This note pertains to Tehama County, CA, and its history.
Several days ago I read on the Masterson Forum that you responded to a 2003 posting of mine. I have not been able to check in to the forum for a long time, but I still need to know about William Franklin and Malinda Walker Collins Masterson and their family. I have some info on them, but other than a few of the children's names, all I could find out was "went out west!"
I am descended from William Franklin's twin brother, Robert Jackson Masterson (b June 25, 1836). The twin boys married the Collins twin sisters, Mary Wells and Malinda Walker. I am trying to find out something about the two ladies' parents and to gain as much geneaological knowledge as possible about Wm. and Malinda's descendants.
According to one source, William Franklin Masterson died in 1888 and is buried in the Golliher Cemetery in Cape Girardeau, MO, and she died in California on 12-24-1903. Is this accurate, and what information can you give me on the family's history in California.
I have their children as Wm J, David Eli, Addie, Cornelia J., Charles T. Anna, and Ivan Angus -- all Mastersons. I have checked the Tehama County Gen. page and cannot find a Masterson.