Terry Mason's Family History Site
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Rev. Levi Pearce IV
Mr. Lawson M. Pearce, San Antonio, Tx wrote on Aug 1973 - Rev. Pearce (methodist) and 3 related descendants to Dr. Peter B. Mason went to Punta Gorda, B.H. in 1867. Majority of his grand & g.grandchildren were born there. Rev. Pearce was the minister for American Colonists who settled near Punta Gorda, British Honduras (bordered by Mexico & Guatemala).
OBITUARY: Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Moore Pearce, 95, who died Saturday, will be held at 10:15 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in the Cotulla Cemetery under direction of Hearn Funeral Home. Mrs. Pearce, a resident of Cotulla for the past 37 years, is survived by three sons, Harry F. of San Antonio, Levi of Mount Vernon, Alabama and Bennett H. of Black Mountain, North Carolina, and one daughter, Mrs. John Wildenthal of Cotulla.
James Rogers Mason
Julia Abbey Pearce was sister to L.M.Pearce's grandfather.
Elizabeth F., James R. and Annie Mason lived a good part of their life in "Toleda Settlement" about 5 miles from Punta Gorda, British Honduras, Central America.
Mr. Pearce also indicated a "George Mason" and Elizabeth Fassett & children lived there up to her death in 1901. Mrs Fassett Mason is also buried there.
Julian Francis Mason
Original record suggested that Punta Gorda, Toledo District, was in Belize which is in Central America instead of Caribbean Islands.
Bennett Henderson Pearce
Died age 13 with lockjaw.
Ann Mary Carter Pearce
Lived a "good part of her life" in Toleda Settlement about 5 miles from Punta Gorda, British Honduras, Central America.
Josephine Young Pearce
Col. John C. Mason Jr.
Besides being in War of 1812, he was in the KY House of Representatives.
He is listed in Morgan Co. KY Marriages #474 (1817-1870).
John Jr. was a bachelor until age 60. Then he married & had 6 children. The plantation "New Market" was established in 1726 in King & Queen Co. which later became Carolina Co., Va. The land is still in the possession of descendants. New Market had its name changed to Partlow.
He is the Mason ancestor of Mrs. Hazel Mason Boyd, DAR member who so graciously shared her time and researched notes with T. Mason.
Found in land transaction records with Thomas Dye Owings (See Scrapbook of T.D. Owings).
Tombstone lists her as wife of John Mason and lists birth & death date. Mason graveyard opposite Grassy Lick Church, Grassy Lick Rd. Montgomery, Ky.
Col. Thomas Deye Owings
Born at John and Thomas Forest in Baltimore Co.
After the War of 1812, T. D. Owings studied law under Col. Nicholas. He was elected and served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1815 until 1818. He also served as Associate Judge of the First Circuit Court in 1811, and years later he was elected state senator in 1823.
When the 1850 Washington County, Texas census was enumerated, Thomas D. Owings was recorded at residence 200, page 299-A, living in the household of Rebecca and A. G. Compton, who was a Brenham merchant with $8,000 of assets. Perhaps Owings was away at census time, and Mrs. Compton reported several incorrect items. T. D. Owings was listed as being born in Texas rather than Maryland; no assets for him were reported, and the census listed his age as 65 when in fact he was actually age 75. In his article, George Stone reported that Owings died in his home on October 6, 1853, so most likely he allowed the Compton family to live in his home, in return for cooking and care during his geriatic years. T. D. Owings was age 78 at the time of his death, and he was the third Owings family member to be buried in the Old Masonic Cemetery.
Last Will of John Cockey Owings, MSA Case o435, Baltmore County Registry of Wills, Vol.8 pp. 471-473, Maryland State Archives; also recorded Will Book D, p. 215, Kentucky Wills.
The archival records of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky indicate that Thomas Deye Owings was a member of Webb Lodge No. 55 located in Owingsville, Bath County, Kentucky. He was listed on the rosters of 1820 and 1821 as a Master Mason. There were no rosters printed from 1822 until the late 1840's. Webb Lodge went defunct on August 27, 1834.
Ferdinand B. Focke, THOMAS DEYE OWINGS OF MARYLAND- SOLDIER AND PIONEER OF THE WEST: a RECORD OF HIS LIFE (Maryland Historical Magazine, 1935, pp 39-41). "At an early age he went to Ky. to manage the large holding of his father, which consisted of the Slate Iron furnace, grist mills, and real estate. Slate Iron furnace owned in 1787 by ... Came into blast abt 1790. Thomas was manager until his father's death in 1810, then became president. In 1822 because of panic it failed, and was operated for few years by Owings Trustees. Most malleable and cast iron used in West & South came from this foundry. Articles made were hauled to Kentucky and Licking Rivers, loaded onto flat boat and shipped to .... In 1807 U.S. government contracted to manufacture solid and grape shot for use in West. In 1815, it made the 22 and 32 pound cannon balls used in Battle of New Orleans by General Andrew Jackson."
See scrapbook images of land transactions with John Mason, Jr. also born in 1776 who was the uncle of John Calvin Mason, the husband to Thomas Deye Owings daughter, Anne.
In a letter to Peggy Million, Lawson M. Pearce indicates that George was reared by Lewis L. Mason in Ark, and the Hathaways in Winchester, Ky. as his parents both deceased when he was about 5 years of age.
Ref: "The Fishback Family in America" by Kemper.
Ref: In 1947 Harry W. Mills,Washington,D.C. wrote article of "Early Families in Montgomery County."
Robert Armistead Mason
REFERENCE: The Fishback Family by W. M. Kemper.
CHILDREN: Harry W. Mills wrote "Early Families of Montg. Co."; 1947
Mary Ruth Fassett
In 1920 census with son James Calvin whose wife had just died.