Abner Watkins Mason

1784–1844 (Age 60)
Campbell, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Abner Watkins

When Abner Watkins Mason was born in 1784, in Campbell, Virginia, United States, his father, John Mason, was 45 and his mother, Mrs. John Mason, was 43. He married Lucy Clark on 10 February 1812, in Campbell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1844, at the age of 60.

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Abner Watkins Mason
Lucy Clark
Marriage: 10 February 1812
John Fountain Mason
Harriet C Foster
Pamelia A. Mason
Clifton Bruce Mason
about 1821–1880
Catharine W. Mason
Embro Watkins Mason
Martha Blackstone Mason

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 February 1812Campbell, Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 2
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    1788 · Becomes the 10th state
    Age 4
    On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 16
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    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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    Sources (7)

    • Abner Mason in entry for Martha B Clark, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
    • Abner Mason in entry for John T. Clark, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
    • Friendly litigation among the surviving heirs of John and Penelope Clark to distribute John Clark's estate, Campbell Co., Virginia

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