Martha Jane Shields

20 September 1857–19 June 1948 (Age 90)
Cades Cove, Blount, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Shields was born on 20 September 1857, in Cades Cove, Blount, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Henry Harrison Shields, was 40 and her mother, Martha Jane Oliver, was 38. She married Samuel Joshua Roberts in 1878. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Civil District 16, Blount, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Civil District 8, Blount, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 19 June 1948, in Maryville, Blount, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Maryville, Blount, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Joshua Roberts
1855–1938
Martha Jane Shields
1857–1948
Marriage: 1878
Emma Jane Roberts
1879–1956
John Henry Roberts
1881–1881
Elisa E. Roberts
1882–1883
Louise Ellen Roberts
1883–
Andrew Preston Roberts
1884–1978
Samuel H Roberts
1887–1890
George Daniel Roberts
1889–1954
Martha Jane Angrilla Roberts
1891–1975
William Elijah Roberts
1893–1976
James Witt Roberts
1895–1973
Wiley Jackson Roberts
1898–1933
Nancy Mae Roberts
1901–1991
Mary Elizabeth Roberts
1903–1985

Spouse and Children

    Samuel Joshua Roberts

    Male1855–1938Male

    Female1857–1948Female

MARRIAGE
1878
children

(13)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Female1842–1862Female

    Jonathan Shields

    Male1843–Male

    George Washington "Carter" Shields

    Male1844–1924Male

    David Shields

    Male1846–1863Male

    Ruth E. Shields

    Female1848–1873Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 5

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1863

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Mary Jane Roberts in household of Samuel J Roberts, "United States Census, 1930"
  • M J Roberts in household of Saml J Roberts, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha Jane Roberts in household of Melvin Brown, "United States Census, 1940"

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