Samuel Shoemake-South Carolina And Tennessee


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ISSUE OF JEAN DE LA CHAUMETTE [I] (OR JOHN DELA SHUMATE [I]), THE IMMIGRANT FATHER, AND ELIZABETH (BOURGEOIS-BOUVET), HIS SECOND WIFE. OF THIS MAEEIAGE IT IS REPORTED THAT HE HAD THE FOLLOWING SONS: 1. ANTOINE DE LA CHAUMETTE; JOHN DELA SHUMATE [II] ; SAMUEL DELA SHUMATE [I]. IN THIS CASE WE SHALL FOLLOW THE LINE OF SAMUEL DE LA SHUMATE.

SAMUEL DE LA SHUMATE [I], IMMIGRANT SON. He was probably born circa 1710 in England or on the Island of Martinique. He married Lucy Blackwell circa 1732 in Stafford County, Virginia, and moved to South Carolina in the mid-1700s. (Some have reported Lucy's name as being Blackla) Samuel died sometime prior to 1790, and his wife Lucy died between 1790 and 1800 (See the 1790 Federal Census of Cheraw District, South Carolina). The issue of Samuel [I] and his wife Lucy-- numbered at least four sons and three daughters. The sons reported to this marriage were:

Samuel Shoemake; Blackley Shoemake; John Shoemake; and Moses Shoemake. The names of the daughters are not known by me. One will notice a change in the spelling of the name from "Chaumette" to "Shoemake" and "shoemate"and etc. Apparently this was done upon the arrival from England to America. Below I shall take up the name of Samuel and his lineage:

Listed below are the records copied from the Federal Census of Chesterfield, South Carolina, beginning in 1790.

1790 Census of Chesterfield County, SC

Blackley Shoemake On page 378 of the census, he is listed with
1 male under 16,
3 males 16 years and older,
5 females.
He is shown to be living near Lucy Shoemake, who is believed to be his mother
.

Samuel Shuemake Jr., or [II]. He is listed with:
2 daughters along with his wife. Prior to 1850, only the heads of a household were listed by name. All total Samuel had 4 bo
Lucy Shoemake:
It is believed that Lucy was Lucy Blackli (Blackwell) before she married. It is reported that Samuel Sr.[I] lived next door to a Blackli (Blackwell) in Virginia before moving to S.C. It also is reported that this Samuel died around 1790, prior to the first US Census. Therefore, Lucy would be his widow and the mother of Blackley, John, Samuel, Jr,[II]. and Moses.In the 1790 census Lucy is shown to have the following living in her household:
1 male 16 and upwards,
4 females.

1800 CENSUS OF CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C.

David Shoemake, listed as being under 26 years of age. His wife is also under 26.
This could be the son of Blackley who was the male under 16. Later we will find a David in Knox County, Tennessee along with Blackley. In 1790. He had the following in his household:
1 female under 10.
1 female under 26, his wife

Samuel Shoemake, Jr.[II],son of Samuel, Sr.,. who came down from Virginia. He is listed as being over 45 years of age, thus making him be born prior to 1755. He is listed as having the following in his household: Records indicate that Samuel moved to Bledsoe County, Tennessee. He is listed on the 1830 Census of Bledsoe County living in a Colored Settlement. He had the following children in 1800 while living in SC.
1 male under 16
3 males between 16 and 26
2 females and his wife

Samuel Shoemake, III, [He is listed as Jr., on the census]. Here is a new comer.
He and his wife are listed as being between 16 and 26. (I have found no record of where this Samuel might
have moved to, or if he died. However, he seemed to have dropped out of sight in later census records.
Maybe further research will later identify him). He has the following in his household:
1 male under 10

1830 Census, Bledsoe County, Tennessee


Samuel Shoemake

Samuel Shoemake [II], son of Samuel Shoemake [I] born in 1710, who moved from Virginia to South Carolina in the mid 1700s, died sometime about 1790 in SC. His son, Samuel Shoemake [II] brother to Blackley, John and Moses, is reported to have moved to Bledsoe County, Tennessee and was living in a colored settlement in 1830, according to the Federal Census of Bledsoe County, being over the age of 90.and having two younger females living in his household. It is thought that these could have been his daughters.

Ouestion:
I now ask the question as to who were these four sons of Samuel that were listed on the SC Census in 1800, before he left South Carolina and moved to Bledsoe County, Tennessee? He had:
1 male under 16
3 males between 16 and 26