Saturday, September 11, 2010

Surname Saturday - Mason

Today's surname is Mason, the surname of one of my 6th great-grandmothers.

6. Elmer Dennis Hopkins
12. James Arton Hopkins
25. Eliza Hopkins
50. Stephen Hopkins, Jr.
100. Stephen Hopkins, Sr.
201. Elizabeth Cole

403. Freelove Mason
Born 14 Nov 1720, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Married Joseph Cole 1 May 1738, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts

806. Joseph Mason
Married Elizabeth Barney 3 Jun 1714, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts

It's obvious that I haven't done much work on this line or really any of the related Hopkins and Cole lines in New England. While writing this post, I spent a few minutes in the New England Historic Genealogical Society online databases and added a couple of facts. [Note: Membership is required to access their online databases.] I really need to spend some serious time on the NEHGS website.

Click on the links above for sources and possibly additional information on each ancestor and their families. The new information found today won't be included in those links. The source for the birth and marriage of Freelove Mason is:
Vital Records of Swansea, Massachusetts to 1850 (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004), (Orig. Pub. Boston, Massachusetts, NEHGS, Vital Records of Swansea, Massachusetts to 1850. Transcribed by H.L.Peter Rounds; edited by Jane Fletcher Fiske and Margaret F. Costello, 1992 )
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1 comment:

  1. Checked my database, just for fun. Nada. When it comes to my 'people', way back in those days, I tend to not have as much either. Much to do. So...much to do!