Henry Mason

24 August 1791–13 June 1878 (Age 86)
Fort Ann, Fort Ann, Washington, New York, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Mason was born on 24 August 1791, in Fort Ann, Fort Ann, Washington, New York, United States, his father, Shubael or Shabill Mason, was 32 and his mother, Amy Jones, was 31. He married Electa Dewey on 21 September 1817, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 13 June 1878, in Bedford Township, Monroe, Michigan, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Bedford Memorial Cemetery, Monroe, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Mason
Electa Dewey
Marriage: 21 September 1817
Chester D. Mason
Sarah Ann Mason
Andrew Jackson Mason
Harriet Mason

Spouse and Children

21 September 1817
New York, United States


    Chester D. Mason


    Sarah Ann Mason


    Andrew Jackson Mason


    Harriet Mason


Parents and Siblings



    Polly Mason


    Amy Mason


    Lucinda Mason


    Leonard Mason



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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1805 · Detroit was Destroyed by a Fire

Age 14

"During the morning of June 11, 1805, a blaze began in a barn near the local bakery and the flames spread quickly to other wooden structures. Because the city lacked a professional fire department, the citizens of the city soon were engaged in a bucket brigade. But even the proximity to the river could not save Detroit. The entire city was burnt to the ground by the days end. Today, the Great Fire of 1805 is remembered in Detroit's city flag with the city's motto, ""It will rise from the ashes,"" in Latin."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 28

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Henry Mason, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Mason, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Mason, "United States Census, 1850"

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