Descendants of James Shields

Through 4 Generations


Generation No. 1

1. JAMES1 SHIELDS was born Abt. 1790 in Virginia, and died May 16, 1871 in Magnolia, Putnam Co IL. He married ANN CAMPBELL Bef. 1829.

Notes for JAMES SHIELDS:

In 1860 census there is a Lucinda Haley living with James, age 11 and an Olive E. Haley living next door with son Campbell, age 14. Possibly grandchildren?

Came to Putnam County in 1833

May 25, 1871
Died in Magnolia, May 16, of cancer in the wrist, James Shields, Sr., one of the old settlers of the county.

More About JAMES SHIELDS:
Occupation: 1850, Farmer
Residence: 1850, Putnam Co. IL
Occupation: 1860, Farmer
Residence: 1860-1870, Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL
Occupation: 1870, Retired Farmer

Notes for ANN CAMPBELL:

September 20, 1877
Died in Magnolia township, Putnam county, September 18, of erysipelas, Mrs. Ann Shields, aged 86, mother of Mr. Calvin Shields. The funeral procession will leave the house at 11 a.m. today, for the Caledonia burying ground.

Local Department

Mrs. Anne Shields, mother of Mr. Calvin Shields died Tuesday evening at the great age of 86 years. She was an old pioneer of Putnam county and one of its most respected residents. The funeral takes place this forenoon at the house.

Children of JAMES SHIELDS and ANN CAMPBELL are:

2. i. CALVIN2 SHIELDS, b. October 1822, Morgan Co. Indiana; d. Aft. 1900, Putnam Co IL.

3. ii. JAMES SHIELDS, b. February 08, 1825, Morgan Co. Indiana.

4. iii. EVALINE SHIELDS.

iv. ELIZABETH SHIELDS.

v. JOHN SHIELDS.

vi. ELEANOR ANN SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1818, Indiana; d. Aft. 1880, Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL.

Notes for ELEANOR ANN SHIELDS:
Living with William A. Smith in 1880 census. Listed as Aunt

vii. RACHEL SHIELDS.

5. viii. AMANDA SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1827, Indiana.

ix. WILLIAM SHIELDS.

6. x. CAMPBELL SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1833, Morgan Co. Indiana.


Generation No. 2

2. CALVIN2 SHIELDS (JAMES1) was born 1822 in Morgan Co. Indiana. He married RACHEL GERMAN 1844.

Notes for CALVIN SHIELDS

From the 1890 Putnam County Atlas
Residence: Section 36 Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 1822, Indiana
When came to County: 1833

More About CALVIN SHIELDS:
Occupation: 1860-1870, Farmer
Residence: 1860-1870, Magnolia Township, Putnam Co. IL

Children of CALVIN SHIELDS and RACHEL GERMAN are:

i. RACHEL3 SHIELDS, b. Aft. 1844.

ii. FRANCES SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1847; d. October 26, 1874, Magnolia township, Putnam Co. IL.

Notes for FRANCES SHIELDS:
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
October 29, 1874
In Magnolia township, Oct. 26, of congestion of the brain, Frances, aged 27 years, daughter of Calvin Shields.

iii. ANNA AMELIA SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1849, Illinois; m. ALBERT STICKEL, February 1884, Magnolia township, Putnam Co. IL.

More About ALBERT STICKEL:
Occupation: 1880, Farmer
Residence: 1880, Senachwine Twp, Putnam Co IL

Marriage Notes for ANNA SHIELDS and ALBERT STICKEL:
Henry Republican
Feb. 21, 1884
Married in Magnolia township, Putnam Co., Feb. 20 at residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. F. W. Merrell of the M. E. church, Albert Stickel, supervisor of Senachwine township and Anna Amelia, daughter o Mr. Calvin Shields.

iv. ELLEN SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1851, Putnam Co IL.

v. JAMES SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1854, Putnam Co IL.

vi. JOHN C. SHIELDS, b. August 31, 1856, Oxbow Prairie, Putnam Co. IL.

vii. WILLIAM DOUGLAS SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1859.

viii. HENRY C. SHIELDS, b. November 1860; d. January 04, 1942, Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL.

ix. MARSHALL SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1863.

x. RACHEL EVA SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1868.

xi. ROBERT SHIELDS, b. December 1869.

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3. JAMES2 SHIELDS (JAMES1) was born February 08, 1825 in Morgan Co. Indiana. He married MARY A. STATELER 1847.

Notes for JAMES SHIELDS:

From "The Record of Olden Times or Fifty Year on the Prairie" embracing sketches of the discovery, exploration and settlement of the country. by Spencer Elsworth, Lacon, IL Home Journal Steam Printing Establishment Copyright Date MDCCCLXXX (1880)
James Shields
Mr. Shields is a farmer, living on section 24. He was born in Morgan county, Indiana, February 8, 1825, and came to this county along with his father when eight years old. The Shields family is one of the oldest in the county, and well known. In 1847 he married Mary Stateler, and to them two children were born William Henry and Catharine, who afterward became Mrs. Hiltabrand. Mr. Shields is a member of the Masonic order, and owns 215 acres of land, 120 of which is under cultivation.

More About JAMES SHIELDS:
Occupation: 1850, Farmer
Residence: 1850, Putnam Co. IL

Children of JAMES SHIELDS and MARY STATELER are:

7. i. WILLIAM HENRY3 SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1849, Illinois.

8. ii. CATHERINE SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1850, Putnam Co IL.

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4. EVALINE2 SHIELDS (JAMES1). She married SILAS KING.

Child of EVALINE SHIELDS and SILAS KING is:

9. i. MARTIN3 KING, b. April 15, 1835, Oxbow, Putnam Co. IL; d. January 14, 1915, Magnolia, Putnam Co. IL.

ii. JAMES KING, b. Abt. 1831, Indiana; m. REBECCA.

More About JAMES KING:
Occupation: 1870, Wagon Maker
Residence: 1870, Magnolia Township, Putnam Co. IL

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5. AMANDA2 SHIELDS (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1827 in Indiana. She married JAMES FOREST.

More About JAMES FOREST:
Occupation: 1860, Farmer
Residence: 1860, Magnolia Township, Putnam Co. IL

Children of AMANDA SHIELDS and JAMES FOREST are:

i. WILLIAM3 FOREST, b. Abt. 1851, Illinois.

ii. BRUCE? FOREST, b. Abt. 1854, Illinois.

iii. MELISSA FOREST, b. Abt. 1857, Illinois.

iv. CHARLES FOREST, b. Abt. 1860, Illinois.

v. MARY? FOREST, b. Abt. 1862, Putnam Co IL.

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6. CAMPBELL2 SHIELDS (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1833 in Morgan Co. Indiana. He married (1) JANE HARRIS 1852 in Putnam Co IL, daughter of NATHANIEL HARRIS and ELEANOR. He married (2) REBECCA P. SMITH 1878 in Putnam Co IL, daughter of WILLIAM SMITH and MATILDA.

More About CAMPBELL SHIELDS:
Occupation: 1860-1870, Farmer
Residence: 1860-1870, Magnolia Township, Putnam Co. IL

Children of CAMPBELL SHIELDS and JANE HARRIS are:

i. LAURA E.3 SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1853, Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL.

ii. FRANKLIN P. SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1855, Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL.

iii. CLARA A. SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1857, Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL.

iv. JENNETTE E. SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1859, Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL.

v. BERNARD MARION SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1861.

vi. SARAH ELLEN SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1863.

vii. JAMES WILLIAM SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1865.

viii. ARAMINTA B. SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1867.

Child of CAMPBELL SHIELDS and REBECCA SMITH is:

ix. HARRY C.3 SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1879.

More About HARRY C. SHIELDS:
Other Info: 1880, age 7 months in census


Generation No. 3

7. WILLIAM HENRY3 SHIELDS (JAMES2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1849 in Illinois. He married MARY E. CHANCE August 04, 1873 in Putnam Co IL.

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM SHIELDS and MARY CHANCE:

August 14, 1873
Married at Lacon, August 4, by Rev. P. A. Crist, William Shields and Miss Mary Chance, both of Magnolia township, Putnam county.

Children of WILLIAM SHIELDS and MARY CHANCE are:

i. LEONORA4 SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1875.

ii. EDGAR SHIELDS, b. Abt. 1878.

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8. CATHERINE3 SHIELDS (JAMES2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1850 in Putnam Co IL. She married GEORGE WILLIAMSON HILTABRAND December 22, 1869 in Caledonia, Putnam Co. IL, son of GEORGE HILTABRAND and ELIZABETH GUNN.

Marriage Notes for CATHERINE SHIELDS and GEORGE HILTABRAND:
Rev. W. A. Thompson of the Old School Baptist Church officiated.

Child of CATHERINE SHIELDS and GEORGE HILTABRAND is:

i. MINNIE ELIZABETH4 HILTABRAND.

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8. MARTIN3 KING (EVALINE2 SHIELDS, JAMES1) was born April 15, 1835 in Oxbow, Putnam Co. IL, and died January 14, 1915 in Magnolia, Putnam Co. IL. He married ELLEN A. SMITH October 06, 1859 in Putnam Co IL, daughter of EPHRAIM SMITH and HARRIET TREWMAN.

Notes for MARTIN KING:

January 14, 1915
Obituary of Martin King
Martin King, son of Silas and Evaline (Shields) King, was born in Oxbow, Ill., April 15, 1835 and passed away at his home in Magnolia, Ill., on Jan. 14, 1915. His age was there fore, 79 years, 8 months and 29 days. Everything was done that medical skill and loving hands could do, but to no avail.

All of his life was spent in Marshall and Putnam counties. He followed farming as an occupation from which he gained a competence. He was united in marriage to Ellen A. Smith, Oct 6, 1859. She passed away Jan. 26, 1898. To this union were born 11 children, three of whom preceded him to the grave. Those living are Silas and Frank of Magnolia; Henry B. of Bloomington; L. B. of McNabb; Mrs. Laura E. Trone of Mt. Vernon, S.D.; Robert E. of San Jacinto, Cal; Mrs. Edith Defenbaugh of Magnolia, and Mrs. Kate E. Hiatt of Bloomington. All were present at the funeral except Mrs. Hiatt, who was not able to come on account of poor health. He leaves also 21 grandchildren and three great grandchildren, also a large host of friends.

Funeral services were held in the Masonic hall in Magnolia in charge of the Masonic order, of which he was a member for about 40 years. Rev. Bell, a fellow Mason, officiated, assisted by Rev. Lackland. A. B. Smith of Henry acted as mortician. The burial took place in Oxbow cemetery.

More About MARTIN KING:
Buried: Oxbow cemetery, Putnam Co. IL

Children of MARTIN KING and ELLEN SMITH are:

i. SILAS4 KING, b. Abt. 1860.

ii. FRANK KING, b. Abt. 1865.

iii. HENRY B. KING, b. Abt. 1868.

iv. L. BENJAMIN KING, b. Abt. 1870.

v. LAURA E. KING, b. Abt. 1872; m. TRONE.

vi. ROBERT E. KING, b. Abt. 1875.

vii. HATTIE EDITH KING, b. Abt. 1877; m. DEFENBAUGH.

viii. KATE E. KING, b. Abt. 1879; m. HIATT.


Generation No. 4

10. MINNIE ELIZABETH4 HILTABRAND (CATHERINE3 SHIELDS, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born December 22, 1870 in Caledonia, Putnam Co. IL, and died December 15, 1922. She married EDWARD A. MATHIS December 11, 1890 in Caledonia, Putnam Co. IL, son of NEWTON MATHIS and MARY SEYBOLD.

Notes for EDWARD A. MATHIS:
Illinois State Death Index 1916-1950
MATHIS EDWARD A M/W Y-69 0044319 1935-10-25 PUTNAM MAGNOLIA

Child of MINNIE HILTABRAND and EDWARD MATHIS is:

i. GEORGE NEWTON5 MATHIS, b. April 17, 1896, Putnam Co IL; d. March 04, 1978; m. AMY L. JOHNSON, October 25, 1919, Canton, IL.

Marriage Notes for GEORGE MATHIS and AMY JOHNSON:
From Barb Kessler
The marriage took place in the home of the bride's parents with Rev. J. T. Bliss of the Methodist Church officiating.

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11. FRANK4 KING (MARTIN3, EVALINE2 SHIELDS, JAMES1) was born February 1865 in Putnam Co IL, and died December 18, 1937 in Putnam Co IL. He married FRANCIS J. Abt. 1886.

More About FRANK KING:
Occupation: 1900, Farmer
Residence: 1900, Magnolia Township, Putnam Co. IL

Children of FRANK KING and FRANCIS J. are:

i. ILA E.5 KING, b. April 1887, Illinois.

ii. DAWSON KING, b. August 1889, Illinois.

iii. ETHEL KING, b. March 1897, Iowa.


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