Mason Family

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Mason Family

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FAMILY BACKGROUND

William Henry Mason is one of the oldest known U.S. born ancestor of this Mason line. He is the son of Henry and Elizabeth Minson. William was born about 1770 in Virginia and died about 1840 in Fairfield County, Ohio.

At some point, the spelling of William's surname changed from "Minson" to "Mason". It is presumed that the change happened after William moved to Ohio since his wife, Prudence Truman, is buried under the name "Minson".

William Mason was married to:
    1st - Elizabeth Lawrence (1770-1795) - 16 Apr 1788 in Henrico County, Virginia.
    2nd - Prudence Truman (1777-1854) - 27 Aug 1799 in Henrico County, Virginia

Based upon available records, Willaim and Elizabeth are known to have 1 child and William and Prudence Mason are known to have 9 children.

Robert Howard Mason married Susannah Brauneller, daughter of Samuel James Brauneller and Catherine Crist, on 25 Jun 1846 in Fairfield County, Ohio. 

 

Per the 1850 U.S. Census, Robert and Susannah Mason resided in Bloom Township, Fairfield County, Ohio.

Robert is listed as 26 years old and born in Virginia. Susannah is listed as 23 years old and born in Ohio. Also listed are:

Samantha Mason  -  age 3
Abraham Mason  -  age 1
Augustus Browneller  -  age 22
 

Per the 1860 U.S Census, Robert and Susannah Mason resided in Greenfield Township, Fairfield County, Ohio.

Robert is listed as 36 years old and Susannah is listed as 33 years old. Also listed are 7 children, all born in Ohio:

Abraham A. Mason

 -  age 12

Ervin Mason 

 -  age 10

Henry E. Mason

 -  age 9

Rachel A.Mason

 -  age 7

Catharine A. Mason

 -  age 5

Amanda E.Mason

 -  age 3

Sarah A.Mason

 -  age 1

 

Per the 1870 U.S. Census, Robert and Susannah Mason resided in Bloom Township, Fairfield County, Ohio.

Robert is listed as 46 years old and Susannah is listed as 43 years old. Also listed are 13 children, all born in Ohio:

Abriham L. Mason  -  age 21 
Ervin S. Mason   -  age 20 
Sylvina Mason  -  age 20 
Henry Mason  -  age 19 
Rachel A. Mason  -  age 17 
Catharine Mason  -  age 15 
Ellen Mason   -  age 13 
Sarah L.Mason  -  age 11 
Edward E. Mason   -  age 9
Ida B.Mason  -  age 7 
Emma Mason  -  age 5 
George W. Mason   -  age 3 
Grant Mason  -  age 6/12 
 
 

James Wesley Mason was married to:

 1st - Sarah Ann Murry - 1845
2nd - Rebecca A. Holmes - 1865
3rd - Elizabeth Emfield Bibler - 1879

James Wesley Mason is known to have 11 children: 

By Sarah: By Rebecca:
-Talitha A. Mason Sterling (1845-1879) -Augustus Mason (1867-1880)
-Nancy E. Mason (1847- ? ) -Isabella Mason (1869- ? )
-John Wesley Mason (1854-1933) -Frank Reed Mason (1875-1943)
-Mary Ann Mason Millizer (1856-1930)  
-Jesse James Mason (1857-1906)  
-Thomas Perry Mason (1858-1917)  
-Theodore McClerry Mason (1861-1930)  
-Sarah Frances Mason Newman (1864-1944)  

Thomas Perry Mason married Emma Moss in 1879 in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio

FAMILY INFORMATION

Click on the following links to view information on the descendants of William Mason to the present. The report is generated by the Legacy Genealogy program. (Report with documentation also available)

William Henry Mason Family Descendant Book (1770 - Present) - a privatized (dates & places of living people omitted) 9 Generation Descendant Book (PDF), starting with William Henry Mason - 57 pages plus index

William Henry Mason Find A Grave - Burial information with links to descendants

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