When John Nubern Mathews was born on 16 March 1878, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Daniel Hope Mathews, was 44 and his mother, Ceclia Melton, was 42. He married Willie Lou Evans on 8 October 1906, in Haywood, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Civil District 1, Haywood, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Fayette, Tennessee, United States in 1930.
English: patronymic from Mathew ; a variant of Matthews . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages.
History: Among the earliest bearers of the name in North America was Samuel Mathews (c. 1600–c. 1657), who came to VA from London c. 1618. He established a plantation at the mouth of the Warwick River, which was at first called Mathews Manor; later its name was changed to Denbigh. He was one of the most powerful and influential men in the early affairs of the colony. He (or possibly his son, who bore the same name) was governor of the colony from 1657 until his death in 1660.