_Robert AKERS _______+ | _William AKERS ______| | | | |_Sarah HART _________+ | (1706 - ....) | |--Catherine AKERS | | _Heinrich MARTE _____ | | |_Elizabeth MARTE ____| | |_____________________
______ ELY __________ | _Benjamin ELY Sr.____| | | | |_____________________ | | |--John Doolan ELY | | _____________________ | | |_Martha _____ _______| | |_____________________
1850 Census for Ralls County MO - Reel M432-411
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_Thomas S. GILL _____ | _May Thompkins GILL _| | (1865 - ....) | | |_Sarah Ann MOORE ____ | | |--Malone GILL | | _James A. KEITHLY ___+ | | |_Nora KEITHLY _______| (1876 - 1969) | |_Julia M. FLOWERREE _+ (1849 - 1894)
______________________ | _Norman LYTLE _______| | | | |______________________ | | |--Robert Nathan LYTLE | | _Forest Jerome YOCUM _+ | | (1907 - 1987) m 1928 |_Martha Ruth YOCUM __| | |_Ruth Vivian OWEN ____ (1903 - 1988) m 1928
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_John MASON _________+ | m 1747 _Lewis H. MASON _____| | (1757 - ....) | | |_Mary NELSON ________+ | m 1747 | |--Nimrod MASON | (1776 - 1860) | _Edward (?) BETHEL __ | | |_Mary BETHEL ________| (1756 - 1831) | |_____________________
Nimrod Mason's death record indicates that he was born in VA and the evidence is greater that it was in Stafford County as that was the home county of his father and siblings were born there. It is proved that he married in adjacent Fauquier County, moved to Russell and the newly formed Tazewell County in VA and then on to Kentucky. The notes following document the miscelleneous facts that have been located. (note one undocumented reference, researcher oversight, to Lewis Mason, born 5 Feb. 1757/8, son of John Mason. Nimrod's death record says that his father was Lewis; he has now been proven to be his father.
Many Mason descended persons in Scott and Owen Counties have descended from Bartlett Mason and Elizabeth Sinclair Mason of Stafford County, VA. Many of Bartlett's children have been identified including Lucy, Sophia, Theresa, William Sanderson, Mahala, Lavina, Lewis, Elizabeth and James Bosen. Tom Towles of Colorado Springs feels that one or more children remain unidentified. For several years we believed that a relationship existed between Bartlett and Nimrod but nothing could be proved until the 1848 court case in Fredericksburg came to light. We now know conclusively that Nimrod and Bartlett were brothers. The 1810 census for Stafford County, Va shows Bartlett there, as well as an Enoch, Lewis, Joel and Nelson, but not Nimrod. The record of Nimrod Mason's death in Frankfort, KY, on April 30, 1860 shows his fathers name as Louis or Lewis, depending upon the source and his mother as Agatha. We do not know who provided this information to the authorities but our suspicions that Agatha was incorrect has now been demonstrated. We know that Nimrod filed for divorce from his wife, Agatha in the March 1813 session of the Chancery Court in Franklin County. In modern terms, he indicated that she had deserted him by returning to her parents home, presumably, still in Virginia.
The 1810 census also shows that with Bartlett were two male children under 10, and another male in the household between 26 and 45. It also showed three females under 10, one female between 10 and 16, and one female between 26 and 45.
Note Family Tree Maker CD for VA-KY show Nimrod Mason and Agatha Horton married in Fauquier Co, VA on 10 Mar. 1794 as do other printed extracts of marriages. Fauquier Co. is next to Stafford Co. It is likely that they married in Fauquier County because the courthouse was more convenient, a common occurrence, we have been told. Tax records for Stafford County show that the Horton family lived in Stafford County. If either party was under 21, consent of the father or guardian was to be given. After 1780 the marriage returns of individual ministers in Faquier were spottily saved. The marriage book that the county clerk kept after 1780 is missing however almost all marriage bonds have been kept and are in the county clerk's office.
A marriage to Sarah "Sally" Lewis in Franklin Co., KY on 3 July 1813 at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church is noted. Franklin County marriage records show her name as either Sarah or Sally depending upon the source. Sally is a nickname for Sarah. See the book, Forks of Elkhorn Church at page 187, site of the marriage as well as other cited source records. Nimrod Mason married Sarah or "Sally", daughter of Henry & Seytha Lewis in 1813. As there is no permission slip on file, we conclude that groom and bride were adults.
No evidence has been found that there was a son, Nimrod Mason, Jr. born to he and Agatha. There is a website http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~maudenna/f1088.htm#f13274, that Edward Mason, born ca. 1902 in Virginia exists. Our primary evidence of there being a Jane Mason, daughter of Nimrod Jane Mason is in the 1813 marriage record. Jane marries marries Zachary B. Lewis, on April 27, 1813. Franklin County marriage bonds, 1811-1814, SLFHL film 0266195 further adds on frame 151, that Anne Mason Married Matthew Templeman; Henry Brown, bondsman, signed Matthew Templeman and Henry Brown, were married on 12 Dec. 1813. Same film, frame 251, says Nimrod Mason married Sally Lewis, daughter of Harry Lewis; Harry Lewis, father and Bondsman. Signed Nimrod (X) Mason and H. Lewis. Same film frame 262, shows Zachariah B. Lewis marrying Jane Mason, daughter of Nimrod Mason; Nimrod Mason, bondsman. Signed Zachry B. Lewis and Nimrod (X) Mason. At page 183 in Forks of Elkhorn Church book, George Mason married Frances B. Jones, daughter of John Jones and Ann Marshall. At page 91, a Margaret Mason married Senator John Brown, son of Rev. John Brown & Margaret Preston.
New evidence shows that Zachariah Lewis disappears as Jane's spouse as she later marries a Mr. Johnson. The court case of 1848 in Fredericksburg names only Jane Johnson as his child, and he was living with Jane for the 1850 census. See Franklin Co. KY, pg. 34, Dist 1, #451.
Jane B. Johnson 50 Farmer 70000 b. KY
David " 5 b. KY
Edward L. " 8 b. KY
Alice M. " 6 b. KY
Nimrod Mason 74 b. KY
Jane Divine 71 b. NC
Zachariah B. Lewis is an interesting person in history as he is one of the few Franklin County survivors of the Battle of Raisin River, Michigan when British troops and their Indian allies prevailed and took a large number of prisoners. The Indians were allowed to run amok among the prisoners, tomahawking, shooting and burning at the stake countless Kentucky Militiamen. Those who escaped straggled back to Kentucky and in Frankfort, whenever a straggler arrived, a cannon was fired as a signal to the countryside to notify all that some information might be obtained about loved ones.
Research lead: Taken from "Soldiers of the War of 1812". Pvt. Nimrod Mason served from Sept. 7, 1812 to Oct. 19, 1812 in Bacon's Company, Kentucky Mtd. Volunteers. Militia members would not have been elgible for a land warrant.
Copy of marriage license, in researcher's files. "Know all men by these presents, that we, Nimrod Mason & Harry Lewis are held and firly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the sum of Fifty Pounds, to the payment whereof we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated this 3rd day of July 1813. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a marriage is shortly to be solemnized between the above bound N. Mason and Sally Lewis daughter of said H. Lewis of this County. Now if there shall be no lawful cause to obstruct the said Marriage, then the above abligation to be be void". Test, Fleming Trigg, Nimrod (X) Mason, his mark; H. Lewis (signature). Note Harry is a nickname for Henry.
Note familysearch.com shows Nimrod Mason was born in Stafford, VA in 1772, AFN, 1D40-RRO. Familysearch.com also shows (another) Nimrod Mason 1D40-RQR (born 1804 in KY) marrying Arlotta Baldwin, born 1819 in NC, 1D40-QRX. It is possible that the latter is the son or nephew of our Nimrod Mason. The latter moved to Washington Co., MO and then on to Reynolds Co., MO and served as a justice of the peace. Currently, there is no evidence proving that he is Nimrod's son but further research is appropriate. NOTE: As of 2007, there is no evidence that he is a son. He may be a son of James, Nimrod's brother, who also went to Richmond Co., Missouri.
Evidence of Nimrod's death taken from the book, "Franklin County, Kentucky Deaths", page 45, on file in the new Kentucky History Museum, Frankfort, KY., copy in researcher's files.
Russell County VA Personal Property and Land Tax Lists for 1787-1800, 1802, 1810 and Legislative Petitions by Anne Roberts Albert and Ethel Evans Albert show a French Mason living in the Lower District of Russell County as early as 1793 and through '95. '96, '97, and '98. Nimrod appears in the 1798 and '99 tax list in the Upper District. In the book, Archives of the Pioneers of Tazewell Co., VA by Netti Schreener-Yantis he is shown in the 1802 and 1803 property tax lists and on the petition to the VA state government (as a resident of Wythe or Russell County) to form Tazewell County. In 1802, he is reported as a white male over 16 and has one horse/mule. He is reported as being in the '03 tax list as a single male and then disappears from the county tax records. We can only surmise that he then moved on to Franklin County, KY. At page 160 of this book, Nimrod is shown as being a member of the Second Battalion of the 112th Regiment of Militia. He is in this unit with William Horton which name matches that of the brother of his first wife, Agatha. At page 296 of this document is a petition to the Virginia state government dated Dec. 5, 1798 wherein residents of Russell and Wythe Counties petition for the formation of Tazewell County. (Note in Wythe County marriages the marriage of Polly, daughter of Elijah Horton to William Taylor on 19 oct. 1809; bondsman, John Horton).
Tax rolls for Franklin County, KY show Nimrod Mason was taxed for the following years: 1805, white above 21 (James Mason apparently with him), 1807 (owned 1 horse), 1808 (owned 1 horse, taxed on the south side of the KY river, James with him), 1809 (same as '08), 1813 (seems to have another person with him, probably Jane), 1820, (1823 Sally Mason taxed alone, no Nimrod seen. One Male under 16 with her, probably Charles Henry Mason, one Black, value of her property $900.00). James Mason taxed in 1831, in 1834 James S. Mason and Berry B. Mason are taxed, also in 1835. In 1835 Nimrod is taxed by himself, same for 1836 and 1838. (Tax records show no horse and no net worth). Taxed in 1840, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 52, 55, 57, 58.
Bowling vs Mason, 1856, collection CR-HU-H, record 472-39
Franklin County, Kentucky Deaths
Book on file in the Kentucky History Center, Frankfort, Kentucky. Cites date of death, identifies VA as state of birth and Louis (Lewis) Mason as his father. Mis-identifies mother as Agatha Mason, actually his first wife.
Fauquier Co., VA Marr. Bonds, vol. 1, 1759-1800 SLFHL 0031633
p. 416. 3/10/1794, Nimrod Mason + Agatha Horton; Elijah horton bondsman; signed nimrod (X) Mason + Elijah Horton; William Horton gives consent for his dau. Agatha horton to marry Nimrod Mason, 3-10/1794, wit: Travis Kendall, Elijah Horton, + W. Brooke.
Franklin County Marriages 1795-1830, Miss Hattie Scott's List
Mason, Nimrod to Sarah Lewis, daughter of Harry Lewis. Wm. Hickman, pastor. July 4, 1813.
Record or Marriages in Franklin County KY for the period of years 1794-1851, inclusive.
Mason, Nimrod to Lewis, Sally. July 3, 1813. d. of Harry Lewis, H. Lewis, witness, Flem Trigg bondsman. Note this date believed to be the date of the license. Flem Trigg was the county clerk.
Vital Statistics of Kentucky, Record of Marriages in Franklin Co., KY. Compiled for Frankfort Chapter DAR, Frankfort, K
Mason, Nimrod to Lewis, Sally, July 3, 1813. d. of Harry Lewis. Witness H. Lewis, Bondsman, Flem Trigg.
 Vital Statistics of KY, Record of Marriages in Franklin Co., KY. Compiled for Frankfort Chapter DAR, Frankfort, KY. Mrs. George Baker, Regent.
Marriage Records of Franklin County, Kentucky 1790-1815
Marriage Records of Franklin County, Kentucky 1790-1815
Nimrod Mason and Sally Lewis, dau. of Harry, July 3, 1813
_James Milton MASON __+ | (1822 - 1905) m 1842 _Alfred Lynn MASON _________| | (1852 - 1930) m 1875 | | |_Lucy Ann WILSON _____+ | (1823 - 1895) m 1842 | |--Richie Elizabeth MASON | (1877 - 1882) | _French W. FLOWERREE _+ | | (1821 - 1885) m 1845 |_Martha Virginia FLOWERREE _| (1855 - 1928) m 1875 | |_Mary Elizabeth NEEL _+ (1826 - 1893) m 1845
 Died at 4 years 10 months and 29 days. ALS-page 5.
Tombstone that existed at time of entry and personally seen by Debreah and
_Charles Henry MASON __+ | (1817 - 1855) m 1837 _William Henry MASON ___| | (1839 - 1924) m 1867 | | |_Mary Jane HILL _______+ | (1823 - 1855) m 1837 | |--Sarah Frances "Sally" MASON | (1875 - ....) | _Moses STEPHENSON _____ | | (1815 - ....) m 1841 |_Mary Ellen STEPHENSON _| (1844 - 1928) m 1867 | |_Mary Catherine ACREE _ (1821 - ....) m 1841
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_Martin YOCUM _______+ | (1821 - 1874) m 1842 _Martin Brouder YOCUM _| | (1848 - 1906) m 1869 | | |_America ROUTEN _____+ | (1824 - 1895) m 1842 | |--Myrtle YOCUM | (1884 - 1906) | _Harvey C. CRAIG ____ | | (.... - 1902) m 1843 |_Sarah Pricilla CRAIG _| (1848 - 1898) m 1869 | |_Mary Jane CARTER ___+ (1820 - 1900) m 1843