(1) Source: Jerry Zollars .
(2) Morrison, James F., A History of Fulton County [NY] in the Revolution
ISAAC MASON: ENLISTS AT JOHNSTOWN
In May of 1781, Isaac enlisted as a private in Captain Garret Putman's Company in Colonel Marinus Willett's Regiment of New York State Levies while living at Johnstown. Isaac, with his brother Jeremiah, were stationed at Fort Johnstown.
In the first part of October a party of twelve men of the King's Royal Regiment of New York under John Cook attacked Fort Johnstown. A sentry on duty after being fired at returned the fire and Cook was hit in the knee. Isaac, with the rest of the garrison, quickly turned out to defend the fort but the enemy had already fled. Cook with a few others were later captured.
On October 24th, Major John Ross and Captain Walter Butler with 607 men were in the Mohawk Valley burning and killing. Colonel Willett at Fort Rensselaer, on learning of this invasion, sent messengers to Forts Clyde, Paris and Plank for additional troops while he would gather what troops that could be spared from the fort and go in pursuit of the enemy.
In the morning of October 25th, Colonel Willett and his men left Fort Rensselaer in pursuit of the enemy. Colonel Willett and his men crossed the Mohawk River to Caughnawaga and from there they marched to Johnstown. The garrison informed Colonel Willett that the enemy were encamped near Johnson's Hall and Isaac and Jeremiah left Fort Johnstown under Colonel Willett and they marched to the enemy's encampment near Johnson's Hall.
On arrival of Willett and his men at the enemy's encampment, a fierce battle soon raged. The battle ended with the coming of darkness and with the enemy retreating. Isaac now learned that his brother John was wounded and his brother-in-law William Scarborough was killed. Isaac and Jeremiah returned to Fort Johnstown where they were stationed. Isaac was discharged on January 1, 1782.
In January of 1782, Isaac enlisted as a private in Captain John Wemple's Company (Fourth Company) in Colonel Frederick Visscher's Regiment of Tryon County Militia (Third Regiment). Isaac again was stationed at Fort Johnstown. Once on a scout under Captain Wemple they found a family killed and scalped and they buried them. Isaac served under Captain Wemple until the end of the war.
Isaac enlisted as a private at Sodus Point, New York on June 14, 1813 in Captain Hull's Company and he was discharged on July 8, 1813.
Isaac was born on April 4, 1767 in Somerset, New Jersey and he died on January 30, 1856 in Davis County, Iowa. He is buried in the Macey's Mound Cemetery southwest of Drakesville, Iowa. Isaac married Anna Clarke on June 28, 1792 at Johnstown. Anna died in 1846 in Van Buren County, Iowa. Isaac married Margaret White on September 30, 1847.
On May 31, 1976, two stone memorials were dedicated to Isaac Mason, Sr. and his son Isaac Jr. The stone memorials were placed in a park in Drakesville, Isaac is the only Revolutionary War Veteran buried in Davis County, Iowa.
I am very thankful to Mr. Arnold Wilkerson of Ashland, Oregon who is a descendant of Isaac Mason for sending me the information on Isaac's burial and the dedication of the stone memorial plus other family information.
(3) A household headed by Isaac MASON is listed in the 1850 census of Washington Township, Appanoose County, IA.
Isaac is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 85 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1765. According to the 1850 census, he was born in NY.
Listed with Isaac is his wife, Margaret, who was then 76 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1774. According to the 1850 census, she was born in Ireland.
Also listed with Isaac is Margaret J. WHITE, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1843. According to the 1850 census, she was born in IA.
(4) Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999:
Name: Isaac Mason
Cemetery: Nr Drakesville
Location: Davis CO IA 42
Reference: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol. 3, p. Serial: 10675; Volume: 7
(5) Iowa WPA Graves Registration Survey
MASON, Isaac Sr.
County: DAVIS CO. - IOWA
Record Notes: ROW 22; NO DATES; MARKED NY REGT. REV. WAR *****-1856
Person ID I16581 Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families