Looking for info on Lula Masterson possile Cherokee ancestory

+5 votes
I am looking for info on Lula Masterson maiden name Brown.

We assume her middle name starts with M.

Supposedly one of her daughters(Pearl) did some research in the '60s saying she was half cherokee and half swedish. Also found out where she was buried.

She died in Missouri while the children were young. Her husband Joseph Masterson could not take care of them and they were put in different orphanages. Children: Earl or Earle Hester(Used Hester because disliked her first name, born 1907), Pearl Ester(twin sister to Hester) Older brother Clarence, Johnny(supposedly died as a child) and sister Della.


Supposedly Joseph Masterson remarried and had another child. Nothing known about that.


Unfortunatly nothing else is known about Lula or Joseph.



WikiTree profile: Lula M Masterson
in Genealogy Help by Angela Robinson G2G Crew (430 points)

Her name may have been Mary Lulu?  From Familysearch.org

U S Census, 1930 Bald Knob, White, ARK

head  Joe Masterson M 57 MO

son  Clarence Masterson  M 25 MO

son  Lee Masterson M 18 MO


US Census, 1920 Scott, MO

self  Joe B Mastson M 47y IL

wife  Mary L Mastson F 37y MO

son  Clancy R Mastson  M 14y MO

dau  Pearley E Mastson F 12y MO

dau  Earl H Mastson F 12y MO (? Earl HESTER)

son  Lee E Mastson M 7y MO

dau  Della M Mastson F 5y MO

dau  Gladys C Mastson F 10m MO

U S Census, 1910 Kelso, Scott, MO

self  Joe Masterson M 36y IL

wife  Lula M Masterson  F 29y MO

son  Clarence Masterson M 5y MO

dau  Earl Masterson F 2y MO

dau  Pearl Masterson F 2y MO

son  John Masterson M y 3m MO

Thank you for the help.

I am really interested in finding her parents and native american connection.

Hello,  I am not sure if it is the same Mastersons or not, but there are some Mastersons around Ellington, MO.  They are Cherokee and active or was active in the AR/MO Cherokee tribe.  That is how I met them.  That is how I came to verify my Cherokee lineage.  :)  If you call the courthouse they might connect you to the geneologist in the area and he may have some information for you.  Happy hunting!

2 Answers

+1 vote

Some of these sites may be helpful in researching American Indian ancestry.

 https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/American_Indian_Genealogy http://www.ncai.org/tribal-directory 

by Sharon Runolfsson G2G6 (8.7k points)
+1 vote
Not sure if you will receive this message because it looks like you posted this 10 years ago but in case you do get it, your story sounds very similar to mine and I am curious if there’s any relation. My grandmother was also adopted off of the reservation and her mother was Mary Masterson. Frederick Leveski was her father. They had a daughter named Yvonne and she was adopted off of the reservation. I wonder if there’s any connection.
by Anonymous Alfano G2G Rookie (230 points)

Related questions

+5 votes
1 answer
196 views asked Mar 9, 2015 in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G Crew (310 points)
+6 votes
2 answers
+1 vote
0 answers
75 views asked Jun 9, 2022 in Genealogy Help by Deborah Russell G2G Crew (320 points)
+2 votes
0 answers
64 views asked Feb 28, 2021 in Genealogy Help by Steve Beaty G2G Rookie (190 points)
+3 votes
0 answers
122 views asked Jan 15, 2021 in Genealogy Help by Living Emmons G2G6 Pilot (170k points)
+2 votes
2 answers
160 views asked Jun 28, 2017 in Genealogy Help by Matthew Schnepper G2G Rookie (190 points)
+4 votes
0 answers
115 views asked Jan 4, 2017 in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G Rookie (250 points)
+2 votes
2 answers
216 views asked Aug 28, 2020 in Genealogy Help by James Masterson G2G Rookie (250 points)

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright