Pvt. George L. Mason - Co. G

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Mason, George Lee- Pvt. 5/10/1862. Roll for February 28, 1863 , last on file, shows him absent without leave. No later record.


Died at his residence in this county on the 21st of November, 1885, of paralysis of the brain, after an illness of not quite two days, Dr. George L. Mason, aged 40 years.

He was the son of John and Nancy Mason, the latter being a sister of Judge Samson [sic] and Mr. Silas Daniel. When not quite four years old he was left an orphan, both of his parents having died within two years of each other. His uncle, the late Mr. Silas Daniel, became his guardain, who with his estimable wife (now Mrs. Moreau) bestowed upon him
the affections and care of parents. After the lapse of a few years, he went to live with the family of his aunt and uncle, Mrs. and Col. William a. Irwin, at the well known Irwin's Cross Roads, where most of his school years were spent.

When the tocsin of war sounded he joined the 38th Georgia Regiment, where he served faithfully until the surrender. Returning home he opened a mercantile business at the Cross Roads, but finding the occupation not genial at that time, he left for Texas, where he attended medical lectures, and
graduated from the Medical College at Galveston in 1869.

Returning soon after again to his old home in Georgia he assumed the practice of medicine in which he became quite proficient, and also resumed the mercantile business, inwhich he was to a great degree successful. In 1872 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary V. Smith, the accomplished daughter of Dr. B. D. Smith, now of Forsyth.

After a few years abandoning the medical profession, he devoted himself to the management of several plantations, and to his mercantile affairs until death claimed him as his own.

[Note from submitter: Dr. George Lee Mason was originally buried in 1885 in the Young Family Cemetery, Washington County, Georgia. However, in the 1970s one of his grandsons had Dr. Mason's remains moved and re-buried beside his wife in the City Cemetery, Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia]

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