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Barnard Mason

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Swansea, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA0
Death: December 6, 1804 (69)
Cheshire, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Cheshire, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathan Mason and Lillis Mason (Hale)
Husband of Abiah Werden Mason and Abiah Mason (Esterbrook)
Father of Lillis Fish; Jesse Mason; Lillis Fish (Mason); Freelove Mason; Rosanna Mason and 5 others
Brother of Samson Mason; Jesse Mason; Lillis Fish (Mason); Nathan Mason; Innocent Kingsley (Mason) and 10 others

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About Barnard Mason

Mar 15 1735 - Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Death: th: Dec 6 1804 - Cheshire, Berkshire Co., MA Parents: Nathan Mason, Lillis Hale Siblings: Samson Mason, Jesse Mason, Lillis Mason, Nathan Mason, Freelove Mason, Innocent Mason, Mary Mason, Aaron Mason, Rosanna Mason, Sibbel Mason, Levi Mason, Pardon Mason, Phoebe Mason, Nancy Mason

"History of the Town of Cheshire, Berkshire County, Massachusetts", Published 1885

Pages 39 & 40

Among those who entered the settlement prior to the breaking out of the war was the family of Nathan Mason. Nathan, the father, never tried the new country, but his sons, Samson, Barnet, Jessie, Nathan, Levi, Pardon and Aaron made for themselves homes at New Providence or Lanesborough. These brothers, with the exception of Samson, were in several engagements during the war of the Revolution and saw some severe fighting. Their names appear, again and again, upon the pay-rolls. They were in the hot fight at Bennington, and were so begrimed with the powder which covered their faces that they did not know one another when they met upon the field after the battle was over.

They, were all at the Bennington fight, save Nathan who was unable to go in consequence of a lameness brought on by some rheumatic difficulty. Grave fears were entertained by some that if the British won the day they would advance across the border line into Massachusetts, and thus sweep on up the county of Berkshire. So the brothers, in a family conclave hastily gathered before leaving home, arranged with Nathan to hold the ox team in readiness, so that at a moment's warning of the approach of the dreaded foe he could gather in the capacious cart the members of the various families, and be off toward the south.

Samson Mason's name never appears in the annals of the town, either by tradition or record; his stay was probably short. Pardon Mason returned to Providence. Of Aaron Mason there is nothing definite after his return from the war.

Barnet, Levi, Nathan, and Jessie Mason located on, or near "Pork Lane." Barnet' married Biah Werden, Werden Mason was their son, who was father of Barnet", Calvin, John and Alden, Jesse' Mason, who lived upon the farm now occupied by Leroy Northrop, was the father of Nathan and Sherborn. Nathan Mason was the father of Abner, Nathan Barnet', Isaiah, Eda, Desire.

Levi Mason married Amy Gilson, and their large family was reared in a house on the corner of "Pork Lane" and the main road, now owned by Liberty Hammond. There was Levi, Roswell, Silas, Pardon, Isaac and Arnold, Phelinda, Lovina, Laura, Lucinda, Merinda.

Nathan Mason, son of Nathan', married a daughter of James Mason,' who had settled at the "Kitchen" a place where his son Joshua, and again his grandson Nathan lived upon the land, carried on the tanning business, and where, now, a member of the family in the fourth generation resides. Nathan Mason- was the father of Kev. Almond AV. Mason, Dr. Ira N. Mason, Ethan A., Desire, and Robie.

Melancthon, son of Silas Mason, became a successful mechanical engineer, and was the inventor of the locomotive head-light. He had the supervision of the car shops of the New York Central Railroad at Auburn, for a long term of years.

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Barnard Mason's Timeline

March 15, 1735
Swansea, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA0
Age 1
December 20, 1765
Age 30
New Ashford, Massachusetts, USA
December 26, 1765
Age 30
December 6, 1804
Age 69
Cheshire, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States