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John Wesley Masoner born 1863 TX
« on: Thursday 16 November 17 22:31 GMT (UK) »
This man married Anna Gregory and they had 7 children living in Indian Territory.  Family story says he left his wife and children sometime prior to 1910.  In 1910 or so, he came to Anna, wanting to return to the family.  She asked the children what they wanted and they said they did not want him back.  One of the daughters reportedly saw him in San Angelo, TX about 1915.  Nothing is known about him after that.  There was a man of the same name who lived in Kaufman Co. TX, but that is not who I am looking for.

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Re: John Wesley Masoner born 1863 TX
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 19 November 17 12:11 GMT (UK) »
Son George Wesley Masoner WW1 draft papers signed 6,5,1918, shows his nearest relative as father John Masoner, living in Saint Angelo Texas:

Name:   George Wesley Masoner
Birth Date:   25 Feb 1897
Birth Place:   Oklahoma, USA
Street address:   Genl, Del
Residence Place:   Comanche, Oklahoma, USA
Physical Build:   Medium
Height:   Medium
Hair Colour:   Light
Eye Colour:   Gray
Relative:   John Masoner
Relative's Relationship:   Father

But George is living with his mother Anna in Oklahoma in 1920.  Anna shown as a widow as on the 1910 census.
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Re: John Wesley Masoner born 1863 TX
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 19 November 17 18:17 GMT (UK) »
Thanks so much for this info.  Since his daughter saw him in San (not Saint) Angelo in 1915 and he  may have still been there in 1918, he may have died there.

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Re: John Wesley Masoner born 1863 TX
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 21 November 17 20:44 GMT (UK) »
I was trying to delve into his past, to see if we could confirm some of John's details.  Have you found him (with his siblings) in 1870?  Have you found him in 1910?   :-\
Ellison: Co. Wicklow/Canada       Fowley: Sligo/Canada       Furnival: Lancashire/Canada       Ibbotson: Sheffield/Canada       Lee/DeJongh: Lancashire & Cheshire       Mumford: Essex/Canada       Ovens: Ireland/Canada       Sarge: Yorkshire/Canada       Stuart: Sligo/Canada       Sullivan: Co. Clare/Canada      Vaus: Sussex/Surrey      Wakefield: Tuam or Ballinasloe, Ireland       (Surname: Originated/Place Last Lived)  (Canadians lived in Ontario)

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Re: John Wesley Masoner born 1863 TX
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 00:50 GMT (UK) »
1870 Montague Co. TX census, Precinct 4:
Davis, Lucinda, 45, IL, housekeeper, widow ? (She has remarried, husband John died 1863-66)
George W., 18, TN
James, 13, TN
Martha, 9, TX
John, 6, TX
Sarah, 2, TX

All these children except Sarah were Masoners from Lucinda's first marriage to Henry Masoner.  Both she and Robert Davis, who was living elsewhere, were listed as "W" under the marriage column - were they divorced?

I have not found him in 1910.

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Re: John Wesley Masoner born 1863 TX
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 14:50 GMT (UK) »
Have found the family in 1860:

Name:   George Mannie
[George Masoner]
Age:   7
Birth Year:   abt 1853
Gender:   Male
Birth Place:   Tennessee
Home in 1860:   Cooke, Texas
Post Office:   Gainesville

Household Members:   
Name   Age
Henry Mannie   45
Lucinda Mannie   53
Thomas Mannie   18
Eliza Mannie   12
George Mannie   7
James Mannie   4

There are quite a few online tree's, but the information on those I have looked at are "questionable" in some areas.


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Re: John Wesley Masoner born 1863 TX
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 20:56 GMT (UK) »
Great find, RayDen.  Thank you.

He certainly is difficult to find after 1900.  I'm still looking.
Ellison: Co. Wicklow/Canada       Fowley: Sligo/Canada       Furnival: Lancashire/Canada       Ibbotson: Sheffield/Canada       Lee/DeJongh: Lancashire & Cheshire       Mumford: Essex/Canada       Ovens: Ireland/Canada       Sarge: Yorkshire/Canada       Stuart: Sligo/Canada       Sullivan: Co. Clare/Canada      Vaus: Sussex/Surrey      Wakefield: Tuam or Ballinasloe, Ireland       (Surname: Originated/Place Last Lived)  (Canadians lived in Ontario)

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Re: John Wesley Masoner born 1863 TX
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 25 November 17 00:27 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I had the 1860 info.  I have considerable info on John Wesley's siblings but just never could find where he died.  His brother James Henry (Jim) Masoner/Davis is my ancestor.