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Reuben Benjamin Mason Family, Fairfield County, SC
I am looking for record or info on my gggrandparents Reuben(Benjamin) Mason and Louise/Louisa Jackson of Winnsboro township of Fairfield County, SC 1870-1880.They both were born in VA.My ggggrandmother, Reuben's mother was a Catawba Indian princess (dark skin) who fled from Upstate New York to Virgina(and due to Indian uprising)left for Fairfield County,SC with Reuben(Benjamin)and other Children.Reuben was part Scott-Irish and a shoe cobbler/carpenter.He and Louisa Jackson were parents of daughter Frances Mason age 18 in 1870, and sons Julian Sylvanus Mason age 16 in 1870,and John, and James Mason.Reuband later spent time on the Catawba Indian Reservation in Rockhill, SC. with his Mother Rev. Julian Sylvanus Mason married Mary Pierson Watts of Winnsboro, also had half brothers named Lum Wells,Moses Wells, Henry Wells.If anyone has knowledge when Frances Mason got married, or know of any offsprings from she or Rev.Julian Sylvanus Mason other than my Grandfather James Henry Mason,or my Uncle John Moses Mason, please respond.
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