Archibald Matthews

Brief Life History of Archibald

When Archibald Matthews was born in 1790, in Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Mathews II, was 41 and his mother, Eleanor McKnight, was 41. He died after 1860, in Cherokee, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Archibald Matthews
1790–1860
Jennie Chappel
1782–

Sources (9)

  • Archibald Matthews, "United States Census, 1850"
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015

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World Events (8)

1791

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

1792 · Head Tax Law

"In 1792, South Carolina passes a law called the ""head tax"" for all free African Americans from age 16-50. This tax was $2.00."

1812

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (Ulster and County Louth): patronymic from the personal name Matthew . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, such as German Matthäus (from the personal name Matthäus, from Latin Matthaeus) and Slovenian Matavž (from an obsolete vernacular form of the personal name Matevž, from Latin Matthaeus). Compare Mathews .

Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Mathghamhna (see McMahon ).

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

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