Emily S Mathews

4 August 1831–1897 (Age 65)
Gwinnett, Georgia, United States

The Life of Emily S

When Emily S Mathews was born on 4 August 1831, in Gwinnett, Georgia, United States, her father, Francis Lafayette Mathews, was 46 and her mother, Mary McDaniel, was 31. She married William Posey Hale on 7 February 1850, in Gwinnett, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Polk, Georgia, United States in 1860. She died in 1897, in Edwardsville, Cleburne, Alabama, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Upper Cane Creek Cemetery, Cleburne, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Posey Hale
Emily S Mathews
Marriage: 7 February 1850
John Thomas Hale
James Franklin Hale
Martha Ann Hale
George R Hale
Lou Emma Hale

Spouse and Children

    William Posey Hale



7 February 1850
Gwinnett, Georgia, United States


    John Thomas Hale


    James Franklin Hale


    Martha Ann Hale


    George R Hale


    Lou Emma Hale


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 1

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 18

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Mathew ; a variant spelling of Matthews . In the U.S., this form has absorbed some European cognates such as German Matthäus.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Emily Hail in household of William Hail, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emily Hale in household of William Hale, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Emily Mathews in entry for Martha Ann Long, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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