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.
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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