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John Shields

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: January 05, 1887 (81)
Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Shields; Robert Shields; Mary Melvin and Mary Melvin
Husband of Primrose Cunningham and Primrose Cunningham
Father of Mary Shields; Ann Shields; Robert Cunningham Shields; Primrose Cunningham Lee; John Cunningham Shields and 4 others
Brother of Thomas Shields; Elizabeth Shields; Charles Shields; Alexander Shields and Robert Shields

Managed by: Doyle K. Lee
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About John Shields

(son of Robert Shields, born June 22, 1781, in Scotland, and Mary Melvin). Born April 3, 1805, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Came to Utah October 12, 1852.

   Married:	Primrose Cunningham, who was born September 17, 1805.
   Their children:
           Mary born October 29, 1827, married James Bevan;
           Annie born July 11, 1827;
           Robert born March 16, 1831, married Mary Jenkins;
           Archibald born August 16, 1833, married Helen Gillespie;
           John born March 10, 1835, and Primrose born May 21, 1837, died;
           Primrose born July 7, 1840, married Thomas Lee;
           John born January 22, 1842, married Jane Meiklejohn.

Sources:

   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 344
   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1159

GEDCOM Note

<p>From the Early History of Tooele, Tooele Co., UT from 1849, written by John Alexander Bevan. In the history, Bevan discusses the origin of the city's name, describes the first settlement in 1849, and lists the names of the early pioneers. He describes platting the town, farming and irrigation techniques, building homes and public buildings, and the incorporation of Tooele in 1863. He describes the settlers' social life and celebrations, their foods and crops, the animals found in the area, the flora and fauna, and the Indians. He notes historical events such as the winter encampment of United States troops under General Steptoe in 1854, and the community's move to Lehi during the Utah War in 1858. As a young pioneer himself, Bevan's story is full of his own experiences and reminiscences. He notes the beginnings of the smelting industry in Tooele, the establishment of the International Smelting and Refining Company in 1909, and the building of the Tooele Valley Railway. He concludes the narrative in 1924 with a description of Tooele and the changes that had taken place over the years. John Alexander Bevan's father was James Bevan and his mother was the daughter of John Shields and Primrose Cunningham. The Shields family emigrated from Scotland in 1852. John Alexander was ten years old when his family settled in Tooele. This document was donated by Minnie Selvin Crutcher, ca. 1973.</p>e town consisting chhiefly of a single street with houses on each side, one story high and covered with thatch. The main industries were salmon fishing, ferry boating, f</p>

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John Shields's Timeline

1805
April 3, 1805
Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
April 7, 1805
Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
April 7, 1805
Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland
April 7, 1805
Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland
1827
October 29, 1827
Age 22
Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1829
July 4, 1829
Age 24
Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1831
March 16, 1831
Age 25
Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1833
August 16, 1833
Age 28
Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom