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
1778–1849
Sophia Waggoner
1790–1871
Marriage: 3 March 1812
Catherine Mathews
1813–1890
Samuel Mathews
1814–1884
John Matthews
1819–1903
George Mathews
1822–1909
Mary Magdalene Matthews
1826–1913

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 March 1812
Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Male1773–1825Male

    Daniel Matthews

    Male1775–Male

    Male1778–1849Male

    Jonas Mathews

    Male1778–1860Male

    Rosina Matthews

    Female1779–Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1780

Age 2

Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.
1781

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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