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.
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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