John Matheson

Brief Life History of John

When John Matheson was born on 20 April 1818, in Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Angus Matheson, was 25 and his mother, Isabella McDonald, was 23. He married Marietta S Grove on 11 November 1846, in Lake, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Green Township, Saunders, Nebraska, United States for about 20 years. He was buried in Ashland Cemetery, Ashland Township, Saunders, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Matheson
Marietta S Grove
Marriage: 11 November 1846
Marion or Mary Matheson
Florence Matheson
Alexie I. Matheson
Edith Matheson
about 1867–about 1867
Helen Matheson
John Henry Matheson
George Forbes Matheson
Alice Grace Matheson
James A. Matheson

Sources (10)

  • John M, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Matthison, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • John Matheson in entry for John H. Matheson, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Matthew .

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mathghamhna, Mac Mathghamhuin, abbreviated to Mac Mhathain ‘son of Mathghamhain’, a personal name literally meaning ‘good calf’, a kenning for ‘bear’. Compare Irish McMahon , Mahoney .

History: In Scotland, this is the name of a Highland clan associated with the area around Lochalsh.

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

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