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 Rebecca A. <I>Smith</I> Matthews

Rebecca A. Smith Matthews

Indiana, USA
Death 23 Dec 1880 (aged 49)
Illinois, USA
Burial Merriam, Wayne County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 104900202 · View Source
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Rebecca’s mother was named Mary Smith, was born in 1793 in Kentucky, and was living with her widowed daughter and her daughter’s children in 1870, in Barnham, Wayne, IL. Rebecca married William Liston Turnham (also seen as Turnum or Tournham) on 5 March 1856 in Spencer County, Indiana. They produced five children: Mary Addie Turnham Funkhouser Harris Goodwin (1856—1934), Emma J. Turnham Harris (1858—1907), Charlotte B. Turnham (1860—1880), Susan Elizabeth Turnham Goodwin Mcnely (1862—1927), William Sherman Turnham (1864—), who was born after his father died. All the children were born in Illinois.

In late 1870, she became the second wife of John William Matthews (son of William Tilghman Matthews & Levicy/Luvisa/Luvica/Levitha McCullough Matthews). She bore him Clarence Edwin Matthews (1871—1958), Dr. John Henry Matthews (1873—1950), and Julia Estella Matthews Harris-Byrn (1875--1957). These children were also all born in Illinois.


Wife of J. W. Matthews.

Gravesite Details Stone is on the ground and chipping around the edges. Script is wearing.




  • Created by: Anne Walradt
  • Added: 9 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104900202
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rebecca A. Smith Matthews (2 Jul 1831–23 Dec 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104900202, citing Union Cemetery, Merriam, Wayne County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Anne Walradt (contributor 47339709) .