|Birth: ||Oct. 29, 1764|
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 1848|
Son of John Shumate III and Winifred Shumate (nee: Oxford).
Father of Berryman Dela , Joseph Dela, Lucinda, Harriett Eugenia, Sarah Gatewood, Cynthia, Benjamin Franklin (buried at the Dabney-Shumate Cemetery on Coolidge Road between Clarkston and Tucker, Georgia), Eliza, and Elizabeth.
The following information was sent to me courtesy of Find-A-Grave contributor Polsley:
"Reference: The Story of Decatur 1823-1899 (1973) by Caroline McKinney Clark - Page 257-259: Daniel Stone Genelogy Pedigree:
Born in: Farquiar County, Virginia
Died in: Dekalb County, Georgia
The date of death is listed as June 28, 1849, which is different than what is noted on the memorial.
Married: Nancy Gatewood (May 1, 1773, Farquiar County, Virginia - Aug 31, 1838, Dekalb County, Georgia)
Mason D. Shumate was the proprietor of the first hotel in Decatur. He was also a founder of Decatur First Presbyterian Church and gave the land which the first church was built on. Several years later he moved from Decatur to a plantation he owned. The plantation was located about one mile east of Decatur. He lived there and engaged in planting with his slaves until the time of his death. He also owned land around Edgewood which was used as a hog range. The administrators for his estate sold 100 acres of that land for $700.00 during the 1850's."
Note: While I am unsure where some of Mason's children are buried, here are the locations of some of his grandchildren:
Rememberance C. Shumate is buried at Midway Presbyterian Church Cemetery in DeKalb County, Georgia.
Francis Farrar Shumate is buried at Decatur Cemetery in Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia.
Robert Chamberlain Shumate is buried at Midway Presbyterian Church Cemetery in DeKalb County, Georgia.
Oliver Hazard Perry Abner Shumate is buried at Bethlehem Church Cemetery in Fish Creek, Polk County, Georgia.
Elizabeth Ann Gatewood Shumate is buried at Fellowship Cemetery in Tucker, DeKalb County, Georgia.
John W. Shumate is buried at the Shumate-Dabney Cemetery in Tucker, DeKalb County, Georgia.
John Shumate (1740 - 1814)
Elizabeth Ann Gatewood Shumate (1773 - 1838)
Margaret (Possibly Hawthorne) Shumate (1763 - 1849)
Berryman Dela Shumate (1794 - 1898)*
Lucinda Shumate Cone (1796 - 1872)*
Cynthia Shumate Stone (1805 - 1885)*
Benjamin Shumate (1809 - 1886)*
Eliza Shumate Glen (1815 - 1900)*
SACRED To the memory of MASON SHUMATE, who departed this life June 28th, 1849, aged 85 years.
Plot: Lot 196
Created by: Brett and Nic
Record added: Oct 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30599889