Eli Matthews1

#2151, b. circa 1854
Last Edited23 Jan 2005
Father*Augusta Matthews1 b. c 1827
Mother*Elizabeth (?)1 b. c 1829
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*circa 1854Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census2 June 1860(Head of Household) Augusta Matthews, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh#52, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Augusta Matthews", head of household, male age 33, farmer, $1000 real estate, $7400 personal, born in North Carolina;

"Eliza Matthews", age 31, born in Georgia;
"Eliza Matthews", age 21, born in Georgia (sister of Augusta?);
"Marian Matthews", female age 10, born in Alabama;
"Eli Matthews", age 6, born in Alabama;
"Marion Matthews", male age 4, born in Alabama;
"Warren Matthews", male age 1, born in Alabama.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page stamped 506, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Elijah Matthews1

#2156, b. circa 1842
Last Edited23 Jan 2005
Father*John R. Matthews1 b. c 1814
Mother*Luticia (?)1 b. c 1823
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*circa 1842Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census13 July 1860John R. Matthews, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh#277, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "John R. Matthews", head of household, age 46, farmer, real estate $1700, personal $800. born in Georgia;
"Luticia Matthews", age 37, born in Georgia;
"Elijah Matthews", age 18, farm laborer, born in Alabama, attended school within the year;
"Jane Matthews", age 17, born in Alabama, attended school within the year;
"Lucy Matthews", age 12, born in Alabama, attended school within the year;
"William F. Matthews", age 5, born in Alabama;
"Sophronia Matthews", age 3, born in Alabama;
"Alexander Matthews", age 8 months, born in Alabama.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page stamped 537, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Elisha Matthews

#378, b. 15 May 1803, d. 4 June 1889
Last Edited26 Aug 2017
Father*Moses Matthews1 b. c 1773, d. 9 Mar 1868
Mother*Mary A. Truitt1 b. c 1787, d. 8 Aug 1867

Family

Lacey Dowling b. 23 Nov 1804, d. 25 Oct 1884
Marriage*24 December 1824Lacey Dowling; Darlington District, South Carolina, USA3,1 
Children 1.William Edward Matthews+ b. 2 Oct 1825, d. 8 Feb 1886
 2.Mellon Thoory Matthews+7 b. 14 Jun 1832, d. 28 Jan 1896
 3.Telitha S. Matthews3 b. 9 Aug 1837, d. 7 Feb 1908
 4.Elizabeth Matthews7 b. c 1842
 5.Margaret M. L. Matthews7 b. c 1845
Name VariationMathews 
Note*Moses Matthews; these Matthews came from Virginia, to Sampson County, NC, to Dale County AL.2 
Birth*15 May 18033 
Comment*reference A. L. Andrews' 1899 writings in The Southern Star newspaper, and the book Claybank Memories. Both have commentary on Elisha Matthews and ancestors back to Moses Matthews of Virgina.4,2 
Marriage*24 December 1824Lacey Dowling; Darlington District, South Carolina, USA3,1 
Migration*2 March 1825Moses Matthews; Dale County, Alabama, USA5 
Cen-Head*1830AL Dale Co Census 1830; Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Elisha Matthews", male age 20-30, with a female 20-30, 1 male 0-5, and 2 females 0-5. Listed also were 3 female slaves, 2 under age 10 and 1 age 25-35; living nearby was Moses Matthews age 50-60.6 
(Head of Household) Census*10 August 1860AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh 786, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Elisha Matthews, head, male age 55, farmer, $2000 real estate, $8000 personal property, born in SC;
Lacey, female age 54, born South Carolina;
Melon, male age 26, farm laborer, born Alabama;
Telitha, female age 21, born Alabama;
Elizabeth, female age 18, born Alabama;
Margaret, age 15, attending school, born Alabama.
7 
Resident: Lacey Dowling
Resident: Mellon Thoory Matthews
Resident: Telitha S. Matthews
Resident: Elizabeth Matthews
Resident: Margaret M. L. Matthews
Census*5 June 1880AL Dale Co Census 1880; Ozark, ED81, pg8, hh4, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "William Mathews", head, father (of William in prior listed household), age 75, born AL, father born AL, mother NC. Given stated age of William, it seems unlikely that his father would have been born in Alabama. Also in household were Thomas Hawley age 28 and his wife of 18 and infant daughter.8 
Death*4 June 18893 
Burial*June 1889Claybank Cemetery, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, USA3 

Citations

  1. [S207] Val L. McGee, Claybank Memories, A History of Dale County, Alabama (, page 27; P. O. Box 1231, Ozark, AL 36361: Dale County Historical Society,, DAR Library.
  2. [S354] Early History of Southeast Alabama, Author W. L. Andrews, 1899, retyped by Eustus Howard Hayes, Sept 21, 1973, originally published in The Southern Star newspaper, Ancestry.com, http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH36,56464.
  3. [S32] Dale County, Alabama Cemetery Records, 1948, www.snowhill.com/~library/Cemeteries%20of%20Dale%20
    County/a.cemetery.claybank.html, Ozark - Dale County Public Library.
  4. [S207] Val L. McGee, Claybank Memories , DAR Library.
  5. [S207] Val L. McGee, Claybank Memories , page 13, DAR Library.
  6. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Dale County, Alabama, census stamped page 220, ancestry.com image pg 7, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  7. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, page 613, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  8. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale County, Alabama, Ozark District, ancestry.com img pg 8, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Elisha G. Matthews1

#450, b. 10 December 1870, d. 4 April 1896
Last Edited16 May 2003
Father*William Edward Matthews1 b. 2 Oct 1825, d. 8 Feb 1886
Mother*Nancy J. (?)1 b. 1 May 1832, d. 26 Jun 1888
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*10 December 18701 
(Resident) Census5 June 1880William Edward Matthews, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Ozark, ED61, pg8, hh3, Dale County, Alabama, USA; household:
"William Mathews", head, age 55, farmer, born NC, father born VA, mother NC;
"Nancy Mathews", wife, age 47, born AL, parents born NC;
"Walker Mathews", son, age 22, born AL, father born AL, mother NC;
"Walkley Mathews", son, age 16, born AL;
"E (illegible) Mathews", daughter, age 14, born AL;
"Cohiona Mathews", daughter age 12, born AL;
"Elizah Mathews" ( prob Elisha), son age 9, born AL;
"Licy Mathews", son age 7, born AL.
Lived adjacent to father William Mathews, born 1805. Several inconsistencies for this family. Father name here is William, vs Elisha (person 378) in other evidence; William birth listed as VA, but children's father listed as born AL (consistent with other records for this William). Handwriting poor by census taker.
Most of these children not entered in this database.2 
Death*4 April 18961 
Burial*April 1896Claybank Cemetery, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S32] Dale County, Alabama Cemetery Records, 1948, www.snowhill.com/~library/Cemeteries%20of%20Dale%20
    County/a.cemetery.claybank.html, Ozark - Dale County Public Library.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale County, Alabama, Ozark District, ancestry.com img pg 8, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Eliza Matthews1

#2149, b. circa 1839
Last Edited23 Jan 2005
Comment*probably brother of Augusta Matthews #2147 
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*circa 1839Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census2 June 1860(Head of Household) Augusta Matthews, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh#52, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Augusta Matthews", head of household, male age 33, farmer, $1000 real estate, $7400 personal, born in North Carolina;

"Eliza Matthews", age 31, born in Georgia;
"Eliza Matthews", age 21, born in Georgia (sister of Augusta?);
"Marian Matthews", female age 10, born in Alabama;
"Eli Matthews", age 6, born in Alabama;
"Marion Matthews", male age 4, born in Alabama;
"Warren Matthews", male age 1, born in Alabama.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page stamped 506, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Elizabeth Matthews1

#1878, b. circa 1842
Last Edited16 May 2003
Father*Elisha Matthews1 b. 15 May 1803, d. 4 Jun 1889
Mother*Lacey Dowling1 b. 23 Nov 1804, d. 25 Oct 1884
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*circa 1842Dale County, Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census10 August 1860(Head of Household) Elisha Matthews, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh 786, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Elisha Matthews, head, male age 55, farmer, $2000 real estate, $8000 personal property, born in SC;
Lacey, female age 54, born South Carolina;
Melon, male age 26, farm laborer, born Alabama;
Telitha, female age 21, born Alabama;
Elizabeth, female age 18, born Alabama;
Margaret, age 15, attending school, born Alabama.
1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, page 613, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Emily Matthews1

#2205, b. circa 1848
Last Edited29 Jan 2005
Father*James Matthews1 b. c 1801
Mother*Jane (?)1 b. c 1801
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*circa 1848Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census23 August 1860James Matthews, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh#1051, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James Matthews" head of household, age 59, farmer, real estate $500, personal $1000, born in Georgia;

"Jane (possibly June) Matthews", age 59, born in Georgia;
"Charles Matthews", age 23, farm laborer, born in Georgia;
"Anderson Matthews", age 21, born in Georgia;
"James Matthews", age 17, born in Alabama;
"Mary Matthews", age 18, born in Georgia;
"Susan Matthews", age 15, born in Alabama;
"Emily Matthews", age 12, born in Alabama;
"Thomas Matthews", age 2, born in Alabama;
"Chloe Matthews", female age 99, born in South Carolina.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page 654, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Epsey D. Matthews1

#2160, b. circa 1852
Last Edited23 Jan 2005
Father*John R. Matthews1 b. c 1814
Mother*Luticia (?)1 b. c 1823
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*circa 1852Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census13 July 1860John R. Matthews, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh#277, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "John R. Matthews", head of household, age 46, farmer, real estate $1700, personal $800. born in Georgia;
"Luticia Matthews", age 37, born in Georgia;
"Elijah Matthews", age 18, farm laborer, born in Alabama, attended school within the year;
"Jane Matthews", age 17, born in Alabama, attended school within the year;
"Lucy Matthews", age 12, born in Alabama, attended school within the year;
"William F. Matthews", age 5, born in Alabama;
"Sophronia Matthews", age 3, born in Alabama;
"Alexander Matthews", age 8 months, born in Alabama.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page stamped 537, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Harriet S. Matthews1

#2188, b. circa 1841
Last Edited26 Jan 2005
Father*William W. Matthews1 b. c 1815
Mother*Mary (?)1 b. c 1821
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*circa 1841Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census11 August 1860William W. Matthews, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh#798, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Wm W. Matthews" head of household, male age 45, farmer real estate $720, personal $3090, born in South Carolina;

"Mary Matthews", age 37, born in Alabama;
"Harriet S. Matthews", age 19, born in Alabama, attending school;
"Rebecca A. Matthews", age 16, born in Alabama, attending school;
"Mary S. Matthews", age 14, born in Alabama, attending school;
"Edward P. Matthews", age 12, born in Alabama, attending school;
"Sherwood M. Matthews", age 9, born in Alabama;
"Elbert M. Matthews", age 6, born in Alabama;
"Melvina Matthews", age 3, born in Alabama;
Minty V. Matthews", age 3 months, born in Alabama.2 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page stamped 615, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page 615, Ancestry.com.

Harrison Matthews1

#2168, b. circa 1855
Last Edited23 Jan 2005
Father*John Matthews1 b. c 1819
Mother*Lucy C. (?)1 b. c 1835
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*circa 1855Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census15 July 1860John Matthews, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh#312, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "John Matthews" head of household, age 41, grocer, real estate $800, personal $800, born in Georgia;

"Lucy C. Matthews", age 25, born in Georgia;
"Henrietta Matthews", age 9, attended school with the year, born in Georgia;
"James C. Matthews", age 4, born in Georgia;
"Harrison Matthews", age 5, born in Alabama;
"Isaac Matthews", age 2, born in Alabama.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page stamped 542, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Henrietta Matthews1

#2166, b. circa 1851
Last Edited23 Jan 2005
Father*John Matthews1 b. c 1819
Mother*Lucy C. (?)1 b. c 1835
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*circa 1851Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census15 July 1860John Matthews, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh#312, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "John Matthews" head of household, age 41, grocer, real estate $800, personal $800, born in Georgia;

"Lucy C. Matthews", age 25, born in Georgia;
"Henrietta Matthews", age 9, attended school with the year, born in Georgia;
"James C. Matthews", age 4, born in Georgia;
"Harrison Matthews", age 5, born in Alabama;
"Isaac Matthews", age 2, born in Alabama.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page stamped 542, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Isaac Matthews1

#2169, b. circa 1858
Last Edited23 Jan 2005
Father*John Matthews1 b. c 1819
Mother*Lucy C. (?)1 b. c 1835
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*circa 1858Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census15 July 1860John Matthews, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh#312, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "John Matthews" head of household, age 41, grocer, real estate $800, personal $800, born in Georgia;

"Lucy C. Matthews", age 25, born in Georgia;
"Henrietta Matthews", age 9, attended school with the year, born in Georgia;
"James C. Matthews", age 4, born in Georgia;
"Harrison Matthews", age 5, born in Alabama;
"Isaac Matthews", age 2, born in Alabama.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page stamped 542, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Isham Matthews1

#1761, b. between 1781 and 1790
Last Edited13 Jan 2002
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*between 1781 and 17901 
Cen-Head*1840GA Crawford Co Census 1840; Crawford County, Georgia, USA; male age 50-59, female 50-59.1 

Citations

  1. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Crawford County GA pg 386, Image pg 45, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

J. C. Matthews1

#259, b. 21 May 1824, d. 23 May 1894
Last Edited27 Dec 2001
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*21 May 18241 
Marriage*U.T. (?)2,3 
Military*ca 1860-1865Captain, County Reserves 
Comment*J.C. and wife are in Dale Co AL census of 1870 pg 160A but not entered here. 
Death*23 May 18941 
Burial*May 1894Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S31] Confederate Veterans Buried in Dale County Alabama, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/1767/Homer.txt, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Andrews Avenue, Ozark, Alabama. Hereinafter cited as Confederates Buried Dale County.
  2. [S42] Web, www.snowhill.com/~library/Cemeteries%20of%20Dale%20
    County/a.cemetery.pleasant.hill.html.
  3. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 160A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

James Matthews1

#1760, b. between 1781 and 1790
Last Edited13 Jan 2002
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*between 1781 and 17901 
Cen-Head*1840GA Crawford Co Census 1840; Crawford County, Georgia, USA; male age 50-59, female 40-49; with males 1 u5, 2 5-9, 1 10-14, 1 15-19; females 1 5-9, 1 20-29, 1 30-39. Slaves (25 total) males 4 u10, 7 10-25, 3 35-55; females 2 u10, 4 10-25, 4 25-55, 1 55-100.1 

Citations

  1. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Crawford County GA pg 388, Image pg 49, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

James Matthews1

#2198, b. circa 1801
Last Edited27 Mar 2010

Family

Jane (?) b. c 1801
Children 1.Charles Matthews1 b. c 1837
 2.Anderson Matthews1 b. c 1839
 3.Mary Matthews1 b. c 1842
 4.James Matthews1 b. c 1843
 5.Susan Matthews1 b. c 1845
 6.Emily Matthews1 b. c 1848
 7.Thomas Matthews1 b. c 1858
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*circa 1801Georgia, USA1 
Marriage*say 1820Jane (?)1 
Census*23 August 1860AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh#1051, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James Matthews" head of household, age 59, farmer, real estate $500, personal $1000, born in Georgia;

"Jane (possibly June) Matthews", age 59, born in Georgia;
"Charles Matthews", age 23, farm laborer, born in Georgia;
"Anderson Matthews", age 21, born in Georgia;
"James Matthews", age 17, born in Alabama;
"Mary Matthews", age 18, born in Georgia;
"Susan Matthews", age 15, born in Alabama;
"Emily Matthews", age 12, born in Alabama;
"Thomas Matthews", age 2, born in Alabama;
"Chloe Matthews", female age 99, born in South Carolina.1 
Resident: Cloe Matthews
Resident: Jane (?)
Resident: Charles Matthews
Resident: Anderson Matthews
Resident: James Matthews
Resident: Mary Matthews
Resident: Susan Matthews
Resident: Emily Matthews
Resident: Thomas Matthews

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page 654, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

James Matthews1

#2202, b. circa 1843
Last Edited29 Jan 2005
Father*James Matthews1 b. c 1801
Mother*Jane (?)1 b. c 1801
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*circa 1843Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census23 August 1860James Matthews, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh#1051, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James Matthews" head of household, age 59, farmer, real estate $500, personal $1000, born in Georgia;

"Jane (possibly June) Matthews", age 59, born in Georgia;
"Charles Matthews", age 23, farm laborer, born in Georgia;
"Anderson Matthews", age 21, born in Georgia;
"James Matthews", age 17, born in Alabama;
"Mary Matthews", age 18, born in Georgia;
"Susan Matthews", age 15, born in Alabama;
"Emily Matthews", age 12, born in Alabama;
"Thomas Matthews", age 2, born in Alabama;
"Chloe Matthews", female age 99, born in South Carolina.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page 654, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

James C. Matthews1

#2167, b. circa 1856
Last Edited23 Jan 2005
Father*John Matthews1 b. c 1819
Mother*Lucy C. (?)1 b. c 1835
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*circa 1856Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census15 July 1860John Matthews, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh#312, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "John Matthews" head of household, age 41, grocer, real estate $800, personal $800, born in Georgia;

"Lucy C. Matthews", age 25, born in Georgia;
"Henrietta Matthews", age 9, attended school with the year, born in Georgia;
"James C. Matthews", age 4, born in Georgia;
"Harrison Matthews", age 5, born in Alabama;
"Isaac Matthews", age 2, born in Alabama.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page stamped 542, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

James E. Matthews1

#2652, b. circa 1872
Last Edited6 Aug 2017
Father*William Matthews1 b. c 1846
Mother*Nancy (?)1 b. c 1848
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*circa 1872Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census19 June 1880(Head of Household) William Matthews; Beat 9, Enum Dist 64, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "William Matthews", age 34, Idle, born Georgia, parents born Georgia;
"Nancy", wife age 32, keeping house, born Georgia, parents born South;
"James E.", son age 8, born Alabama;
"Whit", son age 7, born Alabama;
"Mary", daughtr age 4, born Alabama;
"Willie", daughter age 2, born Alabama;
"Earnest", son age 3 months, born Alabama.
Nieghbor to James Madison Mathews family.2 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale County, Alabama, Census page 25, ancestry image 8 of 23, Ancestry.com.

James M. Matthews1

#2173, b. circa 1854
Last Edited6 Aug 2017
Father*John Matthews1 b. c 1829
Mother*Martha (?)1 b. c 1832
Name VariationMathews 
Birth*circa 1854Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census18 July 1860John Matthews, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh#386, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "John Matthews" head of household age 31, farmer, $600 personal, born in Georgia; on same census page as Wiley Balkcom family;

"Martha Matthews", age 28, born in Georgia;
"Louisa Matthews", age 8, born in Georgia;
"James M_? Matthews", age 6, born in Georgia;
"Ramon M. Matthews", age 5, born in Georgia;
"Bryant W. Matthews", age 2, born in Georgia.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page stamped 553, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.