Moses Ezekiel Matthews Jr.

Moses Ezekiel Matthews Jr.

Sampson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 9 Mar 1868 (aged 94)
Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, USA
Burial Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 8990547 · View Source
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Karl Ward said his middle name was Ezekial.
In a Bio written by W.E. Martin
Moses Matthews, Jr. was a small boy at the breaking out of the Revolutionary War. He was born 12 March 1773. When he grew up to manhood he married Miss Truitt, daughter of Elijah and Mary Truitt, whose maiden name was Polk. By her he reared four children, John Matthews* Millie, who married Benjamin Andrews; Rachel, wife of Benson Hughes and mother of Capt. N. Hughes; Elizabeth, wife of Elias Sansbury and mother of Capt. J.N. Sansbury. At her death Moses Matthews married Mary Truitt, his first wife's sister, and to them were born ten children, *Elisha; Annie, wife of Seaborn Gary; Sina, wife of Alexander Fields; William; N. Gordon; J. Calvin; Spencer H.; Sarah, wife of Robert Oates and Elijah Truitt Matthews. Of these only. Three are living at this time, Elijah, Spencer H., and Sarah Oates -the latter two are in Texas.

The children of his first wife married off and some of the children by his second wife were grown when he decided to move to Alabama. Elisha Matthews was the oldest and in the early spring of 1824 brought a sum of money from South Carolina to some gentlemen in Butler County. Having acquaintances here he spent the summer with them, returning to South Carolina in the fall. He told his father of the goodly land he had discovered, of its excellent range and the abundance of its game. It was soon decided to make the move and preparations were begun. He loved the sprightly little Miss Lacy, daughter of the Rev. Dempsey Dowling and he could not leave her. The difficulty was compromised on the 28th day of December when he lead the object of his affection to the altar. The latter part of January members of the family lined up in the road by the gate. After adieus to friends and relatives and amid tears the train moved off, followed by the family slaves, cattle, horses and hogs. Behind all came the old gentleman and his companion and Elisha with his bride, riding in chariots, a two wheeled cart look­ing vehicle, the like of which is unknown at this day and time. The party landed at the place, now known as the Bryant Daughty place near old Block House, late on the afternoon of 2 March 1825. They met a most hearty reception at the hands of a few old friends who had preceded them by a few years. Here the party broke up in a short time afterwards.

The Wynn Family Tree Book
Written in the last 1880's By W. E. Martin of Ozark Alabama
Transcript by Tom Wynn Jr. 1980/Computerized Jan2006
Sent to me by Tom Wynn Jr.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Moses Ezekiel Matthews Jr. (12 Mar 1773–9 Mar 1868), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8990547, citing Union Cemetery, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Christine Thacker (contributor 44643987) .