Jackson Shields

14 January 1811–1880 (Age 68)
Pigeon Forge, Sevier, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jackson

When Jackson Shields was born on 14 January 1811, in Pigeon Forge, Sevier, Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert C Shields, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Emert, was 22. He married Missouri Ann West about 1850, in Red River Township, White, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1880, in his hometown, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Jackson Shields
1811–1880
Missouri Ann West
1825–1911
Marriage: about 1850
Jonathan Shields
1842–
James Wesley Shields
1844–
William Martin Shields
1847–1856
Elizabeth Jane Shields
1849–
Robert Shields
1852–1927
Jackson Thomas Shields
1855–

Spouse and Children

    Male1811–1880Male

    Missouri Ann West

    Female1825–1911Female

MARRIAGE
about 1850
Red River Township, White, Arkansas, United States
children

(6)

    Jonathan Shields

    Male1842–Male

    James Wesley Shields

    Male1844–Male

    William Martin Shields

    Male1847–1856Male

    Elizabeth Jane Shields

    Female1849–Female

    Robert Shields

    Male1852–1927Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 19

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of O’Shields , an alternative Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Siadhail‘descendant of Siadhal’.2 Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from a pair of places in Northumberland and County Durham (now both in Tyne and Wear) called North and South Shields, named with Middle English schele ‘shed’, ‘hut’, ‘shelter’. There has been much confusion between Shields and Shield and their variants.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Jack Shield in entry for Robert Shields, "New Mexico Deaths, 1889-1945"

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