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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William Mathews
Elizabeth Adeline Henderson
Marriage: 18 August 1829
Thomas Marion Mathews
Elizabeth Jane Mathews
John Lynn Mathews
Ezekiel Cunningham Mathews
Maria Celeste Mathews
Elvira Narcissa Mathews
Benjamin Franklin Mathews
Nancy Melissa Mathews
Emma Louisa Mathews
Martha Rosanna Mathews
Sina Adeline Mathews

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  • Marriage
    18 August 1829Alabama, United States
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    World Events (8)

    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.

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    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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