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  • ID: I5000
  • Name: John Franklin MASON
  • Given Name: John Franklin
  • Surname: Mason 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 Aug 1811 in Washington County, Georgia 1 2 4 3
  • Death: 11 Jan 1848 in Washington County, Georgia 5 6 3
  • Burial: Washington County, Georgia
  • Event: Military Service 8 Nov 1831 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: John was commissioned Captain of the 89th District Company of Militia on 8 Nov 1831. 7
  • Event: Public Service 14 Nov 1834 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: John was commissioned as Justice of the Peace for the 89th Militia District. 8
  • Event: Southern Recorder Newspaper Article 3 Nov 1835 Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia
  • Note:
    John served on the Grand Jury for the November term.

    From:  The Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, 1823-1842
  • Event: Tax Digest 1836
  • Note:
    State: GA;  County: Washington;  Tax Digest, 1836
    ===================================
    Surname........First Name....GA Military Dist. (GMD)....Captain........Page
    Mason………John F……………..89…….….........…...Mason…......40

    The 89th GMD was in the general area slightly south and west of Harrison, Georgia down to the Johnson County line, and is the area where Bethany Baptist Church, the Colby Smith Memorial and the Young family cemetery are found today.
    9
  • Event: Census Report 1840
  • Note:
    State: GA;  County: Wilkinson;  Dist: 330;
    Enumerator: Wm. Cooper;
    Roll: M704_53;  Image: 0349;  Line: 18;  Page: 318
    ===================================
    Head of Household: John F. Mason
    ...White Males:  2 (20-30);
    White Females:  0;
    ............Slaves:  0
    .....Agriculture:  0
    1
  • Event: Court Record 9 Jan 1843 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: John F. Mason was appointed administrator of the estate of George Mason,deceased, left will.. 10 11 12
  • Event: Estate 4 Nov 1849 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: Silas L. Daniel, their maternal uncle, was appointed guardian of George Lee Mason and James Daniel Mason, the minor orphans of John F. Mason, deceased. 13
  • Event: Slave Schedule Census Report 1850
  • Note:
    Schedule 2.— Slave Inhabitants in
    State: GA;  County: Washington;  Div: 91st Dist.;
    Enumerated 21 Nov 1850 by S. A. H. Jones, Asst. Marshal
    LN 32-39, left column,  Page: 568;  Image: 0302;  Roll: M432-96
    ===================================
    Slave Owner(s):  Heirs of J. F. Mason

    Slave Description:
    1....60....Male........Black
    1....40....Female....Mulatto
    1....30....Male........Black
    1....21....Male........Black
    1.....3....Male........Black
    1.....3....Male........Black
    1.....3...Female.....Black
    1.....3...Female.....Black
    14
  • Event: Estate 1858 Johnson County, Georgia
  • Note:
    On Nov 1, 1858 William Irwin was appointed guardian of orphan of John F. Mason, viz: George L. Mason. On Dec 5, 1858 Sampson Daniel was appointed guardian of orphan, James D. Mason.

    Recorded: MASON, John F. Estate. Johnson County, Georgia. L/G, Vol. A (1852-1890).
    15
  • Change Date: 24 Feb 2014 at 00:50



    Father: George MASON b: Bet 1760 and 1770
    Mother: Sarah --?-- b: Bet 1770 and 1780

    Marriage 1 Nancy Ann DANIEL b: 2 May 1822 in Washington County, Georgia
    • Married: 3 Jan 1843 in Washington County, Georgia 16 17
    • Change Date: 25 Jun 2007
    Children
    1. Has Children George Lee MASON b: 25 Oct 1843 in Georgia
    2. Has No Children James Daniel MASON b: 22 Dec 1845 in Washington County, Georgia

    Sources:
    1. Title: 1840 Wilkinson County, Georgia Census [Online]
      Publication: [primary source] Irwinton, Georgia, 1840. [Ancestry.com electronic database: images of original documents]
      Date: 11 Dec 2008
      Page: Roll: M704_53;  Image: 0349;  Line: 18;  Page: 318
    2. Title: John F. and Nancy Ann (Daniel) Mason Family Bible Pages, later owned by Madison Hodges and Mary (Ellington) Mason
      Author: Mason, John F. and Nancy Ann (Daniel) Mason and Madison Hodges and Mary (Ellington) Mason, recorders
      Publication: [primary source] Washington County, Georgia.
      Date: 25 Jun 2007
      Note:
      The first family record entries in this Bible were for John F. and Nancy Ann (Daniel) Mason, their marriage, the birth of their two sons, George Lee and James Daniel Mason, and the deaths of John's parents, George and Sarah Mason. After the death of John F. Mason in 1848, the Bible was owned by John's nephew, Madison Hodges  and Mary (Ellington) Mason who recorded their births, their marriage, the births of their children, and the deaths of two of their children.  [Photocopies of the Bible pages are in the possession of Diane Carrington Bradford, 2nd great granddaughter of Dr. George and Sarah Mason.  Photocopies of the  Bible pages were received from Mrs. Helen Frapp.]
      Page: "Births" page.
    3. Title: List of Smith, Mason and Bridges Family Names, Births and Deaths [handwritten by the author]
      Author: Bridges, Mamye Vandella "Mary" (Smith) Mason
      Publication: [primary source] Georgia, c 1900
    4. Title: Jethro Arline Family Bible Pages
      Author: Arline, Jethro and Elizabeth (Mason) Arline and Descendants
      Publication: [primary source] Laurens County, Georgia. A certified copy of the records contained in the Jethro Arline Bible is in the possession of Diane Carrington Bradford.
      Date: 11 Dec 2008
      Page: Births, first page, column 1
    5. Title: John F. and Nancy Ann (Daniel) Mason Family Bible Pages, later owned by Madison Hodges and Mary (Ellington) Mason
      Author: Mason, John F. and Nancy Ann (Daniel) Mason and Madison Hodges and Mary (Ellington) Mason, recorders
      Publication: [primary source] Washington County, Georgia.
      Date: 25 Jun 2007
      Note:
      The first family record entries in this Bible were for John F. and Nancy Ann (Daniel) Mason, their marriage, the birth of their two sons, George Lee and James Daniel Mason, and the deaths of John's parents, George and Sarah Mason. After the death of John F. Mason in 1848, the Bible was owned by John's nephew, Madison Hodges  and Mary (Ellington) Mason who recorded their births, their marriage, the births of their children, and the deaths of two of their children.  [Photocopies of the Bible pages are in the possession of Diane Carrington Bradford, 2nd great granddaughter of Dr. George and Sarah Mason.  Photocopies of the  Bible pages were received from Mrs. Helen Frapp.]
      Page: "Deaths" page.
    6. Title: Jethro Arline Family Bible Pages
      Author: Arline, Jethro and Elizabeth (Mason) Arline and Descendants
      Publication: [primary source] Laurens County, Georgia. A certified copy of the records contained in the Jethro Arline Bible is in the possession of Diane Carrington Bradford.
      Date: 11 Dec 2008
      Page: Deaths, first page, column 1
    7. Title: Georgia Military Commissions 1830-1832
      Publication: [primary source] Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Department of Archives and History. Original records on microfilm.
      Date: 27 Nov 2008
      Page: p 586
    8. Title: Georgia Justice of the Peace Commission Book 1830-1835
      Publication: [primary source] Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Department of Archives and History. Original records on microfilm.
      Date: 27 Nov 2008
      Page: p 603
    9. Title: Washington County, Georgia, Index to 1828 Tax Digest, Index to 1836 Tax Digest with Genealogical Gleanings
      Author: Henry, William R., compiler
      Publication: [derivitive primary source] Warner Robins, Georgia: Central Georgia Genealogical Society, Inc., 1987.
      Date: 31 Oct 2008
      Note:
      This index was compiled from microfilm of the original tax digest records on file at the Georgia Department of Archives and History.
      Page: p 44
    10. Title: Washington County, Georgia, Letters Testamentary, Administrators, Guardianship, Book A
      Publication: [primary source] Sandersville, Georgia. Office of Probate Court.
      Date: 11 Oct 2008
      Page: p 256
    11. Title: Washington County, Georgia, Estate Papers
      Author: Newsom, Elizabeth Pritchard, Abstracted and Compiled
      Publication: [primary source] Sandersville, Georgia: Genealogical Committee of the Washington County Historical Society, 1982
      Date: 9 Dec 2002
    12. Title: Georgia Intestate Records
      Author: Austin, Jeanette Holland
      Publication: [primary source] Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1986
      Date: 16 Oct 2003
      Page: p 301
    13. Title: Washington County, Georgia, Letters Testamentary, Administrators, Guardianship, Book A
      Publication: [primary source] Sandersville, Georgia. Office of Probate Court.
      Date: 11 Oct 2008
      Page: p 431
    14. Title: 1850 Washington County, Georgia Census
      Publication: [primary source] Sandersville, Georgia, 1850
      Date: 10 Mar 2001
      Page: Schedule 2, Slave Schedule.  LN 32-39, left column,  Page: 568;  Image: 0302;  Roll: M432-96
    15. Title: Johnson County, Georgia, Letters of Guardianship, 1852-1890
      Publication: [primary source] Wrightsville, Johnson County, Georgia.
      Date: 15 Oct 2011
      Page: Vol. A.
    16. Title: John F. and Nancy Ann (Daniel) Mason Family Bible Pages, later owned by Madison Hodges and Mary (Ellington) Mason
      Author: Mason, John F. and Nancy Ann (Daniel) Mason and Madison Hodges and Mary (Ellington) Mason, recorders
      Publication: [primary source] Washington County, Georgia.
      Date: 25 Jun 2007
      Note:
      The first family record entries in this Bible were for John F. and Nancy Ann (Daniel) Mason, their marriage, the birth of their two sons, George Lee and James Daniel Mason, and the deaths of John's parents, George and Sarah Mason. After the death of John F. Mason in 1848, the Bible was owned by John's nephew, Madison Hodges  and Mary (Ellington) Mason who recorded their births, their marriage, the births of their children, and the deaths of two of their children.  [Photocopies of the Bible pages are in the possession of Diane Carrington Bradford, 2nd great granddaughter of Dr. George and Sarah Mason.  Photocopies of the  Bible pages were received from Mrs. Helen Frapp.]
      Page: "Marriages" page.
    17. Title: Mason Family Notes and Records
      Author: Mason, Mrs. William Gray, Compiler
      Publication: [primary and secondary source] Handwritten notes and records of the Mason family collected by a family historian and now in the possession of her granddaughter, Alice Mason. 2000 amason@tntech.edu
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