Virginia Mason Mason – Military Daughter

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Virginia Mason
Born 12 October 1802, Died 21 January 1838

Virginia was born on 12 October 1802. She was the daughter of John Mason and Anna Maria Murray. She married George Mason on 23 October 1827. Virginia died on 21 January 1838 at Georgetown, D.C., at age 35. She was buried on 24 January 1838 at Old Presbyterian Burial Grounds, Georgetown, D.C. She was re-buried on 12 May 1892 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia; Section 1, Grave 302-A.


The Arlington National Cemetery records indicate that she is listed as “Virginia Mason, daughter of General Mason,”and that she died on 22 January 1838.  Buried originally in the Old Presbyterian Burial Grounds in Georgetown, D.C., and removed to Arlington National Cemetery, Section 1, Grave 302-A, on 12 May 1892.

Her father was John Mason, Sr. of Virginia (4 April 1766-1849), who was born at Analostan Island, Virginia, and who died at Stafford County, Virginia.

Her mother was Ann Marie Murray (13 October 1776-29 November 1859), who married John Mason, Sr. in 1796 in Annapolis, Maryland. She (Ann Marie) is buried at Christ Church, Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia.

She was the second wife of George Mason (11 November 1797-25 March 1870) of Hollin Hall, Virginia. He was born at Mattawoman Plantation, Charles County, Maryland, and died at Spring Back, Fairfax County, Virginia.

Her brother, James Murray Mason (born 3 November 1798 at Selma, Winchester County, Virginia, and died 28 April 1871 at Clarens, Fairfax County, Virginia. He was U.S. Senator from Virginia and chaired the Foreign Relations Committee. He was the Confederate Representative to England, or France, with John  Sidell. They were taken prisoner in the Trent Affair and were later  released on President Lincoln's orders.  He was buried at Christ Church, Alexandria, Virginia.


Her gravestone in Arlington National Cemetery reads:

Virginia Mason
12 October 1802 – 22 January 1838
“Sacred to the memory of Virginia, wife of George Mason of Hollin Hall, Virginia, and daughter of General John Mason of Clermont, Virginia. Born October 12, 1802 and died January 22, 1838.

Virginia Mason was the Aunt of  John Henry and Alexander Macomb Mason (listed below). She married a cousin named George Mason, so her name is Virginia Mason Mason.

Their father, John Mason, Jr. is buried at Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, and their mother died in Detroit and is buried at Woodmere.

MASON, VIRGINIA

  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/22/1838
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION A  SITE 302
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF GEOGE MASON – DAUGHTER OF JOHN MASON

Also buried in Section 1, Grave 302-A are:

John Henry Mason
Born 13 February 1828, Died 13 August 1831

John was born on 13 February 1828. He was the son of John Mason Jr. and Catherine Macomb. John died on 13 August 1831 at “at residence of General Mason,” Georgetown, Md., at age 3. He was buried after 13 August 1831 at Old Presbyterian Burial Grounds, Georgetown, D.C.. He was re-buried on 12 May 1892 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia; Section 1, Grave 302-A.

John Henry Mason, the son of John Mason, Jr. & Catherine Macomb, February 13, 1828-August 13, 1831 was reintered in Arlington National Cemetery from the Old Presbyterian Burial Grounds in Georgetown, D.C. on 12 May 1892. “Grandson of General Mason” and of General Alexander Macomb.

MASON, JOHN H S/O GENL MACOMB

  • DATE OF DEATH: 08/13/1831
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION PLOT  SITE LOT 302
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Alexander Macomb Mason
Born 10 January 1831, Died 1 October 1835

Alexander was born on 10 January 1831. He was the son of John Mason Jr. and Catherine Macomb. Alexander died on 1 October 1835 at age 4. He was buried on 2 October 1835 at Old Presbyterian Burial Grounds, Georgetown, D.C.. He was buried on 12 May 1892 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

Alexander Macomb Mason, the son of John Mason, Jr. & Catherine Macomb. January 10, 1831-October 1, 1835 was reintered in Arlington National Cemetery from the Old Presbyterian Burial Grounds in Georgetown, D.C. on 12 May 1892. “Grandson of General Mason”, and General Alexander Macomb.

MASON, ALEX M

  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/01/1835
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION PLOT  SITE LOT 302
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • GRANDSON OF GENERAL MASON AND GENERAL MACOMB

Their father, John Mason, Jr. is buried at Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, and their mother died in Detroit and is buried at Woodmere.


Anna Maria Matilda Mason
Born 7 September 1834, Died 18 December 1838

Anna was born on 7 September 1834. She was the daughter of John Mason Jr. and Catherine Macomb. Anna died on 18 December 1838 at Georgetown, D.C., at age 4. She was buried on 12 May 1892 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

Anna Maria Matilda Mason, 7 September 1834-18 December 1838, and Poinsett Mason, 7 August 1838-3 November 1838. Their inscription on the side of Virginia's stone is “Children of John Mason, Jr. and Catherine, eldest daughter of General Macomb.” See below.


Poinsett Mason
Born 7 August 1838, Died 3 November 1838

Poinsett was born on 7 August 1838. He was the son of John Mason Jr. and Catherine Macomb. Poinsett died on 3 November 1838 at Claremont, Virginia, at age 0. She was born on 12 May 1892 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.


MASON, ANNA M M

  • DATE OF DEATH: 12/13/1838
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION PL A  SITE LOT 302
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • GENERALS MASON AND MACOMB

MASON, POINSETT C/O GENIS MACOMB

  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/02/1938
  • BURIED AT: SECTION PLOT  SITE LOT302
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Buried in Section 1, Grave 302-B are:

Jane Marshall Rucker Macomb, the second wife of Alexander Macomb, Sr. (11 July 1791).

Edwin Bennett was last-born son of Jane Marshall and Alexander Macomb, Sr.  He was born on December 3, 1802 and died in Georgetown, D.C. on January 19, 1831 (the same day as his Father). He was originally buried in the Old Presbyterian Burial Grounds in Georgetown, D.C.  However, he and his Mother were moved from there to Arlington National Cemetery (Section 1, Grave 302-B) on 12 May 1892.

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