Isaac Lemasters
and
Nancy Anne Scott



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The updating of the numbering system used on this page has been completed. Generation 28 is my own;
27 is that of my parents; 29 is that of my children, etc.  --   John M. Gwin, May 2009


The reformatting of the name font and census data for this page has NOT been completed. --John M. Gwin, Aug 2011




DISCLAIMER:
Caution!
The first four generations of the following outline are
NOT YET CONFIRMED OR DOCUMENTED,
at least by me.  For now, I pass them on here ONLY as hearsay, speculation, and allegation; however, now Rick Lemasters has sent me a copy of the book Benjamin Lemasters of Nicholas County, West Virginia: His Ancestry, His War Record, His Descendants by Ronald V. Hardway, which is being quoted extensively on this page as I enter his data. Hardway's book carries its own disclaimer, as follows:

PART III, Descendants of Benjamin Lemasters
: This compendium of the descendants of Benjamin Lemasters is not a genealogical study of the Lemasters family.  It is a list of descendants compiled from various sources, many of which consist of family recollections not verified through a search of official documents. Dozens of descendants of Benjamin Lemasters have contributed to this catalogue, many of them unintentionally. (page 45)

The book does seem to connect Charity with our Oceola, as Charity's daughter Priscilla's oldest is listed there as "Ocie", though no husband or family is listed for her. If you have further light to shed on this picture, please let me hear from you!
--John M. Gwin <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>






Outline of the Rumored and Known Family




21.00--Isaac Lemasters/Lamastres, b. ; d. ; m. Nancy Anne Scott (b. ; d. ); at least 3 ch. [John M. Gwin Note: Cousin Ed Parks told me that there are three Isaac Lemasters and that no agreement has been made among family members as to which of the three (whether this husband of Nancy Scott or one of the other two) is in fact the parent of our Benjamin who married Rebecca.]

22.00--Joseph Lemaster, Major, Army of the United States, b. 10 Nov 1748, Charles Co., MD; d. 10 Aug 1826, College Grove (Williamson Co., TN; bd.Lemaster-Joseph Cemetery College Grove, Williamson Co., TN; m1. hannah Waddell (b. unk.; d. ca. 1788); m2. Mary Waddell (b. unnk.; d. unk.); unk. ch.

[Richard Lemasters Note:  Born in Maryland, he moved with his family to the Morgantown, WV, area. His father was Isaac and mother was Nancy Anna Scott Lemasters. He joined the Army and served at Fort McIntosh at Beaver, PA, west of Pittsburgh.; moved to SC and married (1) Hannah Waddell who died abt 1788; married (2) Mary Waddell; and moved to Columbia, TN, where he lived till his death in 1826. He's buried on what was recently called the Pinkston Farm near College Grove, TN. I found his grave site with the help of Mike Garrett who was the previous owner of the farm and a Pinkston relative. I have posted this data on Findagrave.com at
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=2275650&GRid=29714866&]


Inscription:

In
Memory
of
Major
JOSEPH LEMASTER.
an officer & soldier
of the Revolutionary War

Born Nov 10th AD 1748
and died Aug 10th
AD 1826
in the 79th year of his age
LLansdown Columbia Ten

Created by: Richard Lemasters
Record added: Sep 10 2008


22.00--Thomas Lemasters, b. unk., [Richard Lemasters Note:  Joseph was the brother of my gggg-grandfather Thomas and of Benjamin, also a Revolutionary War veteran.  I believe they were the oldest three children of Isaac and Nancy.]

23.00--Mr. Lemasters, Rick's ggg-grandfather

24.00--Mr. Lemasters, Rick's gg-grandfather

25.00--Mr. Lemasters, Rick's g-grandfather

26.00--Mr. Lemasters, Rick's grandfather

27.00--Mr. Lemasters, Rick's father

28.00--Richard Lemasters, contributor of much is not most of this information and--if all this data is correct--Sharon Gwin's 5th cousin

22.00--Benjamin Lemasters/Lamastres, b. 15 Jun 1756; d. 16 Dec 1837; bd. LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV--Find A Grave Memorial# 19276058; m. Rebecca Ann Martin (b. 9 Sep 1758; d. 16 Feb 1844; bd. LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV); at least 10 ch., all daughters; [Ronald V. Hardaway Quote: All of these daughters were married at Benjamin's home on Buck's Garden Creek, now in Nicholas County, West Virginia. All the marriages were recorded in Kanawha County with the exceptions of Rebecca, Keziah, and Elvira, who were married after Nicholas County was formed from Kanawha in 1818. Elizabeth, Mary, and Nancy were born before Benjamin settled on Buck's Garden Creek. Agness, Jane, and Charity were born within jurisdiction of Greenbrier County. Rebecca, Catherine, Keziah, and Elvira were born in Kanawha County.]

23.01--Elizabeth Lemasters, b. 1780; d. ; m. James Robinson;
23.02--Mary Lemasters, b. 1782; d. ; m. James Clendenin Boggs;
23.03--Nancy Anna Lemasters, b. 1784; d. ; m. John Boggs;
23.04--Agness Lemasters, b. 1787; d. ; m. Thomas Frame;
23.05--Jane Lemasters, b. 1789; d. ; m. Charles C. Boggs;
23.06--Charity Lemasters, b. 1791; d. ; m. John G. Stephenson;
23.07--Rebecca Jane Lemasters, b. 1796; d. ; m. Joseph Rader;
23.08--Catherine Lemasters, b. 1799; d. ; m. David Given;
23.09--Keziah Lemasters, b. 1802; d. ; m. Abraham Campbell;
23.10--Elvira Lemasters, b. 1804; d. ; m. John Rader;
Birth: Jun. 15, 1756, Charles Co., MD
Death: Dec. 16, 1837, Gilboa, Nicholas Co., VA (now WV)

86 yrs 6 mos 1 day

On stone name spelled LAMASTRES
 
Family links: 
 Children:
  Jane F. LeMasters Boggs (1789 - 1869)*
  Rebecca Jane LeMasters Rader (1796 - 1890)*
  Elvira LeMasters Rader (1804 - 1882)*
 

Burial: LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV


Here these ten are again in more detail:


23.01--Elizabeth Lemasters, b. 1780; d. 1832; m. 1796 to James Robinson; 9 ch. [John M. Gwin Note: Unless stated otherwise, all the following material on James and Elizabeth Robinson's descendants is copied directly from Hardway's book, pp. 46-50.]

24.01--Cynthia Robinson, b. ca. 1799; d. unk.; m. James Callison (b. unk.; d. unk.;) unk. ch.

24.02--Rebecca Robinson, b. ca. 1803; d. unk.; m. 1825 to John McKee Hamilton (b. unk.; d. unk.;) 7 ch.

24.03--John H. Robinson, b. ca. 1805; d. 1865; m. Rowena D. Haymond (b. unk.; d. unk.;) 10 ch.

24.04--Miriam Robinson, b. ca. 1809; d. unk.; m. 1829 to Anthony Rader (b. unk.; d. unk.;) unk. ch.

24.05--Margaret Robinson, b. ca. 1810; d. unk.; m. David Perkins (b. unk.; d. unk.;) unk. ch.

24.06--Agness Robinson, b. 1811; d. 1891; m. 1830 to Samuel Rader (b. unk.; d. unk.;) 3 ch.

24.07--Elizabeth Robinson, b. ca. 1818; d. unk.; m. James Sparks (b. unk.; d. unk.;) 8 ch.

24.08--[unproven daughter] Robinson, b. unk.; d. unk.; m. Mr. Triplett (b. unk.; d. unk.;) unk. ch.

24.09-[unproven daughter] Robinson, b. unk.; d. unk.; m. James Burns (b. unk.; d. unk.;) unk. ch.

23.02--Mary Lemasters, b. 1782; d. 1851; m. 1799 to James Clendenin Boggs; 8 ch. [John M. Gwin Note: Unless stated otherwise, all the following material on James and Mary Boggs' descendants is copied directly from Hardway's book, pp. 51-62.]

24.01--Alexander W. Boggs, b. ca. 1802; d. unk.; m. unk. (b. unk.; d. unk.;) unk. ch.

2
4.02--William M. Boggs, b. ca. 1804; d. unk.; m. Charlotte Barnett (b. unk.; d. unk.); 9 ch.

24.03--Silas Innard Boggs, b. ca. 1806; d. unk.; m1. 1829 to Rachel James; 2 ch.; m2. ca. 1834 to Charlotte Pierson (b. unk.; d. unk.;) 7 ch. (9 total);

24.04--Rebecca Martin Boggs, b. 1808; d. 1882; m. 1825 to James Carr (b. unk.; d. unk.;) 9 ch.

24.05--Archibald W. Boggs, b. ca. 1812; d. unk.; m. 1831 to Sarah Shock (b. unk.; d. unk.;) 7 ch.

24.06--Mary Boggs, b. 1814; d. 1886; m. 1831 William Hudkins (b. unk.; d. unk.;) 10 ch.

24.07--James Anderson Boggs, b. 1815; d. 1884; m. 1834 to Susan Cutlip (b. unk.; d. unk.;) 11 ch.
From the 1850 Census of Kanawha Co., VA
Res/
fam
Name
Age
Sex
Occ
POB
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
1374/
1396
William Boggs
46
m
farmer
PA

What an interesting POB--Pennsylvania! Can this really be our William, then?

Charlotte Boggs 46
f

VA
cannot
read or
write
My inherited data, above, says that Charlotte Burnette Boggs had 9 children, and sure enough, so does this Charlotte; maybe this is the right family after all.

Andrew J. (I?) Boggs 21
m
laborer VA



Alexander Boggs 19
m

VA


Agness Boggs 17
f

VA


Archibald Boggs 15
m

VA


William Boggs 13
m

VA


Sampson Boggs 10
m

VA


Mary E. Boggs 7
f

VA


Charles W. Boggs 4
m

VA


Alonzo Boggs 11 mo.
m

VA


24.08--Agness F. Boggs, b. 1818; d. 1902; m1. ca. 1838 to Jacob Warwick McLaughlin (b. unk.; d. unk.;) 5 ch.; m2. John J. Dean; no ch.

24.09--Franceis Chapman Boggs, b. 1822; d. 1900; m1. ca. 1840 to Emsy Betts (b. unk.; d. unk.;)  ch.; m2. Sarah R. Jones; m3. 1852 to Harriet Frame;

23.03--Nancy Anna Lemasters, b. 1784; d. 1870; m. 1801 to John Boggs; 7 ch

23.04--Agness Lemasters, b. 1787; d. unk.; m. 1806 to Thomas Charles Frame;

24.01--Benjamin Lemasters Frame, b. 1807; d. 1890; m. 1828 to Elvira Boggs;

24.02--Elizabeth R. Frame, b. 1813; d. 1906; m. 1826 to Sennett Triplett;

24.03--Morgan C. Frame, b. 1823; d. 1862; m1. 1845 to Mary Hendricks; m2. 1857 to Louisa Perigo Inman;

23.05--Jane "Jenny" Lemasters, b. 1789; d. 1869; m. 1809 to Charles C. Boggs;

24.01--Nancy Boggs, b. ca. 1812; d. unk.; m. 1831 to George Washington Brown;

24.02--Jane Boggs, b. unk.; d. 1877; m. to George Vigo Seaman;

24.03--Charity Boggs, b. unk.; d. 1861; m. to Henry Given;

24.04--Elizabeth Boggs, b. unk.; d. unk.; m. to Richard W. Keener;

23.06--Charity Lemasters, b. 1791; d. 1862; m. 1811 to  John Garner Stephenson;

24.00--Alex's ggggg-grandmother--and Benjamin's g-grandchild

25.00--Alex's gggg-grandmother--and Benjamin's g-grandchild

26.00--Alex's ggg-grandmother--and Benjamin's gg-grandchild

27.00--Alex's gg-grandmother--and Benjamin's ggg-grandchild

28.00--Alex's great-grandmother--and Benjamin's gggg-granddaughter

29.00--Alex's grandparent--and Benjamin's ggggg-grandchild

30.00--Alex's parent--and Benjamin's gggggg-grandchild

31.00--Alex Jones, contributor--and Benjamin's ggggggg-grandchild [PRIVATE]


From: Alex Jones <drklobowarrior at yahoo dot com>
Date: January 11, 2011
To: jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Subject: Lemasters


Hello, my name is Alexander Jones. I'm 21 and from Columbus Ohio. I found your site (http://www.gwingenealogy.net/GENEALOGY/SURNAMES/lemasters.htm) while looking up a distant relative of mine, named Benjamin Lemasters. He's my great-grandmother's greatx4 grandfather, which is my great x5 grandfather (sorry, I get a little confused when saying it).
Apparently
John Garner Stephenson, which is my side of the family, married one of Benjamin's daughters. I thought you'd like to know this so you can maybe add it to the known family, if you want, and if not, it's good to say hi to distant relatives, even if you just found out about them. If you have any questions, I can try to answer them, but I'm just starting to piece together my genealogy, sorry in advance.



From the 19 Sep 1850 Census of the Western District, Nicholas Co., VA
Res/fam
Name
Age
Sex
Occ
Value
REst
POB
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
578/578
John G. Stephenson
63
m
farmer
2000
VA

This is our three children's--Jeremy's, Charity's, and Sarah's--ggg-grandpa.

Charity Stephenson 58
f


VA
This is our three children's--Jeremy's, Charity's, and Sarah's--ggg-grandma. We did not name our Charity for this person, but we could have. (We didn't even know this person's name when Charity was born.)

Benjamin Stephenson 26
m


VA
This is Jeremy's, Charity's, and Sarah's, gg-grandpa, 24.06 below, the father of Oceola.

Aggy J. (I.?) Stephenson 19
f


VA


Martin V. Stephenson 17
m


VA
This is Martin Van Buren Stephenson, 24.09 below.
579/579
Julia Stephenson
38
f


VA
This is evidently the widow of 24.01--Franklin.

Thomas Stephenson 4
m


VA


Wilmoth Stephenson 5
f


VA


Abner Stephenson 3
m


VA


24.01--Franklin Stephenson, b. ca. 1812; d. ca. 1848; m. 1843 to Julia Ann (nee Stephenson?);

24.02--John G. Stephenson, Jr., b. ca. 1814; d. unk.; m. to unk.; unk. ch.

24.03--Nancy Stephenson, b. ca. 1816; d. unk.; m. to James Forsythe;

24.04--Curtis Stephenson, b. ca. 1820; d. ca. 1849; m. to Melvina Grose;

24.05--Rebecca Stephenson, b. ca. 1822; d. unk.; m. to James Young;

24.06--
Benjamin Lemasters Stephenson, b. ca. 1824; d. unk.; m. 7 Jul 1853 to Priscilla Forsythe (b. unk.; d. unk.); unk. ch.

25.01--Oceola Stephenson, b. ca. 1856; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. James Newton Hamrick (b. 15 Oct 1859 ; d. 19 Jul 1931); ch.
[age 4 in 1880 census of Clay Co., WV];
[age in the 6 Jun 1900 census of Henry Mag. Dist., Clay Co., WV]

[age 7 mo. in the 7 Jun 1860 census of Clay Co., VA (later WV)];
[age 40 in the 6 Jun 1900 census of Henry Mag. Dist., Clay Co., WV]

26.00--Ona Byrne Hamrick, b. 4 Jun 1899 in WV; d. 22 Aug 1953; bd. in Cunningham Mem. Pk., St. Albans, WV; m. Dorothy Belle Paxton (b.; d. ); ch.
[age 11 mo. in the 6 Jun 1900 census of Henry Mag. Dist., Clay Co., WV];
[age 20 in the 19 Jan 1920 census of Henry Mag. Dist., Clay Co., WV]

27.02--Stanford Sherman Hamrick, b. ; d. ; m1 ; m2. 20 Jun 1947 to Frances Marie Droddy (b. ; d.); 2 ch.

28.02--Sharon Lynn Hamrick, b. 1951 in Charleston, WV; m. 1976 to John M. Gwin (b. 1947 in Charleston, WV)

29.01--Jeremiah Scott "Jeremy" Gwin, b. 1978; m. 2006 to Kara Marie Douglas

29.02--Charity Elizabeth Gwin, b. 1980; m. 2002 Beau Scott Pihlaja

30.01--Asher Samuel Neeraj Pihlaja [PRIVATE]

30.01--Cressida Noel Pihlaja [PRIVATE]

29.03--Sarah Joy Gwin, b. 1981; m. 2002 Jason Deane Johnson, Sr.

30.01--Jason Deane "J. D." Johnson, Jr. [PRIVATE]

30.02--
Ryan Jonathan Johnson [PRIVATE]

30.03--
Tate Austin Johnson [PRIVATE]

30.04--
Zachary Jacob Johnson  [PRIVATE]

25.02--Sherman Stephenson, b. unk.; d. unk.; m. to Sarah Agness Legg;

26.01--Edward Bryon Stephenson, b. 1886; d. 1938; m. to unk.; unk. ch.

26.02--Benjamin Hulbert Stephenson, b. 1888; d. 1972; m. to unk.; unk. ch.

26.03--Martin Van Buren Stephenson, b. 1890; d. 1964; m. to unk.; unk. ch.

26.04--Priscilla Jane Stephenson, b. 1892; d. 1919; m. to unk.; unk. ch.

24.07--Albert Stephenson, b. ca. 1826; d. unk.; m. ca. 1858 to Ann McDermott;

24.08--Agness Jane Stephenson, b. ca. 1831; d. unk.; m. to Milton Dorsey;

24.09--Martin Van Buren Stephenson, b. 31 Jul 1833 in Nicholas Co., VA (later WV) (from Clay Co. Death Record); d. 19 May 1873 in Clay Co., WV, age 39 yr., 9 mo., 19 da. (from Clay Co. Death Record); m. (from Clay Co. Death Record) to May/Mary J. (nee unk.; b. unk.; d. aft. 19 May 1873); at least one ch. (from Clay Co. Death Record);

25.00--Benjamin Lemasters Stephenson, b. 31 Dec 1861 (from Clay Co. Death Record); d. 11 Aug 1873 in Clay Co., age 11 yr., 7 mo., 11 da. (from Clay Co. Death Record); bd. unk.; m. never; no ch.

23.07--Rebecca Jane Lemasters, b. 1796; d. ; m. Joseph Rader;

Benjamin LeMasters + Rebecca Ann Martin
Catherine LeMasters + David Given
George Washington Given(s) + Delilah Ann Hamilton
Oren Cecil Givens + Margaret Steinlein
Evelyn Cecilia Givens + Floyd Melvin Hansen
My mother
Me

23.08--Catherine Lemasters, b. 1799; d. ; m. David Given;

24.00--
George Washington Given(s); b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Delilah Hamilton (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least one ch.

25.00--Florence Elizabeth Givens; b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. George Laban Parks (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least one ch.

25.00--Oren Cecil Givens; b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Margaret Steinlein (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least one ch.

26.00--Evelyn Cecilia Givens; b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Floyd Melvin Hansen (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least one ch.

27.00--John's mother

28.00--John Todd;


From: pinzatoddatseanetdotcom
Date: June 24, 2011
To: "Rick Lemasters" <rlemasters1atyahoodotcomatseanetdotcom>, "John Gwin" <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>,
Subject: Benjamin LeMasters' daughter Catherine


Gentlemen,
I just found John Gwin's Isaac Lemasters / Nancy Anne Scott page (http://www.gwingenealogy.net/GENEALOGY/SURNAMES/lemasters.htm) and thought I might add some information.
Benjamin LeMasters + Rebecca Ann Martin
Catherine LeMasters + David Given
George Washington Given(s) + Delilah Ann Hamilton
Oren Cecil Givens + Margaret Steinlein
Evelyn Cecilia Givens + Floyd Melvin Hansen
My mother
Me
Oren Cecil Givens was a brother of Florence Elizabeth Givens, who married George Laban Parks, who I expect is an ancestor of Ed Parks, though I don't have many details of his branch, though my mother might. I met my mother's Aunt Florence (Elizabeth Givens Parks) once in the late 1970s when we were driving across country and stopped to say hello.
I have considerable detail on my branch posted in my ancestry.com tree "George Washington Givens".
I wonder if John Gwin is related to the pioneer Gwin family of Augusta (later Bath) County, Virginia, where my Given(s) pioneer ancestors also lived in the mid-late 1700s before migrating to what is now Kanawha, Nicholas, and Braxton Counties, WV and then, after David Given's death, on to Kansas and points further West about 1860.
My family will be visiting Bath and Highland Counties next month, with a possible side trip to Nicholas and Braxton Counties.
Best regards,
John Todd
Seattle


24.00--Ed's gg-grandparent

25.00--Ed's g-grandparent


26.00--Ed's grandparent


27.00--Ed's parent


28.00--
Ed Parks;

23.09--Keziah Lemasters,
b. 1802; d. ; m. Abraham Campbell;

23.10--Elvira Lemasters,
b. 1804; d. ; m. John Rader;  





The following was taken from the excellent page at
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=2177783&GRid=19276058&
which was added to the Find a Grave site by descendant
Richard "Rick" Lemasters
(rlemasters1atyahoodotcom), Sistersville, WV

Benjamin LeMasters, b. 15 Jun 1756 in Charles Co., MD, USA, s/o Isaac Lemasters and Nancy Anne Scott; d. 16 Dec 1837 at Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV, USA, age 86 yrs. 6 mos. 1 day; bd. LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV, USA; m. Rebecca Ann Martin Lemasters.

A Revolutionary War Veteran who served from 1776 to 1779/80, Benjamin Lemasters was recruited into the 1st VA Rgt. by a Lt. Culp and took the oath on 1 Oct 1776. He enlisted for a three-month period and joined a company commanded by William S. Lewis of Staunton, VA. He served at: White Plains, Trenton, Princeton, Morristown (promoted to sgt. and re-enlisted), Brandywine Creek, Germantown, Fort Miffin, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, Camp Robinson, Bound Brook, and Sandy Hook. Benjamin Lemasters' last muster was recorded on 7 May 1779.  Pension was granted in Nicholas Co., VA/WV in 1833, Cert # 16923. Read the following book about the life and family of Benjamin Lemasters: Benjamin Lemasters of Nicholas County, West Virginia: His Ancestry, His War Record, His Descendants by Ronald V. Hardway. On the stone his name is spelled LAMASTRES
 
Record added May 7 2007 by Richard Lemasters






3.01--Elizabeth Lemasters, b. 1780; d. ; m. James Robinson;
3.02--Mary Lemasters, b. 1782; d. ; m. James Clendenin Boggs;
3.03--Nancy Anna Lemasters, b. 1784; d. ; m. John Boggs;
3.04--Agness Lemasters, b. 1787; d. ; m. Thomas Frame;
3.05--Jane Lemasters, b. 1789; d. ; m. Charles C. Boggs;
3.06--Charity Lemasters, b. 1791; d. ; m. John G. Stephenson;
3.07--Rebecca Jane Lemasters, b. 1796; d. ; m. Joseph Rader;
3.08--Catherine Lemasters, b. 1799; d. ; m. David Given;
3.09--Keziah Lemasters, b. 1802; d. ; m. Abraham Campbell;
3.10--Elvira Lemasters, b. 1804; d. ; m. John Rader;  


Bryant, Anna M Rader, b. Dec. 9, 1890; d. Sep. 22, 1925, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV

Bryant, Walter T, b. 1884; d. 1959, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV

Fitzwater, Mary E., b. unk.; d. Apr. 6, 1887, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV

LeMasters, Benjamin, b. Jun. 15, 1756; d. Dec. 16, 1837, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV

LeMasters, Rebecca Ann Martin, b. Sep. 9, 1758; d. Feb. 16, 1844, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV

McCutcheon, Newton Allen, b. Oct. 28, 1917; d. May 27, 2006, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV

McQueen, Archibald Allen, b. Apr. 20, 1816; d. Dec. 12, 1892, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV

McQueen, Catherine McKenzie, b. Nov. 11, 1812; d. Jan. 1, 1913, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV

Rader, Allen, b. 1838; d. 1922, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV

Rader, Benjamin L, b. Sep. 15, 1831; d. Dec. 29, 1917, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV

Rader, Elvira LeMasters, b. Feb. 6, 1804; d. Jul. 10, 1882, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV

Rader, John, b. Jun. 28, 1802; d. Mar. 5, 1879, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV

Rader, Joseph, b. Oct. 17, 1809; d. Apr. 8, 1875, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV

Rader, Lillian McQueen, b. 1848; d. 1923, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV

Rader, Maria, b. unknown; d. Jan. 4, 1880, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV

Rader, Mary Elizabeth Robinson, b. Nov. 12, 1836; d. Feb. 12, 1913, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV

Rader, Michael LeMasters, b. Feb. 22, 1835; d. Oct. 10, 1900, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV

Rader, Rebecca Jane LeMasters , b. Jul. 4, 1796; d. Apr. 14, 1890, LeMasters Cem., Gilboa, Nicholas Co., WV






John,
I'm happy to hear from you, I thought you might have changed your e-mail address since 1999.  It just so happens that I have been doing lots of work on this line of the Lemasters family recently, primarily with Benjamin & Rebecca Ann Martin Lemasters who were Charity's parents.  Charity was one of 10 daughters born to Benjamin and Rebecca who were prominent members of the Nicholas County VA/WV community. Benjamin was a Revolutionary War veteran and member of the 1st Virginia Regiment.  There is a book written about Benjamin's life and war service by Ronald Hardway, 1993. 
I visited Benjamin and Rebecca's family cemetery last year and documented each grave on findagrave.com, here is a link to page:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2177783&CScnty=3097&CSsr=61&
I also made a video which can be viewed at this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfcjvobeAaw
Hope to hear from you again soon.
Rick Lemasters
Sistersville, WV
 
----- Original Message ----
From: John Gwin <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
To: Rick Lemasters <rlemasters1atyahoodotcom>
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008
Subject: Re: Lemasters
Yes, I'm still looking, Rick, and it DID get to me right away! Thanks for writing, friend--good to meet you.
:-)
My father-in-law, Stan Hamrick, was the grandson of Oceola Stephenson--alleged to be full-blooded Seminole--whose grandparents were allegedly John and Charity. I've been able to substantiate none of this, much less to get behind John and Charity.
Thanks again for writing. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have.
Best to you and yours,
In Jesus,
John  (Contact information:)
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On Feb 22, 2008, at 8:26 AM, Rick Lemasters wrote:

Dear John,
My name is Rick Lemasters, and I saw a post you made on the genforum way back in 1999.  You asked for information on Charity Lemasters and John Garner Stephenson.  Are you still looking?  I think I can help. Hope this gets to you!
Rick






An uncle of Ed Parks (30 mi. n. of Topeka, KS, eddebparksatmsndotcom) has a site for the Squires family.





In March 2008, Cousin Rick Lemasters sent me (John Gwin) PDFs from which the following three excerpts were taken:
1 "From Our Reporters' Notebooks", in The Daily Mail, (Hagerstown, MD), Vol. CXXXIV, No. 195, Sat., Aug. 18, 1962, page 1;
2
Maginnis, William H., "Railway Marks Nicholas County Site Where Indians Once Swung Tomahawks", The Charleston Gazette, (Charleston, WV), Sept. 11, 1949, p. 4;
3 Richardson, Mrs. Billie, "Do You Remember?"
, The Charleston Gazette, (Charleston, WV), Sun., Oct. 18, 1942, p. 15;
 

1An Illinois resident has asked this newspaper to assist in the search for information concerning the descendants of Abraham Lemaster, who arrived in St. Mary's County, Maryland, 300 years ago. A descendant by the same name is buried in Boonsboro in the rear of the Bast Furniture store. The grave has a marker with this inscription upon it: "In memory of Abraham Lemaster, born February 10, 1742, died May 13th, 1820.  Aged 78 years, 3 months and 3 days. Stop Reader Stop Let Nature Claim a Tear. My aged father lies buried here."

Howard M. Lemaster, of 412 College Ave., Carlinville, Illinois, writes that he is desirous of learning more about the old timers of this family, and where they are buried. The Abraham Lemaster who is buried in Boonsboro had given this site for the erection of a church and a burial ground. He was the first to be buried there in 1820, but the church was never built, and no other burials at the site, writes Mr. Lemaster.

"For each and every Lemaster grave identified and reported to me prior to the above, I will give a book "Lemaster Family, U.S.A., 1960" or like value in cash," he writes. "Maryland Colonial Records show that Capt. Abraham Lemaster secured 10 recruits for Revolutionary War service at Frederick. We think this may be the one, and hope to prove. Any help will be greatly appreciated from your readers."

2  The late Edward Campbell wrote a brief "History of Nicholas County's First Settlers" in 1883, and his work was printed serially in the Nicholas County Chronical from May 16, 1912 to Aug. 8, 1912. A bound volume of the Chronicle of that year is in the State Department of Archives and History. Campbell is the authority for most of the names, dates, and incidents that follow in this article. 

Peters Creek Settled
The first settlement in what is now Nicholas county was established on Peters creek in 1791 by Henry Morris, Conrad Young, and Edward McClung. Following the massacre of two of Morris' daughters by Indians in 1792, the Morris, Young, and McClung families moved to the Kanawha valley.

Edward McClung sold his land on Peters creek to Edward Hughes and John Campbell in 1792, and later in the same year, McClung was drowned in the Kanawha river near Moles island.  He was survived by his wife and three children.

Edward McClung, jr., returned to Nicholas, married, and reared a family in Kentucky magisterial district, where he died.

Edward McClung, jr.'s eldest sister married John Groves and reared a family near Summersville.  His youngest sister married John Smithey of Lewisburg.

Hughes Fort Built
Thomas Hughes, a Revolutionary soldier from Prince William county, VA, led a party of settlers from Muddy creek, Greenbrier county, in the construction of a fort at the mouth of Hughes creek. Thomas Hughes died in 1794, and his grave was near the fort.

The fort was in Kanawha county, but the Hughes and other families in the group acquired land in what became Nicholas county.

William Bird from Bath county lived for awhile on Twenty Mile creek; Jesse James from Bath county lived on Otter creek before moving to the Elk river near Charleston.  His wife was a daughter of Henry Morris.

Conrad Young married three times and had children by each wife.

Benjamin Lemasters, who settled on Bucks Garden creek in 1798 or 1799, served in the Continental Army five years.  He married Rebecca Ann Martin and had 10 daughters.  Three daughters married into the Boggs family; two married Raders; and one each a Robinson, Frame, Givens, Stephenson, and Campbell.  The daughter who married Joseph Rader in 1830 had a daughter, Elvira, who married John D. Groves and became the mother of Lola Groves and grandmother of Gov. Patteson.

First County Officials
The Nicholas county government was organized in April 1816 in John Hamilton's home at Cross Lanes...Recommended for commissions in the 126th regiment of militia were...John G. Stephenson, captain.

The county seat was established on the lands of Robert Hamilton.  On this 30-acre tract the town of Summersville was laid out in 1820. The first trustees of the town were...John G. Stephenson.

3  Do you remember
That Morgantown, the site of West Virginia university, was settled in 1758 by Thomas Decker?
Later the land was acquired by Isaac Lemasters, who sold it to Zangwill Morgan in 1772 five years after Morgan had made the first permanent settlement, and it is from him that the city gets its name...





From: Rick Lemasters <rlemasters1atyahoodotcom>
Date: September 19, 2008
To: John Gwin <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: A RECENT LEMASTERS FIND

Last week Nancy and I visited my son Scott and his family who live just south of Nashville, Tennessee, in Brentwood.  This was our first trip to the area.  In my research I had run across a descendant who had lived and died in that area after service during the Revolutionary War and living and marrying in South Carolina.  His name is Joseph Lemaster, and his parents were Isaac and Nancy Anna Scott Lemasters who lived in the Morgantown, West Virginia, area.  Joseph was the brother of my gggg-grandfather Thomas and of Benjamin, also a Revolutionary War veteran.  I believe they were the oldest three children of Isaac and Nancy.  I was able find Joseph's grave site with the help of the Internet and a previous owner of the property where he is buried.
 
As you all know, often when you answer one question or make a discovery, other questions are raised.  Thus is the case with finding Joseph's grave and monument.  I was aware that both Joseph and Benjamin enlisted in the Army in the Morgantown area and went off to serve and both were promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  Well, according to Joseph's monument, he attained the rank of Major.  Another surprise is that according to his stone, he was born in 1748, and not 1758 as stated in most research I've seen.
 
Here is a link to the findagrave.com page I created for Joseph:
 
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=2275650&GRid=29714866&
 
I have other close-up photos of the stone if you would like to see them.
 
Rick





From: Alex Jones <drklobowarrior at yahoo dot com>
Date: January 11, 2011 6:13:54 PM MST
To: jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Subject: Lemasters

Hello, my name is Alexander Jones. I'm 21, and from Columbus Ohio. I found your site (http://www.gwingenealogy.net/GENEALOGY/SURNAMES/lemasters.htm) while looking up a distant relative of mine, named Benjamin Lemasters. He's my great grandmothers greatx4 grandfather, which is my great x5 grandfather (sorry, I get a little confused when saying it). Apparently John Garner Stephenson, which is my side of the family, married one of Benjamins daughters. I thought you'd like to know this so you can maybe add it to the known family, if you want, and if not, it's good to say hi to distant relatives, even if you just found out about them. If you have any questions, I can try to answer them, but I'm just starting to piece together my genealogy, sorry in advance.