Abigail Matthews

Greenville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Matthews was born in 1815, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, her father, William Matthews, was 40 and her mother, Mary Nash, was 31. She had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Isaac Finch. She lived in Benton, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Washington Township, Conway, Arkansas, United States in 1860. She died in Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Finch
Abigail Matthews
Elvisey Finch
Sarah J Finch
William Franklin Finch
James J Finch
John W Finch
Martha Adaline Finch

Spouse and Children



    Elvisey Finch


    Sarah J Finch


    William Franklin Finch


    James J Finch


    John W Finch


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Nash




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · Constitution of 1819

Age 4

The Alabama Enabling Act was signed on March 2, 1819, by President James Monroe. This enabled the people to form a constitution and state government which paved the way for Alabama to enter the union.

Age 31

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Matthew . In North America, this form has assimilated numerous vernacular derivatives in other languages of Latin Mat(t)hias and Matthaeus.2 Irish (Ulster and County Louth): used as an Americanized form of McMahon .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abbigale Finch in household of Isaac Finch, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abagail Finch in household of Isaac Finch, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Book-"Ancestors and descendants : Edward and Lucinda Bell Nash, ..." (working)

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