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Isaac Matters1,2

(circa 28 March 1830 - 10 January 1879)
FatherJoseph Matters1,3,4 b. cir. Oct 1799, d. 2 Apr 1869
MotherMary Cudlip1,3,4 b. 3 Aug 1800, d. 22 Jan 1873
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Isaac Matters was born cir. 28 Mar 1830 at Beerferris, DEV, ENG, (date calculdated from age at dth).1,5 He was baptized on 6 Jun 1830 at Beer Ferrers, DEV, ENG; Joseph a husbandman of Beer Alston.4
     Isaac Matters married Elizabeth UnknownSurname ?Giles bet 1860 - 1864 ?USA.2,1,6
     Isaac Matters died on 10 Jan 1879 at Portage, Houghton Co., MI, USA; indexed as: single (!) white male aged 48 yrs 9 mths & 13 days, d. of inflammation of the lungs, born ENG, miner, parents Joseph and Mary MATTERS, both resid. England, "date of record 8 Jun 1880" A notice in the Portage Lake Mining Gazette, reports: Isaac Matters died in his home at the age of 48 years 7 months.3,7

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Isaac Matters appeared on the census of 1841 at Battens, Par. of Beer Ferris, DEV, ENG, in the household of Richard Cudlip and Grace Cudlip.8
     The census of 31 Mar 1851 showed Richard, Joseph, Isaac and John in the household of their parents Joseph and Mary Matters in Fore St, Buralston, Beerferris, Tavistock, DEV, ENG, enumerated as MATTERS (all b Beerferris): Joseph 51, farmer 6 acres; Mary wife, 50. Richard, son, 27, unm, engine driver; Joseph, son, 22, engine driver; Isaac, son, 20, mine lab; Elizabeth, dtr, 17, house servt; John, son, 14, shop boy; Anne, dtr, 8, scholar.1
     Isaac Matters appeared on the census of 1860 at Sharon, Medina Co., OH, USA, enumerated as Isaac Matters, 30, farm lab b ENG, in hsehold of Augustus (28 b Conn) and Ruth (24 b NY) Heston.6
     The census of 1870 showed Isaac with his wife Elizabeth, their dtrs Jane and Mary, their son Keziah at Portage Twp, Houghton Co., MI, USA, household enumerated as MATTERS: Isaac, 39yr old white male, stamp mill worker, b ENG, parents foreign born, can read but not write. Wife Elizabeth, 40yr old white female, keeping house, b ENG, parents foreign born. Children (all b in Michigan): Mary E, 6 white female ; Jane, 4, white female, Keziah 2 white male.5,9

All the other info

     On 11 Apr 1878 Isaac Matters was planning on leaving the country as this ad appeared in the local paper: For Sale: As I am going to leave the country, I will sell seven shares of the capital stock of the First National Bank of Houghton, at market value. Apply to Isaac Matters, Houghton. He obviously never made it as he was still in Houghton when he died 9 mths later.10

Family

Elizabeth UnknownSurname ?Giles (cir. 1830 - Jun 1916)
Marriage*
     Isaac Matters married Elizabeth UnknownSurname ?Giles bet 1860 - 1864 ?USA.2,1,6 
Children
  • Mary E Matters5
  • Jane Ann Matters5
  • Keziah Matters5
ChartsMETTERS
Last Edited22 Feb 2006

Citations

  1. Census: DEV 1851, PRO Ref HO/107/1883 Folio 38 Page 12 Film 0221032, extracted pre 2000.
  2. Janice RHODES, "EM METTERS, Isaac: ex Rhodes USA," e-mail to L McIntosh, Rcvd Oct 2001.
  3. Godfrey Library online at http://godfrey.org, Dth 1879 Isaac MATTERS, from Michigan Death Index 1867-1897 (http://www.mdch.state.mi.us), extracted Jan 2006.
  4. Val Symis (30421), "EM DAWE/TAYLOR ex Val SYMIS," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Bap. 1830 Isaac METTERS, Beer Ferrers, ex Deanery Of Tamerton - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837 And Burials 1813-1837, extracted Feb 2006.
  5. Janice RHODES, "EM METTERS, Isaac: ex Rhodes USA," e-mail to L McIntosh, 1870 Census Portage Twp, Houghton Cty, Michigan, rcvd Oct 2001.
  6. USA census images, Various, 1860 Sharon, Medina, Ohio; Roll: M653_1007; Page: 202; Image: 404, copy rcvd from Janice R, Jan 2006.
  7. Janice RHODES, "EM METTERS, Isaac: ex Rhodes USA," e-mail to L McIntosh, Dth notice 1879 Isaac MATTERS, from Portage Lake Mining Gazette, Houghton, Michigan, Jan 16 1879, rcvd Jan 2006, THE MINING GAZETTE (under various names) of Houghton County, Michigan Copyright © 1999-2001 by Dick and June Ross. This copy contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives. USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, data may be freely used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by other organizations.
  8. Val Symis (30421), "EM DAWE/TAYLOR ex Val SYMIS," e-mail to L Henderson (1), 1841 Census, Beer Ferris, DEV Folio 12 Pg 18 Hsehold of Richard and Grace CUDLIP, copy rcvd Jan 2006.
  9. USA census images, Various, 1870; Census Place: Portage, Houghton, Michigan; Roll: M593_674; Page: 711; Image: 260, copy d/loaded Jan 2006.
  10. Janice RHODES, "EM METTERS, Isaac: ex Rhodes USA," e-mail to L McIntosh, Isaac MATTERS, sale of shares, from Portage Lake Mining Gazette, Houghton, Lake Superior, Michigan, Apr 11 1878, rcvd Jan 2006, THE MINING GAZETTE (under various names) of Houghton County, Michigan Copyright © 1999-2001 by Dick and June Ross. This copy contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives. USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, data may be freely used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by other organizations.

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