Overton County Tennessee Shoemakes

 

Tennessee records show that a good number of Shoemakes migrated from South Carolina to Tennessee around 1800. The Federal Census show the following regarding John Shoemake, age 55 in 1850, who was born in South Carlonia.

Overton County, Tennessee, Federal Census, 1820

1. John Shoemake, age 26-45, place of birth not listed.
2 male under 10
1 male 10-16
1 female under 10
1 female 10-16
1 female 26-45 (Wife)
( I am not sure that this John would be the same John that appears in the 1850 census. Some of the ages do not match those of John in 1850).).

Overton County, Tennessee, Federal Census 1850

1. John Shoemake, 55, B. SC, Born in 1795
>>>>Hannah, Wife, age 61, Born in NC.
>>>>Jackson Shoemake, son, age 25, Born in Tennessee, 1875, (Later recorded as
>>>>>>A. J. Shoemake)
>>>>John Shoemake, son, age 6 months, Born in Tennessee

Overton County, Tennessee, Federal Census 1860

2. Jackson Shoemake, age 34, Born in Tennessee

Overton County, Tennessee, Federal Census 1870

3. A. J. (Jackson) Shoemake, age 44, Born in Tennessee (Son of John Shoemake, age 55 in 1850, born in SC)
>>>>Nancy, wife, age 36
>>>>George W., son, age 15
>>>>John, son, age 11
>>>>Joshua, son, age 10
>>>>Spenser, son, age 8
>>>>Lucretia, daughter, age 5
>>>>Martha, daughter, age 3

Overton County, Tennessee, Federal Census 1880

4. A.J. (Jackson) Shoemake, age 53
>>>>D. A. Shoemake, wife, age 37"
>>> Willie J. son, age 19
>>>>Isaac, son, age 16
>>>>K. L. , daughter, age 15
>>>>Martha, daughter, age 13
>>>>Sarah, daughter, age 8
>>>>Julie, daughter, age 8
>>>>Mary, daughter, age 6
>>>>A. J., Son, age 4
>>>>Henry, son, age 2
>>>>H. B. (Hilary) son, age 2 months.

Overton County, Tennessee, Federal Census 1910

5. Hilary B. Shoemake, age 29, listed as H. B., in 1880 Census,
He is the son of A.J., (Jackson) who was the son of John Shoemake
from SC in 1850, Children were:
>>>>Millie J., wife, age 29
>>>>Rettie J., daughter, age 12

Overton County, Tennessee, Feberal Census 1910

6. George Shoemake, age 63, son of A.J. Shoemake, who was the son of John Shoemake, age 55 in 1850, born in SC.
>>>>Mahaley, wife age 45
>>>>Harrison, son, age 21
>>>>George W., son, age 18
>>>>McKinley, age 12
>>>>Bessie, daughter, age 10

***Research from the 1880 census showed George was born in Illinois while his father and mother were both born in Tennessee. His father was A.J. (Jackson) Shoemake. His wife was Mahala Smith. Her father was William D. Smith and her mother's name was Emily, who was 37 in 1870, being born about 1833. Mahala's siblings were 8 in number.

George and Mahala had one child in 1880. Her name was Nellie, age 1, in 1880. The couple were living in Overton County, Tennessee, District 11, #187.

Other research shows the couple are buried in the Story Cemetery. Overton County, TN.

William D. Smith b. Jan. 1832. died 1912 in Overton Co.,Tn.
Buried in Daniel Cemetery, Overton Co., Tn.
He married, Emeline "Emily" Newberry (or Daniel) b. Nov. 30, 1834, d. 1910 Overton Co., Tn. Buried in Daniel Cemetery, Overton Co., Tn.

Children of William D. and Emeline Smith are:
>>>>1. Mary Ann b. Jan 93, 1853
>>>>2. Louisa b. 1855
>>>>3. Andrew Elisha b. 1857
>>>>4. George b. 1859
>>>>5. Mahala, b. 1862 (there were four more: Aherman, Leon, Margaret, and
>>>>> Johm W.

7. William J. Shoemake, age 48, son of A.J. (Jackson) Shoemake, who was the son of John Shoemake, age 55 in 1850, born in SC. (See 1880 above)
>>>>Martha, wife, age 32
>>>>Christian, son, age 11
>>>>Roxey D., daughter, age 9
>>>>Arthur, son, age 8
>>>>Austin E., son, age 5
>>>>Ruby R., daughter, age 3
>>>>Nancy B., daughter, age 1 month. (?)

Overton County, Tennessee, District 11, page 8, Federal Census 1930

8. McKinley Shoemake, age 32, born in 1898, son of George Shoemake, the son of A.J. Shoemake, the son of >>>>John Shoemake, Born in 1795, SC.
>>>>Edna, wife, age 32, born in 1898
>>>>Edward, son, age 10, born in 1920

The above record shows the descendants of John Shoemake,
born in South Carolina in 1795 and living in Overton County,
Tennessee in 1850.