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General James Shields

General James Shields

Heidi M. Shields (View posts)
Posted: 21 Aug 2000 1:59PM GMT
Family folklore has it that I am related to General James Shields but I cannot find the connection. He was a statesman in Illinois, Minnesota and Indiana, I believe. There is a statue of him in Washington DC. I would appreciate any information on his lineage. Did he have children?

Gen. James Shields

Posted: 10 Sep 2000 11:15AM GMT
Edited: 8 May 2006 6:27PM GMT
He was a United States Senator who founded a large Irish settlement in the vicinity of Shieldsville, Minn. He is the only man to represent 3 different states in the US Senate, Illinois, Minn and Indiana. His picture is the central figure in one of the great battle pictures of the world, That of Chapultepec in the rotunda of the capitol in Washington DC. He was selected by the legislature of Illinois as one of it's two original reps whose statues were placed in the Hall of Fame. He is buried in Carrolton, Miss. I have a friend that has a book on the Generals of the United States. He is in the process if moving right now. I will be able to get the copy of the book when he gets it unpacked, I will then look and see if I can get you more information then. Okay?
Chris Schnitzer

Gen. James Shields

Posted: 25 Sep 2000 8:52PM GMT
Edited: 26 Jan 2002 5:23AM GMT
I have parent and sibling info for a James M.
Shields b. 4/7/1811. Also a copy of an
article "Politician-Soldier" (Kaskaskia, Ill.) Irish born James Shields (1810-1879)
began practicing law... You may contact me at should you think this info
might be helpful to you.

James M. Shields

Posted: 8 Oct 2000 10:03PM GMT
Edited: 24 Jun 2001 3:48AM GMT
I'm looking for a James M. Shields with a connection to NY (Richmond Co.) born about the time you have listed for the James M. Shields in your post. He had a son, Robert M. and was founder of the JM Shields Co. in NYC. Any connection? Thanks.

James M. Shields

Posted: 9 Oct 2000 9:31PM GMT
Edited: 26 Jan 2002 5:23AM GMT
All I have on this James M. Shields is parent
and sibling info. James and his 12 siblings
were all born in TN. Short newspaper article
about his military and political career does
not mention NY. If you want the specific info
please e-mail me.

James M Shields

Posted: 27 Jan 2001 9:18AM GMT
Edited: 4 Apr 2006 1:18AM GMT
I have a James M Shields born in Jefferson County, TN married Elizabeth Steele. I have his brothers as Henry b February 23, 1802 and Nathaniel Shields. This is all I have on the boys. There father William Shields married Agnes Creswell July 5, 1794 in Jefferson County, TN. Is this the same family that you are connected with?

General Shields Post of Colorado and Wyoming

Posted: 13 Jun 2001 6:56PM GMT
Edited: 1 Sep 2004 3:11AM GMT
My great, great grandfather was Martin Delaus Lyke. He headed up the General Shields Post of Colorado and Wyoming in New Castle Colorado after the Civil War. His Union flag is on permanant display in the Meeker museum in Meeker, Colorado. I have not found any specifics on this post except that it was a type of GAR post. Can anyone help with any information?

Re: James M. Shields

Posted: 15 Aug 2002 4:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Aug 2002 1:28AM GMT
You indicate in an old posting that you have family info on James M. Shields. Could you supply or post this information. I have several postings on William Shields and Agnes Creswell. Thank you

Re: James M. Shields

Posted: 30 Aug 2002 9:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Apr 2003 5:08AM GMT
Surnames: SHIELDS
SHIELDS FAMILY BIBLE - Submitted to Daughter's of American Revolution Magazine (Issue Feb. 1971 pg. 136) by Oklahoma State Genealogical Chairman Mrs. H.B. Metcalf.

Leander M. SHIELDS b. 2/13/1785 d. 2/2/1837 in TN. Anna KING b. 12/28/1788 d. 6/21/1839 in TN. They were married 2/20/1806 Giles Co. TN.

Hugh K. SHIELDS b. 12/10/1806 TN m. Elisabeth JOHNSON 4/25/1837.
Elisabeth SHIELDS b.12/1/1808 TN m. Davis N. THOMPSON 2/3/1832.
JAMES M. SHIELDS b.4/7/1811 TN m. Eliza F. MOORE 11/11/1841.
Mary E. SHIELDS b. 8/13/1813 TN m. Harry A. THOMPSON 10/22/1840.
Louisa A. SHIELDS b. 12/11/1815 TN
John A. SHIELDS b. 8/8/1818 TN d. 9/5/1818
William B. SHIELDS b. 8/14/1819 TN
Isabella C. SHIELDS b. 9/6/1821 TN
Harriet N. SHIELDS b. 6/7/1824 TN
Samuel H. SHIELDS b. 7/15/1827 TN
Leander M. SHIELDS b. 5/22/1830 TN
Ruannah J. SHIELDS b. 11/6/1832 TN d. 2/22/1835
Jackson S. SHIELDS b. 8/8/1835 TN

Hope this is helpful. Good Luck!

: James M. Shields

Posted: 31 Aug 2002 1:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks a bunch, however even thou a lot of the offspring names were the same and the years of birth nearly the same, the parents were different. I can't tie this in with my James M. His father was William and his Fathers brother was John. I believe their father was a John also. The went to Franklin Co. Tennessee from Va. as far as I can tell. The father, William married Agnes Creswell, also from around Abingdon, Va. area.
I am up against a brick wall until I locate the Parents information. Thanks again.
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