Henry Shumate & Carrie Elizabeth
Taken from the Pittsylvania County Heritage Book
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Pittsylvania County Heritage Book
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Ringgold, VA 24586
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The Shumate Legacy
Sam Henry Shumate, eighth generation Virginian, great-great-grandson of
a Revolutionary War Veteran; great-grandson of a War of 1812 veteran and
son of a Civil War Veteran, was born in Pittsylvania Co., VA, and remained
there his entire life.
Sam was a farmer and raised tobacco. He was an easy-going person who could
weave quite a tale, loved to fish and make split bottom chairs. He often
would pull out his banjo and strum up a tune. One day, Sam and another
man were sitting in a store, feet propped up in the window, and a storm
came. Lightening struck Sam, blew his boot off and killed the other man.
He married Carrie Elizabeth Burton, d/o John Washington Burton and Mary
Ellen Virginia Thornton.
Sam and Carrie had the following children:
1. Nannie Lenora (11/13/1894-3/24/1976) married Ottie Mose Connor 1/18/1922;
2. John James (8/13/1897-12/28/1956) married Ethel James Scruggs 12/31/1927;
3. Henry Howard Madison (8/27/1900-5/18/1982);
4. Martha Virginia (1905-alive in 2003) married Luther Daniel Farmer 1/24/1920;
5. Thomas Jefferson (6/18/1908-8/21/1988) married 1)Emma Lee Farris 2)Louise
6. Frances Elizabeth (9/21/1911-2/4/1998) married 1)Brian Dunn 2)Howard
7. Sam Neal (11/25/1913-1/27/22/1987) married Verda Mae Payne;
8. Lucy Margaret (2/18/1917-alive in 2003) married Lucion Winchester Dalton
2)Christopher Henry Brandau.
His direct line is as follows:
1. JOHN STEPHEN SHUMATE (1841-12/28/1894) married Martha Ann Emily Gray
(1843-6/12/1933), d/o John Gray and Margaret Quinn. He served with the
38th Virginia Infantry, Company K, during the Civil War. Captured at Five
Forks, VA, he was sent to Point Lookout Prison Camp in Maryland, and received
a Disability Pension.
2. JOHN BENJAMIN SHUMATE (1813-12/14/1856) and married Lucy Ann Callahan
3. JOHN SHUMATE (1786-1814) died Maryland while serving in the War of
1812. He married Karenhappuck Smoot d/o Leonard Smoot and Mildred Courtney
Norman in Fauquier Co., VA and settled in Pittsylvania Co., VA. Karenhappuck
received a Widow’s Pension. They had two sons: John Benjamin Shumate
(remained in Pittsylvania Co.) and Samuel Hardin Shumate (went on to Missouri).
4. SAMUEL SHUMATE (1755-1834) Fauquier Co., VA, son of Daniel Shumate.
He was an Revolutionary War Veteran and settled in Henry Co., VA . He
died before his received his first Pension check.
5. DANIEL SHUMATE (1734-1806), son of John Shumate, remained in Fauquier
6. JOHN SHUMATE (1707-1784), was born in Virginia, remained in Fauquier
7. JEAN DE LA CHAUMETTE (1664-1728), immigrant ancestor, was born France
about 1664, son of Daniel de la Chaumette and Marie Aucouturier. We have
no record of his first marriage but Jean, a widower, married Elizabeth
Bourgeois Bouvet at the French Huguenot Church on Threadneedle Street
in London, England. Jean had fled France, probably under cover of darkness,
because of religious persecution. After his wife died, Jean and sons,
Antoine, John, Samuel, and Daniel left England for Martinique. In 1720,
leaving Antoine on the Island of Martinique to manage the plantation,
Jean, John, Samuel, and Daniel headed for America and settled in Stafford
Submitted by: John James Shumate
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Port Charlotte, FL 33952
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