Biography - George Mason

HON. GEORGE B. MASON, M.D. , who is a native of Nelson county, Ky., was born August 29th, 1802, being the youngest child of George and Elizabeth mason, who had a large family of children. Mrs. Mason's maiden name was Elizabeth Gristy. George Mason was a native of Loudon county, Virginia, and was a captain of cavalry during the revolutionary contest. ...Captain George Mason was twice married in Virginia. His first wife, Miss Taylor, was an aunt of President Taylor. Soon after his second marriage, he removed to Kentucky, where he spent the remainder of his days. He was a planter, lived in comfortable circumstances, and gave his children the advantages of as good schools as that section of the country afforded at that time. His son, George B., was for a time under the tuition of that noted educator, Samuel Wilson, of Kentucky. ...

On the 19th of October, 1829, Dr. Mason was married to Elizabeth Whiters, daughter of Abijah Whiters, of Kentucky. They have had a family of twelve children, nine of whom are yet living - four married and settled in life. Their son, Dr. John W. Mason, is a graduate of the St. Louis Medical College.

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In the spring of 1846, Dr. Mason removed with his family to Greene county, Illinois, and immediately after his arrival he purchased the farm where he now resides. ...
 

Extracted 05 Jan 2017 by Norma Hass from Atlas Map of Greene County Illinois, 1873, page 38.

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