Jacob Mast - Jacob Mast and John Mast

Started by Erin Brandeberry on Sunday, July 14, 2013

Participants:

Profiles Mentioned:

Showing all 2 posts
7/14/2013 at 10:31 PM

There is a book being written about Jacob and his brother John. According to the authors' research, John left the Amish Church and moved south. He became a slave owner. His son, Reuben, fathered a child with a slave girl. That boy was named Charley Mast, and is the great-great-grandfather of one of the authors. The other author comes from the Jacob Mast family line.

The book is called "Kinship Concealed: Amish Mennonites/African-American Connections."

Here's a link to an article about the book and authors.

http://www.themennonite.org/public_press_releases/Former_Hesston_pr...

7/14/2013 at 10:33 PM

I was incorrect when I said that it was John's son who fathered the child. It was his grandson.

Showing all 2 posts

Create a free account or login to participate in this discussion