Benjamin Shields

Male Bef 1755 - 1805  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Shields 
    Born Bef 1755 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1805 
    Notes 
    • 1769, Jul 24 -- Deed Book 3 Page 426, Cumberland County, NC
      Conner Dowd deeded John Hunnicutt 128 acres located south of Deep River adjoining Governor Johnston and John Overton. John Johnston and George Blair claim an older title to land and dispute the sale. James Russell and Benjamin Shield were witnesses.

      1777 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC, Captain Jacob Duckworth's District
      Benjn. Shealds listed $100

      1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC, Captain Jacob Duckworth's District
      Benjamin Shields listed $400

      1779 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC, Captain Jacob Duckworth's District
      Benjamin Sheals listed $220

      1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC, Captain Jacob Duckworth's District
      Benjamin Sheals listed horses and cattle only

      1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC, Captain John Hunnicut's District
      B. Shields listed $100

      1786, Feb 22 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 87
      Deed from John Thorton to William Harden was proven by Benjn. Shields
      Two deeds from Richardson Feagan to John Overton were proven by Benjn. Shields

      1787, Feb 19-22 -- 1785-1794 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 139-145
      Deed from Richardson Feagan to Benjn. Sheilds was proven by Geo. Glascock
      Deed from Richdson. Feagan to William Hancock was proven by Benjn. Shields

      1787, Aug 23 -- 1785-1794 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 169
      Administration of the estate of George Glascock Dec'd. given to Patty Glascock with Benjn. Sheals and William Finley as securities.

      1788, Feb 9 -- Will Book A Page 235-236, Moore County, NC
      Will of William Davis, Dec'd. Heirs: son William Davis, son John Davis [320 acres in Wake County], son-in-law Benj. Cooper, son-in-law Henry Person, grandson Willis Davis [250 acres], wife Sarah Davis. Executors: son William Davis and Benj. Sheales. Witnesses: Benjn. Sheales and Sarah Cooper. [Editor's Note: No proven date but surrounding wills proven in 1803 and 1804]

      1788, Feb 22 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 189
      Ordered that Jesse Muse, Benj. Shields and Jas. Collins be appointed to value the estate of Geo. Glascock Dec'd.

      1788, Aug 19 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 203
      Ordered that a road be laid from near Saml. Person's to the courthouse in Carthage and the following hands to work: William Davis, Benj. Shields, Jas. Collins, Lenear Brewer, John Hargrove, James Brady, Henry Person, Saml. Person, John Blanchett, Joseph McGee, Joseph Duckworth, William Harden, Benj. Cooper, William Handcock, Saml. Dun, Joseph Dun, Jesse Muse, Saml. Perry, Peter Graves, Drury Richardson and William Richardson.

      1789, Feb 121 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 225
      Deed from Richardson Feagin to William Hardin was proven by B. Shields

      1789, May 19 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 229
      Administration of the estate of Joseph Gilbert Dec'd. be granted to Benj. Tison with Thomas Tison and Benj. Shields as securities.

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 158
      Benjamin Sheals
      (16+) 2M
      (0-16) 5M
      3F

      1791, Feb 21 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 299
      Ordered that a road be laid out from the Widow Muses to the nearest course near Joseph Duckworths and son to the Island Ford and from thence to Chatham County line leading on a direct course towards Conner settlement and the following work on the road: Joseph Duckworth, Joseph McGee Senr., Joseph McGee Junr., Drury Richerson, Wm. Harden, John Blanchet, James Brady, Benj. Elkins, Saml. Perry, Wm. Cook, Near Brewer, Saml. Person, Benj. Cooper, Wm. Richerson, Wm. Teague, Robert Davis, Benj. Shields and John Goldston. [Editor's Note: this entire entry was stuck through in the original records]

      1791, Aug 18 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 315
      Ordered that Near Brewer be appointed overseer of the road on the other side of the River to the Chatham line and have the following hands to work: Benjn. Shields, Wm. Davis, Sarah Davis, James Brady, Eial Johnston, Wm. Cook, Benjn. Elkins, Isaac Teague, Drury Brewer and Micajah Brewer.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 42
      Benjamin Shields
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 2M
      (10-16) 1M 1F

      1800, Oct 13 -- Land Grant #1769, Moore County, NC
      Benjamin Shields received 100 acres located north of Deep River on Pates Creek adjoining his own line and the Speculators. Niell Shields and James Shields were chain carriers.

      1803, Dec 13 -- Land Grant #1813, Moore County, NC
      Peter Graves received 100 acres located on the waters of Fall Creek and the [Chatham] County line adjoining Widow Parsons and his own line. Abner Phillips and Benjn. Shields were chain carriers.

      1803, Dec 13 -- Land Grant #1814, Moore County, NC
      William Davis received 400 acres located north of Deep River adjoining his own line. Robt. Wilson and Benjn. Shields were chain carriers.

      1805, Mar 20 -- Will Book A Page 242, Moore County, NC
      Nuncupative Will of Benjamin Shields, Dec'd. Heirs: youngest son Patrick Shields, youngest daughter (not named), son Archibald Shields, son Cornelius Shields and mentions eight total children. Witnesses: James Collins, James Harden and Milly Shields. Proven May 1805.
    Person ID I17188  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2016 

    DNA Tests  8 DNA tests are associated with Benjamin Shields 

    Father Reuben Shields 
    Mother Mary Overton 
    Family ID F12946  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Sarah Shields
    +2. Archibald Shields,   b. 1775,   d. 13 Jun 1837, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +3. Catherine "Katie" Shields,   b. 3 Sep 1776,   d. 22 Aug 1849  (Age 72 years)
    +4. Cornelius Shields,   b. 15 Jan 1779,   d. 22 Jan 1857  (Age 78 years)
    +5. James Shields,   b. 1783
    +6. Patrick Shields,   b. 1785,   d. Bef 1850  (Age < 65 years)
    +7. Susanna "Susan" Shields,   b. 23 Mar 1789,   d. 19 Sep 1868  (Age 79 years)
    +8. Elizabeth Shields,   b. 1801
    Family ID F4955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart