Descendants of Richard B. Shields
Generation No. 1
1. RICHARD B.1 SHIELDS was born April 1848 in Ala, and died 1925. He married (1) DOLLY. He married (2) FRANCIS 1874. He married (3) SAVILLA 1882.
Notes for RICHARD B. SHIELDS: There was another child named Richard on the Census record, if this is another son, or a grandson, is not known. They also raised a neice, Clara Ralston. Which side of the family she is related to is unknown. More About RICHARD B. SHIELDS: Burial: Spring Creek Cemt. Cal. Co., Ms. Fact 4: His parents were born in Ala. Occupation: Farmer
More About SAVILLA: Burial: Spring Creek Cemt. Cal. Co., Ms. Fact 4: Her parents were born in SC.
Children of RICHARD SHIELDS and FRANCIS are: i. THOMAS G.2 SHIELDS, b. 1875. ii. RICHARD E. SHIELDS, b. September 22, 1877; d. December 26, 1906.
More About RICHARD E. SHIELDS: Burial: Stewart Cemt. Cal Co.,Ms
iii. CANNIE I. SHIELDS, b. 1879.
Children of RICHARD SHIELDS and SAVILLA are: iv. JOSEPH DOYLE2 SHIELDS, b. March 04, 1884; d. April 28, 1956.
More About JOSEPH DOYLE SHIELDS: Burial: Spring Creek Cemt. Cal. Co., Ms.
2. v. VILLEY SHIELDS, b. 1885, Ms; d. February 07, 1950, Calhoun Co, Ms. vi. JOEL M. SHIELDS, b. May 1888. 3. vii. ORA NEAL SHIELDS, b. February 1891; d. 1963. viii. MARY D. SHIELDS, b. December 1895. ix. BOYCE SHIELDS, b. December 18, 1900. x. NEDDIE S SHIELDS, b. June 1889.
Generation No. 2
2. VILLEY2 SHIELDS (RICHARD B.1) was born 1885 in Ms, and died February 07, 1950 in Calhoun Co, Ms. She married CLARENCE NEELY KELLEY 1909, son of THOMAS KELLEY and ANGELINE WOODALL.
Notes for VILLEY SHIELDS: Found in old Bruce Ms. newspaper; Villie Kelly who died at her home on June 15th,(?) Rev. Crocker conducted services. She was a splendid Christian woman who will be sadly missed by the people of this section.
More About VILLEY SHIELDS: Burial: Spring Creek Cemt. Cal. Co., Ms.
Notes for CLARENCE NEELY KELLEY: His obit says that; Mr Kelley, a desendant of a pioneer Calhoun county family, and a good citizen, was held i high esteem throughout this section.
More About CLARENCE NEELY KELLEY: Burial: Spring Creek Cemt. Cal. Co., Ms. Cause of Death: Heart Attack Occupation: Farmer
Children of VILLEY SHIELDS and CLARENCE KELLEY are: i. BESSIE LORAINE3 KELLEY, b. January 13, 1911, Ms; d. June 11, 1975, Bruce, Calhoun Co., MS; m. JAMES ERIE MILLER, June 21, 1929,Calhoun Co, Ms.
More About BESSIE LORAINE KELLEY: Burial: Antioch Baptist Church, Cal Co.,Ms. Cause of Death: Heart Attack while in Diabetic Coma.
More About JAMES ERIE MILLER: Burial: Antioch Baptist Church, Cal Co.,Ms. Occupation: Sawmill worker
Marriage Notes for BESSIE KELLEY and JAMES MILLER: Erie and Bessie Miller also raised their grandnephew, Joe Little. Joe lived with his parents, Erie and Bessie, until sometime after Bessie's death in 1975. Erie and Bessie also had one child that died at or soon after birth.
ii. WISTER KELLEY, b. May 22, 1917; m. ALENE. iii. LORAY KELLEY, b. February 16, 1919; d. 1938, Calhoun Co, Ms.
More About LORAY KELLEY: Burial: Spring Creek Cemt. Cal. Co., Ms.
3. ORA NEAL2 SHIELDS (RICHARD B.1) was born February 1891, and died 1963. He married LETHA.
Child of ORA SHIELDS and LETHA is: i. BUFORD S.3 SHIELDS, b. 1920.
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