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James Henry Mason is listed in the Fayette Co. IN History book published 1917 as being born on a farm about 8 miles east of the city of Hamilton in Butler Co. OH, Aug. 18, 1848, son of James Mason and wife, whom moved from New Jersey to Ohio, driving through with a spring wagon which contained all their belongings and settled in Butler county. There James Mason made a success of his farming operation and was regarded as a quite well-to-do farmer when, shortly after the close of the Civil War, he disposed of his holdings in Butler county and came to Indiana and bought a farm about 4 miles north of Connersville on the west side of Milton pike, just south the county line, where he established his home remaining there for some years, at the end of which time he bought the Othniel Claypool farm of about 480 acres, 1 1/2 miles east of Bentonville, where his grandson, the subject of this sketch, now lives (at the time of this writing). More information is available concerning this sketch concerning Hon. James K. Mason...