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Guiseppe "Joe" Masonia

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Guiseppe "Joe" Masonia

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 1:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smith, Masonia
We are working on the Masonia line from Lauderdale County, Alabama. Joe as he was called, Masonia was an immigrant from Italy that worked as a stone mason on the dam(s). We know that he married Mary Jane Smith, daughter of George Washington Smith and Sarah Margaret Harrison Smith. They supposedly married sometime before 1869. Their oldest living daughter was Margaret "Maggie" A Smith who married Benjamin Franklin "River Ben" Thigpen. We have it on authority that he died in May 1880 and is buried in the Hardin Cemetery in Killen, Lauderdale, Alabama. He lived in the Center Star area. At the time of his death he is reported to have lived in the area for four years. We would love someone to do a look up on Joe in the wonderful Lauderdale Library and see if they can find any additional records on him and his family. His son Auz "Os" Weekly Masonia is the descendent of this line that I am working on for my husband's family members.

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