Married April 27th' 1905. Now this is real history and all this info is from the bible of John O'Shields. So please stay with me as we keep going down history road.Page 2; Births Frankling Pickens O'Shields was born May the 26 1856' Savilour Ann O'Shields was born September the 26 1857. John Preton [Preston] O'Shields was born January the 15 1859. Bengamin Killgore O'Shields was born November the 20 1860. William O'Shields was born January 31 1863 age 11 days Cathrin Jane O'Shields was born March 1 1866 James Henry O'Shields was bborn April 9 1870. Page 3 They are buried at Friendship by Pa O'Shields. John O'Shields was born April 16 1822 Cathrin Guin was born March 20th 1827. Page 4 Deaths David O'Shields departed thes life Febuary 22 1861 age 66 years Nancy O'Shields departed this life June the 12 1861 age 63 William O'Shields departed this life Febuary 11 age 11 days. John Guin departed this life April 7 1852 Bertha Guin departed this life June 27 1862. James Henry O'Shields departed this life April 1st 1871 age 11 months and 20 days Savilia Ann O'Shields departed this life July 26 1876 age 18 years 10 months. John O'Shields departed this life April 25 1883 age 61 years and 9 days. Cathrine O'Shields departed this life August 23rd 1892 age 65 years 5 months and 8 days Franklin P. O'Shields departed this life Feb'19th 1908 age 52 years 8 months and 23 days. John Preston O'Shields departed this life Dec 23 1928 age 73 years Benjamin KIlgore o'shields departed this life April 28 1932 age 71. Catherine Jane O'Shields Mabry departed this life April 1 1955 89 age years 1 month.

50 Years of being married.

Carolyn O'Shields and myself were married 50 years August 20th. We had this event 8/4/12/ what a grest time that we had in the church August 4 at 2pm on saturday. We really thank each one that was there on that day. Praise God for Bro' Billy was the one that was in charge and let me say a job well done. We were so happy on that day. Praise God for my wife and children and grandchildren. Glory Glory to my Lord and my God for evermore.


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W.G.S. O'SHIELDS THAT WAS BORN 1863 WROTE IN FAMILY BIBLE LETS TAKE A LOOK.

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.


Mrs' Sula Bea Chastain O'Shields

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.


5 Generations Of Chumley Males.

Look at this please about the Chumley Males. This came out in the newspaper.In Pickens SC. take a good look at this. Male descendants of Jeff O'Shields and Polly Chumley. Take a look at the picture top center is Thompson Chumley who was the son of William Chumley nee O'Shields. William Chumley was the illegitimate son of Jeff O'Shields and Mary [Polly] Chumley. This article appeared in the newspaper in Pickens County' Georgia. It was placed there by James Chumley who appears in the photo above. This was give to his sister 2001. Let me tell you this is real history. This is documented.


Faye Rice Bloodworth August 1' 1934-April 20' 2012.

Faye joined her heavenly choir monday' April 20th. Born in Greenville' SC' She was the daughter of the late Ovie and Bertie Rice. Survived by daughter' Gwen Kilcrease' and son' Dennis Bloodworth. Two grandchildren' Neal Holder and Katie Kilcrease. Four great-grandchildren' DJ' Katelyn' Christopher' and Choloe. She is survived by two brothers' Robert and Thelma Rice' and Rev. James and Gail Rice' one sister' Azelia Rice Walden. She had 15 nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by a sister Clara Rice Allen' a brother Guy Rice' and a grandson David Holder. Faye will be missed dearly.

God's Special Choir

This is my desire This is my dream To one day sing in the choir Where the angels cannot sing To join the redeemed my robe of purest white Singing praises unto God with my soul and all my might For me to sing in this choir A price must be paid i must be washed in the blood that my savior gave I love to sing unto the Lord while living on earth below songs that praise my God And of His love and mercy show There are many great singers in the world that i admire But i'll sing like the very best when i sing in that special choir. By FAYE BLOODWORTH SEPT' 22' 2000.

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Bo-Bo The Clown

Bo-Bo was so sad that he thought' No one likes me. I wish that i was out of the Circus. I'am thinking about running away. The other clowns tried to talk to Bo-Bo but he would not listen to any of the clowns. They tried to tell him that running away was not the answer. But Bo-Bo still ran away. Most of the time when we won't listen we get into trouble and this is what happened to B-Bo. No i don't with the law but he got into trouble in other ways. Lets look at some of the ways that Bo-Bo got into trouble. His first trouble starts in a large city. There he is in a city where he doesn't know anyone. This is trouble for Bo-Bo right from the beginning. This also makes Bo- Bo very sad. Bo-Bo sees lots of strange looking people. Bo-Bo thinks boy' I'm in trouble now. I wonder what i can do now. All these strange people scare me. Bo-Bo tries to hide from the people. Maybe i can i can run and get away from these people. But this didn't work. Nothing was working out the way that Bo-Bo thought that it should. What was wrong with these people/ There wasn't anything wrong with them' it was Bo-Bo. Self is our biggest problem. We need to get self out of the way. Don't fell sorry for yourself. Bo-Bo was so tired that he didn't know what to do. Then he saw a bench. Bo-Bo sat down on the bench. He had a tear coming down from his eye. A little boy came and sat down beside him. The little boy saw the tear in Bo-Bo's eye what is your name/ My name is Bo-Bo he answered. The little boy told Bo-Bo his name was BILLY. Billy said to Bo-Bo' why do you have a tear in your eye/ Bo-Bo said because nobody likes me. Billy said well i like you. Billy told Bo-Bo how he loved to go to the circus. Billy said that he loved everything about the circus but loved the clowns most of all. Billy told Bo-Bo about the time that he was in the hospital. How he hsd to have his leg taken off and how sad he felt. Billy felt that no one cared about him. He said that he would cry all the time and that he would not listen not even his mother and daddy. He did say that he never would forget the day that the clowns from the circus came to the hospital and how happy that they made him that day. They made him understand that he really was loved and tthat he needed to stop felling sorry for himself. Bo-Bo looked at Billy with tears in his eyes but not for feeling sorry for himself but these were tears of joy. For the first time in long time Bo-Bo was really happy. Yes a little boy had showed him that he was loved. Bo-Bo told Billy that he had acted so silly. He said i'am going back to the circus where i belong where i know i'am needed. So Bo-Bo headed back to the circus. You talk about being happy. Bo-Bo the clown was very happy as he was going back to the circus. Speacking to everyone that he saw. What a change that has come over Bo-Bo. No longer sad as before but happy. As he goes near the gate to the circus all the circus people see Bo-Bo coming. They all rush to the gate. The circus people started singing come on home Bo-Bo come on home. Bo-Bo was truly back at home where he belonged. The staff at the circus loved Bo-Bo. I hope that you enjoyed reading this short story about Bo-Bo the clown. Written By Charles O'Shields.