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Mason, C. C., was born in Antwerp, N. Y., June 29, 1848, a son of Asa Mason. His father was born in Massachusetts and came to Le Ray with his parents when a mere child. He was educated in the common schools and came to Antwerp when a young man and here spent his days. He was a well-to-do farmer and made his own property and at time of his death owned 330 acres of land. He married Lucena Ingalls, daughter of Jonathan Ingalls, a graduate of Dartmouth College. He was born in 1787 in New Hampshire. In 1811 Jonathan Ingalls came to Watertown; he married Delecty Jewett and they had seven daughters and two sons. His wife died in 1864 and he died in 1878, aged ninety-one years. Mr. and Mrs. Asa Mason had five children: Wright W.. Cyrus C., Emma A., Luther R. and Libbie J. Mr. Mason died July 23, 1880, and his widow is now living in Antwerp. Cyrus C. Mason was educated in the common schools and Ives Seminary, Antwerp, and is a farmer. He owns the homestead of 140 acres and seventy-five acres adjoining the homestead where he lives; he has a dairy of thirty-five cows. In politics he is a Republican, and a member of Court Philadelphia, No. 502, I. 0. P., also a member of Antwere Grange. February 18, 1874, he married Martha Ford, who died. April 3, 1888, and on February 5, 1890, he married Laura M. Lewis of Watertown, N. Y., daughter of John S. and Martha Lewis. John S. Lewis was a son of Abel P., son of Nicholas, son of Dr. Arnold Lewis, one of the first settlers of Champion, taking up 400 acres of land; he was a surgeon in the French and Indian war and also in the Revolutionary war. John S. Lewis was born November 15, 1823, and has spent about eighteen years in Watertown. He and his wife now live with their daughter, Mrs. Mason. His wife was Martha Ford, and they had two Sons and one daughter. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Mason have one daughter, Martha L., born February 28, 1892. C. C. Mason was one of the jurors in the noted case of George Allen alias Edward G. Haines, for the murder of Mary Daily and Mary Crouch of Sackets Harbor, committed April 15, 1897, commencing September 6, 1897, and lasting fifty-four days, terminating in a verdict of murder in the second degree.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898