John Mast, Sr.

John Mast, Sr.[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male Abt 1735 - Abt 1800  (~ 65 years)    Has 2 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name John Mast 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Abt 1735  Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1800  Randolph Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I191284  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2003 

    Father NN Mast,   b. Abt 1710, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1740, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Family ID F83278  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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 
    Children 
    +1. Hannah Mast,   b. Abt 1766, Wharri River, Randolph Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Captain David Mast,   b. 1761, Lancaster, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1836  (Age 75 years)
    +3. Mary Mast,   b. Abt 1769,   d. 30 Dec 1806, Montgomery Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
    +4. John Mast, Jr.,   b. 1762, Lancaster, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1832, Miami Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Jacob Mast,   b. Abt 1770, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Oct 1809, Ashe Co., NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    +6. Susanna Mast,   b. 1775, Tabernacle, Randolph Co., NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1830, Miami Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     7. Joseph Mast,   b. 25 Mar 1764, Randolph Co., NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 11 Oct 1809, Randolph Co., NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     8. Nancy Mast,   b. Abt 1757, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1859, Montgomery, OH? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 102 years)
     9. Elizabeth Mast,   b. 1758, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1831, Hamilton, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     10. Mary Magdalena (Mollie) Mast,   b. 20 Mar 1772, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1850, Miami Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     11. Catherine Mast,   d. Nov 1809, Miami Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Stephen Mast,   b. 1784, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1833, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2003 
    Family ID F77806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "John Mast, Sr. was born in Switzerland in 1740 and died in Randolph Co., N.C. in 1800. Orphaned John, brother, Jacob Mast, and 4 sisters immigrated to the Schuykill River in Pennsylvania under the care of their uncle, Johannes Mast" on the ship Botherhood, John Thompson, Captain which arrived in Philadelphia from Rotterdam on Nov. 3, 1750. This account from a 2nd hand history, although the best info we have, has not yet been supported by first hand records. Supposedly the only copy of the passengers from this ship's arrival included 119 persons out of the 300 who were on board, and no Masts are on it to verify the data above.

      If his wife was born in 1725 or 1733 as now suspected by me, then his birthdate is likely to be earlier also. I am making this assumption until I find first hand information otherwise. Around 1760 they moved into the Conestoga Valley of Pennsylvania due to Indian uprisings. It is here that his brother Jacob Mast became a Bishop of the Mennonite Church. Although Jacob is usually listed as the older brother, there is no first hand evidence of this. Brother John married and had several children before Jacob began having children and could easily be the older brother.

      Before 1763, John Mast, Sr. drifted on foot from what is now Elveson, Pennsylvania (home of his brother Jacob) through Virginia to what is now Randolph Co., NC. (C-205) In one account, he moved south because he and his brother had a falling out. He and his family of wife and about 4 children migrated with the Beiler and Fisher families leaving Malvern, PA to go to Watuaga Co., NC in what appears to be for a short time. Rowan County was next. He along with several Fouts and Hoover families bought land on Feb. 17, 1763 in Rowan Co., NC. It became part of Guilford County, NC when Guilford Co. was formed and is currently a part of Randolph County, NC. John's sister, Magdalena moved to what became Randolph Co., North Carolina also. Their other three sisters are supposed to have died unmarried. C-270g, E)

      John Mast, Sr. is often listed as a Revolutionary War soldier. This is based on the fact that John Mast Sr. with his son John Mast, Jr. (and David Mast) supposedly appear in the records of the Siege of Charleston in the 1797 Yearbook of the City of Charleston, SC on pg. 405. However, when the original records are checked the names are for a family of Mash's, not Masts. This makes sense that John Mast Sr. and relatives were not a part of the Revolutionary War because John Mast, along with Andrew Fouts, Jacob Fouts, Frederick Waymire and Andrew Hoover, are shown on the 1779 Randolph Co, NC tax list of William Cole as having refused to take the Oath of Allegiance because they were pacifists. The other families listed in this group were Quakers suggesting that Jacob Mast had similar feelings. (C-1058, 2251e, E)

      John Mast Sr. and Barbara Harman had 12 children, ten of whom came to Ohio, seven daughters and son's David, John and Jacob, about 1801. They settled in Miami and Montgomery counties. Many of their children attended Quaker meetings and married Quaker spouses although they were never official members of the Quaker church.

      Many of the Harmans also settled in Ohio, but not in Miami Co. This info. is from Brien's Vol. I of Quaker Genealogies, a section entitled: The Mast Family. (C-205) Items in ( ) are added from other sources: HISTORY OF WATAUGA CO., NC, p.330. (C-270b) and info. from Mrs. McIntosh (C-270g) (*NOTE: The dates on this family group sheet should be taken as opinion only. They are often contradicted between sources, especially birthdates. Birth order of John and Barbara Mast's children has not been the same in any two records I've seen.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S2335] Middleton, Judge E., Hist. of Champaigne, Judge Evan P. Middleton, (Indianapolis, Indiana, B.F. Bowen and Company, 1917).

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

    3. [S2187] Pemberton, Mary Helen, West Milton Sesquicential, Pemberton, Mary Helen, Historian, (West Milton, OH: c1957).

    4. [S2337] Vaught, Tennessee theVolunteer State, 1769-1923, Vaught, William McDonald, (in electronic version at www.ancestry.com).



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