When Amos Diamond Shumate was born on 11 April 1861, in Saulsville, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States, his father, John Newton Shumate, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Rebecca Acord, was 26. He married Emazetta Jane Cook on 16 April 1885, in Wyoming, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Slab Fork District, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States for about 60 years. He died on 18 January 1956, in Glen Fork, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in McGraws, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States.
Americanized form of French Chaumette: topographic name for someone who lived on a chaumette, a high, arid plateau with very little vegetation, derived from a diminutive of chaume ‘bare land’ (from a specialized sense of Latin calmus ‘calm, unruffled’); or a habitational name from La Chaumette, the name of several places in the central part of France. See also Delashmutt , compare Shoemate .
History: Jean de la Chaumette from Rochechouart in Haute-Vienne became a wealthy colonist in Martinique and subsequently (1722) a tobacco planter in VA. In North America his surname was changed to Shumate. He was the brother of Pierre de la Chaumette (see Delashmutt ). Jean de la Chaumette is listed in the register of Huguenot ancestors recognized by the Huguenot Society of America, while his brother Pierre is listed in the similar register of the (US) National Huguenot Society.
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