Re: More Entries from Rockbridge Co. VA Death Register
I think you're right about this being Mary "Polly" Shields who was married to John Sloan.Today I went through Deed Book R and found the division of the lands of James Shields, deceased.It listed his heirs as:
John and Polly Sloan
Robert and Patsy Moderwell
John F. and Sally Camden
Joseph Shields (deceased)
The deed stated that John Shields received 3 shares of the division having bought shares from John and Polly Sloan, and Robert and Patsy Moderwell.
Joseph Eskew (who married Sally Camden Shields widow of Joseph) bought one share from John F. and Sally Camden.
The other two shares went to the heirs of Joseph Shields, deceased, saying that Joseph had earlier purchased one share from his brother William Shields.
Was happy to finally find a document listing James and Rachel Shields children!There might be a will for James and his son Joseph, I just haven't gotten to them yet.