Abigail Matthews

Brief Life History 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 Elizabeth 'Polly" 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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Isaac Finch
Abigail Matthews
Elvisey Finch
Sarah J Finch
William Franklin Finch
James J Finch
John W Finch
Martha Adaline Finch

Sources (3)

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

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 


Historical Boundaries: 1832: Benton, Alabama, United States 1858: Calhoun, Alabama, United States* *renamed from Benton


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

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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