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


Jessie Floyd Alexander

Information sent to T.Mason by Nancy Benson on 3 Sep 2007. "Jesse was a life-long resident of Milford, Mo. She was a member of the Christian Church and the Royal Neighbors Lodge for many years. She owned and operated a millinery shop as a young woman. She died of lung disease."

Martha Jane Dean

The “History of Tulare and Kings Counties by Menefee and Dodge Pages 582-584.
Robert W. Hamilton and Martha J. Dean married May 14, 1851 in Clarksville, Red River County, Texas. They joined a Wagon Train organized in 1853 led by a Captain Bailey. Levi Dean, father of Martha Jane, would have appeared to be 2nd in command. The party consisted of 32 men and a like number of wagons plus women and children. Included were Martha Jane’s mother, Letitia Peyton Dean, and several of Martha Jane’s siblings.

They arrived in California by way of the “Southern Route” through Fort Yuma and arrived in time for John California Hamilton to be born to Robert and Martha Jane August 28, 1854. His death record shows that he was born in San Diego County and family history has it that he was the first baby born after the Wagon Train arrived in California, hence, his name. They settled in Tulare County.

Levi M. Dean

Information from Lynda F. Green to T.Mason on 16 Sep 2007. "Levi M. Dean's will and probate is also on file with the Jack Co., TX County Clerk's Office in Jacksboro, TX & the documents indicate that Emaline Bethania (Sellers) (Dean) Bruner and her #2 husband, Jacob Bruner, were the executors of Levi M. Dean's estate. They first partitioned for administration of the estate on Dec. 29, 1869 and it was finished and recorded on Oct. 31, 1871. Levi M. Dean's death date is cited in the probate papers."

Henrietta Carpenter

WILL: Will Book Z, Vol. 1, pg 437 in Lancaster county archives. Lists husband's name.

Dr Demont Fairmont Morenzy

OCCUPATION: Physician - Type Practice: Allopath; Licenses: IL, 1883; Medical School: Philadelphia College of Medicine and Surgery, 1854, (G); JAMA Citation: 44:1301; Cause Of Death: heart disease

William Porter Stockton

HYPERTEXT: [ http://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-outlawlist-s.html#William%20Porter%20%E2%80%9CPort%E2%80%9D%20Stockton%20%281864-1881%29 ]
Born and raised in Texas, Port became an outlaw and lawman. He was the older brother of more well-known Ike Stockson, who led the Stockton Gang, a group of thieving robbers in northern New Mexico. Allegedly he killed his first man when he was just 12 years-old. He drifted into Dodge City, Kansas briefly before following his brother to New Mexico in 1874, where Ike ran a saloon in Lincoln. Port shot and killed Juan Gonzales in October, 1876 in Cimarron, New Mexico, but was released with a plea of self defense. Then, he and Ike moved to Trinidad, Colorado, where he killed another man in a saloon fight just two months later. Arrested, Ike helped him to escape from jail. Amazingly, in 1979-80, while he was serving as Marshal in Animas City, Colorado in June, 1879, he killed a man in Otero, New Mexico, but escaped once again. After getting into a dispute with a rancher in Farmington, New Mexico named Alfred Graves, Port was shot by Graves on on January 10, 1881.

Sarah Ellen Stockton

The FindaGrave site for William Porter Stockton indicates "Sarah "Ellen" (Stockton) Johnson Sheeran. b. 1872, Missouri, d. 1953, CA"