Today's featured relative in my database is my paternal great-great grandfather, Luman Walker Lemasters Jr.
Luman was born October 19, 1842 in Shelby Co., OH, the son of Luman Walker and Nancy (Young) Lemasters Sr. Luman married October 2, 1864 in Versailles, Darke Co., OH to Mary Keziah Chew, daughter of Ezekiel Cooper and Caroline Bishop (Woolston) Chew. Mary was born February 13, 1847 in Mt. Holly, Burlington Co., NJ and died February 22, 1927 in Salamonia, Jay Co., IN. Luman died November 18, 1931 in Salamonia, Jay Co., IN.
Luman served in Co. C, 39th Indiana Infantry during the Civil War. The unit was later reclassifed as the 8th Regt., Indiana Cavalry. Luman was wounded July 3, 1863 in action at Deckards Ford, TN.
Children of Luman Walker and Mary Keziah (Chew) Lemasters :
i. Beulah Sarah LeMasters m. Lynn Lumas Rockwell
ii. Luman Cooper LeMasters m. Barbara Isabelle Wehrly
iii. Phillip D. LeMasters
iv. William Clifford LeMasters m. Lella Edith Lewis
v. Mary Elsie LeMasters m. Matthias J. Atkinson
vi. Bertha Fidelia LeMasters m. John Henry Yaeger
vii. Ord Otterbein LeMasters m. Emma W.G. Garmhausen
viii. Edith Mabel LeMasters m. Henry Meinholtz
ix. Una Maude LeMasters m. Senator Winfield Phillips
x. Arthur Raymond LeMasters m. Maude Gertrude McLaughlin
xi. Vernon Walker LeMasters m. Helene Garmhausen
I descend from Luman Walker and Mary Keziah (Chew) Lemasters through their son, Luman Cooper, as follows :
Luman Walker Lemasters and Mary Keziah Chew
Luman Cooper LeMasters and Barbara Isabelle Wehrly (my great-grandparents)