Thomas Mason

Brief Life History of Thomas

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.

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Thomas Mason
Mahala Puckett
Marriage: 11 August 1831
Nathan Mason
James Mason
Gilla Clarissa Mason
Thomas Elwood Mason
Clarinda Mason
Isom Puckett Mason
Talitha Mason
Mahala E. Mason

Sources (15)

  • Thos Mason, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Mason - Government record: birth: 10 March 1792; New Garden, Guilford, North Carolina, United States
  • 1816: Thomas Mason, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

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

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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Merton Edwin Krug, History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley (Sauk Co., WI)

"1853--No year in the early annals of pioneering brought more permanent settlers into the Little Baraboo Valley, than this. Many of them were Quakers, and hailed from the aguey lowland of India …

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