John R. Matthews

Brief Life History of John R.

When John R. Matthews was born about 1826, in Llanwonno, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Matthews, was 38 and his mother, Mary Thomas, was 40. He married Mary Ann Morgan on 8 December 1849, in Llanwonno, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Lackawanna Township, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 20 November 1897, in Spring Brook, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

John R. Matthews
Mary Ann Morgan
Marriage: 8 December 1849
William M Matthews
Elizabeth Ann Matthews
John R. Matthews
Richard K. Matthews

Sources (10)

  • John R. Mathews, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Mathews, "Wales, Glamorgan, Parish Register Marriages, 1837-1922"
  • John R Matthews, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (Ulster and County Louth): patronymic from the personal name Matthew . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, such as German Matthäus (from the personal name Matthäus, from Latin Matthaeus) and Slovenian Matavž (from an obsolete vernacular form of the personal name Matevž, from Latin Matthaeus). Compare Mathews .

Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Mathghamhna (see McMahon ).

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

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