"In 1750, his father deeded land to him in Brunswick County and in the early fall he moved there with his wife and two small sons, Sterling and Isaac. The Albemarle Parish Register gives the names of two children, the names of the other children were taken from the will of Christopher Mason's wife, Sarah Mason. Chrisopher Mason was appointed Sheriff of Brunswick County on February 5, 1765."
Source: Southside Masons of Virginia, p. 6.
Christopher Mason --VA
Christopher Mason was born about 1730 in Surry Co., VA. He was the son of John and Elizabeth (Harrison) Mason. He married Sarah Chappell and they moved to Brunswick County before 1747 where he served as sheriff. Sarah was the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Briggs) Chappell. Sarah was born about 1732 in Sussex Co., VA. Their children were:
1. Sterling, who was baptized Aug. 2, 1747.* (Predeceased his father)
2. Isaac, who was baptized Dec. 16, 1748.*
* Recorded in the Albemarle Parish Register.
3. Joseph, born about 1750, who married Elizabeth Watson, daughter of William Watson.
4. John, born about 1751, who married Elizabeth Jones.
5. Elizabeth, born about 1753, who married Lewis Speed.
6. Martha, who married a Mr. Johnson.
8. Henry, who married Rebecca Jeter.
9. Sarah, born about 1758, who married Randolph Newsum.
Christopher Mason was a Revolutionary Soldier in Virginia. He served as a Sergeant in the Virginia Continental Line from Brunswick County, Virginia. We find him listed in Bounty Land Warrants, Rev. War Records, Vol. 1, by Brumbaugh, p. 255. He is also found in the Historical Reg. of VA in the Revolution, by Gwathmey, p. 504, Sgt. Inf. Nb11. We find Christopher Mason in a list of Soldiers of The Virginia Line on Continental Establishment who have received Certificates for the balances of their full pay agreeable to an act of Assembly held November, 1781. War 4, Reg. C, 4758.
Christopher Mason made his will in Brunswick County while very "sickly and weak." He remembered his wife, Sarah, gave his son Joseph four shillings, and left one Negro girl Amy to his daughter Elizabeth Speed and her husband, Lewis Speed. To execute his will he appointed Owen Myrick, wife, Sarah Mason, brother, David Mason, and son Joseph Mason (will dated 26 Mar. 1773 [Brunswick County, Virginia, Will Book 5, page 41] , recorded 23 Nov. 1778). Sarah Mason survived her husband more than twenty years. Sarah (Chappell) Mason's will was dated May 26, 1796 and recorded Sept. 26, 1796 [Brunswick County, Virginia, Will Book 6, page 57].
MASON, CHRISTOPHER SR
Ancestor #: A074773
VIRGINIA Rank: SERGEANT
CIRCA 1730 VIRGINIA
ANTE 23 Nov 1778 BRUNSWICK CO VIRGINIA
BRUMBAUGH, REV WAR RECS, VA, P 255
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Buried on family land.
Sarah Chappell Mason