Masters, Squire D.

Born: 1812-11-28 Overton County, Tennessee

Died: 1904-02-02 Menard County, Illinois

Flourished: Morgan County, Illinois

Squire D. Masters was a farmer, state legislator, and pioneer settler of Morgan County, Illinois. During the Black Hawk War, Masters served as a private in Captain William Gillham’s company of mounted volunteers. After the war, Masters became a captain in the Illinois State Militia. Masters married Lucinda Young in March 1834. Squire and Lucinda had nine children--one dying in infancy. In 1850, Masters owned real property valued at $2,000. In 1854, he won election, as a Democrat, to the Illinois House of Representatives, serving in that body from January to February 1855. In 1860, Masters was farming and owned real property valued at $9,000 and had a personal estate of $4,320.

Jack Masters, comp., Masters Family History 1691-1989 (Gallatin, TN: Jack Masters, 1989), 73, 94, 95; Isaac H. Elliott, Record of the Services of Illinois Soldiers in the Black Hawk War, 1831-32, and in the Mexican War, 1846-8 (Springfield, IL: H. W. Rokker, 1882), 55; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 282; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 220; List of Members of the Illinois Legislature in 1855; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 70; Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916 , Menard County, 2 February 1904, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Gravestone, Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg, IL.