Four miles west stood the home of John Y. Mason, statesman. Mason was a member of the House of Representatives; United States district judge; twice Secretary of the Navy; United States Attorney General, and Minister to France. He took part in the famous "Ostend Manifesto," 1854. Mason died in Paris, October 3, 1859.
Geographic Location: Southampton County
Physical Description of Location: Northwest corner of intersection between Southampton Parkway (US 58) and Adams Grove Road (State Route 615), Drewryville, VA 23844. Marker is on left when traveling east on US 58.
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