Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.


Selected Families and Individuals


John Winter

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; REF: Monnette's "First Settlers of NJ," p 875. "Vital Rec. of Scituate, MA to 1850," p 414. Info from Wm P. Winter, Silver Springs, MD. In Scituate, Massachusetts by 1637. Some records indicate he was murdered.

Catherine Winter

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: In 1652, she was accused of fornication with step-father, James Turner.

Joseph Richard Sasnett

Joseph was called "Joseph R. the Cotton maker." He was the 1st man to raise a 100 bales of cotton on his plantation after the invention of the cotton gin. Followed his parents to Hancock Co. GA and settled nine miles west of Sparta on Town Creek.

Rhoda Henderson Turner

For additonal family history on this line contact Elizabeth

Other death data of 1889.

Mary Elizabeth Sasnett

She was the second wife of Henry Harris of Hancock Co., later moved to Meriwether Co. and died leaving Hon. Henry R. Harris (U.S. Congress - 2 terms) living in Meriwether Co. and Col. Wm T. Harris who was killed leading his regiment at Battle of Gettysburg. She had nine children only two who survived to adulthood, and died of old age.

Senator Henry Richard Harris

Harris, Henry Richard (1828-1909) — of Greenville, Meriwether County, Ga. Born in Sparta, Hancock County, Ga., February 2, 1828. Democrat. Delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1861; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Georgia 4th District, 1873-79, 1885-87. Died October 15, 1909. Interment at Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ga.

HYPERLINK: [ http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000239 ] HARRIS, Henry Richard, a Representative from Georgia; born in Sparta, Hancock County, Ga., February 2, 1828; moved to Greenville, Meriwether County, Ga., in 1833; attended an academy in Mount Zion, Hancock County, Ga., and was graduated from Emory College at Oxford, Ga., in 1847; member of the State constitutional convention in 1861; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army as colonel; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth, and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1879); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress; elected to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); was not a candidate for renomination in 1886; appointed by President Cleveland as Third Assistant Postmaster General of the United States and served from April 1, 1887, to March 18, 1889; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Odessadale, Meriwether County, Ga., October 15, 1909; interment in Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ga.

Sarah Jane Sasnett

Sarah married and then moved to Alabama soon after settlement by whites. She was the mother of 12 children, all sons but one. Her only daughter married a Pierce (Pearce) and their children settled in Northern Louisana.

Joseph Bartlett

BIOGRAPHY: [HYPERLINK http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~bartlett/bartlett-nicholas.htm ] Mary moved to Shakertown to live with a daughter after she was widowed.

RESEARCHER-DEATH: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor "Lists death date as 25 Dec 1863."

They moved to Kentucky shortly after their marriage. In 1807 they moved to Illinois, locating near the old village of Milton in the Wood River Settlement and in 1808 moving to Pin Oak Township, east of Edwardsville, in Madison County. Nicholas and the three other men began the settlement in 1809. He acquired a considerable amount of property, served as a ranger during Indian conflicts, helped build Ft. Russell, north of Edwardsville, and served in the Black Hawk War with three sons, Martin, Nicholas, and Jesse. It was common in those days for the settlers to serve in the military conflicts to protect their homes. Pin Oak Township was a notable community as in 1819 Edward Coles of Virginia, having freed his slaves bought a great deal of land in the community and gave each of the freed male adults a quarter section of land. These original land owners prospered and later subdivided their land so that others could join them. The colony grew to about 300 members at its peak. From James Alonzo Matthews, Jr., Pearce, Bartlett, Matthews, Smart, and Allied Families: "'Uncle Joe,' as he was familiarly called, often related that he attended school only eight days, but after that, by close application and intuition, he qualified himself quite creditably. He was the third assessor and treasurer of Madison County (terms in 1827 & 1830), and he held other offices of trust and responsibility. It has been stated of him that he was a man of domestic habits and that he did not even visit the neighboring city of Saint Louis, though it was less than twenty-five miles distant, for forty-four years previous to his death on January 1, 1864. The horse ferry had just been established about the time of his first trip there in 1819, and his surviving friends state that, having but little curiosity for new or strange things, he never went to see a steamboat or railroad during his life, preferring to devote his whole time to domestic affairs and his books. He was a man of excellent mind, well stored with information, especially in politics. In his day, he was considered a walking history of Tennessee, where many of his friends and early pioneers had emigrated from during the first settlement of the country. He had a well selected library and also a file of the papers then published in Illinois and Tennessee." Joseph was the Madison County Justice of the Peace from 1835 to 1848. In 1850 he was living in Madison County with his wife Patience and grandson (son of William Royal Bartlett and Lucy Thompson) John Wesley Bartlett. In 1860 he was living with Jesse Bartlett's son (his grandson Joseph and his wife Nancy in Madison County."

Maj. Richard Philip Sasnett

MILITARY: letter from Elizabeth (Betsy) deParry to TMason, 27Jun1999; ; EXTRACT: Major, Seminole War.

Rev. William Jacob Sasnett

His life and writings will be preserved in the Methodist church. He was a good friend of Bishop Pierce.