Cornelius Shields

Male 1779 - 1857  (78 years)


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  • Name Cornelius Shields 
    Born 15 Jan 1779 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jan 1857 
    Buried Robbins, Moore County, NC at Mechanics Hill Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Reuben Shields   (Grandfather) 
    Notes 
    • 1800, Oct 13 -- Land Grant #1769, Moore County, NC
      Benjamin Shields received 100 acres located north of Deep River on Pates Creek adjoining his own line and the Speculators. Niell Shields and James Shields were chain carriers.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 39
      Cornelius Shields
      (16-26) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 2M

      1803, Oct 14 -- Land Grant #0115, Moore County, NC
      Cornelius Shields received 20 acres located at the mouth of Buffalo Creek on Deep River adjoining William Harden, Jas. Harden and McNeill. Jas. Harden and Fannen Moore were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: Never granted]

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 610
      Neill Shields
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 1M
      (0-10) 4M 1F

      1811, May 9 -- Land Grant #2219, Moore County, NC
      Cornelius Shields received 53 acres located north of Deep River on Cane Patch Creek adjoining his own line, White and Beeson. Fannon Moore and Wm. Shields were chain carriers.

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Cornelius Shields listed 1156 acres valued at $1500 and 166 acres valued at $250

      1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Cornelius Shields listed 1859 acres valued at $1730

      1819, Apr 7 -- Land Grant #2483, Moore County, NC
      Lewis Phillips received 200 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Richard Cheek, Neill McLeod and his own line. Cornelius Shields and John Phillips were chain carriers.

      1819, Oct 4 -- Land Grant #2482, Moore County, NC
      Lewis Phillips received 135 acres located south of Deep River near the Meeting House adjoining his own line and John Phillips (formerly Jacob Barns). Cornelius Shields and John Phillips were chain carriers.

      1819, Oct 30 -- Land Grant #2525, Moore County, NC
      Absalom Phillips received 12 acres located on Tysons Creek adjoining his own line and William Phillips. John Phillips and Corn. Shields were chain carriers.

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 313
      Neill Shields
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 2M
      (10-16) 2M 1F
      (0-10) 5F
      Slave
      (0-14) 1F

      1828, Aug 22 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 233
      Corn. Shields Esq., Alexr. McNeill, Bryan Boroughs and Bradly Garner appointed to lay off 1 years provision for Elizabeth Ritter. [Editor's Note: Widow of John Ritter]

      1825, Jan 19 -- Land Grant #2732, Moore County, NC
      Cornelius Shields received 88 acres located on south prong of Tysons Creek on the Chatham County line adjoining James Cheek, Beason, own line, Allison and Mathew Phillips. Archd. Shields and Robt. Shields were chain carriers.

      1825, Nov 23 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 101
      Deed from Robert Wilson to Absolom Phillips proven by Cornelius Shields

      1828, Feb 23 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 210
      Deed from Cornelius Shields, Mary Shields, James Shields, Susannah Shields, Robert Hardin and Jane Hardin to Michael Rollins and wife Amy proven by Archd. Shields
      Deed from Michael Rolin and Amy Rolin to James Davis proven by Cornelius Shields

      1828, Nov 18 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 241
      Delilay Moore v. Anderson B. Smith, administrator. Ordered that Cornelius Shields Esq., James W. England, Bryan Boroughs and Archd. Shields be appointed to lay off 1 years provision.

      1829, Jan 6 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 260
      N. Mashran, Archd. Shields, Corns. Shields, John Murchison and Lewis Phillips divided the estate of Joab Cheek Dec'd. as follows: Lot #1 - widow Mary Cheek 100 acres located on Randals Creek and Deep River adjoining John Cheek; Lot #2 - Brantly Cheek 112 acres adjoining Mary Cheek and John Cheek; Lot #3 - Joab Cheek 112 acres adjoining Mary Cheek; Lot #4 - William B. Cheek [not specified]; Lot #5 - John Cheek 108 acres located on Deep River adjoining Mary Cheek and John Cheek Senr.

      1829, Feb 16 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 247
      Ordered that Phillip Wilson be appointed overseer in place of Archd. Shields Jur. and have the following hands to work: Archd. Shields Jur., Robert Wilson's hands, James McNeill's hands, Corns. Shields' hands, Robert Moore, James Moore, Patrick Shields and Bryan Shields.

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 451
      Corn. Shields
      (50-60) 1M
      (40-50) 1F
      (20-30) 1M
      (15-20) 2F
      (10-15) 4F
      (5-10) 2F
      (0-5) 1M 1F
      Slaves
      (24-36) 1M
      (10-24) 2M

      1831, Mar 1 -- Land Grant #2882, Moore County, NC
      Cornelius Shields received 102 acres located north of Deep River adjoining John H. Hodgin, John A. Shaw, Neil McLeod and Person. William Shields and Henry Brown were chain carriers.

      1832, Dec 4 -- Obituary, Carolina Observer [Fayetteville, NC] Newspaper
      "In Moore County, on the 24th ult. [Nov 24, 1832], Mrs. Mary Shields, consort of Cornelius Shields, Esq., aged 48 years, 6 months and 20 days. After an illness of 4 months and 3 days. Survived by 15 children."

      1836, Aug 2-Spring 1838 -- Estate, Randolph County, NC
      Estate of Bradley Garner, Dec'd. by Administrator Alfred Brower v. John Garner. Witnesses: Aaron Kennedy, Charles Brady, Henry Yow Jr., Bryan Borrows/Buroughs, Bailey Williamson, James Gains, John Phillips, Huldah Myrick, Daniel McNeill, Andrew Yow, John Manor Jr., Eli Brower and Cornelius Shields. Deposition of Biddy Garner taken at Mechanics Hill in Moore County Aug 1, 1837 - "Some eight or nine months before Bradley Garner Sr. died he was taken sick and sent for his son John to come and see him and that John had gone to Fayetteville and on his return visited his father...the first I recollect hearing was Bradley Garner telling John that Ruth would rather live with him than any of his other children, upon which I replied that Mary wanted to live with John also, Bradley Garner replied that he could not give Mary to John that he had already given John, King and Martin and he could give him every thing for Mary and the land must be sold". Questions by defendant, Biddy Garner stated that "Mary was a negro purchased by the "old man" from Thomas Matthews after he had given a bill of sale some time past for some other negroes to John Garner. Ruth, Martin and King were some of the negroes conveyed in this bill of sale by Bradley Garner to John Garner. Martin and King are the same negroes about which the plaintiff and the defendant are now at law." Biddy Garner married a son of Bradley Garner. She lived about two or three hundred yards from him and visited him daily."

      1837, Jun 6 -- Will Book B Page 107-109, Moore County, NC
      Will of Archibald Shields, Dec'd. Heirs: sons Patrick Shields and Archy Shields (all land lying south of Pates Creek), son Benjamin (money from Bryant?s estate), children Eliza, Thomas and Cornelius. Executor: brother Cornelius Shields. Witnesses: Donald Street and James Shields. Amended Jun 10, 1837. Proven Aug 1837.

      1837, Sep 13 -- Record of Estates Book D Page 13-17, Moore County, NC
      Estate of Archibald Shields Dec'd.by Executor Corn. Shields and Patrick Shields. Items were purchased by the following: Thos. J. Purvis, A. Shields, John Smith, E. Boroughs, P. Wilson, David McManess, John Cole, Ben Warren, James Brady, Wm. Hunsucker, D. Street, Carrell Brady, Henry Brown, Thos. Mashburn, R. Holliman, Judy Manes, Wm. Gilbert, Bryan Boroughs, Tinsey Phillips, James Dunlap, Alfred Shields, John Ritter, R. Wilson, John Cheek, J. F. Muse, Edw. Steward, Mathew Boroughs, John Tyson, James Mathews, Sam Griffin, E. Q. Sowell, C. McManess, Jesse Sowell, James Davis, Wm. Martin, Josiah Wallace, D. C. Chalmers, Lindsey Phillips, Shadrach Maness, James Caveness, Robt. Brady, G. Hunsucker, J.A. McNeill, A. Shields Jr., John Paschal and George Moore.

      1838, May 18 -- Deed Book 95 Page 24, Moore County, NC
      Leonard Furr deeded George Davis 50 acres located on Flag Creek adjoining George Davis (formerly Charles Sowell), John Cagle, William Williams (formerly Graham) and his own line. C. Shields and Geo. Hunsucker were witnesses.

      1839, Sep 7 -- U.S. Postal Records, Moore County, NC
      Cornelius Shields appointed Postmaster of Mechanics Hill Pot Office

      1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 180
      Corn. Shields Esq.
      (60-70) 1M
      (40-50) 1F
      (20-30) 1F
      (15-20) 1F
      (10-15) 1M 1F
      (5-10) 1F
      (0-5) 1M

      1842, Feb 1 -- Will Book B Page 149-151, Moore County, NC
      Will of William Williams, Sr. Dec'd. Heirs: wife Elizabeth Williams, son Thomas Williams, daughter Nancy Coller[sp?], son William Williams Jr., daughter Mary Williams, son Joseph Williams and daughter Sarah Williams. Executor: Baily Williamson. Witnesses: Corn. Shields and Jeremiah Williams. Proven Feb 1842.

      1843, Sep 15-Oct 18 -- Record of Estates Book D Page 289-292, Moore County, NC
      Estate of James Cheek, Dec'd. by Administrator Cornelius Shields. Items were purchased by the following: E. Phillips, N. Cheek, Sam Mashburn, Philip Wilson, A. Smith, E. Boroughs, A. Shields, H. Brown, George Brewer, L. Cheek, A. Ellis, R. Shields, R. Taylor, Perry Moore, G. Hunsucker, A. McQueen, B. Shields, G.W. Moore, A. Maness, J. Harper, B. Brewer, N. McManus, James Lolly, William Phillips, W. Curtis, John Carter, James Ellis, W.R. Martin, H. Johnson, N. Brady, C. Maness, Harris Phillips, W. Carter, D. Martindale, John Hancock, R. Holliman and J.T. Petty.

      1844, Oct 30 -- 1844-1847 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 74
      Ordered that George Hunsucker Esq. be appointed overseer of the road from the center of Bare Creek below the bridge at Macannic Hill to the old stone house on the top of the hill and have the following hands to work: Cornelius Shields' hands, William C. Stutts, Noah Brewer, Stephen Shuffield, William Jones hands, John Cagle hands, Emsley H. Smith, James Davis, James Hunsucker, Wm. Brown's hands, Robber Smith's hands and Spencer McClenhon's hands.

      1845, Jul 30 -- 1844-1847 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 201
      Ordered that Upsher Furr be appointed guardian to Lemuel T. Sowell, Upsher Sowell and Nancy Sowell, minor heirs of Jason Sowell Dec'd. with William Hancock, Cornelius Shields, Cornelius H. Dowd and Leonard W. Lawhon as securities.

      1845, Oct 28 -- 1844-1847 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 227-228
      Deed from Duncan Monroe, attorney of Jacob Cagle, to John Cagle proven by Cornelius Shields

      1845, Oct 28 -- 1844-1847 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 231
      Ordered that Thomas G. Williams be appointed overseer of the road from the center of Bear Creek to Machanics Hill and have the following hands to work: Ashley Parrish, Amos Bridges, Asa Williamson, William W. Williamson, John Moore, George Stutts, John Shields, Cornelius Shields hands, Aaron E. Kennedy, Stephen Shuffield, Henry Moore, Edward Bacon, John Teague, Westley Williamson (of Bailey), K. Williamson, William J. Williamson, Isaac Williams (of Buck), Gideon Moore, James Moore, John A. Kennedy and Isaac Cagle.

      1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 237-B
      Cornelius Shields 71 M, Farmer, $5500 Real Estate, Born in NC
      Jane Shields 51 F, Born in NC
      John W. Shields 24 M, Born in NC
      Martha Shields 23 F, Born in NC
      James M. Shields 13 M, Born in NC
      Elizabeth Shields 10 F, Born in NC
      Casandra Shields 7 M, Born in NC

      1850 -- Census, Slave Schedule, Moore County, NC
      Owner - Cornelius Shields
      44 M, Black
      32 M, Black
      30 F, Black
      10 F, Black
      8 M, Black
      6 F, Black
      5 M, Black
      2 M, Black

      1859, Jul 26 -- Orders and Decrees Book 3 Page 147-158, Moore County, NC
      K. Matheson, E.N. Moffitt, John Williams, William Jourdan and John Howard appointed to partition the land of Cornelius Shields, Dec'd.as follows: [Lot 1] Children of John W. Shields Dec'd.: Louisa Jane Shields, Henry B. Shields and Mary E. Shields; [Lot 2] Heirs of Henry Brown and wife Catherine: Henry Yow and wife Malsey, Jesse B. Bowden and wife Catherine, Marshal Brown, Henry Brown, Ann Brown, John Borwn and Cornelius Brown; [Lot 3] Alex Brewer and wife Mary, daughter of Emily Stutts Dec'd.; [Lot 4] James Stutts and wife Ann R.; [Lot 5] Martin Shields; [Lot 6] Horace Bridges, Mary Bridges in severalty, children of Amos Bridges and wife Sara Dec'd.; [Lot 7] Hector McNeill and wife Elizabeth [Lot 8] Heirs of Wm. Shields: Hiram Johnson and wife Lydia, Wesley Shields, Amos Bridges and wife Sarah and Emily Shields; [Lot 9] Linsey Stutts and wife Isabella; [Lot 10] Robert Shields; [Lot 11] Cornelius Shields; [Lot 12] Heirs of Benjamin Shields Dec'd.: Robert D. Shields, Martha J. Shields, Catherine A. Shields, John W. Shields, Malcolm D. Shields, Mary E. Shields and Daniel Fry and wife Lydia; [Lot 13] Heirs of Robert L. Purvis and wife Polly: Andy J. Purvis, Cornelius Purvis, Montgomery Myrick and wife Missouriann, Haywood Purvis, Joseph Purvis and George Purvis; [Lot 14] Archibald Shields; [Lot 15] Everett Maness and wife Lucinda; [Lot 16] Cassander Shields.

    Person ID I00314  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2022 

    DNA Tests  25 DNA tests are associated with Cornelius Shields 

    Father Benjamin Shields,   b. Bef 1755,   d. 1805  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Family ID F4955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary "Molly" Davis,   b. 1784,   d. 24 Nov 1832, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Children 
    +  1. Male William Shields,   b. 1797,   d. 22 Oct 1855  (Age 58 years)
    +  2. Male Archibald Shields,   b. 1800,   d. Bef 13 Mar 1881  (Age 81 years)
    Miriam Phillips  (Age < 93 years)
    +  3. Male Robert D. Shields,   b. 1803,   d. 1869  (Age 66 years)
    Ann Martin   
    Martha Jane Hardin  (Age 30 years)  m. 27 Feb 1866
    +  4. Male Benjamin Shields,   b. 5 Feb 1805,   d. Apr 1851  (Age 46 years)
    Hannah Graves  (Age 23 years)   
    Lydia Phillips
    +  5. Male Cornelius Shields, Jr.,   b. 1811,   d. Aft 1880  (Age > 70 years)
    Martha
    +  6. Female Catherine Shields,   b. 1813,   d. 1853  (Age 40 years)
    Henry Brown  (Age 31 years)
    +  7. Female Mary Shields,   b. 1816,   d. 1848  (Age 32 years)
    Robert Lee Purvis  (Age 71 years)
    +  8. Female Lucinda Shields,   b. 1818, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1884, Forsyth County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Everett Maness  (Age 58 years)
    +  9. Female Ann R. Shields,   b. 19 Oct 1819,   d. 2 Jun 1868  (Age 48 years)
    James Stutts  (Age 73 years)
    +10. Female Emily Shields,   b. 1820-1825,   d. Bef 1850  (Age < 25 years)
    Stutts
    +11. Male John Wesley Shields,   b. 25 Dec 1825,   d. 29 Jun 1857  (Age 31 years)
    Martha A. Stutts  (Age 87 years)  m. 12 Dec 1849
    +12. Female Isabella Shields,   b. 8 Jun 1829,   d. 18 May 1888  (Age 58 years)
    Lindsey Stutts  (Age < 47 years)
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F0085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane Cheek,   b. Oct 1799,   d. Oct 1881  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Children 
    +  1. Male James Martin Shields,   b. 29 Nov 1836,   d. 26 Dec 1912  (Age 76 years)
    Amanda J. Burns  (Age 95 years)  m. Abt 1855
    +  2. Female Elizabeth J. Shields,   b. 23 Dec 1837,   d. 19 Feb 1910  (Age 72 years)
    Hector McNeill  (Age 33 years)  m. 14 Apr 1857   
    Lemuel Turner Seawell  (Age 73 years)  m. Abt 1891
       3. Male Cassandra Andrew Shields,   b. 3 Apr 1842,   d. 3 Jan 1926  (Age 83 years)
    Family ID F2307  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Robbins, Moore County, NC at Mechanics Hill Cemetery Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    1843 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3221 - John Cagle
    1843 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3221 - John Cagle
    1843 Land Grant #3280, Moore County, NC - John A. Kennedy
    1843 Land Grant #3280, Moore County, NC - John A. Kennedy
    1853 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3877 - John Cagle
    1853 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3877 - John Cagle

    Histories
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1843 Petition, Moore County, NC
    1843 Petition, Moore County, NC
    1843, Jan 20 -- Petition, Nov 1842-Jan 1843 General Assembly Session Records
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly for relief from debts due to economic hardship. They requested the General Assembly pass a law preventing creditors from buying defaulted property unless the debtors was allowed 2/3 the value of the land: J.J. Alston, Carroll Brady, Bradley Brady, Jesse Hedgepeth, W.D. Tyson, John Warner, Pitate Ivey, N.S. Marley, Neill Peterson, John Oats, Duncan McIver, William Underwood, E.Q. Sowell, Thos. Fry, John D. McDonald, John Patterson, D.M.R. McIntosh (Cpt.), John McIver (Cpt.), Eli R. Sowe;l, Jesse Stafford, Aaron A.F. Sowell, Lewis Lawhon, George Hunsucker, Hugh McKenzie, Jacob Stutts, Daniel Muse, Alexd. Camerson, Wm. Wadsworth, Peter Black, George D. Ritter, J.H. Muse, Mathew Williams, Jesse Sanders, Jno. McDonald, W.K. Benjamin, J. Thomas, D.M. McIntosh, Joab Cheek, Corn, Shields, Fannin Moore, Bryan Boroughs, George Stutts, Henry Stutts, William Sears, Robt. L. Purvis, Stephen Beryman, Benj. Shields, Neill McNeill, Danl. McRae, Hugh Mathis, A. Munroe, A. Stutts, Neill Mathis, Brinkly Phillips, Thomas Muse, Thomas J. Pervis, Daniel McNeill, John Tyson, Balaam Stewart, Henry Stutts Jr., Levi Wright, John Ritter, John Dunlap, J.J. Phillips, Dempsey Sowell, Joseph Upton, John Oliver, Neill McQueen, Angus McCaskill, William B. Williamson, A. Harper, Jesse B. Caddell, Angus McCaskill, James B. Muse, M. McLeod, Green B. Fields, Martin Hunsucker, Newton R. Bryan, Peter Cornelison, Benjamin Phillips, Charles Brady, Elijah Y. Rice [?], Norman D. McDuffie, Wm. Brewer, Martin Shefield, Patrick Shields, William Dannelly, Eli Phillips and L.W. Lawhon. [Editor's Note: Petition rejected by the NC House]

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