The Masson family of France, ancestral to the Smith family of Covington, LA, was traced to John Masson, born in 1670. This work was initially 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 siblings of Abraham Masson (I) and (II), and the descendants of Abraham Masson (III), as well as some other branches of this tree, were compiled by myself from ancestry.com records.
The name Masson can be French, usually spelled in French Maçon, and means the same as the English Mason. Several Masson families came from England or Scotland. Some families in the USA have dropped the double-s and now spell the name Mason.
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1. John MASSON, b. c. 1670 in France,
d. 10/9/1741 in Philadelphia; m. Mary ______, b. c. 1688, d. 1/4/1749
in Philadelphia. It is thought that John Masson was Huguenot.
He was a sailmaker.
John's birthplace in France has been variously reported as Alspoon, Alapoon, or Olepoon. None of those names have been identified, but the name appears to be Flemish. Researcher Jack R. Mason has suggested that these are misreadings of Oléron, an island off the southwest coast of France, near La Rochelle and not far from Bordeaux, which would have been a good location for a sailmaker. It was a center of French Huguenot activity.
There are baptismal records for their son Abraham and most of his siblings in the Presbyterian church in Philadelphia, PA, implying that they were born in the Philadelphia area.
John, Mary, and their daughter Eleanor are buried in Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia. Their original gravestones are illegible, but an adjacent modern marker is inscribed, “In memory of JOHN MASSON native of Olepoon in France late sailmaker in this city who died Oct 9th 1741 Aged 71 years. / Here lieth the body of MARY the wife of John Masson who departed this life the 4th day of January 1749 Aged 61 years. / Also her daughter ELEANOR MASSON who died July 27th 1803 Aged 87 years.”
There is a record of a John Masson arrival in New York 7/6/1723, but this is probably a different John Masson, as the children are known to have been baptized in Philadelphia prior to 1723.
1. Abraham MASSON (I), bt. 11/1/1719 in Philadelphia, d. 9/18/1788 probably in Philadelphia; m. c. 1750 Catherine WYNN (WYNE), b. est. 1723, d. 1/16/1809 in Philadelphia.
. 1. Abraham MASSON (II), merchant, b. 1745, d. 3/9/1797 in Swansburg (Swannsborough, Swansboro), Onslow County, NC; m. 9/18/1782 in Baltimore, MD Sarah HAYES (HARP), 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) 11/16/1819 in Baltimore Elizabeth HOPKINS, b. in NC, d. 5/8/1837; m. (2) c. 1838-1840 Eurith (Urith) SELLMAN, b. c. 1814 in MD, d. 1896 in Denver, CO. Eurith moved from Baltimore to Denver c. 1890 to be with her son Samuel.
. . 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.
. . . . 0. James G. MASSON, d. 3/21/1848 (reported in Baltimore Sun 3/23/1848).
. . . . 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 Leonard TALBERT, b. 7/11/1838 in Prince George's County (bro. of Josias TALBERT – see Martha Graham "Mattie" MASSON, #2 below).
. . . . . 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. Martha Graham "Mattie" MASSON, b. 1/26/1852 in Baltimore, d. 3/14/1915 in Washington, DC; m. 10/29/1872 Josias (Joseph) TALBERT, b. 3/29/1846 in MD, d. 1/4/1892 in MD (bro. of John Leonard TALBERT – see Elizabeth MASSON, #1 above).
. . . . . 1. Sarah Matilda TALBERT, b. 8/21/1873 in Cheltenham, MD, d. 2/26/1960 in Washington, DC; m. 6/19/1895 in DC, his 2nd m., John Thomas SMITH, b. 12/8/1861 in Washington, d. 12/11/1923 in Washington. He m. (1) 11/21/1883 in Washington Emma Jane TAYLOR, b. 1863 in MD, d. 11/24/1890 in Washington.
. . . . . 2. James William TALBERT, b. 6/29/1875 in Cheltenham, MD, d. 12/14/1955 in Tampa, FL; m. 9/7/1898 in Washington Elsie Marie TUDGE (JUDGE), b. 7/1878 in Maryland, d. c. 1960 in Washington (possibly sister of Bessie E. TUDGE, see #6 below).
. . . . . 3. Joseph Emory TALBERT, b. 9/3/1877 in Cheltenham, MD, d. 7/10/1942 in Washington; m. 10/8/1902 in Washington Bertie (Birdie) May PIERCE, b. 9/3/1884 in DC, d. 3/29/1972 in Washington.
. . . . . 4. Albert Paul TALBERT, b. 1/11/1880 in Prince George's County, MD, d. 11/16/1951 in Washington; m. 10/28/1902 in Washington Lena Mary VANGEUDER, b. 8/12/1884 in VA, d. 1/14/1968 in Cheverly, Prince George's County.
. . . . . 5. Grace TALBERT, b. 4/29/1882, d. 4/17/1895.
. . . . . 6. George Darnell (Don) TALBERT, b. 7/9/1885 in Cheltenham, MD, d. 8/17/1964 in Suitland, MD; m. 6/10/1908 in Washington Bessie E. TUDGE, b. 1888 in District of Columbia, d. 1967 (possibly sister of Elsie Marie TUDGE, see #2 above).
. . . . . 7. Burch Latimer TALBERT, b. 1/23/1890 in Cheltenham, d. 10/21/1963 in Washington; m. est. 1920 Estelle Blanche HAVENNER, b. 2/1890 in Washington.
. . . . 3. Jane D. MASSON, b. c. 1854 in MD. She is known only in the 1860 census, so she may have died before the 1870 census. Some researchers have identified her as the wife of Thomas RATCLIFFE of Worcestershire, England (1856-1902), who seems to have lived his entire life in England. That woman d. in 1933 in England. This identification seems highly improbable to this researcher.
. . . 2. Margaret MASSON, b. 4/20/1822, bur. 10/10/1904 in Baltimore.
. . . 3. Thomas Edward MASSON, Sr., b. 10/4/1824 in Baltimore, d. 6/25/1896 in Baltimore; m. est. 1845 Mary Elizabeth CECIL, b. 8/16/1829 in MD, d. 5/1/1910.
. . . . 1. Mary Elizabeth MASSON, b. 10/1845 in MD, d. 5/17/1928 in Baltimore; m. 1875 George S. DONNELL, b. c. 1840 in MD, d. 7/25/1904 in Baltimore.
. . . . 2. Susan MASSON, b. c. 7/1849 in MD, d. 3/20/1920 in Baltimore; m. est. 1871 Wesley SMITH, d. before 1900 census. Some researchers record her b. as 1851 or 1852, but she appears (as Susana Masson) in the July 1850 census with age 11/12 years. In the 1880 census, she is recorded as m., but living with her parents and two daughters, and not with her husband.
. . . . . 1. Blanche SMITH, b. 1/1872 in MD; m. 1898 Allan FIELD, b. 4/1874 in MD.
. . . . . 2. Georgia SMITH, b. 10/1874 in MD. This is not the Georgia SMITH who m. Frank McNEW.
. . . . 3. Thomas Edward MASSON, Jr., b. 12/10/1852 in MD, d. 1915 in Baltimore; m. est. 1875 Mary ______ b. c. 1854 in MD, d. before 1900 census.
. . . . . 1. Augusta MASSON, b. 4/2/1876 in MD, d. 11/25/1954 in Baltimore; m. c. 1903 Malcolm EDWARDS, b. 9/14/1877 in MD, d. 8/22/1948.
. . . . . 2. Mary H. MASSON, b. 5/1878 in MD.
. . . . 4. Margaret Emily (Emma) MASSON, b. 9/4/1854 in MD, d. 5/29/1909; m. 4/12/1873 Calvin DUTTON, b. 12/16/1839 in Stanstead, Memphrémagog, Quebec, Canada, d. 5/18/1925 in St Louis, MO.
. . . . . 1. Calvin Masson DUTTON, b. 12/1/1874 in Missouri, d. 2/28/1879 in St Louis.
. . . . . 2. Mary Emma DUTTON, b. 10/18/1877 in MD, d. 9/15/1966 in Saint Louis; m. (1) 11/3/1903 Louis M. LACKEY; div. before 1910 census; m. (2) after 1931 and before 1940 census, his 2nd m., Albert Elton SPAULDING, b. 7/27/1865 in Woodhull, MI, d. 7/22/1954 in Saint Louis. Albert m. (1) 8/8/1906 in Saginaw, MI Geneva YOUNG, b. 3/19/1874 in Canada, d. 2/13/1931 in St Louis.
. . . . . 3. Callie Lilly DUTTON, b. 1/20/1881 in Saint Louis, d. 11/29/1962 in Saint Louis; m. 3/19/1903 in St. Louis William Ross ENGLAND, Sr., b. 7/11/1880 in Hematite, MO, d. 12/10/1955 in St Louis.
. . . . . 4. Corol Masson DUTTON, b. 3/30/1888 in St Louis, d. 10/23/1968 in Dekalb County, GA; m. 1/3/1913 in St. Louis Ethel Johanna MOLLER, b. 2/10/1894 in St Louis, d. 6/22/1996 in New Madrid, MO.
. . . 4. John W. MASSON, b. 12/13/1828 in MD, d. 4/17/1904 in Baltimore; m. 11/24/1850 in Baltimore Sarah AUSTIN, b. c. 1833 in MD, d. after 1911 and probably before the 1920 census.
. . . . 1. Charles F. MASSON, b. c. 1851-1854 in MD, d. 2/22/1886 in Baltimore of typhoid fever. Never m.
. . . . 2. Sarah Isabelle "Belle" (Elizabeth) MASSON, b. c. 1857 in MD, d. 10/6/1917 in Baltimore; m. George LAUMAN (LAWMAN, GAUMAN), b. in PA.
. . . . . 1. Jessie M. LAUMAN, b. 4/24/1885 in Baltimore, d. ¼/1964 in Baltimore; m. 11/17/1909 in Baltimore William Vion MASSON, b. 11/9/1874 in St Louis, d. 4/11/1945 (s/o William MASSON, b. c. 1830 in KY, d. 8/14/1899 in St Louis, and Ernestine VION, b. 6/1849 in St Louis, d. 8/1906 in St Louis). No chldren.
. . . . 3. Ida Virginia MASSON, b. 8/1862 in MD, d. 3/22/1923; never m.
. . . . 4. John William MASSON, b. c. 1864 in MD, d. 8/19/1942 in Baltimore; never m. He was a patient in the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital in 1900. The 1920, 1930, and 1940 censuses show him as a patient in the Relay Sanitarium. This is not the William H. MASSON of Delaware who m. Adeline LANG (1870-1956) in 1896.
. . . . 5. Lillian "Lillie" B. MASSON, b. c. 1868 in MD, d. 7/241948 in Baltimore; never m.
. . . 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. 10/6/1855 in MD, d. 7/13/1913 in Denver, CO; m. (1) after 1880 Myrton ______; div. 8/27/1891 in Denver; m. (2) Nellie F. GROSS, b. 6/19/1865 in NY, d. 6/4/1908 in Denver. No children of either m. He left Baltimore c. 1884, and appeared in Denver in 1889. His widowed mother moved from Baltimore to Denver c. 1890.
. . 2a. Capt. William H. MASSON, Sr. (II), b. 10/13/1789 or 1788, d. 5/3/1865 or 11/2/1863 in Gloucester, Virginia, bur. Christ Church, Philadelphia, Section 65; m. (1) Eliza HURD (HURN), b. 5/28/1795 or 1793 in New York, d. 1833 in Philadelphia, bur. Christ Church, Philadelphia, Section 65.
. . . 1. William MASSON, Jr. (III), b. 5/28/1812.
. . . 2. Catherine 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. Their children were born in or near New Orleans, LA. He then went to Texas, where he died. The widow then moved the family back to New York, where they are found in the 1860 census.
. . . . 1. Melvina Olivia MASSON, b. 3/27/1850 in New Orleans, LA, d. 8/9/1863.
. . . . 2. Cornelia Amanda MASSON, b. 9/11/1851, d. 9/12/1938 in Bronx, New York; m. 6/4/1873 in Manhattan, New York Arthur Cyrus TODD, b. 5/22/1849 in Cross River, NY, d. 3/30/1898 in Manhattan.
. . . . . 1. Florence C. TODD, b. 6/11/1875 in New York, d. 8/1/1875 in New York.
. . . . . 2. Clarence Milton TODD, b. 10/22/1877 in Manhattan, d. 8/29/1930 in New York; m. 4/29/1907 in New Jersey Margaret EISELE, b. 8/10/1880 in New Jersey, d. 11/24/1964 in New York.
. . . . . 3. Henry Masson "Harry" TODD, b. 4/29/1886 in New York, d. 7/10/1974 in Utica, NY; m. 3/16/1940 in South Salem, NY Rose REYNOLDS, b. 6/5/1886 in Lewisboro, NY, d. 11/19/1957 in Lewisboro; no children.
. . . . 3. Milton Increase MASSON, b. 11/1/1854 in New Orleans, d. 2/21/1931 in North Pelham, NY; m. Elizabeth Rogers "Lizzie" GUILD, b. 11/19/1859 in Charlestown, MA, d. 3/19/1920 in Manhattan. (Some census records show his birth to have been in Texas, others in NJ. But see discussion under his father, above. His d. date is often reported as 1920, but he is listed in the 1930 census.)
. . . . . 1. Clothilde Beatrice MASSON, b. 7/18/1883 in Manhattan, d. 6/6/1978 in Norwalk, CT; m. 6/23/1908 in NYC Wendell Phillips DODGE, Sr., b. 8/12/1883 in Manchester, NH, d. 5/26/1976 in Flushing, NY.
. . . . . 2. Milton Lucien MASSON, b. 8/22/1889 in Manhattan, d. 3/25/1967 in Bronxville, NY or Norwalk, CT; m. 9/15/1914 in Manhattan Hazel Atterbury CHASE, b. c. 4/1891 in NY; no children.
. . . . 4. Hyacinth Cephez MASSON, b. 2/20/1857 in New Orleans, LA, d. 3/11/1956 probably in Norwalk, CT; m. 7/2/1879 in Manhattan Fletcher Clark WILLIAMS, b. 1/28/1850 in New York, d. before 1940 census. He was resident at Norwich State Hospital, CT in the 1930 census, and probably died there.
. . . . . 1. Hyacinth Irene WILLIAMS, b. 2/28/1888 in NYC, d. 8/11/1941 in Norwalk; m. James William BLEECKER, Jr., b. 9/13/1878 in NYC, d. 2/1/1954; div. before 1940 census.
. . . . 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 Manhattan, d. 8/1973 in Delaware, Ohio; m. 11/23/1917 in NYC Edith Virginia HEWITT, b. 4/4/1893 in Manhattan, d. 2/26/1981 in Delaware, Ohio.
. . . 5. Charles A. MASSON, b. 8/18/1821 in Baltimore; m. 8/7/1844 in Baltimore Mary A. O. LYONS, b. c. 1824 in CT. Various researchers have confused this couple with Charles H. MASSON and his wife Mary A. COOK, who lived and died in Philadelphia.
. . . . 1. William Henry MASSON, b. 12/3/1846 in Baltimore, d. 8/6/1922 in Baltimore; m. (1) est. 1871 Isabelle "Bell" MILLER, b. c. 1859 in MD; m. (2) 1895 in Philadelphia Ida Detweiler STEVENSON, her 2nd m., b. c. 9/1863 in PA, d. 12/12/1917 in MD. Ida m. (1) c. 1883 John Harold BLACKHURST, b. 12/8/1855 in NJ, d. 6/12/1886. The 1900 census lists the children of all three marriages with the surname Masson. Some researchers list Irene and Paul Sr., children of William and Bell, with Ida as their mother, although Ida would have had to be 12 years old to be the mother of Irene.
. . . . 1a. Children of William and Bell, all b. in MD:
. . . . . 1.   Cornelia MASSON, b. 2/20/1873 in Baltimore, d. 7/30/1955 in Havertown, PA; m. 1894 David B. FLACK, b. 3/29/1871 in PA, d. before 1940 census.
. . . . . 2.   Irene (Elizabeth) MASSON, b. 12/1875 in MD, d. 7/4/1936 in Brooklyn, NY; never m.
. . . . . 3.   Paul MASSON, Sr., b. 12/9/1880 in MD, d. between 1924 & 1937; m. c. 1907 Madolin JONES, b. 11/21/1884 in MD, d. 1/6/1980 in Virginia Beach, VA. In the 1930 census, neither Paul Sr. nor Madolyn have been found; their two children are found living with their maternal grandparents.
. . . . 1b. Children of John and Ida, all b. in NY:
. . . . . 1. Harold John BLACKHURST, b. 7/29/1884 in Manhattan, d. 1/24/1941 in Baltimore; m. 11/3/1909 in Wilmington, DE Eva Estella WATTS, b. 5/3/1886 in MD, d. 8/13/1975 in Baltimore.
. . . . . 2. Lawrence Rhoderic BLACKHURST, Sr., b. 12/12/1885 in Manhattan, d. 1/31/1947 in Chestertown, MD; m. 10/15/1908 Wilhelmine Gross RASMERS, b. 12/12/1886 in Baltimore, d. 1/26/1978 in Farmville, VA. They were living in Baltimore in 1909, but are found in Anne Arundel County, MD in the 1910 census. By 1918, they had moved to Queens, NYC, where they lived until at least 1940. They moved to Chestertown, MD by 1942.
. . . . 1c. Children of William and Ida, all b. in MD:
. . . . . 1. Stevenson (Stephen) MASSON, b. 5/19/1896 in Baltimore, d. 9/22/1967 in Baltimore; m. (1) 10/23/1924 Mildred Lucille TINGLE, b. 8/23/1901 in Baltimore, d. 3/6/1989 in Baltimore; m. (2) before 1942 Esther SAUCER, b. 1905, d. 10/28/1960 in Catonsville, MD.
. . . . . 2. Charles Augustus MASSON, b. 2/2/1898 in Baltimore, d. 1/21/1981 in Baltimore; m. est. 1928 Myra M. TURNER, b. 9/14/1901 in Baltimore, d. 2/13/1980 in Baltimore.
. . . . . 3. George Frederick MASSON, b. 1/31/1902 in Baltimore, d. 11/16/1958 in MD; m. 1/28/1927 in Baltimore Elizabeth May NEAL, b. 8/6/1904 in Baltimore, d. 4/19/1996 in Frederick, MD.
. . . 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 ______.
. . . 1. Isabel MASSON, b. 9/23/1834.
. . . 2. John Theodore MASSON, b. 6/27/1835.
. . . 3. Marion Helen MASSON, b. 9/13/1837.
. . 2c. Capt. William MASSON, Sr. (II); m. (3) c. 1838 Ellen (Eleanor) ______, b. 1819 in Baltimore, d. 1873.
. . . 1. Helen Marion MASSON, b. 6/1/1839, d. 12/31/1840.
. . . 2. George Franklin MASSON, b. 11/17/1841 or 12/1842 in VA or MD, d. 8/28/1916; m. 1/11/1866 in Dragon Ordinary, Gloucester County, VA Susan Jackson ADAMS, her 2nd m., b. 1/1840 in King and Queen County, VA, d. 1919; she m. (1) 4/12/1854 in Gloucester County, VA Frederick Spencer ROANE, b. 4/29/1832 in King and Queen County, d. c. 1863 in Baltimore.
. . . 1a. Children of Frederick and Susan:
. . . . 1. Frederick Austin ROANE, b. 8/1858 in VA, d. 7/10/1940; never m. He is seen in the 1900 and 1910 censuses living with the family of his mother and step-father, and in the 1920, 1930, and 1940 censuses with the family of his half-brother Robert MASSON (#1b.4 below).
. . . . 2. Lucy Spencer ROANE, b. 10/1860 in VA, d. 2/29/1913; never m. She is seen in the 1900 and 1910 censuses living with the family of her mother and step-father.
. . . 1b. Children of George and Susan:
. . . . 1. Anne Bill MASSON, b. c. 1868 in VA, d. 6/1871 in Pitsworth Twp, Gloucester Cty, VA.
. . . . 2. George Franklin MASSON, Jr., b. c. 1869 in VA, d. before 1880 census.
. . . . 3. William Marion MASSON, b. 8/20/1873 in Gloucester County, VA, d. 4/27/1937 in Baltimore; m. (1) 2/10/1911 in DE Edith Matilda ALLEN, b. 3/1891 in MD, d. 2/23/1916 in Baltimore; m. (2) 1/27/1918 in Wilmington, DE Ruby Louise CAIN, her 1st m., b. 5/10/1893 in Rochester, NY, d. 6/25/1975 in Baltimore; no children of William and Ruby. Ruby m. (2) 4/27/1937 in Baltimore Bernard Simon FRENCH, his 3rd m., b. 5/24/1881 in Whitefield, NH, d. 3/12/1950 in Baltimore. Bernard m. (1) 5/21/1902 in Baltimore Elsie Lilian BERRY, b. c. 1883 in MD; div.; m. (2) 3/5/1915 in Washington, DC Cornelia Alma JACQUE (JACK), b. 3/5/1892 in Lahmansville, WV, d. 7/6/1940 in Baltimore.
. . . . . 1 . Jessie M. MASSON (F), b. 2/25/1913 in Baltimore County, d. 7/23/2006 in Ballentine, SC; m. 9/22/1934 in Fairfax County, VA William Milton MULLER, b. 7/2/1913 in Baltimore, d. 5/1984 in Chester, MD.
. . .
. . 2. Marion Lenore MASSON (F),
b. 7/21/1914 in Baltimore, d. 5/14/1978 in Baltimore; m. (1) before 1940 census
A. Robert HERING, his 1st m., b. 4/4/1911 in MD, d. 1/1972; div.; m. (2)
John Farlow MALLONEE, his 1st m., b. 5/2/1907 in Baltimore, d. 3/29/1995
in Baltimore. Robert m. (2) Lucille ELLIOTT, her 2nd m., b. 12/24/1919
in Baltimore, d. 9/23/1995 in Baltimore. Lucille m. (1) John H. SHACKELFORD;
div.; she m. (3) ______ FERRIS; m. (4) ______ SCHWING.
John MALLONEE m. (2) Elizabeth Virginia JARBOE, her 2nd m., b. 5/5/1909 in Piney Point, MD, d. 1/1/2004 in Baltimore County. Elizabeth m. (1) Clinton Hartwig HANSON, b. 10/24/1911 in Medford, MA, d. 3/26/1981 in Baltimore.
. . . . 4. Robert Abraham MASSON, b. 12/20/1876 in MD, d. 1952; m. between 1910 & 1918 Mary WARFIELD, b. 11/11881 in Baltimore, d. 1959; no children. The 1920, 1930, and 1940 censuses show his half-brother Frederick ROANE (#1a.1 above) living with them, and the 1930 and 1940 censuses also show several of Mary's unmarried and widowed sisters living with Robert and Mary.
. . 3. ______ MASSON (F); m. ______ ARMOUR.
. . 4. ______ MASSON (F); m. ______ SEXIAS.
. 2. James MASSON (I), b. 2/3/1756 in Philadelphia, d. 9/19/1756 in Philadelphia.
. 3. James MASSON (II), b. 9/21/1757 in Philadelphia.
. 4. Catherine MASSON, b. 4/12/1760 in Philadelphia; m. 6/4/1778 in Philadelphia William CARLETON (CHARLTON), b. c. 1755.
. 5. Ann MASSON, bt. 11/10/1762 in Philadelphia, d. 9/7/1787.
. 6. William MASSON (I), b. c. 1765 in Philadelphia.
. 7. Mary MASSON, d. 1831; m. ______ FREEMAN; no children.
. 8. Isaac MASSON, bt. 8/29/1767 in Philadelphia, d. 1/29/1853 in Philadelphia; m. 1/22/1795 in Philadelphia Mary (Maria) HABABAKER, b. 1770 in PA.
. . 1. Charles A. MASSON, jeweler, b. c. 1797 in PA, d. 10/1864 in Philadelphia; m. 3/8/1827 in Philadelphia Catherine BRETZ, b. c. 1799 in Philadelphia, d. 8/26/1866 in Philadelphia.
. . . 1. Edward W. MASSON, b. c. 1825-1828 in Philadelphia, d. 2/25/1888 in Philadelphia; m. Ellen L. BARNES, b. 5/3/1827 in Montgomery County, PA, d. 4/21/1915 in Philadelphia.
. . . . 1. Charles Harry MASSON, b. c. 1851 in Philadelphia.
. . . . 2. Kate Virginia MASSON, b. 3/12/1853 in Philadelphia, d. 2/14/1917 in Philadelphia; m. 1875 Edward W. MILLER (I), b. 8/15/1851 in PA, d. 1/28/1917 in Philadelphia.
. . . . . 1. Frank King MILLER, b. 10/12/1874 in Philadelphia; m. 1923 in Philadelphia Anna B. RIECK (REICK), b. 8/31/1875 in Philadelphia, d. 5/7/1963 in Philadelphia; no children.
. . . . . 2. Ella (Ellen) Clark MILLER, b. 5/12/1876 in Pennsylvania.
. . . . . 3. Edward W. MILLER (II), b. 8/1884 in Philadelphia; m. 1907 in Philadelphia Florence E. METZCHER (METZGER), b. c. 1886 in Pennsylvania.
. . . . . 4. Mary B. MILLER, b. 12/1890 in Pennsylvania.
. . 2. Louisa MASSON, b. 9/27/1799 in Philadelphia, d. 4/21/1875 in Philadelphia; m. ______ HAINES.
. . . 1. Jacob Ridgway HAINES, b. c. 1824 in Philadelphia, d. 12/23/1899 in Philadelphia; m. est. 1844 Ellen ______, b. c. 1823 in PA. In the 1870 census, Jacob's uncle Edward Masson is living with Ellen and her children Louisa and Harry.
. . . . 1. Louisa HAINES, b. c. 1845 in Philadelphia.
. . . . 2. Mary HAINES, b. c. 2/1850 in Philadelphia.
. . . . 3. Cecilia Therese HAINES, b. c. 1856 in Philadelphia, d. 3/15/1864 in Philadelphia.
. . . . 4. James Harry HAINES, b. c. 1859 in PA; blind.
. . . 2. Anna H. HAINES, b. c. 1822 in PA.
. . . . 1. Louis A. HAINES, Sr., b. 12/13/1847 in PA, d. 11/16/1915 in Philadelphia; m. c. 1880 Mary Anna ______, b. 3/1856 in PA.
. . . . . 1. Louis A. HAINES, Jr., b. 10/17/1882 in Philadelphia, d. 1952 in Miami, FL; m. Edith POWELL, b. in Lansdowne, PA; div.
. . . . . 2. Lillian M. HAINES, b. 1/4/1888 in PA; m. 1/6/1906 in DE Charles BURKE; div. before 1920 census.
. . 3. Edward MASSON, b. c. 1812 in Philadelphia, d. 9/18/1872 in Philadelphia; m. Margaret ______, b. c. 1808. In the 1870 census, he is living in the home of Ellen, wife or widow of his nephew Jacob Ridgway Haines, and two of her children.
. 9. Charlotte MASSON, bt. 7/5/1770 in Philadelphia, d. 1801; m. ______ GOTTLEYOU.
. 10. Rachel Wilson MASSON, d. 1836; m. 8/31/1812 in Philadelphia Anthony SOPRANICK; no children.
2. Eleanor (Elenor, Elanor) MASSON, bt. 5/29/1715, d. 7/27/1803, bur. Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA; never m.
3. Ann MASSON, bt. 8/27/1717 in Philadelphia, d. 6/3/1804; m. 11/8/1750 in Philadelphia Ignatius (Ineas) BATTAR, mariner, b. c. 1720, d. 11/2/1772 in Rhode Island.
4. Jane MASSON, b. est. 1720, d. 4/4/1801 in Philadelphia; m. 8/11/1753 in Christ Church, Philadelphia John GROVES (I), b. c. 1715, d. before 7/1/1768.
. 1. John GROVES (II), b. c. 1754 in Philadelphia, d. 12/27/1822 in Philadelphia; never m.
5. Susanna MASSON, bt. 10/19/1712 in Philadelphia, d. after 6/27/1748; m. est. 1744 William ANNIS of Philadelphia, mariner, his 2nd m., b. 2/6/1698 in England, d. 7/7/1748 in Philadelphia. William m. (1) c. 1729 Patience STORY, b. 11/19/1711 in Philadelphia, d. 12/15/1736 in Philadelphia; see Story #126.96.36.199.
5a. Children of William and Patience:
. 1. Mary ANNIS, b. c. 17 Sep 1732, bt. 26 Nov 1732 age 10 weeks at Philadelphia; m. 13 Apr 1758 at Philadelphia Enoch STORY (V), her first cousin, b. est 1741, d. 1833 in Fentress County, TN. See Story #188.8.131.52.2 (q. v. for children).
. 2. Sarah ANNIS, b. c. 6/1734, d. 5/3/1748 in Lancaster, PA.
. 3. Ann ANNIS, b. c. 2/1736, d. 7/27/1832 in New Jersey; m. 12/13/1751 in Philadelphia Josiah DAVENPORT, b. 12/18/1727 in Boston, MA, d. in Monmouth, NJ.
5b. Child of William and Susanna:
. 1. John William ANNIS, b. 11/14/1745, d. 10/10/1795; no children.
6. Mary MASSON, bt. 2/24/1714 in Philadelphia, d. before 7/18/1761; m. James SHIRLEY, mariner. Her will mentions several of her siblings, but does not mention children.
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