Richard Nelson Mathews

1736–1799 (Age 63)
Augusta, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Richard Nelson

When Richard Nelson Mathews was born in 1736, in Augusta, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Capt John Matthews, was 39 and his mother, Anne Margaret Archer, was 35. He married Elinor Bradshaw about 1760, in Augusta, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1799, in Robertson, Southwest Territory, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Nelson Mathews
Elinor Bradshaw
Marriage: about 1760
Richard Mathews Jr
Sampson Mathews
John Mathews
William N Mathews
Elizabeth Betsey Mathews

Spouse and Children

about 1760
Augusta, Virginia, United States


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World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 22

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 39

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

Age 40

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Mathew ; a variant spelling of Matthews . In the U.S., this form has absorbed some European cognates such as German Matthäus.

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

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Story Highlight


Richard Mathews with all his family with the exception of one daughter, was murdered by a negro slave. The negro burned the house and then hung himself. The daughter that escaped was visiting her uncl …

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