Matthew Pigman Villars


Brief Life History of Matthew Pigman

When Matthew Pigman Villars was born in 1770, in Jefferson Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Jacques Villars Jr., was 36 and his mother, Mary Dakin, was 27. He married Margaret Ewarts in 1795, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1848, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 78.

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Matthew Pigman Villars
Margaret Ewarts
Marriage: 1795
James Villars
Mary Villars
Matilda Villers
John Villars
Ewart Villars
Elizabeth Villars
Mahala Villars
Nancy Ann Villars
Matthew Villers

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  • Mathew Villars in entry for Thomas Dawson and Matilda Villars, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

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  • Marriage
    1795Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 6

    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

    1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

    Age 21

    The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Henri.

    French: habitational name from any of various places called Villars, from Late Latin villare ‘(part of an) outlying farm, dependent settlement’, a derivative of Latin villa ‘country house, estate’ (later used of a group of houses forming a settlement).

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

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