Henry Mason

Brief Life History 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, Temperance, Bedford Township, Monroe, Michigan, 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

Sources (7)

  • Henry Mason, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Mayson, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Henry Mason in entry for William Mason, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.


The Territory of Michigan was organized as an incorporated territory of the United States on June 30, 1805, with Detroit as the territorial capital.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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

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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