It is to the life and paternal lineage of the late William Mason of Taunton that this article is directed, he being a direct descendant from one of the old pioneers and Indian fighters of this section in its early settlement – Major John Mason, of Pequot fame, from whom William Mason’s descent is through Daniel, Peter, Japhet, Japhet Mason (2) and Amos Mason.
HOLDREDGE, Kate Belle Todd8, (Addison E.7, Eli6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 20, 1871, married in St. Charles, Minn., Nov. 19, 1892, Earl Harris, son of Chauncey H. and Betsey (Cook) Holdredge, who was born June 7, 1868. He was a farmer until about 1904, when he sold out and moved to Inglewood, Cal., where he went to teaming. Mrs. Holdredge taught school for some time before she was married. Children: I. Vera, b. July 27, 1894. II. Ruth, b. June 21, 1898.
HOLDREDGE, Hattie May Todd8, (Dexter J.7, Eli6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 14, 1867, married in Fairwater, Minn., April 6, 1887, Wallace Adelbert Holdredge, who was born June 13, 1865, in Quincy, Minn. He was a farmer and lived in Dover, Minn. Children: I. Muriel Gladys, b. June 28, 1890, m. Sept. 27, 1911, Ralph Sherman Keyes, who was born Nov. 29, 1890, in Dover, Minn. He was a farmer. II. Harlie Howard, b. Sept. 20, 1900.