Ann M. Brownfield

17 July 1784–16 July 1837 (Age 52)
Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ann M.

When Ann M. Brownfield was born on 17 July 1784, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Brownfield, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Moore, was 36. She married William Henry Shields in 1801, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 16 July 1837, in Morgan, Georgia, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Morgan, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Shields
Ann M. Brownfield
Marriage: 1801
Minerva Shields
Sarah Shields
John Brownfield Shields
Mary Ann Shields
Samuel Jefferson Shields
Jane Elizabeth Shields
William Benjamin Shields
Martha Barnett Shields
William Henry Shields Jr
James Matcham Shields
Frances Cornelia Shields

Spouse and Children

Georgia, United States




    John Brownfield Shields



    Samuel Jefferson Shields


+6 More Children

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 5

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 16

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.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (American): Americanized form of an ornamental compound, Braunfeld, from German braun ‘brown’ + Feld ‘field’.2 English: variant of Broomfield .

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

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  • Ann M. Brownfield Shields, "Find A Grave Index"

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