This record of our listed knowledge
of one branch of the Wasson family is written solely for interested
members of the
clan with the hopes that some will want to continue this search through
1700’s to an immigrant ancestor who may have settled in the
hill country of
Pennsylvania. A few
years later part of
the family went to Southwest Virginia where some left records in
The Wasson Reunion with its annual reports of births, marriages, and deaths has reached a portion of the family. Each group is urged to keep in a well-organized way regular accounts of dates and places. The older generation who may be fortunate enough to have in their care the old family Bibles, know the value of preserving these records. To the younger generation who have moved away, it is equally important that you keep these accounts of the homes you have established.
An expression of thanks is due the great uncles and aunts
– the children of John A. Wasson – who years ago
gave information of their families. Equally
appreciated are the responses from many cousins living from coast to
coast and overseas as they tell of their work, of their activities in
the community, and of the educational progress of their children.
There has been no intention to slight anyone.
Some records have been more available than others of
families living at a distance. Any
additions or corrections will be gratefully accepted if mailed to Mrs.
Frank S. Gray, 626 South McKinley,
John Wasson, the father of John Addison Wasson, was born
in North Carolina on August 4, 1776 and died in Rhea County, Tennessee
on December 3, 1850.1
About 1801 in Anderson County, Tennessee he married Vesta Zippora
England, the daughter of John and Zippora
England. According to family
maiden name was Choate. The
<!--[if !supportLists]-->1. <!--[endif]-->Federal Census 1850, Rhea C., Tenn., p278, #131-2 for the Edward England Wasson household with wife, 5 children and John Wasson, age 74, b. NC & William Wasson, age 21, b. TN. Dates used here are given by some Tennessee Wassons and do not agree with the biography for John A. Wasson in Johnson, Massac, Pope, Hardin Cos., IL, Chicago Biographic Publishing Co., 1893 which gives the father of John A. Wasson as a ‘native of East Tennessee’ born 1769, died 1847.
<!--[endif]-->Pollyanna Creekmore, Early
<!--[if !supportLists]-->3. <!--[endif]-->Ibid, No. 23, 1951, pp. 127 – 128.
In 1808 John Wasson, his wife and
two or three children were located in the newly formed
In pursuance of laws in such cases
made and provided I have surveyed for John Wasson 187 acres claimed and
held by right of improvement occupancy and preemption.
Beginning black oak and hickory William Johnstons 3rd
corner, The 80 E 60 poles post oak
Surveyor 4th Dist.
Young settlers were expected to
serve in the militia, help maintain the roads, etc.
Neighbors helped with the surveying of these new lands by
serving as sworn chain carriers. John
Wasson took his turn as SCC for his neighbors, Elias Ferguson1
and for Alexander Ferguson.2
There were other Wasson families in
In 1823 John Wasson was a taxable in Capt.
The county court minutes began in the year 1829 and show
that John Wasson was an honorable and trusted citizen with several
terms of jury service. He was
<!--[if !supportLists]-->4. <!--[endif]-->Ibid, Vol. Pp. 34, 93, 132, 202, 234.
No census for
CHILDREN OF JOHN AND VESTA ZIPPORA (
Polly or Mary –
Edward England - b.
3. Sarah (Sally) - b. 12 DEC 1805 d. ?, MO
m. 19 APR 1831, Rev.
George Washington -
Alexander F. -
Joseph England - b.
8. Elizabeth (Betsy) – b. 3 DEC 1815 d. ?, MO
m. 26 DEC 1836, Thomas Atchley
Louisa Adeline -
m. ?, Eli Gibson, Barry or Laurence Co., MO
10. John Addison -
m. MAY 1847, Martha Hall
Serena Levina -
15. William - b. 15 DEC 1828 d. 1882 (moved to IL 1862)
m. 20 DEC 1854,
Vesta Zippora -
John, son of Susannah (
Record and Pension Office,
<!--[if !supportLists]-->4. <!--[endif]-->Betty (Dean) Jones has her great-grandfather John A. Wasson’s well-written book of Birth Record stubs. Marlo Wasson gave Dr. John A. Wasson’s crude medical instruments to Dr. Barbara (Wasson) Thulin on her graduation from medical school. Barbara is Dr. John’s great-great-granddaughter.
<!--[endif]-->Johnson, Massac, Pope
John A. Wasson died
<!--[if !supportLists]-->1. <!--[endif]-->Social Brethren History 1867 – 1967, p. 14
2. John Franklin, q.v.
3. Joseph Norval - b. 12 DEC 1843 died in infancy
4. William Leander - b. 9 APR 1847 died in infancy
Martha Elizabeth -
m. ?, John W. Mott
m. ?, Mr. Burklow
John A. Mott, 11 OCT1867 –
Lillie, Mina (Sis), Reynolds, Dorotha,
Charles Wesley 1881 – 1963 or 4
And 1 more
Edward Columbus -
7. William Carroll, q.v.
8. Sarah Elmira -
Jeremiah Williams of
Had a store near
Children - Arthie married Jim Bugg
Charlie had son Ross
(names not known of 3)
Sarah Lou, b. 1882
a son Algie L. b. 1885
9. Julia Ann Isabelle
?, John D. Gibbons of Saline
<!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->Children - Anna, died March 16, 1959, married Louis Milligan, Lucian, Andy, __________ married Ray Berry, Effie, married Dick Beale, Cora, married Eddie Beale, Vesta, married Quest, Michigan.
ABOVE COPIED DIRECTLY FROM BOOK
10. Charles Fletcher - b.
11. Andrew Jackson - b.
12. Clement Leonidas Valandingham - b.
13. Amanda Jane -
m. ?, Robert Williams, brother of Jeremiah
Children – Ida married Ward Shewmaker
Bertha married Ezra Moran
Willie Williams, whose widow married Ward Fulkerson
14. David McCellan (Mac) - b.
15. Clara Malinda -
b. 21 APR 1869 d.
26 APR 1869 brd.
16. Lora Edwin -
m. ?, W. Millard Wallace
m. ?, Seamon Butler
b.11 MAY 1896 d.
m. ? Herman Bramlet
Oma E. b. 15 MAY 1892 d. ?
m. ?, Rex Karnes
Otis E. b.
m. ?, Myrtle Mills
Fern M. - b.
m. ?, Earl Whitler
ALEXANDER ELIHU WASSON
Alexander Elihu Wasson, son of John
Addison and Elizabeth M. (Nelson) Wasson, was born
CHILDREN OF ALEX & MARY WASSON
1. Infant son -
a blacksmith of
married secondly Agness
Elizabeth Hart, a daughter of Martin M. and Mary (Morris) Hart from
CHILDREN OF ALEX & AGNESS WASSON
3. Mary Amanda -
?, Will Trammel of
4. Joseph Burton - b. 1874 d. OCT 1904
m. Lura Wallace, sister of Millard.
Children – Bryan, Velma Bennett, Lula DeNeal
5. Martha M. - b. ? d. ?
m. ?, Pat Williams, a teacher
6. Daidy Belle -
m. ?, Walter Williams, a teacher and brother of Pat.
7. Holly Maybel -
m. ?, Henry Thompson
8. Stella V. -
?, Arthur Miller, who died
9. Sophia E. -
m. ?, Fred Mounts (Mounce)
10. Bertha A. -
m. ?, Harry Tucker
11. Harriett Elmina - b.? d. ?
12. John Marshall -
13. Alex Milo -
b. 1 DEC 1878 d.
From September, 1861 until July, 1865 Alex was a member of
Co. K, 1st Illinois Light Brigade under Capt.
Franklin and Capt Smith. He was a
farmer and stock grower on 237 acres, Twp. 11, R. 7,
JOHN FRANKLIN WASSON
John Franklin Wasson,
son of John Addison and Elizabeth Malvina
(Nelson) Wasson, was born
CHILDREN OF JOHN & JANE WASSON
1. Alexander Reed (Bob) - q.v.
2. George Adison – q.v.
4. Charlie Marshall – q.v.
5. James Richard – q.v.
6. Mary Amanda
m. 25 DEC 1889, Jesse Tinnen
Children – 1. Maude 1891-1894
After his death she
married Will Cole and lived in
m. ?, Will Cole
Children – 1. Velma Cole married Ed Shaner of NJ
2. Billie Cole Married Jerry Bacon,
7. Harriett Almira (Hattie) -
b. 3 APR 1873 d.
1. Freda, married Bertis
2. Mary, married Fred Lindsay, graduate of Northwestern
and M.A. S.I.U a teacher,
3. Richard, deceased
4. Jane Norman, deceased
8. Johnny -
9. Martha Eliza Jane-
m. ?, Dan Seten
Children – Harry, deceased
10. Lucy Moranda -
m. ?, Will Hainlin, no children
11. Olive May -
b. 22 DEC 1882 d.
m. ?, Ed Qualkinbush
Children - 1. Barbara Jane Trimble
2. John Edward, Chicago
m. ?, Grace _________, no children
In US Navy
ALEXANDER REED (BOB) WASSON
Alexander Reed (Bob) Wasson was born
CHILDREN OF BOB AND MOLLIE WASSON
1. John Cleveland -
2. Hugh Franklin -
3. Lloyd Arthur -
m. ?, Onie
Child – Caroline Joyce married Ed Waters: Michael Lee and Jennifer
4. Eliza Ann - b. 25 MAY 1890 d. 24 DEC 1903
5. Carl Ervin – q.v.
6. Earl Erwin – q.v.
7. Cora Jane -
Children - 1. Georgia Jane Harris, married Thurman English
2. Bill Franklin Harris, married Katie Korb
8. Hattie Elizabeth -
9. Robbie A. -
Bob Wasson married 2nd
wife, Louie (Dickison)
10. A.R. -
d. 18 APR 1948,
11. Eva Irene -
b. 1909 d.
1914, buried at
Bob, Louie, and Bob’s third wife, Minnie Mae Figh, are also buried at Sunset Hill.
CARL ERVIN WASSON
Carl Ervin Wasson, son of Bob & Mollie Wasson, was
1. Robert –
2. Ralph –
3. Eva Lorene – b. 12 MAY 1916 d. ? m. ?, Herman Dowdy; Doris Jeane married Jonah Lee Reynolds, Shirley Ann married Charles Haneys, Darrell, Leo.
4. Mary Elizabeth
EARL ERWIN WASSON
Earl Erwin Wasson, son of Bob & Mollie (Gray)
Wasson, was born 21 DEC 1894, married
1. Hattie Lucille – b.
Putkick; Bill Putnick b. 24 DEC 1952
2. Erwin Eugene
3. Wilma Nell
4. John Reed Wasson
GEORGE ADISON WASSON
Wasson, son of John Franklin & Jane (Smoot) Wasson, was born
CHILDREN OF GEORGE AND ELLEN WASSON
1. Wiley Howard
?, Carrie Eskew
2. Thurman Franklin – q.v.
3. Elsie DeBeulah -
b. 9 APR 1891 d.
m. ?, Arthur Allen; Neva Pauline married David Sadler, Sybil Wylodene married Ed Penrod
4. Ruth Naomi -
b. 9 APR 1891 d.
m. ?, Gilbert Estes (d. 1918); Chester Gilbert Estes married Jewel Duke, Velma Ruth Estes married Elmo Kuppart. Ruth Wasson Estes married 2nd Henry Gates (d. 1948) in 1922. They had George William who died in infancy and DeBeulah Gertrude Gates who married George Lindsay in 1950. Ruth married 3rd Hugh Jackson.
6. Ernest Dewey – q.v.
7. Cressie Evert – q.v.
8. Gertrude Blanche - b. 29 APR 1905 at Ingram Hill d. ?
THURMAN FRANKLIN WASSON
Thurman Franklin Wasson, son of George Adison & Sarah Ellen (Sollars) Wasson, was born
CHILDREN OF THURMAN AND VERA (BAKER) WASSON
1.Norman Eugene -
b. 7 DEC 1922 at
m. 1946, Mary John of Equality, IL, a teacher
children – Debra Ann and Lisa
2. Sara Catherine - b. 12 APR 1924 d. ?
m. ?, Thurman McGee
children – Sharon, Karen Sue, and Thurman Edward
3. Julia Margarette - b. 5 DEC 1926 d. ?
m. ?, John Brown
children – Charles Eugene and John Frank
4. Ella Ruth -
m. ?, John McGill
children – Charles Eugene and John Frank
5. T.F., Jr. -
m. 23 APR 1955, Carol Maylie; no children
6. Elsie Sue -
7. John Claude - b. 13 APR 1933 d. ? Not married
8. George Wiley -
m. ?, Evelyn Hancock
child – Pamela
9. Gerald Edward -
m. 21 DEC 1958, Nancy Fulkerson
child – Ellen Gayle, graduate of SIU
10. Frances Jane -
children – Russell Brett Hancock and Tad Hancock
Jane has a Master’s degree and teaches.
Earl Dale -
m. ?, Lynn Taylor
child – Julie Beth
Was a high school athlete, A.B. SIU, graduate work
Clyde Wasson, son of George & Ella Wasson, was
1. Mary Evelyn - b. 20 APR 1920 d. 4 APR 1922
2. Baby Wasson - b. 17 APR 1922 d. 17 APR 1922
Baby Wasson -
Barbara Lee -
Earned a degree from SIU and then
took her medical librarian work in
ERNEST DEWEY (BILL) WASSON
Ernest Dewey Wasson, son of George & Ella Wasson,
CHILDREN OF BILL AND
George Dewey -
2. Willard Lloyd - b. 16 MAY 1923 d. ?
m. ?, Jerry Hamilton; has 2 sons
Made a career in US Navy
Bobby Wayne -
Olive Eloise -
m. ?, Norman Mossberger
children – 2 sons & 1 daughter
Howard Lee -
Reta Joann -
m. 26 APR 1953, Carroll Fritts
7. Lindell Gene - b. 14 MAY 1937 d. ?
8. Emily Janice - b. 26 DEC 1939 d. ?
Wasson, son of George & Ella Wasson, was born 17 DEC 1900 at
Ingram Hill, southeast of
CHILDREN OF CRESSIE AND IRENE WASSON
Billy Duane -
m. ?, Nancy Roberson
children – Deniece, Sharon Irene, and Tammy Sue
Carolyn Jean -
m. ?, James Davis
child – Rebecca Sue Davis b. 1952
CHILDREN OF SHERMAN AND ELLA WASSON
Ethel Jane -
m. ?, Samuel Bleeker Totten
child – Sherman Wasson Arthur Totten, b. 21 APR 1914,
Lura Clementine -
b. 4 DEC 1890
m. ?, _________ Ward
m. ?, Minnie Morton
child – Marian Elizabeth born in 1920
<!--[if !supportLists]-->1. <!--[endif]-->Reece Perry – q.v. (Spelled Reese in rest of book)
<!--[endif]-->James Richard -
<!--[endif]-->Emmalou - b.
m. ?, _________ Newberry
child – Mary Lou
Hershal Haline -
Boyd Oliver -
m. ?, Elva Lenhart and divorced in 1940; no children
Gladys Lue -
child – Jack Terry Hester
CHILDREN OF SHERMAN AND ANNA WASSON
1. Paul Wiley – q.v.
Alice Mae -
m. ?, Ted Riemp
children – David and Celia
Live in CA.
REESE PERRY WASSON
Reese Perry Wasson, son of Sherman & Ella Wasson, was born in Pope County, IL on 4 MAR 1895, and died in Snowflake, AZ on 18 APR 1969. He married Priscilla Willis, daughter of John Henry and Fanny Jane (Roundy) Willis. Reese and Priscilla were married while he was in service in WWI. Priscilla and this large family are Latter Day Saints. Reese made good furniture for western motels and resorts. Their eight children, thirty-five grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren honored them for their golden wedding anniversary with a reception at Snowflake Ward Cultural Hall.
CHILDREN OF REESE AND PRISCILLA WASSON
Pauline Opal -
m. 4 MAY 1939, Ross Hunt in
children – Larry Ross married toWanda Williams; Manita, married David Towells; Janice, Rosalie, Lynn, Lloyd Wasson, Eldon, Susanna, and Cindy
2. Paul Willis – q.v.
3. John Henry – q.v.
Ella Mae -
children – Reece Douglas and Maxine Joyce
Ruby Jane - b.
m. 26 DEC 1942 to
– Steven Lawrence and Beverly Jane born in
Frances Loraine - b.
children – David Howard, Ramona Dawn, Gwendolyn, Lewis Duane, Priscilla Fern, Frances Maureen, Edith Jane, Charlene Gayle
7. David Ross – q.v.
Vincent Lewis -
PAUL WILLIS WASSON
Paul Willis Wasson, son of Reece and Priscilla (Willis)
Wasson, was born
1. See LIFE Magazine,
CHILDREN OF PAUL AND RUTH WASSON
Ronald Paul -
Dennis Reed -
Wesley Bruce -
JOHN HENRY WASSON
John Henry Wasson, son of Reece & Priscilla
Wasson, was born 23 APR 1923 in Snowflake, AZ and died
CHILDREN OF JOHN HENRY AND RUBY WASSON
Johnny Lee -
CHIDREN OF JOHN AND MARY ANN WASSON
John Joseph (Joey)- b.
Melinda Susan -
DAVID ROSS WASSON
David Ross Wasson, son of Reece
& Priscilla (Willis) Wasson, was born
CHILDREN OF ROSS AND VIRGINIA WASSON
David Randall -
b. 17 APR 1954 at
Brenda Marie -
b. 8 DEC 1956 at
CHILDREN OF SHERMAN AND RUTH WASSON
Michael Wiley -
b. 9 APR 1955 at
Mark Sherman -
PAUL WILEY WASSON
Paul Wiley Wasson, son of Wiley Sherman Wasson and his
second wife, Mrs. Anna (Rynearson)
Moore Wasson, was born
CHILDREN OF PAUL AND KATHLEEN WASSON
Jonnie Paul -
Linda Kay - b.
Paula Marie -
CHARLIE MARSHALL WASSON
Charlie Marshall Wasson, son of John Franklin &
Jane (Smoot) Wasson, was born
Charlie’s first business venture was with a
junkyard, but in 1905 with four Harrisburg men he opened a small mine
southwest of Harrisburg.1
In 1906 he organized the Wasson Coal Company and 10 years
later opened another mine – a story told by a niece, Mary
Norman Lindsay, in a chapter on coal mining in Saline County.
Later he became interested in banking, in a glass company
As a successful businessman he was generous in his support
<!--[if !supportLists]-->1. <!--[endif]-->Saline County Historical Society, Saline County – A Century of History 1847-1947, pp213, 214, 215, 221.
LORAN ARTHUR WASSON
Loran Arthur Wasson, the only child of Charlie Marshall
& Lucy (Baker) Wasson, was born in 1893 in
CHILDREN OF LORAN AND WILMA WASSON
1. Olive Louise - b. 8 APR 1921 d. ?
child – Robert
Graduate of Northwestern University.
Special reading teacher in
Barbara Jane -
children – Lauren Alice, Lucy Ann, and Andres William
MD degree from
Carolyn Mildren -
?, John Douglas, who is connected with
Children – Stephanie Sue,
Graduate of Southern
JAMES RICHARD WASSON
James Richard Wasson, son of John
Franklin and Jane (Smoot) Wasson, was born
CHILDREN OF RICHARD AND CHARLOTTE WASSON
Wilma Jeannette - b.
2 DEC 1905 in
2. Franklin Ertel
3. James Milton – q.v.
Elsie Loraine -
She graduated from
5. Louis Gerald – q.v.
Charlie Everett -
b. 21 APR 1914 at
child – Charles
Allen working on Doctor’s in psychiatry,
7. Jesse Richard – q.v.
8. Wilbur George – q.v.
Charlotte Eleanor - b.
children – Karen married
Fred Harris in
Jo Ann -
m. ?, Michael P.E. Hoyt
children – Reed, Phelps, a daughter Scot, and Evans
JAMES MILTON WASSON
James Wasson, son of J. Richard & Charlotte
Wasson, was born in
CHILDREN OF JAMES AND HELEN WASSON
Richard Zwayer Wasson
m. ?, Adele (Ibold)
children – Peter James, Michael Clark, and Richard William
He is president of Aircoa Manufacturers of Acu-Park, is on the Cook County Police Force, is a Mason , and a Shriner.
Judith Ann - b.
LOUIS GERALD WASSON
Louis Wasson, son of Richard & Charlotte Wasson,
was born 13 APR 1912 in
CHILDREN OF LOUIS AND ELSIE (WOOD) WASSON
m. ?, Jeffrey L. Blom
Val has a degree from
3. James Richard - b? d. in infancy
John Wood -
JESSE RICHARD WASSON
Jesse Richard Wasson, son of Richard & Charlotte
Wasson, was born
CHILDREN OF JESSE AND FRANCES WASSON
1.Cheryl Rae - b. 3 APR 1945 d. ?
m. ?, Garrett Wilkinson children - Sierra and Garth
Donna Ann -
m. ?, Edmund Lennington child – Michelle
3. Franklin Ertel - b. 8 APR 1952 d. ?
m. ?, Katie Brinkley child – Michael Todd
Jed Ross -
WILBUR GEORGE WASSON
Wilbur Wasson, son of Richard & Charlotte Wasson,
CHILDREN OF WILBUR AND IRENE WASSON
1. Rita Jeanne - b. 8 DEC 1946 d. ?
She graduated from the
2. Gregory Louis - b. 24 DEC 1948 d. ?
He graduated from
Jann Maurine -
She graduated from
Wilbur Gordon -
Philip Sarver -
WILLIAM CARROLL WASSON
William Carroll Wasson, farmer and trader of Polk
Precinct, was born in
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND MARY WASSON
Edward Wasson - b.
m. ?, Onie Fulkerson
children – 1. Flossie (Wasson) b. ? d. ? m. 1st Huston Rector, 2nd Mr. Gibson
married 2nd Tom Storey. She
2. Oscar Wasson - b. ? d. ? not married
wife was Martha Story, who was born 16 APR 1854 in
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND MARTHA WASSON
Minnie Ann Wasson – b.
m. ?, James Lewis Fulkerson
children – Lewis Ross Fulkerson married Juanita Sheeley. Tessa married Earl J. Estes.
Claudia May -
m. ?, Joe M. Rumsey; one son
Rosa Edwine -
m. ?, Julius Sutherland; son Carroll Wilburn (1908-1915)
Prudy Wasson -
?, 1st Guy Randolph; son Harry
(1909-1910) buried at
7. Sepa Wasson - b. ? d.?
m. ?, 1st Paul Allard, 2nd Harry Storey
children – son Harry Gene Storey killed in WWII, daughter Iverne married George Kovacs
8. Ruby Wasson - b. ? d. ?
m. ?, Dr. Claude Durfee; son Charles Wasson Durfee
9. Ross Wasson -
children – Welda
(1917-1939) married Max Wall, no children. Gene
married Ruth Schwieger,
CHARLES FLETCHER WASSON
Charles Fletcher Wasson was born 27
DEC 1858 in
Martha (Hall) Wasson. He married
Elizabeth Sollars, the
daughter of Frederick Sollars
(1822-1873) and Adaline
CHILDREN OF CHARLES FLETCHER AND ELIZABETH WASSON
1. John Alexander -
2. Martha Adaline
10 MAY 1878 d.
m. 27 DEC 1901, Sidney F. Davidson
children – Earl Davidson departed. Charles Edwin
3. Sarah Wilburn -
4. David Cyrus – q.v.
children – Guy Everett, Dallas, Gladys, Edna, Otho Fletcher,
In 1950 Dorcus married J. D. Austin.
Sophia Mae (birth record gives Effie May) – b.
children – Charles
Everett, Mary Elizabeth married George Huffman, Nadine married Paul
Jones, Wanda Lee married Gerald Mayo, lived in
Lillie Dell -
children – Charles Wasson
Black, James Corwin, Mary Elizabeth married Jasper D. Baker, Ruth
married Maurice Evans and lives
8. James Roy – q.v.
9. Charles Ray – q.v.
William Douglas Bryan – b.
Clement Carroll - b.
children – Charles Earl Williams, Marilou Williams married Jerry Baker
DAVID CYRUS WASSON
David Cyrus Wasson, son of Charles Fletcher &
Wasson, was born
CHILDREN OF DAVID AND STELLA (JOHNSON) WASSON
1. Charles Alphonzo – q.v.
Eunice L. -
Jamesena M. -
David C., Jr. -
6. Glen Rex – q.v.
Mona and Bernice died in infancy.
CHARLES ALPHONZO WASSON
Charles A. Wasson, son of David Cyrus & Stella
(Johnson) Wasson, was born
CHILDREN OF CHARLES A. WASSON
Billie June Dobyns
Michael Marcus - b.
child - David Michael born 13 APR 1971
Patrick David -
b. 12 DEC 1957,
Charlene Miro -
GLENARD REX (GLEN REX) WASSON
Rex Wasson, son of
David C. & Stella (Johnson) Wasson, was born at
CHILDREN OF REX AND HELEN WASSON
Laura Ellen -
Barbara Ann -
JAMES ROY WASSON
James Roy Wasson, a retired barber,
CHILDREN OF ROY AND LILLIE WASSON
1. James Alfred – q.v.
2. Charles Uriah – q.v.
JAMES ALFRED WASSON
James Alfred Wasson, son of Roy
& Lillie (Belford) Wasson was born near Lusk,
CHILDREN OF ALFRED AND SYLVALENA WASSON
1. Melba Jane - b.
Barbara Ann -
Yvonne – b.
children: Hayley, Chip, Lauren
2. Paul Wesley – b.
3. Jillian Rae – b. m. Jeremy
Diane & Sid both served in US Army. Sid is a Mason.
3. Mary Elizabeth – b. 9 DEC 1958 m. Walter Dietrich Siemsglusz,
children: Whitney, Weston, Trey
Lee – b.
children: Joshua, Krystal, Kimberly, Jake
Randall (Bo)– b.
children: Keith, Ryan, Kayla, A.J.
Bo is a Mason.
Barbara is an Eastern Star and Paul is a Mason and an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Una Janeine -
children: 1. Deborah
Lea – b.
Served in US Army. Now
a jr. high art teacher,
2. Matthew Tod
– b. 11 JUN 1967, Phoenix, AZ
m. 17 MAR 1991,
Rebecca Suzanna Pleshae Morris (Beki), daughter of Mack
& Ann Morris of Galatia, IL, at Bethesda Church, Pope Co., IL.
(The first known couple to marry at
Sean Patrick Mitchell – b.
Tod is a Mason and former Marine.
Now works for Dover Enterprises,
3. Timothy Jon
Jon Mitchell – b.
Tim is a Mason and a US Army veteran of both Desert Storm and
Operation Iraqi Freedom. Now works for Illinois Department of
Corrections & is an Army reservist.
Janeine worked with
4. Roy Dale - b. 15 APR 1945
children: 1. Roy Dale Jr. - b.
2. Warren Royce –
Katherine Elizabeth – b.
4. James Robert – b.
5. Heather Bryanna – b.
James Anson (Jim) - b.
children: 1. James Andrew (Andy)
Andy served in US Navy and is a Mason.
children: Linsey, Adam, Seth,
2. David Brett – b.
David served in US Navy.
3. Phillip Roy – b. 31 MAY 1973 m.
Philip served in US Army.
m. 2nd Robin
4. Jeremy – b.
5. Nicole (Nikki) – b.
Jim was a Mason and was retired from the US Navy as an air traffic controller.
CHARLES URIAH WASSON
son of Roy & Lillie Wasson, was born 12 DEC 1915 in
CHILDREN OF CHARLES AND HELEN WASSON
Judith Rae - b.
children: 1. Steven
Bradley – b.
2. Brian Keith – b.
She graduated from SIU in education
& has retired from teaching in the
Jane Ellen (Janie) – b.
CHARLES RAY WASSON
Charles Ray Wasson, son of Charles F. & Elizabeth (Sollars) Wasson, was born
CHILDREN OF CHARLES RAY AND CALLA WASSON
b. 13 APR 1916,
?, John Albritton
they live in
child: John married Sharon Odell on
2. Irene - b. 13 APR 1916, twin of Pauline d. ?
m. ?, Virgil Bodeen
children: Diana Bodeen married Steven Fairfield. Virgil Duane Bodeen, A.B.
SIU 1962 & married Dianna. Donna BodeenWalton graduated from
SIU in 1970.
3. Charles Samuel - b. ? d.?
4. Betty Jean - b. ? d. ?
m. ?, Robert Martin
ANDREW JACKSON (JACK) WASSON
Andrew Jackson Wasson, son of John A. & Martha
(Hall) Wasson, was born
CHILDREN OF JACK AND ELLEN WASSON
1. Luther – q.v.
2. Marlo – q.v.
3. Eva - b. ? 1894 d. ?
children: 1. Nina Reed married Cletus King. 2. Glenn Reed.
4. Roland - b. ? 1897 d. ?
m. ?, Prudy Gillum
children: Pauline Lando and Helen Roten
5. Iva M. - b. ? died in infancy
? 1902 d.
m. ?, 1st Walter Ziegler and had a son, Ralph, who married Vera Sommers.
2nd John Gillum and had daughter Mary Jane Gillum.
7. Arrell – q.v.
8. Nora - b. ? 1906 d. 20 DEC 1966
m. ?, 1st Earl Kuppart and had son, Marlo Lee. 2nd Ira Smith.
9. Ottis – q.v.
Ottis remembers his father as tall, 6’11” and weighing 185 lbs, well-built and standing straight. Jack was a Democrat and a Southern Baptist, a farmer and a carpenter. Ellen was a hard-shelled Baptist.
Luther Wasson, the eldest child of Andrew Jackson (Jack)
and Mary Ellen (Hathaway) Wasson, was born
Luther’s second wife was Ora
St. John, daughter of John & Della (
CHILDREN OF LUTHER AND ORA (ST.JOHN) WASSON
m. ?, Leon Shelton
children: Sandra, Brenda, Jennie, David
Mary Helen -
m. ?, Robert Tretter; no children
3. Jack Oral – q.v.
4. Alva Vernon – q.v.
5. John Franklin – q.v.
m. 20 SEP 19__, Charles Womack, a graduate of SIU & a math teacher, at
children: Tracy Lynn, Christopher, Michael Andrew