Warren Mason

Warren Mason

Fayette County, Indiana, USA
Death Aug 1893 (aged 70)
Wabash County, Indiana, USA
Burial Lincolnville, Wabash County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 35885245 · View Source
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(From "History of Wabash County, Indiana" pub. 1884, pg 369-A)
WARREN MASON. This prominent agriculturist was born April 11, 1823, the oldest son of Horatio and Amelia (Perrin) Mason, descendants of a family conspicuous in the annals of New England for many generations back. Young Warren was fairly education, and after an experience in youth similar to that of most boys brought up on a farm, he was married March 2, 1845 to Miss Mary Handley.

Coming to Wabash County in 1853, Mr. Mason has since become prominent as a successful and enterprising farmer and stock-raiser. Although not an aspirant for public office, he has held many positions of honor and reponsibility. He is President of the New Holland Turnpike Company, and was President of the Wabash County Agricultural Society during the years 1881 and 1882.

Mr. and Mrs. M. were the parents of seven children, two of whom survive, viz., Oliver H. and O.W.

(From 1875 Wabash County Atlas) Warren and Alonzo Mason, whose residences are pictured here, and who live on farms adjoining each other in La Gro Township, trace their ancestry back in one unbroken line to one Sampson Mason, who was a soldier or dragoonman in the Republican Army of Oliver Cromwell in 1642. From the few items of history that can be gathered regarding him, he in all probability belongs to the famous "Ironsides" regiment of cavalry which performed with prodigies of valor at the battle of Maraten Moors, fought in 1644.

Sampson Mason came to this country about the year 1650, and settled in the early Puritan town of Rehoboth. On account of his Baptist principles, we find it recorded that he was only allowed the privileges of a sojourner there, though, in course of time, he became one of the founders of Swansey south of Rehoboth, where the religious profession of a Baptist -- even at that day of persecution for conscience sake -- did not debar anyone from the enjoyment of civil rights. His wife, the mother of this branch of the Mason family, was Mary Butterworth, also a native of England. They raised a family of thirteen children.

Warren and Alonzo Mason belong to the seventh generation of the children of Stephen Mason, the soldier who fought under Cromwell. Their father, Horatio Masion, was born in 1797, in Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York. He married Amelia Perrin , who was a year younger than himself, in Connersville, Ind., on July 24th, 1819. She was a native of Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Their children were: Mahala Mason, born March 19th, 1821; Warren Mason, born April 11th 1823; Alonzo Mason, born Nov. 13th, 1824; and Amelia Mason born Dec. 16th, 1828. Warren Mason, the oldest son of Horatio Mason, was married to Mary Hauley on March 2, 1845. They have had seven children, but two of whom are living, viz Oliver H. Mason, born Oct. 21st, 1857 and Owen W. Mason, born Sept. 20th, 1865. Alonzo Mason, the second son of Horatio Mason, was married to Elizabeth Green, September 11th, 1845. They had five children, all of whom are living, viz Charlotte Mason, born Aug. 15th, 1846; Albert Mason, born Dec. 30th, 1848; Ernest Mason, born March 2nd, 1851; Lawrence Mason, born Aug. 22nd, 1858; and Marietta Mason, born June 4th, 1868. Alonzo Mason came to this county in 1851, and Warren in 1858. Both are enterprising citizens, model farmers and among the foremost men of this county. They are staunch Republicans, and though never seeking office, have held many public positions of responsibility and trust. Warren is now President of the New Holland Turnpike Company and owns in that corporation more than double the stock controlled by any other member. Alonzo has filled the trying and responsible office of County Commissioner, and both have been County Real Estate Appraisers.

Alonzo Mason joined the Christian Church in his youthful days, and has ever been a consistent member of that denomination; while Warren, though not an active member of any religious organization, has ever thrown his influence on the side of education, virtue and morality. Every worthy public enterprise has always found in them most generous supporters. If more than an ordinary success has been attained by them in the affairs of life, and the accumulation of property, it furnishes to the young men of the rising generation a worthy example of what may be accomplished by earnest, energetic and persevering labors, good management and a strict regard for the rights and privileges of others.

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