Isham Matlock

about 1762–after 1818 (Age 56)
Washington, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Isham

When Isham Matlock was born about 1762, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Medlock, was 7 and his mother, Catherine Kate Bullock, was 3. He married Mary Sarah Hunter before 1783, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died after 1818, in Franklin, Missouri, United States, at the age of 57.

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Isham Matlock
Mary Sarah Hunter
Marriage: before 1783
Mary Medlock
John Matlock
Robert Matlock
William Matlock Medlock
Thomas Matlock

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    before 1783Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 14
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 14
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 19
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Matlock in Derbyshire. The placename probably derives from Old English mæthel ‘speech, assembly, meeting place’ + āc ‘oak tree’.

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

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    Sources (5)

    • J Sham Matlock in entry for Thos Matlock and Margret Arter, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • 1810 United States Federal Census
    • U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815

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