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I suspect Thomas Mason is related to my Charles Edward or Eldad Mason b- about 1835 Ireland.

On his death record as follows. Thomas Mason b- 1 August 1815 Mitchelstown, county Cork Ireland., died - 10 March 1859 Ontario County New York USA. Wife was Mary Harrington b- 1816 Ireland. I believe her parents were Michael Harrington b- 1791 Ireland & Mother Johanna (   ) Harrington b- 1784 Ireland.

On Thomas Mason naturalization papers 17 March 1852 Ontario, New York it states- He arrived in the USA 10 July 1836.

There was another Thomas Mason who arrived US May 1853 on ship "Lady Russell" same ship my Charles E Mason arrived on.

On 1870 census Bradford Pennsylvania US, My Charles Edward Mason occupation was domestic servant. Recently thru dna I have found my Charles E Mason & wife Ellen Griffin were of African American heritage, Black/Mulatto. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Dotty.


Tuesday 19th Sep 2023, 04:24PM

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  • Dotty:

    The subscription site Roots Ireland has an October 2 1814 baptismal record for a Thomas Mason with father Thomas Mason and mother Ellen Lyne. The baptism was held in the Mitchelstown RC parish.

    According to the Roots Ireland records. Thomas had older siblings: Catherine 1792 George 1795 Mary 1798 Thomas 1800 (who likely died young. All of the records were in Mitchelstown. NOTE: There is a  gap in Mitchelstown records from 1802-early 1814 so there were likely other children.

    I did not locate a marriage record.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 19th Sep 2023, 08:39PM

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