Court Documents of Bledsoe County Tennessee
1810 - 1824

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In the fourth section of the document below appears the name of John Shoemake. Apparently he has died and the administrator of his estate is John Thomas. This would have been abt. 1814 during the Spring term of court (March).
If one will notice, the document regarding David Shoemake was made in September 1814 and the page is Number 50. The page number on which John's name appears is 42. If this tells us anything, John's death was prior to David's case in court. At this point, I am not able to identify the John herein mentioned.

Listed on the document below is David Shoemake who appears as a witness in a court case. Dated in September 1814.


The following was posted on the Internet, Shoemate Family Genealogy Forum by:: Karen Spengel on April 20, 2004. The information is not documented. The information listed below shows a David Shoemate with his children being born in Tennessee. That means he was in Tennessee at the time of their birth. It also shows that one child, RICHARD STANFORD SHOEMATE, b. March 8, 1828, was born in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. Better still, it shows that Stephen Shoemate, son of David was born in Tennessee between 1800 and 1810.The above court documents show a David Shoemate appearing on Court Documents of Bledsoe County Tennessee in 1814. If the following information is true, then there is strong reason to believe that this is the same David. As of this date, we still wonder who his father was. If this be the same David as listed in the court documents, there is strong reason to believe that this may be the same David that appears on the South Carolina census rolls of 1800.being between 16 and 26 years of age. This would have made him to be born between 1874 and 1884.

If I was to guess at who his father might have been, I would select Samuel. The reason is that Samuel, who was living in Chesterfield County SC in 1800, later moving to Tennessee, according to the Federal Census of SC, he had one male under 16 and three between 16 and 26. John the brother of Samuel had three sons under 10, and one son between 10 and 16. This David would fit into the age bracket of one of Samuel's sons between the age of 16-26.

If David's first child, a son, Stephen Shoemate, listed as being born between 1800 and 1810, I would assume his father would be more than likely between the age of 20-30 years of age. Now deduct this age away from 1800-1810, and it will fall into the age bracket of being born between 1874 and 1884.

It is believed that David, after the death of Samuel Shoemake, who it is believed to be his father, moved from Tennessee. Some have said he moved to Missouri.

Descendants of David Shoemate

Generation No. 1

1. DAVID1 SHOEMATE died Bet. 1840 - 1850. He married MARY. She died Bet. 1850 - 1860.


Child of DAVID SHOEMATE and MARY is
:

2. i. STEPHEN2 SHOEMATE, b. Bet. 1800 - 1810, Tennessee; d. Bet. 1844 - 1846, Crawford County, Missouri.

Generation No. 2

...2. STEPHEN2 SHOEMATE (DAVID1) was born Bet. 1800 - 1810 in Tennessee, and died Bet. 1844 - 1846 in Crawford County, Missouri. He married HULDAH. She was born Abt. 1809 in North Carolina, and died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in probably Crawford County, Missouri.

Children of STEPHEN SHOEMATE and HULDAH are:
……………….i. WILLIAM CLAYTON3 SHOEMATE, b. September 1825, Tennessee; d. October 31, 1905; ............................m. SARAH ANN
…………………FARRIS, May 2, 1844, Crawford County, Missouri; b. 1826; d. 1897.
………………ii. DAVID W. SHOEMATE, b. Abt. 1827, Tennessee; d. Unknown; m. VIOLET TAFF, October ...........................19, 1848, Crawford
…………………County, Missouri; d. Unknown.
………………iii. RICHARD STANFORD SHOEMATE, b. March 8, 1828, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. ............................October 4, 1915; m
. …………………ELIZABETH ADAMS, 1853; d. Unknown.
………………iv. M. P. SHOEMATE, b. Abt. 1833, Illinois; d. Unknown.
…………….3. v. SAMUEL H. SHOEMATE, b. Abt. 1836, Illinois; d. Abt. 1896, probably Dent County, .............................Missouri.

Children of SAMUEL SHOEMATE and CECELIA ADAMS are:
……………….i. JANE4 SHOEMATE, b. Abt. 1857, Missouri; d. Unknown.
……………4. ii. WILLIAM D. SHOEMATE, b. Abt. 1860, Missouri; d. Unknown.
……………5. iii. JOHN S. SHOEMATE, b. Abt. 1864, Missouri; d. Unknown.
……………6. iv. STEPHEN A. SHOEMATE, b. February 1866, Missouri; d. Unknown.
……………7. v. FRANCIS MARION SHOEMATE, b. May 22, 1868, Missouri; d. November 5, 1919.
……………8. vi. JAMES LEE SHOEMATE, b. April 2, 1875, Crawford County, Missouri (St. James); d. June ............................23, 1941, Ralls County, Missouri.

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