Descendants of David Shoemate
(believed to be Samuel Shumake's Son) And his family line HAVE BEEN FOUND
>>>>>It is reported tat three
generations of Shoemate's (Shumake's) left Bledsoe Co. Tn. sometime after
1825. (might have gone to Illinois first but were over into Cape Ciradeau
Co.Missouri in 1830. The widow of David Shoemate and his son Richard Stephen
Shoemate are shown on the 1850 U.S. Census of Crawford Co.Missouri.
member of the Shoemate family who lives in Oklahoma; stated that
his grandfather was Charles A."Joe' Shoemate, the son of James Shoemate
and Annice Kesey or Keasey f Bledsoe Co,Tn., He said:
Shoemate and wife Mary Ellen "Ella" Miller had 4 daughters and
1 son, named Jimmy Shoemate.
He said Jimmy Shoemate was his father.. (See
Homestead Land Deed Below)
>>>>>This member of the Shoemate
family who lives in Ok. reported that he only "knew of" his
Shoemate ancestors having been in Bledsoe Co.Tennessee. His grandfather
Charles A. "Joe" Shoemate died before he was born. He knew nothing
about his grandfather "Joe" Shoemate having left Bledsoe with
2 of his bothers when migrating to Missouri. He said that he only knew
the name of his Aunt's and their families,ect. His mother died when he
was 13 yrs., old but his father Jimmy lived into his 90's. But, Jimmy
Shoemate did not know anything about his Shoemate ancestors of S,C. or
Bledsoe Co.Tn. He had not Bible record or information pertaining to his
James and Annice Kesey Shoemate, Shoemake; Bledsoe County
Tn., Their children:
>>>>>Charles A. "Joe"
shoemate ( Uncle to Annice Shoemate, bledsoe County, Tn., Moved to Mo.)
Charles A. "Joe" shoemate x Mary Ellen Miller,
>>>>>1 son (Jimmy shoemate)
father of Bill Shoemate, Lawton, Oklahoma
The following research was provided to me and will be
posted until we find someone with a more accurant record
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.
…………………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,
…………………County, Missouri; d.
………………iii. RICHARD STANFORD SHOEMATE,
b. March 8, 1828, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. ............................October
4, 1915; m
. …………………ELIZABETH ADAMS, 1853;
………………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.
Below is a picture of William Clayton Shoemate (son of
David Shoemate of Bledsoe Co.Tn
Below is a picture of Sarah Ann Farris Shoemate (wife
of Wm.Clayton Shoemate-son of David Shoemate
Below is the William Clayton Shomate Headstone Mo
Shoemate, Bleadsoe County, SC, 1978, said three of her relatives
moved to Oklahoma. With them, Her aunt Sarah, also went to Oklahoma. It
is reported that she died in a cyclone. She possibly would have been the
Sarah living in James Shoemake's household in 1850. Why the move to Oklahoma?
Could it have been because the Government was allowing people to homestead
land in Oklahoma?
(1) Thomas * (It appears
that the following three men were uncles to Annice).
(2) William (Bill)
(3) Joe *
(4) Sarah * (Sarah
was apparently the daughter of James Shumake, grandfather to Eunice, thus
being her >>>>
research has proven that Sarah did move out to Mo., and married a Mr.
Dunlap Ketchum. However, she and her husband did return to Tennessee where
she passed away at the age of 80 years. the story of being killed in a
cyclone in Oklahoma can not be validated.
A member of the Shoemate family from Michigan. A grandson of Arminta
Smith and John Wesley Shoemate!
>>>>>In a telephone conversation,
(FEb. 28, 2011) by a close friend, he said, that his cousins "Thomas
(Tom), William (Bill) and Joe Shoemate went thru missouri where Jerry
Baxter Shoemate and his brother Charles (Charlie) went. But, Thomas,William
and Joe plus a sister decided to move on and go see what Oklahoma waslike
to visit and to live. So, they headed on to Oklahoma from MO. My understanding
was they in 1925 when that BIG of the Biggest of Cynclone's (tornados)
hit thru Oklahoma, the sister got killed in it." Scroll down
for more information:
*****Again, recent evidence has shown that Sarah did go to Mo.,
married a Dunlap Ketchum, returned to Tennessee where she died at the
age of 80 years.
The Monster Tri-State Tornado
Worse Tornado In History
Occured: March 18, 1925, Wednesday
Winds up to 300 m.p.h.
Killed 695 people.
Note For Joe Shoemate: Joe Shoemate
b.1870 Bledsoe Co.Tn.
He is one ot the three Shoemate brother;s who left Bledsoe Co. in
late 1890's. Joe first settled and
lived in Mo. While lving there he met and married. His wife Ella,
was born in Missouri. They have 4 daughters while living in Mo. children.
Their first daughter Hallie was born around 1897 in Mo.
Joe Shoemate was a farmer and did general farm labor. After living
in Mo., a few years, they migrated on up to Lawton,Oklahoma area.
They are on the 1910 Federal Census of Oklahoma.
Documented Record About Ella, Widow of Joe Shoemate, and one about
son, Jimmy Shoemate:
Lawton,Oklahoma Newpaper: The Lawton Constitution 14
Sep. 1947, Lawton,Oklahoma
"Mrs. Joe Shoemate, daughter, Mrs. Jack Clark 112 Arlington,
Lawton,Oklahoma, have returned from a two mo. visit to Salem, Oregon
with son, Jimmy Shoemate and family. While there they also visited
friends in Seattle,Washington, Portland and other places."
The Lawton Constitution, 19 Aug. 1948. "Jimmy
Shoemate and family of Portland,Oregon are
spending a week here as guest of Mr. Shoemate's mother, widow of Joe
Shoemate. They will journey on to Mexico City before returning to
Joe Shoemate and family.
has been speculation as to why these three brothers and sister went west
to Oklahoma. At one point in time I thought it might have been because
they had Indian blood and wanted to go there to live on the reservation.
However, I have received some interesting information, that it might have
been to homestead land:
is a strong indication and reasoning as to why the three Shoemate brothers
left Missouri in the year they did and headed for Oklahoma. And now I
do not believe it had anything to do with their blood line in Bledsoe
Shoemate, wife Ella and family, along with several more Shoemates
were found living around Lawton,Oklahoma or nearby. In serching historical
documents (Newspapers) Here is what was found that was happening around
the time they arrived in Lawton, Oklahoma. The Land Runs took place in
Oklahoma from 1884 through 1895. People came out to Oklahoma from as far
east as North Carolina and Tennessee and many other states. It was advertised
all over east of the Mississippi; word got around and many people living
in Tennessee and Missouri flooded Oklahoma!True Historial
Facts About Lawton,Oklahoma:
was founded Aug.5, 1901. It was the last area of Indian lands to be founded
In Oklahoma for white settlers. Lawton,Oklahoma opened up to use the Lottery
System July 10, 1901. There were 29,888 potential homesteaders who filed
claims and put their names into the lottery. On August 4, 1901 the land
lottery auction took place. Only 6, 500 homesteader who had filed their
names for land got the land. All the rest was simply turned down and did
not get any land of their own. The timing that the three Shoemate brothers
who left Missouri and arrived in Oklahoma sure was the perfect timing
that thousands of homesteaders and settlers were on the trails traveling
overland to Oklahoma to manche Co and to Lawton, Oklahoma. It is now believed
they purposly left Missouri to grab their chance to attain land in the
big land lottery that was a'fixing to take place. Why would they want
to travel and arrive in an area of Oklahoma when the very area they went
to had 29,888 homesteaders and their families arriving in the same part
of Oklahoma? This Land Lottery is probably something the Shoemate brother
heard about while in Missouri with there first cousin's Jerry Baxter and
Charles Shoemate. The Land Lottery was a very exciting time! A great opportunity
to take a chance to attain many acres of land IF their name claim was
drawn in the lottery.
Land Document issued to David W. shoemate
Below Homesteaders land deed of Charles A.(Joe) Shoemate
in Phelps Co. Missouri, containing 160 acres. (The 3 Shoemate brothers
who were in Mo. then went on to
Oklahoma, they were brothers to Arminta Smith's husband, John Wesley Shoemate.