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Mason, Cyrus, was born in Le Ray, August 19, 1825, a son of Asa and Betsey (Rider) Mason, natives of New Hampshire, he a son of Benjamin Mason who lived and died in New Hampshire, and she a daughter of Thomas Rider, born in New Hampshire and came to Le Ray and there died. Mr. and Mrs. Mason were married in New Hampshire and in 1817 came to Le Ray and took up a farm. He died there in 1829, aged forty-four years, and his widow came to Antwerp with her family and died there in 1881, aged ninety years. They had seven children: Evaline, Asa, Betsey, Sallie, Achsah, Cyrus and Abigail. Cyrus Mason was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He is a farmer and owns 600 acres of land in the town of Antwerp and keeps sixty-five cows. In politics he is a Republican; and a member of the Grange. In 1849 he married Sibyl Bacon, daughter of Timothy Bacon, and they had two children: Henry, born August 5, 1852, educated in the common schools, by occupation a farmer, married Emma Blodgett and they have one child, Eugene H.; and Bion, born November 9, 1857, educated in the common schools, is a farmer and married Anna Smith and they have five children: Floyd, Cyrus, Mabel, Roy and Ernest.

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Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898