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An American Family History

 

Matthews Family

 
     
 

The Greene County, Tennessee tax list of 1783 lists Joel, Obadiah, Samuel, Peter, Philip, and William Matthews.

Sarah Matthews (1789, married William Stanfield son of Samuel Stanfield)

 
     
East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.

William Matthews was born about 1775 in Virginia.

In 1812, William Matthews was in Greene County, Tennessee

Jane Matthews (1798, married Samuel Stanfield, son of John Stanfield),
John Matthews (1801),
Margaret Matthews (1802, married Thomas Ripley, Jr.),
Thomas Matthews (1806)

In 1808 William Matthews married Rebecca Reed in Greene County, Tennessee.

Uriah Matthews (1811, married Elizabeth Rhea),
Malinda Matthews (1812, married John Humphreys Smith),
Benjamin Matthews (1812),
Eli Matthews (1812),
William Matthews, Jr. (1814),
Solomon Matthews (1819),
Joseph Matthews (1821).

In 1809 William Matthews was in John Stanfield's district in Greene County.

1830, William Matthews in Greene County.

Males - 50 thru 59: 1- William age 55
Females - 20 thru 29: 1 - Rebecca
Males - 15 thru 19: 2 - Eli age 18, Benjamin age 18
Males - 10 thru 14: 2 - Solomon age 11, William age 16
Males - 5 thru 9: 1 - Joseph age 9
Females - 5 thru 9: 1

 

 
     
 

 

 
 

 

 
     
 

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