William B. SHIELDS

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  • Name William B. SHIELDS 
    Born 1786  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Living 1840  Uniontown (formerly Woodville), Perry County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living 1850  Uniontown (formerly Woodville), Perry County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living 1860  Uniontown (formerly Woodville), Perry County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31922  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2015 

    Father SHIELDS 
    Family ID F10571  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. Sarah SHIELDS,   b. 1825, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hamilton SHIELDS,   b. 1826, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Archibald R. SHIELDS,   b. 1828, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, Brackettville, Kinney County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +4. Benjamin Franklin SHIELDS,   b. 16 Jul 1830, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1906, Bexar County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. William B. SHIELDS, Jr.,   b. 1834, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Martha SHIELDS,   b. Abt 1834, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Delaware SHIELDS,   b. Abt 1836
     8. John Gorrell SHIELDS,   b. Abt 1838
     9. Missouri SHIELDS,   b. Abt 1838, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1904, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F10562  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • William B. Shields appears in the 1840 census of Perry County, Alabama:

      Free White Persons, Males, 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons, Males, 30-39: 1
      Free White Persons, Males, 50-59: 1
      Slaves, Males, under 10: 5
      Slaves, Males, 10 thru 23: 7
      Slaves, Females, under 10: 9
      Slaves, Females, 10 thru 23: 6
      Slaves, Females, 24 thru 35: 5
      Slaves, Females, 36 thru 54: 1
      Total all persons (free white, free colored, slaves): 36
      Persons employed in agriculture: 14
      Free white persons, 20 thru 49: 2
      Total free white persons: 3
      Total slaves: 33
      Total all persons, free white, free colored, slaves: 36

      William Shields appears in the 1850 census of Woodville, Perry County, Alabama:

      - William B. Shields, age 64, mulatto, born South Carolina, occupation Farmer.
      - Hamilton Shields, age 24, born South Carolina.
      - Archie Shields, age 22, born South Carolina.
      - Benjamin Shields, age 20, born South Carolina.
      - William Shields, age 16, born Alabama.
      - John G. Shields, age 12, born Alabama.
      - Martha Shields, age 16, born Alabama.
      - Delaware Shields, age 14, born Alabama.
      - Missouri Shields, age 12, born Alabama.
      - Catherine Cady, age 45, born Alabama.
      - George Cocke, age 24, born Alabama.
      - John Johnson, age 27, born Alabama.
      - Henry Chambers, age 28, born Alabama.

      William B. Shields appears in the 1850 Alabama State Census, Woodville Beat, Perry County as head of household:

      White males under 21: 0
      White males over 21: 3
      White males between 18 and 45: 2
      White males over 45: 1
      White females under 21: 3
      White females over 21: 1
      Insane within county: 0
      Insane sent abroad: 0
      Number of slaves: 30
      Number of free persons of color: 10
      Total inhabitants: 47

      The 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules for Woodville beat, Perry County, Alabama, enumerated 23 July 1880. Name of slave owners is "W.B. Shealds":

      Age, sex, color

      35, M, B
      45, M, B
      40, F, B
      10, F, B
      2, M, B
      32, M, B
      18, F, B
      3/12, M, B
      40, F, B
      18, M, B
      15, M, B
      7, M, B
      16, F, B
      40, M, B
      70, F, B
      16, F, B
      45, M, B
      21, M, B
      18, M, B
      16, M, B
      35, F, B
      22, F, B
      14, M, B
      11, F, B
      10, F, B
      4, M, B
      2/12, M, B
      14, F, B
      8, F, B
      10, F, B

    • From Genealogy.com:


      William B. Shields was born Abt. 1786 in North Carolina, not documeanted approx date 1850 census: all dates for children are approx . some info from decendants some from census. Benjamin F. our decendant is accurate, and died date unknown. He married Unknown.

      Notes for William B. Shields:
      land in Alabama :
      SHIELDS, WILLIAM B AL Perry 9/19/1835 Cahaba 15575 AL0430__.494
      SHIELDS, WILLIAM B AL Perry 10/14/1835 Cahaba 16241 AL0450__.155
      SHIELDS, WILLIAM B AL Perry 4/10/1837 Cahaba 21620 AL0560__.295
      SHIELDS, WILLIAM B AL Wilcox 9/19/1835 Cahaba 15576 AL0430__.495
      SHIELDS, WILLIAM B AL Dallas 9/19/1835 Cahaba 15576 AL0430__.495
      SHIELDS, WILLIAM B AL Dallas 10/8/1835 Cahaba 15717 AL0440__.136

      Copy of 1840 census Perry co. Alabama
      William B. Shields
      male slaves
      5-ages 0-10
      7-ages 10-24
      female slaves
      9-ages 0-10
      6-ages 10-24
      5-ages 24-36
      1-ages 36-55
      census has total 36 slaves
      14 working,

      NAMED HIS CHILDREN;1850 CENSUS PERRY CO. ALABAMA

      SARA A. -------SOUTH CAROLINA, 1824*** not named on Census she was already married.. she is found in other doc's

      WILLIAM (HAMILTON)------SOUTH CAROLINA, 1826(24 YEARS)

      ARCHIBALD R.-----SOUTH CAROLINA,1828 (22 YEARS)

      BENJAMIN F.------SOUTH CAROLINA, 1830(20 YEARS)

      WILLIAM B.JR,-----ALABAMA, 1834 (16 YEARS)

      JOHN GORRELL---------ALABAMA, 1838 (12 YEARS)aprox.

      MARTHA--------ALABAMA, 1834 ( 16 YEARS)aprox.

      DELAWARE------ALABAMA, 1838 (12 YEARS)aprox.

      MISSOURI------ALABAMA, 1838 (12 YEARS)aprox.

      FIRST LAND RECORD FOR WILLIAM B. SHIELDS IN PERRY COUNTY ALABAMA, DATED; AUGUST 17, 1833--39.92 ACRES; NORTH WEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTH EAST QUARTER OF SECTION THIRTY FIVE THOWNSHIP SIXTEEN RANGE # SIX PURCHASED 79.69 ACRES FROM WILLIAM G. CHAMBERS FEBRUARY 17, 1840---------*****more land
      N E OF THE S E1/4 AND SE1/4 OF THE SE OF SEC. 28 TOWNSHIP 16 RANGE 6 AND THE NE1/4 SEC 33 TOWNSHIP 16 RANGE 6 ANOTHER 79.69 ACRES.

      DEED OF TRUST 1848
      790+ ACRES OF LAND OWNED BY WILLIAM B. SHIELDS. HENRY CHAMBERS MADE TRUSTEE OF LAND AND CHILDREN.

      1850, 160 ACRES OF LAND GIVEN TO JOHN J. JOHNSON , AS HUSBAND OF MARTHA SHIELDS HIS DAUGHTER, WITH PERMISSION OF HENRY CHAMBERS , TRUSTEE OF WILLIAM B. SHIELDS.

      PLEASE TAKE NOTE HERE; ALTHOUGH THE 1850 CENSUS LIST WILLIAM B.SHIELDS , AS HEAD OF HOUSE, HE HAD ALREADY MADE THE DEED OF TRUST AND PUT HENRY CHAMBERS IN CHARGE OF HIS CHILDREN AND HIS LAND. AS PER DEED OF TRUST, I HAVE THE 1852 DOCUMENT WHERE PERMISSION IS GIVEN FOR THE MARRIAGE OF MARTHA SHIELDS DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM B. SHIELDS, TO MARRY JOHN J. JOHNSON, TO HER HE GIVES A SLAVE, TO HIM HE GIVES LAND (160) ACRES.
      SIGNED HENRY CHAMBERS "PER" (VERY IMPORTANT) WILLIAM B. SHIELDS.

      SO ALTHOUGH WILLIAM B. SHIELDS OWNED THE LAND AND THE CHILDREN WERE HIS, HE HAD LEFT HENRY CHAMBERS IN CHARGE;---- 1852 ---

      MEANING ; WILLIAM B. SHIELDS WAS IN TEXAS BUYING LAND IN POLK CO. TEXAS BETWEEN 1850-52

      1852;29TH DAY OF DECEMBER
      DEED BOOK L, PAGE 380
      1)WILLIAM B. SHIELDS , GIVES TO HIS SONS AND HE NAMES THEM AGAIN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH.

      2)IN RETURN THE SONS SIGN THEIR RIGHTS TO THE LAND IN PERRY CO. ALABAMA, OVER TO THE FATHER AGAIN.RELEASING TO HIM
      THE RIGHT TO SELL LAND IN ALABAMA.

      3)WILLIAM B. SHIELDS GIVES EACH OF HIS SONS 500 ACRES OF LAND IN POLK CO. TEXAS.

      4) Sale of Land : THE LAND CONTAINING NOW 680 ACRES,INCLUDED IN THE 680 ACRES IS THE RESIDENCE OF WILLIAM B. SHIELDS CONSTRUCTED BY SAID W. B. SHIELDS AND JJ JOHNSON LYING AND BEING IN PERRY CO. (A CERTAIN TRACT OR PORTION THEREOF)IN DALLAS CO. ALABAMA.

      5) THIS 680 ACRES IS THEN SOLD TO N.B.PEGUES OF PERRY CO. ALABAMA.

      1853: 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER 1853(DEED BOOK L. PAGE 381,IN TYLER CO. TEXAS. SONS SIGN OFF ON ALL OF THE ABOVE AND THEY ARE WITNESSED BY M.PRIEST, THOMAS N. ESPY, A. MILLHOUSE

      12TH DAY OF DECEMBER 1852 PAPERS FILED IN PERRY CO. ALABAMA BY THOMAS M. ESPY AND REGERATION WAS DONE JAN 12, 1854

      21ST DAY OF JAN 1853 DEED BOOK M PAGES 315-316

      WILLIAM B. SHIELDS APPOINTED DR. M. MCREAIGH OF THE COUNTY OF MARENGO AND STATE OF ALABAMA HIS AGENT;THIS DONE ON 6 JAN 1853, CHARGEING HIM WITH ACTING ON HIS BEHALF AS IF HE WERE THERE.

      SETTING ASIDE THE CERTAIN DEED OF TRUST TO HENRY CHAMBERS
      1850--53--TEXAS and MEXICO HISTORY FOR THE FAMILY BEGINS.
      --------------------------------------------------------

      PARTICIAL OF THE RECORD.
      MEXICO 1857.. DEED BOOK N, PAGE 358 -360
      WILLIAM B. SHIELDS GRANTOR OF THE DEED OF TRUST EXCUTED TO HENRY CHAMBERS ON THE TWENTY EIGHT DAY OF AUGUST A. D. ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FORTY NINE IN THE COUNTY OF PERRY, STATE OF ALABAMA IN THE UNITED STATES, OF AMERICA REGISTERED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. BOOK OF DEEDS AGES 287-292.

      INCLUSIVE TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HERBY MADE AND
      HAMILTON SHIELDS AND HIS WIFE CECILICO SHIELDS, BENJAMIN SHIELDS AND HIS WIFE SARAH, ARCHIBALD SHIELDS , WILLIAM SHIELDS , JOHN GORRELL SHIELDS, THE SAID ARCHIBALD , WILLIAM AND JOHN GORRELL BEING UNMARRIED, MARTHA AND HER HUSBAND JOHN J. JOHNSON, MISSOURI AND HER HUSBAND LEANDER HOOKER AND DELAWARE AND HER HUSBAND JOHN Q.BANE BENIFICIARIES TO SAID DEED OF TRUST AND EACH AND ALL OF US BEING OF LAWFUL AGE AND QUALIFICATION, THAT IS THE MALES BEING ALL OVER TWENTY ONE YEARS OF AGE AND THE FEMALES BEING ALL LAWFULLY MARRIED WITH THE CONSENT OF WILLIAM B. SHIELDS AND ALL OF US THE SAID BENIFICIARIES RESPECTIVELY AND COLLECTIVELY HAVEING MATURITY CONSULTED WITH OUR LEGAL CONSUL AND BEING FULLY ADVISED AND WELL INFORMED OF ALL THE RIGHTS AND BENIFITS SECURED TO US BY SAID DEED OF TRUST AND BEING THUS QUALIFIED , ADVISED AND INFORMED HAVE TOGETHER WITH SAID WILLIAM B. SHIELDS IN SOLEMEM FORM AND MANNER THIS DAY AND DATE IMDERWRITTEN FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION OF THE SUM OF TEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND SIXTY DOLLARS TO US IN HAND PAID BY D. L. WOOD ON AND BEFORE THE SEGNATURE AND SEALING AND DELIVERY OF THE INSTERMENT OF THE RECEIPT WHEROF IN FULL WE DO HERBY ACKNOWLEDGERESPECTIVELY AND COLLECTIVELY BARGARNED SOLD AND CONVEYED AND DELIVERD IN FEE SCRIPTO WITH THE SAID D. L. WOOD HIS HEIRS AND ASSIGNS AND BY THESE PRESENCTS WE THE SAID GRANTOR OF THE SAID DEED OF TRUST AND THE SAID BENIFIECIARIES DO RESPECTIVELY AND COLLECTIVELY BARGARIN SELL CONVEY AND DELIVER INTO FEE SEMPTO WITH THE SAID D. L. WOOD ALL OF THE LAND IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. CITY OF MATAMOROS IN THE STATE OF TEMUALIPAS REPUBLICO OF MEXICO ON THE 11 DAY OF JUNE A.D. 1857

      WITNESS AT SANTO ROSA HAMILTON SHIELDS
      W. T. DAVIS CECILIA SHIELDS
      BENJAMIN SHIELDS
      JOHN LONG SARAH A. SHIELDS
      FRANCIS REAST ARCHIBALD SHIELDS
      WILLIAM SHIELDS

      JOHN J. JOHNSON
      MARTHA JOHNSON
      LEANDER HOOKER
      MISSOURI HOOKER
      JOHN G. SHIELDS
      JOHN Q. BANE
      DELAWARE BANExHER MARK
      Wm B, SHIELDS

      WITNESSES AT MATAMORS
      THOMAS J. PIRGRIO
      W. . HENNO
      WILLIAM J. THOMAS
      NATHANIEL JACKSON
      FRANCES REAST
      H. RUTLEDGE

    • From USGenWeb: http://www.usgwcensus.org/cenfiles/al/perry/1850/notes.txt

      121 William B. Shields executed a deed in trust to Henry Chambers on the 28th day of August 1849. In the trust, Shields emancipated his children and all of the Mulatto children listed in this census and another named Sarah who is not listed. This deed in trust was filed in Perry County, Alabama on June 10, 1857.

      122 BENJAMIN SHIELDS was married to Sarah Archibald.
      123 MARTHA SHIELDS married John J. Johnson.
      124 DELAWARE SHIELDS married John Q. Bane.
      125 MISSOURI SHIELDS married Leander Hooker.
      126 CATHERINE CADY is the sister of William B. Shields. She had a daughter named Amanda Blue Cady.