WAR OF 1812
HENRY MASON (1791-1815)
On 27 June 1812 he was enlisted into the army by Capt. W. Blount. He was 21 meaning he was born in 1791. He was 5'11" tall and had light hair, eyes and complexion. The papers also state he was a farmer from Hyde County, N. C. He was a sergeant in the 18th U. S. Infantry and he enlisted for 5 years. He was sent to Ft. Johnson and later died in General Hospital on James Island on 17 February 1815.
Henry Mason was a son of James Mason. On 27 June 1812 he was enlisted into the army by Capt. W. Blount. He was 21, meaning he was born in 1791. He was 5'11" tall and had light hair, eyes and complexion. The papers also state he was a farmer from Hyde County, N.C. He was a sergeant in the 18th U. S. Infantry and he enlisted for 5 years. He was sent to Ft. Johnson and later died in General Hospital on James Island on 17 February 1815.
Letter of Administration to the estate of Henry MASON was granted to James Mason with John Mason and Coffey Mason his sureties in May 1815 Hyde County Court. What his estate may have been, other than the land grant mentioned below, is not clear. There are no estate papers and there is no evidence he owned property or was married. In May 1836 Hyde County Court Minutes: “Satisfactory evidence was addressed in court to prove that John Mason, Allen Mason, James Mason, Isabel Gibbs, Kisiah Hutson, and Elinor Sawyer, the brothers and sisters heirs at law to Henry MASON, late soldier in the 18th.... “ This was part of an application sent to Washington for a land bounty for 160 acres in Conway County in Arkansas.
The grant reads:
Andrew Jackson President of the United States
To All To Whom These Presents Shall Come, Greetings: Know Ye, That in pursuances of the Acts of Congress appropriating and granting Land to the late Army of the United States passed on and since the sixth day of May, 1812, John Mason brother and the other heirs at law of Henry Mason having deposited in the General Land-Office a Warrant in their favor, numbered 26816 there is granted unto the said John Mason brother and heirs at law of Henry Mason late a sergeant of Captain Blounts Company in the Eighteenth Regiment of Infantry a certain tract of land containing One hundred and Sixty acres being the South East Quarter of Section Twenty Four of Township North in Range Sixteen West in the Tract appropriated (by the Acts aforesaid) for Military Bounties, in Arkansas. To have and to hold the Quarter Section of Land, with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said John Mason brother and the other heirs at Law of Henry Mason and to their heirs and assigns forever. In Testimony whereof, I have caused these Letters to be made patent, and the Seal of the General Land-Office to the hereunto affixed. Given under my Hand in the City of Washington, this thirtieth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eighteen hundred and thirty six and of the Independence of the United States of America the sixtieth.
By the President, (signed Andrew Jackson) By (signed A.J. Donelson) Commissioner of the General Land-Office
NOTE: The heirs of Henry Mason, John Mason, Allen Mason, Kizian Hutson, Elinor Sawyer, and Isabella Gibbs, sold this land to Dorset Mason, their nephew.
Contributed by Ina Mason Carpenter
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