From: Frances Gandy-Walsh
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 18:41:57 -0800
Subject: GOLDRUSH MOST WANTED - MASON
James MASON, b. 25 Feb 1824, Tyrone Co. Ireland. His parents were William MASON, and Margaret Ann(e) BOYD...They are Scotch-Irish: This family migrated to America about 1832, James had two sisters living in New York...Margaret Ann Boyd MASON died shortly after arriving from Cholera..The family went on to Cochocton Co. Ohio, where several nephews & nieces were living...It is from Guernsey Co. that James MASON, goes to California 1849/50....He died in the gold fields Sep 1851.....His friend, James KNOX, wrote a letter to the family telling them about the death of James MASON. A year later, he went to the family to return the personal belongings to his sister, Emma...(as he had promised)...He ended up marrying Emma in 1852....We have never located his grave, or whereabouts. Any help in locating the burial for this Forty-niner would be most appreciated...any referrals welcomed. Thank you.
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