John Matheson

20 April 1818–
Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Matheson was born on 20 April 1818, in Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Angus Matheson, was 26 and his mother, Isabella McDonald, was 22. He married Marietta S Grow 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, Saunders, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Matheson
1818–
Marietta S Grow
1828–1907
Marriage: 11 November 1846
Marion or Mary Matheson
1850–1936
Florence Matheson
1860–1900
Alexie I. Matheson
1862–
Edith Matheson
1867–1867
Helen Matheson
1852–
John Henry Matheson
1855–1936
George Forbes Matheson
1858–1944
Alice Grace Matheson
1865–1889
James A. Matheson
1871–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 November 1846
Lake, Indiana, United States
children

(9)

    Marion or Mary Matheson

    Female1850–1936Female

    Helen Matheson

    Female1852–Female

    Male1855–1936Male

    Male1858–1944Male

    Florence Matheson

    Female1860–1900Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Angus Matheson

    Male1792–1866Male

    Isabella McDonald

    Female1796–1888Female

siblings

(13)

    Male1818–Male

    William Matheson

    Male1818–Male

    Hugh Matheson

    Male1820–1899Male

    Kristy or Ket MATHESON

    Female1822–Female

    Catherine Matheson

    Female1824–Female

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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

Age 7

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 33

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 Matthew .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John M, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Mathenan, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • John Mathewson, "United States Census, 1870"

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