Japhet Mason

Male30 September 1713–after 1790

Brief Life History of Japhet

When Japhet Mason was born on 30 September 1713, in New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Peter Mason, was 32 and his mother, Mary Hobart, was 29. He married Mary Chapel on 28 February 1735, in New London, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. 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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Japhet Mason
Mary Chapel
Marriage: 28 February 1735
Eunice Mason
Amos Mason
Samuel Mason
Japhet Mason
Naomi Mason
Wealthy Mason

Sources (7)

  • Japheth, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Japhet Mason, "Connecticut, Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Japhet Mason, "Connecticut, Church Records, 1660-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 February 1735New London, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (2)


    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

    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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