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Sampson Mason
Birth: Mar. 10, 1625
Metropolitan Borough of Bolton
Greater Manchester, England
Death: Sep. 15, 1676
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA


Sampson was the son of Robert Mason (b. 1600 Bolton, Lancashire, England and d. 28 May 1644 in Marston Moors, Bolton, Lancashire, England) and Hannah Elizabeth Wheaton (b. 1600 Bolton, Lancashire, England and d. 8 Oct 1643 Bolton, Lancashire, England).

Sampson Mason, the immigrant ancestor, was a soldier or "dragoon" in Cromwell's army, and he came to America about 1650. The earliest record found of him in America is in the Suffolk county record of the settlement of the estate of Edward Bullock, of Dorchester, Massachusetts. His will was dated July 25, 1640, and a debt is mentioned due to Sampson Mason for his wife's shoes. In 1651 Sampson Mason purchased a house and land in Dorchester of William Botts, and afterwards sold it to Jacob Hewins. He removed to Rehoboth, Massachusetts, where by vote of the town, December, 1657, was given permission to buy land and settle there. He was a Baptist, and the records show that he and other Baptists became prominent in the town in spite of the fact that they were only allowed to live there, without the privilege of being made freemen, by the Puritan inhabitants. He obtained grants of land south of Rehoboth, from the Indians, in the town Swansea. His name is among the original associates and founders of the town, and of the original proprietors of the "North Purchase," later Attleborough, Massachusetts. He died in 1676, in the midst of Indian wars, and his widow settled that of the estate which was left after the ravages of the Indians. (Excerpt from Cutter, William Richard. New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the achievements of her people in the making of commonwealths and the founding of a nation, Volume 2. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914, page 984.)

He immigrated in 1649 to Dorchester, Mass. On the 9th of March that year he married Mary Butterworth. They had 13 children together:

1)Noah b. 2 Oct 1651 Dorchester, MA and d. 2 Mar 1700. he m. (1) Martha ? and (2) Sarah Fitch

2)Sampson Jr. b. 1654 Dorchester, MA. he m. (1) Experience Lewis and (2) Abigail Barstow.

3)John b. 1656 Dorchester, MA and d. 18 Mar 1682. he m. Content Wales

4)Samuel b. 12 Feb 1657 Rehoboth, MA and d. 25 Jan 1744. he m. (1) Elisabeth Miller
and (2) Liddea Masters Tabor

5)Sarah b. 15 Feb 1658 Rehoboth, MA and d. abt 28 Jan 1712. she m. (1) Samuel Phillips and (2) Daniel Brown.

6)Mary b. 7 Feb 1660 Rehoboth, MA and d. 15 Nov 1727 Rehoboth, MA. she m. Ephraim Wheaton

7)James b. 30 Oct 1661 Rehoboth, MA

8)Joseph b. 6 Mar 1663 Rehoboth, MA and d. 19 May 1748. he m. (1) Anne Daggett and (2) Lydia Bowen

9)Bethiah b. 15 Oct 1665 Rehoboth, MA and d. bef 1711. she m. John Wood

10)Isaac b. 15 Jul 1667 Rehoboth, MA and d. 25 Jan 1742 Swansea, MA. he m. Hannah Myles

11)Pelatiah b. 1 Apr 1669 Rehoboth, MA and d. 29 Mar 1763 Swansea, MA. he m. Hephzibah Brooks

12)Benjamin b. 20 Oct 1670 Rehoboth, MA and d. Aug 1740. he m. Ruth Rounds

13)Thankful b. 27 Oct 1672 Rehoboth, MA and d. aft 1730. she m. Thomas Bowen


Family links: 
  Robert Mason (1600 - 1644)
  Hannah Elizabeth Wheaton Mason (1600 - 1643)
  Mary Butterworth Mason (1629 - 1714)*
  Noah Mason (1651 - 1699)*
  Sampson Mason (1654 - ____)*
  John Mason (1656 - 1683)*
  Samuel Mason (1657 - 1744)*
  Sarah Mason (1658 - ____)*
  Mary Mason Wheaton (1660 - 1727)*
  James Mason (1661 - ____)*
  Joseph Mason (1663 - 1748)*
  Bethia Mason Wood (1665 - ____)*
  Isaac Mason (1667 - 1742)*
  Pelatiah Mason (1669 - 1763)*
  Benjamin Mason (1670 - 1740)*
  Thankful Mason Bowen (1672 - 1745)*
*Calculated relationship
Mason-Horton Cemetery
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Maintained by: CW
Originally Created by: Suze
Record added: Sep 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42068171

11 Generations, Paternal Great Grandfather
- Laura Zimmerman
 Added: Jun. 13, 2017
My 8th great grandfather and we are descendants of three of his children.I had a .pdf document of a book written in 1902 on the family if anyone wants a copy.
- Marcia J Mason
 Added: Jun. 12, 2017
7th Great GrandfatherI find it amazing that my Grandmothers family came from the same area as my Grandfathers family..Lancashire England..
- Janet (Sayre/Mason) Denger Caruso
 Added: Mar. 26, 2017
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