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Descendants of Brigadier General Thomas Mathews

 

 

First Generation

1. GEN. THOMAS MATHEWS was born in 1742 in St. Christopher's, better known as St. Kitts, an island of the British West Indies. He was a son of Samuel Augustus Mathews, a mason of Basseterre, and Mary Gacey. A brother, Samuel Augustus Mathews, left a body of writing which preserved many oral traditions of St. Kitts and the Creole language of its slaves. Gen. Mathews died February 20, 1812 in Norfolk, Va. His passing was noted in the local newspaper.

Thomas had arrived in Norfolk by 1772, likely as early as 1764. He married MOLLY MILLER presumably in 1773, as the marriage bond was given in Norfolk on July 9 of that year. Molly was old Norfolk stock; the daughter of MATTHIAS MILLER and ANN EADY, and a granddaughter of DR. ROBERT HODGES. She was born in 1751 and died July 8, 1837 in Elizabeth City, N.C.

Thomas studied law and was admitted to the Bar, but entered Washington's army in the early days of the Revolution. On March 25, 1776, Mathews was commissioned a captain and recruiting officer; he rose in 1777 to the rank of major in the artillery regiment of Col. John Marshall, who later became Chief Justice of the United States. Mathews advanced to lieutenant colonel with the 4th Regiment on Nov. 8, 1779 and served in that rank until the end of the Revolutionary War. He was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, and family tradition has it, was a friend of George Washington.

In civilian life, Mathews was elected a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1788 and was chosen Speaker of the House in consecutive years from 1788 to 1799. A descendant notes that Mathews as Speaker cast the deciding vote by which Virginia adopted the Bill of Rights, and by extension, brought about the ratification of the Constitution. He also helped to bring about the creation of Mathews County, Virginia, which was named in his honor. The county observed its 200th anniversary in 1988. In 1790 he was elected Grand Master of the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Virginia and held that position until 1793, when he was appointed Brigadier General of the Virginia Militia, headquartered at Norfolk. His great-grandson Frank Vaughan of Elizabeth City, N.C., noted that "while he was chief of the militia occurred the so-called 'Douglas War' incident upon the British Man-of -War 'Leopard' which fired upon the unprepared American frigate 'Chesapeake.' "

Vaughan also noted: "General Mathews received compensation after the Revolution for his losses therein, in the shape of land grants in Ohio, which he probably got rid of very rapidly, as he was confined to what is legally known as the "jail bounds" of Norfolk for debt at the time of his death. The legend is that on a visit to his birthplace at St. Kitts, after the Revolution, the French captured the island from the British, and that Mathews gave his personal note for the amount of his ransom, which the British government failed to honor. To my mind, General Mathew's greatest public service was in the manful service he rendered in the adoption of the Constitution by the state of Virginia. The jealousies between the 13 colonies rendered the fight very narrow, and, with New York, Virginia was looked to to lead the way."

There was a bit more to "the legend" than Frank Vaughan may have known. In 1805 Thomas Mathews traveled back to St. Kitts, probably to claim land that had been left to him by his aunt, Sarah Gacey. In March of that year, the French invaded and held the town of Basseterre for ransom. Mathews, involved in the ransom negotiations, pledged $10,000 of his own for the liberty of the town and was never reimbursed, either by the St. Kitts Assembly or the British government.

Mathews was buried in the church yard of Christ Church, Norfolk, which once stood opposite St. Paul's. The Christ Church congregation, which favored ratification of the Constitution, broke away from St. Paul's in 1791. St. Paul's, the 'Loyalist Church' stood empty for decades. Christ Church eventually burned, and all traces of it vanished in redevelopment. St. Paul's reorganized as a congregation in 1832. Notes on file at St. Paul's record that all traces of his Mathews' grave and its original headstone were lost. For many years, a modern military issue marker placed by the Fort Nelson Daughters of the American Revolution of Portsmouth stood near the grave of his friend, John Nivison in St. Paul's churchyard.

Molly Miller Mathews moved to Elizabeth City, N.C. after the death of her husband, where she died at the residence of her son, Dr. Samuel Mathews. A descendant preparing her application to the Daughters of the American Revolution noted: " 'Molly' Miller was born in Norfolk County Virginia in 1752. Her father, Matthias Miller, was living in that part of Norfolk County south of Tanner's Creek (now a part of the City of Norfolk) in 1784. Her mother was Ann Eady. Molly (Mary) Miller was the great-granddaughter of Dr. Robert Hodge, a native of Devon, England, whose wife, Mary, was the granddaughter of Capt. Francis Mason who emigrated to America in the "Margett and John" in 1614. She died at Elizabeth City, N.C. in 1843 [an error, as as her will was proved in September 1837] where she resided with her son Dr. Samuel Mathews. According to Revolutionary War pension application records, she applied for benefits on Sept. 13, 1836 in Pasquotank County, N.C. She alleged she was 84 years of age. "

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The children of THOMAS MATHEWS and MOLLY MILLER are:

2. i. SARAH GASEY MATHEWS, born April 2, 1775; died October 19, 1822, Princess Anne County, Virginia.

3. ii. MARY MATHEWS, born November 25, 1784; died March 17, 1826, Elizabeth City, N.C.

4. iii. Dr. SAMUEL MATHEWS, physician of Elizabeth City, N.C.

Generation No. 2

2. SARAH GASEY MATHEWS was born April 2, 1775, and died October 19, 1822 in Princess Anne County, Virginia. She married WILLIAM ELLEGOOD on January 31, 1791. He was a son of COL. JACOB ELLEGOOD of Rose Hall Plantation. He was born 1768, and died October 19, 1815.

The Ellegood family's sympathies were Loyalist, and most of its members fled to Canada during the Revolution. William Ellegood remained in Virginia to save the family estate from confiscation, though Rose Hall was sold in 1803. In 1810 he served as a justice in Princess Anne County.

Children of SARAH MATHEWS and WILLIAM ELLEGOOD are:

5. i. MARY ANNE ELLEGOOD, born March 1793; died November 1827, Elizabeth City, N.C.

6. ii. REBECCA ELLEGOOD, born November 1, 1795.

iii. JACOB ELLEGOOD born about 1797; died Dec. 29, 1825.

7. iv. CLAUDIA HAMILTON ELLEGOOD, born September 17, 1798, King's Lane, Norfolk, Va.; died December 26, 1870, Mahanoy City, Pa.

v. SARAH ELLEGOOD, died without issue.

vi. MOLLY MATHEWS ELLEGOOD, born January 11, 1803, of Princess Anne Co., Va.; died 1869; she married MALACHI LEWIS, April 14, 1821; he was clerk of Camden County, North Carolina. The couple left descendants.

3. MARY MATHEWS was born November 25, 1784 and died March 17, 1826 in Elizabeth City, N.C. She married GEN. WILLIAM GREGORY in Norfolk, Va. The Rev. Syms officiated. Gen. Gregory was born November 30, 1774 in Elizabeth City, N.C. and died October 26, 1845 in Elizabeth City. Mary Mathews' claim to fame came when Thomas Moore, the Irish poet, was lodged and entertained at the home of Consul John Hamilton on his visit to Norfolk in 1803. He wrote, "Miss Mathews came in and played the piano for us." As her sister Sarah had already become Mrs. Ellegood, the title "Miss Mathews" belonged to the second daughter Mary.

Harold Cowper Vaughan recalled: "General William Gregory was the son-in-law of General Mathews, his wife being a first cousin of Claudia Ellegood; the Wileys derive from this line. My mother also remembered well Gen. Gregory who was quite bibulous and had the habit of riding around the yard on festive occasions astride the shoulders of a big slave."

Child of MARY MATHEWS and WILLIAM GREGORY is:

8. i. CLAUDIA CATTELLE MULREIN HAMILTON GREGORY, born October 27, 1807; died February 22, 1877, in Raleigh, N.C., at the home of her son. A letter written by her grandson explains the provenance of her sumptuous name.

4. DR. SAMUEL MATHEWS, a leading physician of Elizabeth City. In 1829 he was instrumental in the establishment of a mariner's hospital and carrying out mandatory vaccinations to protect the town from the epidemics of the time. He married HARRIET SAWYER, daughter of ENOCH SAWYER and MARY GREGORY. Harriet was born at Woodlawn, a plantation now in Camden County, N.C.

Children of SAMUEL MATHEWS and HARRIET SAWYER are:

i. SAMUEL MATHEWS, who was born February 18, 1813 and died September 17, 1849.

ii DR. THOMAS MATHEWS, who married PENELOPE TROTMAN.

iii. WILLIAM PLUME MATHEWS, who married SARAH NIMMO (6. ii below). The couple were cousins He was born March 24, 1812 and died January 19, 1863.

9. iv. FREDERICK MATHEWS.

10. v. JOHN MCMORRINE MATHEWS, born about 1825.

11. vi. MARY MATHEWS.

Generation No. 3

5. MARY ANNE ELLEGOOD was born March 1793 and died November 1827 in Elizabeth City, N.C. She married ADAM CORNICK March 13, 1808. He was born in Princess Anne County, Va. In one family communication, Cornick's given name is recorded as James.

Child of MARY ELLEGOOD and ADAM CORNICK is:

i. VIRGINIUS CORNICK, who died without issue.

6. REBECCA ELLEGOOD was born November 1, 1795. She married (1) JAMES THOROUGHGOOD 1814. She married (2) JAMES A. NIMMO in 1820.

Children of REBECCA ELLEGOOD and JAMES NIMMO are:

i. JOHN NIMMO, born around 1821

ii. SARAH G. NIMMO, born around 1822. She married her cousin WILLIAM PLUME MATHEWS (4 ii above)

12. iii. JAMES AUBREY NIMMO, born around 1830.

iv. ANN NIMMO, born about 1833.

7. CLAUDIA HAMILTON ELLEGOOD was born September 17, 1798 in King's Lane, Norfolk, Va., and died December 26, 1870 in Mahanoy City., Pa. She married THOMAS GREEN VAUGHAN January 31, 1815 in Church Point, Princess Anne County, Va. For the chronicle of their descendants, and to view her portrait, go to Vaughan Genealogy.

The name Hamilton honors her godfather, Col. John Hamilton, British Consul at Norfolk, Va. The name will recur in every generation of Vaughans to the present. Harold Cowper Vaughan noted, "Among the prominent Highlanders who left North Carolina in 1777 was John Hamilton 'a merchant of considerable note' who sailed from New Berne on a 'Scotch transport having on board a number of gentlemen of that nation.' Hamilton afterward organized these Highlanders into a Loyalist regiment, which, on numerous battlefields of the South, maintained the high reputation of their race for fighting qualities." I am not sure he is correct in identifying this Hamilton with the John Hamilton who was British consul at Norfolk.

8. CLAUDIA CATTELLE MULREIN HAMILTON GREGORY was born October 27, 1807, and died February 22, 1877 in Raleigh, N.C., at home of her son Philip Augustus Wiley. She married the REV. PHILIP BRUCE WILEY October 26, 1826, in Elizabeth City, N.C. The Rt. Rev. John S. Ravenscroft officiated. The Rev. Wiley was the first settled rector of Christ Church parish in Elizabeth City, N.C., serving 1826-1827 and 1829-1833. He was the son of RUFUS WILEY. He was born August 13, 1804, and died August 19, 1840.

Children of CLAUDIA GREGORY and PHILIP BRUCE WILEY are:

i. MARY GREGORY WILEY, born September 1, 1827; died May 11, 1842.

19. ii. PENELOPE BRUCE WILEY, born June 20, 1829.

iii. CLAUDIA ELIZA WILEY, born April 28, 1831; died March 23, 1840.

20. iv. WILLIAM RUFUS WILEY, born May 6, 1833; died May 11, 1857.

21. v. PHILIP AUGUSTUS WILEY, born November 16, 1834.

vi. THOMAS FREDERIC DAVIS WILEY, born December 20, 1836; died November 2, 1850. "Died by the accidental discharge of his own gun"

22. vii. SARAH WADDELL WILEY, born November 21, 1831.

9. FREDERICK MATHEWS married Frances Birdsall of Raleigh.

Child of FREDERICK MATHEWS is:

i. FREDERICK SAWYER MATHEWS, born about 1847.

Frances Mathews and Frederick, 3, are found living with her father in Raleigh, N,C, in the 1850 U.S. census. No further sign of Frederick; he may have died prematurely.

10. JOHN MCMORINE MATHEWS was born about 1825. He married CATHARINE DALLAM COOK, a daughter of WILLIAM G. COOK and EMILY MURPHY. She was born about 1834 in Maryland. He was a watchmaker by trade; apprenticed to his father-in-law, the jeweler William G. Cook [January 5, 1797 -January 12, 1856], who was a native of Maryland. For further MURPHY/COOK connections, keep reading. A letter reveals further complexities.

Francis Vaughan left an intimate portrait of 'dear old John Mathews, whom I loved as my own brother' in his 1896 memoir. John was, in fact, his cousin.

... I began to long for the society of women. I must forthwith put myself in training, and who so fit to counsel and advise me as dear old John Mathews, a lady's man by nature, handsome, magnetic, exceedingly popular with both sexes, a gentleman from his cradle. I sought him, and without loss of time. We were intimate friends. I told him frankly that either Cupid had shot me or was about to shoot and that I felt I ought to be looking out for myself. Laughing heartily, he put his arm around my waist and drew me close to him. "I will be your friend and mentor," he said. "You have come to the very one who can guide you aright. I have experienced your ailment, have many, many times been afflicted with it. I shall always be near to direct you. You shall go with me to see the girls -- all of them, the prettiest and best of them, which is the only way of bringing you to determine correctly whether this little witch, so expert with her lariat, is the right one for you. Yes, I will take my gawky in hand and rub him until I shall have him bright as the silver moon. Come, dear fellow, nestle as close under my wing as you will; nothing shall hurtyou. You shall conquer." The happy words got my heart in a glow. I got under the upraised wing. He went and I went with him. It was a dreadful ordeal, but whenever I got frightened and became dumb his handsome face, full of smiles: a cheering word would be said that never failed to have its good effect. Dear old John Mathews! How all the girls loved him; yes, all. How could they but love him who was in the bloom and vigor of young manhood, whose voice had the tones of a harp, whose spirits were so lively and happy, and whose face was the very picture of intellect? His every move was grace itself. Everybody loved John Mathews.Under the faithful training of such a one I learned to look into a woman's face, and have and express an opinion. I became vain and took to writing gushing verses and having them printed in village newspapers. My Mentor complimented me; said my poems had the right ring; were a success. That was right enough. I asked no other critic, and went on writing verses. I became eloquent in love language -- the music of birds, the beauty of flowers and the splendors of moonlight. John said superfine. That was enough. John Mathews was a sweet singer and an expert performer on many musical instruments. He played well on the guitar and taught me to accompany him. Ah, fifty years have passed, and he, then so full of life and happiness, who sang so sweetly at my side, is in the grave. Sorrows came upon him; his eyes lost their beautiful luster and his cheeks the roses that had so blushed upon them. The vigorous form became tottering and decrepit. For years he has been sleeping in the cold grave!

 

Known children of JOHN MC MORRINE MATHEWS and CATHARINE COOK are:

i. EMILY MATHEWS.

23. ii. CARRIE MATHEWS, born about 1857.

24. iii. KATIE MATHEWS, born about 1859.

25. iv. HARRIET MATHEWS, born about 1861.

26. v. MARY MATHEWS, born about 1865.

vi. JOHN MCMORRINE MATHEWS, born about 1868.

27. vii. WILLIAM GREGORY COOK MATHEWS, born about 1871.

11. MARY MATHEWS married WILLIAM C. BUTLER. He died in Philadelphia, Pa.: "In Philadelphia, on the 30th ult. Mr. William C. Butler, merchant of this place. By the death of this man society has lost a valuable man, and the wife and several children are bereaved of a tender husband and indulgent parent. It might truly be said he was 'an honest man, the noblest work of God.' "

Children of MARY MATHEWS and WILLIAM BUTLER are:

i. JOHN BUTLER, who married JANIE F. SMITH.

ii. SAMUEL BUTLER.

28. iii. WILLIAM BUTLER.

29. iv. HARRIET BUTLER.

v. RICHARD BUTLER.

vi. ELIOT BUTLER.

vii. THOMAS MATHEWS BUTLER.

Generation No. 4

12. JAMES NIMMO married EMILY DALLAM, daughter of SAMUEL DALLAM and CATHERINE MURPHY. She was born in Portsmouth, Va., about 1838. (Note: CATHERINE MURPHY NIMMO, MARY ANN MURPHY DUKEHEART and EMILY MURPHY COOK are all sisters, daughters of John Murphy and Barbara Baker of Baltimore.)

Children of JAMES NIMMO and EMILY DALLAM are:

30. i. JAMES AUBREY NIMMO, born about 1864.

ii. CATHERINE NIMMO, born about 1867

iii. EMILY DALLAM NIMMO, born about 1869.

13. ANNE ELIZA VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy

14. SAMUEL AUGUSTUS MATHEWS VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy

15. SARAH MARY MATHEWS VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy

16. FRANCIS WILLIAM SHARPE VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy

17. JUDGE WILLIAM ELLEGOOD VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy

18. REV. MAURICE HAMILTON VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy His wife was CAMILLA HELEN COOK, sister of EMILY DALLAM COOK and daughter of EMILY MURPHY and WILLIAM G. COOK.

 

19. PENELOPE BRUCE WILEY was born June 20, 1829. She married DR. JOHN SWANN January 12, 1847.

Child of PENELOPE WILEY and JOHN SWANN is:

44. i. ALICE MARSDEN SWANN, born February 23, 1848.

20. WILLIAM RUFUS WILEY was born May 6, 1833, and died May 11, 1857. He married MARGARET WEMYSS. She died August 4, 1863.

Child of WILLIAM WILEY and MARGARET WEMYSS is:

i. WILLIAM RUFUS WILEY, born July 4, 1857.

21. PHILIP AUGUSTUS WILEY was born November 16, 1834. He married LYDIA C. WETMORE June 12, 1856. The Rev. Joseph Huske officiated.

Children of PHILIP WILEY and LYDIA WETMORE are:

i. THOMAS DAVIS WILEY, born March 25, 1857; died May 11, 1857.

ii. PHILIP WETMORE WILEY, born May 9, 1861.

iii. LAURA HOLMES WILEY, born September 30, 1864.

iv. SAMUEL HINSDALE WILEY, born January 22, 1867; died February 24, 1867.

v. PERCY ANDERSON WILEY, born September 5, 1872; died September 10, 1872.

 

22. SARAH WADDELL WILEY was born November 21, 1831. She married DAVID ANDERSON June 16, 1858; the Rev. Joseph Huske officiated.

Children of SARAH WILEY and DAVID ANDERSON are:

i. WILLIAM JONES ANDERSON, born March 30, 1859.

ii. PHILIP BRUCE ANDERSON, born September 13, 1860.

iii. BENJAMIN HUSKE ANDERSON, born August 4, 1862; died December 22, 1869.

iv. CLAUDIA CATTELLE ANDERSON, born September 19, 1864.

v. DAVID MARSDEN ANDERSON, born October 26, 1866.

vi. SALLY WILEY ANDERSON, born January 16, 1870.

vii. JOHN LOUIS ANDERSON, born February 16, 1872; died May 31, 1872.

viii. FREDERIC AUGUSTUS ANDERSON, born June 5, 1873.

45. ix. PENELOPE SWANN ANDERSON, born 1881; died 1966.

23. CARRIE MATHEWS was born about 1857. She married ERSKINE EHRINGHAUS of Elizabeth City, N.C..

Children of CARRIE MATHEWS and ERSKINE EHRINGHAUS are:

46. i. JOHN CHRISTOPHER BLUCHER EHRINGHAUS who was known as 'Button'

47. ii. CATHERINE EHRINGHAUS.

48. iii. MARY EHRINGHAUS.

24. KATIE MATHEWS was born about 1859. She married her first cousin THOMAS MURPHY PENTZ in 1880 in Elizabeth City, N.C. He was born November 1858 in Maryland, the son of JOHN W. PENTZ and MARGARET COOK.

Children of KATIE MATHEWS and THOMAS MURPHY PENTZ are:

49. i. MARGUERITE LOUISE PENTZ, born July 1889.

50. ii. THOMAS MURPHY PENTZ, born June 16, 1883, Maryland

51. iii. WALTER PITT PENTZ, born December 1886.

25. HARRIET MATHEWS was born about 1861 and died in 1946. She married THOMAS SELBY HARNEY in 1883. He was born in 1855 and died in 1894. T. SELBY HARNEY was a great-grandson of Revolutionary War Lt. Col. T. Selby Harney. The couple is buried in Episcopal Cemetery, Elizabeth City.

Children of HARRIET MATHEWS and T. SELBY HARNEY are:

i. SALLIE HARNEY was born April 27, 1884 and died June 29, 1885.

52. ii. WILLIAM AUGUSTUS SELBY HARNEY.

iii. HATTIE MATHEWS HARNEY. She was born December 5, 1887 and died January 24, 1979.

53. iv. JOHN MATHEWS HARNEY USN. He was born September 14, 1889 and died March 23, 1923.

26. MARY MATHEWS was born about 1865. She married WILLIAM WYSONG.

Children of MARY MATHEWS and WILLIAM WYSONG are:

54. i. KENNETH WYSONG.

ii. AUBREY WYSONG, who narried MARGUERITE HELEN MARTIN.

55. iii. HELEN WYSONG.

iv. CAROLL MATHEWS WYSONG.

v. MARY WYSONG.

27. WILLIAM GREGORY COOK MATHEWS was born about 1871. He married ROSA BOWIE.

Children of WILLIAM MATHEWS and ROSA BOWIE are:

i. BENJAMIN ATWELL MATHEWS.

ii. CECIL ROBERT MATHEWS.

28. WILLIAM BUTLER, who married ELIZA SKINNER REED.

Children of WILLIAM BUTLER and ELIZA REED are:

i. MARY M. BUTLER.

ii. MARGARET BUTLER, who married JUDSON REA.

29. HARRIET BUTLER married DAVID MORRIS.

Children of HARRIET BUTLER and DAVID MORRIS are:

56. i. SARAH MATHEWS MORRIS. She was known as Sallie.

ii. RICHARD MORRIS. His death after a fever in childhood was noted in Claudia Mildred Vaughan's girlhood diary

Generation No. 5

30. EMILY DALLAM NIMMO was born about 1869. She married ALEXANDER BRUCE BUTT, son of HOLT BUTT and EMILY RIDDICK. He was born about 1866, and died January 12, 1950. Emily Nimmo Butt claimed her DAR membership (Number 13814) through Gen. Mathews.

Children of EMILY NIMMO and ALEXANDER BUTT are:

i. ALEXANDER BUTT, born about 1891.

ii. KATHERINE BUTT, born about 1895.

iii. EMILY SUE BUTT, born about 1898.

iv. HOLT WILSON BUTT, born about 1900.

31. CORNELIA HAMILTON VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy

was born November 23, 1851 in Norfolk, Va.. She married DR. ROBERT SHIELDS PERKINS October 25, 1876 in Christ Church, Norfolk Va.

32. GEORGE HERBERT MURPHY see Vaughan Genealogy

33. FRANK ELLEGOOD VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy

34. BERTHA HAMILTON VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy

35. CLAUDIA MILDRED VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy

36. PERCY SCOTT VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy

37. HAROLD COWPER VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy

38. WILLIAM KENT VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy

39. ARCHIE MUSGRAVE VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy

40. EMILY MATHEWS VAUGHAN "Emmie Triepel" see Vaughan Genealogy . Her son William Bogart Vaughan Cash held Gen. Mathews' seat in the Society of the Cincinnati.

41. REBECCA LEWIS VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy

42. ANNIE ELIZA VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy

43. CAMILLA COOK VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy

44. ALICE MARSDEN SWANN was born February 23, 1848. She married CHARLES HAIGH October 22, 1868; the Rev. Joseph Huske officiated.

Children of ALICE SWANN and CHARLES HAIGH are:

i. CLAUDE HAMILTON HAIGH, born January 24, 1871.

ii. MARSDEN HAIGH, born October 26, 1872.

45. PENELOPE SWANN ANDERSON was born in about 1881 and died in 1966. She married WILLIAM HENRY HOLMES. He was born 1879 in Philadelphia and died in 1955.

Child of PENELOPE ANDERSON and WILLIAM HOLMES is:

70. i. JEANNE WILEY HOLMES, was born in 1921, in the District of Columbia; she died in 1970.

46. JOHN CHRISTOPHER BLUCHER EHRINGHAUS, who was known as 'Blucher,' was born in 1882 and died in 1949. He married MATILDA BRADFORD HOUGHTON. She was born October 23, 1890 and died June 16, 1980. Ehringhaus was governor of North Carolina from 1933 to 1937.

Children of BLUCHER EHRINGHAUS and MATILDA HOUGHTON are:

i. JOHN CHRISTOPHER BLUCHER EHRINGHAUS.

ii. HOUGHTON EHRINGHAUS.

iii. MATILDA EHRINGHAUS.

47. CATHERINE EHRINGHAUS married WILLIAM POWELL DUFF.

Children of CATHERINE EHRINGHAUS and WILLIAM DUFF are:

i. WILLIAM ERSKINE DUFF.

ii. MARY KATHERINE DUFF.

iii. JAMES MACNEALY DUFF.

iv. WILLIAM POWELL DUFF.

48. MARY EHRINGHAUS married JOSEPH P. GREENLEAF.

Child of MARY EHRINGHAUS and JOSEPH GREENLEAF is:

i. CAROLINE ERSKINE GREENLEAF.

49. MARGUERITE LOUISE PENTZ was born July 1889. She married WALTER W. KINGSTON on July 30, 1907, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Known children of MARGUERITE PENTZ and WALTER KINGSTON are:

i. MILDRED DOROTHY KINGSTON, born July 5, 1908.

ii. ELVA FOXWELL KINGSTON, April 10, 1918

50. THOMAS MURPHY PENTZ married JUNE FRAZEE. She was born in Pennsylvania.

Known children of THOMAS PENTZ and JUNE FRAZEE are:

i. JUNE FRAZEE PENTZ, born June 12, 1920. She married Paul Collard. The couple had three sons; the line continues.

ii. THOMAS MATHEWS PENTZ born July 25, 1921, and died February 15, 1989 in Alameda County, California. He married Floreice Carlisle Mainwaring on May 12, 1945. She was born September 23, 1920, and died July 13, 1995. The couple had two daughters and a son; the line continues.

51. WALTER PITT PENTZ was born December 25, 1886. He married CORA MAE GOODRICH. She was born March 29, 1894 and died January 1, 1964. The couple is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Baltimore.

Children of WALTER PENTZ and CORA GOODRICH are:

i. SHIRLEY GOODRICH PENTZ.

ii. MARJORIE PENTZ.

iii. KATHERINE MILDRED PENTZ.

iv. DONALD WALTER PENTZ. He was born August 11, 1925 and died July 17, 2009. He married Betty ---

52. WILLIAM AUGUSTUS SELBY HARNEY married CLARA COTTON CAPEHEART.

Children of WILLIAM HARNEY and CLARA CAPEHEART are:

i. WILLIAM SELBY HARNEY.

ii. WILLIAM CAPEHEART HARNEY.

53. JOHN MATHEWS HARNEY married GRACE LEE.

Child of JOHN HARNEY and GRACE LEE is:

i. GRACE HARNEY.

54. KENNETH WYSONG married GEORGEANNA SYLVESTER.

Children of KENNETH WYSONG and GEORGEANNA SYLVESTER are:

i. MARY WYSONG.

ii. ROSE WYSONG.

iii. HELEN WYSONG.

55. HELEN WYSONG married WILLIAM HILL.

Child of HELEN WYSONG and WILLIAM HILL is:

i. WILLIAM WYSONG HILL.

56. SARAH MATHEWS MORRIS married CHARLES SCHUSTER.

Children of SARAH MORRIS and CHARLES SCHUSTER are:

i. ELSIE MORRIS SCHUSTER.

ii. ROY NIMMO SCHUSTER.

iii. CHARLES DAVID SCHUSTER.

iv. KATHERINE SCHUSTER.

v. HELEN SCHUSTER.

vi. HERMINE SCHUSTER.

vii. HARRIET SCHUSTER.

Generation No. 6

57. ADELE PACKARD VAUGHAN see Vaughan Genealogy

58. ROBERT BROOKE ALBERTSON see Vaughan Genealogy

59. BERTHA VAUGHAN EMMERSON See Emmerson Genealogy

60. SUSAN BARRON EMMERSON See Emmerson Genealogy

61. FRANK VAUGHAN EMMERSON See Emmerson Genealogy

62. COL. ARTHUR EMMERSON See Emmerson Genealogy

63. CLAUDIA MILDRED EMMERSON See Emmerson Genealogy

64. FRANK ELLEGOOD VAUGHAN See Vaughan Genealogy

65. PERCY SCOTT VAUGHAN See Vaughan Genealogy

66. CLAUDIA MILDRED VAUGHAN See Vaughan Genealogy

67. HAROLD HAMILTON VAUGHAN See Vaughan Genealogy

68. ANN SCOTT VAUGHAN See Vaughan Genealogy

69. KATHERINE MATHEWS VAUGHAN See Vaughan Genealogy

70. JEANNE WILEY HOLMES married LAWRENCE ST. CLAIR OVERTON. He was born 1921 in District of Columbia, and died 1951 in the Korean War; buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Many members of the seventh, eighth and ninth generations are living, so we will conclude the published version of the descendants of General Thomas Mathews here.

 

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Sources

1. The Emmersons and Portsmouth 1737-1965, John C. Emmerson Jr., privately printed

2. Line of Descent from Col. Thomas Mathews and Line of Descent from Rev. Jonathan Saunders of Virginia, compiled by Emily Mathews Vaughan Triepel.

3. Abstract of Graves of the Revolutionary Patriots Vol. 3.

4. Bible of Claudia Cattelle Mulrine Hamilton Gregory Wiley, via a descendant of Mary Matthews

5. Original research by Katherine Michalowitz, via e-mail

6. J.C. Emmerson correspondence.

7. Harold Cowper Vaughan correspondence

8. Vaughan Bible transcriptions by Harold Vaughan and Emily Triepel