Jeanette Mason

Female13 August 1811–10 August 1893

Brief Life History of Jeanette

When Jeanette Mason was born on 13 August 1811, in Massachusetts, United States, her father, Roswell Mason, was 23 and her mother, Nancy Leland, was 21. She married Phillip Armour about 1831, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Nebraska, United States in 1870 and Dakota Township, Dakota, Nebraska, United States in 1880. She died on 10 August 1893, in Homer, Dakota, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Homer, Dakota, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phillip Armour
Jeanette Mason
Marriage: about 1831
William W Armour
Dennis Armour

Sources (11)

  • Jennett Annor in household of Dennis Annor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J Garner in entry for Wm W Armour, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Jennette Robinson, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1831New York, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 16

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

    Age 23

    The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

    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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