Jacob C. Shields

7 January 1799–11 November 1874 (Age 75)
Green, Elliott, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Jacob C.

When Jacob C. Shields was born on 7 January 1799, in Green, Elliott, Kentucky, United States, his father, James H Shields, was 45 and his mother, Susannah Nancy Ann Brown, was 29. He married Jane Williams on 26 May 1825. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Pleasant Run Township, Lawrence, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Curry Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died on 11 November 1874, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75.

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Jacob C. Shields
Jane Williams
Marriage: 26 May 1825
John Shields
Vincent Shields
Henry Shields
David Shields
David Shields
Sarah Ann Shields

Spouse and Children

26 May 1825


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    James Shields Jr


    John Shields


    Nancy Shields


    Samuel Shields



+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

Age 2

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Jacob Sheilds, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jacob Shields, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob Shields, "United States Census, 1850"

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