Phillip Matthews Jr

20 March 1778–2 September 1849 (Age 71)
New Bedford, Pulaski Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Phillip

When Phillip Matthews Jr was born on 20 March 1778, in New Bedford, Pulaski Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Philip Matthews, was 34 and his mother, Maria Magdelena Byerly, was 27. He married Sophia Waggoner on 3 March 1812, in Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 2 September 1849, in his hometown, at the age of 71, and was buried in New Bedford, Pulaski Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phillip Matthews Jr
Sophia Waggoner
Marriage: 3 March 1812
Catherine Mathews
Samuel Mathews
John Matthews
George Mathews
Mary Magdalene Matthews

Spouse and Children

3 March 1812
Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Daniel Matthews



    Jonas Mathews


    Rosina Matthews


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

Age 3

In 1781, Maryland donated land to be used for part of Washington, D. C.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

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 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 (3)

  • Philip Mathes, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Philip Matthews, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Philip Mathes, "Maryland, Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"

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