Samuel Shoemake-South Carolina And Tennessee
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
Samuel Shuemake Jr., or
[II]. He is listed with:
1800 CENSUS OF CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C.
David Shoemake, listed as being under
26 years of age. His wife is also under 26.
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.
Samuel Shoemake, III, [He is listed as
Jr., on the census]. Here is a new comer.