Research into the Mason family was initiated by the Board of Regents of Gunston Hall in the 1960’s. The project was conceived by Pamela C. Copeland as a means of locating documents or artifacts connected with George Mason and Gunston Hall. She directed documentary research and began corresponding with Mason descendants. In 1975 her findings were published as: “The Five George Masons: Patriots and Planters of Virginia and Maryland.” Since that time information on individuals, family branches and later generations have been added to the Mason genealogy charts.
George Mason was born in 1725 to George and Ann Thomson Mason. He was their first son and a fourth generation Virginian. He married twice, first to Ann Eilbeck in 1750 and later to Sarah Brent in 1780. He had twelve children, all of them with Ann. To see more about the family click on the links below or read a transcription of the Mason Family Bible.
- George Mason (V), 1753 - 1796
- Ann Eilbeck Mason, 1755 - 1814
- William Mason, 1756 - 1757
- William Mason, 1757 - 1818
- Thomson Mason, 1759 - 1820
- Sarah Eilbeck Mason, 1760 - 1823
- Mary Thomson Mason, 762 - 1806
- John Mason, 1766 - 1849
- Elizabeth Mason, 1768 - 17??
- Thomas Mason, 1770 - 1800
- Richard Mason (twin), 1772 (lived one day)
- James Mason (twin), 1772 (lived one day)
George Mason IV had a total of 59 grandchildren, between 21 and 24 of them were born before he died in 1792.
The many branches of the Mason genealogy charts are now available in an online research tool called, Mason Web. This resource is made possible through the years of research conducted at Gunston Hall combined with the participation of living descendants. We ask that descendants continue to help us maintain this resource by contributing their own family information. As we strive to make this information as up-to-date and accurate as possible, we would appreciate hearing from you if you have corrections or additions. Please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We value the participation of Mason descendants and respect their privacy; therefore, it is our strict policy not to distribute or publish the personal information of living descendants.
The Mason Family genealogical web pages are dedicated to the memory of Genevieve Jones(1925-2002), who from 1986 to 2000 researched, indexed, and cared for the genealogical records of the Mason family.
The George Mason Memorial Society is an independent organization of descendants. The Society sponsors family reunions at Gunston Hall. If you are interested in being a member or being on the family mailing list, please contact us at Gunston Hall.