When Ann Mathews was born about 1764, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, her father, William Mathews, was 24 and her mother, Frances Crowe, was 20. She married Audley Campbell Maxwell on 30 December 1780, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1829, in Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States.
English: patronymic from Mathew ; a variant of Matthews . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages.
History: Among the earliest bearers of the name in North America was Samuel Mathews (c. 1600–c. 1657), who came to VA from London c. 1618. He established a plantation at the mouth of the Warwick River, which was at first called Mathews Manor; later its name was changed to Denbigh. He was one of the most powerful and influential men in the early affairs of the colony. He (or possibly his son, who bore the same name) was governor of the colony from 1657 until his death in 1660.
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