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I am looking for information on Joseph Mason who died in 1777.

The information that I have is that Joseph is the father of Peter Mason who was a soldier in the American Revolution. Peter's application for a pension was approved, he entered the service at age 14, in 1778 (I believe his father died in 1777. I have found a reference to Joseph Mason on line (Ancestry) in HIstorical req. of Virginians in the Rev, soldiers, sailors and marines 1775-1783 by John H Gwathmey. the only information is the birth date 1740 (which would fit) birthplace, Virginia, Kentucky--which also fits--(I have found them in both states) Volume 111 Page number--390. How do I go about obtaining a copy of that page to see if there are any more "clues" or information? (I am rather new at this). I also have found a record of a will of a John Mason leaving property to his children, one was Joseph Mason) I believe that this is possibly my Joseph Mason and would like to obtain a copy--how do I go about that? Thanks, I hate to sound ignorant, but I am still trying to learn how to do this and finding records from a distance is a challenge to me. thanks Loneta Boyer

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Looking for information on Josiah Townsend of Fayette County, Ala

Josiah, according to family story was killed by Bushwhakers after the civil War. His 2 sons were found by George Washington Smith. He delivered one of the boys to relatives in Logan County Arkansas (who had moved there after the war) the other child was gored by a cow and died. George Washington Smith married into the Townsend family in Logan County Arkansas. I am trying to find out what happened to Joshia and who his wife was.