Captain David Mast

Captain David Mast[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1761 - 1836  (75 years)    Has 6 ancestors and 81 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Captain David Mast 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1761  Lancaster, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1836  [5
    Buried Aug 1836  Miami Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I203003  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2001 

    Father John Mast, Sr.,   b. Abt 1735, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1800, Randolph Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Catherina Barbara Harmon,   b. Abt 1735, Deutschland Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1756  PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 11 siblings 
    Family ID F77806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Ware, (Worl),   d. 1816 
    Married 1778  Hillsborough D, Watauga Co., NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Obedience "Bidy" Mast,   b. 11 Nov 1779,   d. 3 Aug 1847  (Age 67 years)
     2. Rebecca Mast,   b. 6 Jun 1790,   d. 12 Sep 1839  (Age 49 years)
     3. John Mast,   b. 29 Nov 1791,   d. 3 Jul 1863, Butler, Montgomery, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Nancy Mast,   b. Abt 1792,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Sarah Mast,   b. Abt 1794,   d. Bef 1836  (Age ~ 42 years)
     6. Absalom Mast,   b. Nov 1796, Randolph Co., NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1877, West Milton, Miami Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F83307  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • David was probably born in Lancaster Co, PA and moved with his family to Newberry District, NC where he was reared. David Mast was in the Revolutionary War with his father, both having fought at Charleston. From the Revolutionary War on, he was known by the name of Capt. Mast. He is the Capt. Mast listed as living in what is now the Poke Grove area of Montgomery Co., Ohio in 1806. He was taxed in 1804, 1810 and 1816 in Montgomery Co., Ohio. He was in the deed records of West Milton, Montgomery Co., Ohio in 1836 dealing with Lot 50. (C-1025) Absalom, one of his son's, apparently used the same title as displayed in a letter quoted below.

      W.H. Beers in THE HISTORY OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, BOOK III, (1882) on pages 54-56, give a very interesting account of David Mast's migration to Ohio with his family. The account is quoted from a letter written by son, Capt. Absalom Mast. "On the 10th day of Sept. (1802) ... my father, with four of his sisters and their husbands, bid adieu to old North Carolina, in company with one or two more families. They resided in Randolph County, (NC), of the Hewary River. They were all in low circumstances; had money enough to make their entries, and to buy some provisions during the winter. They halted for winter quarters at what is now called Ridgeville, eight miles north of Lebanon; rented a log cabin of Luther and Calvin Ball . . . Our Carolina tramps, or families, left Ridgeville vicinity on the 4th day of March, 1802. They proceeded to the Stillwater woods, (arriving on 20 Mar.1802) where they had previously made their selections and on my father's purchase the first house or cabin was raised or notched." An interview with Mary Hoover of the same Montgomery Co., Randolph Twp. area, Ohio adds further interesting detail. "They had to cut a road north, through the wilderness, as they moved on their entries of land, which were purchased in 1798. . . David Mast settled on the northwest quarter of section 3." Nearby neighbors included Daniel Hoover, Daniel Hoover, Jr., and David Hoover. "Indians were numerous then but never molested the settlers of this township, although as settlers arrived and rumors of Indian depredations were being committed, there were block-houses built and the neighbors were collected in them at night for mutual protection against the Indians, but every morning the settlers would disperse to their respective clearings." Capt. Mast has several letters quoted on these pages of Beers book. It is most interesting to look up. Items in ( ) are quoted from another source: Mrs. McIntosh (C-270g)

      He lived in Montgomery Co., OH in the 1804 and 1810 tax lists. He was the grantor of land in West Wilton, Miami Co., OH in 1836, the year he died. I can find not will or probate of his estate in the Miami Valley Index, although Brien indicates that there should be a probate of his estate in Montgomery Co., OH.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1692] Beers, W.H., History of Miami Co., OH, (W.H. Beers & Co., 1880).

    2. [S2325] 1830 Census, Randolf, Mont., OH.

    3. [S2326] Beers, Hist. of Montgomery, (W.H. Beers and Co., Vol. III, 1882).

    4. [S2327] Gallagher to Dudick, Letter, 1984.

    5. [S1698] Miami Valley Index, Preble County Library.


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