A court order that leads one to believe the post war era was tough on the family, but names Brackston...note spelling also note attempt to clarify Eliza I Callaway name which leads me to believe Braxton though logical may not be the way he himself spelled it.
The Braxton name came from Hugh's wife (Isabella Hall) side of the family
The Shroyer, Hall, and Masterson clans are all closely related and offspring shared many experiences including cousins serving together in the same unit in the war. The Masterson house in Marion County is part of the clan. This was a well known rich antebellum outfit.
5. ISABELLA HALL (MARGARET ANN SHROYER, JACOB1) was born December 28, 1812 in Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky, and died April 25, 1883 in Waverly, Lafayette County, Missouri. She married HUGH MASTERSON.
Notes for HUGH MASTERSON:
Named for Capt. Samuel Pottenger, a settler from Prince George County, MD, who established this station in 1781, approximately ½ mile north of the present time Gethsemani in Nelson County. He was born 29 Apr 1754, son of Robert and Elizabeth (Willett) Pottenger, was a Revolutionary War soldier in MD in 1777; traveled with James Harrod in 1778 and William Harrod in 1780. Among the settlers here were: Samuel’s brothers and sisters – Elizabth, Jemima, Susanna, William, Robert, John, Dennis, Anne and Eunice Pottenger; his uncle, Samuel Pottenger with wife and children. The Masterson family came later which included Charles, John, John Jr, Thomas, William, William Jr, Hugh, Hugh Jr, Jerry and Zachariah plus their wives and children. By 1782-83's winter, there were 37 people from the Samuel Cartwright Station. These were discovered by Pottenger along with George Rogers Clark, starving. Pottenger built a house in 1788 about 2 miles east of the station, he died 20 January 1831 and is buried in the Cox Creek Baptist Cemetery. (See Sarah B. Smith, Historic Nelson County, Its Towns and People, Bardstown, KY, 1983).
Children of ISABELLA HALL and HUGH MASTERSON are:
i. JACOB SHROYER MASTERSON, b. December 30, 1832, Kentucky; d. November 21, 1918, Waverly, Lafayette County, Missouri.
ii. ALFRED JAMES MASTERSON, b. November 21, 1835, Kentucky; d. August 02, 1914, Sylvan Grove, Lincoln County, Kansas; m. MARTHA G. ?.
iii. JOHN D. MASTERSON, b. December 06, 1836, Marion, Missouri; d. January 27, 1920, Waverly, Lafayette County, Missouri; m. SALLY S. JONES, December 06, 1870.
iv. HUGH MASTERSON, b. June 18, 1839, Missouri; d. October 03, 1840, Waverly, Lafayette County, Missouri.
v. CHARLES BERTLEY MASTERSON, b. September 20, 1841, Missouri; d. October 22, 1907, Waverly, Lafayette County, Missouri; m. SARAH ELIZABETH VANSICKLER, October 17, 1872, Lafayette County, Missouri.
vi. GEORGE GALAN MASTERSON, b. May 21, 1845, Randolph, Missouri; d. April 12, 1887, Waverly, Lafayette County, Missouri; m. VIRGINIA PEACOCK, May 27, 1869, Lafayette County, Missouri.
vii. BRAXTON H. MASTERSON, b. May 22, 1849, Missouri; d. July 15, 1928, Bentonville, Benton County, Missouri; m. GABRIELLA HALL, March 26, 1874, Saline County, Missouri.
viii. ELIZA ISABELLA MASTERSON, b. April 10, 1852, Missouri; d. February 16, 1934, Kansas; m. SAMUEL MCR. CALLAWAY.
ix. WILLIAM W. MASTERSON, b. August 03, 1854, Missouri; d. December 12, 1871, Waverly, Lafayette County, Missouri.
x. MARGARET G. MASTERSON, b. June 06, 1856, Missouri; d. December 12, 1873, Waverly, Lafayette County, Missouri.
xi. SPENCER B. MASTERSON, b. May 17, 1858, Missouri; d. June 1876.
More to come on John D Masterson who has extensive complaints against him in the Union Citizen's files on Fold3.