Tracking The Shoemake Descendants
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The following presents the descendants of Emily (Emma) Shoemake. Research done by Dusty Williams.

Descendants of Alfred M. Skillern

Generation No. 1


1. ALFRED M.2 SKILLERN (ANDERSON1) was born 17 Jul 1819 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and died 21 Jan 1889 in Wayne County, Tennessee.
He married MARIAH SHUMAKE, daughter of HANNAH SHUMAKE.
She was born 1827 in Tennessee, and died Abt. 1875 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

Notes on Hannah:

>>>>1850 Census: Hannah Shoemake, age 52, born in SC, a Mulatto, and now living in Bledsoe >>>>County. She is listed as a Mulatto and in her household were:
>>>>
>>>>Thomas, age 19
>>>>Alfred Skillorn, age 30
>>>>Mariah, age 23
>>>>Mary, age 3
>>>>Susannah, age 1

It is reported that Alfred Skillern, who was born on or abt., July 17, 1819, Bledsoe County, the same who was living in the household of Hannah, married one of her daughters, Mariah Shoemate (Shoemake) B. 1827, D. 1874 in Bledsoe County, TN. Alfred Skillern was the son of William Skillern and Mary (Polly) Anderson. Click Here

>>>>Hannah Shoemake, page 374, (B. 1791) It is note worthy that her oldest son was named Thomas. It is reported in a published article that her husband's name was William Thomas.

Children of ALFRED SKILLERN and MARIAH SHUMAKE are:

i. MARY ELIZABETH3 SKILLERN, b. 1847, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. 21 Feb 1932, Lewis County, Tennessee, Buried in Dabbs Cemetery; m. STEPHEN VINCENT DABBS, 31 Dec 1901, Lewis County, Tennessee; b. 18 Nov 1834, Wayne County, Tennessee; d. 21 Jun 1902, Lewis County, Tennessee.

ii. SUSANNAH J. "SUSAN" SKILLERN, b. Abt. 1849, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

2. iii. JOHN THOMAS SKILLERN, b. 10 Aug 1851, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. 26 Nov 1941, Sweetwaterm Texas.

iv. JAMES A. SKILLERN, b. Abt. 1853, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. Aft. 1870.

3. v. MARTHA FRANCES SKILLERN, b. 28 Oct 1858, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. 21 Sep 1890, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

4. vi. LAURA A. SKILLERN, b. 02 Mar 1860, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. 20 Jan 1925, Wayne County, Tennessee.

vii. MARILDA SKILLERN, b. Abt. 1862, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. Aft. 1870.

5. viii. DAVID S. SKILLERN, b. Abt. 1867, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. 09 Dec 1925, Clay County, Arkansas.

6. ix. CATHERINE "KITTIE" SKILLERN, b. Mar 1869, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. Bet. 1910 - 1914, Lewis County, Tennessee.

x. REBECCA SKILLERN, b. 1871, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

Notes for REBECCA SKILLERN:
Someone had a Rebecca listed as a child of Alfred and Mariah. I have no proof of this.

7. xi. EFFIE SKILLERN, b. Jun 1875, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. Aft. 1937, Tennessee.

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN THOMAS3 SKILLERN (ALFRED M.2, ANDERSON1) was born 10 Aug 1851 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and died 26 Nov 1941 in Sweetwaterm Texas.
He married SAMANTHA TENNESSEE HUTCHESON 21 Nov 1883 in Denton County, Texas.
She was born Sep 1865 in Tennessee, and died Aft. 1900.

Children of JOHN SKILLERN and SAMANTHA HUTCHESON are:

i. ALFRED D.4 SKILLERN, b. Jul 1886, Texas.
ii. EDITH M. SKILLERN, b. Feb 1888, Texas.
iii. MAUD SKILLERN, b. May 1898, Texas.

3. MARTHA FRANCES3 SKILLERN (ALFRED M.2, ANDERSON1) was born 28 Oct 1858 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and died 21 Sep 1890 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
She married THOMAS AUSBERRY BEAVERT 14 Sep 1876 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, son of ALSBURY BEAVERT and SARAH HUGHES.
He was born 29 May 1854 in Tennessee, and died 24 Mar 1938 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

Children of MARTHA SKILLERN and THOMAS BEAVERT are:

8. i. WILLIAM LAFAYETTE4 BEAVERT, b. 19 Sep 1877, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. 09 Sep 1935, Jefferson County, Alabama.
9. ii. MARY ANN BEAVERT, b. 25 Nov 1879, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. 20 Oct 1978, Cumberland County, Tennessee.
10. iii. ALFRED AUSBERRY BEAVERT, b. 25 Jun 1885, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. 06 May 1975, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
11. iv. SARAH JANE BEAVERT, b. 09 Jan 1887, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. 31 Mar 1912, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
v. WALTER BEAVERT, b. 06 Jan 1890, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. 06 Jul 1890, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

4. LAURA A.3 SKILLERN (ALFRED M.2, ANDERSON1) was born 02 Mar 1860 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and died 20 Jan 1925 in Wayne County, Tennessee. She married JACOB M. JACKSON 30 Nov 1892 in Wayne County, Tennessee. He was born 13 Jan 1858 in Wayne County, Tennessee, and died 03 Jan 1921 in Wayne County, Tennessee.

Children of LAURA SKILLERN and JACOB JACKSON are:

i. UNKNOWN4 JACKSON, b. Bet. 1893 - 1900, Wayne County, Tennessee; d. Bef. 1900, Wayne County, Tennessee.
ii. CHARLIE M. JACKSON, b. Apr 1895, Wayne County, Tennessee.
iii. ANDREW A. JACKSON, b. Apr 1898, Wayne County, Tennessee.
iv. CARRIE L. JACKSON, b. Abt. 1904, Wayne County, Tennessee.

5. DAVID S.3 SKILLERN (ALFRED M.2, ANDERSON1) was born Abt. 1867 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and died 09 Dec 1925 in Clay County, Arkansas. He married MYRTLE GILES Bet. 1910 - 1912. She was born 28 Feb 1875 in Tennessee, and died 05 Feb 1935 in Clay County, Arkansas, Buried in Redenbo Cemetery.

Children of DAVID SKILLERN and MYRTLE GILES are:

12. i. GOLDIE4 SKILLERN, b. Abt. 1912, Missouri.
ii. DOROTHY SKILLERN, b. Abt. 1915, Arkansas; m. BEN ROBERTS, 28 Apr 1934, Clay County, Arkansas.
13. iii. ANDREW ALFRED "ANDY" SKILLERN, b. 29 Mar 1917, Missouri; d. 04 Feb 1968, Buried in Corning Cemetery, Clay County, Arkansas.

6. CATHERINE "KITTIE"3 SKILLERN (ALFRED M.2, ANDERSON1) was born Mar 1869 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and died Bet. 1910 - 1914 in Lewis County, Tennessee.
She married SILAS WHITEHEAD 14 Sep 1893 in Wayne County, Tennessee. He was born Jul 1870 in Tennessee.

Children of CATHERINE SKILLERN and SILAS WHITEHEAD are:

14. i. HESTER A.4 WHITEHEAD, b. Jul 1894, Wayne County, Tennessee; d. 02 Feb 1918, Marion County, Tennessee.
ii. SAMUEL M. WHITEHEAD, b. Mar 1899, Wayne County, Tennessee.
iii. UNKNOWN WHITEHEAD, b. Bet. 1900 - 1910, Wayne County, Tennessee; d. Bet. 1900 - 1910, Wayne County, Tennessee.
iv. UNKNOWN WHITEHEAD, b. Bet. 1901 - 1910, Wayne County, Tennessee; d. Bef. 1910, Wayne County, Tennessee.
v. OPAL MAY WHITEHEAD, b. 1909, Lewis County, Tennessee.

7. EFFIE3 SKILLERN (ALFRED M.2, ANDERSON1) was born Jun 1875 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and died Aft. 1937 in Tennessee.
She married (1) W. MARTIN STOWE 30 Jun 1895 in Wayne County, Tennessee.
He was born Feb 1868 in Tennessee, and died Bet. 1912 - 1920 in Wayne County, Tennessee.
She married (2) FRANK MELTON 20 Mar 1921 in Lewis County, Tennessee. He died Bet. 1921 - 1930 in Lewis County, Tennessee.
She married (3) W. L. BEATTY 06 Oct 1934 in Lewis County, Tennessee. He died Bet. 1934 - 1937 in Lewis County, Tennessee.
She married (4) J. H. PIGG 26 Jan 1937 in Lewis County, Tennessee. He died Aft. 1937 in Tennessee.

Children of EFFIE SKILLERN and W. STOWE are:

i. ANNIE L.4 STOWE, b. Aug 1897, Wayne County, Tennessee.
ii. VICK STOWE, b. Apr 1898, Wayne County, Tennessee; d. Bet. 1900 - 1910, Wayne County, Tennessee.
iii. MYRTLE M. STOWE, b. Abt. 1901, Wayne County, Tennessee.
iv. UNKNOWN STOWE, b. Bet. 1902 - 1906, Wayne County, Tennessee; d. Bef. 1910, Wayne County, Tennessee.
v. LUTHER DEE STOWE, b. Abt. 1907, Wayne County, Tennessee.
vi. W. STOWE, b. 1909, Wayne County, Tennessee.
vii. ..ANTA? STOWE, b. Abt. 1912, Wayne County, Tennessee.

Generation No. 3


8. WILLIAM LAFAYETTE4 BEAVERT (MARTHA FRANCES3 SKILLERN, ALFRED M.2, ANDERSON1) was born 19 Sep 1877 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and died 09 Sep 1935 in Jefferson County, Alabama.
He married MARY LENA AUSTIN 13 Dec 1903 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, daughter of JOHN AUSTIN and SARAH DOWLEN. She was born 03 Nov 1885 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and died 25 Jan 1987 in Jefferson County, Alabama.

Children of WILLIAM BEAVERT and MARY AUSTIN are:

i. BEULAH FRANCES5 BEAVERT, b. 12 Mar 1905, Marion County, Tennessee; d. 23 Aug 1980, Jefferson County, Alabama; m. THOMAS NIXON ADAMS, 19 Oct 1927, Alabama; b. 26 Jul 1891; d. 23 Dec 1954.
15. ii. WILLIAM HUBERT BEAVERT, b. 19 Jan 1909, Marion County, Tennessee; d. 11 Sep 2008, Jefferson County, Alabama.
iii. SARAH REBECCA BEAVERT, b. 11 Sep 1912, Marion County, Tennessee; d. 05 May 1980, Jefferson County, Alabama; m. CARL ELLIS HYCHE; b. 14 Dec 1904.
iv. THOMAS EDGAR BEAVERT, b. 21 Jun 1914, Marion County, Tennessee; d. 03 Apr 2003, Lauderdale County, Alabama; m. MARGARET MELISSA OGLETREE; b. 11 Sep 1912; d. Sep 1995, Lauderdale County, Alabama.

9. MARY ANN4 BEAVERT (MARTHA FRANCES3 SKILLERN, ALFRED M.2, ANDERSON1) was born 25 Nov 1879 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and died 20 Oct 1978 in Cumberland County, Tennessee.

She married (1) JOHN HOUSTON STANDIFER 01 Jan 1900 in Sequatchie County, Tennessee. He was born 29 Nov 1873 in Tennessee, and died 09 Sep 1902 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

She married (2) THOMAS ARTHUR SLATTON 25 Jan 1918 in Sequatchie County, Tennessee. He was born 26 Apr 1882 in Marion County, Tennessee, and died 23 Oct 1963.

Children of MARY BEAVERT and JOHN STANDIFER are:

16. i. JOHNNIE FRANCES5 STANDIFER, b. 01 Aug 1902, Marion County, Tennessee; d. 01 Feb 1975, Montgomery County, Kentucky.
ii. HOWARD STANDIFER, b. 1901, Marion County, Tennessee; d. Bef. 1910, Tennessee.


Children of MARY BEAVERT and THOMAS SLATTON are:

iii. THOMAS ARTHUR5 SLATTON, b. 08 Dec 1919, Marion County, Tennessee.
iv. WADE HAMPTON SLATTON, b. Abt. 1922, Marion County, Tennessee; m. EFFIE OLIVIA MERRIMAN.
v. HOBERT S. SLATTON, b. 11 Aug 1923, Marion County, Tennessee; d. 09 Jul 1996, Hamilton County, Tennessee; m. UNKNOWN SMITH.

10. ALFRED AUSBERRY4 BEAVERT (MARTHA FRANCES3 SKILLERN, ALFRED M.2, ANDERSON1) was born 25 Jun 1885 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and died 06 May 1975 in Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
He married (1) DELLA BELLE AUSTIN 02 Jun 1908 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, daughter of JOHN AUSTIN and SARAH DOWLEN. She was born 30 Jul 1889 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and died 03 Apr 1909 in Buried in Pope Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
He married (2) MAMIE ISABEL MINTON 25 Aug 1923 in Sequatchie County, Tennessee. She was born 26 Feb 1901 in Tennessee, and died Sep 1980 in Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

Children of ALFRED BEAVERT and MAMIE MINTON are:

i. THOMAS ALEX5 BEAVERT, b. 21 Jul 1924, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. 09 Aug 2007, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
ii. VIRGIL HOWARD BEAVERT, b. 18 Nov 1925, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. 19 Feb 2010, Buried in Pope Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; m. JEWEL VIVEN MERRIMAN, 23 Jan 1987, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

Notes for VIRGIL HOWARD BEAVERT:


OBITUARY


DUNLAP, TN -- Virgil Howard Beavert, 84, died Friday, February 19, 2010.
He was a retired carpenter and farmer. He was a longtime member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and a charter member of Mount Airy Baptist Church. He was a member of Dunlap Masonic Lodge 693 F&AM for 57 years; Bledsoe County Court, 19 years; Bledsoe County Election Commission, 23 years.

Mr. Beavert was preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Mamie Minton Beavert, brothers, Thomas Beavers and Frank Beavers.

Survivors include wife, Jewell Merriman Henson Beavers, Dunlap; daughter, Deborah Beavert; grandson, Ben Rigsby, Southern Pines, N.C.; granddaughters, Leah (Stephen) Locklear and Hannah Rigsby, North Carolina; stepsons, Riley (Carol) Henson and Sammy (Julie) Henson, Dunlap; stepdaughter, Candace (Greg) Barley, Dunlap; stepgrandsons, Keith Bartley, Brett Bartley, Noah Bartley, Jacob Henson, Josh Henson and Andy Henson; special sister-in-law, Ann Hixson Beavert; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. CST Monday, February 22, 2010, in the Ewton Funeral Home chapel with Brother Bill Cross, Brother Virgil Powell and Brother Greg Bartley officiating. Burial in Pope Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Phillip Beavert, Ben Rigsby, Brett Bartley, Josh Henson, Jacob Henson and Jason Eames.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. CST today.

Arrangements by Ewton Funeral Home, 6936 Highway 28, Dunlap, TN.
iii. ALFRED FRANKLIN BEAVERT, b. 24 Jan 1929, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. 24 Sep 2008, Shelby County, Tennessee; m. INEZ LURA UNKNOWN; b. 29 May 1925; d. 28 Dec 1998, Shelby County, Tennessee.
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11. SARAH JANE4 BEAVERT (MARTHA FRANCES3 SKILLERN, ALFRED M.2, ANDERSON1) was born 09 Jan 1887 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and died 31 Mar 1912 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. She married WILEY LEONARD STANDIFER 21 Dec 1910 in Sequatchie County, Tennessee. He was born 1888 in Tennessee, and died 1966 in Buried in Pope Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

Notes for SARAH JANE BEAVERT:
Died in Childbirth

Notes for WILEY LEONARD STANDIFER:
Wiley Leonard Standifer
s/o Alexander and Sallie
25 Jul 1888
6 June 1966 Wiley’s first two wives, Sallie Beavert and Hester Whitehead, died in childbirth. He then married Octa McCulley (3 Jan 1901 - 14 May 1996) on 27 Jun 1925. Octa had one child, Pauline, by a previous marriage. Wiley was in the Army for about a year during WWI. Wiley’s family lived with "Uncle Bill" (William Israel) in William Carroll Standifer’s homeplace (built in 1898). Wiley and Uncle Bill worked in the Cannon Creek Coal Mine for Pikeville Coal Company. During this time, Wiley and Bill ordered a T-Model Ford from Johnson and Pope General Store, and it was shipped there by train. They used the car to travel to work in the mines. Wiley was later a farmer.

Child of SARAH BEAVERT and WILEY STANDIFER is:

i. INFANT5 STANDIFER, b. 31 Mar 1912, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; d. 31 Mar 1912, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

12. GOLDIE4 SKILLERN (DAVID S.3, ALFRED M.2, ANDERSON1) was born Abt. 1912 in Missouri. She married ANDREW PRINCE 1927 in Clay County, Arkansas. He was born Abt. 1906 in Illinois.

Child of GOLDIE SKILLERN and ANDREW PRINCE is:

i. HOWARD5 PRINCE, b. 1929, Clay County, Arkansas.

13. ANDREW ALFRED "ANDY"4 SKILLERN (DAVID S.3, ALFRED M.2, ANDERSON1) was born 29 Mar 1917 in Missouri, and died 04 Feb 1968 in Buried in Corning Cemetery, Clay County, Arkansas.
He married REBA UNKNOWN. She was born 16 Oct 1916 in Rector, Clay County, Arkansas, and died 31 Mar 2000 in Buried in Corning Cemetery, Clay County, Arkansas.

Child of ANDREW SKILLERN and REBA UNKNOWN is:

i. GREG5 SKILLERN.

14. HESTER A.4 WHITEHEAD (CATHERINE "KITTIE"3 SKILLERN, ALFRED M.2, ANDERSON1) was born Jul 1894 in Wayne County, Tennessee, and died 02 Feb 1918 in Marion County, Tennessee. She married WILEY LEONARD STANDIFER 23 Sep 1916 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. He was born 1888 in Tennessee, and died 1966 in Buried in Pope Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

Notes for WILEY LEONARD STANDIFER:
Wiley Leonard Standifer
s/o Alexander and Sallie
25 Jul 1888
6 June 1966 Wiley’s first two wives, Sallie Beavert and Hester Whitehead, died in childbirth. He then married Octa McCulley (3 Jan 1901 - 14 May 1996) on 27 Jun 1925. Octa had one child, Pauline, by a previous marriage. Wiley was in the Army for about a year during WWI. Wiley’s family lived with "Uncle Bill" (William Israel) in William Carroll Standifer’s homeplace (built in 1898). Wiley and Uncle Bill worked in the Cannon Creek Coal Mine for Pikeville Coal Company. During this time, Wiley and Bill ordered a T-Model Ford from Johnson and Pope General Store, and it was shipped there by train. They used the car to travel to work in the mines. Wiley was later a farmer.

Child of HESTER WHITEHEAD and WILEY STANDIFER is:

i. INFANT5 STANDIFER, b. 02 Feb 1918, Marion County, Tennessee; d. 02 Feb 1918, Marion County, Tennessee.

Generation No. 4


15. WILLIAM HUBERT5 BEAVERT (WILLIAM LAFAYETTE4, MARTHA FRANCES3 SKILLERN, ALFRED M.2, ANDERSON1) was born 19 Jan 1909 in Marion County, Tennessee, and died 11 Sep 2008 in Jefferson County, Alabama. He married JESSIE LEE MCCOY. She was born 08 Aug 1917, and died 19 Jan 1985 in Jefferson County, Alabama.

Child of WILLIAM BEAVERT and JESSIE MCCOY is:

i. WILLIAM HUBERT6 BEAVERT, JR., b. 12 Mar 1947, Alabama; d. 25 May 2009, Jefferson County, Alabama.

16. JOHNNIE FRANCES5 STANDIFER (MARY ANN4 BEAVERT, MARTHA FRANCES3 SKILLERN, ALFRED M.2, ANDERSON1) was born 01 Aug 1902 in Marion County, Tennessee, and died 01 Feb 1975 in Montgomery County, Kentucky.
She married JOSEPH ALEXANDER LEONARD 10 Feb 1923 in White County, Tennessee. He was born 31 Aug 1891 in Tennessee, and died 23 Dec 1948 in Ohio.

Child of JOHNNIE STANDIFER and JOSEPH LEONARD is:

i. ROBERT LEE6 LEONARD, b. 05 May 1926, Hamilton County, Tennessee; d. 20 Apr 1982, Maryland; m. FLORENCE LILLIAN SIMPSON, 20 Nov 1954, Clark County, Indiana; b. 22 Nov 1913, Kentucky; d. 22Nov 1986, Maryland.

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