|Birth: ||Jul. 25, 1804|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 1864|
Sarah Brown Mason was born on July 25, 1804 in Providence, Rhode Island. She was a granddaughter of John Brown (1736-1803), who had been the wealthiest man in Providence. Her parents were physician James Brown Mason (1775-1819) and Alice Brown (1777-1823). She had two sisters: Abby Mason (1800-1822), who married Nicholas Brown III; and Rose Anne Mason (1817-1872), who married Dr. William Grosvenor.
Sarah's parents both died when she was in her teens, and she inherited substantial property, including the Oaklands estate on Smith St., now between Oakland and Hilltop Streets in Providence). On August 23, 1825 she married manufacturer George B. Ruggles, a Newport native who had briefly attended Brown University. He became involved in the management of the Mason family's Thompson Manufacturing Company in Thompson, Connecticut. His business setbacks led to the loss of a substantial portion of Sarah's inherited property. They had four children at Oaklands, as follows. Only one survived past early childhood.
1) Alice Elvira Ruggles (1826-1833)
2) Sarah Harriette Ruggles (1827-1836)
3) George B. Ruggles (1828-1878). Grad. Brown University, 1850; farmer in Chepachet, R.I.
4) John M. Ruggles (1834-1836)
Sarah's husband died in 1833, and three of their children died shortly thereafter. With just George Jr. remaining in the family, Sarah remarried lawyer Levi C. Eaton on October 12, 1837. They had five children together; all but sons Amasa and Charles died young:
5) Harriette R. Eaton (1838-1841)
6) Amasa M. Eaton (1841-1914). Providence lawyer and state representative.
7) Charles F. Eaton (1842-?). Artist in Santa Barbara, Cal.
8) Anna G. Eaton (1845-1865)
9) Frank H. Eaton (1847-1852)
James Brown Mason (1775 - 1819)
Alice Brown Mason (1779 - 1823)
George Benjamin Ruggles (1804 - 1833)
Levi Curtis Eaton (1812 - 1852)*
Alice Elmira Ruggles (1826 - 1833)*
Sarah Harriette Ruggles (1827 - 1836)*
George Benjamin Ruggles (1828 - 1878)*
John Mason Ruggles (1834 - 1836)*
Harriet Ruggles Eaton (1838 - 1841)*
Amasa Mason Eaton (1841 - 1914)*
Anna Grosvenor Eaton (1845 - 1865)*
Frank Howe Eaton (1847 - 1852)*
Abby Mason Brown (1800 - 1822)*
Zerviah Mason (1801 - 1802)*
Zerviah Mason (1803 - 1812)*
Sarah Brown Mason Eaton (1804 - 1864)
Rosa Anne Mason Grosvenor (1817 - 1872)*
North Burial Ground
Rhode Island, USA
Maintained by: Scout
Originally Created by: Superkentman
Record added: Feb 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65781415
|Photos may be scaled.|
Click on image for full size.