Hiram Mathews

about 1806–23 December 1881 (Age 75)
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Hiram

When Hiram Mathews was born about 1806, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Asahel Matthews, was 43 and his mother, Anna, was 42. He married Phebe Cox 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 Portland, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Portland, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Mathews
Phebe Cox
Marriage: 22 March 1827
Melanthe Mathews
William C Matthews
Elizur Stuart Matthews
Charlotte O. Matthews
Mary Mathews
Julia A Matthews

Spouse and Children

22 March 1827
Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States


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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 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)

  • Hiram Matthews, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hiram Mathews, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Hiram Mathews, "United States Census, 1850"

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