Biography of Isaac Mason

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Isaac Mason, a resident of Otter Creek Township, was born in Madison County, Ohio, July 22, 1828, a son of James and Ellen (Conley) Mason, of Pennsylvania and Virginia respectively. When young his parents moved with their parents to Madison County, Ohio, where they were married and had a family of four sons and one daughter. In 1844 they immigrated to Putnam County, Ill., thence to Livingston County, Ill., where they lived till their death. They were life long members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Isaac Mason was reared on a farm, receiving a limited education, but by his own exertions he has educated himself. In 1844 he came to Illinois, and in 1849 he was married to Sible Latham, of Connecticut, by whom he had one child. Mrs. Mason died in 1850, and he again married in 1859 Miranda A. Pickens, of Streator, Ill. Of the seven children born to this union five are living Leona, Francis, Inez, Clara and Frank. Mr. Mason came to La Salle County in 1853 and settled in Otter Creek Township. He commenced life here in limited circumstances but by hard work and good management he has become one of the prosperous farmers of the county. He now has 400 acres of choice land, underlaid with coal, valued at $75 per acre, and is engaged in buying and selling and raising stock. He has a beautiful residence valued at $2,800 and his barn cost $1,600. In politics Mr. Mason is a Republican. In 1875 he was a dele gate to the National Convention at Toledo, Ohio, and was one of the active members of that party.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886