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Judge James Harvey Matheny
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1818
Lebanon
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1890
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

Judge James Matheny was a son of Charles R. Matheny & was reputedly one of the greatest orators of Illinois, both in the political field & in the trial courtroom. In early life he was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln, & was a groomsman at Lincoln's marriage. Matheny was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the 130th Illinois Volunteer infantry & served as Judge Advocate, holding military courts during the Civil War. During later years, he was County Judge of Sangamon. His popularity was unequaled & his funeral was said to have been the largest in Springfield since that of Abraham Lincoln. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles R. Matheny (1786 - 1839)
  Jemima Ogle Matheny (1787 - 1858)
 
 Spouse:
  Maria Louise Lee Matheny (1828 - 1909)*
 
 Children:
  Lee Matheny (____ - 1923)*
  Edward Dow Matheny (1847 - 1902)*
  Lucy Matheny (1852 - 1928)*
  Eleanor Matheny (1854 - 1933)*
  James H. Matheny (1856 - 1918)*
  Ralph C Matheny (1858 - 1941)*
  Robert Matheny (1861 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Matilda Matheny Keyes (1809 - 1840)*
  Lucy Matheny Saunders (1811 - 1836)*
  Lorenzo Dow Matheny (1813 - 1837)*
  Noah W. Matheny (1815 - 1877)*
  James Harvey Matheny (1818 - 1890)
  Charles W. Matheny (1820 - 1879)*
  Elizabeth A. Matheny (1823 - 1901)*
  Elijah Cook Matheny (1826 - 1905)*
  Maria Matheny Whitehurst (1829 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 7, 212
 
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Record added: Mar 02, 2001
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Judge James Harvey Matheny
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Judge James Harvey Matheny
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