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


Alfred Gaskill Morgan

Was in the 31st Louisiana Infantry in the Civil War.

Rev. Peter McDonald

DESCENDANTS: Information sent to T.Mason on 19 May 2007 by Mary Ellen Dickerson.

Martha Lavinia Coon

Information sent to T.Mason on 19 May 2007 by Mary Ellen Dickerson.

"The Swiss Connection -- Hans Caspar Kuhn (1713-1792)"
by Gwendolyn Pryor
Page 203

Martha Lavinia Coon (Jacob, Lewis, Caspar) was born July, 1809/10 in South Carolina, the eldest child of Jacob and Nancy Smith Coon. She died December 7, 1802 in Haynesville, Claiborne Parish, LA. She married January 29, 1826 in Pike County, Mississippi the Reverend Peter McDonald, a Methodist preacher. He was born September 12, 1800 on the Isle of Oakie in Scotland and died August 12, 1865 in Haynesville, Louisiana. Both Peter and Martha were buried at Shady Grove Cemetery in Claiborne Parish.

Peter appeared on an 1835 tax list of Pike County, Mississippi as a white poll. In 1840, Peter and Martha were still in Pike County enumerated as a male and female age thirty to forty. Included in the household were two males twenty to thirty, three females ten to fifteen, and two females five to ten. The younger females were probably children of Peter and Martha, but is unknown if the two older males were family members or servants.

Sometime after 1840 and before 1850, Peter moved his family to Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, no doubt in connection with his chosen work as a Methodist preacher. There he and Martha on September 11, 1850 were counted in the second ward of township twenty-three with their nine children. On the eve of the Civil War in 1860, Peter was still preaching in Claiborne Parish. The census taker counted the family on July 28, 1960 with Peter owning real estate worth $16,000 and personal property worth $1,000.

Christian McDonald

Is listed in 1850 census as a female.