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Mason, Merriwether A.

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Mason, Merriwether A.
March 16, 2007 03:33PM
Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904,
pp 664-665 [Christian]

MERRIWETHER A. MASON was born in Christian county, Kentucky,
March 1, 1853, and died March 16, 1900. He was a highly respected
citizen and belonged to one of the prominent pioneer families of the
William B. Mason, his father, was a native of the Old Dominion,
and when a small boy left his Virginia home in company with other
members of the family and came to Kentucky, where he was reared and
where he became a slaveholder [sic] and the owner of many broad
acres, his estate including thousands of acres. In Todd county,
Kentucky, he married Sarah Anderson, a native of this state, and
they became the parents of three children, William B., Clinton T.
and Merriwether A., all of whom are now deceased, they having passed
their lives and died on their father's estate. After the death of
his father, Merriwether assumed charge of the farming operations,
and conducted the same while he lived. He was politically a
Democrat, fraternally a Knight of Honor, and religiously a Baptist,
giving liberal support to the church and acting as treasurer of the
February 28, 1878, Mr. Mason married Lulu Wills, who survives
him and resides at the Mason homestead. Mrs. Mason is a native of
Christian county, Kentucky, where she was born in 1859, daughter of
William W. and Elizabeth (Walkins) Wills, who were among the old
settlers of the county, having come to Kentucky from Virginia. Mr.
Wills was a farmer and owned a number of slaves. His family
comprised two sons and one daughter, Mrs. Mason. The latter was
educated at Hopkinsville College, of which institution she is a
graduate. Since her husband's death she has had the supervision of
the affairs of the estate and farming operations, owning no less
than one thousand five hundred acres. She has two sons and three
daughters, namely: Sarah, wife of C. M. Berry; Merriwether;
Elizabeth, wife of Harry W. Watts, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; and
Lottie and Brookman, at home.
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