Mary Ann Matthews

Femaleabout 1839–

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Matthews was born about 1839, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas Matthews, was 28 and her mother, Mary Davis Dorsett, was 25. She lived in Matthews Township, Chatham, North Carolina, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Matthews
1812–
Mary Davis Dorsett
1815–1857
Alford Matthews
1835–
Mary Ann Matthews
1839–
Elizabeth Matthews
1841–
Eliza Matthews
1845–
James M Matthews
1846–
Mary Matthews
1850–1948
Calvin Matthews
1855–

Sources (1)

  • Mary Matthews in household of Thomas Matthews, "United States Census, 1870"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (7)

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 7

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

1853 · First State Fair

Age 14

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

1863

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (Ulster and County Louth): patronymic from the personal name Matthew . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, such as German Matthäus (from the personal name Matthäus, from Latin Matthaeus) and Slovenian Matavž (from an obsolete vernacular form of the personal name Matevž, from Latin Matthaeus). Compare Mathews .

Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Mathghamhna (see McMahon ).

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

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