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.
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.