David Shoemate
Bledsoe County, Tennessee


Descendants of David Shoemate

>>>>>David Shoemate (believed to be Samuel Shumake's Son) And his family line HAVE BEEN FOUND in Missouri.

>>>>>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.

>>>>A 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:

>>>>>Charles A."Joe" 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 ancesters.

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, Their children
>>>>>4 daughters
>>>>>1 son (Jimmy shoemate) father of Bill Shoemate, Lawton, Oklahoma

David Shoemate

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. 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.

……………….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

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

Annice 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
>>>> >>>aunt)Special Notes:


*****Recent 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
F-5 Tonado
Winds up to 300 m.p.h.
Killed 695 people.

Special 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 Portland, Oregon."

Joe Shoemate and family.

>>>>>There 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:

>>>>>There 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 Co.Tn.

>>>>>Joe 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:
>>>>>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 while
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.

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