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SOME DESCENDANTS OF JOHN MASON AND NANCY CLARK
¶1 John Mason married Nancy Clark, daughter of John Clark and Ann Paulett.
Burwell Mason, born 6 October 1791 in Campbell Co VA, died 22 Oct 1859 in Lynchburg VA. On 4 Jan 1838 at Pidgeon Run, Gladys, VA, he married Lucinda Wray. (See ¶2)
Sarah Mason was born 9 June 1800 in Campbell Co VA and died there on 14 June 1862 On 20 Dec 1827 in Campbell Co she married James F. Holt.
John W. Mason married Nancy Bailey on 8 Feb 1820 in Campbell Co VA
Pascal B. Mason married Nancy Hill
Martha Mason married John I. Wood
Oliver Lee Mason married Elizabeth E. Mason on 29 Nov 1837 in Charlotte Co VA
Martin C. Mason married Mary Craddock on 3 June 1842 in Campbell Co VA
¶2 Burwell Mason (from ¶1) was born 6 Oct 1791 in Campbell Co VA. On 4 Jan 1838 at Pidgeon Run, Gladys VA he married Lucinda Wray, who died 22 October 1859 in Lynchburg VA,
John Wesley Mason b 4 October 1838 (See ¶3)
Nancy B. Mason b 26 Jan 1842
Sarah Agnes Mason b 4 Jan 1842, d 23 Jul 1844
Burwell Lee Mason b 10 Mar 1844 in Campbell Co VA (See ¶4)
Robert Smith Mason b 18 Jul 1846
Francis C. Mason b 7 Mar 1848 d 13 Mar 1885
Jessa L. Mason b 7 Dec 1850 d 13 Mar 1856
Lucinda Susan Mason b 10 Jan 1853 d 23 Apr 1856
Pocahontas Mason b 17 Mar 1855 d 25 Mar 1874
Reuberter Mason b 5 June 1858 d 20 June 1858
¶3 John Wesley Mason (from ¶2) was born 4 October 1838 in Campbell County VA, died on 2 May 1897 at Staunton VA, and was buried in Lynchburg VA. On 15 Feb 1871 in Lynchburg VA, he married (1st) Annie America Phelps (born about 1851). He married (2nd) on 2 Nov 1887 Willie Burgess Witt.
All of the children from his first marriage left home at an early age. Lucinda Frances made her home in Naruna, Virginia. Orieanna moved to California. Eugene Emmett made his home in Atlanta, Georgia. Oscar Lee and Walter Wesley lived in Campbell County and Lynchburg, Virginia.
There is a great deal of information in the National Archives indicating that John Wesley Mason served in the CSA army throughout the Civil War. In April 1865 his unit was disbanded and paroled at the present day Miller Park, Lynchburg VA. There is a monument erected there commemorating this event. After the War he went back to work as a carpenter, which had been his trade before the War. He was injured while working on what was called Six Mile Bridge which use to be across the James River at Lynchburg. A piece of wood fell from the bridge and struck him on the head severely injuring him. He was sent to a hospital in Staunton, VA, where he died from his injury.
Children of the first marriage:
Lucinda Frances Mason b 22 Apr 1872 d 23 Jan 1943 (See ¶5)
Orieanna Mason b 23 Jun 1873 d 23 Apr 1954 (See ¶6)
Eugene Emmet Mason b 14 May 1875 d Apr 1938 (See ¶7)
Oscar Lee Mason b 29 Aug 1876 d 23 Nov 1952 (See ¶8)
Walter Wesley Mason b 21 Dec 1877, d 28 Feb 1963 (See ¶9)
¶4 Burwell Lee Mason (from ¶2) was born 10 March 1844 in Campbell Co VA. On 28 Jan 1892 in Lynchburg VA he married Molina Harriet Phillips.
¶5 Lucinda Frances Mason (from ¶3) was born 22 April 1872 and died 10 Mar 1946. On 17 Mar 1897 she married James Plummer Pillow.
Annie Bell Pillow b 8 Feb 1898 m Gilbert Tweedy
Mary Lee Pillow b 21 Sept 1899 m Clinton Nash
James Plummer "Jimmy" Pillow Jr b 17 Aug 1902 m Leona Trent
Carrie Frances Pillow b 17 Jan 1904 m Herman Trent
¶6 Orieanna Mason (from ¶3) was born 23 June 1873 and died 23 Apr 1953. On 24 Jan 1912 she married Arthur Washington Applewhite. They lived in Beverly Hills, CA.
¶7 Eugene Emmett Mason (from ¶3) was born 14 May 1875 and died in April 1938. In 1898 he married Catherine Stanfield. He moved to Atlanta GA at an early age. Here he met and married Catherine and they made their home. In The Good Old Days, Carl Mason wrote "I went to Uncle Emmett's funeral. He was a tin smith by trade. He had really nice children, a good home and everyone spoke highly of him".
¶8 Oscar Lee Mason (from ¶3) was born 29 Aug 1876 and died 23 Nov 1952. He married Maude Ardelia Roberts. He lived in and around Campbell Co VA
¶9 Walter Wesley Mason (from ¶3) was born 21 December 1877 and died 38 Feb 1963 in Lynchburg VA. On 11 Dec 1901 he married Mary Emma Carwile
Warner Wesley Mason, b 29 Dec 1902 d 14 Jan 1976 (See ¶10)
Mamie Wilmouth Mason, b 18 Nov 1904 d 17 April 1935 (See ¶11)
Willie Emma Mason, b 23 Nov 1907 d 12 August 1994 (See ¶12)
Oscar Franklin Mason, b 7 Jul 1910, d 15 Feb 1917 (See ¶13)
Ralph Greendell Mason, b 25 Mar 1913, d Oct 1913
Carl Lewis Mason, b 31 Jan 1915 (See ¶14)
Walter Ludwell Mason, b 30 Sept 1917 d 9 Mar 1995 (See ¶15)
Evelyn Carwile Mason, b 1 June 1920 (See ¶16)
Mary Virginia Mason, b 9 Jan 1923 d 13 May 1988 (See ¶17)
Robert Milton Mason, b 24 Aug 1925, d 15 July 1944 (See ¶18)
¶10 Warner Wesley Mason (from ¶9) was born 29 December 1902 and died 14 Jan 1976. On 22 Dec 1922 he married Leona Inez Sowell. The children of Warner and Leona and the children of Walter Terrell Sowell and Mamie were double first cousins, with brothers marrying sisters.
¶11 Mamie Wilmouth Mason (from ¶9) was born 18 November 1904 in Ohio and died 27 April 1935 in Cleveland OH. On 28 April 1922 in Campbell Co VA she married Walter Terrell "Doc" Sowell, born about 1902.
The story of how Mamie died has been told many times by her children and relatives. She was sick in bed and a Polish women who lived in the same house upstairs came down to see how Mamie was doing. The lady went to the medicine cabinet to get her some medicine but when Mamie drank it, it burned her throat severely. She jumped up from the bed, ran out of the house in her night clothes, running for the drug store seeking help as she knew this was serious. Mamie died two weeks later. The "medicine" she was given turned out to be Lysol! She died from complications due to drinking it. It was said that Mamie and the Polish woman never got along and were always arguing. It has always been thought this women killed Mamie on purpose by giving her the Lysol but it could not be proven or nor did anyone ever know how the Lysol got into the medicine bottle. Mamie is buried in Cleveland, OH.
Eula Mae Sowell b 19 Mar 1922 d 26 Jan 1997 (See ¶19)
Lora Wilmoth Sowell b 7 Nov 1924 (See ¶20)
Alexander Terrell Sowell b 19 Nov 1927 d 16 May 1995 (See ¶21)
¶12 Willie Emma Mason (from ¶9) was born 23 November 1907 and died 12 Aug 1994 in Lynchburg VA. On 10 July 1030 she married Leonard Withers. After their marriage, Leonard and Willie moved to New Castle PA, where Leonard worked as a foreman in a clothing factory. They worked and lived there till he retired, then they moved back to Lynchburg VA.
¶13 Oscar Franklin Mason (from ¶9) was born 7 July 1910 at Lynchburg VA and died 15 February 1917 He died of a mastoid infection and was buried at the Carwile family cemetery in Naruna, VA.
¶14 Carl Lewis Mason (from ¶9) was born 31 January 1915. On 1 Apr 1939 he married Louise Frances Wheeler. Carl graduated from E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, VA, then worked in CCC Camps for two years. He served in the US Navy for two years during WWII. He was a full fashion knitter at the Lynchburg Hosiery Mill, then worked for 34 years in the Lynchburg Post Office as a Clerk before his retirement in 1983. During his retirement he wrote several books. One of these books, The Good Old Days, contains stories about his life, family and relatives.
¶15 Walter Ludwell Mason (from ¶9) was born 30 September 1917 in Lynchburg VA and died there on 9 Mar 1995. He married Helen Annette Whorley. He was a mechanic. He served two years in the U.S. Army in Asia. He was a staff sergeant.
¶16 Evelyn Carwile Mason (from ¶9) was born 1 June 1920 in Lynchburg VA. She married Peyton Oakes. Evelyn and Peyton lived for many years in Baltimore MD
¶17 Mary Virginia Mason (from ¶9) was born 9 January 1923 in Lynchburg VA, and died 13 May 1988 in Baltimore MD. She married Crawford Worley.
¶18 Robert Milton Mason (from ¶9) was born 24 August 1925 in Lynchburg VA and died 15 July 1944 at St Lo France. He married Selma Dawson. He worked at Craddock-Terry Shoe Corp., West-End Plant in Lynchburg and lived at home until he was inducted into the Army during World War II. He was assigned to the 119th Infantry - 30th Infantry Division when they landed at Normandy, France. He was killed during the invasion several miles inland. He was buried in France for a period of time and then his body was sent home and buried at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia. His parents were later buried alongside him. Robert and Selma had no children from this marriage.
¶19 Eula Mae Sowell (from ¶11) was born 19 March 1923 in Lynchburg, VA and died there 26 Jan 1997. About 1939 she married (1st) John Hammersly of South Carolina. She married (2nd) Carlton "Buck" Little.
¶20 Lora Wilmoth Sowell (from ¶11) was born 7 November 1924 in Campbell Co VA. On 5 April 1947 at Lynchburg VA she married (1st) Waddie Brown Salmon Jr. She married (2nd) Clifford Brown Hawkins.
¶21 Alexander Terrell Sowell (from ¶11) was born 19 November 1927 and died 16 May 1995. He married (1st) Shirley Mae Ware. He married (2nd) Ruth Bell Burks.
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