About Henry Mason, Sr.
Fort Griswold Defense:
"Henry Mason of New London like others seeing the uselessness of fighting after the enemy were in the fort jumped off the parapet and ran for his life escaping with a slight bullet wound in the leg. He lived for many years afterward and followed his trade in New London where he died April 24 1836 aged seventy seven"
source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...
By William Wallace Harris, p. 236-7