Zerviah Mason

4 September 1772–20 August 1790 (Age 17)
Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Zerviah

When Zerviah Mason was born on 4 September 1772, in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, John Mason, was 29 and her mother, Rose Anna Brown, was 27. She died on 20 August 1790, in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 17.

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Family Time Line

John Mason
1742–1809
Rose Anna Brown
1745–1815
Hail Mason
1768–1792
John Mason
1770–1843
Zerviah Mason
1772–1790
James Brown Mason
1775–1819
Amasa Mason
1776–1852
William Hale Mason
1778–1860
Sanford Mason
1780–1790

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 4

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 4

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 9

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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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  • Zerviah Mason, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Genealogy of the Sampson Mason family
  • Zerviah Mason, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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