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.
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 ).
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