1830 - 100th Birthday
The celebration of the hundreth birthday of a venerable citizen named Melatiah Mason, of Thompson, Connecticut, took place on the 30th ultimo. A sermon was preached on the occasion, and a collection of 840 made for his benefit. He has been a member of the church for 70 years, was a mason by trade, as well as by name; always worked hard, lived temperately, possessed an almost undisturbed cheerfulness and equanimity of mind; and lives to see around him, 6 children, 53 grand-children, 150 great grand children and quite a number of great great grand children.
Weekly Raleigh Register
Raleigh, North Carolina
June 3, 1830
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