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Elijah Mastin, Sr
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Birth: 1775
Spotsylvania County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1848
Mason County
Kentucky, USA

Elijah was listed as a Kentucky taxpayer in 1800. On the 24th of March of that year he sought and obtained permission from Mary Taylor's father to marry her and the next day furnished bond declaring his intention to do so. Elijah and Mary became parents of Thomas, William, Judith (Julie) and Sarah (Sally). We have no information on the passing of Mary but on July 1, 1807, Elijah gave bond for his marriage to Barbara Lancy. They were married on July 5, 1807.

The same year he married Mary Taylor (1800), the roster of the 28th regiment of Mason and Bracken Counties Militia showed him as an Ensign. He was later promoted to Lieutenant and then to Captain. This early militia, established when Kentucky became a state in 1792, was active, intermittently, until after the war of 1812. In its early days, it was often referred to as the "cornstalk" militia, because of the shortage of guns for drill, so cornstalks were carried by some of the men.
(Ray Mastin)

He came from Spotsylvania County, VA, and arrived in Mason County, KY, about the same time the famous Rev. Lewis Craig arrived with his traveling Baptist Church from Spotsylvania County, VA. Also, he settled on land described as being in Clark's Run and bounded by Pummel Creek. This is very close to where Rev. Lewis Craig settled and built his historic church. At death, he left one hundred and fifty (150) acres to his wife, Barbara, for her lifetime. His other assets were sold and the cash divided between his children. His son Samuel stayed on the farm with his mother and managed it until her death, at which time he inherited the farm.

The farm on the other side of Pummel Creek was that of the Rev. Robert Hill, the father-in-law of his daughter Mary.

His will was proved during the November 1847 Court.
Family links: 
  Mary Taylor Mastin (1776 - 1806)
  Barbara Lancy Mastin (1787 - 1862)
  Sarah Mastin Pope (1802 - 1869)*
  Judith Mastin Pope (1806 - ____)*
  Mary A Mastin Insko (1808 - 1884)*
  Benjamin Franklin Mastin (1813 - 1888)*
  Elizabeth Matilda Mastin Insko (1818 - 1881)*
  Nancy Jane Mastin Poe (1823 - 1923)*
  Samuel Emberry Mastin (1828 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship
Salem Ridge Cemetery
Mason County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Sue McDuffe:)
Record added: Oct 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99257556

- Sue McDuffe:)
 Added: Oct. 20, 2012

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