Lemasters

Descendants  of  Benjamin  Lemasters
Updated July 2008


Generation No. 1

1. BENJAMIN7 LEMASTERS (REUBEN6, RALPH5 LEMASTER, JOHN4, RICHARD3, ABRAHAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1815 in Kentucky, and died Bef. 1882. He married NANCY J. MEYERS January 21, 1839 in Decatur County, Indiana. She was born Abt. 1810 in Kentucky.

Notes for BENJAMIN LEMASTERS:
Per 1850 U.S. census taken 23 Aug 1850, Greensburg, Washington Twp., Decatur County, IN (p. 021, dwlg.157), was a laborer who did not own land, 35 years old, born in Kentucky.
Per 1860 U.S. census taken 25 Jun 1860, Greensburg, Washington Twp., Decatur County, IN (p.678, dwlg.336), was a day laborer owning $400 land, 46 years old, born in Kentucky.
Per 1870 U.S. census taken 21 June 1870, Greensburg, Washington Twp., Decatur County, IN (p.201, dwlg.412), was a drayman, 55 years old, born in Kentucky. There was also listed a Polly Lamasters aged 59 (born KY) and a John A. Lamasters, aged 5 (born IN).

Notes for NANCY J. MEYERS:
Listed in 1850 U.S. census taken 23 Aug 1850, Greensburg, Washington Twp., Decatur County, IN (p. 021, dwlg.157), 40 years old, born in Kentucky.
Per 1860 U.S. census taken 25 Jun 1860, Greensburg, Washington Twp., Decatur County, IN (p.678, dwlg.336), was listed as Nancy J., 46 years old, born in Kentucky.
Per 1870 U.S. census taken 21 June 1870, Greensburg, Washington Twp., Decatur County, IN (p.201, dwlg.412) was listed as 64 years old, born in Kentucky.
Per 1880 U.S. census taken 10 June 1880, Greensburg, Decatur County, IN (p. 479, dwlg. 258) was listed as 70 years old and living with son William H. and his wife Mary Lemasters.

Marriage Notes for BENJAMIN LEMASTERS and NANCY MEYERS:
Marriage date confirmed through Indiana marriage records per report of Richard Enochs (genealogical researcher) 8221 Forsythia Court, Indianapolis, IN 46219-2813 dated 20 February, 2002.

Children of BENJAMIN LEMASTERS and NANCY MEYERS are:
i. ROBERT H.8 LEMASTERS, b. Abt. 1840, Indiana; m. INDIANA ANSPACH, November 12, 1870.

Notes for ROBERT H. LEMASTERS:
Per 1850 U.S. census taken 23 Aug 1850, Greensburg, Washington Twp., Decatur County, IN (p. 021, dwlg.157), listed as 10 years old, born in Indiana.
Per 1860 U.S. census taken 25 Jun 1860, Greensburg, Washington Twp., Decatur County, IN (p.678, dwlg.336), was listed as 20 years old years old, born in Indiana.
Per 1870 U.S. census taken 21 June 1870, Greensburg, Washington Twp., Decatur County, IN (p.201, dwlg.412), was listed as 34 years old with no occupation, born in Indiana.

ii. S. EMOLINE "EMMA" LEMASTERS, b. Abt. 1845, Indiana; m. WILLIAM ROBERTS.

Notes for S. EMOLINE "EMMA" LEMASTERS:
Per 1850 U.S. census taken 23 Aug 1850, Greensburg, Washington Twp., Decatur County, IN (p. 021, dwlg.157), listed as S. Emoline, 5 years old, born in Indiana.
Per 1860 U.S. census taken 25 Jun 1860, Greensburg, Washington Twp., Decatur County, IN (p.678, dwlg.336), was listed as Sarah M. (full given name was probably Sarah Emoline, 15 years old, born in Indiana.

Notes for WILLIAM ROBERTS:
According to LEMASTERS, U.S.A., 1639-1965, they lived in Marion County, IN.

2. iii. WILLIAM H. LEMASTERS, b. Abt. 1851, Indiana; d. Aft. 1920.


Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM H.8 LEMASTERS (BENJAMIN7, REUBEN6, RALPH5 LEMASTER, JOHN4, RICHARD3, ABRAHAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1851 in Indiana, and died Aft. 1920. He married (1) GEORGIANA ROBERTS May 05, 1869 in Decatur County, Indiana, daughter of GEORGE ROBERTS and MARY ANN. She was born Abt. July 1850 in Craig Township, Switzerland County, Indiana. He possibly married (2) MARY Bef. 1880.  Verification of this marriage is still being sought.  (see notes for Mary below)

Notes for WILLIAM H. LEMASTERS:
Per 1850 U.S. census taken 23 Aug 1850, Greensburg, Washington Twp., Decatur County, IN (p. 021, dwlg.157), Listed as William, 1 year old, born in Indiana.
Per 1860 U.S. census taken 25 Jun 1860, Greensburg, Washington Twp., Decatur County, IN (p.678, dwlg.336), listed as William H., 11 years old, born in Indiana.
Per LEMASTERS, U.S.A., 1639-1965; Chapter 5: #140 - William Lemasters born about 1845,
#115 - William H. Lemasters born 1849 are probably the same person. Birth date needs verification but 1849 probably correct since a sister S. Emaline was born in 1845 and is not noted to be a twin.
Contributors to LEMASTERS, U.S.A. 1639-1965 referred to stepmother's name as Mary- probably a second wife.
Per 1870 U.S. census Greensburg, Washington Twp. Decatur County, IN taken 5 July 1870 (p. 223, dwlg. 746), was 22 years old, born in Indiana, and living with in-laws George W. and Mary A. Roberts. No occupation listed.
Per 1880 U.S. census taken 10 June 1880, Greensburg, Decatur County, IN (p. 479, dwlg. 258), was a laborer, 32 years old, born in Indiana.
Per 1920 U.S. census Greensburg, Washington Twp. Decatur County, IN taken 18 January 1920 (E.D. 71, Sheet 7B, dwlg. 182) was a transfer (dray) man, 69 years old, born in Indiana. Mother and father born in Kentucky. Living at 422 S. Broadway, Greensburg.
NOTE:
Neither William H. nor Mary A. Lemasters are listed in W. H. Hoffman's 1924 Greensburg City Directory.  Are they deceased by this time?

Notes for GEORGIANA ROBERTS:
Per 1850 U.S. census Craig Twp. Switzerland County, IN taken 14 September 1850 (p.361, dwlg.142), 2 months old, born in Indiana. Name listed as Georgiann. Apparently born in July 1850.
Per 1860 U.S. census Johnson Twp. Ripley County, IN taken 1 June 1860 (p. 304, dwlg 26), was 9 years old, born in Kentucky. NOTE: mistakenly listed as George W. NOTE: Listed as having been born in Kentucky.
Per 1870 U.S. census Greensburg, Washington Twp. Decatur County, IN taken 5 July 1870 (p. 223, dwlg. 746), was 19 years old, born in Indiana. She and husband, William H. Lemasters living with her parents George W. and Mary A. Roberts.


Marriage Notes for WILLIAM LEMASTERS and GEORGIANA ROBERTS:
Marriage recorded in Decatur County marriage book J, page 323. Married by Elder Jack Anderson. Religious denomination unknown.

Notes for MARY:
Per 1880 U.S. census taken 10 June 1880, Greensburg, Decatur County, IN (p. 479, dwlg. 258) was 32 years old, born in Indiana. Father born in Virginia and mother born in Pennsylvania.
3 May 1892 Decatur Co. Deed Book 38, p.527: Mary A. Lemaster, of Decatur Co., IN, fěrom Alice Wallace Baker & husband George W. Baker, of Decatur Co., for $100 20 feet off East side of Lot 11 & 20 feet off the West side of lot 12 in Auld & Freeman's Addition to the Town (now city) of Greensburg .
11Nov 1893 Decatur Co. Deed Book 41, p.120: Mary A. Lemaster & husband William H. Lemaster, of Decatur Co., IN, to Elizabeth Styers & husband Joseph H. Styers, of Decatur Co., for $750 subject to Mortgage No.l executed by the grantors to the working Building & Loan Asso. For $500 and Mortgage No.2 for $125, 20 feet off East side of lot 11 & 20 feet off the West side of lot 12 in Auld & Freeman's Addition to the Town (now city) of Greensburg. Mary A. signs & William uses his mark.
NOTE the following from report of Richard Enochs (genealogical researcher) 8221 Forsythia Court, Indianapolis, IN 46219-2813 dated 20 February, 2002.: "By only Mary A.'s name being on the acquisition deed and appearing first on the disposition deed, there is the suggestion that the purchase money was hers. This leaves the question, did she come to it by an inheritance? If so, that further implies she was from the Greensburg area."
Per 1920 U.S. census Greensburg, Washington Twp. Decatur County, IN taken 18 January 1920 (E.D. 71, Sheet 7B, dwlg. 182) was listed as Mary A., 70 years old, born in Indiana. Mother born in Virginia and father born in Pennsylvania. Living at 422 S. Broadway, Greensburg.


Children of WILLIAM LEMASTERS and GEORGIANA ROBERTS are:
3. i. WILLIAM W.9 LEMASTERS, b. Abt. 1871, Indiana.
4. ii. CARL HENRY LEMASTERS, b. January 22, 1872, Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois; d. October 25, 1918, Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana.


Generation No. 3

3. WILLIAM W.9 LEMASTERS (WILLIAM H.8, BENJAMIN7, REUBEN6, RALPH5 LEMASTER, JOHN4, RICHARD3, ABRAHAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1871 in Indiana. He married MARTHA JANE SHORT April 04, 1890 in Greensburg, Indiana. She was born March 1865 in Indiana.

Notes for WILLIAM W. LEMASTERS:
According to LEMASTERS U.S.A., 1639-1965, he lived in Shelbyville, IN
Per 1880 U.S. census Harwood Twp. Champaign County, IL taken 1 June 1880 (p. 132A) was 9 years old, born in Indiana. Father and mother born in Indiana. NOTE: He was living with his grandparents, George W. and Mary Ann Roberts.

Children of WILLIAM LEMASTERS and MARTHA SHORT are:
i. LOUIS EARL10 LEMASTERS, b. February 1891.
ii. HAZEL J. LEMASTERS, b. September 1893.
iii. MARY GRACE LEMASTERS, b. June 1897.
iv. ALTON LEMASTERS.
v. MABEL LEMASTERS.

4. CARL HENRY9 LEMASTERS (WILLIAM H.8, BENJAMIN7, REUBEN6, RALPH5 LEMASTER, JOHN4, RICHARD3, ABRAHAM2, JOHN1) was born January 22, 1872 in Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois, and died October 25, 1918 in Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana. He married ROSA N. WILLIAMS April 04, 1893 in Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana.  She was the daughter of JOHN ROBERTS and MARY NELSON but her name on the marriage application suggests a prior marriage.  She was born November 06, 1871 in St. Paul, Shelby County, Indiana, and died January 25, 1919 in Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana.

Notes for CARL HENRY LEMASTERS:
Per 1880 U.S. census Harwood Twp. Champaign County, IL taken 1 June 1880 (p. 132A) was 7 years old, born in Indiana. Father and mother born in Indiana. NOTE: He was living with his grandparents, George W. and Mary Ann Roberts.
Per 1900 U.S. census Greensburg Washington Twp., Decatur County, IN taken 16 June 1900 (E.D. 63,
Sh. 13B); listed as living at 200 S. Broadway, was born February 1872, married 7 years, was a teamster, born in Indiana.

Notes for ROSA ANNA ROBERTS:
Rosa was probably married first to ___________ Williams. On her marriage certificate to Carl H. Lemasters, she is listed as Rosa N. (possibly phonetic for Anna) Williams. On birth certificates for her three children, her maiden name is listed as Williams.
Per family tradition: Rose's father and husband died within a short time span. Those deaths affected Rosa mentally and she also became seriously ill to the extent that she had to hospitalized. Apparently the 1918 flu epidemic had caused facilities near Greensburg to be filled to capacity.
Per death certificate: She was hospitalized in King's Daughter's Hospital in Madison, Indiana where she died. The cause of death was listed as Erysipelas-Septicemia with a contributory factor being manic depression/insanity.
Per 1900 U.S. census Greensburg Washington Twp., Decatur County, IN taken 16 June 1900 (E.D. 63,
Sh. 13B); listed as living at 200 S. Broadway, was born November 1871, married 7 years, had 2 children born, 2 living. She was born in Indiana. Name listed as Rose.


Marriage Notes for CARL LEMASTERS and ROSA ROBERTS:
Per Decatur County marriage book N, p. 291. Married by Rev. Francis W. Sisco who was a Methodist minister. Certificate lists middle initial "N.", probably phonetic for Anna.

Children of CARL LEMASTERS and ROSA ROBERTS are:
i. ROSA MAY10 LEMASTERS, b. April 14, 1896, Greensburg, Decatur Coutny, Indiana; d. November 29, 1933, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; m. LESLIE MARION MCCLINTIC, SR., April 01, 1928; b. July 01, 1898, Hartsville, Bartholomew County, Indiana; d. February 11, 1969, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana.

Notes for ROSA MAY LEMASTERS:
SOURCE: Lemasters, U.S.A., 1639-1965; Chapt. 5, #145
Full name verified through marriage certificate located through 1925-1975 Marion County, IN groom index.
Per 1900 U.S. census Greensburg Washington Twp., Decatur County, IN taken 16 June 1900 (E.D. 63,
Sh. 13B); listed as living at 200 S. Broadway, was born April 1896 in Indiana. Name listed as May.

Notes for LESLIE MARION MCCLINTIC, SR.:
Leslie's Social Security Number was 310-05-9788; issued in Indiana.

ii. CARL RAYMOND LEMASTERS, b. October 23, 1899, Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana; d. December 28, 1961, Hackettstown, Warren County, New Jersey; m. CORA MAGDELINE ECKEL, October 23, 1923, Indiana Harbor, Indiana; b. April 18, 1903, Oldenburg, Ray Township, Franklin County, Indiana; d. February 19, 2001, Panama City, Bay County, Florida.

Notes for CARL RAYMOND LEMASTERS:
Appears in Lemasters, U.S.A., 1639-1965; Chapt. 5, #143.
Per family tradition: Carl Raymond Lemasters was known as "Ray".
Per 1900 U.S. census Greensburg Washington Twp., Decatur County, IN taken 16 June 1900 (E.D. 63,
Sh. 13B); listed as living at 200 S. Broadway, was born October 1899 in Indiana. Name listed as Raymond.
Carl Raymond Lemasters took his own life while the family was living at 109 East Prospect Avenue, Hackettstown, New Jersey.
The Greensburg Standard newspaper of 31 January 1919 included the following article:
Lemasters-Hollis
     “Raymond Lemasters and Miss Lula Hollis stole a march on their friends yesterday and went to Carrolton, Kentucky where they were united in marriage.
     Miss Lula Hollis is the daughter of Mrs. Lon Brooks and the groom is the son of Mrs. Carl Lemasters.  He has just received his discharge from the army.  It will be recalled that he gave a quart of blood recently in the hope of saving the life of a soldier comrade.  The News extends congratulations and best wishes to the young couple.”
     No evidence has been uncovered to date (2008) to verify that this marriage ever took place.

iii. CHARLES HAROLD LEMASTERS, b. June 18, 1908, Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana; d. March 15, 1934, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana; m. GLADYS MAY THEOBALD, March 24, 1926, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana; b. July 08, 1909, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana; d. February 22, 2000, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana.

Notes for CHARLES HAROLD LEMASTERS:
Per Lemasters, U.S.A., 1639-1965; Chapt. 5, #144. Lived at one time Rte. 6, Box 4, Shelbyville, IN
Per obituary: Member of St. Joseph Church (R.C.). Buried in St. Joseph cemetery.
Per 1920 U.S. census Greensburg, Washington Twp. Decatur County, IN taken 18 January 1920 (E.D. 71, Sheet 7B, dwlg. 182) was 11 years old, born in Indiana. Mother and father born in Indiana. Living at 422 S. Broadway, Greensburg with his grandfather William H. and step-grandmother Mary A. Lemasters.

Contributed by Ray Lemasters

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