woman Ann *unknown‏‎
Born ‎ 1830 at Ireland, died ‎before 1865‎, at most 35 years

Married ‎± 1850 to:

man Andrew Sylvester Shields‏‎, son of James Shields and Hannah *‏.
Born ‎between Jun 3, 1831-2 and at New York, died ‎ 14, JulY, 1901 at Brooklyn,Kings Co. NY‎, buried ‎ Jul 15, 1901 at Calvery Cemetery,Woodside,New York. Occupations: ‎ 1860 at Brooklyn Ward 14,Kings Co.,NY; saddle maker, ‎ PRE1880 at 59 North 2nd Street,Brooklyn,Kings Co.,NY; harness maker, ‎1st marriage to: Ann *unknown, 2nd marriage to: Anna *unknown Mrs. Duffey, 3rd marriage to: Rose Mc Kenna
BIOGRAPHY: Andrew Shields, son of Hanna and James Shields, married Rose Mc Kenna October 6, 1872 at St. Peter and Paul Church in Brooklyn, by Rev. John B. Fagan. He was born around 1832 and died July 14, 1901 at 6:30 A.M. Andrew enlisted in the Navy from the Brooklyn Navy yard on Sept. 9, 1864, as a coal passer on the U.S.S. Meteor. He was discharged at New Orleans on Sept. 5, 1865.
They had one daughter named Mary Shields born April 8, 1877.

BIOGRAPHY: Andrew's discription at 60 yrs.: 5'4 1/4" tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, & blue eyes. A scar on the forearm and a lump in the groin, or a rupture. Andrew was injured in the right leg, just below the knee joint, during the engagement of the taking of the Spanish Fort, Mobile, Alabama. Also contracted chronic diarhea from the drinking water and hardships at the same engagement.

BIOGRAPHY: Andrew served on the ships: USS No. Carolina, Meteor and Arthur.
Andrew's address on 4/23/1897: 272 Wythe Ave. Brooklyn, NY
7/30/1890: 59 North Second St., Brooklyn, NY

BIOGRAPHY: Rose's address on 7/22/1901: 194 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY
- the above information was taken from typed copy from Peggy Eberhardt who took it from Andrew Shields' pension records



According to Arthur Shields' interview with Peggy Eberhardt, Andrew or (Mr.) Shields was a "very hard taskmaster" and he used to horsewhip the children - all but Frank, most likely due to his small size and his having only one eye.

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Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Brooklyn, New York Directory, 1890 [database online]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000. Original data: Brooklyn Directory, 1888-89. Brooklyn, NY: Lain & Co., 1889. Brooklyn Directory, 1889-90. Brooklyn, NY: Lain & Co., 1890.



Name Business Name Occupation Location 1 Location 2 City State Year


Andrew Shields harnessmkr. 59 N. 2d Brooklyn NY 1888, 1889

Andrew Shields harnessmkr. 59 N. 2d Brooklyn NY 1889, 1890

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(Could this be my Andrew? Family sources say that he was in the civil war - enlisted through the Brooklyn Ship Yard, and this is the only Andrew Shields that I can find as a NY unit/company.)

Source Information:
United States National Archives. Civil War Compiled Military Service Records [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-.



Personal Information

Name: Andrew Shields
Company: A
Unit: 88 N. Y. Infantry.
Rank - Induction: Private
Rank - Discharge: Private
Allegiance: Union

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Name: Andrew Shields
Age: 69 y
Date: 14 Jul 1901
Certificate: 12839

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. New York City Deaths, 1892-1902 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003. Original data: New York Department of Health. Deaths reported in the city of New York, 1888-1965. New York: Department of Health, 19--.

Children:

1.
woman Hannah Shields‏‎
Born ‎ 1849 at Brooklyn Ward 14,Kings Co.,NY‎
2.
man James Shields‏‎
Born ‎± 1851 at Brooklyn Ward 14,Kings Co.,NY‎
3.
man Andrew Shields‏‎
Born ‎± 1854 at Brooklyn Ward 14,Kings Co.,NY‎
(could this be his son? or father?...son, most likely, hhmmm)

Name: Andrew Shields
Location 2: 99 Walworth
Occupation: driver
Year: 1888, 1889
City: Brooklyn
State: NY

Name: Andrew Shields
Location 2: 99 Walworth
Occupation: driver
Year: 1889, 1890
City: Brooklyn
State: NY

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Brooklyn, New York Directory, 1890 [database online]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000. Original data: Brooklyn Directory, 1888-89. Brooklyn, NY: Lain & Co., 1889. Brooklyn Directory, 1889-90. Brooklyn, NY: Lain & Co., 1890.
4.
woman Margaret Shields‏‎
Born ‎± 1857 at Brooklyn Ward 14,Kings Co.,NY‎
5.
woman Abby J. Shields‏‎
Born ‎± 1859 at Brooklyn Ward 14,Kings Co.,NY‎
6.
unknown 2 Unknown Children *Shields‏‎
Born ‎ 1860/1865 at Brooklyn Ward 14,Kings Co.,NY‎