Hiram Mathews

Maleabout 1806–23 December 1881

Brief Life History of Hiram

When Hiram Mathews was born about 1806, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Asahel Matthews, was 45 and his mother, Anna, was 44. He married Phoebe Case on 22 March 1827, in Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States in 1850. He died on 23 December 1881, in East Middletown, Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 76, and was buried in East Middletown, Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Mathews
Phoebe Case
Marriage: 22 March 1827
Melanthe Mathews
William C Matthews
about 1844–1864
Elizur Stuart Matthews
Charlotte O. Matthews
Mary Mathews
Julia A Matthews

Sources (9)

  • Hiram Matthews, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hiram Matthews in entry for Phebe Cox, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Hiram Mathews, "United States Census, 1830"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 March 1827Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 10

    The original charter of the city of Troy was enacted 12 April 1816.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 21

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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