Researching - John Jerome Mastin, b. 1830, came to Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO prior to the Civil War and operated the "MastinBank" in KCMO. After the Civil War all the four surviving brothers moved from Tennessee to KCMO. The brothers include: John Jerome Mastin, Reuben F. Mastin, Thomas Hoyl Mastin, David Clark Mastin((Wm Wheeler, decd)).
Two brothers, JJM and THM, married the "Harris sisters." Several of the brothers and nephews and nieces were prominent in KCMO business and politics. Later Thomas A.J. Mastin was the JACOMO county prosecutor in the early 1900's. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
JJM's father, Thomas White Mastin b. 1799, from Virginia settled near Athens, McMinn Co., TN in the early 1800's. Thomas W.'s wife was Jemima Hoyle, daughter of Rev/Dr. John Hoyle of NC.All of TWM's sons served for the Confederacy in the Civil War.
Current research includes: MASTIN: William, Maj. Reuben, Thomas W., David C., John Jerome-TN, Thomas Hoyle-TN, Thomas AJ-TN, George W.; VA, S.C., TN, MO; 1700s - 1800s WHITMAN: Alfred E.; Independence, MO; 1800s, LEWIS: Rev. John W., Joel, John; South Carolina; 1700-1800s HOYLE: Lt. John, John, Jemima; North Carolina, TN; 1700s-1800s HEIL: Jurgen, Michael, Jurgen III, Adam, Pieter; Germany; 1500s-1700s EARLE: John, Samuel I, Samuel II, Samuel III, Judge Baylis, Samuel M., Sarah Maria; Virginia; 1600-1700s,