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Dr George Lee Mason
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1845
Emanuel County
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1885
Washington County
Georgia, USA

Company E, 1st Georgia Infantry
Company F, 62nd Georgia Infantry
Company F, 8th GA Cavalry
Confederate States Army.

Died at his residence in this county on the 21st of November, 1885, of paralysis of the brain, after an illness of not quite two days, Dr. George L. Mason, aged 40 years.

He was the son of John and Nancy Mason, the latter being a sister of Judge Samson [sic] and Mr. Silas Daniel. When not quite four years old he was left an orphan, both of his parents having died within two years of each other. His uncle, the late Mr. Silas Daniel, became his guardian, who with his estimable wife (now Mrs. Moreau) bestowed upon him the affections and care of parents. After the lapse of a few years, he went to live with the family of his aunt and uncle, Mrs. and Col. William a. Irwin, at the well known Irwin's Cross Roads, where most of his school years were spent.

When war sounded he joined the 38th Georgia Regiment, where he served faithfully until the surrender. Returning home he opened a mercantile business at the Cross Roads, but finding the occupation not genial at that time, he left for Texas, where he attended medical lectures, and graduated from the Medical College at Galveston in 1869.

Returning soon after again to his old home in Georgia he assumed the practice of medicine in which he became quite proficient, and also resumed the mercantile business, in which he was to a great degree successful. In 1872 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary V. Smith, the accomplished daughter of Dr. B. D. Smith, now of Forsyth.

After a few years abandoning the medical profession, he devoted himself to the management of several plantations, and to his mercantile affairs until death claimed him as his own.

Washington Co, GA, Newspaper Clippings, Volume III 1881-1889, p 201.

Transcribed by Diane Carrington Bradford
Family links: 
  Mary Vandella Smith Mason (1854 - 1935)*
  Mamie Myrtle Mason Sherouse (1879 - 1958)*
  Annie Belle Mason Lewis (1879 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Grave marker reads Dr. G.L. Mason.
Note: Son of John F. & Nancy Ann Daniel Mason.
Swainsboro City Cemetery
Emanuel County
Georgia, USA
Maintained by: Mike & Nancy Ridgdill
Originally Created by: Craig & Tonya Banks
Record added: May 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69368210
Dr George Lee Mason
Added by: Mike & Nancy Ridgdill
Dr George Lee Mason
Added by: Craig & Tonya Banks
Dr George Lee Mason
Added by: Craig & Tonya Banks
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IN REMEMBANCE, Glenn M, Mary Catherine Bischer Massey & Family
- Glenn Michael Massey
 Added: Jul. 29, 2013
Dr. George Lee Mason married Mary Vandella "Mamie" Smith, my 1st cousin 4x removed. Deo Vendice.
- Mike & Nancy Ridgdill
 Added: Sep. 25, 2012
George Lee Mason, Private, Co E, 1st GA Infantry; Private, Co F, 62nd GA Infantry; Private, Co F, 8th GA Cavalry, Confederate States Army.
- Confederate Graves of Emanuel County, Georgia
 Added: Oct. 16, 2011

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