When James Murray Mason was born on 3 November 1798, in Theodore Roosevelt Island, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, his father, Brigadier General John Mason, was 32 and his mother, Anna Maria Murray, was 22. He married Elizabeth Margretta Chew on 25 July 1822, in Germantown, Blooming Grove Township, Pike, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Richmond, Virginia, United States in 1923. He died on 28 April 1871, in Alexandria, Virginia, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Christ Episcopal Church, Alexandria, Virginia, United States.
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 .
James Murray Mason (November 3, 1798 – April 28, 1871) was an American lawyer and politician. He served as senator from Virginia, having previously represented Frederick County, Virginia, in the Virgi …