Abigail Johanna Mason

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

Sources (21)

  • Abbie J Barber in household of Oscar B Barber, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Abigal Mason, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Abbie Johannah Mason Barber, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

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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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