William Matteson

2 February 1732–1814 (Age 81)
West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Matteson was born on 2 February 1732, in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Joseph Matteson, was 26 and his mother, Martha Greene, was 17. He married Sarah Lee on 15 October 1752, in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He died in 1814, in his hometown, at the age of 82.

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William Matteson
Sarah Lee
Marriage: 15 October 1752
Rachel Matteson
Russell Matteson
Lacenia Matteson
Abigail Matteson
Female Matteson
Rupel Matteson
Russelle Matteson
Ruth Matteson

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World Events (4)

Age 44
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
Age 44
Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 68
While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Mattison .2 Respelling of Swedish Mattesson, a patronymic from the personal name Mattes or Mattis, Swedish forms of Matthew .

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

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Sources (2)

  • William Matteson in entry for Oliver Matteson, "Rhode Island Town Births Index, 1639-1932"
  • William Matteson, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"

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