Emily S Mathews

Female4 August 1831–1897

Brief Life History 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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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

Sources (6)

  • Emily Hail in household of William Hail, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emily S. Mathews, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Emily S. Matthews Hale, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    7 February 1850Gwinnett, Georgia, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (11)

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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.


    Age 20

    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Paulding, Georgia, United States *1852: Polk, Georgia, United States. [*Polk created from Floyd and Paulding counties]

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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