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Col. Enoch Mason

Born c.1766 - Died 1828

Col. Enoch Mason (c.1766-1828) was the son of John Mason (1722-c.1796) and the grandson of George Mason (16_-c.1729) of Aquia.  This seems to be a different family from that of  George Mason (1725-1792) of Stafford and Gunston Hall, Fairfax County.  Enoch Mason owned some 2,461 acres in Stafford and lived at Clover Hill in the Roseville area of Stafford.  His plantation includes what’s now Roseville Plantation subdivision.  In 1796 he married Lucy Wiley Roy (died 1815), the daughter of Wiley Roy (1747-1816) and Sarah Fowke (1748-1821) of King George County.  Enoch Mason was a veteran of the War of 1812.  He served as a magistrate in Stafford from at least 1797 to 1828 and was county sheriff in 1810.