"Succeeded Elder Thomas Barnes as minister of the Second Baptist Church in Swansea, July, 1709. In 1737 or 8 he resigned the pastorate, on account of infirmity of body, and not of mind, as the Church record states, and his nephew, elder Job Mason, was chosen in his place."
From: Alden G. Beaman, Editor, Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Second Edition (Rhode Island Families Assn.; Princeton, MA; 1986-1999
"Mason, Joseph, Elder, of Warren, yeoman, being aged. Will dated 26 Mar 1748, proved 4 July 1748, pgs 33-34. Mentions: Wife living, no name given. Son Joseph. Daughters Lydia Brown dec leaving children formerly wife of son-in-law John Brown., Anne Munro Widow, & Freelove Gorton. Grandson John Brown who has taken care of me & his grandmother. Granddaughter Susannah Gorton. Great granddaughter Elizabeth Cole. Wife [no name given] & son Joseph Exors. [Pg31, Town Council in Warren 20 June 1748 Letter of Administration to Mrs Lydia Mason & Joseph Mason Esqr the Executors named in the will of Joseph Mason Esqr late of Warren dec.] Witn: John Cole Jr, Benjamin Reed, Isaac Cole."