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  • ID: I5007
  • Name: George MASON
  • Given Name: George
  • Surname: Mason 1 2 3 4
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Bet 1760 and 1770 2 3
  • Death: Jun 1842 in Washington County, Georgia 5 4 6 7
  • Event: Land Purchase Land 1797 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: George Mason first appeared in the Washington County, Georgia land records in 1797 when he purchased 180 acres of land, which was partly in Washington County and partly in Montgomery County, from Nathaniel Hicks.  Hicks retained 200 of his tract of land and continued to live there until his death in 1825. 8
  • Event: Tax Digest 1805-1806
  • Note:
    State: GA;  County: Washington; 
    ===================================
    Surname.........First name.....Pine acres.....Oak acres.....Poll Tax.........# Slaves.....Tax
    Mason…….…George……........0……….......180…………1………...…17……..5.92½
    9
  • Event: Tax Digest 1811-1812
  • Note:
    State: GA;  County: Washington; 
    ===================================
    Surname.........First name....Pine acres....Oak acres....Poll Tax.....# Slaves.....Tax
    Mason…….....George…….....150……….....475…….….0………....5….....1.98 - 7½ mills
    10
  • Event: Census Report 1820
  • Note:
    State: GA;  County: Washington;  Dist: unk;  Enumerator: Tilman Dixon;
    Roll M33_9;  Image: 0233;  Line: 18;  Page: 139A
    ===================================
    Head of Household: George Mason
       White Males:  1 (0-10), 0 (10-16), 2 (16-18), 0 (18-26), 0 (26-45), 1(45 up);
             Females:  0 (0-10),  1 (10-16), 2 (16-26),  0 (26-45), 1 (45 up);

        Agriculture:  1
    Slaves: Males:  2 (0-14), 1 (14-26), 0 (26-45), 1 (45 up);
             Females:  0 (0-14), 1 (14-26), 1 (26-45), 0 (45 up)
    1
  • Event: Land 1820
  • Note:
    George successfully drew one land lot in the 1820 Goergia Land Lottery as follows:

    Mason, George      Washington      Daniels            60/11      Irwin
    11
  • Event: Court 1825 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: George Mason was appointed executor of the estate of his neighbor, James Hicks, in 1825. 8
  • Event: Land 1825 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    Records show that George obtained a land grant in Washington County in 1825.  The grant was recorded in the Georgia Archives as follows:

    ...............................Location..........Grant.....................Acres........Year of
    Grantee...................of Grant...........Book.......Page......Granted.......Grant
    Mason, George........Wash'ton..........P-5.........408...........365...........1825
    12 13
  • Event: Tax Digest 1825 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: George Mason was listed on the 1825 Tax Digest on page 64, as were his sons Raiford and Henry Mason. 14
  • Event: Tax Digest 1828
  • Note:
    State: GA;  County: Washington;  Tax Digest, 1828
    ===================================
    Surname........First Name.....GA Military Dist. (GMD)....Captain........Page
    Mason………George.…….....……..89…………………Mason…......59

    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.
    15
  • Event: Census Report 1830
  • Note:
    State: GA;  County: Washington;  Dist: unk;  Enumerator: L. A. Jernigan;
    Roll: M19_21;  Image: 0547-0548;  Line: 4;  Page: 276A/B
    ===================================
    Head of Household: George Mason
    ....Males: 1 (0-5), 1 (5-10), 1 (10-15), 1 (15-20), 1 (20-30), 1 (60-70);
    Females: 2 (5-10), 1 (40-50);

    ....Slaves: 8
    ....Males: 3 (10-24), 1 (36-55);
    Females: 2 (0-10), 1 (10-24), 1 (36-55)
    2
  • Event: Court 7 May 1832 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: George Mason was appointed guardian of the five orphans of his eldest child, James Mason, who died in 1829. 8
  • Event: The Southern Recorder Court 13 Aug 1833 Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia
  • Note:
    Mason George, guardian of the orphans of James Mason, deceased, applies [in Washington County, Georgia] for leave to sell gold lot.

    From:  The Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, 1823-1842, edition dated 13 Aug 1833.
    16
  • Event: The Southern Recorder Court 18 Aug 1835 Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia
  • Note:
    Mason James Estate. George Mason, guardian of the orphans of James Mason, advertises to sell a Lumpkin County Gold Lot No. 1027, 12th Dist., 1st Section, Cherokee Co. (now Lumpkin). 18 Aug 1835.

    From:  The Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, 1823-1842
    16
  • Event: Tax Digest 1836
  • Note:
    State: GA;  County: Washington;  Tax Digest, 1836
    ===================================
    Surname........First Name....GA Military Dist. (GMD)....Captain........Page
    Mason………George……………..89…….….........…...Mason…......41

    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.
    17
  • Event: Census Report 1840
  • Note:
    State: GA;  County: Washington;  Dist: 89;  Enumerator: Robert Tennille;
    Roll: M704_53;  Image: 0151-0152;  Line: 14;  Page: 221A/B
    ===================================
    Head of Household: George Mason
    ...Males: 1 (10-15), 2 (15-20), 1 (40-50) 1 (70-80);
    Females: 1 (15-20), 1 (60-70);

    ...Slaves: 10
    ....Males:  3 (0-10), 3 (24-36), 1 (36-55);
    Females:   1 (0-10), 1 (24-36), 1 (55-100)

    Occu:  Agriculture 7;  Manufacturing 1

    Note:  The male (40-50) was most probably George's second son, Raiford Mason, who never married.
    3
  • Event: Estate 1843 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: Washington County, Georgia Administrators and Bonds, 1829-1871, on page 215 recorded the bond posted by .John F. Mason and Jethro Arline, administrators of Estate of George Mason, 1843. 18
  • Event: Estate 9 Jan 1843 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    John F. Mason was appointed administrator of the estate of George Mason on Jan 9, 1843.

    From Georgia Intestate Records, p 301:

    "Mason, George, dec'd, L/A issued to John F. Mason 1/9/1843, Washington."

    [L/A = Letters of Administration]
    19 4 20
  • Change Date: 25 Feb 2014 at 17:47



    Marriage 1 Sarah --?-- b: Bet 1770 and 1780
    • Married: 7
    • Change Date: 1 Apr 2007
    Children
    1. Has Children James MASON b: Abt 1796 in Georgia
    2. Has No Children Raiford MASON b: 1798 in Washington County, Georgia
    3. Has Children Henry MASON b: Abt 1801 in Georgia
    4. Has Children Mary "Polly" MASON b: 1807 in Georgia
    5. Has Children Elizabeth "Betsy" MASON b: 20 Oct 1809 in Washington County, Georgia
    6. Has Children John Franklin MASON b: 22 Aug 1811 in Washington County, Georgia

    Sources:
    1. Title: 1820 Washington County. Georgia Census [Online]
      Publication: [primary source] Sandersville, Georgia, 1820. [Ancestry.com electronic database: images of original documents]
      Date: 10 Mar 2001
      Page: Roll M33_9;  Image: 0233;  Line: 18;  Page: 139A
    2. Title: 1830 Washington County, Georgia Census [Online]
      Publication: [primary source] Sandersville, Georgia, 1830.[Ancestry.com electronic database: images of original documents]
      Date: 10 Mar 2001
      Page: Roll: M19_21;  Image: 0547-0548;  Line: 4;  Page: 276A/B
    3. Title: 1840 Washington County, Georgia Census [Online]
      Publication: [primary source] Sandersville, Georgia, 1840. [Ancestry.com electronic database: images of original documents]
      Date: 10 Mar 2001
      Page: Roll: M704_53;  Image: 0151-0152;  Line: 14;  Page: 221A/B
    4. 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
    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: 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
    7. Title: Mason Family Research Files
      Author: Mason, Alice, Compiler
      Publication: [primary and secondary source] amason@tntech.edu
    8. Title: Georgia Intestate Records
      Author: Austin, Jeanette Holland
      Publication: [primary source] Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1986
      Date: 16 Oct 2003
    9. Title: 1805-1806 Washington County, Georgia Tax Digest
      Publication: [primary source] Sandersville, Georgia, 1806 [Records on file at the Washington County courthouse.]
      Date: 10 Oct 2008
    10. Title: 1811-1812 Washington County, Georgia Tax Digest
      Publication: [primary source] Sandersville, Georgia, 1812 [Records on file at the Washington County courthouse.]
      Date: 10 Oct 2008
    11. Title: The Third or 1820 Land Lottery of Georgia
      Author: Lucas, The Rev. Silas Emmett, Jr., Compiler
      Publication: [primary source] Easly, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1986
      Date: 16 Oct 2003
      Page: p 312
    12. Title: Records of Washington County, Georgia
      Author: De Lamar, Marie, and Rothstein, Elisabeth, Compilers
      Publication: [primary source] Albany, GA: Delwyn Associates, 1975. (Reprinted with an added index by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985. Reprinted for Clearfield Compnay, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 2000.)
      Date: 9 Sep 2003
    13. Title: Index to Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia 1756-1909
      Author: Lucas, Jr., The Rev. Silas Emmett, author
      Publication: [primary source] Vidalia, GA: Georgia Genealogical Reprints, 1970
      Date: 10 Sep 2003
      Page: p 412
    14. Title: 1825 Washington County, Georgia Tax Digest
      Publication: [primary source] Sandersville, Georgia, 1825 [Records on file at the Washington County courthouse.]
      Date: 10 Oct 2008
      Page: p 64
    15. 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 28
    16. Title: Memoirs of Georgia
      Author: McCall,
      Page: Vol. III
    17. 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
    18. Title: Washington County, Georgia Administrators and Bonds, 1829-1871
      Publication: [primary source] Sandersville, Georgia. Office of Probate Court.
      Date: 11 Oct 2008
      Page: p 215
    19. 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
    20. Title: Georgia Intestate Records
      Author: Austin, Jeanette Holland
      Publication: [primary source] Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1986
      Date: 16 Oct 2003
      Page: p 301
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