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Robert Mason was born in Bolton, Lancastershire, England

Sampson Mason was born  on March 10, 1623-24 in England.  He died 2 March 1650-51 in Dorchester, Boston, MA. He married Elizabeth Mary Butterworth  between 1650-51 in Dorchester, MA  Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry Butterworth born abt 1758 in Rochdale, Lancaster, England.  He died about 1636 in Weymouth, MA.  He married Mary ? 1620 in England.

Joseph Mason born about 1662/63 iin Rehoboth Bristol, MA.  He died 19 May 1748 in Warren, RI.  He married Lydia Bowen 4 September 1686 in Swansea, Bristol. Co., MA. Lydia was the daughter to Obadiah Bowen, Sr. and Mary Clifton.

Joseph Mason was born 30 April 1687 in Swansea, Bristol Co., MA and died 28 April 1762 in Warren, RI.  He married Elizabeth Barney. They were the parents of Freelove Mason.

Freelove Mason was born 14 November 1720 in Swansea, Bristol, MA she died 1792 in Washington Co., VA.  She married Joseph Cole, Sr. born 1716 Swansea, MA.  They were the parents of Sampson Cole.

Sampson Cole was born 7 May 1756 in Swansea, Bristol, MA and he died 25 June 1833 in Marion, Smyth Co., VA.
He married Lydia Wheeler born about 1760 in NY and died 25 March 1841 in Smyth Co., VA.  She was his second wife.  His first wife was Keziah Cole daughter of Israel Cole of Washington Co., VA.  Sampson and Lydia were the parents of Elizabeth Cole.

Elizabeth Cole born 1796 and died 20 May 1880, in Washington Co., VA. married Andrew Patterson.  Andrew and Elizabeth had a large family and they resided in Friendship, Washington Co., VA.  Andrew was  minister.

Refer to: Bowen and Barney


Please go to the: Cole, Wheeler and Patterson pages for further lineage on these prominent Washington Co., VA families.

From Neale Clifton's lineage


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