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John SHIELDS (1749-1863) m. Hannah McCLURG (1758-1869)
s/o Unknown
d/o Unknown

aft 1740 John SHIELDS born in Tennessee

aft 1758 Hannah McCLURG born in Tennessee

1790 Census

10 Jan 1797 John SHIELDS and Hannah McCLURG married at Knox, TN [Tennessee, Compiled Marriages, 1784-1825; indicates wife’s name was Hannah Evans] [Tennessee, State Marriages, 1780-2002; indicates wife’s name was Hannah Evans, also that John Shields and Robert Reynolds vouched for marriage of John Shields to Hannah Evans (is this John’s father?) (doc)]

1791 son John Shields born; died 1852 (this is 6 years before the proven marriage date) [may not be their son]

1800 Census

28 Jan 1801 dau Mary Shields born at Knox, TN; married Howard Gordon by 1816 (1st child born 1816) (one source says 26 Sep 1813) at Estill, KY [FindAGrave confirms this date for birth]; she died at
Kossuth, Washington County, Indiana

abt 1812 John and Hannah (McClurg) Shields came to Indiana

1820 Census

1830 Census, Washington, IN – John Shields: Males <5=1; males 20-29=1; females <5=1; females 20-29=1 (doc)

1840 Census, Washington, Washington, IN-John Shields: Males <5=1; males 20-29=1; females <5=2; females 5-9=1; females 20-29=1; employed in agriculture=1; person >20 cannot read/write=1 (doc)

1850 Census

1860 Census

bef 1863 John SHIELDS died in Indiana

bef 1869 Hannah McCLURG died in Indiana