Aaron J. Mathews1

#304, b. circa 1840
Last Edited13 Aug 2017
Father*Ezekiel Mathews1 b. c 1806
Mother*Ilsey (?)1 b. c 1807
Birth*circa 1840Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census2 November 1850(Head of Household) Ezekiel Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; [poor legibility, transcriptions for initials and age are a best guess]
"E. Mathews" male age 44, planter, born in Georgia, real estate $2500;
"A. Mathews", female age 42, born Georgia [certainly wife Ilsa but initial here seems to be A.];
"J. Mathews", male age 15;
"N. Mathews", male age 14;
"A. Mathews", male age 12;
"Benj. Mathews", male age 9;
"E. Mathews", male age 5 [may be Enoch age 17 in 1860, or Ezekiel age 12 in 1860, seems likely Enoch];
"M. Mathews", female age 7;
"S. A. Mathews", female age 2;
"E. Mathews" male age 1.
All children born in Georgia.
Nearby household Ezekiel Mathews born 1806.2 
(Witness) Census6 July 1860(Head of Household) Ezekiel Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Knoxville District, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Ezekiel Mathews", farmer age 54, born in Georgia and living with his wife and 6 children. His real estate holdings are worth $3000 and his personal property is worth $6080;
"Ilsey Mathews" female age 53, born Georgia;
"Aaron J." male age 20, farm laborer;
"Benj" male age 19, farm laborer;
"Enoch" male age 17, farm laborer;
"Sarah A." female age 14;
"Ezekiel" male age 12;
"Mathew" male age 9
All the children were born in Georgia.
Nearby household was David (age 33) and Delphia Preston.3 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 419B hh 571, ancestry image 78/104, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 919., Ancestry.com.

Albert L. Mathews1

#316, b. 23 June 1858, d. 17 February 1914
Last Edited8 Feb 2002
Father*J. N. Mathews1 b. c 1837
Mother*Martha E. (?)1 b. c 1837
Birth*23 June 1858Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census13 June 1860(Head of Household) J. N. Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Rodgers District, household 124, Pine Level, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "J. N. Mathews", a 23 year old male farmer, born in Georgia, with real estate valued at $550. and property valued at $200. He was living with wife Martha and three children:
"Martha E.", age 24, born Ga;
"Wm E.", male age 3, born Ga;
"Albert L.", age 2, born Ga;
"Frances A.", female age 5 months, born Ga.1 
Marriage*Cassie A. (?)2 
Death*17 February 1914Crawford County, Georgia, USA2 
Burial*February 1914Little Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; Buried with Cassie A. Mathews, 6 unmarked children.2 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 883., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S114] Little Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Inscriptions Crawford County Georgia, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ga/crawford.htm,.

Allen A. Mathews1

#377, b. circa 1856
Last Edited31 Dec 2001
Father*G. D. Mathews1 b. c 1827
Mother*Elizabeth Missouri Felts1 b. c 1836
Birth*circa 1856Georgia, USA1 
Cen-Enum*11 July 1860GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Beasleys District, Hickory Grove P.O., Crawford County, Georgia, USA; a four year old male, born in Georgia, living with parents and older brother.1 
Witness: G. D. Mathews

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 931., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Andrew J. Mathews1

#347, b. circa 1839
Last Edited31 Dec 2001
Father*Enoch Mathews1 b. c 1792
Mother*Nancy (?)1 b. c 1802
Birth*circa 1839Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) CensusOctober 1850Enoch Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, household 435, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Enoch Mathews", age 54, planter, born in SC, real estate $2000;
"Nancy Mathews", age 45, born South Carolina;
"Moses" age 26, planter, born Georgia;
"G. D." male age 24, planter, born Ga;
"M.A.", female age 21, born Ga;
"B. C.", male age 13, born Ga;
"A. J.", male age 10, born Ga.2 
(Resident) Census4 July 1860Enoch Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Knoxville District household 342, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Enoch Mathews", a 68 year old male, born in South Carolina, listed as a farmer. Assets were estimated at $2700 (real estate) and $10,571 (personal estate). Living with him were his wife and 3 children.
"Nancy" age 58, born SC;
"Bud C." age 24, born Ga;
"Andrew J." age 21, born Ga;
"Mary A." age 7, born Ga.1 
(Executor) Will27 December 1887Nancy (?); Crawford County, Georgia, USA; asked to be buried beside her husband at the old family burying ground; left land to Daughter in Law Mary Ann Shaw Mathews, wife of son A. J. Mathews, "as long as she remains the wife or widow of my son A. J. Mathews"; "at the death or marriage of my Daughter in Law (if she is then a widow) ... all said property go to the children of my son A. J. Mathews by the said Mary Ann Shaw Mathews"; appoint son A. J. Mathews Executor.3 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 912., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 410A hh 435, ancestry image 59/104, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S461] Georgia Wills and Probate Records, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc Records of the Inferior Court, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, USA.

Annie L. Mathews1

#2303, b. circa 1875
ChartsDescendants of Christopher S. Baldwin & Elizabeth Baldwin
Descendants of William E. Mathews and Ann Nancy Preston
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited1 Oct 2009
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*John Thomas Mathews1 b. 7 Feb 1851, d. 31 Aug 1916
Mother*Martha Frances Baldwin1,2 b. 23 Dec 1855, d. 13 Nov 1930
Birth*circa 1875Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census16 June 1880John Thomas Mathews, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Echo, Beat 9, ED64, pg18, hh9, Dale County, Alabama, USA; household:
"John T. Matthews", head, age 29, farmer, born GA, father born GA, mother born England;
"Francis Matthews", wife age 25, born AL, parents born GA;
"Annie L. Matthews", daughter age 5, born AL;
"William E. Matthews", son age 1, born AL;
"Hattie Matthews", age 5 months, born Feb in AL.
Household was adjacent to Seaborn Brannon family.1 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL, image pg 2, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S185] Lydia Hughes Grimes, Dale County, Alabama Kin (; Lagrange, GA: Family Tree, 1984), Library of Congress.

B. W. Mathews1

#1121, b. circa 1829
Last Edited31 Dec 2001
Birth*circa 1829Georgia, USA1 
Marriage*circa 1849L. F. (?)1 
Cen-Head*16 August 1850GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; age 21 male, born in Georgia, a planter, real estate $2500.1 
Witness: L. F. (?)
(Witness) Cen-Enum16 August 1850L. F. (?), GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; age 18 female born in Georgia.1 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 391B hh 159, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Benjamin Mathews1

#1140, b. circa 1827
Last Edited8 Feb 2002
Mother*Mary (?)1 b. c 1796
Birth*circa 1827Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census6 November 1850(Head of Household) Mary (?), GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, household 587, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Mary Mathews" age 54, born in South Carolina. She lived with her family next to the household of James Preston and Elizabeth (Clark) Preston.
James Mathews, age 24, planter, born Ga;
Benjamin Mathews age23, planter, born Ga;
M. Mathews female age 20, born Ga;
Mary Mathews age 19, born Ga;
William Mathews age 18, born Ga.1 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 420B hh 587, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Benjamin F. Mathews1

#305, b. 24 August 1841, d. 18 November 1923
Last Edited14 Dec 2001
Father*Ezekiel Mathews1 b. c 1806
Mother*Ilsey (?)1 b. c 1807

Family

Fannie L. (?) b. 11 Dec 1853, d. 1 May 1926
Child 1.Benjamin F. Mathews Jr.2 b. 6 Jun 1890, d. 4 Nov 1939
Birth*24 August 1841Georgia, USA1,2 
(Resident) Census2 November 1850(Head of Household) Ezekiel Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; [poor legibility, transcriptions for initials and age are a best guess]
"E. Mathews" male age 44, planter, born in Georgia, real estate $2500;
"A. Mathews", female age 42, born Georgia [certainly wife Ilsa but initial here seems to be A.];
"J. Mathews", male age 15;
"N. Mathews", male age 14;
"A. Mathews", male age 12;
"Benj. Mathews", male age 9;
"E. Mathews", male age 5 [may be Enoch age 17 in 1860, or Ezekiel age 12 in 1860, seems likely Enoch];
"M. Mathews", female age 7;
"S. A. Mathews", female age 2;
"E. Mathews" male age 1.
All children born in Georgia.
Nearby household Ezekiel Mathews born 1806.3 
(Witness) Census6 July 1860(Head of Household) Ezekiel Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Knoxville District, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Ezekiel Mathews", farmer age 54, born in Georgia and living with his wife and 6 children. His real estate holdings are worth $3000 and his personal property is worth $6080;
"Ilsey Mathews" female age 53, born Georgia;
"Aaron J." male age 20, farm laborer;
"Benj" male age 19, farm laborer;
"Enoch" male age 17, farm laborer;
"Sarah A." female age 14;
"Ezekiel" male age 12;
"Mathew" male age 9
All the children were born in Georgia.
Nearby household was David (age 33) and Delphia Preston.4 
Marriage*Fannie L. (?)2 
Death*18 November 1923Crawford County, Georgia, USA2 
Burial*November 1923Little Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; Tombstone inscription Ben F. Mathews, in same plot with wife Fannie L Mathews and B. F. Mathews Jr.2 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S114] Little Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Inscriptions Crawford County Georgia, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ga/crawford.htm,.
  3. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 419B hh 571, ancestry image 78/104, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 919., Ancestry.com.

Benjamin F. Mathews Jr.1

#987, b. 6 June 1890, d. 4 November 1939
Last Edited6 Jan 2002
Father*Benjamin F. Mathews1 b. 24 Aug 1841, d. 18 Nov 1923
Mother*Fannie L. (?)1 b. 11 Dec 1853, d. 1 May 1926
Birth*6 June 18901 
Death*4 November 1939Crawford County, Georgia, USA1 
Burial*November 1939Little Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; In same plot with parents.1 

Citations

  1. [S114] Little Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Inscriptions Crawford County Georgia, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ga/crawford.htm,.

Benjamin W. Mathews1

#1774, b. between 1791 and 1800
Last Edited28 Jul 2017
Birth*between 1791 and 18001 
Cen-Head*1830GA Crawford Co Census 1830; Crawford County, Georgia, USA; male age 30-39, female 30-39, with males 1 10-14; females 2 u5, 2 5-9.1 
Misc*25 January 1831Crawford County, Georgia, USA; Crawford County Probater Court papers (loose records) identify Benjamin W. Mathews as Constable of the 497th Company District in Crawford County. The papers require a bond of $500 to be paid to the Inferior Court.2 

Citations

  1. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Crawford Co GA pg 396, image pg 7, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S459] Georgia Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1792, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc. Records of the Inferior Court, 1822-1900 139/2/1 (Original Records), Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Bud C. Mathews1

#346, b. circa 1836
Last Edited31 Dec 2001
Father*Enoch Mathews1 b. c 1792
Mother*Nancy (?)1 b. c 1802
Birth*circa 1836Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) CensusOctober 1850Enoch Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, household 435, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Enoch Mathews", age 54, planter, born in SC, real estate $2000;
"Nancy Mathews", age 45, born South Carolina;
"Moses" age 26, planter, born Georgia;
"G. D." male age 24, planter, born Ga;
"M.A.", female age 21, born Ga;
"B. C.", male age 13, born Ga;
"A. J.", male age 10, born Ga.2 
(Resident) Census4 July 1860Enoch Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Knoxville District household 342, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Enoch Mathews", a 68 year old male, born in South Carolina, listed as a farmer. Assets were estimated at $2700 (real estate) and $10,571 (personal estate). Living with him were his wife and 3 children.
"Nancy" age 58, born SC;
"Bud C." age 24, born Ga;
"Andrew J." age 21, born Ga;
"Mary A." age 7, born Ga.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 912., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 410A hh 435, ancestry image 59/104, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Chesley Mathews1

#338, b. circa 1846
Last Edited14 Dec 2001
Father*Philip N. Mathews1 b. c 1808, d. 4 May 1868
Mother*Priscilla Bass1 b. c 1822
Birth*circa 1846Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census5 September 1850(Head of Household) Philip N. Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, household 377, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Philip Mathews" age 40, planter with $1000 real estate, born in South Carolina. They lived next to James and Martha Mathews and family, and a few households away from Joel and Jane Mathews.
Household:
Priscilla, age in her 30s (illegible), born North Carolina;
Susanne age 13, attending school;
M. A., female age 11, attending school;
Elijah age 9, attending school;
Elisha male age 7, attending school;
Chesley, male age 5;
Naomi age 3;
George W. age 4 months.
All the children were born in Georgia.2 
(Resident) Census3 July 1860(Head of Household) Philip N. Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Knoxville District, household 335, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Philip Mathews", a 52 year old male, farmer, born in South Carolina, with real estate valued at $2000 and personal estate at $1871. Living with him were his wife, 9 children, and a farm laborer. Their farm was near the small farm of Jesse P. Mathews (age 25) and family.
Household:
Precilla age 38, born North Carolina;
Susanna age 22;
Elijah age 18, farm laborer;
Elisha age 16, farm laborer;
Chesley age 14, male;
Naomi age 12, attending school;
George W. age 10, attending school;
William H. age 7, attending school;
Nancy E. age 5;
Francis age 3, male.
Children were born in Georgia.3 
(Heir) Estate4 May 1868(Deceased) Philip N. Mathews; Probate Court, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; Elijah, Priscilla, Susanne, Elisha, and Cheslie Mathews, survivors of Philip N. Mathews, were appointed to inventory the estate4 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 911., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 406B hh 377, ancestry image 52/104, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 911, ancestry image 5 of 23, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S461] Georgia Wills and Probate Records, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc Records of the Inferior Court, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, USA.

Cordelia Mathews1

#2281, b. circa 1875
Last Edited16 Jan 2006
Father*Thomas Mathews1 b. c 1848
Mother*Elizabeth Kirkland1 b. c 1859
Birth*circa 1875Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census7 June 1880Thomas Mathews, AL Henry Co Census 1880; Roeville District, Beat No. 8, ED 83, census pg 10, Henry County, Alabama, USA; household:
"Thomas Mathews", census head, age 21, farmer, born in Alabama, father NC, mother GA;
"Elizabeth Mathews", wife age 21, born Alabama, father NC, mother AL;
"Cordelia Mathews", daughter age 5, born Alabama;
"Sarah Mathews", daughter age 3, born Alabama;
"Sarah Kirkland", mother-in-law, age 40, born Alabama, father NC, mother SC.

The household was adjacent to that of John Mathews age 23 and mother Jane Mathews.2 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Henry County, AL, Roeville district, ancestry.com image pg 10, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Henry County, Alabama, Roeville District, ancestry.com img pg 10, Ancestry.com.

David M. Mathews1,2

#364, b. December 1849
Last Edited16 Aug 2017
Father*James M. Mathews1 b. c 1795
Mother*Martha (?)1 b. c 1805
Birth*December 1849Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census5 September 1850(Head of Household) James M. Mathews; Division No. 20, household 378, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Jas Mathews" age 56, planter, real estate $2000, born in South Carolina. The household was next to that of Philip Mathews (40) (brother?) and James Mathews (22) (son?).
In the household:
Martha age 44, born in SC;
J. F. age 19, born in Georgia, attending school;
Martha age 16, born in Georgia;
Matilda age 13, born in Georgia;
Wesley male age 10, born in Georgia (listed as P. W.);
Jackson male age 3, born in Georgia (listed as A. J.);
David age 9 months, born in Georgia (listed as D. M.).3 
(Resident) Census5 July 1860(Head of Household) James M. Mathews, (Resident) Martha (?); Knoxville District, household 382, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; James a 65 year old male, farmer, born in Georgia, living with wife, 3 children, and a John Woodruff (18) listed as mail rider. He had real estate valued at $3180. and personal estate of $7950. Living adjacent to them were William A. Mathews (age 27) and family, and Moses Mathews (age 37) and two children.
Household:
"Martha Mathews" age 55;
"Wesley Mathews" a 19 year old male, attending school;
"Jackson Mathews" male age 13;
"David Mathews" age 11;
"John Woodruff", age 19, Mail Rider.1 
(Witness) Executor(Deceased) James M. Mathews, (Administrator) James N. Mathews; Superior Court, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; The court ruled (undated original paper in the James M. Mathews folder) in a matter of James N. Mathews vs. David M. Mathews and other Caveators. David and the others (his siblings?) appealed an appointment by the Court of the Ordinary of James N. Mathews as Adminiistrator of the estate of James M. Mathews. James M. Mathews had been guardian of James M. Mathews who was identified as "an imbecile and insane person". The Superior Court denied the appeal, leaving James N. Mathews as administrator.4 
(Witness) Executor4 October 1875(Administrator) James N. Mathews, (Deceased) James M. Mathews; Court of Ordinary, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; James N. Mathews, administrator of the estate of James Mathews, deceased, and former guardian petitioned the court to appraise the estate of James Mathews. An earlier petition on 6 February, 1871, identified James Mathews as imbecile [still living] with James N. Mathews appointed guardian. A similar court paper indicates James is still living on July 2, 1873. [I haven't determined which James Mathews this is but it's possibly #360 born 1795, the James who married Martha. The long responsibility of guardianship and then estate administration suggests that James N. Mathews and James Mathews (ward) were related. A lawsuit in Superior Court by David M. Mathews against James N. Mathews, challenging appointment of James N. Mathews as administrator, suggests strongly that James Mathews b. 1795 is the correct James. David M. Mathews was son of James b. 1795].4 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 917., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 406B hh 378, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 406B hh 378, ancestry image 52/104, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S461] Georgia Wills and Probate Records, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc Records of the Inferior Court, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, USA.

E. P. Mathews1

#1215, b. circa 1836
Last Edited16 Aug 2017
Father*James Mathews1,2 b. c 1792, d. 1850
Mother*Telitha (?)1 b. c 1808
Name VariationPaul Mathews2 
Birth*circa 1836Georgia, USA2,1 
(Student) Education1850James Mathews; Mt. Carmel Academy, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; Estate papers of James Mathews include debts to Thos. E. Smith for 40 weeks tuition and books for Mathews children Josephine, Jefferson E., Lydia Ann S., and Paul. A book charge for Josephine and Paul was simply called Worcester's History. This may have been "Elements of History, Ancient and Modern", By Joseph Emerson Worcester, published 1845.
This Mt. Carmel Academy was likely associated with the Mount Carmel Primitive Baptist Church Crawford Co. A James Mathews was identified as an elder of this church.2,3 
(Resident) Census5 September 1850(Head of Household) James Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Jas Mathews" age 59, planter, real estate $1000, born Georgia;
"G Mathews" female age 42;
"JA Mathews" male age 26?, overseer;
"EP Mathews" male age 14, attending school;
"E Mathews" male age 12, attending school;
"J Mathews" female age 11, attending school;
"L Mathews" female age 6, attending school;
"T Mathews" female age 3.
All born in Georgia.
(JA may be related to James but seems less likely to be relate to Telitha given the age difference with the children in the household and Telitha's young age when JA was born.)1 
Event*January 1855Inferior Court, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; The court ruled that Paul Mathews, minor but being over 14 years of age, may choose his guardian, and accordingly appoints James O. R. Mathews as guardian.2 
Witness: James O. R. Mathews

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Crawford Co GA, p398A, hh250, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S461] Georgia Wills and Probate Records, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc Records of the Inferior Court, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, USA.
  3. [S131] RootsWeb, http://www.rootsweb.com, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gataylor/shiloh.htm, The Story of Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church in Talbot and Taylor County, Georgia, by John R. Adams, Sr. (Originally published The Taylor County Tracer Vol 3 # 12 December, 1998). Hereinafter cited as RootsWeb.

Elijah Mathews1

#336, b. circa 1842
Last Edited9 Aug 2017
Father*Philip N. Mathews1 b. c 1808, d. 4 May 1868
Mother*Priscilla Bass1 b. c 1822
Birth*circa 1842Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census5 September 1850(Head of Household) Philip N. Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, household 377, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Philip Mathews" age 40, planter with $1000 real estate, born in South Carolina. They lived next to James and Martha Mathews and family, and a few households away from Joel and Jane Mathews.
Household:
Priscilla, age in her 30s (illegible), born North Carolina;
Susanne age 13, attending school;
M. A., female age 11, attending school;
Elijah age 9, attending school;
Elisha male age 7, attending school;
Chesley, male age 5;
Naomi age 3;
George W. age 4 months.
All the children were born in Georgia.2 
(Resident) Census3 July 1860(Head of Household) Philip N. Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Knoxville District, household 335, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Philip Mathews", a 52 year old male, farmer, born in South Carolina, with real estate valued at $2000 and personal estate at $1871. Living with him were his wife, 9 children, and a farm laborer. Their farm was near the small farm of Jesse P. Mathews (age 25) and family.
Household:
Precilla age 38, born North Carolina;
Susanna age 22;
Elijah age 18, farm laborer;
Elisha age 16, farm laborer;
Chesley age 14, male;
Naomi age 12, attending school;
George W. age 10, attending school;
William H. age 7, attending school;
Nancy E. age 5;
Francis age 3, male.
Children were born in Georgia.3 
(Heir) Estate4 May 1868(Deceased) Philip N. Mathews; Probate Court, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; Elijah, Priscilla, Susanne, Elisha, and Cheslie Mathews, survivors of Philip N. Mathews, were appointed to inventory the estate4 
Marriage*say 1870Sallie (?); Sallie Mathews is identified as wife of Elijah in loose estate papers under Elijah's name (1886) at Georgia Archives4 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 911., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 406B hh 377, ancestry image 52/104, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 911, ancestry image 5 of 23, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S461] Georgia Wills and Probate Records, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc Records of the Inferior Court, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, USA.

Elisha Mathews1

#337, b. circa 1844, d. 28 December 1892
Last Edited16 Aug 2017
Father*Philip N. Mathews1 b. c 1808, d. 4 May 1868
Mother*Priscilla Bass1 b. c 1822
Birth*circa 1844Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census5 September 1850(Head of Household) Philip N. Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, household 377, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Philip Mathews" age 40, planter with $1000 real estate, born in South Carolina. They lived next to James and Martha Mathews and family, and a few households away from Joel and Jane Mathews.
Household:
Priscilla, age in her 30s (illegible), born North Carolina;
Susanne age 13, attending school;
M. A., female age 11, attending school;
Elijah age 9, attending school;
Elisha male age 7, attending school;
Chesley, male age 5;
Naomi age 3;
George W. age 4 months.
All the children were born in Georgia.2 
(Resident) Census3 July 1860(Head of Household) Philip N. Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Knoxville District, household 335, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Philip Mathews", a 52 year old male, farmer, born in South Carolina, with real estate valued at $2000 and personal estate at $1871. Living with him were his wife, 9 children, and a farm laborer. Their farm was near the small farm of Jesse P. Mathews (age 25) and family.
Household:
Precilla age 38, born North Carolina;
Susanna age 22;
Elijah age 18, farm laborer;
Elisha age 16, farm laborer;
Chesley age 14, male;
Naomi age 12, attending school;
George W. age 10, attending school;
William H. age 7, attending school;
Nancy E. age 5;
Francis age 3, male.
Children were born in Georgia.3 
(Heir) Estate4 May 1868(Deceased) Philip N. Mathews; Probate Court, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; Elijah, Priscilla, Susanne, Elisha, and Cheslie Mathews, survivors of Philip N. Mathews, were appointed to inventory the estate4 
Marriage*say 1870Mattie (?); later estate papers, on the death of Elisha Mathews, name his wife Mattie Mathews.4 
Event6 April 1876Court of Ordinary, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; Elisha Mathews, Guardian of Mary and Davis, minor children of Philip N. Mathews, deceased, was discharged from guardianship. The minors had attained the age of 14 and had the right to choose their guardian, and chose William Mathews (brother of Elisha), who was appointed by the court.
Various of these estate papers identify the other children of Philip N. Mathews.4 
Witness: William H. Mathews
Event*27 September 1878Court of Ordinary, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; issued one year license to sell Spiritous Liquors.4 
(Witness) Event1887Mary Philip Mathews; Court of Ordinary, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; Mary Philip Harris, formerly Mary Philip Mathews, petitioned the court for release from guardianship by Elisha Mathews, having reached the age of 21. The court stated that Elisha was appointed guardian on 5 July, 1869.4 
Will*Crawford County, Georgia, USA; to wife Mattie Mathews 568 1/2 acres; named brotherJeff D. Mathews, niece Ella Buenavista Mathews, and her sister Mollie Mathews, nephew Hiram Mathews The surviving part of the will is undated. Mattie Mathews and Jeff D. Mathews appointed Executors 2 January 1893.4 
Death*28 December 1892Crawford County, Georgia, USA; Mattie Mathews (wife) and Jeff D. Mathews were identified as executors of the estate of the late Elisha Mathews.4 
(Deceased) EstateJanuary 1893Court of Ordinary, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; Mattie Mathews (wife) and Jeff D. Mathews were named administrators of the estate of the late Elisha Mathews4 
Heir: Mattie (?)
Heir: Jeff Davis Mathews
Burial*Providence Cemetery, Roberta, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; No dates, in a family plot with (listed as descendents): Chesley, W. H. (Bill), Nancy, Ollie, Jack, Wash, Fannie, Sally, Ida, King, Eve-Inf.5 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 911., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 406B hh 377, ancestry image 52/104, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 911, ancestry image 5 of 23, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S461] Georgia Wills and Probate Records, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc Records of the Inferior Court, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, USA.
  5. [S425] Find A Grave Website, online <http://www.findagrave.com/>, Providence Cemetery, Crawford County, Georgia, Find A Grave Memorial# 60112900, photo by Lynn G.. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.

Elisha Mathews1

#1450, b. before 1832
Last Edited25 Sep 2004
Birth*before 1832 
Will*Will is listed for an Elisha Mathews in the Crawford County Will Book 1852-94. It appears that these wills were actually written before 1832.1 

Citations

  1. [S156] Jeannette Austin, Index to Georgia Wills (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985).

Enoch Mathews1

#306, b. between 1843 and 1845
Last Edited14 Dec 2001
Father*Ezekiel Mathews1 b. c 1806
Mother*Ilsey (?)1 b. c 1807
Birth*between 1843 and 1845Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census2 November 1850(Head of Household) Ezekiel Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; [poor legibility, transcriptions for initials and age are a best guess]
"E. Mathews" male age 44, planter, born in Georgia, real estate $2500;
"A. Mathews", female age 42, born Georgia [certainly wife Ilsa but initial here seems to be A.];
"J. Mathews", male age 15;
"N. Mathews", male age 14;
"A. Mathews", male age 12;
"Benj. Mathews", male age 9;
"E. Mathews", male age 5 [may be Enoch age 17 in 1860, or Ezekiel age 12 in 1860, seems likely Enoch];
"M. Mathews", female age 7;
"S. A. Mathews", female age 2;
"E. Mathews" male age 1.
All children born in Georgia.
Nearby household Ezekiel Mathews born 1806.2 
(Witness) Census6 July 1860(Head of Household) Ezekiel Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Knoxville District, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Ezekiel Mathews", farmer age 54, born in Georgia and living with his wife and 6 children. His real estate holdings are worth $3000 and his personal property is worth $6080;
"Ilsey Mathews" female age 53, born Georgia;
"Aaron J." male age 20, farm laborer;
"Benj" male age 19, farm laborer;
"Enoch" male age 17, farm laborer;
"Sarah A." female age 14;
"Ezekiel" male age 12;
"Mathew" male age 9
All the children were born in Georgia.
Nearby household was David (age 33) and Delphia Preston.3 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 419B hh 571, ancestry image 78/104, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 919., Ancestry.com.

Enoch Mathews1

#344, b. circa 1792
Last Edited12 Aug 2017

Family

Nancy (?) b. c 1802
Marriage*Nancy (?)1 
Children 1.Moses Mathews+7 b. c 1823
 2.G. D. Mathews+7 b. c 1827
 3.M. A. Mathews7 b. c 1829
 4.Bud C. Mathews1 b. c 1836
 5.Andrew J. Mathews1 b. c 1839
 6.Mary A. Mathews1 b. c 1853
Commentit's possible that this Enoch is a son of Moses Matthews (#2426) of Virginia, Sampson Co, NC, and then Darlington District, SC. This conjecture is based on his birth 1792 in SC, and naming his first son Moses. Some of the others in this family moved from SC to Dale County, AL. 
Birth*circa 1792South Carolina, USA1 
Marriage*Nancy (?)1 
Cen-Head*1830GA Crawford Co Census 1830; Crawford County, Georgia, USA; male age 30-39, female 20-29, with: males 1 u5, 1 5-9; females 1 u5, 1 5-9; slave 1 male 24-36.2 
Comment*1840Suspect family link between George T. Matthews, John, Philip, Philip N., James, Samuel J, Jesse, E. J., and Joel Matthews based on adjacent households in 1840 census. Ezekiel Mathews, Micajah Mathews, and James Preston were all close by. 
Cen-Head*1840GA Crawford Co Census 1840; Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "E. J. Matthews", male age 40-49, with female 30-39; males 2 u5, 1 10-14, 1 15-19; females 1 5-9.3 
(Witness) Will13 August 1849(Testator) David Preston; Inferior Court, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; David Preston left a will (see attached photocopy). Named were wife Nancy Preston, son Thomas W. Preston (Executor), children Andrew James Preston, John Preston, William S. Preston, David Brady Preston, and Mary Mathews, wife of James Mathews.
Witnesses included Enoch Mathews and Charles H. Walker (witnesses are from a later court document, not the surviving will copy itself).
The will was proved in Inferior Court in September 1850.4
Census*October 1850GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, household 435, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Enoch Mathews", age 54, planter, born in SC, real estate $2000;
"Nancy Mathews", age 45, born South Carolina;
"Moses" age 26, planter, born Georgia;
"G. D." male age 24, planter, born Ga;
"M.A.", female age 21, born Ga;
"B. C.", male age 13, born Ga;
"A. J.", male age 10, born Ga.5 
Resident: Nancy (?)
Resident: Moses Mathews
Resident: G. D. Mathews
Resident: M. A. Mathews
Resident: Bud C. Mathews
Resident: Andrew J. Mathews
Census*4 July 1860GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Knoxville District household 342, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Enoch Mathews", a 68 year old male, born in South Carolina, listed as a farmer. Assets were estimated at $2700 (real estate) and $10,571 (personal estate). Living with him were his wife and 3 children.
"Nancy" age 58, born SC;
"Bud C." age 24, born Ga;
"Andrew J." age 21, born Ga;
"Mary A." age 7, born Ga.1 
Resident: Nancy (?)
Resident: Bud C. Mathews
Resident: Andrew J. Mathews
Resident: Mary A. Mathews
Neighbor: Philip N. Mathews
(Neighbor) Census4 July 1860Thomas Webb Preston, GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Knoxville District, household 362, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Thomas W. Preston", head of household, age 38, farmer, born in Georgia, with real estate assets of $2000. and personal assets of $15,960;
"Nancy Preston" age 85, born in Georgia, with real estate valued at $5000 and a personal estate valued at $27,790. [this is likely Nancy Jane McCann Preston, widow of David Preston - if so, supports the theory that David Preston / Nancy Jane McCann born Ireland were Thomas W.'s parents. Reported age 85 is consistent with Nancy Preston's reported age in 1850, in household with David Preston. However, Nancy's birth place is reported Georgia in this census, while Nancy Jane McCann was born in Ireland c1781];
Also counted in the household were a John Stinson (age 45) listed as born in Ireland, and a Michael Radford (age 40) listed as born in Ireland, occupations listed as ditchers.6 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 912., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Crawford Co GA pg 399, image pg 13, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Crawford County GA pg 365 image pg 3, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S461] Georgia Wills and Probate Records, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc Records of the Inferior Court, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, USA.
  5. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 410A hh 435, ancestry image 59/104, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 914., Ancestry.com.
  7. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 410A hh 435, Ancestry.com.