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  • ID: I5012
  • Name: James MASON
  • Given Name: James
  • Surname: Mason 1 2 3 4
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1796 in Georgia 1 4
  • Death: Bef 28 May 1829 in Washington County, Georgia 5 4
  • Event: Land 1805 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    James successfully registered for the 1805 Goergia Land Lottery as follows:

    Mason, James, #2049,      BB (He was eligible for 2 draws but did not win any land.)
    6 7
  • Event: Land 1807 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    James successfully drew one land lot in the 1807 Goergia Land Lottery as follows:

    Mason, James      Washington      Andersons      71/13      Wilkinson
    8
  • Event: Census Report 1820
  • Note:
    State: GA;  County: Emanuel;  Dist: not stated;  Enumerator: unk;
    Roll M33_6;  Image:0051;  Line: 28;  Page: 84
    ===================================
    Head of Household: James Mason
    ...White Males:  1 (0-10), 1 (18-26);
    White Females:  1 (26-45);
    .....Agriculture:  2
    ............Slaves:  1
    1
  • Event: Tax Digest 1825
  • Note:
    State: GA;  County: Washington;  Tax Digest, 1825
    ===================================
    Surname........First Name.....GA Military Dist. (GMD)....Captain........Page
    Mason………James..…….....……..89…………………....?..............66
  • Event: Public Service 1 May 1827 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: James was commissioned as Justice of the Peace for the 89th Militia District. 9 10
  • Event: Military Service 7 Mar 1828 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: James was commissioned Captain of the 89th District Company of Militia on 7 Mar 1828. 11
  • Event: Tax Digest 1828
  • Note:
    State: GA;  County: Washington;  Tax Digest, 1828
    ===================================
    Surname........First Name.....GA Military Dist. (GMD)....Captain........Page
    Mason………James..…….....……..89…………………Mason…......57

    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.

    Note"  James was captain of the 89th Militia District.
    12
  • Event: Public Service 10 Jan 1829 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: James was commissioned as Justice of the Peace for Mason's 89th Militia District (James was also the militia captain). 9 13
  • Event: The Southern Recorder Court 28 May 1829 Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia
  • Note:
    Mason James Estate. James Hicks applies for Letters of Administration.

    From:  The Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, 1823-1842, issue dated  28 May 1829.
    14
  • Event: Estate 28 May 1829 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: In 1829 James Hicks, brother of Nancy Jane (Hicks) Mason, was granted Letters of Administration for the estate of James Mason. 5
  • Event: The Southern Recorder Court 2 Jan 1830 Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia
  • Note:
    James Hicks, administratorof the estate of James Mason, deceased, will apply for leave to sell real estate and negroes [in Washington County, Georgia].

    From:  The Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, 1823-1842
    14
  • Event: Court Record 7 May 1832 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: In 1832 his father, George Mason, was appointed guardian of James' five minor orphans: Miles, Morris R., Madison, Sarah Ann and Pellina Mason. 4 2
  • Event: Court Record 12 Sep 1833 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: James Hicks, administrator of estate of James Mason, filed for Letters of Dismission.
  • 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 in November 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
    14
  • Change Date: 14 Sep 2013 at 00:07



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

    Marriage 1 Nancy Jane HICKS b: Abt 1800
    • Married: Bef 1820 in Washington County, Georgia 4
    • Change Date: 7 Oct 2000
    Children
    1. Has No Children Miles MASON b: Abt 1820
    2. Has Children Sarah Ann MASON b: Abt 1821 in Georgia
    3. Has Children Morris R. MASON b: Abt 1822
    4. Has Children Mary Ann Pauline MASON b: Abt 1824 in Washington County, Georgia
    5. Has Children Madison Hodges MASON b: 24 Jan 1826 in Washington County, Georgia

    Sources:
    1. Title: 1820 Emanuel County, Georgia Census [Online]
      Publication: [primary source] Swainsboro, Georgia, 1820. [Ancestry.com electronic database: images of original documents]
      Date: 1 Dec 2008
      Page: Roll M33_6;  Image:0051;  Line: 28;  Page: 84
    2. 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 43
    3. 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
    4. Title: Mason Family Research Files
      Author: Mason, Alice, Compiler
      Publication: [primary and secondary source] amason@tntech.edu
    5. 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 11
    6. Title: 1805 Georgia Land Lottery
      Author: Wood, Virginia S., and Ralph W. Wood, transcribed and indexed by
      Publication: [primary source] Cambridge, MA: The Greenewood Press, 1964
      Date: 16 Oct 2003
      Page: p 231
    7. 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
      Page: p 35, left column
    8. Title: The Second or 1807 Land Lottery of Georgia
      Author: Lucas, The Rev. Silas Emmett, Jr., Compiler
      Publication: [primary source] Easly, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1986
      Date: 18 Oct 2003
      Page: p 93
    9. 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
    10. Title: Georgia Justice of the Peace Commissions 1825-1828 (original book)
      Publication: [primary source] Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Department of Archives and History. Original records on microfilm.
      Date: 27 Nov 2008
      Page: p 278
    11. Title: Georgia Military Commissions 1827-1829
      Publication: [primary source] Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Department of Archives and History. Original records on microfilm.
      Date: 25 Nov 2008
      Page: p 340
    12. 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
    13. Title: Georgia Justice of the Peace Commission Book 1828-1830
      Publication: [primary source] Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Department of Archives and History. Original records on microfilm.
      Date: 27 Nov 2008
      Page: p 192
    14. Title: Memoirs of Georgia
      Author: McCall,
      Page: Vol. III
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