Benjamin Shields

Male 1805 - 1851  (46 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Shields 
    Born 5 Feb 1805 
    Gender Male 
    Died Apr 1851 
    Buried Moore County, NC at Shields Cemetery #221 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 180
      Benjn. Shields (DR)
      (30-40) 1M
      (20-30) 1F
      (10-15) 1F
      (0-5) 2M 1F
    Person ID I17224  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2021 

    DNA Tests  1 DNA test is associated with Benjamin Shields 

    Father Cornelius Shields,   b. 15 Jan 1779,   d. 22 Jan 1857  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Mary "Molly" Davis,   b. 1776,   d. 24 Nov 1832, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Family ID F0085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hannah Graves,   b. 2 Feb 1807,   d. Jul 1830  (Age 23 years) 
     1. Lydia Blake Shields,   b. 26 Mar 1829,   d. 5 Sep 1897  (Age 68 years)
    Family ID F4934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lydia Phillips,   b. 1808 
     1. William Thomas Shields,   b. 11 Aug 1835,   d. 9 Aug 1851  (Age 15 years)
    +2. Mary Elizabeth Shields,   b. 16 Oct 1837,   d. 19 Feb 1871  (Age 33 years)
     3. Robert D. Shields,   b. 17 Dec 1839,   d. 19 Feb 1866  (Age 26 years)
     4. Martha Jane Shields,   b. 30 Nov 1841,   d. 20 Jun 1867  (Age 25 years)
    +5. John W. Shields,   b. 18 Apr 1846,   d. 8 Apr 1917  (Age 70 years)
     6. Malcolm D. Shields,   b. 1847
     7. Catherine A. Shields,   b. 28 Dec 1847,   d. 21 Jan 1869  (Age 21 years)
    Family ID F4935  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1843 Petition, Moore County, NC
    1843 Petition, Moore County, NC
    1843, Jan 20 -- Petition, Nov 1842-Jan 1843 General Assembly Session Records
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly for relief from debts due to economic hardship. They requested the General Assembly pass a law preventing creditors from buying defaulted property unless the debtors was allowed 2/3 the value of the land: J.J. Alston, Carroll Brady, Bradley Brady, Jesse Hedgepeth, W.D. Tyson, John Warner, Pitate Ivey, N.S. Marley, Neill Peterson, John Oats, Duncan McIver, William Underwood, E.Q. Sowell, Thos. Fry, John D. McDonald, John Patterson, D.M.R. McIntosh (Cpt.), John McIver (Cpt.), Eli R. Sowe;l, Jesse Stafford, Aaron A.F. Sowell, Lewis Lawhon, George Hunsucker, Hugh McKenzie, Jacob Stutts, Daniel Muse, Alexd. Camerson, Wm. Wadsworth, Peter Black, George D. Ritter, J.H. Muse, Mathew Williams, Jesse Sanders, Jno. McDonald, W.K. Benjamin, J. Thomas, D.M. McIntosh, Joab Cheek, Corn, Shields, Fannin Moore, Bryan Boroughs, George Stutts, Henry Stutts, William Sears, Robt. L. Purvis, Stephen Beryman, Benj. Shields, Neill McNeill, Danl. McRae, Hugh Mathis, A. Munroe, A. Stutts, Neill Mathis, Brinkly Phillips, Thomas Muse, Thomas J. Pervis, Daniel McNeill, John Tyson, Balaam Stewart, Henry Stutts Jr., Levi Wright, John Ritter, John Dunlap, J.J. Phillips, Dempsey Sowell, Joseph Upton, John Oliver, Neill McQueen, Angus McCaskill, William B. Williamson, A. Harper, Jesse B. Caddell, Angus McCaskill, James B. Muse, M. McLeod, Green B. Fields, Martin Hunsucker, Newton R. Bryan, Peter Cornelison, Benjamin Phillips, Charles Brady, Elijah Y. Rice [?], Norman D. McDuffie, Wm. Brewer, Martin Shefield, Patrick Shields, William Dannelly, Eli Phillips and L.W. Lawhon. [Editor's Note: Petition rejected by the NC House]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1119] A Guide to Moore County Cemeteries, Anthony E. Parker, (1976, Moore County Historical Association, Southern Pines, NC).