Morris K. Shoemake Public Records
This document is the first page of the application made
by Morris K. Shoemake to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Washington,
D.C. on March 16, 1907. In this document he lists his brothers and sisters,
his father and mother, and his father's brothers and sisters. He also
list the name of his grandfather. One may notice that below the above
picture, his name is recorded Shoemate. However, the Federal Census lists
him as Shoemake as well as the documents below.
See A List Of Morris K. Shoemake's Children
At Bottom of Page
The following is page two on the application filed with the Commissioner of Indian Affairs
The document shown below is a copy of a Declaration For Pension filed by Morris K. Shoemake June 6, 1912. Apparently he served in the U.S. Army during the Civil War
The following document is a copy of where Morris K. Shoemake was dropped as a pensioner on March 10, 1914 due to his death.
Father of Morris K. Shoemake
1850 Census, Marion County, Tennessee
Children of Morris K. Shoemake. (Son of John
Now Here is what is confusing, I received
another set of entries for the census of Marion County that gave the following
account of Morris K. Shoemate (Shoemake). How these records get tangled
up I do not know. However, I am posting the following providing some one
has the correct answer or may be able to shed light on this record.
Other Information provided on Morris' documents:
The application for inclusion as an Eastern
Cherokee (No. 18609) filed by and for Morris K.
not appear that applicant or any of his ancestors were
He also lists (John Shoemake) his paternal Grandfather's
children as:(The records will show this to be John Fletcher)
Notation: The reson for the following
listing is whereby one might use the information to try and determine
who the Shoemakes descended from that came from South Carolina.
Samuel Shoemake Jr., (II) son of Samuel Shoemake, Sr., (I) is found in Bledsoe County, Tennessee in 1830 (See Federal Census of Bledsoe County 1830). My research and records point out that John Fletcher Shoemake, born in 1795 was the father of Morris K. Shoemake. who was born in 1833. One will note that Morris K., said that his father's father, his grandfather was also named John. The question that I have is who was this John?
Samuel Shuemake, Jr (or II) was issued a land grant for 100 acres situated in Craven County, SC., on Thompson Creek. This was done on January 17, 1772. (This was a Royal Land Grant issued by King George of England. See book 3, B, page 183 S. C. Archives at Columbia, S. C.). This would indicate that he was married but had no children at this time. The amount of land granted would indicate how many were in his family. It was customary to grant 50 acres for each member in a household. This being the rule, it would indicate that there was only Samuel and his wife in the household; no children. By 1790, he had 4 boys, 2 girls and his wife. He does not have a son being born in 1795 according to the 1800 census of Chesterfield County, SC. Therefore, we can reason that John Fletcher Shoemake, born in 1795, was not his son.