Wednesday, June 21, 2017


LIEUT. ROBERT J. MASON, Ohio County, is the son of Robert C. Mason, who
was born in Virginia in about 1812, and with his family removed to Oldham County, Ky., in 1837. He still lives at the latter place and is postmaster and Chapter Mason. He has a fine library, and is a scholarly gentleman. The mother of Lieut. Mason was born about 1802, in Culpeper County, Va., and died in January, 1881. Her maiden name was Frances Smith. Lieut. Mason was born in Madison, Va., April 12, 1829. He received his early training in the schools of Kentucky, which at that time afforded but meager advantages; he has acquired much by a later course of study and reading. At the age of twenty-one he commenced business for himself as farmer, carpenter and practical engineer. In 1864 he purchased a farm in McLean County, and improved it continuously until 1881, when he made an exchange and obtained a part of William Field's, consisting of 115 acres, all first class land, with good improvements and a superior quality of spring water. Lieut. Mason was married October 4, 1866, to Mary E. Hall, eldest daughter of Isaac S. and Julia H. Hall, of Oldham County. The former died in 1871, leaving a widow and ten children; the latter still lives on the old place at Oldham. This union was blessed with one child — Isaac, born April 28, 1868. He is a student and teacher. Lieut. Mason is a member of the Blue Lodge of Masons and is one of the leading members of the community; takes a deep interest in temperance, education and all progressive movements.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note: Robert Johnson Mason died at age 92 of pneumonia 31 Oct 1921 in Buford, Ohio County. He is buried in the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Buford.

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