Dates of death one year apart are quite suspicious. This family may have lived in Warren Co, KY. I have Warren Co Deed Abstracts from 1797-1818 - no James Shields mentioned.
Elizabeth HIGGINBOTHAM and James SHIELDS were married on 2 March 1797 in Amherst County, Virginia. James SHIELDS was born on 9 March 1772 in Amherst County, Virginia. He died on 7 September 1836 at the age of 64.
May have been son of John Shields and Margaret Finley.
Elizabeth HIGGINBOTHAM and James SHIELDS had the following children: