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Site of Homestead

Pleasant Shade Dr, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 36° 44' 31.275384", -77° 37' 37.296732"
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Near here stood Homestead, the plantation of James Mason (1744-1784), a captain in the 15th Virginia Regiment from 1776 to 1778 and a colonel in the Brunswick County militia during The Revolutionary War. It was also the home of his son Edmunds Mason (1770-1849), member of the Virginia General Assembly (1802-1805) and county clerk (1807-1834), and birthplace of his grandchildren John Y. Mason (1799-1859), member of Congress (1831-1837) and U.S. attorney general (1845-1846), and Dr. George Mason (1809-1895). Before the Civil War, Dr. Mason and his mother-in-law, Mary A. Jones, operated a school at Homestead that had opened at nearby West View about 1840

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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