Need Help with Mason Line (Campbell, VA)

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I am in need of help with proving an ancestry Mason line from Campbell Co. VA. The issue is that there are a number of people from that county at that time with the same name. I know the following for 100%: John F. Mason (b. 1833) to Nathaniel F. Mason (b. about 1798). After that certainty goes down. I am 90% sure Nathaniel's father is William Mason and that William Mason's father is John Mason. This is where the issue comes in. There are at least 3 John Mason's in Campbell Co. at that time. The most popular conclusion is an English line of Mason's (John Mason who Married Elizabeth Gee) but I was able to disprove that with his family's history on the county's genealogy site which hosts his history. The only one that I found that cannot be dis-proven is a John Mason from Scotland who married a Lillias Morgan. Unfortunately, I have nothing to prove this definitively. It does match family oral history in that our surname came from Scotland, and not England. Please, I need help. I have looked everywhere I know how and am at a dead end. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
WikiTree profile: Nathaniel Mason
in Genealogy Help by Matthew Mason G2G Rookie (190 points)

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Matthew,

I do not think I am of help.  My earliest Mason ancestor is Phillip b. 1770 in Somerset Co, PA.  In 1790 he is in Fayette Co, PA.  We are not sure where he died.

Cal Brannon
by Cal Brannon G2G Crew (390 points)
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I'm not sure I can be of help to you, but I am a descendant of John Mason and Elizabeth Gee. That John Mason's father was Major John Mason 1717-1785. His father was John Mason, 1693-1755; and his father was James Mason 1671-1702. All were in the area of Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia, until John Raines Mason's son, Nathaniel Cargill Mason came to Louisiana. Nathaniel C.'s wife was Katherine Kisiah McMicken, and their son, my 2nd great grandfather was Capt. John Randolph Mason.
by Ky Mason G2G1 (1.4k points)

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