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Napolean Bonaparte Mason

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  • Name Napolean Bonaparte Mason  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born Feb 1839  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Died Between Oct and Nov 1917  San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 6
    Buried Mason Cemetery, Milam, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Notes 
    • "He was the son of William and Judith Mason. Was a member of Hood's Brigade in the Civil War and was Sheriff of Sabine County for several years." (White and Toole, p 36). His application for a confederate pension shows that he "was made a prisoner at Chr. Dec 3, 1863, discharged 1865." He further stated that he was born in Sabine County, and had been a resident for all of his life, "except for the war." He showed his P.O. as in Milam, and indicated he was a farmer. He served from 1861-1865 in Company I, 1rst Texas Regiment, Infantry as a private. He made his application on July 9, 1909 before County Judge J. H. McGown and witnesses W R Davidson and T B Davidson. They both testified that they served in the same company.

      Billy Fussell and Bobby Wood, great-grandsons write that "N. B. and his brother Marquis De Lafayette Mason both served in Hood's Brigade, enlisting on April 1, 1862, in San Augustine. L.M. (that's the way he is listed in his war records) died from wounds received at the battle of Chickamauga Sept 19-21. N.B. was captured and taken as prisoner of war to Camp Douglas a notorious Prison Camp near Chicago, Illinois. He remained there until the end of the war and was exchanged at New Orleans on May 23,1865. He came home and married his brother's widow, Mary Terry Mason, and together they had 13 children."
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1880 Census
      Texas, Sabine County, Fifth Precinct
      Enumerated 3 and 5 July 1880
      Page 26B SD 1 ED 86
      225-225
      Mason, Napoleon W M 42 Farmer, Sheriff Tx SC SC
      Mason, William W M 13 Son Works on Farm Tx Tx Ala
      Mason, Mary W F 22 Wf Keeps House Ala Ala Ala
      Mason, Lafayette W M 12 Son Works on Farm Tx Tx Ala
      Mason, John T. W M 11 Son Works on Farm Tx Tx Ala
      Mason, Dora W F 10 Dtr At School Tx Tx Ala
      Mason, Sarah W F 7 Dtr Tx Tx Ala
      Mason, Pattie W F 5 Dtr Tx Tx Ala
      Mason, Tilden W M 4 Son Tx Tx Ala
      Mason, Pearl W F 4/12 Feb Dtr Tx Tx Ala
      Grice, Elbert B W 25 Servant Works on Farm Tx Tx Tx
      Thomas, Henry B M 18 Servant Works on Farm Tx Tx Tx

      1900 Census
      Texas, Sabine County, JP 7
      Enumerated 13 Jun 1900
      SD 8 ED 69 Sheet 8B
      129-129
      Mason, N B Head m M Feb 1839 61 M 35 Tx Sc Ala Farmer
      Mason, Mary B Wf W F Jun 1847 52 M 35 13/12 Ga Ga Ark
      Mason, James P Son W M Oct 1882 17 S Tx Tx Ga Farm Laborer
      Mason, Robt L Son W M May 1888 12 S Tx Tx Ga Farm Laborer
      Mason, Mellie Dtr W F Jan 1880 10 S Tx Tx Ga Farm Laborer
      Mason, Napolean B Son W M Nov 1893 6 S Tx Tx Ga
      Hines, Spence Servant B M may 1836 Wd La La La Farm Laborer

      1910 Census
      Texas, Sabine County, JP 4
      Enumerated 30 Apr 1910
      SD 2 ED 134 Sheet 9A
      124-128
      Mason, Napolean b Head M W 71 m1 44 Tx Sc Ala Farmer
      Mason, Mary B Wf F W 63 m2 44 13/12 Ga G a Ga
      Mason, Napolean B SOn M W 17 S Tx Tx Ga Farm Laborer
    Person ID I7186  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 

    Father William Mason,   b. 16 May 1806, Laurens District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1864, Milam, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Judith Rouitt Blackerby,   b. 6 Jun 1810, Laurens District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1888, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married
    • Dale Rubel shows they had several additional children, as do some other researchers.
    Family ID F3498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Bethany "Susan" Terry,   b. Jun 1848, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1923, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Abt 1865  [1
    Children 
     1. William Crockett Mason,   b. 15 Sep 1866, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1937, San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Marcus Lafayette "Shad" Mason,   b. 13 Apr 1868, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1952, Bon Ami, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. John T. Mason,   b. Abt 1869, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1890, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     4. Dora Mason,   b. Abt 1870, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" Mason,   b. 7 May 1872, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1955, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Pattie Fleta Mason,   b. 22 Mar 1874, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1947, San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. Samuel "Sam" Tilden Mason,   b. 2 Nov 1876, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1963, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     8. Mary Pearl Mason,   b. 2 Jan 1878, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1977, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
     9. James Polly Mason,   b. 16 Oct 1882, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1928, Crockett, Houston County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     10. Nancy "Nannie" Lorena Mason,   b. 19 Feb 1884, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1959, Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     11. Robert "Bob" Lee Mason,   b. 8 May 1887, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1967, Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     12. Mellie Mae Mason,   b. 12 Jan 1889, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1963  (Age 74 years)
     13. Napoleon Bonaparte "Pole" Mason, Jr.,   b. 25 Nov 1892, Yellowpine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1959, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2007 
    Family ID F443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Feb 1839 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between Oct and Nov 1917 - San Augustine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mason Cemetery, Milam, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S461] White & Toole, "Sabine County Historical Sketches and Genealogical Records" c. 1972.

    2. [S739] Rubel, Dale (dalerubel@msn.com)"Charles Earl CHANCE Ancestors" Updated 2008-01-19 ; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=susanrubel.

    3. [S825] McCary, Kay P. "Mason Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas" Cemetery Index ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsabine/burials/.

    4. [S308] 1880 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005., (1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls. This database is an index to 50 million individuals enumerated in the 1880 United States Federal Census. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, occupation, relationship to the head of household, race, sex, age at last birthday, marital status, place of birth, parentsí place of birth. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1880 Federal Census.), Texas, Sabine County, Fifth Precinct Enumerated 3 and 5 July 1880 Page 26B SD 1 ED 86 225-225 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Texas, Sabine County, Fifth Precinct Enumerated 3 and 5 July 1880 Page 26B SD 1 ED 86 225-225 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 18544097 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Texas, Sabine County, Fifth Precinct Enumerated 3 and 5 July 1880 Page 26B SD 1 ED 86 225-225 Feb 1839 (Reliability: 3).