thank you joseph for the informationi know that mason box was gg greatgrand father and that hiram a box was my g grandfather hiram son was william mason my grand father. now all the names fit i always throught that the a in hiram's name was abraham also hiram had a son named robert and john. so they just kept all the names in the family. thanks again if you can tell me any thing more about the family i would so appreciate it.sandra box johnston. my email is email@example.com.