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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

Source Citations


Lloyd Steele Leeson

11930 U.S. Census, FHF 2339917 roll 182 pg 5A, 8 Apr 1930. "Leeson, Lloyd S. Head MW 36 M 26 Minnesota Canada Tennessee Broker Real Estate
------, Margret G. Wife FW 29 M 19 Oklahoma Illinois Kentucky
------, Richard L. Son MW 8 S California Minnesota Oklahoma
------, Sally R. Daughter FW 0/12 S California Minnesota Oklahoma
Mason, Mary P. Sister-in-law FW 20 S Arizona Illinois Kentucky."

21940 U.S. Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K94J-5ZQ. "Name: Lloyd Leeson
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Ward 7, Riverside, Riverside Judicial Township, Riverside, California, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 45
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birthplace: Minnesota
Birth Year (Estimated): 1895
Last Place of Residence: Same House
District: 33-62A
Family Number: 156
Sheet Number and Letter: 7A
Line Number: 23
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 278
Digital Folder Number: 005456343
Image Number: 00701

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Lloyd Leeson Head M 45 Minnesota
Margaret Leeson Wife F 38 Oklahoma
Richard Leeson Son M 18 California
Sally Leeson Daughter F 10 California." Image.


Margaret Gex Mason

1California, Death Index, 1940-1997, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP25-1ZG. Image.


Philip Gray Mason

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name: Philip Mason
SSN: 564-18-3290  
Last Residence: 90029  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Born: 12 Feb 1904
Died: Sep 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 564-18-3290;
Issue State: California;
Issue Date: Before 1951."

2California, Death Index, 1940-1997, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VG1F-L88. "Name: Philip G Mason
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 04 Sep 1984
Event Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Birth Date: 12 Feb 1904
Birthplace: Texas
Gender: Male

Citing this Record:
"California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VG1F-L88 : 26 November 2014), Philip G Mason, 04 Sep 1984; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento." Image.

3National Archives and Record Administration, U.S. WW II Army Enlistment Records 1938-1946, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K853-TBP. "Name: Philip G Mason
Name (Original): MASON PHILIP G
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 30 Aug 1942
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Event Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Race: White
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1904
Birthplace: TEXAS
Education Level: 2 years of college
Civilian Occupation: Semiskilled amusement, recreation, and motion picture occupations, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Divorced, without dependents
Military Rank: Private
Army Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 3 months of Discharge
Serial Number: 39533293
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
Box Film Number: 14467.17

Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946

Citing this Record
"United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K853-TBP : 5 December 2014), Philip G Mason, enlisted 30 Aug 1942, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 1263923, National Archives at College Park, Maryland." Image.


Philip Gray Mason

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name: Philip Mason
SSN: 564-18-3290  
Last Residence: 90029  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Born: 12 Feb 1904
Died: Sep 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 564-18-3290;
Issue State: California;
Issue Date: Before 1951."

2California, Death Index, 1940-1997, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VG1F-L88. "Name: Philip G Mason
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 04 Sep 1984
Event Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Birth Date: 12 Feb 1904
Birthplace: Texas
Gender: Male

Citing this Record:
"California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VG1F-L88 : 26 November 2014), Philip G Mason, 04 Sep 1984; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento." Image.

3National Archives and Record Administration, U.S. WW II Army Enlistment Records 1938-1946, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K853-TBP. "Name: Philip G Mason
Name (Original): MASON PHILIP G
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 30 Aug 1942
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Event Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Race: White
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1904
Birthplace: TEXAS
Education Level: 2 years of college
Civilian Occupation: Semiskilled amusement, recreation, and motion picture occupations, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Divorced, without dependents
Military Rank: Private
Army Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 3 months of Discharge
Serial Number: 39533293
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
Box Film Number: 14467.17

Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946

Citing this Record
"United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K853-TBP : 5 December 2014), Philip G Mason, enlisted 30 Aug 1942, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 1263923, National Archives at College Park, Maryland." Image.


Katharine Wheelock Dumas

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "SSN: 564-30-3497
Last Residence: 73072 Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States of America
Born: 26 Dec 1914
Died: 31 Jul 2000 State (Year)
SSN issued: California (Before 1951 )."


James Dumas Mason

1California, Death Index, 1940-1997, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPH1-FXP. Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85460861. Image.


Francis Elone Lindesmith

1California Death Index, 1940-1997, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP8V-G6K. Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/201919293/_. Image.

3California Certificate, Marriage # 7588, California Department of Public Health, Pasadena. Image.

41900 U.S. Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9PK-VSR. Image.

51910 U.S. Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV25-1D8. Image.

6U.S. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZV2-6CL, M1509. Image.

71920 U.S. Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHQW-9KY. "Name: Elone Lindesmith
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1920
Event Place: Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States
Event Place (Original): Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 23
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Birth Year (Estimated): 1897
Birthplace: California
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
Sheet Letter: B
Sheet Number: 14

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Eli B Lindesmith Head M 61 Ohio
Roda W Lindesmith Wife F 59 Pennsylvania
Erma Lindesmith Daughter F 24 California
Elone Lindesmith Son M 23 California

District: ED 20
Sheet Number and Letter: 14B
Household ID: 381
Line Number: 63
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T625
Affiliate Film Number: 102
GS Film Number: 1820102
Digital Folder Number: 004964283
Image Number: 00731
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: N01880-2
Record Number: 34457

Citing this Record
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHQW-9KY : accessed 5 October 2020), Elone Lindesmith in household of Eli B Lindesmith, Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing ED 20, sheet 14B, line 63, family 381, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 102; FHL microfilm 1,820,102." Image.

81940 U.S. Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K97R-ZKZ. Image.


Emma Drury Mason

1California Death Index, 1940-1997, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGPP-K3R. Image.

2California Certificate, Marriage # 7588, California Department of Public Health, Pasadena. Image.


Harold Leslie Herrmann

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "SSN: 526-01-4347
Last Residence: 85006 Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States of America
Born: 5 Jan 1891
Died: Feb 1960 State (Year)
SSN issued: Arizona (Before 1951 )."

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/181990002/harold-leslie-herrmann. "The son of John F. and Elizabeth Belle (Hickman) Herrmann, Harold Herrmann moved to Arizona about 1909.

Inscription
New Mexico
Corporal, United States Marine Corps
World War I." Image.

31930 U.S. Census, Roll 57 pg 2B, 3 Apr 1930. "Herrmann, Leslie  Head M W 39 S New Mexico Illinois Iowa  bookkeeper copper concentration
--------, Belle  Mother F W 62 Wid Iowa Indiana Indiana."

4U.S. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., p.1522649, 7 Jun 1917, M1509. "Harold Leslie Herrmann, 26. Address: Ray, Arizona. Birth January 5, 1891. Pinos Altos, New Mexico."


Mary Price Mason

1Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Z4WG-T66Z. "Name: Mary Price Mason
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 17 Apr 1909
Event Place: Tucson, Pima, Arizona Territory, United States
Event Place (Original): Pima, Tucson
Father's Name: Richard Lee Mason
Mother's Name: Catharine Fauntleroy Borden

Other information in the record of Mary Price Mason
Name: Mary Price Mason
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 17 Apr 1909
Event Place: Tucson, Pima, Arizona Territory, United States
Event Place (Original): Pima, Tucson
Father's Name: Richard Lee Mason
Mother's Name: Catharine Fauntleroy Borden

Digital Folder Number: 007945142
Image Number: 04007
Record Number: 0

Citing this Record
"Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930", database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Z4WG-T6N2 : 2 May 2020), Catharine Fauntleroy Borden in entry for Mary Price Mason, 1909." Image.


Colonel James Mason

1Copied by Mrs. Hazel Mason (Carl) Boyd, Mason Bible - owned by John Mason, Kentucky Bible Records, Vol II pg 43-44, 976.9 V29d. "James Mason her husband was born 29th September 1769." Image.

2Wheeler Family Bible, 1971 copies from Mrs. Josephine Bean, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Paper files possession of T.Mason in folder of Richard & Catherine Mason, Marriages.

3Mason- James Family Bible, 1816, sfb-1-deaths, Elise Browne. "James Mason her husband was born 29th September 1769 and died March 1855 in Clark Co. Kentucky at the home of his daughter Caroline Wheeler. Was buried in Mt Sterling Cemetery." Image.

4FindaGrave.com, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=84949034. "MOTHER: Anna Shirley Mason
Birth 1750 • Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania, VA
Death 8 DEC 1813 • Fayette, Fayette, KY." Image.

5Mason- James Family Bible, sfb-1-marriages. "James Mason and Elizabeth Fishback were married the 11th day March 1799." Image.

6Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FW1S-ZL8. "Name: James Mason
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 1799
Event Place: Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Anna Fishback
Spouse's Gender: Female
Reference ID: 29
GS Film Number: 001943687
Digital Folder Number: 004260712
Image Number: 00088

Citing this Record
"Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FW1S-ZL8 : accessed 28 February 2018), James Mason and Anna Fishback, 1799; citing Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 1,943,687." Image.

7Kemper, Willis Miller, Fishback family in America, Genealogy of the descendants of John Fishback the emigrant, with historical sketch  1714-1914, New York: Thomas Madison Taylor 1914, p.119, FHL Book 929.273 F527. Indicates marriage was 8 Jan 1799.

8Mason- James Family Bible. Look at the scrapbook entries of the Negroes names and ages (sfb-1-negros-ages), births (sfb-1-negros-birth), ages and deaths (1st column of sfb-1-deaths) are listed in James Mason's family bible show the esteem with which they had some sort of family position. They were not "just slaves" but also entered into the family bible showing a place in the family. Image.


Elizabeth Ann Fishback

1Kemper, Willis Miller, Fishback family in America, Genealogy of the descendants of John Fishback the emigrant, with historical sketch  1714-1914, New York: Thomas Madison Taylor 1914, p.119, FHL Book 929.273 F527. Indicates marriage was 8 Jan 1799.

2Wheeler Family Bible, 1971 copies from Mrs. Josephine Bean, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Paper files possession of T.Mason in folder of Richard & Catherine Mason, Marriages.

3Mason- James Family Bible, 1816, SFB-1-deaths, Elise Browne. "My wife Elizabeth Mason Departed this life July 11th - 15 minutes after 6 oClock A.M. 1841.
She was at her death 62 years and four months old." Image.

4FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=84949031. Image.

5Mason- James Family Bible, sfb-1-marriages. "James Mason and Elizabeth Fishback were married the 11th day March 1799." Image.

6Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FW1S-ZL8. "Name: James Mason
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 1799
Event Place: Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Anna Fishback
Spouse's Gender: Female
Reference ID: 29
GS Film Number: 001943687
Digital Folder Number: 004260712
Image Number: 00088

Citing this Record
"Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FW1S-ZL8 : accessed 28 February 2018), James Mason and Anna Fishback, 1799; citing Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 1,943,687." Image.


Joseph Lee Downing

1Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Downing Family of England, Maryland and Virginia, The, 1908, p.275. 6: 67 (KHS 8-80). "Extract: The article says that Joseph Lee Downing's farm later became part of McGrathiana Farm.  (It later became part of Coldstream Farm, now owned by the University of Kentucky.)  The 1838 Lexington City Directory listed farms in rural Fayette County and gave the acreage and location (which I pinpointed on an 1881 map of Fayette County).  Perrin, op. cit., p. 120 and 186, on the cow and bull and p. 135 on "principal turfman".  Article reports that most of Joseph and Molly."

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/48891595/joseph-lee-downing. Image.

3Bell, Annie W. B. (Annie Walker Burns) , b. 1894 (Main Author), Kentucky, Fayette County Marriages 1803 - 1851, 851645 Item 6. "Bondsmen: Field. Bradford, M. Richardson."

41860 U.S. Census, M653_365 pg 0, 20 Jul 1860. "Richard Downing 36 M Farmer Kentucky
Kate Downing 30 F Kentucky
Joseph Downing 75 M Retired Kentucky
William Dismukis 17 M Farm hand Kentucky."
Note that Samuel Downing, a 1st cousin 1 time removed is living on the farm next door.


Molly Ann Richardson

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=99748712. Image.

2Bell, Annie W. B. (Annie Walker Burns) , b. 1894 (Main Author), Kentucky, Fayette County Marriages 1803 - 1851, 851645 Item 6. "Bondsmen: Field. Bradford, M. Richardson."

3Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Downing Family of England, Maryland and Virginia, The, 1908, p.275. 6: 67 (KHS 8-80). "Extract: The article says that Joseph Lee Downing's farm later became part of McGrathiana Farm.  (It later became part of Coldstream Farm, now owned by the University of Kentucky.)  The 1838 Lexington City Directory listed farms in rural Fayette County and gave the acreage and location (which I pinpointed on an 1881 map of Fayette County).  Perrin, op. cit., p. 120 and 186, on the cow and bull and p. 135 on "principal turfman".  Article reports that most of Joseph and Molly."


Isabella Downing

1Harold N. Downing, Book of Downing, The, 1960, p. I. Copy in possession of Bradley Canon, Univ. of Kentucky.


John Gex Mason

1New Mexico Dept of Health, New Mexico Certificate, Death # 1977, 14 May 1937. "State of New Mexico - Bureau of Public Health.  County of Dona Ana; School District of La Union. Resident of 12 years. Full name: John Gex Mason, resident: La Union N.M.; Male, White, Married. DoB: March 11, 1862. Age: 75 y. 2 m, 3 days;  Farmer.  Last worked 1933.   10 years spent in this occupation.  Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky.  Father: Lewis Lunsford Mason, bp Mt Sterling, Ky.  Mother: Elizabeth Downing, bp. Mt. Sterling, Ky. Informant: Mrs. John Gex Mason, La Union.  Burial: El Paso, Texas May, 17, 1937, Kaster & Maxon Undertaker." Record found Thomas Brenigan Library, Las Cruces, N.M. New Mexico Death Records Roll # 27.

21930 U.S. Census, T626 Roll 1394 pg 16A, 19 Apr 1930. "Mason, John G. Head MW 65 M 31 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Farmer
-----, Edith Wife FW 53 M 19 Texas Illinois Texas."

31880 U.S. Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNWV-MHW. "Name: John G Mason
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1880
Event Place: Searcy, Phillips, Arkansas, United States
District: ED 234
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Occupation: Laboring
Relationship to Head of Household: Brother
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Brother
Birth Year (Estimated): 1862
Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Note:
Sheet Letter: B
Sheet Number: 299
Sheet Number and Letter: 299B
Household ID: 11673085
Person Number: 4
Volume: 1
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T9
Affiliate Film Number: 0053
GS Film Number: 1254053
Digital Folder Number: 005157271
Image Number: 00388

Household      Role    Sex Age Birthplace
L L Mason      Self    M 27 Kentucky, United States
Elizabeth Mason Mother F 57 Kentucky, United States
Mollie Ann Mason Sister F 29 Kentucky, United States
Marcus Mason   Brother M 24 Kentucky, United States
John G Mason   Brother M 18 Kentucky, United States
Richard L Mason Brother M 13 Kentucky, United States
Robt Diamond    Other   M 17 Arkansas, United States

Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNWV-MHW : 26 August 2017), John G Mason in household of L L Mason, Searcy, Phillips, Arkansas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 234, sheet 299B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0053; FHL microfilm 1,254,053." Image.


Lucinda Edith Perett

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/102923106/edith-p-mason. Image.


Charles Andrew Mc Coy

11900 U.S. Census, T623_1701 pg 20A, 23 Jun 1900. "McCoy, Chas Head WM May 1855 45 M 5 West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia Farmer
-----, Sarah Wife WF Jan 1873 26 M 5 Virginia Virginia West Virginia
-----, Loula May Daughter WF Oct 1895 4 S Virginia West Virginia Virginia
-----, Margie Daughter WF Dec 1897 S Virginia West Virginia Virginia."


Arthur Francis Heerman

1FindaGrave.com, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKR-KKT7. Image.