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Erastus Allen Matthews
Family Bible - 1864

Erastus Allen Matthews' Bible was given to his daughter Lorena Ophelia Matthews Jordan and then to Mary Estelle Jordan Queen. It is now in the possession of his descendant James Sexton who has been generous in providing the copies.
This Bible is apx 11 x 15 in size.

FrontPage
Publication Date: 1856


InsidePage
Inscribed:
E.A. Matthews
Texana, Texas
AD 1864



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Most entries on this page were done by E.A. Matthews.

Deaths




On the death of his youngest daughter (1865) E.A. wrote:

"That merry shout as none I hear
No laughing child I see
No little arms caress my neck
No feet upon my knee
No kisses drop upon my cheek
Those lips are sealed to me
Dear Lord! how could I give my darling up
To any but to Thee."

About his wife (1866), he wrote:
"Why should we weep for thee,
Since thou art gone,
Unsullied back to Heaven,
No stain upon thy Spirit's purity,
No sins to be forgiven."


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Births - page 1
  • James Stark Williams, born Braceville, Illinois.- Feb 9, 1874.
  • Lorena Williams, born Dec 12, 1908.
  • Margaret Williams, born Feb 14, 1913.
  • James Bruce Williams, born Aug 14, 1918.
  • Kenneth Bertrand White, born Aug 24, 1897.
  • Katie Izetta Garnett, born on the Tres Palacios (creek), Jan 13, 1892
  • Ruth Lorena Jordan, born May 6, 1908.
  • Rosie Darrell Jordan, born Feb 20, 1910
  • Theresa Luella Jordan, born Mar 4, 1913
  • Edward B. Robertson, born Oct 29, 1910, Wharton, Tx
  • Robert E. Robertson, born Sep 5, 1912
Births - page 2
  • Joseph Jordan, born Aug 27, 1818
  • Violet D. Jordan, born Jan 10, 1840.
  • Pinkney H. Jordan, born Jan 18, 1859
  • John H. Jordan, born Aug 20, 1863
  • Ralph Jordan, born Jan 28, 1866
  • William Killebrew Keller, born on the Tres Palacios (creek), Dec 29, 1876.
  • Lila May Kellerman, born Mar 11, 1898
  • Joseph R. Jordan, born Dec 29, 1919, Died Dec 30, 1919.
  • Ellis Lorina Jordan, born Oct 29, 1929, Died Nov 4, 1929
Births - page 3
  • Joseph Lawson Jordan, born Jan 22, 1861
  • Lorena Ophelia Matthews, born Nov 3, 1861
  • Darrel Pelton Jordan, born Jan 17, 1883.
  • Alice Winnifred Jordan, born Jul 8, 1884
  • Violet Ophelia Jordan, born Sep 25, 1889
  • Joseph Lennox Jordan, born May 28, 1892
  • Elmer Leroy Jordan, born Jan 10, 1900
  • Mary Estelle Jordan, born Sep 5, 1904
Births - page 4
  • John Garrett, born Jan 9, 1813
  • Theresa E. Guidry, born Feb 4, 1818
  • Sextus Garrett, born Dec 21, 1836
  • Leander Garrett, born May 7, 1841
  • Ophelia E. Garrett, born Sep 27, 1842
  • Cornelia M. Garrett, born Mar 5, 1844
  • Odilia T. Garrett, born Aug 15, 1846
  • Erastus A. Matthews, born April 18, 1837
  • John G. Matthews, born Jul 29, 1858
  • Willie E. A. Matthews, born Jan 30, 1860
  • Lorena Luander Matthews, born Nov 3, 1861 - was renamed Lorena Ophelia after the death of her mother.
  • Lelia G. Matthews, born May 21, 1865
Deaths
  • Died in Shelbyville, Tenn Jan 12, 1863, Dade L. Matthews, Age 23 years, 7 months and 16 days.
  • Departed this life May 15, 1865, Mrs Theresa E. Garrett, 56 years, 3 mos and 11 days.
  • Died on Carancahua, Texas Jan 30, 1878, John Garrett, aged 65 years.
  • Violet D. Jordan died on West Carancahua, Feb 1872
  • Joseph L. Jordan, died Feb 20, 1957
  • Lorena O Jordan, died April 30, 1957
  • Cornelia Mary Bolling died in Palacios Texas Oct 21, 1926 age 82 years, 7 months, 16 days.
  • Departed this life Aug 1st, AD 1866 Lelia G. Matthews, Age 14 months and 11 days. Sweet little daughter of E.A. & O. E. Matthews.
"That merry shout as none I hear
No laughing child I see
No little arms caress my neck
No feet upon my knee
No kisses drop upon my cheek
Those lips are sealed to me
Dear Lord! how could I give my darling up
To any but to Thee."
  • Departed this life July 1, 1867 Mrs Ophelia E. Matthews, age 24 years, 8 mons, 26 days.
"Why should we weep for thee,
Since thou art gone,
Unsullied back to Heaven,
No stain upon thy Spirit's purity,
No sins to be forgiven."
  • Died in Pleasanton Mar 19, 1866 Willie Allen Matthews, aged 26 years, 1 month, 18 days.
  • Died in Lytle, Texas Erastus Allen Matthews, Dec 25, 1910 Aged 73 years,8 months and 1 days.
Marriages - page 1
  • John Garrett and Theresa E. Garrett were married Dec 5, 1839.
  • Erastus A. Matthews and Ophelia E. Garrett were married Oct 8, 1856
  • Sextus Garrett and Catherine McDowel were married May 1st, 1866.
  • R.R. Bolling and Cornelia M. Garrett were married Nov 15, 1866.
  • Theresa Emily Jordan and Edward J Robertson were married June 24, 1909
  • Bowen Robertson was born Oct 29, 1910 in Wharton, Texas
  • Robert Elvirs Robertson was born Jan 10, 1912
  • Olive Onida Robertson was born Jan 10, 191?
  • Franklin Estelle Robertson was born Feb 6, 1918
  • Elsie Virginia Robertson was born Dec 18, 1924 in Texas City, Texas
Marriages - page 2
  • Joseph Lawson Jordan and Lorena Ophelia Matthews were married Mar 3, 1882
  • Alice Winfried Jordan and William K. Keller were married Nov 27, 1902.
  • Darrell Pelton Jordan and Katie Fretta Garnet were married near Midfields, Matagorda Co., Tx Aug 8, 1907
  • Theresa Emily Jordan and Edward J. Robertson were married June 24, 1909
  • Cecil G. Jordan and Dessie Fitzerald were married june 29, 1909
  • Floyd Lawson Jordan was born April 2, 1910
  • Elma Jordan was born Sep 9, 1911
  • Cecil Jordan and Lelia Hellerman were married 1919
  • Mary Estelle Jordan and Arthur Clinton Queen were married Oct 24, 1922
  • Kenneth Bertrand White and Thersa Emily Jordan Robertson were married Aug 12, 1931 - Richmond Tx
  • Kenneth B. White died Sep 12, 1965 Houston, Tx