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5th Generation

x. John Simon Masters (Hillery 4, Robert 3, William W.2, Robert 1) - Born 12 Mar 1801 Surry Co., NC and Died 25 Dec 1866 in Flat Creek, Overton Co.,  TN  Burial in John S. Masters Cem., Near Mt. Gilead, Overton Co., TN.   He married Judith Barbara Riley, daughter of John Henry Riley on 22 Sep 1827 in Overton Co., TN.  She was Born 11 Jan 1811 in Flynn's Lick, Jackson Co., TN and Died 30 Nov 1885 in Flat Creek, Overton Co., TN.  Burial in John S. Masters Cem., Near Mt. Gilead, Overton Co., TN.41   View a Masters Family Topics article on  John Simon Masters - Son of Hillery by  Robert Eldridge.

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Their Children:

    6th Generation

  • i.  Hilery Masters (John S. 5, Hillery 4, Robert 3, William W.2, Robert 1) - Born 18 Apr 1831 and Died 3 Sep 1840  in Overton Co., TN.42  He was said to have become very hot and thirsty while playing ball at school and went to the spring to get a drink of water.  He "ducked" his head and shoulders in the cool water in an attempt to cool off.  Soon  he died with pneumonia.26 Burial in John S. Masters Cem., Near Mt. Gilead, Overton Co., TN.42

  • ii.  Amanda F.  Masters - Born 10 Jun 1832 in Overton Co., TN.  Died in Wynnewood, Murray Co.., OK.  She married John D. Knox on 10 Aug 1854 in Overton Co., TN. 42  He was Born circa 1831.28 He died in Wynnewood, Murray Co., OK.  Family moved to Wynnewood, OK where John worked as a cashier in a bank.26 Their Children:

      7th Generation

    • i.  James Knox (Amanda F. 6, John S. 5, Hillery 4, Robert 3, William W.2, Robert 1) - Born circa 1856.28

    • ii.  Joseph F. Knox - Born circa 1857.28

    • iii.  John Knox - Born circa 1859.28

    6th Generation

  • iii. Margaret T. Masters (John S. 5, Hillery 4, Robert 3, William W.2, Robert 1) - Born 22 Nov 1833 in Overton Co., TN.  Died 1916 in Illinois.  She married Robert H. Savage on 24 Nov 1854 in Overton Co., TN.42 There are no known children in this family. It is not clear as to the circumstances of Margaret later living and dying in Illinois.26

  • iv.  Jesse F.  Masters - Born 8 Apr 1834 in Overton Co., TN and Died 25 Mar 1835 in Overton Co., TN.  burial in John S. Masters Cem., Near Mt. Gilead, Overton Co., TN.42

  • v.  James B. "Jim" Masters - Born 19 Jan 1836 in Overton Co., TN. He died 22 Jul 1918 in Jackson Co., TN.  Burial in New Hope Cem., Jackson Co., TN.100 Jim was said to be a shoemaker and made shoes for both sides in the Civil War.  The 1880 Census listed him as a brick mason.  The initial "B." may have stood for Bartee184 or Barton.185  Jim Cleared the land and built a log house which still stands.  The site is between Standing Stone road and Highway 85 near Old Union Church in Overton Co., TN.26

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    He married, first, Matilda Bradley,101 daughter of Levi Bradley and Jane Barlow A27 on 28 Apr 1859 in Overton Co., TN. She was born in 1833 and Died 24 Oct 1880.  Burial in Campground Cem., Overton Co., TN.101    View a Masters Family Topics article on  Matilda Bradley.

    Their Children:

      7th Generation  

    • i.  Samuel Masters (James B. 6, John S. 5, Hillery 4, Robert 3, William W.2, Robert 1) - Born circa 1860.  Died Young.28

    • ii.  John Mattison "Mat" Masters - Born 19 Apr 1861 in Overton Co., TN.  He Died 7 Jun 1943 in Gainesboro, Jackson Co., TN.  Burial in New Hope Cem., Jackson Co., TN. circa 1860.  He married Elmira "Myra" Angeline Hayes, daughter of Lee Hayes and Elizabeth Anderson on 11 Oct 1879.  She was Born 18 Dec 1862 and Died 9 Dec 1932.  Burial in New Hope Cem., Jackson Co., TN.174   Their Children: Dillard Joshua,301 Martha Ida Elizabeth,302 Mary,174 James Millard,308 John Thomas, Albert Benton, Walter Lee,184 Willie Elmo, Wheeler, Cora174 and Samuel Oscar Masters.104

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    • iii.  Mary Jane Masters - Born circa 1863.39

    • iv.  Larkin Andrew "Andy" Masters - Born 19 Oct 1865 in Gainesboro,  Jackson Co., TN and Died 10 Dec 1923 in Jackson Co., TN.  Burial in New Hope Cem., Jackson Co., TN.175 He married, first, Aldora Smith.  She Died 1891 in Jackson Co., TN. 

      He married, second, Melinda C. "Lindy" Johnson daughter of Noah Johnson and Elizabeth Anderson Hayes.  She was Born 26 Jan 1877 and Died 6 Apr 1941.  Burial in New Hope Cem., Jackson Co., TN.  Their Children: Hughel S. "Huey",176 A26 Virgie Cora, Virgil, Della, Elsie, Lola Mae and Martin L. Masters.26

    • v.  Martha Ann Masters - Born 27 Feb 1867 and Died 5 Oct 1909.  Burial in Campground Cem., Overton Co., TN.  She married George Granville "Gran" Brown on 8 Sep 1889 in Overton Co., TN.  He was Born 1 Oct 1856.  Burial in Campground Cem., Overton Co., TN.178 Their Children: Charles B.,150 Mona E., Mary D., H. B. "Burr", James Brian, Willis Clifford, Corda Mae, G. Hubert, Oscar, Ida Iba and Ila Ann Brown.175

    • vi.  Margaret M. Masters - Born circa 1869  She died and is buried in Kentucky.  She married John Woodson Brown on 21 Aug 1887.  Their Children: Samuel Larkin, Bessie Fannie, Ethel Rose and Beulah Pearl Brown.A12

    • vii.  Jimmy Lee Masters - Born 1871.79 He married, first, Belle Taylor.  She was born circa 1880.179 They had two children: Charlie 77 and Birdwell Benton Masters. 181 The two boys are shown in the Columbus Allen Household in the 1910 census with mother Belle. There are probably more children but little is known about this family, even by Jimmy Lee's grandchildren.185

      He married, second, an unknown woman.179 He married, third, Florence Johnson.  Their Children: Stella May,180 Kinley Allen and Lester Allen Masters.181

    • viii.  Simeon Hinds "Dock" Masters - Born 10 May 1872 in Overton Co., TN and Died 24 Jan 1946 in Hilham, Overton Co., TN.  He married, first, Mary Elizabeth Wright, daughter of Susann "Susie" Murphy and Thomas Jefferson Wright. She was born 10 May 1896 in Jackson County TN.182 Their Children: Lucy E.,30 Comer,301 Herman P.,183 Dora,194 Donnie183 and William Clay "Bill" Masters.311 

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      He married, second, Nancy Modelia Loftis, daughter of William Marion Loftis and Mary Cooper on 25 Dec 1919.  She was Born 24 Jul 1893 and Died 23 Aug 1973.  Burial in New Hope Cem., Jackson Co., TN.  Children from this marriage were: Allie Mae, Lurabelle Lucille, Annie B., Ruby Pearl, Alvie C., and Jewel Marie Masters.184

    • ix.  George Washington "Wash" Masters - Born 6 Sep1874 in Overton Co., TN and Died 19 Mar 1940 in Cookeville, Putnam Co., TN.  Burial in City Cem., Cookeville, Putnam Co., TN.  His occupation was a Carpenter.  He married Martha Addie Leona Smith,  daughter of Isaac Denton Smith and Martha Jane Bowers on 5 Jul 1896 in Overton Co., TN.  She was Born 9 Jul 1879 and Died 24 Jan 1966 in Cookeville, Putnam Co., TN.  Burial in City Cem., Cookeville, Putnam Co., TN.185 They had two boys: Osco Cordell314 and Otto Palo Masters.185

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         Jim married, second, Elizabeth Ann Freeze, daughter of David Freeze and Anna, 18 Feb 1883 in Overton Co., TN.  She was Born 26 Feb 1854 in Tennessee and Died 22 May 1923 in Tennessee.  Burial in New Hope Cem., Jackson Co., TN.103 Children:

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      7th Generation  

    • x.  William Riley "Will" Masters (James B. 6, John S. 5, Hillery 4, Robert 3, William W.2, Robert 1) - Born 3 Dec 1883 in Hilham, Overton Co., TN and Died 9 Feb 1955.  He married Effie Mae McCormick Holt.186 Children: William Cecil, Elizabeth, Eunice Louise and Charles Edward Masters.187

    • xi.  Jesse Newton Masters - Born 12 Apr 1886 and Died 20 Jan 1965 with Burial in Liberty Cem., Warren Co., TN.188   He married, first, Ada Cox.  daughter of John Cox and Margaret Bolles on 6 Aug 1894 in Jackson Co., TN.  She Died 4 Sep 1924 in Jackson Co., TN with Burial in New Hope Cem., Jackson Co., TN.189 They had one son, Albert Leonard Masters315.  He married, second, Myrtle Inez Hussey.190

    • xii.  David "Dave" Minus Masters - Born 10 Jun 1888 in Livingston, Overton Co., TN and Died 10 Mar 1925 in Jackson Co., TN.  He married, first, Julie Cox. daughter of John Cox and Margaret Bolles on 11 Sep 1910.  She was Born 20 May 1890 in Gainesboro, Jackson Co., TN and Died 5 Jan 1924 in Jackson Co., TN.  Burial in Lynn Cem., Jackson Co., TN.191 Their Children: Ila, Alva C.,104 Maude,26 Edna Reeves, James Golden, MaryA13 and Ada Masters.30

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      He married, second, Laura Barnes, circa 1924.192 Dave's death due to flu and pneumonia, left Laura pregnant as well as Dave's children by his first wife to care for.  The end result was the children going to relatives to live.  Those known are: Ila to "Will" Masters, Maude to "Mat" Masters, Goldie to John Masters, Edna to Walter Masters and Mary to "Wash" Masters.104 , 185 "Dave" and Laura's only child was Minus L. Masters.104

    • xiii.  Ova Masters - Born 17 May 1890 and Died 18 Jan 1976 in Cookeville, Putnam Co., TN.  Burial in Dodson Br. Cem., Jackson Co., TN.193 She married  Perry Mayberry. son of Jessie Mayberry and Elizabeth 28 Jun 1917.  He was Born 22 Jan 1881 in Jackson Co., TN and Died 6 Mar 1957 in Cookeville, Putnam Co., TN.  Burial in Dodson Br. Cem., Jackson Co., TN.  Their Children: Earnest B., Ruby, Lilly Mae, Winnie Edith, Edna Elizabeth and Harold Edward Mayberry.186

    • xiv.  Albert Ridley Masters - Born 11 Oct 1892 in Gainesboro, Jackson Co., TN and Died 1 May 1975 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.  Burial in Mt. View Cem., McMinnville, Warren County, TN. He married, first, Laura Ethel Webb,  194 daughter of Lula Warren and Nathan Webb A26 on 26 Nov 1911.  She was Born Sep 1892 in Gainesboro, Jackson Co., TN and Died 16 Jan 1919 with burial in New Hope Cemetery, Jackson Co., TN.  The cause of death is unknown but could  probably be attributed to the birth, seven days earlier, of their only child:195 Willie Doval Masters.30

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      He married, second, Edna Ann Schaffer, daughter of Charles W. Schaffer and Dora Wampler on 4 Jul 1921 in Oklahoma.  She was Born 21 Mar 1906 in Oklahoma and Died 3 Oct 1941 in McMinnville, Warren Co., TN.  Burial in Mt. View Cem., McMinnville, Warren Co., TN.  Their Children: Dorthey Louise, Margie Louise, Marvin Leon, Kenneth Albert, Richard Lee, Mildred Joan, Alta Mae, Mary Lou, Roy Donald, Charles Raymond and Alberta Ann Masters. 

      He married, third, Celia Elizabeth Scythers on 3 Mar 1945.  She was Born 5 Oct 1893.194

    • xv.  Perry Bartlett Masters - Born 22 Mar 1896 and Died 8 Oct 1905.  Burial in New Hope Cem., Jackson Co., TN.104

    6th Generation

  • vi.  Madison Mayhew "Matt" Masters (John S. 5, Hillery 4, Robert 3, William W.2, Robert 1) - Born 21 Jul 1838 in Overton Co., TN and Died 17 Mar 1907 in Franklin Co., NE.  Burial in Greenwood Cem.  He married Nancy Hester Goodpasture on 3 Dec 1863 in Menard Co., IL.  Two children never survived to adulthood.19

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    Two known daughters were:  

      7th Generation  

    • i.  Margaret Jean Masters (Madison M. 6, John S. 5, Hillery 4, Robert 3, William W.2, Robert 1) - Born 25 Dec 1865 in Middletown, Logan Co., IL and Died 5 Feb 1936 in Franklin, Franklin Co., NE.  She married Stephen George Palmer, on 6 Sep 1884 in Tobias, Saline Co., NE.  He was Born 31 Jul 1861 in Rushville, Schuyler Co., IL and Died 17 Nov 1939 in Burlingame, Osage Co., KS.19 Their Children: Jessie Erwin, Bessie Mabel, Earl Masters and Ray Valentine Palmer 109, A44

    • ii.  Dora Ellen Masters - Born 28 Aug 1870 in Lincoln, Logan Co., IL and Died 4 Jul 1956.  She married Mathew Jaggar on 28 Aug 1890 in Atlanta, Salene Co., NE.  He was Born 4 Oct 1860 and Died 31 Mar 1945.19 Their Children: Flossie May, Floy M., Fay Marie and Ray Mayhew Jaggar.109

    6th Generation

  • vii.  John H. Masters (John S. 5, Hillery 4, Robert 3, William W.2, Robert 1) - Born 16 Sep 1840 in Overton Co., TN. He was the photographer responsible for many Civil War era family images. John H. Masters came North to Illinois after the war and unwittingly traded his camera for a stolen horse. He was acquitted of theft but shortly thereafter he disappeared and no one has ever known his eventual fate. 4

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  • viii. Mary Ann Masters - Born 26 Jul 1842 in Overton Co., TN.102   She died on 3 Apr 1936 in Union Star, Breckinridge Co., KY and buried in Bruner Cem., Frymire, Breckinridge Co., KY. A46  She married George W. Rayburn,. 26 son of James Rayburn and Sarah "Sally" Greer in 1866.  He was born Dec 1832 in Overton Co., TN and Died 25 Jan 1907 in Tell City, Perry Co, IN with burial in Greenwood Cem., Tell City, Perry Co., IN.  Their children:: A46

      7th Generation  

    • i.  William Burrel Rayburn (Mary A. 6, John S. 5, Hillery 4, Robert 3, William W.2, Robert 1) - He was born Sep 1866 in Perry Co., IN. He died on 27 Sep 1939 in CA. He was buried in Smith Mountain Cem., Dinuba, Tulare Co., CA. He married Mary M. Kullman in 1888. She was born in Jun 1854 and died on 4 Feb 1922 in CA. She was buried in Smith Mountain Cem., Dinuba, Tulare Co., CA. Their Children: Minnie Catherine, Forest L., Lucy, Owen Agustine, Iva E. Otto Paul and Mary Grace A46

    • ii.  Ora Rayburn  -   Born 1868 in Perry Co., IN A46

    • iii.  Almey Rayburn  -   Born in 1874 in Perry Co., IN A46

    • iv.  Rev. Jerome Bonce Rayburn  -   Born on 13 Dec 1877 in Tell City, Perry Co., IN.  He died on 5 Jan 1958 in Cloverport, Breckinridge Co., KY and was buried in Greenwood Cem., Tell City. Perry Co., IN  He married 1st Minnie Canary 1898.  She was Born 16 Jan 1876 and died on 14 Nov 1906 in Tell City, Perry Co., IN. She was buried in Greenwood Cem., Tell City., Perry Co., IN Their Children: Carl B. and Ivan S., He married 2nd Abbie Roberts in 1907. She was Born Jan 1876 in KY and died before 1937.  Their Children: William A. He married 3rd in 1937 Carrie Ellis Born on 7 Nov 1880 in Simpson Co., KY.  She died on 16 Oct 1959 in Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY and was buried in Riverside Cem., Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY.  A46

    • v.  Emaline Ethel Rayburn  -   Born in Apr 1880 in Perry Co., IN.  She died on 16 Jul 1959 in Breckinridge Co., KY and was buried in Bruner Cem., Frymire, Breckinridge Co., KY She married John Morgan Noble son of John Dooley and Emeline Noble in 1892 in KY. John was Born on 30 March 1862 in Breckinridge Co., KY and died on 7 Dec 1947 in Hardinsburg, Breckinridge Co., KY  He was buried on 10 Dec 1947 in Bruner Cem., Frymire, Breckinridge Co., KY. Their Children: Roy Monroe, Mary Edith, Edgar Lee "Dutch", Sue Maria, Gladys Etruen, Gertrude Pauline and Bertha Helen. A46

    • vi.  Mary Maude Rayburn  -   Born in Aug 1884 in Perry Co., IN. She died in OK. She married Edward L. Stiles son of Johnson Stiles and Emily Jane Donald on 14 Feb 1904 in Stephensport, Breckinridge Co., KY. He was born in Oct 1872 and died about 1967 in OK A46

    • vii.  Gertrude Rayburn  -   Born Jul 1891 in Perry Col, IN A46

    6th Generation

  • ix. Elizabeth B. Masters (John S. 5, Hillery 4, Robert 3, William W.2, Robert 1) - Born 26 Apr 1844 in Overton Co., TN and Died in Anna, Union Co., IL.  She married George Maxwell.4

  • x. Melinda M. Masters - Born 28 Oct 1845 in Overton Co., TN.  Burial in Walnut Grove Cem., Overton Co., TN.  She married Isaac Thomas Gore, son of Claborne Gore and Elizabeth Hardy on 13 Aug 1871 in Overton Co., TN.  He was Born in Aug 1843 in Tennessee and his occupation was a farmer.105

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    Their Children:

      7th Generation

    • i.  Sarah T. Gore (Melinda M. 6, John S. 5, Hillery 4, Robert 3, William W.2, Robert 1) - Born circa 1873.  She married George C. Savage on 7 Jun 1888.105

    • ii.  William Claborne Gore - Born 18 Mar 1877.  Died 8 Dec 1946.  He married Nora Savage.105

    • iii.  Jesse Robert Gore - Born 22 Mar 1879.  He married Agnes Martelia Neely.105

    • iv.  Maniza A. Gore - Born Feb 1882.105

    • v.  Hattie H. Gore - Born 20 Jan 1889 and Died 12 Apr 1947.  Burial in Walnut Grove Cem., Overton Co., TN.  She married Benton R. Coffman on 10 May 1914.105

    • vi.  Mary A. T. Gore - Born Jul 1889.  She married Mac Sidwell 15 Dec 1921.105

     


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