Mary Jane Shoemaker

Female11 May 1842–10 January 1923

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Shoemaker was born on 11 May 1842, in Virginia, United States, her father, Henry Shoemaker, was 44 and her mother, Sarah Worts, was 31. She married Samuel R Richards on 1 June 1861, in Floyd, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Locust Grove District, Floyd, Virginia, United States in 1880 and Simpsons, Floyd, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 10 January 1923, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Huffville, Floyd, Virginia, United States.

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Samuel R Richards
Mary Jane Shoemaker
Marriage: 1 June 1861
Irene Richards
Iven S. Richards
John Lemon Richards
Samuel Lee Richards
Chas Henry Richards
Mary Florence Richards
Thomas J. Richards
Idia Richards
Cletta Richards
Anna Maude Richards
Sarah T. Kathryn Richards
Frank Wise Richards

Sources (50)

  • Mary J Richards in household of Samuel R Richards, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Jane Shomaker, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Mary Jane Richards, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1861Floyd, Virginia, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 2

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


    Age 4

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1864 · Arlington Cemetery

    Age 22

    Arlington Cemetery is a military cemetery. It was originally a plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. This is the location of Robert E. Lee, 16,000 Civil War soldiers, William Howard Taft, John, Jackie, Robert, and Edward Kennedy. The tomb of the unknown soldier is also located here it was dedicated on November 11, 1921. It contains the remains of those soldiers unknown from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form (translation into English) of Dutch Schoemaker , German and Jewish Schumacher , Slovenian Šuštar (see Sustar ) or Greek Papoutsis .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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