Reuben Shields

Male 1754 - 1822  (68 years)


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  • Name Reuben Shields 
    Born 18 Nov 1754 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Dec 1822 
    Buried Moore County, NC at James and Bryan Dowd Cemetery #140 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • 1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC, Captain Jacob Duckworth's District
      Reuben Shealds listed $100

      1779 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC, Captain Jacob Duckworth's District
      Rubin Sheals listed $987

      1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC, Captain Jacob Duckworth's District
      Rubin Sheals listed 100 acres valued at $225

      1780, Jan 1 -- Deed Book 7 Page 47, Cumberland County, NC
      John Hancock deeded Willis Dickenson 100 acres located South of Deep River at the mouth of Big Branch adjoining Willis Dickenson and his own line. Part of 300 acre patent to Thomas Armstrong, Dec'd. and sold to Conner Dowd who sold to Hancock. Conner Dowd, Reuben Shields, John Hunnicut and Randh. Hunnicut were witnesses.

      1787, Nov 21 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 176
      Ordered that a tract of land attached by Reuben Shields the property of Isaac Pennington at the suit of Joseph McGee be sold to satisfy judgement given by John Cox.

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 159
      Rueben Sheals
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 3M
      7F

      1790, Nov 8 -- Deed Book G Page 71, Chatham County, NC
      Mary Dowd [of Moore County] deeded William Dunn [of Moore County] 400 acres located on Deep River and Smith Creek adjoining Judith Dowd. Reuben Sheals and Richard Dowd were witnesses.

      1791, Nov 24 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 329
      Deed from Cornelius Dowd to Reuben Shields was proven by Richardson Feagin

      1791, Nov 24 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 328
      Ordered that the following be appointed to lay off a road from Moore courthouse to Chatham line: Thomas Overton, Richard Street, Richardson Feagin, James Muse, Reuben Shields, Hardy Perkins, Cornelius Dowd, Patrick Dowd, James Elkins, John Overton Jur., Josiah Maples, Thomas Muse, Elijah Bettis, John Dunlap, Samuel Elkins, William King, John Overton (son of Aaron) and Elijah Bettis Junior.

      1792, Feb 23 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 346
      Ordered that James Muse be appointed overseer of the new road from the courthouse to the road near Ruben Sheal's and have the following hands: Thomas Matthews, William Caddell and John Carroway's hands.

      1793, Sep 7 -- Land Grant #502, Moore County, NC
      John Overton Junr. received 100 acres located on Watery Branch including Reuben Shealdes' improvement. Elijah Bettis and Reuben Sheals were chain carriers.

      1793, Sep 7 -- Land Grant #506, Moore County, NC
      John Overton Junr. received 150 acres located on Governors Creek adjoining John Overton Senr. Elijah Bettis and Reuben Sheales were chain carriers.

      1793, Dec-Jan 1794 -- General Assembly Session Records
      Petition to form Alfordstown as County Seat for Moore County, NC. Benjn. Shields signed the petition.

      1794, Feb 21 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 450
      Deed from James Muse and John Wadsworth to Thomas Matthews Senr. was proven by Reuben Shields.

      1797, Oct 14 -- Land Grant #1617, Moore County, NC
      Elijah Bettis Jr. [assignee of Reuben Shields] received 100 acres located southeast of McLendons Creek adjoining McKay, Jackson and Tomlin/Tomberlin. George Jackson and Ezekial Rubottom were chain carriers.

      1798, May 2 -- Land Grant #368, Moore County, NC
      John Dunlap received 100 acres located east of McLendons Creek adjoining his own line and Elijah Bettis. John Overton and Reuben Sheals were chain carriers.

      1798, Sep 2 -- Land Grant #393, Moore County, NC
      John Dunlap received 50 acres located east of McLendons Creek adjoining his own line and Elijah Bettis. John Overton and Reuben Sheals were chain carriers.

      1798, Nov 28 -- Land Grant #1774, Moore County, NC
      Reubin Shields [assignee of Jesse Griffin] received 100 acres located on the Chatham County line north of Deep River on both sides of Pates Creek near the Cane Patch Mountain. William Cook and Grenbery Cook were chain carriers.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 69
      Rubin Shields
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1F
      (16-25) 1M 2F
      (10-16) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 2M 3F

      1807, Jan 27 -- Land Grant #2000, Moore County, NC
      Reuben Shields received 100 acres located on Mill Swamp and both sides of the Overton Road adjoining Aulay McAulay, John Wadsworth, Kenneth McIver and Peter Munroe. John Wadsworth Senr. and John Wadsworth Junr. were chain carriers.

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 603
      Reuben Shields
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (26-45) 1F
      (16-26) 1F
      (10-16) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 1M 1F

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 298
      Reuben Shields
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 1F
      (10-16) 1M
    Person ID I40089  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2016 

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

    Family Mary,   b. 1750-1760 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F4759  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Histories
    1787 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Mathews
    1787 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Mathews
    1787, Dec 16 Petition, Nov 1787-Dec 1787 General Assembly Session Records
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly for reinstatement of Colonel Thomas Mathews as a Justice of the Peace. Mathews was removed by the General Assembly based on false and accusations made by Duncan Campbell. Signers: [selected signers] Wm. Seale JP, Thomas Graham, Neil McLeod, Reuben Shields, Jno., Jackson, Richardson Feagin, Corn. Dowd, John Blanchett, Patrick Dowd, William Martin, W. Barrett, Jac. Caddell, John Dunlap, Samuel Elkins, Stephen Collins, Thomas Collins Junr., Wm. Seal, Jesse Muse, John Bethune Murdo Bethune, Allan Morison, George Graham, Robert Grimes, Robert Graham, Jno. McLeod, Bartholomew Dunn, William Newton, Nicolas Newton, Neil Matheson, Normand Matheson, Nathaniel Melton, Nicolas Newton and William Smith. [Editor's Note: Petition rejected]
    1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf
    1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf
    1815 -- Petition, Nov-Dec 1815 General Assembly Session Records, Box 2 - Petitions
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly regarding taxation and the valuation of property: [selected signers] John McAulay Junr., Robt, Graham, Ambrose Mainess, Leonard Furr, Jesse Ritter Senr., Allan McLane, Thos. Ritter, Jno, Ritter, Everet Ritter, Benajmin Dunn, William Wright, Alexander McIntosh, Neil McIntosh, Hector McNeill, Martin Martin, William Williamson, William Lewis, Amus Dowdy, Henry Stutts, Jams. Manes, James Morgan, Nord. Matheson, Malcolm Morison, Christopher Bethune, Norman McDuffey, Allan Morison, Alexanr. Morison, William Dunn (wet), Bartholomew Dunn Sr., Wm. Dunn, Saml. Dunn, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., John Newton, Normand McKinnon, Murdoch McAulay, Benjamin Britt, Christopher Stuts, Donald McLeod, Niel Matheson, David Richardson, Bartholo. Dun, Lewis Sowel, Melony Newton, William Sowel, Alexr. Morison, Stephen Davis, Burl Deaton, John McKinnon, Robert Melton, John Upton, John Smith, Jesse Brown, Jess Lankford, Niel McLeod, Norman McKinnon, Ansel Melton, Arington Sowel, Willis Dickinson, Thos. Dickinson, Jesse Carroll, Robert Cheek, James Cheek, Phillip Cheek, Joseph Farr, Matthais Teague, Benjn. Shields, Jno. Upton, Joseph Duckworth, John Carrel, Francis Myrick, James Harding, Willis Davis, Nathaniel Vick, Ansel Melton, John Martin, David Richardson, Harmon Brewer, Cornelius Kees, Jesse Brewer, Ambrose Brewer, Drewry Brewer, Abednego Maynor, Joseph Morgan, Alexr. Kennedy, William Hunsucker, George Kannedy, Levy Smith, George Hunsucker, Lennerd Stuts, David Caringer, James Williamson, Charles Brady, George Carringer, Jacob Carringer, Willis Brewer, Bradley Garner, Lewis Garner, John Garner, James Sowell, Georg Moore, David Kennedy, Benjamin Elkins, Adam Carpenter, Jonathan Bullock, Robert Burd, Nicholas Nall, Mikel Dickinson, Aaron Tyson, Thomas Graham (Capt.), John Overton, Ruben Shields, John Martin, George Fry, John McNeill, John Wadsworth, Wm. Feagin, Ignatious Wadsworth, Samuel Feagen, Thomas Feagen, John Carrell Junr., Benjin. Gilbert, David Overton, John Record, John Carrell Senr., Alexr. Carrell, John Gilbert, John Cheek, Joab Cheek, William Barrett JP, Wm. Cox, John Dunn, Eleazer Birckhead, Absalom Fry, John Daniely, Jesse Sowell, William Caddell, James Fry, Niel McLeod (Surveyor), Robert Graham Sen., Jason Wadsworth, Geo. Cox, John Sowell, James Holcomb, James Dowd, Jacob White, William Hardin, James Muse, Jason Muse, Benjn. Gilbert, Zachariah Smith, Thos. Muse, Kindred Muse, John Graham, Samuel Womble, James Elkins, Jas. Collins, Andrew White, Randal Cheek, Lewis Phillips, James Smith, James Handcock, Willis Elkins, Samuel Elkins, Solimon Phillips, Brother Carrell and Sterling Carrell.

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