Elizabeth Singleton

2 June 1751–1837 (Age 85)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Singleton was born on 2 June 1751, in Virginia, United States, her father, Christopher Columbus Singleton, was 16 and her mother, Sarah Hundley, was 16. She married Peter Shields about 1783, in Hardy, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1837, in Braxton, Virginia, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Braxton, West Virginia, United States.

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Peter Shields
Elizabeth Singleton
Marriage: about 1783
Peter Shields Jr
Elizabeth Shields
Adam Shields
John M. Shields
Margaret Shields
Daniel Shields
Nancy Shields
Ann Shields

Spouse and Children

about 1783
Hardy, Virginia, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 7

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 25

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 29

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and Sussex. The former seems from the present-day distribution of the surname to be the major source, and is named from Old English scingel ‘shingle(s)’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter gets its name from Old English sengel ‘burnt clearing’ + tūn.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Shields in entry for John Shields, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • Elizabeth in entry for John Shields, "West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932"
  • Peter Shields and Elizabeth Singleton Family from 1755

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