Mattawoman (plantation)

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Mattawoman was an 18th-century plantation on Mattawoman Creek in Charles County, Maryland, United States.

History[edit]

Mattawoman was the country estate of Colonel William Eilbeck, a wealthy planter and merchant, and his wife Sarah Edgar.[1] On 4 April 1750, Colonel Eilbeck's only child, 16-year-old Ann, married George Mason at Mattawoman.[2][3] Mason's father's plantation, where Mason spent several years of his childhood, adjoined Mattawoman.[1][2]

George Mason bequeathed Mattawoman and all his lands upon Chicamuxen and Mattawoman creeks to his son William Mason.[4] At age 23 in 1780, Mason inherited Mattawoman from his maternal grandmother, Sarah Eilbeck.[5] Mason inherited his father's properties upon his death in 1792.[4]

Events[edit]

  • John Mason (4 April 1766–19 March 1849), son of George Mason and Ann Eilbeck, was born at Mattawoman.[6][7][8][9]
  • George Mason of Hollin Hall (11 November 1797–25 March 1870), son of William Mason and Ann Stuart, was born at Mattawoman.[5]
  • Mary Elizabeth Mason (1810–2 February 1885), daughter of William Mason and Ann Stuart, married Enoch Mason, Jr. on 5 May 1831 at Mattawoman.[10]
  • Edgar Eilbeck Mason (1807–8 January 1835), son of William Mason and Ann Stuart, died at Mattawoman.[11]
  • William Mason (22 October 1757–7 February 1818), son of George Mason and Ann Eilbeck, died at Mattawoman.[12]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rowland, Kate Mason (1892). The Life of George Mason, 1725-1792. G.P. Putnam's Sons. 
  2. ^ a b Broadwater, Jeff (2006). George Mason, Forgotten Founder: Forgotten Founder. University of North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 0-8078-3053-4. 
  3. ^ Gunston Hall. "George Mason IV". Gunston Hall. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  4. ^ a b virginia1774.org. "The Last Will And Testament of George Mason". virginia1774.org. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  5. ^ a b Gunston Hall. "George Mason". Gunston Hall. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  6. ^ Gunston Hall. "John Mason". Gunston Hall. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  7. ^ Gunston Hall. "Children of George Mason of Gunston Hall". Gunston Hall. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  8. ^ Virginia1774.org. "George Mason's Progeny: John Mason". The Legal Research Site on The Right to A Well Regulated Militia & the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Virginia. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  9. ^ arlisherring.com (9 Feb 2008). "Gen. John Mason". arlisherring.com. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  10. ^ Gunston Hall. "Mary Eliza Mason". Gunston Hall. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  11. ^ Gunston Hall. "Edgar Eilbeck Mason". Gunston Hall. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  12. ^ Gunston Hall. "William Mason". Gunston Hall. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 

Coordinates: 38°33′20″N 77°11′18″W / 38.55556°N 77.18833°W / 38.55556; -77.18833