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MATTHEWS CEMETERY (Historic) SOUTHPORT, MAURY COUNTY, TENNESSEE


James Matthews, A soldier of the American Revolutionary War.

Mary Doak Matthews

MATTHEWS, James, 12 Aug 1739 - 15 Mar 1825. 85-07-03. (Revolutionary War Soldier, one of the founders of Hopewell A. R. P. Church.) 
"Sacred - to the memory of - James Matthe - ws who was born August the 12th - 1739 and departed this - life March the 15th - 1825 Aged 85 years - 7 months & 3 days."
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MATTHEWS, Mary, 30 Jun 1749 - 7 Mar 1833. Aged near 84 years. (Nee Mary Doak, born in Lunenburg Co., Virginia; married 6 Feb 1766 to James Matthews. 
"Sacred - TO the Memory of - Mary Matthews, - SEN?? who departed - this life March the 7th - 1833 aged near 84 - years."

James Matthews (12 Aug 1739-15 Mar 1825) was the son of James Matthew Sr. and Mary (McGill) Matthews. James participated in the Battle of Alamance as a "Regulator." After the outbreak of the Revolutionary War he enlisted as a private in the North Carolina Line as a resident of Guilford Co. He served as a private in Blount's Company, North Carolina troops. He enlisted on 14 Jun 1781 for 12 months in Capt. Thomas Donoho's Company, 4th Regiment North Carolina Continental Line. He moved to Maury Co., Tennessee around 1810 from Mecklenburg Co., N.C. with the family of Samuel Scott, settling in the Campbellsville Pike area. James married Mary Doak in Feb 1766 in Rowan Co. N.C. Later Rowan Co. became Guilford Co., N.C..

Mary Doak Matthews was born in Lunenburg Co., Virginia on 30 Jun 1749 and died 7 Mar 1833. She married James Matthews in Feb of 1766. They had six sons and six daughters.

Information and photo by Wayne Austin 4/25/2005. Visited there December 13, 2004. Updated in Blue text 2 Apr 2009 from research by Mary Bob McClain Richardson.