When Thomas Mason was born on 10 March 1792, in Guilford College, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Mason, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Louise Scally, was 23. He married Griselda Elliott on 22 May 1816, in Wayne, Webster Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Delaware, Indiana, United States in 1831 and Jackson Township, Miami, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 21 September 1863, in Town of Ironton, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Town of Ironton, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States.
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 .
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