Hannah A. McMasters, nee Russell, was born in the State of Vermont on June 8, 1806. She was married to Melvin McMasters March 13, 1825. He was born in Fairfax, Vt., Oct. 26, 1799. Their married life was blessed with six children--Moses Y., born Oct. 5, 1827, married, lives in Postville; Amanda, Aug. 22, 1829, married Julius C. Oliver, living in West Charleston, Vt.; Ellen, born July 15, 1831, lives in Grand Meadow Township; Charlotte, July 14, 1834 (now deceased); Harry J., Dec. 14, 1836, married, living in Northwood, Worth County, Iowa, and Josephine (deceased), born Sept. 9, 1839. Mr. and Mrs. McMasters came to Iowa in March, 1867, and settled on the farm where she now resides, on section 12, Grand Meadow Township. Mr. McMasters died Aug. 29, 1874. He was a kind and indulgent father and a generous, free-hearted man. In his death Clayton County lost one of her most respected citizens. The subject of this memoir owns 111 acres of good land and highly cultivated.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 831
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