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Of Nodaway County Missouri

Dicey HAINEY, daughter of James F. HAINEY, Jr., and Rachel (SPEARS) HAINEY, married James L. LAMASTER July 7, 1867, in Nodaway County Missouri. The following list of their children and grandchildren was compiled from biographies, probate records of the estate of Milford HAINEY and the will and probate records of James Lamasters. All the children were born between 1867 and 1873.

Burial places of Dicey (Hainey) Lamaster and her children, William T. and Dicey, are not known. Dicey Hainey Lamaster died December 2, 1872.

The following is transcribed from the book, "A Biographical History of Nodaway and Atchison Counties Missouri, published Chicago, 1901.

"James L. LAMASTER, a descendant of an honored pioneer family and one of the leading farmers of Nodaway county, was born January 30, 1843, in Morgan county, Kentucky. He was a son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (WYERMAN) LAMASTER, both of Kentucky when married.

Elijah LAMASTER, the grandfather of our subject, was of French descent and was one of the early settlers of Kentucky. He was a very prominent man and was well liked by all who knew him. His children were: Benjamin, the father of our subject; Ambrose; William; Isaac; and Lewis, who moved to Missouri and then to California. Benjamin LAMASTER was reared in Kentucky, where he remained until after his marriage. After the fall of 1859, he settled in Andrew county, Missouri, where he rented a farm for two years. He then bought a farm, which he sold a few years later and moved to St. Joseph, Missouri, where he ran an express wagon until his death, which occurred in 1889. In politics he was a Republican. He married Elizabeth WYERMAN, a daughter of Jacob WYERMAN, a miller and farmer by occupation. Jacob WYERMAN died at the age of one hundred years and left as his children John, Elizabeth, Polly, Benjamin, Margaret, Jemima, Bunyon, William, James, Nancy, Jackson and Sarah. Mr. LAMASTER and his wife had eight children, namely: John, of Oklahoma; J. L., the subject of this sketch; Jemima, the wife of R. McMackin; Elizabeth, who married H. EDWARDS; Nancy J., the wife of John McCOY; Elijah, of Oklahoma; Melvina, the wife of F. HANKS; and William, of St. Joseph. Mr. LAMASTER was seventy-one years old at the time of his death, and his wife died at the age of seventy-three.

J. L. LAMASTER, whose name heads this sketch, was educated in the common schools of his native place. He moved from Kentucky to Missouri with his parents when fifteen years old, and grew up on the Platte purchase. He remained under the parental roof until he was of age, and in 1861 enlisted in Kimball's regiment of the state militia, serving six months. In August, 1864, he enlisted in the Forty-third Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, and was assigned to the western department. He did good service looking after government property and bushwhackers. A portion of his regiment was captured at the battle of Glasgow, but the company which Mr. Lamaster was in was not captured. He received an honorable discharge at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, and also his pay, June 30, 1865.

Returning to Andrew County, he resumed work on his father's farm until 1866, when he bought one hundred and sixty acres of land in Nodaway county. When he came to this county it was but sparsely settled and the land upon which he moved was but little improved, having nothing but a small log cabin on it. In 1867 he married and in 1868 sold this farm and bought an interest in the HAINEY place. He now owns one hundred and eighteen acres of this place, and on it he has built a comfortable home and commodious barns and outbuildings. He is a self-made man, having acquired all of his possessions by hard work and perseverance. He married Dicy C. HAINEY, who was born in Kentucky, a daughter of James F. HAINEY, who was one of the early settlers of the Platte purchase. He was a highly respected farmer. Our subject owns the old Hainey homestead. Mr. Hainey's children were: P. J., a prominent man of Barnard; Abigail, the wife of L. ADAMS; Harriet, the wife of F. M. WALL; Louisa, the wife of J. PULLY; Dicy, the wife of our subject; Milford; Lucinda, who married William T. McMAKIN; Nancy C., the wife of William SHEPHARD; and Samuel.

Mr. LAMASTER had four children by his first marriage, namely: Ida, who married B. GIFT; Mary M., the wife of H. LAMASTER; William T., deceased; Dicy, deceased. Mrs. LAMASTER died December 2, 1872. She was a consistent member of the Methodist church. Mr. LAMASTER remarried, January 1, 1874, when Mary A. HENDERSON, a daughter of Widows and Margaret (IRVIN) HENDERSON, became his wife. Widows HENDERSON, Mrs. Lamaster's grandfather, was a prominent physician and farmer of Ohio, where he owned large tracts of land. He was a Whig in politics, but during the Civil War became a Republican. He died in Andrew county, Missouri, where he settled on the Platte purchase. His children were Rebecca, Anna, Nelson, Noah, Sally, Abel, Katie, Widows, Gilford and Mary. Widows HENDERSON, a farmer was married, in Missouri, to Margaret IRVIN. They settled in Nodaway county in 1866. Mr. HENDERSON was a strong Republican and served in the state militia for six months during the Civil war. He died in Missouri in 1893, and his wife, who survives him, makes her home with a son in St. Joseph, though visiting among the other children very often. Margaret (IRVIN) HENDERSON was a daughter of Frank IRVIN, who was of Irish descent and a farmer of Tennessee. He reared a large number of children: Maskin, Hampton, Rachel, Cynthia, Betsy, Robert, Eliza, Margaret and James. The parents were members of the Christian church. Widows HENDERSON had six children, namely: E. W., a business man of St. Joseph, Missouri; Missouri J., the wife of J. M. MILLER; Mary A., the wife of our subject; Elizabeth, who married W. SHARP; Florence, who died young; and Dora C. These parents were also members of the Christian church.

Mr. Lamaster and his wife have four children, namely: John E., Walter S., James L. and Arlan R. Our subject receives a small pension."

James L. LAMASTER is buried at Weathermon Cemetery, near Barnard, Nodaway County Missouri. His tombstone is inscribed with the dates 1855 - 1922. These dates seem to be incorrect. An article in The Civil War and Nodaway County, lists his death date as August 19, 1921. His own biography lists his birth date as Jan 30, 1843. There are also stones at this cemetery for John E. LAMASTER - 1875-1918; and Gertrude LAMASTER - Feb 20, 1908/Nov 5, 1918. It is inscribed, "Our Darling." No information about this person. The only other information we have about the children of James Lamaster's second marriage is that the first name of James Luther Lamaster's wife was Gertrude, and that Arling R. Lamaster's wife was Amanda.

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