(Abt 1740-Abt 1798)
LEE, Catherine
(1741-After 1800)



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LONG, Elizabeth

SHOEMAKER, Michael 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 25 Mar 1778, Friesburg, Salem County, New Jersey
  • Marriage: LONG, Elizabeth on 24 Oct 1799 in Salem County, New Jersey
  • Died: 30 May 1864, Polo, Ogle County, Illinois at age 86
  • Buried: Jun 1864, Brick Church [Elkhorn] Cemetery, Hazelhurst, Ogle County, Illinois

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Military Service: War of 1812, 1814. Served in Colgreave's Ohio Milita.


Michael married Elizabeth LONG, daughter of Jonathon LONG and Mary UNKNOWN, on 24 Oct 1799 in Salem County, New Jersey. (Elizabeth LONG was born on 29 Jul 1782 in New York, died on 31 Mar 1856 in Ogle County, Illinois and was buried in Apr 1856 in Brick Church [Elkhorn] Cemetery, Hazelhurst, Ogle County, Illinois.)



1 Colgreave's Ohio Miltia, War of 1812. Surety: 3. Michael, at age 36 and with 6 young children at home, enlisted in the War of 1812 in 1814.

2 1820 US Census (Reilly Township, Butler County, Ohio). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Shows Michael Shoemaker (age 26-45, b. 1775-1794), wife (age 26-45, b. 1775-1794) and children 1 male (age <10, b. 1810-1820) [William], 2 males (age 10-16, b. 1804-1810) [twins Elmore & Pearson], 1 male (age 16-18, b. 1802-1804) [Nathan], 1 male (age 16-26 including HOH, b. 1794-1804) [John], 2 females (age <10, b. 1810-1820) [Elizabeth & Henrietta] and 2 females (age 10-16, b. 1804-1810) [Mary and John's wife, Elizabeth, or Sarah], living in Reilly, Ohio. The record indicates that 2 persons in the household are engaged in agriculture.

3 Craig, H. Stanley, Salem County, New Jersey marriage records (Merchantville, New Jersey; H.S. Craig Publish.; 1928), p. 161. Surety: 4. Shoemaker, Michael to Elizabeth Long (b. abt. 1778, Salem County, New Jersey).

4 Jacob Shoemaker, New Jersey Calendar of Wills 1796 - 1800 (30 Oct 1798, Lower Penns Neck, Salem County, New Jersey). Surety: 4. 1798,Oct 30 Shoemaker, Jacob, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co; will of wife,Catharine, bay mare and saddle' also 1/3 of residue of property, Son Samuel, my watch, bay mare and saddle. Daughter, Mary Shoemaker, 1 heifer, small bed, Pair of tongs and andirons, Son, Michael, gray mare and saddle. To my wife's daughter, Hannah Martin, 1 cow, son Jacob, 5 shillings. My little Negro lad, Isaac (aged 3) To be set free when 27. Daughter, Elizabeth Currey and sons, Elias and Samuel, the other 2/3 of residue divided between them. Executrix-wife Catherine, Witnesses- Thomas Miles, Charles Campbell and Rebecca Shoemaker. Proved Jan 7,1799.

5 1830 US Census (Unstated township, Tazewell County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Michael Shoemaker and family living in Tazewell County, Illinois. Household includes wife and eight children.

6 1850 US Census (Cherry Grove, Carroll County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 3. Lists Michael Shoemaker (age 74, b. PA) and wife Elizabeth (age 69, b. NY) living four houses away from their son, William, in Cherry Grove, Carroll County, Illinois. Also in the household are Michael's grandsons [I believe], Pearson Goudy [probably a son of Michael's daughter, Mary Goudy, by her first husband, Samuel Goudy] (age 22, b. IA); and a William W. Allen (age 13, b. WI) [probably a son of Mary by her second husband, William Wallace Allen]. Michael and Elizabeth's places of birth do not match with our records.

7 1840 US Census (Carroll County, Ohio). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 3

8 1860 US Census (Palmyra, Lee County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Elizabeth [Shoemaker] Morgan, widow, (age 44, b. OH), and children Jerome (age 18, b. IL), Spencer (age 16, b. IL), Charles (age 14, b. IL), Sidney (age 13, b. IL), and Florence (age 11, b. IL) living in Palmyra, Illinois. Also in the household is Elizabeth's father, Michael Shoemaker (age 83, b. DE). Elizabeth is listed as a "seamstress." Jerome is listed as a "clerk." Spencer is listed as a "farm laborer."

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