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Re: Mason Izard
Posted by: William Paul Ezzell (ID *****1821) Date: October 20, 2002 at 18:24:14
In Reply to: Re: Mason Izard by COL STEPHEN PAWLIK of 175

Yes, it is possible that John was Mason's son or nephew. I've always thought so and that Margaret was John's wife. However,the proof would be almost impossible to find. As stated, there was a John Ezell ( and spelled that way) on deed documents involving some of this early Mason's land sales where Mason's name is spelled(by someone, the clerk or some such), as Izard, then Iszard , sometimes Ezard . He put "his Mark" on the document as a capital , block M. His wife Mary Hind used ,in one instance, a block W. Maybe for Weit, as some say, that that was her maiden name before Hind. But, she was his second (or third) wife and a land grant that he and she were selling, was hers when she was known as Mary Hinds. Later land sales for this piece of land involved the transcription of all persons who owned the land from the original land grant (this would be the S. C State Grant, after the Rev. war which was for the same parcel granted to Mary Hind by King George when S.C. was a Royal Colony. This latter day document indicated that Mason
's first initial was B. We, the family, were always led to believe it was Thomas. Or it could just be another error.
One interesting note from this is that a book recently published has this document in it and it leaves out the "B" part, whereas the copy of the original that I have, has it there . Just a reminder that just because it is in a printed format it is not necessarily true.

There was a Harrison Izard who was killed in 1781 in S. C. and whose wife Ferribe received compensation. So say the documents. My great grandfather , Harrison Ezel was born in SC 1780. I have no proof that Mason was his Father or his Uncle. The early Mason was born circa 1750. They all had so many wives and took each others children to raise it becomes very involved. One of my Great Grandfather's sons was named for the early Mason and he, in turn , named his son Harrison, for what it's worth. There is a large family of Ezzells in and around Floresville, Halletsville ,San Antonio, and etc. Texas. One lady wrote to me many years ago and spoke of a William Harrison Ezzell. One old Ezzell was a preacher and supposedly had six sons, in the Floresville area. This is an area that is SE of San Antonio, Tx. and there was an Ezzell trading post set up by two bros. named Ezzell about 1850. In my family, as I stated, My Great Grandfather's son Mason named one of his sons Mason and this one was a gambler, speculator , etc who became very wealthy in the beginning of the oil business in Tex. Kept a suite at the St Anthony Hotel for years to escape the St Louis Mo. cold , which was his home base. The Ezzell oil field is still on the oil maps and the school district in the area known as the Ezzell independent School District is one of the richest in the State.

Harrison is a name that figures very much in our family and no one has any documented proof as to how.

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