William Mathews

28 January 1808–27 November 1888 (Age 80)
Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Mathews was born on 28 January 1808, in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Mathews, was 25 and his mother, Jane Mc David, was 20. He married Elizabeth Adeline Henderson on 18 August 1829, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1852 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 27 November 1888, in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Mathews
1808–1888
Elizabeth Adeline Henderson
1807–1875
Marriage: 18 August 1829
Thomas Marion Mathews
1830–1893
Elizabeth Jane Mathews
1831–1868
John Lynn Mathews
1833–1914
Ezekiel Cunningham Mathews
1835–1896
Maria Celeste Mathews
1837–1868
Elvira Narcissa Mathews
1839–1863
Benjamin Franklin Mathews
1840–1841
Nancy Melissa Mathews
1842–1844
Emma Louisa Mathews
1844–1918
Martha Rosanna Mathews
1846–1846
Sina Adeline Mathews
1848–1915

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 August 1829Alabama, United States
  • Children

    (11)

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    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1822 · Slave Rebellion
    Age 14
    "On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
    1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed
    Age 21
    In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Mathew

    Story Highlight

    How HOLLADAY, SALT LAKE COUNTY, UTAH WAS NAMED

    The Historical Record, Volumes 5-8, Church Encyclopedia, Book I. edited by Andrew Jenson, Salt Lake City, Utah. 1889. [p.281] “At a council of the First Presidency, the Apostles and other leading m …

    Sources (49)

    • United States Census, 1840 > Mississippi > Monroe
    • William Matheus in entry for Sina Adeline Christian, 1915, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William Mathies, "United States Census, 1880"

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