Elizabeth Shields

1787–11 July 1855 (Age 68)
Hardy, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Shields was born in 1787, in Hardy, Virginia, United States, her father, Peter Shields, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Singleton, was 36. She married William Casto about 1807, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 11 July 1855, in Braxton, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 68.

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William Bosley
Elizabeth Shields
Marriage: 25 April 1819
Daniel Bosley
William Hanson Bosley
Peter Losson Shields
Peter Lawson Bosley
James Bosley
James H Bosley
Carolyn Bosley

Spouse and Children

    William Bosley



25 April 1819
Lewis, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 0

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 1

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

Age 21

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Shields, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Elizabeth Shields, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • E. Shields in entry for John M. Shields, "West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932"

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