Japhet Mason

30 September 1713–after 1790
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Japhet

When Japhet Mason was born on 30 September 1713, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Peter Mason, was 32 and his mother, Mary Hobart, was 28. He married Mary Chapel in February 1735, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He was buried in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Japhet Mason
1713–1790
Mary Chapel
1717–1820
Marriage: February 1735
Eunice Mason
1736–1820
Amos Mason
1744–
Samuel Mason
1746–1795
Naomy Mason
1748–1838
Japhet Mason
1742–1787
Wealthy Mason
1750–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
February 1735
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Male1680–1737Male

    Mary Hobart

    Female1685–Female

siblings

(10)

    Peter Mason

    Male1704–1704Male

    Female1705–1705Female

    Daniel Mason

    Male1705–1706Male

    Male1707–1750Male

    Japheth Mason

    Male1709–1711Male

+5 More Children

World Events (2)

1776

Age 63

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 68

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a stonemason, Middle English, Old French mas(s)on. Compare Machen . Stonemasonry was a hugely important craft in the Middle Ages.2 Italian (Veneto): from a short form of Masone .3 French: from a regional variant of maison ‘house’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Japhet Mason, "Connecticut, Church Records, 1660-1955"
  • Japheth Mason, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Japhet in entry for Eunice Mason, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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