Today's featured relative in my database is my paternal 3rd-great grandfather, Luman Walker Lemasters.
Luman was born March 11, 1808 in Mason Co., VA (now WV), the son of Jacob and Hannah (________) Lemasters. Luman married January 19, 1832 in Shelby Co., OH to Nancy Young, daughter of Phillip and Nancy Ann (McLane) Young. Nancy was born June 2, 1812 in Pickaway Co., OH, and died August 26, 1904 in Salamonia, Jay Co., IN. Luman died April 15, 1888 in Jay Co., IN. Both are buried in the Salamonia Cemetery.
Luman was a farmer and Methodist Episcopal minister. His residence in the 1840 & 1850 census was in Shelby Co., OH, and the family moved to Jay Co., IN. around 1854.
Children of Luman Walker and Nancy (Young) Lemasters are as follows :
i. Hannah Lemasters b. November 22, 1832 Shelby Co., OH., d. November 21, 1838 Shelby Co., OH.
ii. Nancy Ann Lemasters b. July 29, 1834 Shelby Co., OH., d. November 21, 1838 Shelby Co., OH.
iii. Phillip Lemasters b. June 10, 1836 Shelby Co., OH, d. after 1910 m. Elizabeth C. Hoover
iv. Rachel Lemasters b. July 16, 1838 Shelby Co., OH, d. March 13, 1913, m. William Cunningham
v. Catherine E. Lemasters b. June 26, 1840 Shelby Co., OH., d. 1911 Jay Co., IN, m. John P. Wehrly
vi. Luman Walker Lemasters b. October 19, 1842 Shelby Co., OH., d. November 18, 1931 Jay Co., IN., m. Mary Keziah Chew
vii. Jacob Lemasters b. April 16, 1845 Shelby Co., OH., d. Valley Co., NE., m. Sarah Ann Halfhill.
viii. Phebe Jane Lemasters b. April 16, 1847 Shelby Co., OH, m. William R. Wilson
ix. Mary Lemasters b. February 26, 1849 Shelby Co., OH., d. December 28, 1929 Jay Co., IN.
x. Martha Julesa Lemasters b. June 27, 1852 Shelby Co., OH., d. 1936 Valley Co., NE., m. William Wade Loofbourrow
xi. John Stevens Lemasters b. April 22, 1855 Jay Co., IN., d. after 1920, m. Sarah I. Wilson
I descend from Luman Walker and Nancy (Young) Lemasters through their son, Luman, as follows:
Luman Walker Lemasters and Nancy Young
Luman Walker LeMasters and Mary Keziah Chew
Luman Cooper LeMasters and Barbara Isabelle Wehrly (my great-grandparents)