The Masson family of France, ancestral to the Smith family of Covington, LA, was traced to John Masson, born in 1670. This work was assembled by Archie R. Smith III and by Suzanne Murcia Eizenberg. Much of the information was collected by Henry James Masson in April, 1914 from family bibles. Additional information from wills discovered by Pat Mason Harris. The descendants of Abraham Masson (III) were compiled by myself from ancestry.com records.
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1. John MASSON, b. 1670 in Alspoon or Alapoon, France,
d. 10/9/1741; m. Mary ______, b. 1688, d. 1/4/1749. Arrived New York 7/6/1723.
Neither Alspoon nor Alapoon has been identified in France, but the name appears to be Flemish. It is thought that John Masson was Huguenot. There is a baptism record for an Abraham Masson, son of John and Mary Masson, in England in 1716. If this is the same family, they would appear to have moved from France to England, then to America. There is a record of John's arrival in New York 7/6/1723.
1. Abraham MASSON (MASON) (I), b. on or before 3/10/1716, bt. 3/10/1716 in Woolverstone, Suffolk, England, d. 9/18/1788; m. c. 1750 Catherine WYNN (WYNE), b. c. 1734, d. 1/16/1809 in Philadelphia, PA.
. 1. Abraham MASSON (II) of Swansburg, NC, merchant, b. 1745, d. 3/9/1797 in Swansburg, NC; m. 9/19/1782 in Baltimore, MD Sarah HAYES, b. c. 1762 in Baltimore, d. 12/23/1841 in Baltimore.
. . 1. Abraham MASSON (III), b. 5/8/1797 in NC, d. 7/11/1871 in Baltimore; m. (1) 11/21/1819 in Baltimore Elizabeth HOPKINS, b. in NC, d. 5/8/1837; m. (2) c. 1838-1840 Eurith SELLMAN, b. c. 1815 in MD.
. . 1a. Children of Abraham and Elizabeth:
. . . 1. James MASSON, b. 11/22/1820 in MD, d. 9/16/1894 in Washington, DC; m. 5/4/1846 in Baltimore Sarah A. GRAHAM, b. c. 1823 in PA.
. . . . 1. Elizabeth MASSON, b. c. 12/1849 in MD, d. in MD before 1900 census; m. 10/4/1866 in Prince George's County, MD John L. TALBERT, b. 7/11/1838 in Prince George's County.
. . . . . 1. Francis H. TALBERT, b. c. 1867 in MD, d. before 1900.
. . . . . 2. Mary Ella TALBERT, b. 6/4/1870 in Brandywine, MD, d. 1946 in MD; m. est. 1884 George Washington APPELL, b. 2/1864 in MD, d. before 1940 census.
. . . . . 3. Minerva TALBERT, b. c. 1875 in MD.
. . . . . 4. Sarah Agnes TALBERT, b. 1/27/1878 in MD, d. 5/1/1972 in Washington, DC; m. (1) c. 1897 Charles E. SMOOT, b. 9/1873 in MD; they were separated in the 1930 census. Sarah m. (2) 12/30/1936 in DC William Benjamin MESSICK, b. 5/18/1881 in Benedict, MD, d. 5/18/1963 in Benedict, widower of her sister Eva Blanche.
. . . . . 5. Eva Blanche TALBERT, b. 6/10/1881 in Brandywine, d. 1/28/1924 in DC; m. 8/15/1912 in DC William Benjamin MESSICK, his 1st m., b. 5/18/1881 in Benedict, MD, d. 5/18/1963 in Benedict; his 2nd m. to her sister Sarah Agnes (q.v.).
. . . . . 6. John Albert TALBERT, b. 5/21/1884 in Cheltenham, MD, d. 6/14/1969 in Silver Spring, MD; m. Maud Elizabeth BRYANT, b. 8/22/1884 in VA, d. 6/22//1973 in Silver Spring.
. . . . . 7. James H. TALBERT, b. 9/1886 in MD.
. . . 2. Margaret MASSON, b. 4/20/1822.
. . . 3. Thomas E. MASSON, b. 10/4/1824 in Baltimore, d. 6/25/1896 in Baltimore.
. . . 4. John W. MASSON, b. 12/13/1828 in MD, d. 4/17/1904 in Baltimore.
. . . 5. Ellen MASSON, b. 8/10/1829.
. . . 6. William Emory MASSON, b. 12/25/1830 in Baltimore, d. 12/4/1903 in Baltimore; m. (1) 11/4/1851 in Baltimore Elizabeth J. WILSON, b. c. 1835 in MD, d. 11/7/1860 in Baltimore; m. (2) 1871 Margaret Ann WRIGHT, her 2nd m., b. 8/1841 in Baltimore, d. 10/9/1904 in Baltimore; her 1st m., est. 1858, to Thomas MacCUBBIN, b. c. 1832 in Maryland, probably d. before 1870 census.
. . . 6a. Child of William and Elizabeth:
. . . . 1. Ida MASSON, b. c. 1854 in MD, d. 4/18/1861 in Baltimore.
. . . 6b. Children of Thomas and Margaret:
. . . . 1. Fannie MacCUBBIN, b. c. 11/1859 in Maryland, probably d. before 1870 census.
. . . . 2. Thomas Winfield MacCUBBIN, b. 7/1/1861 in Maryland, d. 5/2/1947; m. 1884 Fanny E. KNIGHT, b. 7/21/1862 in Maryland, d. 10/1/1935.
. . . 6c. Children of William and Margaret:
. . . . 1. Margaret May MASSON, b. 1/4/1874 in Baltimore, d. 3/21/0908 in Philadelphia, PA; m. (1) 2/11/1891 in Baltimore James Suel BIDDISON, b. 5/1860 in Baltimore, d. 12/28/1904 in Baltimore; m. (2) Alexander McCLURE, b. in Philadelphia.
. . . . 2. Virginia Ann "Jannie" MASSON, b. 8/18/1875 in St. Louis, MO, d. 8/17/1952 in Lansdowne, MD; m. 2/5/1894 Howard Osborn SATTERFIELD, Sr., b. 9/4/1875 in Baltimore, d. 8/6/1921 in Baltimore.
. . . . . 1. William M. SATTERFIELD, b. 3/25/1895 in Durham, NC, d. 8/17/1951.
. . . . . 2. Howard Osborn SATTERFIELD, Jr., b. 5/1896 in MD, d. c. 1925.
. . . . . 3. LeRoy Botterill SATTERFIELD, Sr., b. 5/3/1896 in MD; m. (1) est. 1919 Selma Elsie NEARMAN, her 2nd m., b c. 1885 in MD, d. before 1930 census; Leroy m. (2) before 1940 census Bertha M. FISHER, her 2nd m. Elsie's 1st m. to William A. CARROLL, b. c. 1880 in MD, d. est. 1915. Bertha's 1st m. to Albert Richard PARKS, Sr., b. 12/3/1895 in Baltimore, d. 11/63 in MD. 4 children of William and Elsie, 2 children of LeRoy and Elsie, 3 children of Albert and Bertha, no children of LeRoy and Bertha.
. . . . . 4. Margaret Virginia SATTERFIELD, b. 4/22/1898 in MD, d. 10/16/1987 in Owings Mills, MD; m. 2/10/1919 John W. LATTA, b. 10/10/1889 in Grand Saline, TX, d. 11/28/1965 in Baltimore. 3 children.
. . . . . 5. Emory Winfield SATTERFIELD, Sr., b. 1/15/1901 in Baltimore, d. 2/8/1986 in Baltimore; m. est. 1922 Geraldine Augusta COLE, b. 12/10/1901 in Washington, DC, d. 12/26/1992 in Towson, MD. 10 children.
. . . . . 6. Helen M. SATTERFIELD, b. 5/30/1903 in Baltimore, d. 9/10/1987 in Baltimore; m. Frank Joseph CARTER, b. 4/26/1904 in Baltimore, d. 8/1/1959.
. . . . . 7. Robert Wilbur SATTERFIELD, Sr., b. 9/6/1908 in Baltimore, d. 3/12/1992; m. Mary Louise RODGERS, b. 4/20/1916 in Baltimore, d. 1970 in Baltimore.
. . . . 3. Samuel Emory MASSON, b. 9/13/1877 in Washington, DC, d. 11/24/1949; m. c. 1901 Emma Amelia HOPWOOD, b. 1/19/1877 in Frederick, MD.
. . 1b. Children of Abraham and Eurith:
. . . 1. Edward MASSON, b. 1841 in MD.
. . . 2. Virginia "Jennie" MASSON, b. c. 1844 in MD; m. James BILLINGSLEY, b. 1/2/1841 in MD, d. 1/30/1903.
. . . . 1. James C. BILLINGSLEY, b. 10/28/1879 in Baltimore, d. 12/13/1902 in Tenleytown, DC.
. . . 3. Samuel E. MASSON, b. c. 1855 in MD.
. . 2a. Capt. William MASSON, Sr. (II), b. 10/13/1789 or 1788, d. 5/3/1865 or 11/2/1863 in Gloucester, Virginia, bur. Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA Section 65; m. (1) Eliza HURD or HURN, b. 5/28/1795 or 1793 in New York, d. 1833 in Philadelphia, bur. Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA Section 65.
. . . 1. William MASSON, Jr. (III), b. 5/28/1815 or 1812.
. . . 2. Catharine Ann MASSON, b. 6/16/1816.
. . . 3. James Henry MASSON, b. 2/8/1818.
. . . 4. Henry James MASSON (I), b. 9/20/1819 in Baltimore, MD, d. 10/26/1859 in Lockhart, TX; m. 4/7/1849 in New Orleans Fanny Jane SLAWSON, b. 3/13/1831 in Bushville, Orange County, NY, d. 1/27/1917. He was a midshipman in the Texas Navy and belonged to McMahon Lodge #208 F&AM. He was a cotton broker for the Armours, his aunt and uncle.
. . . . 1. Melvina Olivia MASSON, b. 3/27/1850 in New Orleans, LA, d. 8/9/1863.
. . . . 2. Cornelia Amanda MASSON, b. 9/11/1851 or 1852; m. Arthur C. TODD.
. . . . . 1. Milton TODD.
. . . . . 2. Harry TODD.
. . . . 3. Milton Increase MASSON, b. 2/1/1854 in Lockhart, TX; m. Elizabeth R. GUILD.
. . . . 4. Hyacinth Cephez MASSON, b. 2/20/1857 in New Orleans, LA.; m. Fletcher Clark WILLIAMS.
. . . . . 1. Hyacinth Irene WILLIAMS, b. in NYC; m. James William BLEECKER, b. in NYC.
. . . . 5. Henry James MASSON, Sr. (II), b. 6/30/1859 in Covington, LA; m. Sarah PANCOAST.
. . . . . 1. Henry James MASSON, Jr. (III), b. 12/24/1891 in New York, NY.
. . . . 6. Marie Emma MASSON, b. 1867, d. 9/2/1908. (Her b. date is 8 years after her father's death date. The source of the discrepancy is not known.)
. . . 5. Charles A. MASSON, b. 8/18/1821.
. . . 6. Eliza Jane MASSON, b. 7 or 8/10/1823 in Baltimore, MD, d. 10/14/1882 in Covington, LA; m. 7/1/1843 in Baltimore, MD John Edis SMITH, Sr., b. 4/17/1815 in England, d. 5/15/1893 in Covington (see Smith 1a).
. . . 7. James Armor MASSON, b. 4/4/1825.
. . 2b. Capt. William MASSON, Sr. (II); m. (2) c. 1833 Unknown.
. . . 1. Isabel MASSON, b. 9/23/1834.
. . . 2. John Theodore MASSON, b. 6/27/1835.
. . . 3. Marion Helen MASSON, b. 9/13/1837.
. . . 4. Helen Marion MASSON, b. 6/1/1839.
. . 2c. Capt. William MASSON, Sr. (II); m. (3) c. 1841 Ellen ______.
. . . 1. George Franklin MASSON, b. 11/17/1841.
. . 3. ______ MASSON (F); m. ______ ARMOUR.
. . 4. ______ MASSON (F); m. ______ SEXIAS.
. 2. William MASSON (I).
. 3. Isaac MASSON, d. 1853.
. 4. Catherine MASSON; m. ______ CHARLTON.
. 5. Mary MASSON, d. 1831; m. ______ FREEMAN; no children.
. 6. Charlotte MASSON, d. 1801; m. ______ GOTTLEYOU.
. 7. Rachel MASSON, d. 1836; m. ______ SOPRANICK; no children.
2. Eleanor (Elenor, Elanor) MASSON, b. 1716, d. 7/27/1803, bur. Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA.
3. Ann MASSON; m. ______ BATTAI.
4. Jane MASSON; m. ______ GROVES.
. 1. John GROVES, d. 1823; never m.
5. ______ MASSON (F); m. ______ ANNIS.
. 1. John William ANNIS, d. 10/10/1795; no children.
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