William Paschal O'Shields My Great Uncle.
William Paschal O'Shields was the oldest child of Nancy O'Shields. William Paschal O'Shields was born July 4 1824. He had three other brothers and a sister which i'am going to name them in order. 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 in this family i have put them down to try to help others to understand where i'am comming from. I'am comming back to William Paschal O'Shields but i don't want to go to fast with this. Let me say this that Nancy O'Shields was born August 17' 1804. Now lets go back to William Paschal let me say this about William Paschal O'Shields he was over 6ft.tall black hair and blue eyes as a young man as all his brothers. William Paschal played in the O'Shields string band. The O'Shields string band all started on what was called the O'Shields Plantation. Now this was a large Plantation 272 acres of farmland. This was in Walnut Grove Spartanburg County SC. Lets keep walking down the history road and together we will see and hope that we will know that this is William Paschal O'Shields that lived a double life. Yes he was married to Carolina Hammond it has been told that he was the father of 13 children by Carolina Hammond.There is no proof that has been found that he married Carolina Hammond. Some researchers try to say that he was born in 1805 i will not say that there was not another William Paschal O'Shields but if one was born in 1805 it is not the same one that i'am talking about. For the one that i'am talking about went to North Carolina in around 1856 this is when he met Elizabeth Heaton. The year is 1857 they were in Pickens SC. Elizabeth Heaton is with child Sarah Jane is born' Isaac O'Shields born 1859-1941. Milas O'Shields born 1860-1944' Joseph O'Shields don't have his birtdate. Elizabeth Heaton was born 1825 in NC. It has been said that Elizabeth Heaton was full blooded cherokee indian i don't know but if you take a good look at her picture i would say that she does have indian in her. William Paschal O'Shields was a farmer and a very good one.