George Mason III

George Mason III (1690 – 5 March 1735) was an early American planter, businessman, and statesman. Mason was the father of George Mason IV, a Founding Father of the United States.

Read more about George Mason III:  Early Life, Planter and Politician, Marriage and Children, Later Life

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George Mason III - Later Life
... Mason died in a ferry accident on 5 March 1735 on the Potomac River ... Soon after his death, Mason's widow and children returned to Chopawamsic ... At the time of his death, Mason owned 20,875 acres (84.48 km2) in Stafford County alone ...

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    Knavery seems to be so much a the striking feature of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom.
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