Jacob Mast - Jacob Mast and John Mast

Started by Erin Brandeberry on Sunday, July 14, 2013
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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.


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.

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