Abt 1735 - Abt 1800 (~ 65 years)
Has 2 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.
||John Mast |
|Relationship||with Francis Fox|
||Randolph Co., NC
||17 Feb 2003 |
||Catherina Barbara Harmon, b. Abt 1735, Deutschland , bur. NC |
|+||1. Hannah Mast, b. Abt 1766, Wharri River, Randolph Co., North Carolina, USA , d. Yes, date unknown|
|+||2. Captain David Mast, b. 1761, Lancaster, PA , d. Aug 1836 (Age 75 years)|
|+||3. Mary Mast, b. Abt 1769, d. 30 Dec 1806, Montgomery Co., OH, USA (Age ~ 37 years)|
|+||4. John Mast, Jr., b. 1762, Lancaster, PA , d. 12 Sep 1832, Miami Co., OH (Age 70 years)|
| ||5. Jacob Mast, b. Abt 1770, NC , d. Abt Oct 1809, Ashe Co., NC, USA (Age ~ 39 years)|
|+||6. Susanna Mast, b. 1775, Tabernacle, Randolph Co., NC, USA , d. 24 Jul 1830, Miami Co., OH (Age 55 years)|
| ||7. Joseph Mast, b. 25 Mar 1764, Randolph Co., NC, USA , d. Aft 11 Oct 1809, Randolph Co., NC, USA (Age 45 years)|
| ||8. Nancy Mast, b. Abt 1757, PA, USA , d. Abt 1859, Montgomery, OH? (Age ~ 102 years)|
| ||9. Elizabeth Mast, b. 1758, PA, USA , d. 1831, Hamilton, IN (Age 73 years)|
| ||10. Mary Magdalena (Mollie) Mast, b. 20 Mar 1772, NC , d. 27 Nov 1850, Miami Co., OH, USA (Age 78 years)|
| ||11. Catherine Mast, d. Nov 1809, Miami Co., OH, USA |
| ||12. Stephen Mast, b. 1784, NC , d. Aft 1833, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD? (Age 50 years)|
||17 Feb 2003 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- "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.)
- [S2335] Middleton, Judge E., Hist. of Champaigne, Judge Evan P. Middleton, (Indianapolis, Indiana, B.F. Bowen and Company, 1917).
- [S2327] Gallagher to Dudick, Letter, 1984.
- [S2187] Pemberton, Mary Helen, West Milton Sesquicential, Pemberton, Mary Helen, Historian, (West Milton, OH: c1957).
- [S2337] Vaught, Tennessee theVolunteer State, 1769-1923, Vaught, William McDonald, (in electronic version at www.ancestry.com).