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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JOHN B. MASON, farmer and stock-grower, who was born in Perry Township, Greene County, Penn., July 22, 1816, is a son of Peter and Naomi (Jones) Mason.  His father, who was born in Cumberland County in 1793, was the son of John E. Mason, one of the first shoemakers in Dunkard Township.  Peter Mason was a farmer by occupation, and died January 1, 1888, leaving a family of eleven children.  Mrs. Naomi Mason was a confirmed invalid for twenty-one years, and died August 28, 1870.  John B., the second son, was reared in Whiteley Township, where he attended the district schools.  He has spent a long life in his chosen occupation, and is one of the most successful and best known citizens in his township.  He is the owner of a well-improved farm where he resides, near Davistown, Penn.  After his mother’s death Mr. Mason took care of his aged father until his death.  In 1840 John B. Mason married Miss Hannah, daughter of John and Margaret (Wilson) Phillips.  They are faithful members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which Mr. Mason has served as class-leader for over forty years.  He is also actively interested in the Sabbath-school, and has been superintendent for many years.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 30 October 2008
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