|Birth: ||Jul. 6, 1838|
|Death: ||Oct. 17, 1914|
STEPHEN born in Crawford Co., MO.HE MARRIED FIRST MARY ANN ADAMS1837-1859,ON AUGUST 20, 1859 IN PHELPS CO., MO. CHILD MARY ANN MATLOCK WAS BORN JULY 2, 1859 IN PHELPS CO., MO. APPARENTLY THE MOTHER DIED AT TIME OF BIRTH OR SHORTLY AFTERWARDS. ON JULY 16, 1863 IN PHELPS CO.,HE MARRIED MARY ANN'S SISTER, ELIZABETH ADAMS. IN ALL 12 CHILDREN WERE BORN TO STEPHEN AND ELIZABETH. THEY ARE LISTED BELOW AND ALL BUT OSCAR WERE BORN IN MO. THE FIRST, NANCY EMMALINE IS MY GRAND MOTHER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO JONES CO., TX BY OCTOBER,1893,WE KNOW THIS BECAUSE THEIR SON, OSCAR CLAYTON WAS BORN OCTOBER, 1893 IN JONES CO., TX. STEPHEN WAS A FARMER IN THE NUGENT COMUNNITY FOR THE REMAINDER OF HIS LIFE. THE CHILDREN ARE:
ALL OF THESE CHILDREN WERE BORN IN MO EXCEPT FOR OSCAR. HE WAS BORN IN JONES CO., TX.
Mrs. Elizabeth Matlock applied for widow's pension in August 1929. It was rejected for failure to prove service. It was filed in Taylor Co., Texas. Her address was 1201 Mulberry St., Abilene, Texas. She stated that her husband died in October 17, 1914 in Jones Co., Texas., She was married to him in July, 1862 in Phelps Co., Mo. She stated that she was born February 14, 1845 in Phelps Co., Mo. She had lived in Texas since 1900. She thought that perhaps her husband address at time of enlistment was Salem, Mo.(Dent Co.). An affidavit was attached, signed by J.W. Humphreys and Otis Wylie who stated: "They have known Stephen West Matlock 45 and 26 years respectively having been intimately acquainted with him during time and up to his death in 1914. That each married a daughter of said Matlock, deceased and affiants are 67 and 45 years respectively. That each has often talked with said Matlock, deceased, concerning his experiences as a Confederate soldier, and each has heard him tell of the different battles in which he engaged; that he was a high-type honorable citizen, and they know from such conversations that said Stephen West Matlock actually served about three years as a Confederate soldier and was honorably discharged as such. That Mr. Matlock never made any attempt to get a pension and left no records for his widow or anyone else in so far as known, and that therefore his army record in detail is not known.
Elizabeth Adams Matlock (1846 - 1929)*
NANCY EMMALINE MATLOCK HUMPHREY (1865 - 1945)*
John Walter Matlock (1884 - 1944)*
Etta Belle Matlock Wylie (1889 - 1965)*
Fort Phantom Hill Cemetery
Created by: ron
Record added: Sep 10, 2006
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