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 Descendants of John W. Mason

Submitted by: Brenda Branham

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Generation No. 1

1. John W. MASON (William C., Joseph) was born September 1857 in TN, and died 1906 in Dry Fork, TN. He married Marietta Ellen WILLIAMS 18 March 1874 in Sumner Co., TN, daughter of  E. WILLIAMS and Elizabeth?. She was born 15 April 1854 in Allen Co., Kentucky, and died 25 November 1924 in Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN. See photo of John W. MASON.

Notes for John W. MASON:
1880 Census 9th June Dist. 10 Sumner Co. #88-92 line 43 has John age 24, Marietta 25, Dora age 5, M. V. 9/12, L. WILLIAMS age 52 mother (should be mother-in-law) and Minnie WILLIAMS, age 18, sister-in-law. Both are listed as boarders.

1900 Dist. 10 Census, MASON, John Sept 1857, age 48 married 25 years, Ellen Oct 1857, 9 children born, 7 living, Dora, July 1876 age 23, Victoria(?), age 20, Aug 1879, Richard, age 17, Feb 1883, Thomas, age 16, 1884, Edward, age 12, Bleeder?, May 1886?, Ellen, May 1895.

Notes for Marietta Ellen WILLIAMS:
Obit Received From Linda Carpenter
Thursday, December 4, 1924

In Memoriam.

Mrs. John Mason died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. N. Branham, Gray Street, Tuesday evening, November the 25, of heart trouble. Mrs. Mason was 70 years old. Before her marriage she was Miss Ellen Williams. She was born in Allen County, Kentucky, in 1854 but has lived in Sumner County since 1861. She was a true Christian woman, patient in all her trials and sufferings. She was the mother of a large family. Only three girls survive her, Mrs. B. B. Hargis of Paducah, Kentucky, Mrs. Lula Branham of Route 2, and Mrs. R. N. Branham of Gallatin. She has been since childhood a devout member of the Methodist Church. The burial took place at 10 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Bethpage.

1880 Census lists her as Marietta
1910 Census Dist. I3 Brushy Fork of Bledsoe Creek - WILLIAMS, Ellen M. Head of Household age 56, Widow, 8 children born - 4 living, Richard, son, age 27, Lula B. dau. age 23, Thomas, son, age 19, Ellen, Jr. age 14.

Living near her is John WILLIAMS, age 52, Eugenia, wife age 50, married 29 years, no children born, no children living. Nancy McADAMS, mother-in-law, age 91, Widow, Hester M. TONEY (?), Servant age 13.

Children of John MASON and Marietta Ellen WILLIAMS are:

i. Dora E. MASON, (John W., William C., Joseph) b. 02 July 1875, Sumner Co., TN; d. 16 January 1948, Sumner Co., TN; m. Ben B. HARGIS, 03 July 1906, Sumner Co., TN; b. 1879; d. 1934.

Notes for Dora E. MASON:
Harris - Donoho Funeral Records - Now Newby Funeral Home
Deceased: Dora Mason Hargis
Date of Death: Jan. 16, 1948
Place of Death: Res., Lyons St., Gallatin, TN
Last Place of Residence: 106 Lyons St., Gallatin, TN
Birth Place: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth: July 2, 1875
Age: 72-6-14
Sex: female
Color or Race: White
Married: widowed
Occupation: domestic
Spouse's Name: Ben Hargis
Father's Name & Birth Place: John Mason, Sumner Co., TN
Mother's Name & Birth Place: Ellen Williams, Allen Co., KY
Physician: Dr. C. D. Giles, Gallatin
Informant: Mrs. Lula Branham, Gallatin, TN
Date of Interment: Jan. 18, 1948
Cemetery: Bethpage
Additional Comments:

Stone info from Sumner Co., TN Cemetery Records Book has Dora E. HARGIS 1875 - 19--

Notes for Ben B. HARGIS:
Info from Sumner Co., TN Cemetery Records Book has Ben B. HARGIS: 1879 - 1934

ii. Victoria MASON, (John W., William C., Joseph) b. August 1879; d. bef. 1924; m. ? HARGIS.

iii. Richard MASON, (John W., William C., Joseph) b. February 1883; d. bef. 1924.

iv. Thomas MASON, (John W., William C., Joseph) b. 1884.

2. v. Lula Ann MASON, (John W., William C., Joseph) b. 21 May 1885, Sumner Co., TN; d. 09 February 1966, Cedars of Lebanon Nursing Home, Lebanon, TN.

vi. Edward MASON, (John W., William C., Joseph) b. May 1886; d. bef. 1924.

3. vii. Letha Ellen MASON, (John W., William C., Joseph) b. 18 January 1898, Sumner Co., TN; d. 25 December 1965, Davidson Co., Nashville, TN.

Generation No. 2

2. Lula Ann MASON (John W., William C., Joseph) was born 21 May 1885 in Sumner Co., TN, and died 09 February 1966 in Cedars of Lebanon Nursing Home, Lebanon, TN. She married Lidge (Eligah) BRANHAM 29 March 1914 in Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN, son of George BRANHAM and Susan Jane JOHNSON. He was born 31 August 1875 in Sumner Co., TN, and died 30 January 1962 in Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN. Susan Jane JOHNSON BRANHAM died on July 23, 1910. She married George BRANHAM on June 2, 1862. She is the daughter of Austin Nelson JOHNSON and Mildred MABRY. (Jan Johnson Barnes' notes.)

Children of Lula MASON and Lidge BRANHAM are:

i. Thomas Edward BRANHAM, b. 13 March 1916, Sumner Co., TN; d. 31 May 1940, Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN.

4. ii. Joseph Franklin BRANHAM, b. 01 June 1920, Sumner Co., TN: d. 10 June 1964, Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN.

3. Letha Ellen MASON (John W., William C., Joseph) was born 18 January 1898 in Sumner Co., TN, and died 25 December 1965 in Davidson Co., Nashville, TN. She married Richard Nelson BRANHAM 05 September 1914 in Sumner Co., TN, son of George BRANHAM and Susan Jane JOHNSON. He was born 31 August 1875 in Sumner Co., TN, and died 30 January 1962 in Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN. Susan Jane JOHNSON BRANHAM died on July 23, 1910. She married George BRANHAM on June 2, 1862. She is the daughter of Austin Nelson JOHNSON and Mildred MABRY. (Jan Johnson Barnes' notes.)

Notes for Letha Ellen MASON:
Was Salesperson at Harvey's.

Notes for Richard Nelson BRANHAM:
Information on family of Richard Nelson BRANHAM from his g-granddaughter Cathy MEEKS

Children of Letha MASON and Richard BRANHAM are:

5. i. Nelson Reed BRANHAM, b. 17 April 1916, Bethpage, Sumner Co., TN.

ii. John Douglas BRANHAM, b. 21 July 1921, Paducah, KY; d. September 1998, Davidson Co., Nashville, TN.

Notes for John Douglas BRANHAM:
No children of this union.

Generation No. 3

4. Joseph Franklin BRANHAM was born 01 June 1920 in Sumner Co., TN, and died 10 June 1964 in Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN. He married Minnie Pearl CALVERT 03 June 1941 in Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN, daughter of Herbert CALVERT and Nervie LAMB. She was born 01 April 1924 in Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN, and died 08 July 1995 in Davidson Co., Nashville, TN.

Children of Joseph BRANHAM and Minnie CALVERT are:

1. Joseph Douglas BRANHAM, b. 22 January 1942. Davidson Co., Nashville, TN; m. Brenda Sue BEASLEY, 14 May 1965, Ringgold, GA; b. 30 January 1946, Davidson Co., Nashville, TN.

Notes for Joseph Douglas BRANHAM:
Born Nashville General Hospital. Lived in Baltimore MD in mid 1940's while father worked at Airplane Plant.

ii. Patricia Elaine BRANHAM, b. 30 April 1945.

iii. Michael Wayne BRANHAM, b. 15 September 1955, Sumner Co., TN; d. 17 September 1992, Birmingham, AL; m. Brenda Bonita TEMPLETON. 27 May 1975, Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN.

5. Nelson Reed BRANHAM was born 17 April 1916 in Bethpage, Sumner Co., TN. He married Mildred Evelyn HARDAWAY 21 September 1940 in Davidson Co., Nashville, TN, daughter of Haskell HARDAWAY and Willie JOHNSON. She was born 26 January 1918 in Barren Plains, TN.

Children of Nelson BRANHAM and Mildred HARDAWAY are:

i. Sandra BRANHAM.

ii. Linda Ruth BRANHAM. b. 14 May 1946, Davidson Co., Nashville, TN; d. 03 October 1946, Davidson Co., Nashville, TN.

iii. Betty BRANHAM.

 


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