Isle of Wight County
William married Mary Martha Wright (1742 - ~1815) on Nov 28, 1763.
William served during the Revolutionary War obtaining the rank of corporal.
The Mathews family lived in a town called Moffitts Branch in which all eleven children were born, however the name of the town changed or cease to exist since there is no town with that name in existance today.
On Dec 23, 1811 a will dated Jan 10, 1799 by William Mathews was presented in court which provided some insight into the Mathews family at that time. The will gave half of his properity to his wife, $1 to six children or their heirs, 100 pounds to two daughters (Jane & Margaret)and the balance of the estate to son John who acted as the will's excecutor. Two children Nancy and Sampson were not mentioned presumably having died earlier with no heirs.
John and Mary had the following eleven children:
Nancy Catherine Mathews (17 Dec 1754 Moffitts Branch, Augusta Co., VA, died ?).
Richard Mathews (9 Apr 1758 Augusta, VA - 1802 Kentucky)
Joseph Mathews (28 Aug 1760 Moffitts Branch, Augusta Co., VA - aft 1811).
Joseph married Mary Rhoades on 6 Oct 1787, Augusta Co., VA. (abt 1749 - abt 1794).
James W. Mathews (1 Oct 1764 Parnassus, Augusta Co., VA – 29 Dec 1852 Grant, Boone CO., KY). Buried Kenton Cemetery, Boone Co., KY. James W married Ann Pollard Gaines/Nancy on 5 Jul 1796, Augusta Co., VA (26 Jan 1777 Orange Co., VA - . 4 Sep 1844 Grant, Boone Co., KY)
Jane Mathews (29 Jan 1765 Moffitts Branch, Augusta Co., VA – 1819 - Addison, Gallia, OH). Jane married James R Fulton (25 Apr 1751 AugustaCo., VA - 15 Jul 1839 Addison, Gallia, OH).
Mary Wright Mathews (29 May 1767 Augusta, VA - aft 1799). Mary married Richard Rankin on 10 Jun 1789 Augusta Co., VA. (1756 Cumberland, PA – 1828 Augusta Co., VA)
William Mathews (13 Mar 1769 Moffitts Branch, Augusta Co., VA - aft 1803)
Sampson Mathews (3 Feb 1771 Moffitts Branch, Augusta Co., VA - abt 1861).
John Mathews (1773 - 1814).
Susan Elizabeth Mathews (29 Dec 1774 Augusta Co., VA – 30 Nov 1861 Walton, Boone Co., KY). Buried Highland Cemetery, Gaines family plot. Susan Elizabeth married Abner LeGrand Gaines on 6 Dec 1792, Parnasss, Augusta Co., VA. (1766 Orange Co., VA – 1839 Walton, Boone Co., KY)
Margaret Mathews (7 Apr 1778 Moffitts Branch, Augusta Co., VA - 3 Mar 1812 Boone Co., KY). Buried Dry Ridge, Boone Co., KY, Abner Gaines Farm.
Some information indicates that William was buried in Kenton Cemetery, however no cemetery by that name has been located in Augusta County or in Virginia.
Specifically: Exact Burial Location is Uncertain
Created by: Marty
Record added: Mar 15, 2010
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