John Matthews

22 June 1748–21 January 1836
Frome, Somerset, England

The Life of John

When John Matthews was born on 22 June 1748, in Frome, Somerset, England, his father, Richard Matthews, was 28 and his mother, Mary, was 23. He married Sarah Atwell on 12 December 1768, in Pylle, Somerset, England. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He was buried in Nunney, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

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John Matthews
Sarah Atwell
Marriage: 12 December 1768
John Mathews
George Mathews
Joseph Mathews
Thomas Mathews
Henry Matthews
Edward Matthews

Spouse and Children

12 December 1768
Pylle, Somerset, England


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    Richard Matthews






World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 4

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 6

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 27

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Matthew . In North America, this form has assimilated numerous vernacular derivatives in other languages of Latin Mat(t)hias and Matthaeus.2 Irish (Ulster and County Louth): used as an Americanized form of McMahon .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Legacy NFS Source: John Matthews - Church record: burial: 21 January 1836; Nunney, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Matthews - Church record: birth: before 22 June 1748; Frome, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

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