Francis Lafayette Mathews

1785–1842 (Age 57)
Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Francis Lafayette

When Francis Lafayette Mathews was born in 1785, in Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Mathews II, was 36 and his mother, Eleanor McKnight, was 36. He married Mary McDaniel in 1823, in Gwinnett, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 3 November 1842, in Gwinnett, Georgia, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Camp Creek Cemetery, Lilburn, Gwinnett, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Lafayette Mathews
1785–1842
Mary McDaniel
1800–1887
Marriage: 1823
Margaret Ann Mathews
1824–
Palmore Lafayette Mathews
1826–1862
Archibald J Mathews
1827–1900
Harriet H Mathews
1830–
Emily S Mathews
1831–1897
Minerva Mathews
1833–
Commodore Perry
1835–
George Washington Liberty Matthews
1836–
John Francis Mathews
1838–1922
William T Mathews
1841–1862
Eli T Mathews
1843–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1823
Gwinnett, Georgia, United States
children

(11)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

Age 10

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.
1803

Age 18

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Mathew ; a variant spelling of Matthews . In the U.S., this form has absorbed some European cognates such as German Matthäus.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank F. Matthews in entry for John F. Matthews, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"
  • Francis Matthews, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Francis Mathews, "Find A Grave Index"

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