15 January 1818–19 January 1860 (Age 42)
Roane, Tennessee, United States
When James Shields was born on 15 January 1818, in Roane, Tennessee, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Shields, was 31 and his mother, Mary Shahan, was 31. He married Ruth Ann Edington on 1 January 1839, in Pulaski, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pulaski, Missouri, United States in 1840 and Napa, California, United States in 1850. He died on 19 January 1860, in Christine, Mendocino, California, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Shields Cemetery, Mendocino, California, United States.