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James Shields
Birth: Apr. 13, 1762
County Down, Northern Ireland
Death: Aug. 13, 1831
Ross
Butler County
Ohio, USA

U.S. Congressman. Elected as a Jacksonian to represent Ohio's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1829 to 1831. A native of Ireland, he graduated from the University of Glasgow, in Scotland, in 1786, attended a medical college, and emigrated to the America. He became a school teacher after settling first in Virginia before moving to the Ohio Territory in 1801. He was also a member of the Ohio State House of Representatives in 1806. He was killed in an accident when the stagecoach that he was riding in overturned near his residence in Butler County, Ohio. His nephew, James Shields, was a United States Senator and Civil War Officer.  (bio by: K Guy) 
 
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  Jane W. Shields (1781 - 1816)*
 
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Burial:
Venice Cemetery
Ross
Butler County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Old Section, East Lot
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K Guy
Record added: Mar 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18688848
James Shields
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James Shields
Added by: K Guy
 
James Shields
Added by: K Guy
 
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