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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Family Time Line

Peter Shields
1755–1832
Elizabeth Singleton
1751–1837
Marriage: about 1783
Peter Shields Jr
1784–1859
Elizabeth Shields
1787–1855
Adam Shields
1787–1878
John M. Shields
1791–1878
Margaret Shields
1794–1862
Daniel Shields
1796–1871
Nancy Shields
1798–1874
Ann Shields
1801–1858

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1783
Hardy, Virginia, United States
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+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.
1776

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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