Elizabeth (Catherine) Shoemaker (See), twin (1754 - 1830) MP

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Birthplace: South Branch, Augusta, Virginia
Death: Died in Adams, OH, USA
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About Elizabeth (Catherine) Shoemaker (See), twin

Elizabeth See, born February 26, 1754 in South Branch, Augusta Co., Virginia; died 1830 in Adams Co., Ohio; married Cornstalk January 04, 1776 in Greenbrier Co., Virginia; born Unknown; died Unknown. Notes for Cornstalk: Elizabeth married a son of Chief Cornstalk, but i do not know which son it was yet.

Another source states: “When the time arrived for the Indians to release their prisoners, all of the See family except the twin, nine-year-old Elizabeth, were freed. Cornstalk would not agree to let her go, but kept her for nine more years during which time his young son took her as his squaw and, according to family tradition, she had an Indian child by him. Later she escaped or was ransomed, because she eventually left the Indians, and married a white man named Peter Shoemaker.”

Peter John Shoemaker was born on December 12, 1749 in Frederick County, Maryland and died on June 26, 1804 in Adams County, Ohio. Peter was baptized at the Evangelical Reform Church, Frederick County.

He married Elizabeth See on January 4, 1776 in Greenbrier, Virginia. Elizabeth was born on February 26, 1754 in Hardy County, Virginia and died in 1830 in Adams County.

Peter was living at Shoemaker’s crossing on Brush Creek, north of Manchester, Ohio. On June 19, 1799 he bought land on the east side of Brush Creek, Adams County. Their children were: Catherine, Elizabeth, Solomon Johnson, Seth, Ruth.

See Muddy Creek Settlement below.

  • another source contributed by (cut and paste) 3/24/2013

Elizabeth See (b. 26 Feb 1754, d. 1791) Elizabeth See (daughter of Frederick Michael See and Catherine Vanderpool) was born 26 Feb 1754 in Moorefield, Hardy Co., WV, and died 1791 in Adams Co., OH. She married (1) Shawnee Chief Cornstalk on Abt. 1765 in Old Town, near Chillicothe, OH. She married (2) Peter John Shoemaker on 04 Jan 1776 in West Virginia, son of Peter Shoemaker and Catherine Unknown.

Notes for Elizabeth See:

Elizabeth See (twin to Catherine) was 9 yrs old when she was captured, along with the rest of her family, by the Shawnee Indians after the Muddy Creek Massacre, 15 Jul 1763. She was not released in May 1765 with the rest of her family, but was kept by Chief Cornstalk, who made her his wife. (Another family story says she was actually married to the Chief's son, Elinipsico.)

Although there is no written evidence to prove Elizabeth brought a half-Indian child out with her when she was eventually released in 1772, family lore says that she emerged from captivity at age 19 with a daughter, "Margaret Jarrett." It is speculated that this Margaret Jarrett is the same woman who married her mother's brother, John See, on 03 Sep 1780. John See's descendants strongly believe they have Indian blood from Margaret Jarrett, through her marriage to her uncle, John See.

My personal opinion is that Elizabeth's daughter, Margaret, would have been too young to be the same Margaret Jarrett who married John See in 1780. Even if Elizabeth had Margaret at 14 years old (in 1768), Margaret would have been only 12 in 1780--John See would have been 23. I guess it is biologically possible but, in reality, highly unlikely.

More About Elizabeth See and Shawnee Chief Cornstalk: Marriage: Abt. 1765, Old Town, near Chillicothe, OH.

More About Elizabeth See and Peter John Shoemaker: Marriage: 04 Jan 1776, West Virginia. http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/i/x/Jeanne-E-Dixon/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0096.html

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Elizabeth Shoemaker, twin's Timeline

1754
February 26, 1754
Augusta, Virginia
1769
1769
Age 14
1776
January 4, 1776
Age 21
Virginia, United States
1830
1830
Age 75
Adams, OH, USA
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