Alma Mashburn of the WWII Ration Book

Last night (11-06-2018), Rita and I attended a meeting of the Historical Society of Cumming/Forsyth County.

We had a speaker who shared his WWII collection. He showed us a ration book that belonged to Alma Mashburn. Of course, I had to find out how she is related.

Alma Clayton at age 16 married George Venable Mashburn.

Glenwoode Ave SE, Atlanta, GA

George Mashburn 38, 1 year of HS, barber
Alma Mashburn 30, 2 years of HS
George V Mashburn 12
Robert P Mashburn 8
Alma J Mashburn 7
Leula Clayton 60

Curran Street, Atlanta, GA

George V Mashburn 26, barber
Alma L Mashburn 20
George V Mashburn 1
Clayton Mashburn 0
Lula M Clayton 50, mother
Willie H Clayton 15, sister

George was a son of Atticus and Tennessee Mashburn


Atticus Sebastian Mashburn

Atticus Sebastian Mashburn (1873–1944) was married to Tennessee Theodosia Chastain Mashburn (1883–1951)

Atticus was a son of James and Elizabeth Mashburn.


James Mashburn

James Mashburn (1840–1897) and
Elizabeth Ashworth (1846–1914)

James was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina, to William and Martha Mashburn. He and his brother, Jesse, enlisted as Privates in Company E, 11th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry on July 3, 1861. Jesse died of disease and James was severely injured in his left arm in the line of duty. He surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia on April 9, 1865.

After returning from the war, he married Elizabeth Ashworth on September 21, 1865, in Fannin County, Georgia. Shortly thereafter, they moved to the Hightower district in Forsyth County, Georgia.

Since the children of Elisha Mashburn (b. 1780 or so) of Burke Co NC lived in both Fannin and Forsyth Counties, GA, during the 1860’s, this James might be a close cousin (Elisha’s father was named James).

James bought land in the Resaca community of Gordon County, Georgia, in the mid 1870’s where he and Elizabeth resided until their deaths. Interestingly, the family of my great-grandfather, William Eli Mashburn of Forsyth Co. (grandson of Elisha Mashburn) moved to Gordon County between 1900-1910.


William Mashburn

James was a son of William Mashburn and Martha (last name unknown). Since there are numerous James and William Mashburns in the Buncombe/Burke/McDowell counties of western Carolina, it is difficult to trace specific ancestors but without doubt they are related to the other western North Carolina Mashburn families.