Ebenezer MASON


29 May 1720 - 28 Jan 1800

  • BIRTH: 29 May 1720, Woodstock,Windham,Conn.
  • DEATH: 28 Jan 1800
Father: Robert MASON
Mother: Hannah HOLMES

Family 1 : Mehetabell HOLMES
  • MARRIAGE: 11 May 1748, Ashford, Windham, CT

Family 2 : Christian SMITH
  • MARRIAGE: 5 Mar 1778, Ashford, Windham, CT

Family 3 : Zipporah SMITH
  • MARRIAGE: ABT 4 Dec 1789, Ashford, Windham, CT [5710]

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 _Robert MASON __|
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|--Ebenezer MASON 
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|_Hannah HOLMES _|
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[1383] Ancestry of Zipporah Smith from a GEDCOM at RootsWeb by Helen S. Ullmann [hsullman@comcast.net].

"Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions"
Eno, Joel Nelson
NEHGR v72 p114
"Zepporah Mason relict of Ebenezer Mason died Feb. 20, 1815 age 89"

"Some Descendantsof Robert Mason of Boston, Massachusetts"
George F. Sanborn, Helen Schatvet Ullman
New Hampshire Genealogical Record, v21, pp57-64 (Apr 2004)
"Ebenezer Mason, twin, [of Eliphalet] b. in Woodstock 29 May 1720; d. 28 Jan. 1800; m.
first in Ashford, by T. Tiffany, J.P., 11 May 1748 Mehetebel Holmes, b. in Woodstock 3
Oct. 1725, d. 11 Sept. 1754, aged 30, buried in Ashford, daughter of John and Mary
(Johnson) Holmes; m. second as her second husband in Ashford 5 March 1778 Christian
(Smith) Fitts, b. in Ipswich, Mass., 16 March 1731, daughter of Stephen and Lydia
(Cummings) Smith, and widow of Daniel Fitts whom she had m. in the South Church in Ipswich
17 Jan. 1750/1; m. third as her second husband about 4 Dec. 1789 Zipporah (Smith)
Ingersoll, b. in Needham, Mass., 26 Mar. 1726, d. 20 Feb. 1815, aged 89, bur. with her
first husband Richard Ingersoll in Tolland, whom she had m. about 1743, daughter of Samuel
and Zipporah (Morse) Smith and sister of Ebenezer's brother Solomon's wife Sarah.
Zipporah, wife of Deacon Ebenezer Mason, was admitted to the church in Ashford by letter
from the church in Tolland 28 March 1790. It is said that she "brought domestic affliction
into his house. He [Ebenezer] had been a man of large influence in town and church, but he
became disturbed in his mind in his last days."

"Soloman and Sarah (Smith) Mason of Ashford, Connecticut"
Helen Schatvet Ullman
MOSSOG v28, p38 (Summer 2004)
"There seems no reason to doubt Sarah's identity, especially since her sister Zipporah
eventually married Soloman's brother Ebenezer as his third wife."

"More on the Smiths of Ashford, Connecticut"
Helen Schatvet Ullman
Connecticut Nutmegger, v36, pp559-564 (Mar 2004)
"Zipporah Smith did not marry William Watkins. She married (1) about 1744, as his second
wife, Richard Ingersoll of Tolland, Connecticut. After his death in January 1785 at age
76, Zipporah married (2), about 4 December 1789, Deacon Ebenezer Mason of Ashford, brother
of Zipporah's sister Sarah's husband, Solomon Mason. Zipporah died on 20 February 1815 at
age 89 and was buried beside her first husband in Tolland."

"Genealogy of the Ingersoll Family in America"
Lillian Drake Avery
Frederick H. Hitchcock, Grafton Press, New York, 1926
pp. 27-28: "[Richard Ingersoll] located in Tolland County and probably married there about
1743-4, Zipporah Smith, born Mar. 3, 1726; died Feb., 1815. About 1773 or 4 he removed to
Petersham, Mass.; bought land and a mill and carried on the business of a farmer and miller
until 1778 or 9, when he returned to Tolland and died there Jan., 1785 (headstone). Mrs. Zipporah
Ingersoll married about 1789, Deacon Ebenezer Mason of the Ashford (Conn.) church. He died
about 1800. Zipporah (Ingersoll) Mason is buried by the side of Richard Ingersoll in the Tolland

[1384] [S99] "Solomon and Sarah (Smith) Mason of Ashford, Connecticut, and Greenwich,Massachusetts, and So me of Their Descendants"

[5710] [S103] Pomfret, Conn.,Probate District

  • PAGE: File #2819
  • NOTE:

    [5711] Ebenezer Mason's file includes several references to his marriagesettlement with Zipporah and then the settlement itself, dated 4 Dec.1789, "received of Zeporah Inggesoll of Tolland" various articles.Zipporah is the sister of Ebenezer's brother Solomon's wife Sarah Smith.

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