Women / Persons ~ P15159

Biddy Mason

Alternate Names:
  • Bridget Biddy Mason
Gender: Female
Life Dates: 15 August 1818 - 15 January 1891
  • African American
  • Nurse
  • Slave, bondservant, former slave
Note: moved to California, remained enslaved with her children till 1854; founder of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church; was known as Bridget as a slave and chose the name Bridget Biddy Mason when emancipated in 1860;
persons with degrees of separation from Biddy Mason