Listed below are the records copied from the Federal Census of Chesterfield and Darlington Counties in South Carolina, beginning in 1790 and down to 1880, then personal records until 1980.
1790 Census of Chesterfield County, SC
Blackley Shoemake On page 378 of the census, he is
Samuel Shuemake Jr., or [II]. He is listed with:
1800 CENSUS OF CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C.
David Shoemake, listed as being under 26 years of age. His wife
is also under 26.
Note: Compare the age of Moses' wife here as being over 45, with the 1810 census and you will find his wife's age to be 26-44. This would indicate to me that his first wife has died and he has remarried. Second, it is believed that Moses died sometimes between 1810-120 and his wife's name was Mary. She is shown to have a son being under 10 years of age in 1820. It us highly unseemly that the wife of 1800 would have had a child at her age that would have been under 10 years of age in 1820. Therefore, I conclude that his first wife died and he remarried. The record shows that Moses had only one son in 1800, who was 16-26 when the census were taken. I have concluded this person to be Enoch.
1800 CENSUS OF DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C.
Darlington County joined Chesterfield on the east. However, no Shoemakes were listed on the 1790 or the 1800 Federal Census for Darlington.
1810 CENSUS OF CHECTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C.
Lucy Shoemake is shown being over 45 years of age. Living in her
1810 CENSUS OF DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C.
Moses Shoemake. Moses Shoemake is now living in Darlington County,
having moved from Chesterfield County between 1800 and 1810. He does not
have the son who was between 16-18. However he does have another living
in his household:
MORE INFORMATION ON SOLOMON'S FAMILY Annice Shoemake, who I visited in 1980, living near Pikesville, Tennessee, explained that her grandfather's name was James. She said when he left South Carolina, he left behind 2 brothers. After reading the documentation presented to me by Richard Gates, 26930 Highway 112, Robertsdale, Ala., 36567 (1999), I observed that he refers to a James Shoemake. It is believed by him that this James was in his ancestory. There were 2 men in Darlington county in 1820 by the name of John and William Shoemake, freemen of color. These 2 men bought land which was reported to be situated a bit south of the present town of Darlington, S.C. On January 20, 1820, John bought 104 acres of land from Ephrim Jones (Book G., page 348). The preceeding date was the date of the recording. The actual date of the purchase was August 4, 1817. It was witnessed by John Graves. This land was situated near 58 acres owned by Solomon Shoemake, a man of color. The land was conveyed to both John and William. They were apparent brothers. On the same day, January 20, 1820, William made a purchase of 50 acres from John Powell. (Book G. page 347). While I have injected this bit of information, I can not say that this group of Shoemakes were related to those found in Bledsoe County, Tennessee in 1830-1850.
William Shoemake of Darlington County, S.C., died during the year of 1826 and his estate was probated by E. B. Buenson. The record states that William left his heirs-in-law Polly Shoemake, now the wife of Jeremiah Penn, Sampson Shoemake, Susan Shoemake, and Kessiah Shoemake a small track of land lying near White Oak Swamp...124 acres. The petition went on to state that he was the guardian of Kessiah. It was dated November 13, 1826. This information was found in the office of the Probate Judge of Darlington County. I learned while visiting the county office that housed the Historical records of Darlington County, that Jeremiah Penn was a man of color. I was shown his picture that was taken of him along with other men of the Confederate Army by Horace F. Rudisill. Mr. Rudisill was in charge of the office and was very much an authority on history of Darlington County. The census of October 1850, show Jeremiah and Polly Penn as well as Kessiah to be Mulatoe. This could offer evidence that William and John were both related to Solomon. This John could well have been one of the Johns who moved to Bledsoe County Tennessee.
1820 CENSUS OF CHESTERFIELD COUNTY
Abijah Shoemake. He is listed as being 26-45 years of age. Living
in his household were:
1820 CENSUS OF DARLINGTON COUNTY
Mary Shoemake. While Moses, Sr., no longer appears on the census
roll in Darlington or Chesterfield Counties, we find Mary living in Darlington
County. The last time we saw Moses, he was in Darlington County in 1810.
Therefore, it is believed that he has either died or left the area. However,
it is believed that Mary was his widow. He would have been between 70
and 80 years of age, being born about 1740. Mary has the following livinging
in her household:
1830 CHESTERFIELD COUNTY CENSUS
Mary Shoemake, the apparent widow of Moses, Sr., who was living
in Darlington County in 1820, has now moved back to Chesterfield County.
She still has the 2 males living in her household.
Lucy Shoemake, wife of Samuel, Sr., is still living in Chesterfield County, being well over 65 years of age. She was over 45 in 1810. It is believed by others who have researched this same line of Shoemakes, that Lucy was between 80-90 when the 1830 census was taken.
John Shoemake, again appears on the 1830 census roll. The last time a John appeared on the census roll was in 1800. This John would not be the same John who was in Chesterfield in 1800 for further research shows that he had moved to Tennessee and then on to Jackson County, Alabama.
Abijah Shoemake. He is not found listed on the 1830 census. It is believed that he moved to Alabama, for he is found living there in 1836. (More information is provided later on under Special Note).
David Shoemake, who would now be between 46 and 56 years of age is no longer found in Chesterfield or Darlington Counties. As a matter of fact he is not found in South Carolina. A research of the Federal Census and Offical Documents of Tennessee David is living in Knox County, Tennessee in 1805, and according to land records he is living in Bledsoe County, Tennessee in 1813.
Blackley Shoemake is no longer found in South Carolina, even though he was one of the 4 Shoemake brothers who first came to the State. He first came to S.C., in 1771. He apparently was the older of the sons of Samuel, Sr., who migrated from Virigina. In Virginia he lived next door to a man by the name of Blackla. It is said that Samuel's wife was a the daughter of Blackla. This could explain how Blackley received his name.
*A Blakley Shoemake is found on the 1830 census of Marion County, S.C. He was a witness to a deed issued by Sampson Shoemake, a freeman of color. This Blakley is hard to identify. The Blackley listed on the 1790 census in Chesterfield County moved to Knox County, Tennessee and then on to the State of Ohio. For some time, I could not detect the difference in the spelling of the two names: Blackley and Blakely. I thought they were the same. However, I have learned they were two seperate people. Reports state that he, Blakely, was a son of James of Marion County, SC.
Abijah Shoemake does not appear on the 1830 census roll for Chesterfield or Darlington Counties. Neither is he found in S.C. However, he is found living in Autauga County, Alabama, with his wife Dorcas, in 1836. (Taken from the research, The Shoemaker Pioneers, by Benjamin Shoemaker, Jr.) It is believed he had a son by the name of Elijah and probably another son by the name of William H. Abijah will be discussed more under the research of the Tennessee Records.
Abijah Shoemake first appears on the 1810 census of Chesterfield County, S.C. He is listed as being between 26-45 years of age. He is married and has living in his household 2 boys under the age of 10. In 1820 he is listed as having 3 boys under 10 and 1 boy between 10 and 18 years of age. He is again listed as being between 26 and 45. On April 10, 1818, Abijah is shown living in Chesterfield County, S.C., but he buys 450 acres of land in Darlington, a joining county. He bought the land from Phillip Pitman. (See Book G, page 165B, Darlington County, S.C.). On August 11, 1819, Abijah along with Mary Jones sign as witnesses on a deed made to a J.W. Godwin. (See G. P. 346)
It is reasoned that the four (4) sons also moved to Alabama with him.
The 1850 census of Alabama, compared with those in South Carolina in 1820,
lends itself to this assumption. In 1836, Abijah was in Autauga County,
Alabama. Abijah, born in SC., prior to 1800.
** In 1850, John was living in Washington County, Alabama, age 32, B. in SC. From information received from the Shoemake family living in Mississippi, they decended from this John. This being the case, the Mississippi Shoemakes, living just across the State Line, were decendants from Abijah and not the Shoemakes from the Georgetown District of SC. From the information obtained from the census of Alabama, 1840, 50, and 60 the four males listed above could well be the four sons living in Abijah's household in 1820. **Autauga and Bibb Counties are situated southwest of Birmingham, Alabama, near one another. Washington County lies north of Mobile, Alabama. . **While I can not state who Abijah's father was, It would be factual to state that he was a son of one of the four Shoemake boys who migrated to South Carolina: Blackley, John, Samuel Jr., or Moses. My opinion is that he may well have been the male living with Lucy in the 1790 census.
1830 DARLINGTON COUNTY CENSUS
Solomon Shoemake: While, I am sure there was a John and William living in Darlington County between 1820 and 1830, only Solomon appears on the census roll. William is said to have died in 1826, and apparently John moved. William's will is found in the court house at Darlington. Solomon, John and William were said to be Mulattos.
1840 CHESTERFIELD COUNTY CENSUS
Elizabeth Shoemake, believed to be the wife of Enoch, is listed
on the Chesterfield Census but she is shown to have no husband. It has
been reasoned that she was the widow of Enoch. She has the following living
in here household:
There was a social article that appeared in the Hartsville newspaper in 1853 stating that a "Sister Shoemake" had been dismissed from the Gum Branch Baptist Church and had united with the Hartsville Baptist Church. Gum Branch is located between Darlington County and Chesterfield near the county line. This person could have been the widow of Moses, Jr., who died in 1853 or it could have been the widow of Enoch.
1840 DARLINGTON COUNTY CENSUS
Morgan Shoemake: This is the first time Morgan appears on the census roll. He is listed as being between 20 and 30 years of age, living in Darlington County. Morgan enlisted in the Confederate Army in January of 1862 being 48 years of age. This would make him be born in 1814. When analizing the decendants of Moses, Sr., and Mary his wife, we find Mary had 2 males living in her household in 1820. One is 10 to 16 (Moses who was born in 1808) and one being under 10 (Morgan who was born in 1814)
*My father told me his grandfather was named Morgan Shoemake
who lived in South Carolina. Morgan enlisted in the Confederate Army under
J.T.A. Elliott in January of 1862 and was discharged in February of 1863.
Jurusilla Shoemake: I have not been able to identify this person. She is shown living alone with no children. She appears only 5 names down from Morgan on the census roll.
1850 CHESTERFIELD COUNTY CENSUS
Sarah Shoemake: Sarah is listed as being 22 years of age and is living in the household of Elizabeth Sellers, age 38. A Sarah Sellers, age 98, was also living in the same household.
Moses Shoemake: This is the Moses that first appeared on the 1840
census. Again, it is believed that he is the middle-aged son of Moses,
Sr., and Mary. He is listed as being 40 years of age. (According to the
grave marker he was born in 1808 and would be 42 years of age in 1850).
His wife is listed as Betsey W. Shoemake, age 36. The following were living
in Moses household:
* I visited the home of George W. Shuemake of 338 Coker Street, Hartsville, S.C., in 1977, 1978, and again in 1979. He told me about his grandfather. He said his name was "Bill". Knowing that Moses died in 1851, Betsey is shown in the 1870 census as being the wife of a William Shoemake. The name Bill is sometimes substituted for William. However, Mr. George W., identified the children living in Moses and Betsey's household in 1850 as being his relatives. He said George Washington was his father. He took me to the grave where he is burried. He is buried in the McLean Cemetery near Hartsville, S.C.
* Moses name appears on the 1850 census as "Shewmaker". Morever, Mr. George's father George Washington was listed as G.W. Shewmaker. The misspelling of the name Shoemake occurs often for the census takers spelled a name like they thought is should be rather than the way the people spelled it. Another thing, I found most Shoemakes signing a document by their mark "X" because they did not know how to spell or write.
* It is reported that Jesse Shoemake left home after or during the Civil War and never returned. He was living in South Carolina, either Chesterfield or Darlington Counties, at the time the war broke out. He left to become part of the Southern Confederate Army, but never returned home. He shows up in Alabama under the name of Jesse Shoemack. Click here. You will note that Jesse was a brother to the George Washington Shoemake listed below.
1850 Chesterfield Census Continued....
Elizabeth Shoemake: Elizabeth is still living in Chesterfield
County and we now find the names of her children. They are:
*Enoch who is believed to be the husband of Elizabeth was last seen listed on the 1830 census. The last child shown above, Mary, would have been born in 1832. Therefore, Enoch would have died between 1832 and 1840, or either he left his wife Elizabeth.
*Elizabeth's son William as listed above, appears on the Confederate Army records as William W. Shoemake. He inlisted on October 28, 1863 into the B.G.W. Butler's Companies, Co. A., 23rd S.C. Inf., Reg., at Columbia, S.C. He was listed as being A.W.O.L on September 1st, 1864. My father told this story to me several years before his death. When I found it recorded in the archives, I related to it. (He would of been abt. 37 in 1863)
*Land records of Darlington County show a William Shoemake, not married at the time, issuing a deed for 1,500 acres of land in payment to him for $6,000, to Manuel Maren. This transaction was done on December 30, 1865. I did not find a record where Enoch bought the land, so he must have inherited it. From whom, I do not know at the time of this writing. Therefore, William, is not married in 1865.
William W. Shoemake, the son of Enoch and Elizabeth, according to my research, shows him on the 1880 census as being married to Timpy Shoemake. He is shown as being under 57 and she is shown as being 36. William's age shows him to have been born in 1823. This corresponds to the age of William who was living with Elizabeth in 1850. There is a 3 year difference between these ages. However, that was common among many who could not read or write. Also, there were no birth certificates issued or recorded until 1930 or 35.
*On January 21, 1881 when William and Tempy sold 50 acres of land to George Blackwell, they both signed the deed with their mark, "X". When William sold the 1,500 acres, he signed by his "Mark". They could not read or write. This being the case, I can understand how they could very in giving their ages over a 30 year period. I have a copy of this deed in hand. (Deed Book A page 172 Chesterfield County).
*William W. Shoemake, in his marriage to Tempy, had the following children: Pheoby, daughter, B. 1866 John, a son, B. 1872 Jane, a daughter, B 1875 Thomas, a son, B. 1878. Also another son Andrew, B. 1890. The 1880 census of Chesterfield Co., shown William W. to be living in the Alagator Township of Chesterfield County.
William Shoemake (spelled Shewmake) and appearing only as William on the 1870 census of Chesterfield County as being the husband of Betsey W., age 65, who is listed as a Mulatoe. William's age is shown as 113 years of age. The way this number appears on the census page it looks like 113, but it also looks like 43. This is hard to determine looking at microfilm. This Betsy W., is the name of the wife of Moses Jr., and the age matches her age. The couple were living near the property owned by William Johnson, George King and Matthew Watkins.
After looking at the age of William who was the
son of Elizabeth, the wife of Enoch, He was 24 in 1850. It is now 1870
and he could be the age of 43 for the purpose of the census, not having
turned 44 when the census was taken. Now how do we reconcile
William being with Betsey in 1870 and being married to
Tempy with a child in 1866 named Pheoby? If this is the
same William, and he is with both Betsey and Timpy, it would be that Tempy
had a child by someone else when they married and Pheoby was a step-daughter.
I don't find any other Williams on the census roll and therefore, I believe
the william married to Tempy and Betsey are the same person. We
find the second child in the home of William and Trmpy being John who
was born in 1872. ( More listed nelow ). It could have been that
Betsey died or William left her home shortly after the sensus were taken
in 1870 and married Tempy.
*Since General Sherman and his troops burned the courthouse in Chesterfield County during the war between the states, many records are missing. Andrew Shoemake, B. 1890, the son of William and Timpy, is recorded living in Darlington and Chesterfield Counties. While I do not have a record of his wife's name, I talked with one of his sons (Joy) who was living in Hartsville, S.C., in 1978. He explained that he recalled his father Andrew and his uncle Thomas Shoemake going to Chesterfield County about the year of 1921 to see about some land that a man by the name of Northcutt had been paying taxes on that belong to William W. Shoemake. Their intentions were to get it back, but were unable to do so. Andrew and his wife had the following children: Joy, a son, B. May 5, 1911 Harvey, a son, B. 1921 James, a son, B. 1924
*Presently this line of Shoemakes spell their name "SHUMATE" *Andrew's sister Jane married a John Tyner. She is burried in the Kellytown Cementary. The date of her death is shown to be July 18, 1874.
1860 CHESTERFIELD COUNTY CENSUS
Sarah Shoemake, age 30, is listed as having one girl, age 1; one boy, age 7; Sarah is prossibly the daughter of Elizabeth for she had a daughter by that name listed on the 1850 census roll. Sarah is living in the Mt. Crogham Post Office District.
Moses Shoemake, Jr., husband of Betsey W. does not show up on the 1860 census roll for he died in 1851. He is buried in a field between Hartsville and McBee, S.C.
1860 DARLINGTON COUNTY CENSUS.
S. Shoemake, age 25, a white male, living in Darlington County with a lad age 7, whose name is listed as W. Shoemake. (You find this lad being the age of 17 in the 1870 census living in Florence, S. C. Darlington County, and is listed as being William Shoemake).
Morgan Shoemake, is listed on the 1860 census of Darlington County
as M. Shoemake and is shown being 36 years of age. The recording of this
age is wrong. Morgan would have been 46 instead of 36. Please remember
that sometimes the census taker would make mistakes and the giver would
not know his exact age.
Morgan Shoemake's Children:
*Nine house down from Morgan's house was a doctor by the name of R.S. Hart. There was a blacksmith living in the community by the name of Hartwell. This could have been where "Hartwell" Shoemake got his name.
1870 CHESTERFIELD COUNTY CENSUS
William Shewmaker: This name is Shoemake, but spelled Shewmaker. This was a mistake on the part of the census taker. They always spelled it like it sounded for many of the people didn't know how to spell their name. The census taker could have been a religious person for the King James Bible uses the word "Shew" for the word show. William is shown living with Betsey W. Shoemake. This female has the same name as Moses, Jr's., wife and is believed to be the same person for Moses, Jr., is dead. She is shown to be 65, while William is shown to be 113. (Mr. George W. Shoemake living in Hartsville S.C. in 1978 told me his grandfather lived to be a very old man. He said his name was Bill. The name "Bill" is often used for William. This being the case, William would have been his step-grandfather)
At the present, I can not identify this William other than what I have previousely stated. ( There was a Moses in 1814 in Knox County, Tennessee. The Moses of 1810 in Darlington County, SC., is gone in 1820. Could it be that this Moses left SC., and went to Tennessee, and in his later years, he came back to the home of his daughter-in-law, Betsey, to live and is now called William being 113 years old? I question this theory and rather believe the William with Betsey is the same William who was living in the household of Elizabeth in 1850 that later married Tempy. If he was living with Betsey, she would of been the widow of Moses Jr., who died in 1853, his Uncle's wife. That is possible. Even though the census stated he was her husband, it is possible they were not really married but living together. I have know of two cases in my lifetime where a nephew married his uncle's wife. She was of no blood relation, or kin.
George W. Shoemake, Sr., who appears on the 1870 census of Chesterfield
County was living in the Cole Hill Township, being 40 years of age. He
is the son of Moses, Jr., and Betsey W. (see the 1850 census of Chesterfield
County). His wife's name is Nancy. The following children were shown living
in the same household. They were Nancy's by a previous marriage:
NOTATION It was learned from Mr. George W. Shoemake. Jr., of 338 Coker Sreet, Hartsville, S. C., who was 92 at the time I spoke with him, said that his father's name was George Washington Shoemake, and Nancy, lived with his father for a short time and then left him. While they were living together, she bear him a son who was named John Edward Shoemake. Later he took to himself Etta Jane Watkins. She was born on August 20, 1850 and died on October 23, 1917. George Washington died on December 27, 1901. They are burried together in a small cemetery called "McClane" cemetary in Chesterfield County.
*It was told to me that George and Etta Jane did not legally marry until just prior to George's death. He sent for a preacher and explained that he was ready to meet God, except for one thing. He said that he and Etta Jane had never been married. The preacher told him that if they would get married all would be well in the sight of God. So, it is reported that the preacher performed the marriage ceremony. (This story was told to me by Lonnie Shoemake of Patrick, S.C., Lonnie has since died. He and his wife were killed in an automobile accident in October of 1997).
*George W. Shoemake, Sr., and his wife are buried in the McLean Cemetery near Hartsville, S.C. George Washigton and Etta Jane had the following children: John Edward who was born to Nancy in 1869 Ben, B 1876 Ida Jane, B. 1879 and Addie S., B 1879. They were twins. They lived one year. Jessie William, B. 1881 George W. (living in Hartsville in 1978) B. 1886. James (no record of his birth date) Ervin, B. 1888.
NOTATION At the time of John Edward's death, he was living on the Mountain Prong of Bear Creek. Moses Shoemake, Sr., was granted 250 acres of land on Mountain Prong of Bear Creek. How this could relate to John Edward is that Moses Shoemake, Sr. would have been his grandfather.
1870 DARLINGTON COUNTY CENSUS
Those found in Darlington County in 1870 were few. However, I found those on 1860 census roll again in 1880..
S. Shoemake, age 25, a white male, living in Darlington County
with a lad age 7, whose name is listed as W. Shoemake. (You find this
lad being the age of 17 in the 1870 census living in Florence, S. C. Darlington
County, and is listed as being William Shoemake).
1880 KERSHAW COUNTY CENSUS, SC
Hartwell Shoemake, a son of Morgan and Jane Shoemake. He is living in Kershaw County in the Sherman Township. He is married to a woman by the name of Margaret Outlaw, age 30, born in S.C. In the St. Matthews Methodist Church Cemetery there is a tombstone that reads, Margret Outlaw Shoemake The census record shows they have one son by the name of George. From family history (word of mouth) Hartwell had a son by the name of Bogan Cash Shoemake. He was born on January 14, 1880. He Also is burried in the St. Matthews Methodist Church Cemetery west of Darlington, S.C., northwest of Bishopville. I spoke with a daughter of Bogan, Pearl Watford and she varified the story of Hartwell. She was a granddaughter to Hartwell.Morgan's first wife was Maragaret Outlaw. She is buried at St. Matthew's Methodist Church Cemetery near Bishopville, SC. Buried next to Bogan is his wife Maggie Shoemake, his son Oliver Shoemake. Maggie was born on November 22, 1869. She was 78 years of age when she died. Oliver was born on September 4, 1909 and died on February 1, 1919. His death was caused from a mad dog bite. Other children born to Bogan were: Mary Wagdeline, married John Graddy, a doctor who practiced medicine in the area. B. June 6, 1891. Pearl Shoemake, married Hoyt Watford. *I spoke with Pearl in 1978 about the death of Oliver Shoemake. It also was learned from Pearl that Hartwell left his wife and moved to Northwest Florida.
*In the St. Matthews Cementary is the grave of Margaret Outlaw Shoemake. She was the wife of Hartwell. Her father's name was Kinnon Outlaw. Hartwell Shoemake was listed on the voters registration in 1876 as being Hartwell Shormack. (Here again is the misspelling of a name). Also it is reported that Hartwell moved to Florida and apparently took to himself another wife. Her name was Sarah. According to my father and other kinfolks, she was called Auntie. There was a Sarah Ann Shoemake found listed on the census roll of Holmes County, Florida in the 1910 census. (This was in the Popular Springs Community). It is believed that Hartwell was dead by 1903 when my grandfather and my father moved to Mississippi on covered wagons. My father's brother Willie Z., and Sarah lived together in Jackson County, Florida until her death. My father related much of this story to me.
Warren Shoemake, the oldest son of Morgan and Jane Shoemake is
shown on the 1880 census of Darlington County, S.C., as being 38 years
of age, born in Hartsville, S.C. His wife is Mary, age 40. She apparently
had been married before. Her maiden name was Walters. The step children
listed in Warren's household were:
*In a document obtained from the Darlington County Historical Society, Warren Shoemake was admited to an insane institution on May 10, 1881. In those days it was called a "Lunatic Asylumn." (Table No. 22, Darlington County, page 336)
1880 SUMPTER COUNTY, S.C. CENSUS
Historical Note: Bishopville, where my father was born, was named after Dr. Jacques Bishop who bought the land in 1821 from the widow of William Singleton who died in 1798. Singleton and his wife operated a tavern there that served as a stopping place for the stage coach that operated between Georgetown and Charlotte, N.C. It was at that time known as Singleton's Crossroads. There were 117 living in the area in 1830 who voted. It is believed that it was at this time the town was named Bishopville. In 1850 the town had 12 stores. In 1880 a sawmill moved there.
James M. Shoemake, (my grandfather), the son of Morgan Shoemake, appears on the 1889 census of Sumpter County. (The area he was living at the time was Bishopville which is now situated in Lee County. Lee County was made up of part of Sumpter some time later after 1880). James is listed as being 25 years of age, being born in 1855. His wife is listed as being Harriet Henryetta (Raley) Shoemake, age 22. She was the Daughter of John Raley, who was the son of Lt. Charles Raley. At this time they have 2 sons:
Jane Shoemake, age 60, is listed right below her son, James M., on the census roll. (1880) She was the widow of Morgan Shoemake and the mother of James M. (Jim) Shuemake, She has in her household three girls. They are:
*In 1900, on the census roll of Darlington County, Stokes Bridge Township, Aquilla Shoemake, a daughter of Morgan Shoemake, age 40, and Bogan Shoemake, age 20, son of Hartwell Shoemake and a nephew to Aquilla, were both living in the household of Andrew Hopkins and his wife Callie (Sally) D. Shoemake. Andrew Hopkins was a medical doctor. Callie D. Hopkins was listed as being 39 years of age on the 1900 census. As stated above she was the wife of Andrew Hopkins. She is burried in the St. Matthews Methodist Church Cemetery, situated northwest of Bishopville, S.C. ( She was the last child born to Morgan and Jane Shoemake).
James M. Shuemake, listed above, moved to Northwest Florida in
1897. It has been said that he was in Charleston, SC a short time before
going on to West Florida. His children were:
* The spelling of the name Shoemake, was changed to Shuemake when James M. moved to Northwest Florida.
John James Shuemake lived and raised his family in and around
Mayo, Florida. He is buried in the Plesant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery,
9 miles SW of Mayo, Florida. He was born in 1877 and died in 1947. (Age
70) See descendants of John Shoemake.
More will be said about these later. Robert is buried at the New Effort Christian Church Cemetery situated west of Bonifay, Florida, north, off Highway 90. Robert was born on March 8, 1882 and died on June 22, 1952. (Age 70)
Feet Harring Shuemake settled in Chipley, Florida were he raised his family. He died in April of 1969. He is buried in the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, southwest of Chipley. He is buried next to his wife, Tidie Kirkland. Feet was born July 30,1884 and died May 3, 1969 (Age 84 and 10 months)
Nora (Shuemake) Ryals, who married Rube Ryals in or about 1903, lived and raised her family in and around Marianna, Florida. She is buried in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, northeast of Bonifay, Florida, near the Popular Springs Community. Nora ws born in 1885 and died in 1962 (Age 77)
Charles Edward Shuemake, lived and raised his family in Jackson County, Florida. Charley, as he was called) married Lucy Pumphry. He left Lucy after the children were grown and moved to Live Oak, Florida where he died as a results of an automobile accident. He is buried at Swannee Station Baptist Church Cemetery between Live Oak and Mayo, Florida. Charles "Charley" was born 1890 and died about 1952. (Age 62)
Levy Shoemake who was killed by a shotgun blast is burried at the Lovewood Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery situated northeast of Chipley, Florida. He was 19 when he was killed. He was shot by Ollie Bennet. Levy was born in 1893 and died on September 8, 1912. (Age 19) Sarah Annie (Shoemake) McDaniel, wife of Counsil McDaniel, live at Chipley, Florida where she raised her children. She is buried in the Glenwood Cemetery situated in Chipley.
Sarah Annie was born 1896 and died 1969 (Age 63) She and her husband, Counsil McDaniel, are buried in the Gleenwood Cemetery at Chipley, Florida.
1880 CHESTERFIELD COUNTY S.C. CENSUS
Nancy Shuemake, (correct spelling on the census), age 45, a white female, is listed as having one son. His name is Burrelle, a white male, age 25. She is the ex-wife of George W. Shoemake, Sr., the son of Moses, Jr. The couple had a son, John Edward Shoemake, who lived in the Cole Hill Township, on the mountain prong of Bear Creek on Sugar Loaf Mountain. John Edward was a half-brother to George W. Shoemake, Jr., who lived at 338 Coker Street, Hartsville, S.C. (Again, the area is the same as was the land owned by Moses Shoemake, Sr.). John Edward Shoemake's father, George Washington Shoemake, Sr., the son of Moses, Jr., was living in Kershaw County, S.C. in 1880.
Millie Shoemake age 43 ( born abt. 1837) was living in the Cheraw District in 1880 with the following children: Lee, age 13 Burrelle, age 11 William, age 8 Samuel, age 5
A Millie Shoemake was received into membership of the Gum Branch Baptist Church on September 19, 1857, and was excluded on August 11, 1866. Taken from the church minutes.
George Washington Shoemake, Sr., who I have already discusssed
was living in Kershaw County 1n 1880. I am not able to deal with each
of his children for the lack of research on my part. However, I shall
offer enough information to establish a link between the several Shuemake
families. Following is George's oldest son by Nancy his first wife. John
Edward Shoemake., born in 1869 and died about 1925. He owned 120 acres
of land at the time of his death situated on the Mountain Prong of Bear
Creek, Cole Hill Township. He married a Mary Ellis and the couple had
two children from this marriage. They were:
These names appear on a document filed with hte Probate Judge's office in Chesterfield following his John Edward's death. I have copies of these documents in hand. In my conversation with Mr. George W. Shoemake, of Hartsville in 1977, he told me that John E. divorced Mary following John shoving her down on the bed and her brother coming over and beating up on him. Mary's parents were Jacob and Martha Ellis. John E. then married a woman by the name of Carrie Jacob. John E. was the oldest son of George Washington and Nancy.Mr. George W. Shoemake, 338 Coker St. Hartsville, SC (1978) was a half brother to John E. Shoemake.
William Jess Shoemake who was born on September 25, 1881, died
on November 24, 1952. He was the son of George Washington Shoemake Sr.,and
Etta Jane Watkins. He married Sallie Marshall in the year of 1889. The
children born to this union were:
William Jess Shoemake, married a second time after the death
of his wife, Salle Marshall. He married a Rebecca Hall on April 6, 1926.
She was born on December 30, 1896. She had one child by a previous
marriage whose name was Grace Dell Hall, B. 6/11/1922. From the union
of William Jess and Rebecca Hall, the following children were born:
* George W. Shuemake, Sr., and Morgan Shoemake were related. Morgan
was his uncle.