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  • ID: I56
  • Name: Joshua SHIELDS
  • Given Name: Joshua
  • Surname: SHIELDS 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 Apr 1788 in , Knox, Tennessee
  • Death: 22 Jan 1852 in Clay Township, Cass, Indiana 2
  • Census: 1830 Federal Logansport, Cass, Indiana
  • Note: He is listed as having one male 10-15, 15-20 and 40-50. Females one each 10-15, 15-20 and 40-50.
  • Census: 1840 Federal city not stated, Cass, Indiana
  • Note: His household consists of one male under age 5, one male 20-30, one male 30-40 and one male 40-50; one female under age 5 and one female 20-30.
  • Census: 1850 Federal 28 Aug 1850 California, Starke, Indiana
  • Note: He is living alone. His age is recorded as 64.
  • _UID: DD684A49BAFB4D12AF88413A6C19FAC5E25A
  • Change Date: 9 Apr 2007 at 17:03
  • Note:
    Said to be the first child of European descent born in Sevier County, Tennessee. Military service in War of 1812, wounded at Tippeconoe.
    'Kin of my Grandchildren, Vol III', Judge Noble K. Littell, 1992, p 18. 'Shields Family', Christine B. Brown, 6 February 1980, p 58, 59. 'Sevier County, Tennessee and Its Heritage', 1994, p 340.

    History of Cass County, Indiana : from its earliest settlement to the present time, with biographical sketches and reference to biographies previously compiled
    Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1913, 1300 pgs.

    Shields Family Cemetery

    This little burial lot is situated about two miles north of Logansport and twenty rods east of Kewanna pike on old Shields farm, in the southwest quarter of section 13, Noble township, and not a half mile west of Horney burial ground. Joshua Shields entered this land in an early day, and, like many pioneers, entombed his dead on some elevated spot under the boughs of the forest trees that surrounded hjs lonely cabin home.
    This lot is enclosed with a fence and a few evergreen trees decorate the surroundings.
    We note the following names and dates on markers:
    Rhoda, wife of Joshua Shields, died 1837; Jane, wife of Arnet Shields, died 1872.
    There are some unmarked graves.
    Soldier - George Smith, Company I, Forty-seventh New York. Formerly the Pleasant Grove ran close by this burial ground but when that road was straightened and graveled in 1878 it left this lot twenty rodsto the east.

    Names of oldest settlers and date of settlement: Joshua Shields, 1831.

    In November 1829, Joshua Shields settled on what now is the County farm in section 17.

    A long-abandoned burial-ground of North-central Indiana's Pioneers
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    South part of S.W. 1/4, Section 13, near the E.edge of NOBLE Township , CASS County , INDIANA . About 1 1/2 mile N. of the present extreme N. edge of the City of Logansport . 340 ft. (20 rods) of State Highway 17 [Logansport-Plymouth] this is N. extension of Logansport 's N. 3rd St. , formerly "Pleasant Grove [or Kewanna] Pike."
    Cemetery's on what for generations was known as the "ARNET SHIELDS FARM, but is now an island like grove surrounded by the grounds of the Cass County Chapter of the Isaac Walton League. The cemetery's N.W. corner being about 390 ft. S.E. of the 1940's club house.
    In Kingman's 1878 Atlas of Cass County, when N.3suprd/sup St. was known as Sycamore St . , the old "Pleasant Grove Pike" passed just west of this Old Pioneer cemetery but Pike was then re-routed to follow line between sections 13 & 14 of T.27N, R 1 E.
    To not confuse this cemetery with another similar one in the immediate neighborhood [Horney], let it be known that SHIELDS lies south of the inlet of a small artificial lake called "The Pool or Big Pond", which forms an important part of the conservation clubs tract [38.61]acres.
    Rectangular in shape, the cemetery measures 121.5 ft. E-W & 75 ft. N-S. It is thankfully maintained by the devoted descendants of those Pioneers who rest here.
    The following report was prepared for
    July 24, 1940
    By such a descendant, Miss Anna A. Garver
    Editorial Notes;
    Joshua Shields was born in Knox Co., TN, where he married that famous Indiana Pioneer public servant [John Tipton's] sister Rhoda Tipton who also was born in TN. It was this Mrs. Rhoda Tipton Shields who personally selected this beautiful spot north of Logansport for the family burial ground before her death in 1837. She and her husband Joshua & 13-year-old son Arnet Shields had come here in 1829 from Harrison County , IN , where Joshua & Rhoda had established themselves in 1808? and where in 1816 Arnet was born. See Kingman Bros. Atlas (1878) of Cass Co., IN pp.40-1
    Note: there is some discrepancy in at least one of the dates.
    Historian Dr. J.Z. Powell, who was reared in a nearby township & who visited this cemetery in 1906/07 says "George Smith, a soldier was buried in this cemetery.
    Source: "History of Cass County , Indiana [1913] Vol., p.671.
    Thomas Shields, Son of Joshua & Rhoda Tipton Shields, married Abigail Goldsberry Aug. 25, 1836. These 2 men were probably her father & brother.

    Father: Thomas SHIELDS b: 1763 in , Augusta, Virginia
    Mother: Rhonda b: 1765 in , , Tennessee

    Marriage 1 Rhoda TIPTON b: 4 Aug 1788 in , Sevier, Tennessee
    • Married: Abt 1807 in Sevier, Tennessee
    • Note: Joshua and Rhoda are first cousins.
    • Change Date: 31 Aug 2006
    1. Has No Children Thomas SHIELDS b: Abt 1810 in , Harrison, Indiana
    2. Has Children Nancy SHIELDS b: 1813 in , Harrison, Indiana
    3. Has Children Arnet SHIELDS b: 22 Feb 1816 in , Harrison, Indiana
    4. Has No Children John Tipton SHIELDS b: Abt 1821 in , Harrison, Indiana
    5. Has Children Jane M SHIELDS b: Abt 1817 in , , Indiana

    1. Media: Index
      Abbrev: International Genealogical Index(R)
      Title: International Genealogical Index(R)
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Copyright (c) 1980, 2002
      Date: 8 May 2006
      Page: downloaded 15 May 2006
      Quality: 3
      Date: 15 May 2006
    2. Abbrev: International Genealogical Index (R)
      Title: International Genealogical Index (R)
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of April 5, 2005
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA
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