MASON, MARGARET - St. Louis City County, Missouri | MARGARET MASON - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Margaret MASON

Bellefontaine Cemetery
St. Louis City County,

Aug. 20, 1838 Washington DC
Nov. 19, 1912 Sacred Heart Home Louisville, Jefferson Kentucky
Daughter of Richard B Mason and Margaret Hunter Mason Buell

About 1823 Georgia
Aug 10 1881 Airdrie, Muhlenberg, Kentucky
Parents: John Ware Hunter, Margaret Donnell
1 Richard B. Mason (1797 - 1850) Marriage Jan 28 1836
2 Don Carlos Buell (1818 - 1898) Marriage Nov 19 1851

Jan. 16, 1797 Fairfax, VA
Jul. 25, 1850 Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO

Military Governor of California - In office 1847-1849
Preceded by Stephen W. Kearny, succeeded by Persifor Frazer Smith

Biography from Wikipedia
Profession Soldier

Richard Barnes Mason (January 16, 1797 - July 25, 1850) was a career general officer in the United States Army and the fifth military governor of California before it became a U.S. state.

Early life: Mason was born at Lexington Plantation, Fairfax County, Virginia. He was the youngest son of George Mason V and his wife Elizabeth "Betsey" Mary Ann Barnes Hooe and the grandson of George Mason, one of the founding fathers of the United States.

Military career: Mason was commissioned into the Army in 1817 and served in the 1st U.S. Infantry during the Black Hawk War. In 1833, he transferred to the United States Dragoons as its first major. During the Mexican-American War, he served in New Mexico Territory and California, eventually rising to the rank of colonel.

Following the war, he was appointed military governor of California, serving from May 31, 1847, until April 13, 1849. When gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill, Mason made a report of the finding to President James K. Polk.

Honours: 1882, the Post at Point San Jose in San Francisco, California was renamed Fort Mason in his honour, and served as an Army base for more than 100 years. There is also a Mason Street in downtown San Francisco.

Marriage and children: Mason married Elizabeth Margaret Hunter on 28 January 1836. Richard and Elizabeth had three daughters:

Emma Twiggs Mason Wheaton (17 October 1836-16 February 1864)

Elizabeth Mary Ann Sally Mason (20 August 1838-19 November 1912)

Alice Graham Mason (c. 1843-10 February 1847)

Relations: Richard Barnes Mason was a grandson of George Mason (1725-1792); son of George Mason V (1753-1796); brother of George Mason VI (1786-1834); grandnephew of Thomson Mason (1733-1785); first cousin once removed of Stevens Thomson Mason (1760-1803), John Thomson Mason (1765-1824), and William Temple Thomson Mason (1782-1862; first cousin of Thomson Francis Mason (1785-1838) and James Murray Mason (1798-1871); second cousin of Armistead Thomson Mason (1787-1819), John Thomson Mason (1787-1850), and John Thomson Mason, Jr. (1815-1873); and second cousin once removed of Stevens Thomson Mason (1811-1843).

Contributed on 8/9/13 by tslundberg
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Submitted: 8/9/13 • Approved: 8/10/13 • Last Updated: 2/15/20 • R742308-G742307-S3

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