This is a strech. I am researching John Masters born abt 1842-1845, and a son from his second? wife, Lizzie. They were in Thornton,Limestone County, Texas page 281B in 1880. (From www.familysearch.org) There are two children listed, Charlie Masters b. abt. 1872 TX and Edward Masters b. abt. 1876 TX. These children could be Lizzie's children, but I feel they are Jane and John's children, I couldn't find a John and Jane masters on the 1880 census. I couldn't find a death date or burial place for Jane. On one of the message boards, a person said that his grandfather, James Daniel Masters had an older half brother named Charles, and his parents were John Masters and Jane b. abt. 1847
The other children were Edward Masters b. abt 1876; Ella Masters b. abt. 1878 and Daniel Masters b. January 1880. James Daniel Masters was b. January 1880. All the children were born in Texas.
Also in Limestone Co TX 1880 Zelphia Masters age 65 (listed as a male, but I haven't seen the original) and a Thomas HARVISON age 20. Since he would have been born about 1860, I am thinking he could have been Jane HARBERSON'S young brother, and possibly lived with John and Jane until she died. If this is true, Zelphia may have been like a grandmother to him and he lived with Zelphia to help her.
I am just looking for more information about John (?J?) Masters and hopefully this will help me locate where he lived and came from.