United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCJQ-V2F : 12 April 2016), John W Shields in household of William Shields, Minden, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States; citing family 455, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
The American Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865.
United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4PC-3VD : 22 August 2017), John W Shields, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 91, sheet 142A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0668; FHL microfilm 1,254,668.
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