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.