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George Matthews

  • Birth 27 Apr 1770
  • Death 17 Feb 1850
  • Burial Centerton, Morgan County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 20928402

George Matthews was my 4X gt. grandfather. He was born in N.C prob. Richmond or Anson Co. His parents were John Matthews and Susannah Thomas Matthews. Geo. moved with his parents, wife and children to Highland Co. OH. and then later in his life he moved to Morgan Co. IN. He married Adelphia Leggitt abt. 1795 and they had eleven children. They were, Hiram , John, Hannah, Alfred, Thomas, Calvin, Anna, James, Mary, George Jr., and Sidney. My line is thru Calvin. He died in Morgan Co. IN. and is buried in the Centerton Cem. Found some additional info:

George Matthews
Date and Place of Birth: April 27, 1770---Maryland
Date and Place of Death: February 17, 1850---Centerton, Indiana, Morgan County
According to the book The Pioneers of Morgan County, George Matthews and three of his sons were the first white settlers to build a cabin in the vicinity of what became the town of Centerton, Indiana. Another book, A brief outline of Morgan County and Local Pioneer History and Reminiscences, places this event in the year 1820. Later, George's son, James, provided in his will for the subdivision of his farm into lots for the establishment of a town. This became the town of Centerton, Indiana. George's son, Hiram, became the first judge in Morgan County.

Source: indianapioneers.com


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  • Created by: Jodi Neely
  • Added: 13 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20928402
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Matthews (27 Apr 1770–17 Feb 1850), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20928402, citing Centerton Cemetery, Centerton, Morgan County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Jodi Neely (contributor 46789836) .