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Margaret Shields (Finley)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Death: Died in Amherst County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Finley and Thankful Finley
Wife of John Shields
Mother of Rachel Montgomery; James Shields; Thankful Blount; Jane Harlow and Margaret Doak
Sister of John Finley, Jr.; Margaret Finley; Andrew Finley; Thomas Finley; Rose Ellen Finley and 10 others

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About Margaret Shields (Finley)

From Descendants of James Doak by Joe Payne:

http://joepayne.org/doak.htm

(14) Margaret3 FINLEY, (Thankful2 DOAK, James1) was

  • born Nov 21, 1746 at Augusta Co, Va, and
  • before 1769 at Augusta Co?, Va, married (49) John SHIELDS , son of James SHIELDS and Jean ARMSTRONG who was born in 1740 at Va.
  • Margaret died after Sep 17, 1802 at Amhurst Co?, Va.
  • John died before Sep 17, 1802 at Amherst Co?, Va.
  • David and Elizabeth Finley of Augusta deed 76? acres (transferred from Robert Clendenen to John Finley 21 March 1775) to John Shields of Amhurst (Augusta Co. D of T, 1-A:122). This was to settle a debt (Margaret's legacy) and included provisions also for James Finley. It also included 110 acres patented to David (VSL, grant #24, 1791-92, Reel 90:385).
  • On 17 September 1802, Margaret Shields relinquished her right to the administration of her husband's, John Shields, estate, asking it be granted to their son, Robert Shields (Amhurst County DB I:405). Heirs named in the settlement: Rachel who intermarried with James Montgomery, Thankful, Peggy, Robert, William, Alexander, Nathan and Rebecka Shields. James and Rachel Montgomery, Thankful and Peggy Shields, all of Amhurst County relinquished their undivided share in 247 acres on Hat Creek for 100 pounds on 3 June 1805 (Amhurst County DB K:323-324).

Alternate information: Married John Shields and moved to Amherst County. 2 September 1793,

!Information on children taken from LDS film #0874444, item 7, "Shields Family Tree," compiled by Duncan H. McIntosh, 1719 Devers Road, Richmond, VA, 29 May 1965. Margaret's date of birth is taken from these records.

Children:

  • 1. 50 + Elizabeth4 SHIELDS
  • 2. 51 + Nathan SHIELDS d.aSep 17 1802
  • 3. 52 + Rachel SHIELDS b. Jul 1 1769
  • 4. 53 + Thankful SHIELDS b. Sep 20 1770
  • 5. 54 + James SHIELDS b. Mar 9 1772 d. Sep 9 1839
  • 6. 55 + Jane SHIELDS b. Oct 4 1773
  • 7. 56 + Margaret SHIELDS b. Aug 5 1776
  • 8. 57 + John SHIELDS b. Mar 2 1777
  • 9. 58 + Robert SHIELDS b. Feb 7 1779
  • 10. 59 + David SHIELDS b. May 5 1781
  • 11. 60 + George SHIELDS b. Dec 1 1782
  • 12. 61 + William SHIELDS b. Dec 15 1784 d. 1863
  • 13. 62 + Alexander SHIELDS b. Dec 15 1786
  • 14. 63 + Rebecca SHIELDS b. Apr 2 1788
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Margaret Shields's Timeline

1746
November 21, 1746
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
1768
June 26, 1768
Age 21
Augusta, Virginia, USA
1769
July 1769
Age 22
Nelson, Virginia
1772
March 9, 1772
Age 25
Nelson, Virginia, USA
1802
September 17, 1802
Age 55
Amherst County, Virginia, United States
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