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Some of you might be interested in some of the families described in our
new book "The McCully Train:Iowa to Oregon 1852." The wagon train
originated in New London, IA, and almost all the approximately 60
participants were from Henry and Des Moines counties.
You can view an every name index to the book at:
I'll be glad to share info on any of the people involved.
I don't believe the two Anderson Mason's are related. Anderson Wallace Mason
was born in 1809 in Monroe County, Tennessee. His father was James Mason.
James was on the tax list of Knox County, Tennessee in 1805 and received
land in Monroe County, Tennessee in 1807. Anderson Wallace Mason received
land in Henry County, Iowa as bounty land for service in the Cherokee War.
He and his two wives had twenty children. They lived in Wayland and he and
his second wife, Isabelle Jane Murry Mason Young are buried at Wayland
Methodist Church Cemetery. Syntha Rogers Mason, his first wife is buried at
Sugar Creek Cemetery. When he came to Henry County, he came with his brother
Archibald Mason and sister and brother-in-law, Mary Polly Mason Campbell and
William Campbell. The Campbell's are buried at Wayland Methodist Church
Cemetery. Archibald returned to Monroe County, Tennessee.
Hope this helps to clarify.
From: FThom32202(a)aol.com <FThom32202(a)aol.com>
To: IAHENRY-L(a)rootsweb.com <IAHENRY-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2000 7:40 AM
Subject: Anderson Mason
>Looking for Anderson MASON, born 1833 in OH.Parents are Sarah anad Joseph
>MASON. Anderson marries Nancy DAVIS in 1850 in Miami Co Ohio and moves to
>Henry County, IA. Is it a coincidence that there is another Anderson MASON
>in Mt. Pleasant, IA or are they somehow related?
>Anderson and family move to Chariton IA(1870-1880), Sioux CityIA(1890-1895)
>and Omaha, NE 1900 before I lose the trail.
Looking for Anderson MASON, born 1833 in OH.Parents are Sarah anad Joseph
MASON. Anderson marries Nancy DAVIS in 1850 in Miami Co Ohio and moves to
Henry County, IA. Is it a coincidence that there is another Anderson MASON
in Mt. Pleasant, IA or are they somehow related?
Anderson and family move to Chariton IA(1870-1880), Sioux CityIA(1890-1895)
and Omaha, NE 1900 before I lose the trail.
Mt. Pleasant Free Press
Mount Pleasant, Henry Co, Iowa
21 June 1883
Mr. White was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, April 16th, 1811, moved with
his parents to Indiana in 1819, from thence to Schuyler county, Ill. in
1820, and settled with his parents on the land on which Rushville, the
capital of Schuyler county now stands, which his father entered and owned
for some years. At the age of eighteen, he learned the trade of cabinet
making, which trade he worked at for some years. Moved to Burlington, Iowa,
in 1836, worked at his trade while there, helped make the furniture for the
new State House after the old one had burned,-the capital being at
Burlington. As a cabinet maker he was second to none. He removed to Mt.
Pleasant in the year 1839. Here he worked at his trade for about one year,
he then moved on to the farm owned since the year 1840.-Married Mary A.
Rose, a native of Kentucky, Oct 10, 1833. Had four children, two of whom
survive him, Edward E., of Tippecanoe township, and Mrs. Mark Smith, of
He, with his father and brother, traveled over Iowa as early as the year
1835.-Has seen the Chief Blackhawk and family. While traveling throughout
Iowa staked themselves claims on the Des Moines river, in what is now Van
Buren county, but thinking that the country would never settle up so far
west, never returned to their claims.
He was a wise counsellor and a friend in time of need. In the year 1851 when
the Asiatic cholera raged in Tippecanoe township, he spent his time day and
night caring for the sick and burying the dead. By his gentlemanly bearing,
his uniform kindness and noble generosity he created many warm friends. In
all the elations of a husband, father, neighbor, citizen and friend, he
discharged his duties with uprightness and fidelity. Over his family he
watched with all the tenderness and solicitude of a kind father.
He was a lover of education, greatly enjoyed the presence of children. He
will be missed greatly by the children of the school which he visited while
his health permitted.
His death was caused by Brights disease. Has been an invalid for nearly five
years, gradually growing weaker and weaker. He suffered much bodily pain but
endured it with patience and fortitude. He had premonitions of his death and
his firm faith in God caused him to look forward to his dissolution with
hope, not with dread.
His funeral was attended by a large concourse of friends and neighbors who
deeply sympathize with the bereaved family. The loss his death has caused
cannot be repaired
Cathy Joynt Labath
researching Nathaniel White descendants. Nathaniel was my ggg grandfather.
I am interested in the William A. Nott listed for the 1870 census Jefferson
Township, Henry County, IA. I would like to know how old he was, his wife's
name, where he is from and his children's names and ages. Can anyone help