Born 1804 to Benjamin & Sarah Jane Shipman
White County Tennessee
Married in Perry County Tennessee
unknown date to
unknown date to
Sarah Shumake (daughter of Robert Carrol & Dicey Shumake)
Died before July 19, 1870
Drew County Arkansas
Elmira, Annanasis, Kemp, Martha, Marian, Samuel, Ozais, Dicey Jane, Matilda and Alexander
Most children born in Tennessee, with a couple born in Mississippi before Shipman and Sarah brought family to Drew County Arkansas.
There are no headstones to be found for Shipman, his wife Sarah, or my 2 greats grandmother Elmira, who married a young man named Simon Peter Sumner very shortly after the family arrived in Drew County, and when he passed in 1871, she almost immediately remarried to a Yankee soldier (John Maes) from Wisconsin, and then she disappeared until 1910, when found living with her daughter and family.
Once a prominant land owner, what the family owned was lost during and after the civil war. Carpetbaggers ravaged the county. This document is one of a couple of documents that gives me a clue as to the approximate date of Shipman's death. The children scattered between 1870-1880, with Sarah passing between 1876-1877. Drew County Courthouse is very small and several records have been removed to other storage.
I do not have the source for this document. It was sent to me many years ago by a family researcher. All I have is the page number of the estate book - 326. The Denton and Sumner family research folders are both fairly slim books and have been for most of my 42 years of researching. I'll never give up though!
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