Cyrus Mason

Male24 May 1791–15 October 1828

Brief Life History of Cyrus

When Cyrus Mason was born on 24 May 1791, in Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Peter Mason, was 38 and his mother, Elisheba Farnham, was 36. He married Mary Brown on 19 August 1829, in Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. He died on 15 October 1828, in Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Chapinville Cemetery, Taconic, Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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  • Cyrus Mason, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Cyrus Mason, "Connecticut, Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Cyrus Mason, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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World Events (3)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 9

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 11

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English masoun ‘mason, stone worker, builder in stone’ (Old Central French maçon, masson). A Middle English form machun (derived from Old French machun) gives rise to Machin and its variants. See also Mayson . Stonemasonry was a hugely important craft in the Middle Ages.

Italian (Veneto): variant of Masone .

Altered form of French Masson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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