Names: Ausmus, Houston, Masterson


From: Laurie Huffman [[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 11:02 PM
To: 'MaryVMusic'
Cc: Kenneth Huffman
Subject: RE: Brown Co, IL ancestors

Dear Mary,


Here are the names you requested. I have also added a brief sketch of the life and family of Charles F. Masterson, in case it will be of help to you.


Laurie Huffman

Brown County, IL-GenWeb Project





Cemeteries of Brown Co, IL 1825-1972

Benville Cemetery, Buckhorn Township, p. 6, 8, 10 (family relationships):


            Mariah Masterson, w/o Thomas Ausmus (1859-1935)

            Thomas Ausmus (1859-1933)

            Alvira Masterson, w/o James Masterson (d. 2 Sep 1932 aged 67-3-24)

            Charles F. Masterson (1868-1940)

            Martha Houston, w/o Charles F. Masterson (1875-1925)

            Virgil L. Masterson (1904-1953) s/o Charles & Martha Masterson


Bowman Cemetery, Buckhorn Township, p. 14:


            James R. Masterson (d. 16 Apr 1901 aged 78-1-6)

            Martha J. Masterson (d. 20 Oct 1883 aged 44-11-2)

            Julia M. Masterson, d/o James R. & Martha J. Masterson (d. 29 Nov 1870 aged 8-1-25)

            John H. Masterson, s/o James & Martha Masterson (d. 18 Aug 1861 aged 1-0-21)

            Mary E. Masterson, d/o James & Martha Masterson (d. 13 Oct 1884 aged 20-0-19)

            George A. Masterson (16 May 1873-6 Aug 1913)


Mt. Sterling City Cemetery, p. 227:


            Fred Masterson (1891-1967)


History of Brown County, IL 1880-1970, p. 247:


“Charles F. Masterson (1868-1940) son of James Masterson was born and reared in the Reddick neighborhood of Buckhorn Township where he played with his three brothers, Bill, Jim and George, and two sisters, Jane and Minnie, on the banks of McKee Creek. Charles married Martha Houston (1875-1925) daughter of John Houston and they continued to live on the same farm. Here their two sons, Fred and Virgil grew up.            Fred (1891-1967) and wife Meryl Parker lived in the Ferguson Valley until they moved to Mt. Sterling in 1948. Fred was a veteran of World War I. Virgil Masterson (1904-1953) never married and lived with his parents on the home place. After the death of his mother, he bought a small farm close to the Benville Church where he lived until his death. Chas. F. Masterson was a farmer but he was a faith doctor, too. He had had no medical training nor did he use herbs in his practice. He made no promises to cure any ailments. He claimed no magic or special powers, just a willingness to aid anyone in distress. Many people came to him for headaches, goiter, burns and other minor ailments and some found relief. Some of his patients came long distances – as far away as Michigan. He never at any time took remuneration for his services.”









From: MaryVMusic [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 1:02 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Brown Co, IL ancestors


Masterson, Mariah________ 6


Masterson, Alvira________ 8
Masterson, Charles F.________ 8

Masterson, Martha (Houston)________ 8
Masterson, Virgil L.________ 8

Masterson, George A.________ 14 
Masterson, James R.________ 14
Masterson, John H.________ 14
Masterson, Julia M.________ 14
Masterson, Martha J.________ 14
Masterson, Mary E.________ 14

Masterson, Fred________ 227



Thank you very much for doing volunteer genealogy work.  I greatly appreciate it.   I realize there are 12 names listed, but some of them are on the same page, so I hope it will be acceptable to you. 


Mary Giera in Jacksonville, FL