Henrietta's parents are John Shoemake Jr. and Mary Jane Saunders.John Jr. is the brother of my Martha A. "Lavinia" Shoemake who first married Philip P. Edmondson, and later married H. C. McCall.
One tip - do NOT use the Curtis Jacobs collection for this family as he has my Martha as the wife of M.N. Patrick.M. N. Patrick's Civil War Pension record plainly lists his wife as Martha A. Carnes - married in Union Parish in the home of her Uncle.
John Jr's parents are John Shoemake and Martha Patsy Etheridge. (both died in Texas)
From there it goes to a Blakely Shoemake and then Sampson Shoemake and then a James Shoemake.That is where it gets to be a mess - the tie in to the de la Chaumette line.I am working on sorting out that mess now.Just be careful as there is a lot of info that has been published, that is incorrect.I am getting copies of documents to back up the correct info - just not wanting to post it all over the net til I get the details worked out - in case a piece is wrong - and someone jumps on it - then spreads more mis-information around!We have enough of that in the Shoemake line already.