When Elisabeth Manda Mathews was born about 1869, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Daniel Hope Mathews, was 37 and her mother, Ceclia Melton, was 35. She lived in Hardeman, Tennessee, United States in 1880.
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.
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