Anson Mathews

1 December 1787–April 1851 (Age 63)
Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Anson

When Anson Mathews was born on 1 December 1787, in Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Asahel Matthews, was 24 and his mother, Annah Harding, was 22. He married Elizabeth Burgess on 15 September 1811, in Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1811 and Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died in April 1851, at the age of 63.

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Anson Mathews
Elizabeth Burgess
Marriage: 15 September 1811
Lois B Mathews
Anson Mathews
Hannibal Mathews
Elizabeth Mathews
Lioza Mathews
Sophia Mathews
William H Mathews
William F Burgess Mathews
Emeline Mathews

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1811Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1788 · The First Presidential Election
    Age 1
    The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
    Age 12
    Post office est. June 22, 1799
    Age 17
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from Mathew ; a variant of Matthews . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages.History: Among the earliest bearers of the name in North America was Samuel Mathews (c. 1600–c. 1657), who came to VA from London c. 1618. He established a plantation at the mouth of the Warwick River, which was at first called Mathews Manor; later its name was changed to Denbigh. He was one of the most powerful and influential men in the early affairs of the colony. He (or possibly his son, who bore the same name) was governor of the colony from 1657 until his death in 1660.

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

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    Story Highlight

    From Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude

    BIRTHDATE: 7 Feb 1837 McComb, McDonough, Illinois DEATH: 17 Apr 1867 Payson, Utah Co., Utah PARENTS: Anson J. Mathews Elizabeth Burgess PIONEER: 1848 Independent Wagon Company SPOUSE: …

    Sources (11)

    • Nauvoo 1842 Census
    • Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Marriage of Anson Mathews to Betsey Burgess
    • Anson Mathews, 1835 - Illinois, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890 -

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