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Joseph Mason

Also Known As: "Elder Joseph Mason"
Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Warren, Rhode Island (was still Swansea, MA at the time)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sampson Mason, of Bolton & Rehoboth and Mary Mason
Husband of Anna Mason and Lydia Mason
Father of Joseph II Mason; Ann Munro; Freelove Gorton and Lydia Mason
Brother of Noah Mason; Bethiah Wood; Sampson Mason, II; John Mason; Sarah Phillips and 7 others

Occupation: shoemaker
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About "Elder" Joseph Mason

Joseph Mason

  • Birth: Mar 6 1663 - Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA
  • Death: May 19 1748
  • Parents: Sampson Mason, Mary Butterworth
  • Married: Anna Daggett, Lydia Bowen

Notes for Elder JOSEPH MASON

Mentions in his will of 26 Mar 1748 his dau. Freelove Gorton and granddau. Susannah <Thomas Gorton>

Joseph Mason succeeded Elder Thomas Barnes as minister of the Second Baptist Church in Swansey, July, 1709.

In 1737 or 8 he resigned the pastorage, on account of infirmity of body, and not of mind, as the Church record states, and his nephew, elder Job Mason, was chosen in his place. <NEHGS Vol 18 page 249>

Joseph Mason held many offices in the town of Swansea, Mass. and served as one of the Selectmen during the years 1704, 1705, 1706 amd 1707. He served also as Town Clerk during this period. In 1707 and 1708 he served as Representative to the General Court of Mass and in July of the year 1709 was ordained pastor of the Second Church of Swansea and so continued until his death. He was a shoemaker by trade. A few years before his death the Province line was changed and the section of Swansea in which le lived was set off to Rhode Island. His will was therefore dated and recorded in Warren, RI, which town, ingreater part, was formed from territory taken from Swansea and given to Rhode Island. He died May 19, 1748 and is bured in the old family cemetry on his son's homestead in Warren, a short distance from the Massachusett's line. <Genealogy of the Sampson Mason Family, page 23, compiled by Alverdo Hayward Mason; 1902.>

Copy of will located in Genealogy of the Sampson Mason Family, page 23, compiled by Alverdo Hayward Mason; 1902. <Located in the New England Histoci Genealogical Society 101 Newbury St, Boston, Mass 02116>

More About Elder JOSEPH MASON:

Burial: Warren, RI85

Occupation: Pastor of Second Church of Swansea Mass


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"Elder" Joseph Mason's Timeline

March 6, 1663
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
April 3, 1687
Age 24
Swansea, Plymouth Colony
August 28, 1688
Age 25
Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts
June 5, 1695
Age 32
Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts
November 7, 1704
Age 41
Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts
May 19, 1748
Age 85
Warren, Rhode Island (was still Swansea, MA at the time)
May 1748
Age 85