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MATTHEWS William Thomas

Male 1827 - 1900  (72 years)


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  • Name MATTHEWS William Thomas  [1
    Born 18 Jul 1827  , , Maury County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation U.S. Military Civil War Veteran (Union) 
    1830 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1830  , , Bond County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: > 20y 
    • He was possibly represented by a mark on the census for a male under the age of 5. Members of the household were:

      1 male under 5 possibly William T.
      1 male 20-30 most likely Charnel
      1 female under 5 possibly Mary Ann
      1 female 5-10 possibly Elizabeth
      1 female 20-30 most likely Sarah
    1830 U.S. census, Illinois, Bond County [MATTHEWS, Charnel] - p.1
    1830 U.S. census, Illinois, Bond County [MATTHEWS, Charnel] - p.1
    1830 U.S. census, Illinois, Bond County [MATTHEWS, Charnel] - p.2
    1830 U.S. census, Illinois, Bond County [MATTHEWS, Charnel] - p.2
    1840 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1840  , , Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: < 15y 
    • Charnall was indexed on Ancestry.com as "Charonet Mathes".
      The family was recorded as hashmarks for the following
      2 males > 5: These marks were for:
      George W. b. 1840, was >1 in 1840
      Elisha, b. 1838, was 1-2 in 1840
      2 males 5-9: these marks were for:
      Absalom, b. 1834, was 5-6 in 1840
      John Felix b. unknown, could have been in this age range; was not on the 1850 census, so must've died before 1850; must've been born then circa 1831-1835
      1 male 10-14: William T., b. 1827, was 12-13 in 1840
      1 male 30-39: Charnall, b 1803-1805 would have been age 34-37 in 1840

      1 female 5-9: Elizabeth, b. 1830, was 9-10 in 1840
      1 female 15-19: Mary Ann, was 1-9 in 1830; would have been aged 10-19 in 1840.
      1 female 30-39: His wife, Sarah, born 1803 would have been age 36-37 in 1840
    1840 U.S. census, Illinois, Washington County [MATTHEWS, Charnel]
    1840 U.S. census, Illinois, Washington County [MATTHEWS, Charnel]
    Military Service Jul 1847  [1
    • Mexican War, Company H, Second Illinois Infantry
    Move 1851  , , Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Move 1855  , , Clarke County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • bought 180 acres [1]
    Military Service 13 Aug 1862  , , , Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Civil War, Company D, 39th Iowa Infantry. Particiapted in engagements at Parker's Cross Roads, Snake Creek Gap, Little Ogeechee River, Columbia, Bentonville, near Goldsborough. He was appointed First Lieutenant and served as such until his discharge at Clinton, Iowa on 5 June 1865
    Land Purchase , Green Bay Twp., Clarke County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Mill property on which he operated a mill for four years [1]
    Died 2 Jan 1900  , Green Bay Twp., Clarke County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Owned 230 acres of highly-cultivated land with good residence, well furnished and commodious, with barn and out-buildings. He was elected county supervisor in 1876, and served 3 years to the best interests of Clarke County. He has also filled the offices of clerk and trustee of Green Bay Township, and has been a member of the School Board. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, being class-leader and trustee of the same. In politics he is a staunch Republican. [1]
    • From reprint of “A Clark County History”, Lewis Pub., Chicago, 1886. p. 93

      W.T. MATHEWS, one of the enterprising and successful pioneers of Clarke County, living in Green Bay Township, on section 24, was born in Murray County, Tennessee, July 18,1827. His parents,Charneall and Sarah (Shinall) Mathews, were both natives of Virginia. Eight children were born to them, as follows--Mary Ann, W. T. (our subject), Elizabeth, Jackson, Elisha F., George, Charles and John Felix. The parents removed to Washington County, Illinois, when our subject was an infant, and there he was reared, his youth being passed in assisting on the farm and in attending the common schools.

      In July, 1847 , he enlisted in the Mexican war, in Company H, Second Illinois Infantry, and after serving one year was honorably discharged. He was married December 13,1849, to Catherine Logan, of Washington County, Illinois, and to this union were born seven children--Martha R., Hiram W., Harriet E., Lewis E., C.C., George M., And Frankie B. Mr. Mathews came to Iowa in 1851, locating in Poweshiek County, Where he remained about four years. In 1855 he came with his family to Clarke County, buying 180 acres of land, on which he resided three years. He then exchanged his land for mill property on section 24, Green Bay Township, where he operated a mill for four years. Mr. Mathews enlisted in the late war August 13, 1862, in Company D, Thirty-ninth Iowa Infantry; and participated in the engagements at ParkerÂ’s Cross-Roads, Snake Creek Gap,. Little Ogeechee River, Columbia, Bentonville, near Goldsborough, besides a number of skirmishes. During the war he was appointed First Lieutenant, and served as such till his discharge at Clinton, Iowa, June 5, 1865. He then returned to Clarke County and settled on his present farm, where his wife died October 8, 1869.

      He was again united in marriage June 23, 1874, to Mrs. Catherine (Rainy) Meachum, and of the two children born to this union only one is living--a daughter, Minnie L. Molly is deceased. Mr. Mathews has met with success in his general farming and stock-raising, and is now the owner of his fine farm which contains 230 acres of highly cultivated land, with good residence, well furnished and commodious, barn and out-buildings. Mr. Mathews was elected county supervisor in 18_6, and served three years to the best interests of Clarke County. He has also filled the offices of clerk and trustee of Green Bay Township and has been a member of the School Board. He is a member of Jacinth Lodge No. 443, A.F. & A.M. of Weldon. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, being class-leader and trustee of the same. In politics he is a staunch Republican.
      This man is part of our family research. Anyone researching his family please contact me. My husband descends from his brother Absolom, who stayed in Washington county ILL. Trying to contact family to fill in gaps in family line. Absolom Jackson "Jack" Matthews married Rebecca Jones.


      Chaney Cemetery
      This cemetery was referred to by the WPA as Weldon-Chaney Cemetery

      03-01 MATHEWS, Rachel C dau of W.T. & C. Mathews d. Apr 2, 1861 - age 1y 2m.
      03-02 MATHEWS, Sarah E dau of ?.T. & C. Mathews d. Mar 23, 1860 age 1y 1m 26d.
      03-03 MATHEWS, Catharine Logan May 17, 1832 - Oct 8, 1869

      Hebron Cemetery - Green Bay twp., Sec. 23

      02-12 Father
      02-13 SNIDER, Harriet E., wife of Henry G. Snider 1854-1934
      02-14 SNYDER, Gracie May, dau of H.G. & H.E. Snyder d. Dec 8, 1879, age 2y 3m 22d
      02-15 SNYDER, Thomas J., son of H.G. & H.E. Snyder d. Apr 18, 1890, age 5y 23d
      02-16 SNIDER, Henry G. d. Jun 30, 1895, age 48y 1m 12d
      02-17 Wife
      02-18 MATHEWS, William T. Jul 18, 1827 - Jan 2, 1900 1st Lieut. Co. D. 39th Ia. Vol. Inft.
      02-18 MATHEWS, Catharine C., his wf Dec 9, 1849 - May 21, 1921
      02-19 MATHEWS, Mary A., dau of W.T. & C.C. Mathews d. Mar 3, 1870, age 1y 6m 10d (WPA said d. May 5, 1879)

      source: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/35342248/person/18825616020/media/1?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7cpgNum
    Person ID I5624  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2016 

    Father MATTHEWS Charnall,   b. Between 1803 and 1805, , , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother SHINALT\SHINALL Sarah,   b. 1803, , , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1963  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 LOGAN Catherine,   d. 8 Oct 1869, , Green Bay Twp., Clarke County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 13 Dec 1849  , , Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    • married by James Walker, L.D.
    Children 
     1. MATTHEWS Martha R.
     2. MATTHEWS Hiram W.
    +3. MATTHEWS Harriet Ester
     4. MATTHEWS Lewis E.
     5. MATTHEWS C. C.
     6. MATTHEWS George M.
     7. MATTHEWS Frankie B.
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F2006  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 RAINY Catherine 
    Children 
     1. MATTHEWS Minnie L.
     2. MATTHEWS Molly
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F2007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jul 1827 - , , Maury County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1830 U.S. Census - Age: > 20y - 1 Jun 1830 - , , Bond County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1840 U.S. Census - Age: < 15y - 1 Jun 1840 - , , Washington County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Dec 1849 - , , Washington County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - 1851 - , , Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - 1855 - , , Clarke County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 13 Aug 1862 - , , , Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - - , Green Bay Twp., Clarke County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Jan 1900 - , Green Bay Twp., Clarke County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1011] Biographical and historical record of Clarke County, Iowa.... (Chicago : Lewis Bub. Co., 1886), (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1886), p. 326 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S1027] Illinois. Bond County. 1830 U.S. census. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2010.

    3. [S1160] Illinois. Washington County. 1840 U.S. census. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2014 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1190] Illinois. Washington County. "Marriage Register". Book A. Washington County Clerk's Office, Nashville, Illinois (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1097] Jetton, Kay and Elda Jones, compilers. Washington County, Illinois marriage records 1831-1869, (Marissa, IL : Marissa Historical and Genealogical Socity, 2007), p. 43 (Reliability: 2).