Thomas Marion Mathews

2 July 1830–February 1893 (Age 62)
Monroe, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Marion

When Thomas Marion Mathews was born on 2 July 1830, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Mathews, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Adeline Henderson, was 22. He married Hannah Henry Klingensmith on 16 December 1861. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Bullionville, Lincoln, Nevada, United States in 1870 and Monroe Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died in February 1893, in Fort Bragg, Mendocino, California, United States, at the age of 62.

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Thomas Marion Mathews
Hannah Henry Klingensmith
Marriage: 16 December 1861
F M Mathews
Baby Mathews
Benjamin M. Mathews
James Mathews
Viola Ivey Mathews

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  • Marriage
    16 December 1861
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 13
    Historical Boundaries: 1843: Kishkekosh, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Monroe, Iowa Territory, United States* 1846: Monroe, Iowa, United States *Kishkekosh renamed Monroe in 1846
    1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made
    Age 17
    The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.

    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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    Sources (14)

    • Thomas Mathews in entry for Benjamin Mathews, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Thos L Matthews in household of Elizth A Matthews, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Tomas Maryon Mathews in entry for James Mathews, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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