Abigail Johanna Mason

Female22 July 1823–9 November 1885

Brief Life History of Abigail Johanna

When Abigail Johanna Mason was born on 22 July 1823, in Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Joseph Barney Mason, was 41 and her mother, Nancy Andros, was 43. She married Oscar Bennett Barber on 5 October 1843, in Madison, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 9 November 1885, in Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oscar Bennett Barber
Abigail Johanna Mason
Marriage: 5 October 1843
Mary Esther Barbour
Maria Lucy Barber
William O. Barber
Walden Barber
Mason D. Barber
Emma E Barber Alleman
Eva Estella Barber
Fred Barber
Frank M Barber

Sources (20)

  • Abbie J Barber in household of Oscar B Barber, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Unknown in entry for Henry Brower and Emma E. Barber Baker, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Abbe Barborn in household of Oscar Barborn, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 October 1843Madison, Illinois, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 14

    Michigan is the 26th state.


    Age 23

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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