Looking for descendents of the following family:
Filed claim on 10-17-1871 for loses of 3 mules, 1 horse,
400 bushels of corn, 500 head of cabbage, 2 sheep, 3000
fence rails et. Property was taken 12-10-1863 by troops of Eli Long Union Cavalry in Cherokee Co NC. Witnesses were William Mason (son), and Charley M. Mason (brother).He claimed that he was 56 years old from 4-1-1860 to 6-1865 and that he lived on the farm of Alloway Strange, Brasstown Creek, Hiwassee River. Proof #8599 and #43681.
According to the census of 1860 he was 45 and was born in Burke Co NC.
His wife was born in Wilkes Co NC. He had eight children born in Cherokee Co
His oldest child was Jane Mason age 18. I believe that Austin had another brother named John. John also had a
farm on the Hiawassee River. Other families with farms
assoicated with the Masons are Fain and Harshaw.
Would like to correspond/exchange information with anyone who may have information about this family.