Elisha Pellars Matthews

6 October 1828–10 May 1895 (Age 66)
Greenville, Bond, Illinois, United States

The Life of Elisha Pellars

When Elisha Pellars Matthews was born on 6 October 1828, in Greenville, Bond, Illinois, United States, his father, Elisha Mathews, was 37 and his mother, Nancy A. Reeves, was 36. He married Mary A. Scott in 1848, in Bond, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Bond, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 10 May 1895, at the age of 66, and was buried in Durham Cemetery, Pleasant Mound Township, Bond, Illinois, United States.

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Elisha Pellars Matthews
Mary A. Scott
Marriage: 1848
John J Matthews
Frank Matthews
Charles Elisha Matthews
Elizabeth Mary Matthews
Eliza Evalyn Matthews
Baby boy Matthews
Lela Jane Matthews

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Bond, Illinois, United States


    John J Matthews


    Charles Elisha Matthews




    Baby boy Matthews


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 4

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • E P Matthews, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elisha P Mathews, "United States Census, 1850"
  • E P Matthews, "United States Census, 1880"

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