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  • ID: I182133
  • Name: James Brown MASON
  • RELA: Spouse of 4th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 28 JAN 1775 in Thompson, Windham Co., CT
  • GRAD: 1791 Brown University
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Rhode Island BET 4 MAR 1815 AND 3 MAR 1819
  • Death: 31 AUG 1819 in Providence, Providence Co., RI
  • Note:
    MASON, James Brown, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Thompson, Windham County, Conn., in January 1775; pursued classical studies; was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1791; studied medicine and was admitted to practice; moved to Charleston, S.C., and practiced 1795- 1798; returned to Providence, R.I., and engaged in mercantile pursuits 1798- 1819; member of the State house of representatives 1804-1814 and served as speaker from February 1812 to May 1814; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1819); was not a candidate for renomination in 1818 to the Sixteenth Congress; served as a trustee of Brown University 1804-1819; died in Providence, R.I., August 31, 1819; interment in North Burial Ground.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: John MASON
    Mother: Rose Anna BROWN

    Marriage 1 Alice BROWN b: 1 JAN 1777 in Providence Co., RI
    • Married: 16 JUL 1799 in Providence, Providence Co., RI
    Children
    1. Has No Children Abby MASON b: 17 JUL 1800
    2. Has No Children Zerviah MASON b: 22 JAN 1801
    3. Has No Children Zerviah MASON b: 6 APR 1803
    4. Has Children Sarah Brown MASON b: 25 JUL 1804
    5. Has No Children Rosa Anne MASON b: 10 NOV 1817

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