An American Family History


William Matthews


William Matthews was born about 1790

He married Elizabeth.

Malinda Matthews (1814, married John Humphreys Smith),
Eli Matthews

Elizabeth married Jonathan Naff in 1828 after William died.

1830 census

Man between 60 & 69
2 women between 20 & 29
a girl between 5 & 9












The Massengills, Massengales and Variants, 1472-1931 by Samuel Evans Massengill, M.D. The King Printing Company, Bristol, Tennessee, 1931.

Malinda Matthews (wife of John Smith, grandfather of H. H. Smith) was a daughter of William and Betsey Matthews. Eli Matthews was a brother of Malinda Mathews.

Betsey Matthews, after the death of her husband, Wm. Matthews, married Jonathan Naff. She and her second husband had no children

. But Jonathan Naff, by a former marriage, had a number of children, to wit: Jacob, Abe, Henry, John (who was a tailor), (Henry was a fine carpenter, and John Smith, grandfather of H. H. Smith was an apprentice under him).

Jonathan and Betsey Naff lived at the time of their death with John and Malinda Smith in Greene County, Tenn., and they were buried at Limestone, Tenn.



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