Phoebe Maria Matteson

Female31 January 1817–6 March 1888

Brief Life History of Phoebe Maria

When Phoebe Maria Matteson was born on 31 January 1817, in Columbus, Columbus, Chenango, New York, United States, her father, Jonathan Matteson, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Simmons, was 20. She married Ormus Ephraim Bates on 4 August 1835, in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 6 March 1888, in Batesville, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Tooele City Cemetery, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ormus Ephraim Bates
Phoebe Maria Matteson
Marriage: 4 August 1835
Orson Parley Bates Sr.
Erin Lafayette Bates Sr
Laverne Emmerette Bates
Mary Elizabeth Bates
Ormus Elias Bates
Orissa Mariah Bates
Arlin Henry Bates Sr
Marintha Althera Bates
Myron William Bates

Sources (52)

  • Maria Baits, "United States Census, 1850"
  • P M Mathison in entry for Myron W Bates, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Maria Bates in household of Ormus E Bates, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 August 1835Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


    Age 10

    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 19

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English (Lancashire and Northumberland): variant of Mattison 1. This form of the name is rare in Britain and Ireland.

    Americanized form of Swedish Mattesson: patronymic from the personal name Mattes, an equivalent of Matthew . The surname Mattesson is very rare in Sweden.

    Variant of Mattison 3, a surname of Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, or North German origin, a cognate of 2 above.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Orson Parley Bates, Sr. Written by his son Ormus A. Bates, September 14, 1941 [copied and entered by 3rd great granddaughter Susan Merry Bates Ames July 17, 2017]

    "The eldest son of Ormus Ephraim Bates and Phoebe Mariah Matteson, was born 3rd of March 1836 at Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York. Little is known relating to his childhood. He was with his par …

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