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
1784–1863
Ann M. Brownfield
1784–1837
Marriage: 1801
Minerva Shields
1804–1805
Sarah Shields
1805–1870
John Brownfield Shields
1807–1877
Mary Ann Shields
1809–1870
Samuel Jefferson Shields
1811–1892
Jane Elizabeth Shields
1813–1855
William Benjamin Shields
1815–1864
Martha Barnett Shields
1819–1884
William Henry Shields Jr
1821–1901
James Matcham Shields
1821–1869
Frances Cornelia Shields
1826–1900

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1801
Georgia, United States
children

(11)

    Female1804–1805Female

    Female1805–1870Female

    John Brownfield Shields

    Male1807–1877Male

    Female1809–1870Female

    Samuel Jefferson Shields

    Male1811–1892Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

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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