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Updated July 17, 2009


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We have thoroughly enjoyed researching the following ancestors which include the Shumate, Gray, Lee, Burton, Scruggs families in the Campbell, Bedford, and Pittsylvania Co., VA areas. Through the years, we received alot of help from many people and it has been appreciated. What we have researched is well documented but we hope that this will lead to further documentation on these lines.

Thanks go to Russell Owen (a descendant of Arthur E. Shumate) and Bunny Calvert (a member of the VA-NC Genealogical Society) for showing and tramping through all the cemeteries with us in the Brosville, VA, area as well as contacting alot of the descendants of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan. Without them, we never could have done the Shumate genealogy. Also thanks go to Garland Shumate and Judy Stowe for their contributions and photos in the Shumate line.

Please note, as of this date, the ancestry of Charles Lee who married Ann Dabbs has NOT been determined. There is NO documentation available as to his parentage. It has been lost and it may have been found in one of the burned record counties. I have been unable to find any marriage records for any of his children except for Charles Lee, Jr. who married in Cumberland Co., VA. Therefore, I must assume that Charles Lee came to Goochland/Cumberland from one of the burned record counties. YDNA analysis by Relative Genetics (now incorporated in Ancestry.com) from two of John Lee's descendants shows no relationship to the Lees of Virginia, to Richard Lee, the immigrant or to John G. Lee of Patrick Co., VA. In fact, it does not match any of the other Lees who have been tested. As with all genealogy, it is possible that there is a non-marital event or an adopted son that is interfering with these conclusions. He is not related to William Lee who married Dorothy Taylor, either. I have done my best to document what I have found. There are some descendants that are probably missing. I would appreciate any additions or corrections to this genealogy.

There is a CHARLES LEE of Orange Co., VA who died about 1770. He purchased 60 acres in 1767 (Orange Co. DB 14 p. 234-5). He had a son John who deeded the same property in later years.(Research of Harriet Welch) A descendant of this CHARLES LEE submitted his YDNA and it matched other descendants of William Lee and Dorothy Taylor.

CHARLES LEE of Cumberland Co., in his LWT names sons John, William, Joseph (dec'd), Richard and Charles. I have done the best I can with documentation on WILLIAM, JOHN, and RICHARD LEE but in some areas it could be argued that their ancestry may be different than that of Joseph or Charles Lee, Jr. In my case, John, and William, and Richard, even though mentioned in the Will of Charles Lee, Sr., could be confused with other Lees by the same name, and, in fact, may descend from another Lee. What I have done is "follow the trail" and tried to document as much information as I could find regarding these individuals. The trail leads to Charles Lee and Ann Dabbs. However, it is only a paper trail. There are discrepancies in the records as well as missing records so YDNA is the only way to go. I went back to Cumberland Co., VA, a couple of years ago to further look into the records and see if there was something I could find that mentioned "my son" between Charles Lee, Sr., and John, William and Richard. I could not find any record that specifically said "my son" on any of them. This is just another example of why YDNA is important. You know, the paper trail I have followed could be wrong. We need more participants from the Charles Lee family to have their YDNA tested in order to compare the results and determine a definite conclusion.

Some have said that Charles Lee had a daughter Keziah Lee because she is mentioned in his LWT and received "special legacy". This is not accurate - It was Joseph Lee, his son, who had a daughter Keziah Lee

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  • MARRIAGE - John Scruggs and Ella V. Lee (122 KB)
    Pittsylvania Co. Marriage License dated December 24, 1893. John was son of James Henry Scruggs and Martha Ann Faris. Ella was daughter of Rev. Robert Austin Lee and Martha Kerziah Arnold.
  • MILITARY - Madison N. Shumate (31 KB)
    Madison Shumate was son of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan.
  • ANCESTOR - John delaChaumette (42 KB)
    This document shows Bounty Award to Lewis Tacquett for transporting, among others, Jean de la Chaumette
  • MARRIAGE - Coleman Scruggs and Ann Lewis (24 KB)
    Pittsylvania Co. Marriage Bond dated December 27, 1834. Coleman Scruggs was son of Drury Edward Scruggs, Jr., and Mildred B. Dejarnette. Ann was daughter ot William Shelton Lewis and Nancy Ann Harrison. They were parents of James Henry Scruggs who married Martha Ann Faris.
  • BIOGRAPHY - George Dejarnette Farris (173 KB)
    This bio appeared in Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Vol. 1. George was brother to Martha Ann Faris who married James Henry Scruggs.
  • PHOTO - Lucy Ann Callahan Shumate (13 KB)
    This photo believed to be that of Lucy Ann Callahan Shumate. Lucy was daughter of Matthew Callahan. She married John Benjamin Shumate, son of John Shumate and Karenhappuck Smoot
  • WILL - Mary Scruggs (109 KB)
    This Cumberland Co. Will is located in Will Book 3, p. 254. Mary [Carter] Scruggs was wife of Drury Scruggs, Sr. (1723-1782). Mary is the fourth great-grandmother of Ethel James Scruggs Shumate.
  • MARRIAGE - Benjamin Haden and Martha Moorman (61 KB)
    Bedford Co. Marriage Bond dated December 2, 1780. Benjamin Haden was son of John Haden and Jenny Moseley Martha Davis Moorman was daughte of Charles Moorman and Mary Venable
  • MILITARY - Burwell Lee (44 KB)
    This article appeared in "A Guide to Militia Units in the War of 1812" by Stuart Lee Butler
  • PHOTO - James Luther Shumate-Mary Jane Burton (25 KB)
    Photo courtesy of Garland Shumate. James Luther Shumate was son of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan. Mary Jane was daughter of Samuel Bartlett Burton and Mary/Polly Vaughan.
  • BIOGRAPHY - William H. Garnett Lee (37 KB)
    This biography appeared in Hardestry's Encyclopedia, Special Bedford Edition. Some have said that this man's name was JAMES GARNETT EARLY LEE but this biography clearly shows his name was WILLIAM H. GARNETT LEE. He was son of WILLIAM LEE and AVE NOEL.
  • PHOTO - David Lewis Shumate (23 KB)
    David was son of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan. He married Nancy S. Hiler daughter of John T. Hiler and Martha Ann Vaughan. He also had a nickname - Tant. Photo courtesy of Tracy Isley
  • PHOTO - Molly Shumate, Garland & Milly Shumate (30 KB)
    This photo was taken in 1995. It was taken in the parking lot outside of the Danville Public Libary, Danville, VA. Courtesy of Judy Stowe.
  • WILL - Excerpt from John Lee Will of 1818 (9 KB)
    This photo taken directly from the LWT of John Lee of Leesville shows that he named "SON IN LAW ALEXANDER LEE". Many people have said that Alexander's name was Samuel Alexander Lee because of the misreading of the handwriting but you can see it clearly says "son in law Alexander Lee".
  • TOMBSTONE - Elizabeth Jane Vaughan Burton (28 KB)
    Tombstone for Elizabeth is located in Burton Family Cemetery, Brosville, VA. Elizabeth was married to William Harrison Burton. Elizabeth was the daughter of William and Mary Vaughan. We do not yet know William's parents were.
  • TOMBSTONE - Elizabeth McDowell Ransom Shumate (25 KB)
    This gravesite is located in Cascade Cemetery, Cascade, VA. Elizabeth was buried next to her first husband, Capt. Robert Ransom, rather than Arthur E. Shumate, her second husband.
  • TOMBSTONE - John Scruggs (15 KB)
    This is tombstone of John Scruggs. John was son of James Henry Scruggs and Martha Ann Faris. He was married to Ella V. Lee, daughter of Rev. Robert A. Lee. John's gravesite is located on Gallows Rd., Hurt, VA in the Lee Family Cemetery
  • OBITUARY - John Benjamin Shumate (19 KB)
    This obituary appeared on February 2, 1857 in the "Lynchburg Virginian" newspaper.
  • TOMBSTONE - John Bartley Shumate-Emma Shelton (32 KB)
    This site located in Reidsville, NC at Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. John was son of James Luther Shumate and Mary Jane Burton. Photo courtesy of Garland Shumate
  • TOMBSTONE - John Washington Burton (18 KB)
    This gravesite is located at Burton Family Cemetery in Brosville, VA. John was married to Mary Ellen Virginia Thornton, daughter of Hardin N. Thornton and Lockey Ann Dallas. Dates: 11/1/1844-2/10/1922
  • TOMBSTONE - Arreeneal Shumate (51 KB)
    Arreeneal Shumate was daughter of John Stephen Shumate and Martha Ann Emily Gray. She married Willie A. Thornton, son of Joseph H. Thornton and Elizabeth Moxley. This site is located Highland Burial Park, Danville, VA. Photo courtesy of Judy Stowe
  • TOMBSTONE - David Lewis Shumate (39 KB)
    This gravesite is located in the Hyler-Shumate cemetery in Brosville, VA area. David was son of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan. Dates on the stone are: 2/10/1845-5/13/1920
  • TOMBSTONE - Willie A. Thornton (51 KB)
    Willie was son of Joseph H. Thornton and Elizabeth Moxley. He married Arreeneal Shumate daughter of John Stephen Shumate and Martha Ann Emily Gray. This site is located at Highland Burial Park, Danville, VA. Photo courtesy of Judy Stowe
  • TOMBSTONE - James Luther Shumate (42 KB)
    This gravesite is located at Wolf Island Baptist Church Cemetery, Reidsville, NC. James was son of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan. He married Mary Janie Burton, daughter of Samuel Bartlett Burton and Winifred Vaughan. Photo courtesy of Garland Shumate.
  • TOMBSTONE - Fannie Hiler Shumate (13 KB)
    This gravesite is located in Tom Pink Soyars cemetery near Brosville, VA. There is an indentation in the ground beside the grave of Fannie and it is believed to be that of Doctor Jesse Lee Shumate, son of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan. Dates on the tombstone: 6/29/1843-10/14/1914
  • OBITUARY - Martha Ann Emily Shumate (43 KB)
    This obituary appeared in the "Danville Bee" newspaper on June 13, 1933. Martha was the wife of John Stephen Shumate. She was daughter of John Gray and Margaret Quinn.
  • DEATH - Coleman Scruggs (54 KB)
    This death record was filed November 14, 1865. Coleman was son of Drury Scruggs and Mildred DeJarnette
  • PHOTO - The SCRUGGS sisters (24 KB)
    This photo shows three of the daughters of John Scruggs and Ella Lee - Ethel Scruggs Shumate, Martha Scruggs Howell, Arlene Scruggs Brumfield. Photo taken in 1973 at the home of Arlene in Chatham, VA. Martha Scruggs Howell lived some time at the Pocket Farm.
  • TOMBSTONE - Arlene Scruggs Brumfield (59 KB)
    Arlene was daughter of John Scruggs and Ella Lee and grandaughter of Henry Scruggs and John Lee, Founder of Leesville. This tombstone located at Hillcrest Burial Park, Chatham, VA
  • DEATH - John Scruggs (74 KB)
    This death record was filed July 25, 1944. John was son of James Henry Scruggs and Martha Ann Faris.
  • PHOTO - Myrtle and Ethel Scruggs (5 KB)
    Myrtle and Ethel were both daughters of John Scruggs and Ella Lee. Myrtle married Henry Farmer; Ethel married John James Shumate
  • DEATH - Martha Ann Emily Gray Shumate (120 KB)
    This certificate was filed June 13, 1933. Martha was the wife of John Stephen Shumate and daughter of John Gray and Margaret Quinn
  • PHOTO - John James Shumate, Sr. (22 KB)
    This photo of John Shumate was taken in 1919 when he served in WWI. On the back of it is written "to the darling of my heart". It was sent to Ethel James Scruggs, his future wife.
  • DEATH - Martha Faris Scruggs (65 KB)
    Martha was wife of James Henry Scruggs. She was daughter of James B. Faris and Nancy Scruggs
  • PHOTO - Luther Farmer and Martha Virginia Shumate (224 KB)
    This photo taken in 1973 on their porch. Martha was daughter of Sam Henry Shumate and Carrie Burton. They lived in Motley their entire married life and Aunt Virginia lived to be almost 100 years old.
  • TOMBSTONE - Sam Henry Shumate & Carrie E. Burton (28 KB)
    This gravesite is located at Motley Methodist Church, Motley, VA. Sam Henry Shumate was son of John Stephen Shumate and Martha Ann Emily Gray. Carrie was daughter of John Washington Burton and Mary Ellen Virginia Thornton.
  • MARRIAGE - Coleman Scruggs and Ann Lewis (24 KB)
    Pittsylvania Co. Marriage Bond dated December 27, 1834. Coleman Scruggs was son of Drury Edward Scruggs, Jr., and Mildred B. DeJarnette. Ann Lewis was daugdhter of William Shelton Lewis and Nancy Ann Harrison. They were the parents of James Henry Scruggs who married Martha Ann Faris
  • TOMBSTONE - Mary Ellen Virginia Thornton Burton (28 KB)
    This gravesite located at Burton Family Cemetery, Brosville, VA. Mary Ellen was daughter of Hardin N. Thornton and Lockey Ann Dallas. She married John Washington Burton, son of William Harrison Burton and Elizabeth Jane Vaughn. Dates on the tombstone are: 3/27/1846-8/21/1887
  • PHOTO - Mose Connor and Nannie Lenore Shumate (20 KB)
    This photo was taken in 1973 at their homeplace. Nannie was daughter of Sam Henry Shumate and Carrie Elizabeth Burton.
  • MARRIAGE - Robert A. Lee and Martha K. Arnold (7 KB)
    This marriage announcement appeared in the "Lynchburg Virginian" on August 8, 1856.
  • TOMBSTONE - Samuel Hardin Shumate (21 KB)
    This gravesite is located in Hyler-Shumate cemetery near Brosville, VA. Samuel was son of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan. He married 1) Mary D. Ranson, daughter of John Robert Ranson and Mary M. Vaughan; 2) Nannie Watkins Thornton, daughter of Thomas J. Thornton and Adeline E. Thomas. This is the cemetery where most of the Shumates are buried and is referred to as the Family Cemetery.
  • CEMETERY - Cascade, VA (44 KB)
    This is cemetery in Cascade, VA. I am posting this photo here because I found that the graves were unique.
  • PHOTO - Sam Neal Shumate and Verda Payne (21 KB)
    This photo was taken in 1973 at their home in Motley, VA. Sam "Neal" Shumate was son of Sam Henry Shumate and Carrie Burton.
  • TOMBSTONE - William Harrison Burton (30 KB)
    This gravesite is located at Burton Family Cemetery, Brosville, VA. We have not yet found out who his parents were. He married Elizabeth Jane Vaughan, daughter of William and Mary Vaughan.
  • SHUMATE BEGINNING FAMILY TREE (22 KB)
    This is list of Shumate ancestors given to us by Ethel Shumate. It was our beginning Shumate Family Tree.
  • PHOTO - Shumate Family Cemetery, Brosville, VA (51 KB)
    This photo taken in 1995 shows Russell Owen, Bernard Calvert and John Shumate standing outside of the Shumate (Hiler) Cemetery in Brosville, VA. Bernard and Russell were instrumental in helping me complete the Shumate family history.
  • MAP - Pittsylvania, Henry and Franklin Cos., VA (35 KB)
    This handrawn map shows the locations of where the Shumates and Burtons lived.
  • PHOTO - Areeneal, Sam & Nanny Willie Shumate (41 KB)
    Areeneal, Sam Henry & Nannie Willie were children of John Stephen Shumate and Martha Ann Emily Gray.
  • TOMBSTONE - Martha Ann Shumate (55 KB)
    Martha Ann was daughter of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan. Her grave is located at the Trammel-Moss Cemetery near Vandola, VA. She married Elisha Keen Dunbar.
  • RELIGIOUS PETITION - Campbell Co., VA (38 KB)
    This petition dated 10/17/1785, p. 4, does show a WILLIAM LEE and JAMES LEE signing the petition. A John Lee is listed on p. 2 of this petition.
  • BIOGRAPHY - Arthur Hopkins, Sr. (83 KB)
    This biography is self-explanatory
  • MARRIAGE - Agge Shumate and George W. Smoot (39 KB)
    Henry Co., VA Marriage Bond dated November 18, 1813. Agge was daughter of Samuel Shumate 1755-1833.
  • BIBLE RECORD - Austin (61 KB)
    This is p. 148. It is the family bible record of William W. Austin. I cannot remember where I got it from.
  • MARRIAGE - Delilah Shumate and John Montgomery (62 KB)
    Henry Co. Marriage Bond dated April 30, 1832. Delilah was daughter of Samuel Shumate 1755-1833.
  • BIBLE RECORD - Austin (68 KB)
    This is p. 149 of the William W. Austin bible record. I cannot remember where I got it from.
  • MARRIAGE - Delilah Shumate and George W. Smoot (36 KB)
    Henry Co. Marriage Bond dated December 30, 1816. Delilah was daughter of Tollison and Elizabeth Shumate.
  • CEMETERY - Old Andrews Cemetery (196 KB)
    This is typed copy of burials in the Old Andrews Cemetery located near New London Methodist Church, about 2 miles from New London Academy on Route 811.
  • MARRIAGE - Elizabeth Shumate and Joseph McMillion (37 KB)
    Henry Co. Marriage Bond and permission dated October 14, 1833. Elizabeth was daughter of Samuel Shumate 1755-1833.
  • CEMETERY - Andrews-Arnold Cemetery (88 KB)
    This is typed copy of Andrews-Arnold buried in the Mt. Hermon Methodist Church Cemetery, Lynch Station, VA.
  • BIOGRAPHY - Town of Leesville, VA (125 KB)
    This article appeared in "The New Campbell Chronicles".
  • MARRIAGE - Enoch Shumate and Susannah Boaz (47 KB)
    Henry Co. Marriage Bond and permission dated October 26, 1818. Enoch was son of Samuel Shumate 1755-1833.
  • MARRIAGE - James Shumate and Nancy Clark (31 KB)
    Henry Co. Marriage Bond dated August 11, 1817. James was son of Samuel Shumate 1755-1833
  • BIOGRAPHY - Arthur Hopkins, Sr. (279 KB)
    This biography appeared in History of Albemarle Co.
  • DEATH - Elizabeth Jane Vaughn (83 KB)
    Elizabeth was married to William Harrison Burton. She was daughter of William and Polly Vaughan. We have not been able to determine who the parents of William were.
  • PHOTO - Burton Sisters (69 KB)
    This photo taken in 1954 - Pauline Burton, Carrie Burton, Ola Burton
  • MARRIAGE - John B. Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan (61 KB)
    Pittsylvania Co. Marriage Bond and permission dated May 9, 1836. John Benjamin Shumate was son of John Shumate and Karenhappuck Smoot.
  • PHOTO - Lucy Shumate and Frances Shumate (40 KB)
    This photo taken about 1985 is of Lucy Shumate and Frances Shumate. They were daughters of Sam Henry Shumate and Carrie Elizabeth Burton
  • MARRIAGE - John S. Shumate and Martha Ann Gray (40 KB)
    Pittsylvania Co. Marriage Record dated December 26, 1800. The marriage bond has been lost but the Clerk's entry remains. John was son of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan.
  • PHOTO - Thomas Jefferson Shumate and Emma Faris (95 KB)
    This photo was taken in 1928 on their wedding day. Courtesy of Gracie Cash, their daughter
  • DEATH - John Stephen Shumate (164 KB)
    John Stephen Shumate was son of John Benjamin Shumate and Karenhappuck Smoot. He married Martha Ann Emily Gray, daughter of John Gray and Margaret Quinn.
  • PHOTO -- Burton Sisters (47 KB)
    This photo is of Carrie, Mary, Pauline and Iola Burton. Carrie married Sam Henry Shumate; Mary married 1)William W. Hiler 2)William R. Montgomery; Pauline married Willard Hardy; and Iola married Thomas Clement Oakes.
  • MILITARY - John Shumate (114 KB)
    Karenhappuck Shumate applied for a widow's pension. This certificate attests to John's military service during the War of 1812. John was son of Samuel Shumate 1755-1833. Karenhappuck was daughter of Leonard Smoot.
  • MARRIAGE - John Shumate and Karenhappuck Smoot (92 KB)
    John Shumate was son of Samuel Shumate 1755-1833 originally of Fauquier Co., VA. Karenhappuck Smoot was daughter of Leonard Smoot.
  • PHOTO - Burton Homestead in Brosville, VA (37 KB)
    The Shumate children were all born in this home. It has since burned and all that remain are the foundation rocks. The Burton Family Cemetery is located right beside it. The cemetery was taken care of and a fence put around it, etc., but owners of the land use it for pasture and the cows keep breaking the fence and knocking over the tombstones. Copy courtesy of Madeline Thompson.
  • MILITARY - John Stephen Shumate (47 KB)
    This is Widow's Application for pension of Martha Ann Emily Gray Shumate testifying to John's military service during the Civil War. Martha was daughter of John Gray and Margaret Quinn. John was son of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan.
  • MARRIAGE - John Shumate & Karenhappuck Smoot (22 KB)
    Permission slip by Leonard Smoot for marriage of John Shumate and Karenhappuck Smoot
  • PHOTO - Ida Burton (27 KB)
    Ida was daughter of John Washington Burton and Mary Elizabeth Thornton. She married 1)Luther Rome Cox 2)Richard Griner. They moved to Savannah, GA and Richard had a grocery store.
  • MILITARY - John James Shumate (44 KB)
    This certificate attests to John's service during World War I. John was son of Sam Henry Shumate and Carrie Elizabeth Burton. He was married to Ethel James Scruggs, daughter of John Scruggs and Ella Lee
  • PHOTO - Henry Howard Shumate (24 KB)
    Henry "Howard" Shumate was son of Sam Henry Shumate and Carrie Elizabeth Burton. He and brother John Shumate travelled to Tampa, FL to do construction work as young men and Howard eventually moved to New Jersey where he died.
  • PHOTO - John Madison "Tob" Shumate (11 KB)
    Tob was son of John Stephen Shumate and Martha Ann Emily Gray. He later moved to West Virginia
  • DEED - Karenhappuck Shumate to Samuel & John (176 KB)
    Karenhappuck sold her land to sons Samuel and John Shumate. They were both very young and I have yet to figure out why she did it. Date of this deed - 8/15/1822. Located: Pittsylvania Co., VA
  • MARRIAGE - William H. Burton-Elizabeth J. Vaughan (90 KB)
    Pittsylvania Co. Marriage Bond and permission. We have not yet been able to determine the parentage of William H. Burton. Elizabeth was daughter of William and Mary/Polly Vaughn and was sister to Winnifred Vaughn who married Samuel Bartlett Burton, brother of William Harrison Burton
  • OBITUARY - Martha Ann Shumate Dunbar (60 KB)
    This obituary of Martha Ann appeared in the Danville newspaper. Martha was daughter of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan. She married Elisha Keen Dunbar.
  • MARRIAGE - Mahala Shumate and Benjamin Haley (24 KB)
    Henry Co. Marriage Bond dated Julyl 8 1833. Mahala was daughter of Samuel Shumate 1755-1833.
  • MARRIAGE - Polly Shumate and Ira Luttrell (32 KB)
    Henry Co. Marriage Bond dated June 5, 1812. Polly was daughter of Samuel Shumate 1755-1833.
  • MARRIAGE - Winifred Shumate and John Gravely (44 KB)
    Henry Co. Marriage Bond dated January 24, 1826. Winifred daughter of Samuel Shumate 1755-1833.
  • MILITARY - Samuel Shumate 1755-1833 - Scan 1 of 4 (84 KB)
    Samuel served in the Rev. War but was in the service before an organized body of troops was formed. He applied for his pension and it was granted. However, he died before he received his first pension payment.
  • MILITARY - Samuel Shumate 1755-1833 - Scan 2 of 4 (84 KB)
    Pension affidavit continues.
  • MILITARY - Samuel Shumate 1755-1833 - Scan 3 of 4 (90 KB)
    Pension affidavit continues...
  • PHOTO - Shumate brothers (239 KB)
    These photos are only photocopies of glass plate photos in possession of Judy Stowe, grandaughter of Martha Ann Shumate. These photos have not yet been identified, although two of them on the right look to be Arthur and below him John
  • MILITARY - Samuel Shumate 1755-1833 - Scan 4 of 4 (84 KB)
    Pension affidavit continues...
  • MARRIAGE - James Scruggs and Martha Faris (60 KB)
    Pittsylvania Co. Marriage Record. The marriage bond has been lost but the clerk's entry remains. Date of entry - December 7, 1860.
  • MARRIAGE - Samuel Bartlett Burton-Winnifred Vaughn (27 KB)
    This Pittsylvania Co. marriage bond is for the marriage of Samuel Bartlett Burton and Winnifred Vaughn. We have not yet been able to determine and parentage of Samuel. Winnifred was daughter of William and Mary/Polly Vaughan. Samuel and William were brothers and Elizabeth Jane Vaughn and Winnifred were sisters.
  • MAP - Confederate Engineers Map (40 KB)
    This map taken from "A Weaving" shows the locations of several of the families mentioned in these genealogies. It was originally done by the Confederate Army locating grain mills, Rivers, etc., during the Civil War
  • MILITARY - John Washington Burton (75 KB)
    This Certificate certifies that John Washington Burton served in the Civil War. John was son of William Harrison Burton and Elizabeth Jane Vaughan. He was married to Mary Ellen Virginia Thornton, daughter of Hardin N. Thornton and Lockey Ann Dallas. Copy of this Certificate courtesy of Edward K. Burton
  • MARRIAGE - Jeremiah Gray and Nancy Williams (59 KB)
    Pittsylvania Co. Marriage Bond dated April 15, 1793. Jeremiah Gray was son of Matthias Gray of Montgomery Co., MD. Nancy was daughter of Benjamin and Ann Williams.
  • MARRIAGE - Mildred Shumate and Isaac Earles (69 KB)
    There has been some controversy as to the parentage of Milly Shumate. Her descendants say she was definitely a sister to John Benjamin Shumate. However, when Milly was born Karenhappuck was not married. Her father is unknown.
  • DEATH - William Harrison Burton (97 KB)
    William was married to Elizabeth Jane Vaughan, daughter of William and Mary/Polly Vaughan. We have not yet determined the ancestry of William.
  • PHOTO - Martha Ann Emily Gray Shumate (48 KB)
    On the left is Nancy William Shumate, daughter. Martha Ann is on the right. Martha was daughter of John Gray and Margaret Quinn.
  • MARRIAGE - John Gray and Margaret Quinn (48 KB)
    Pittsylvania Co. Marriage Bond dated September 19, 1827. John was son of Jeremiah Gray and Nancy Williams. Margaret was daughter of Peggy Quinn.
  • OBITUARY - James Luther Shumate (52 KB)
    This obituary was published in "The Danville Bee". James was son of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan. He married Mary Janie Burton, daughter of Samuel Bartlett Burton and Winnifred Vaughn.
  • PHOTO - Pedro Shumate (8 KB)
    Pedro was son of Arthur Shumate and Elizabeth McDowell Ransom. He was married to Angenita Ragsdale. I cannot remember who sent me this photo but it was a Shumate descendant.
  • MAP - Taken from Topozone - Lee Family Cemetery (59 KB)
    This map will show the location of the Lee Family Cemetery in Hurt, VA.
  • PHOTO - Sam Henry Shumate and family (20 KB)
    This photo was taken at the 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration of Sam Henry Shumate and Carrie Elizabeth Burton. Back Row: Howard, Nannie, Sam, Carrie, Thomas, John, Neal. Front Row: Virginia, Lucy, Frances
  • OBITUARY - Samuel Hardin Shumate (61 KB)
    Samuel was son of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan
  • OBITUARY - Arthur E. Shumate (25 KB)
    Arthur was son of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Callahan. He married Elizabeth McDowell Ransom, a widow.
  • PHOTO - Arthur Shumate (34 KB)
    Arthur was son of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan. He married Elizabeth McDowell Ransome, widow of Capt. Robert R. Ransome who died in the Civil War.
  • PHOTO - Motley United Methodist Church, Hurt, VA (23 KB)
    The Pittsylvania County Heritage Book - 1767-2004 p. 22 - Motley United Methodist Church The first Motley Church was established in 1863, the 3rd year of the Civil War Dennis Simpson donated the land on which the church was built. ...Some of the people instrumental in organizing and building this church were Rev. R A. LEE, W. B Walton and his wife, Mrs. Emma Jackson, Rev. Stark Jett, Rev. J. R. Lampkin, Owen Gibson, John Hundley, and James Edward Roark, owner of Roark's Mill. ...In 1922, a fire destroyed the church parsonage and the church records were lost in the fire. PERSONAL NOTE: While we were living in Motley, Molly was pianist for this church. On the alter are some items of furniture donated in memory of John Scruggs and Ella Lee. There is also a piano donated in memory of Sam Neal Shumate.
  • DEATH - Sam Henry Shumate (156 KB)
    Sam was son of John Stephen Shumate and Martha Ann Emily Gray. He married Carrie Elizabeth Burton, daughter of John Washington Burton and Mary Ellen Virginia Thornton
  • SCRUGGS BEGINNING FAMILY TREE (26 KB)
    This is list of names Ethel Scruggs Shumate gave us to begin Our Family History
  • PHOTO - James Luther Shumate (21 KB)
    James Luther Shumate was son of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan. He married Mary Janie Burton, daughter of Samuel Bartlett Burton and Winnifred Vaughn. James moved to Reidsville, N.C. and raised a large family.
  • MAP - Location of Civil War Battle of Five Forks (20 KB)
    John Stephen Shumate served with Co. K, 38th Virginia Infantry for 4 years. He was captured at the Battle of Five Forks and sent to the Prisoner of War Camp at Pt. Lookout, MD.
  • MARRIAGE - Samuel B. Burton-Winnifred Vaughn (27 KB)
    Samuel married Winnifred Vaughan, daughter of William and Mary/Polly Vaughan. He was brother to William H. Burton who married Elizabeth Jane Vaughan, Winnifred's sister.
  • PHOTO - Martha Ann Shumate Dunbar (9 KB)
    Martha was daughter of John Benjamin Shumate and Lucy Ann Callahan. She married Elisha Keen Dunbar.
  • MAP - Location of Pt. Lookout, Md. (15 KB)
    John Stephen Shumate was captured at the Battle of Five Forks in VA. He first went to City Point on 6 April 1865 and then was committed to the Prisoner of War Camp at Point Lookout, Md. He took the Oath of Allegiance as did many and was released on 9 June 1865. Rev. Robert Austin Lee was also committed to Pt. Lookout for a short period of time before being transferred to Elmira Prison Camp in Elmira, NY.
  • OBITUARY - John Bartley Shumate (41 KB)
    John was son of James Luther Shumate. He lived in Reidsville, NC. He married Emma Dove Shelton.
  • NEWSPAPER CLIPPING re old home of Coleman SCRUGGS (113 KB)
    Excerpts from an aticle in The Journal, Altavista, VA, October 29, 1980 - The original house...before Parker Shorts' grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. COLEMAN scruggs.... Parker Short's father, Sam Short, bought the home after Mrs. Scruggs died. He and his wife, the daughter of Henry Scruggs and a granddaughter of the Coleman Scruggeses, lived there and raised nine children....Soap Stone Creek winds through the bottom land "through the prettiest country you ever saw" ...and flows into the Sycamore.
  • PHOTO - Old Capital Prison (29 KB)
    After Rev. Robert A. Lee's capture at Kelly's Ford, he appears on a roll of Prisoners of War at Old Capital Prison, Washington, D. C. March 23, 1863. Roll dated Headquarters, Provost Marshal's Office 3/23/1863. When committed: 3/21/1863
  • PHOTO - Elmira Prison Camp, Elmira, NY (7 KB)
    After Rev. Robert A. Lee was captured at Kelly's Ford, he was first sent to the Old Capital Prison in Washington, DC, then on to Pt. Lookout Prisoner of War Camp. He then appears on a roll of prisoners of war received at Elmira NY July 17, 1864 from Point Lookout, MD. He was later transferred to James River for exchange on March 10, 1865. Parole dated: Elmira, NY 3/10/1865.
 

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