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
Missouri Ann West
Marriage: about 1850
Jonathan Shields
James Wesley Shields
William Martin Shields
Elizabeth Jane Shields
Robert Shields
Jackson Thomas Shields

Spouse and Children


    Missouri Ann West


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


    Jonathan Shields


    James Wesley Shields


    William Martin Shields


    Elizabeth Jane Shields


    Robert Shields


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+10 More Children

World Events (8)


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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