Mary Mason

22 March 1760–25 February 1825 (Age 64)
Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Mason was born on 22 March 1760, in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Moses Mason, was 31 and her mother, Lydia Sybil Knapp, was 29. She married Nathaniel Greenwood on 24 June 1782. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 25 February 1825, in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States.

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Nathaniel Greenwood
Mary Mason
Marriage: 24 June 1782
Sarah Greenwood
Ebenezer Greenwood
Mary “Polly” Greenwood
Joseph Greenwood
Nathaniel Greenwood
Thaddeus Greenwood
Lydia Greenwood
Hollice Greenwood
Haliea Greenwood
Mason Greenwood
Harley Greenwood
Hannibal Greenwood

Spouse and Children

24 June 1782



    Ebenezer Greenwood


    Mary “Polly” Greenwood


    Joseph Greenwood


    Nathaniel Greenwood


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 16

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 21

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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)

  • Mary in entry for Sarah Greenwood, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Mary in entry for Lydia Greenwood, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Mary in entry for Polley Greenwood, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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