Ensign Japhet Mason, Jr.

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Japhet Mason, Jr.

Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: March 4, 1787 (44)
Stephentown, Albany, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Japhet Mason, Sr. and Mary Mason
Husband of Patience Mason
Father of Mary Mason; John Mason; Daniel Mason; Amos Mason; Sarah Hempstead and 7 others
Brother of Eunice Storke; Samuel Mason; Wealthy Davenport; Naomi Tharp and Amos Mason

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About Ensign Japhet Mason, Jr.

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Japhet Mason a house carpenter living on what is now called Old Fort Road New London hearing the alarm took his gun from its hooks and entered Fort Trumbull as a volunteer From there he crossed the river to Fort Griswold with his brother in law Stephen Hempstead near whom he was standing at the time of the killing of Ledyard and saw it as described Seeing there was no quarter to be expected he fled and escaped He afterward moved to Stephentown New York State where he died March 4 1787 after which his family returned to New London

source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...

By William Wallace Harris  p. 222

  1. A074857

Married Patience Hempstead 2 - Apr - 1767 served as ensign of the first company under Capt. John Hempstead, Third Regiment, Connecticut militia, 1777. He was at Fort Trumbull with his brother-in-law and escaped with a wound in the thigh. He was born in New London, Conn.; died in Stephentown, New York.

Birth: Aug 19 1742 - Connecticut, United States Death: Mar 4 1787 - New York, USA Father: Japeth Mason Son: Amos Mason Siblings: Samuel Mason, Eunice Stork (born Mason), Wealthy Davenport (born Mason), Naomi Tharp (born Mason), Amos Mason

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Ensign Japhet Mason, Jr.'s Timeline

August 19, 1742
New London, Connecticut Colony
May 31, 1768
Age 25
June 18, 1771
Age 28
April 2, 1774
Age 31
New London, CT, USA
May 5, 1774
Age 31
April 2, 1776
Age 33
May 5, 1776
Age 33
May 30, 1778
Age 35
New London, CT, USA
July 5, 1782
Age 39