Biographical Sketch of Andrew J. Mason
Mason, Andrew J., New Haven, was born in the town of Pottsdam, N. Y., on October 24, 1834, where he was reared and educated, and came to the town of New Haven, Vt., in 1844, where he has since resided. He was in the War of the late Rebellion, enlisting as a private in Company F, Fifth Vermont Volunteers; was promoted to orderly sergeant, and then to second lieutenant, which he served for two years when he was compelled from ill health to resign. He was in all battles in which his regiment participated. He now owns a farm of 110 acres, and is a breeder of the Spanish Merino sheep, and has a registered flock averaging 100. His parents were Lawrence L. and Sarah (French) Sprague. His maternal grandfather, Nathaniel H. French, settled in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1789. Andrew J. Mason was married on September 22, 1859, to Ann D. Ward, who was a daughter of Chester and Abigail (Hawkins) Ward, of Waltham, Vt. They have had four children born to them — Fred C., Jesse W., Carrie H., and Sadie A.