Hester Alice McROBIE (John William) was born in June of 1842 in Maryland. She died on 31 Jan 1911.

Hester married Joshua James MASON on 17 Jan 1861 in Allegany County, Maryland. Joshua was born on 5 May 1822 in Maryland. He died on 22 Jun 1906.

Joshua lived in Allegany County, Maryland. He was a Farm Laborer.

Hester and Joshua had the following children:
Mary Ellen MASON was born in 12 Nov 1861 in Maryland. She died 9 Nov 1930 in Terra Alta, Preston County, West Virginia. Mary never married or had children.
Nancy MASON was born in 1863 in Maryland.
John MASON was born in 23 Sep 1864 in Maryland.
Abraham Lincoln MASON was born in 1866 in Maryland.
Francis Thomas MASON was born in 1868 in Maryland.
Martha Jane MASON was born in 1870 in Maryland.
Laura Belle MASON was born in 1872 in Maryland.
Edward Ruthvin MASON was born in 1874 in Maryland.
Delilah MASON was born in 1877 in Maryland.
Sarah Anna MASON was born in 28 Jun 1879 in Maryland.
Lucretia Margaret MASON was born in 1881 in Maryland.

The Mason children have been a little tricky to track down. If anyone has any information on Nancy, Francis, Martha, Laura, Delilah, Sarah, or Lucretia, I’d love to see it!


Sources:
Entry in “Marriage Licenses of Allegany County”
1850 Census
1870 Census
1880 Census
1900 Census
1910 Census