William Paschal O'Shields
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.