John Mathis

1689–23 October 1779 (Age 90)
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales

The Life of John

When John Mathis was born in 1689, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, his father, Mathew Mathis, was 32 and his mother, Anne, was 31. He married Alice Andrews in 1716, in Atlantic Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 23 October 1779, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Burlington, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Mathis
1689–1779
Alice Andrews
1696–1784
Marriage: 1716
Micajah Mathis
1717–1804
Job Mathis
1719–1771
Sarah Mathis
1721–1799
Daniel Mathis
1723–1764
Jeremiah Mathis
1726–1762
Nehemiah Mathis
1728–1806
Eli Mathis
1730–1795

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1716
Atlantic Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Mathew Mathis

    Male1657–1731Male

    Anne

    Female1658–1731Female

siblings

(2)

    Charles Mathis

    Male1688–Male

    Male1689–1779Male

World Events (2)

1775

Age 86

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 87

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

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and French: from a variant of the personal name Mathias ( see Matthew ).2 English: patronymic from a pet form of Matthew .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Coate in entry for John Leeds, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"
  • John Andrews in entry for John Leeds, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"
  • John Andrews in entry for John Leeds, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"

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