|Back of Louise Shumate Durway's headstone.|
I am always on the lookout for the Shumate name as it relates to my husbands family. Louise Shumate was the third and last daughter of Nathan McClary Shumate and Margaret (Maggie) Jane Adams of Rockcastle County Kentucky.
According to census records she was born about 1891. Until a few days ago the last place I could track her was in 1900 in Newbern Tennessee.
|Mrs. Newton Temple Harris (Maibelle Shumate)|
Mrs James Henderson Moran (Virginia Shumate)
Mr. Joseph Clay Durway
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I came across some photographs many months ago along with a calling card that said Mrs. Joseph Clay Durway. The photographs were of a grave and headstone that said Durway. Another photo showed the headstone but flowers were in front of it and I didn't pay much attention to it because I didn't know any Durways and didn't know where they fit into the Moran genealogy puzzle. In addition there were a few other pictures and a bereavement card with some names that I recognized and one I didn't. I looked closer at one of the photo's two days ago and saw a partial name, Louise XXXmate, wife of Joseph Clay Durway. Immediately I realized that had to be the lost Shumate sister and that she had married a Durway.
|Louise Shumate Durway|
I imagine that Louise met Joseph when she visited her sister Maibelle who married Newton Temple Harris of Fort Worth. Many of the Moran's extended family moved and settled in Texas including the Scott clan of Gainesville Texas. One thing I do know is that Louise enjoyed drawing and painting because we also have a piece of her work signed by her.
|Art by Louise Durway.|