I, too, am looking into this couple as possibly being the parents of my 3rd great grandmother Henrietta Aldridge who married Joseph W. Shields in or near Surry County or Stokes County. Henrietta was born 9 March 1826 and married circa 1849. Would be glad to hear from you.
Joseph Winston Shields was born 31 March 1820 in Stokes County, North Carolina, and died on 20 August 1891 in Mercer County, West Virginia. He married Henrietta Aldridge circa 1849. She was born on 9 March 1826 and died after 1870. Her death date is not known at this time. Service Record: Joseph enlisted as a Private on 31 December 1861 Enlisted in Company K, 59th Virginia Confederate Infantry Regiment on 31 December 1861. He became a POW on 08 February 1862 at Roanoke Island, NC Paroled on 21 February 1862 at Elizabeth City, NC (Released) He is on the rolls on 01 May 1862 (Military information from the work of Betty Croy)