- This article is about Murray Mason, for his brother see James Murray Mason.
January 4, 1808|
Georgetown, District of Columbia
|Died||January 11, 1875
|Allegiance|| United States of America
Confederate States of America
|Service/branch|| Union Navy
Confederate States Navy
|Years of service||-1861 (USN)
|Rank|| Captain (USN)
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Murray Mason (4 January 1808 – 11 January 1875) was an American military officer. Mason was a grandson of George Mason, author of the Virginia Bill of Rights and Founding Father of the United States.
Mason and his twin brother, Maynadier Mason (died April 1865), were born on 4 January 1808 in Georgetown, District of Columbia. Mason was a son of prominent businessman John Mason and his wife Anna Maria Murray. His older brother was James Murray Mason, a United States Representative and United States Senator from Virginia.
Prior to 1861, Mason was employed by the United States Navy and served as a captain. Between 1861 and 1865, Mason served as a lieutenant in the Confederate States Navy during the American Civil War.
Marriage and children
- Fanny Forsyth Mason (1838–7 March 1907)
- Clara Forsyth Mason McGuire (1840–7 November 1877)
- Virginia Mason Bower (1842–12 May 1926)
- Anna Maria Mason Davis (1842–1928)
The Mason family resided at their Chestnut Hill estate in Fairfax County, Virginia.
|Ancestors of Murray Mason|
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- Hardy, Stella Pickett (1911). Colonial families of the Southern states of America: a history and genealogy of colonial families who settled in the colonies prior to the revolution. Wright.