Sunday, November 22, 2009

Luman Walker LEMASTERS Jr. (1842-1931)

Luman Walker LEMASTERS Jr. was my paternal 2nd-great grandfather. His surname has been found to be spelled both LEMASTER and LEMASTERS.  His signature did not capitalize the 'm'. 

The following facts about Luman's life are known:
  • Birth:He was born October 19, 1842 in Shelby County, Ohio, the son of Luman Walker and Nancy (YOUNG) LEMASTERS Sr.
  • Education: His attended the Farmers Academy in Jay County, Indiana.
  • Military: He enlisted in Company C, 39th Indiana Infantry during the Civil War.  This unit later became the 8th Indiana Mounted Infantry.
  • Marriage: He married Mary Keziah CHEW on October 2, 1864 at Versailles, Darke County, Ohio. 
  • Discharge: He recorded his discharge from the U.S. Army dated February 22, 1864 on September 13, 1867 in Jay County, Indiana Recorder's office.
  • Census: 1900 - appears as head of household in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana.  His occupation is listed as farmer.
  • Census: 1910 - appears as head of household in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana.  His occupation is listed as farmer.
  • Census: 1920 - appears as head of household in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana.  His occupation is listed as farmer.
  • Death: He died November 18, 1931 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana.
  • Burial: He is buried in Salamonia Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana
  • Obituary: His obituary appears in The Commercial-Review of Portland, Indiana on November 18, 1931.
  • Church Affiliation: He was affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal church.
The following facts need further research and/or documentation to complete my research:
  • Census: Need to locate him in the 1850 census, should be in the household of Luman Walker LEMASTERS, probably Shelby County, Ohio.
  • Census: Need to locate him in the 1860 census, should be in the household of Luman Walker LEMASTERS, probably Jay County, Indiana.
  • Census: Need to locate him in the 1870 census, should be head of household in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana.
  • Census: Need to locate him in the 1880 census, should be head of household in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana.
  • Census: Need to locate him in the 1930 census, should be head of household in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana.
  • Will: Need to document if he had filed a will in Jay County, Indiana.
Ancestry of Luman Walker LEMASTERS Jr. (1842-1931), Ahnentafel # 16 in my ancestry:


Ahnentafel # 32: Luman Walker LEMASTERS Sr. (1808-1888); Mason Co., VA>Jay County, IN


Ahnentafel # 64: Jacob LEMASTERS (1770-1852); Pennsylvania>Shelby Co., OH


Ahnentafel # 128: Jacob LEMASTER (bef1734-aft1775); Charles Co., MD>Frederick Co., MD


Ahnentafel # 256: Isaac LEMASTER (c1695-aft1771); Charles Co., MD>Prince George's Co., MD


Ahnentafel # 512: Richard LEMASTER (c1668-aft1735); St. Mary's Co., MD>Charles Co., MD


Ahnentafel # 1024: Abraham LEMASTER (1636/39-1722); Isle of Jersey>Charles Co., MD


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