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Our 4th Great Grandparents were George Mefford & Malinda Masters, who settled in Mason Co, Kentucky in 1785. They travelled down the Ohio River from Washington Co, Pennsylvania on a flatboat and built a cabin from the timbers. The cabin still stands today as an historic building in Maysville, where it was moved from the original homesite to protect it from vandalism.

George and Malinda were the parents of 13 children: Andrew, Nancy, Samuel, John, Nathan, Mary, Elizabeth, George, Sarah, Lydia, Thomas, Joshua and Caleb. Our line is from Joshua Mefford and first wife Susannah Hodgkins, daughter of James and Hannah Hodgkins of Pleasant Twp, Clermont & Brown Co, Ohio. Joshua & Susannah had six children between 1824 and 1834. Susannah died sometime before 1837. Joshua and second wife Mary Lamb also had six children, and he apparently had one child with third wife Margaret McKee.

George & Malinda's children, and some of their known descendants, lived in Mason Co and Greenup Co, Kentucky, Brown Co, OH, Pike, Marion & Ozark Counties, Missouri. We are still identifying descendants, so the list of places will no doubt grow. Our family, for example, moved to California near the end of World War II.

We are grateful to our many relatives, past and present, who have gathered and preserved this information, and hope through these pages to build on this legacy and compile all the descendants of George & Malinda for coming generations.

If you are a descendant, or related in some way, please contact us, to say hello, let us know who you are, and add your branch to the family tree! Each page contains links, which can be used to send e-mail messages.

Terry Bodkin
GGGG Grandson
of George & Malinda
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