James Mathews

24 August 1824–17 September 1915 (Age 91)
Leigh, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Mathews was born on 24 August 1824, in Leigh, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Matthews, was 38 and his mother, Jane Giles, was 44. He married Elizabeth Johnson before 1845, in Leigh, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1909. He died on 17 September 1915, in Scipio, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Scipio, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Mathews
Mary Ann Johnson
Marriage: 6 November 1848
William James Mathews
James Heber Mathews
Mary Jane Mathews
Benjamin Alvin Matthews
Emily Ann Elizabeth Mathews
Adelaide Harriet Mathews
Thomas Wallace Mathews
Richard Bruce Mathews

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 November 1848Council Point, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 23
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 33
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    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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    Memories of my Grandfather, James Mathews

    Memories of my Grandfather, James Mathews By Gwen Mathews Richards Since my grandfather, James Mathews, left England, his home and family at the tender age of fourteen, very little is known of his ea …

    Sources (32)

    • James Mathews in entry for Harriet Mathews, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Jas Mathews, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Matthews, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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