Colonel William B. Mason, Jr. , grandson of William Bond and
(Coburn) Mason, was Washington County Recorder from 1855 to 1861, when
he left for the war, entering the war as a private and coming out in
1865 as Colonel of the 77th Regiment. In 1866 he was elected Washington
County Treasurer, holding the office during one term. From 1870 to
1878, he was Postmaster at Marietta. In 1880 he engaged in the hat
business in Marietta. He was devoted to Masonry and was initiated,
passed and raised as a Mason in Mount Moriah Lodge No. 37 of Beverly,
Ohio being intianted August 28, 1847. Past and raised Sept. 5th of the
same year. He was elected and served as a Senior Deacon in 1849-49.
Elected and served as Senior Warden in 1851. Worshipful Master in 1853.
He joined American Union Lodge No. 1., F. and A. M. by demit July 1,
1859. On the 15th day of August. 1863, Grand Master George Rox issued a
dispensation to Lodge "Shiloh" 77th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry,
with Br. Wm. B. Mason as Worshipful Master which position he filled
creditably until mustered out of the service Dec. 31, 1864.
William Mason's Pension Index Card
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