Sen. Stevens Thomson Mason, (DemRep-VA)

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Sen. Stevens Thomson Mason, (DemRep-VA)

Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Province of Virginia
Death: May 9, 1803 (42)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomson Mason, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia and Mary King Mason (Barnes)
Husband of Mary Elizabeth Mason (Armistead)
Father of John Thomson Mason; Sen. Armistead Thomson Mason, (DemRep-VA); Emily Rutger McCarty and Catherine Hicks
Brother of Abraham Barnes Thomson Mason; John Thomson Mason and Ann Thomson Chichester
Half brother of Dorothea Anna Hirst

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About Sen. Stevens Thomson Mason, (DemRep-VA)

Stevens Thomson Mason (December 29, 1760 – May 10, 1803) was a Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, a member of the Virginia state legislature and a Republican U.S. Senator from Virginia (1794–1803).

Early life and military career

Mason was born at Chopawamsic in Stafford County, Virginia[1] and attended William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Dumfries, Virginia in Prince William County, Virginia. He served in the Continental Army as an aide to General George Washington at the Battle of Yorktown and was a brigadier general in the Virginia Militia.

Political career

He was a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates in 1783 and 1794, a member of the Virginia State Senate 1787–1790, and a delegate to the Virginia Ratification Convention in 1788. In 1794, Mason was elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Monroe. He was reelected in 1797 and again in 1803, serving from 18 November 1794, until his death in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is interred in the family burying ground at Raspberry Plain in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Marriage and children

Mason married Mary Elizabeth Armistead on May 1, 1783. The couple had six children:

John Thomson Mason (January 8, 1787 – April 17, 1850)
Armistead Thomson Mason (1787 – February 6, 1819)
Stevens Thomson Mason (1789 – 17 November 1815)
Mary Thomson Mason (1791–1813)
Emily Rutger Mason (1793–1837)
Catherine Mason (born 1795)


Stevens Thomson Mason was a nephew of George Mason (1725–1792); son of Thomson Mason (1733–1785); brother of John Thomson Mason (1765–1824); half-brother of William Temple Thomson Mason (1782–1862); first cousin of George Mason V (1753–1796); first cousin once removed of Thomson Francis Mason (1785–1838), George Mason VI (1786–1834), Richard Barnes Mason (1797–1850), and James Murray Mason (1798–1871); father of Armistead Thomson Mason (1787–1819) and John Thomson Mason (1787–1850); uncle of John Thomson Mason, Jr. (1815–1873); and grandfather of Stevens Thomson Mason (1811–1843).

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Sen. Stevens Thomson Mason, (DemRep-VA)'s Timeline

December 29, 1760
Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Province of Virginia
August 4, 1787
Age 26
Armisteads, Louisa County, Virginia, United States
Age 26
Raspberry Plain, Loudoun County, Virginia, United States
Age 32
"Raspberry Plain", Loudoun Co., Va
Age 34
May 9, 1803
Age 42
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States