Sampson and Solomon Shoemake
"Other Free Men"
Shoemakes of The Georgetown District, Marion County,
There have been varied reports on those who left the Georgetown District and Marion County, SC area and moved to Tennessee. I have no valid information on these Shoemakes.
Below is a report given to me that I have listed for the sake of helping to identify these Shoemakes
Richard Gates has done research in the area of the Georgetown
Dictrict, Marion County, SC Shoemakes and I will not attempt to list the
descendants of these Shoemakes, but would suggest that one contact Mr.
Mr. Gates states the following:
JAMES SR.8 SHOEMAKE/SHUMATE (JOHN7 DE LA SHOEMATE, JEAN6 DE LA CHAUMETTE, DANIEL5, JEAN4, JEAN3, ETIENNE DE2 LA CHAUMETTE, FRANCOIS DE1) was born Abt. 1738 in Prince William County, Virginia, and died Bef. 1800 in Marion District, South Carolina.
Notes for JAMES SR. SHOEMAKE/SHUMATE:
1790 SHOEMAKE JAMES Georgetown County SC 056 00 00 00 00 00 Federal Population
Schedule SC 1790 Federal Census Index SCS1a2778198
Shoemake, James 7, Georgetown Dist., Prince Georges Parish
Shoemake, James Jr. 4, Georgetown Dist., Prince Georges Parish
Shoemake, Sampson 6, Georgetown Dist., Prince Georges Parish
Shoemake, Solomon 4, Georgetown Dist., Prince Georges Parish
Shoemake, Samson 1 "other free" Liberty Co. p.806
Shoemake, Solomon 1 "other free" Liberty Co. p.806Shoemake,
James 4 "other free" Liberty Co. p.806
From Richard Gates - firstname.lastname@example.org
History of Old Cheraws, page 373, tells of a man named Thompson, from the Poke Swamp settlement, on the westside of the river, as he jumped the fence, found a large and powerful mulatto, Shoemake by name, pressing closely upon him, with his rifle aimed and in the act of firing. Happily for Thompson, the rifle missed fire, and before it could be adjusted, he made his escape. Twenty years later after, Thompson heard of Shoemake's going to Camden, caught him and inflicted severe punishment. This story was during Tory and Whig confrontations between 1776-1783.
James Shoemake was found on 1790 census, Georgetown Co., S.C. Listed with him are three of his sons, Sampson, James Jr, and Solomon. All are listed as "other free persons" indicating mixed or Indian blood. This was also true in the 1800 census. James Sr. appears to have been born before 1755 and to have died prior to 1800.
Another story in History of Cheraws, page 393, says:" In the fork
between Lumber River and Little Pedee was a noted band of Tories, who
continued to hold out against the Government, even after it became firmly
establisted. Aman named Courtney, who had acted as commissary for the
enemy in these parts, was particularly obnoxious to the Whigs. They had
often tried to take him, but in vain. He was in the habit of going old
Shoemake's, a noted Tory, and at length, this Whig party in passing found
him there. Shoemake lived in a open field, and in order to make sure of
Courtney, his pursuers stationed themselves at some distance around."
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