Amanda Matthews

Brief Life History of Amanda

When Amanda Matthews was born on 15 November 1817, in Harrison, Kentucky, United States, her father, Newgent H. Matthews, was 23 and her mother, Nancy Rutledge, was 21. She married John H Brown on 4 January 1836, in Harrison, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 25 May 1839, in her hometown, at the age of 21, and was buried in Harrison, Kentucky, United States.

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John H Brown
1812–1853
Amanda Matthews
1817–1839
Marriage: 4 January 1836
William Andrew Brown
1837–1925

Sources (10)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Amanda Matthews - Government record: birth-name: Amanda Matthews
  • Amanda Matthews, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Amanda Matthews Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (6)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

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 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (Ulster and County Louth): patronymic from the personal name Matthew . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, such as German Matthäus (from the personal name Matthäus, from Latin Matthaeus) and Slovenian Matavž (from an obsolete vernacular form of the personal name Matevž, from Latin Matthaeus). Compare Mathews .

Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Mathghamhna (see McMahon ).

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

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