Mason, George V
|born on||30 April 1753 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )|
|Place||Mason Neck, Virginia, 38n3923, 77w1045|
|Timezone||LMT m77w1045 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||10°45' 12°51 Asc. 25°21'|
American planter, businessman, and militia leader. Mason was the eldest son of United States patriot, statesman, and delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, George Mason IV and his wife Ann Eilbeck. He was given Lexington plantation on Mason's Neck by his father in 1774. In 1775, he named his plantation to commemorate the Battle of Lexington in Massachusetts.
Mason joined the Fairfax County Independent Militia in 1775 and was elected Ensign. He developed a rheumatic disorder that plagued him for the remainder of his life. In 1776, he commanded a militia company sent to Hampton, Virginia to protect the coast from Lord Dunmore's assaults, but was forced to quit the military on account of his increasingly poor health. He travelled to France between 1779 and 1783 for business purposes and to improve his health. At his father's request, George Washington wrote Mason letters of introduction to the marquis de Lafayette and Benjamin Franklin in Paris. While in France, he settled in Nantes, where he became involved in the tobacco trade and occasionally arranged for shipments of goods to his father.
Upon the death of his father in 1792, Mason inherited the entirety of Mason's Neck. He died four years later at Lexington, on 5 December 1796.
- sibling relationship with Mason, John (born 4 April 1766)
- sibling relationship with Mason, Thomas (born 1 May 1770)
- sibling relationship with Mason, Thomson (born 4 March 1759)
- sibling relationship with Mason, William (born 22 October 1757)
Sy Scholfield quotes from "The Papers of George Mason, 1725-1792: 1749-1778" by George Mason (University of North Carolina Press, 1970), p. 480: "George Mason, their eldest Son, was born on Monday the 30th. Day of April 1753, abt. 8 O'Clock at Night, in Dogues Neck, & privately baptized the Week after by the revd. Mr. Charles Green Rector of Truro Parish Fairfax County."
Born at Dogues Neck, later Mason Neck, Virginia.
- Vocation : Business : Business owner
- Vocation : Military : Other Military (Militia leader)
- Vocation : Misc. : Farmer/ Rancher (Planter)