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Mathias Firestone1

Male
b. 16 October 1777, d. 2 May 1850


Father Johan Nicholas Feuerstein1 b. 17 April 1735, d. 1807
Mother Eva Catharina Schwab1 b. circa 1739, d. 1 September 1828
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Family 1 Mary "Polly" Hill b. 15 September 1773, d. 7 May 1836
Marriage* 3 November 1798  Botetourt Co., VA, Matthias Firestone & Mary Hill, 3 Nov 1798. James and Sarah Hill, parents. Security and witnesses, Wm. Hill and Joseph Hill., Principal=Mary "Polly" Hill1,3 
Children  1. William Mathias Firestone b. 16 Aug 1799, d. 2 Dec 1880
  2. Samuel B. Firestone b. 16 Nov 1801, d. 5 Oct 1868
  3. Sarah Ellen Firestone b. 19 Aug 1804, d. 2 Nov 1840
  4. David Jefferson Firestone b. 12 Apr 1807
  5. Alfred A. Firestone b. 31 Jul 1809, d. 4 Jan 1887
  6. Elizabeth Firestone b. 12 Oct 1812, d. a 1860
  7. John Firestone b. 27 Jan 1815, d. 26 Aug 1887

Family 2 Mary Polly Finney d. 26 May 1850
Marriage*   Principal=Mary Polly Finney1 
Children  1. Mary Ann Firestone b. c 1840
  2. Mathias Firestone Jr. b. 1844, d. 1862
  3. Nancy Firestone b. a 1844, d. b 1850

Note*   Mathias moved with his family to Peter's Twp, Cumberland Co., in 1779. Afterward they moved to Frederick Co., MD around 1781. In 1796 they moved to Rockbridge Co., VA. and 10 years later to Botetourt Co., VA. By 1827 Mathias had moved his own family to Hiwassee, McMinn Co., TN. His mother Evey, daughter Elizabeth and her husband Henry John would move there some time afterward. 
Note   Some court records mentioning Mathias or his estate:

WB E 104-106, 16 May 1850; 143, 6 Jan 1851; 223, 29 Mar 1852, Acct. of sales and Sett. by Execs.

WB E 224, 29 Mar 1852. Sett. by James C. Firestone, Gdn.; has placed the two children in care of Saml. Firestone for last two years.

WB E 309, 9 Feb 1853; 347, 17 Dec 1853; WB F 31, 28 Nov 1856; 242, 28 Nov 1858. Sett. by Execs., by Gdn., and by Samuel Firestone, present Gdn.

WB F 255, 4 Jan. 1859 and 321, 10 Apr 1860. Sett. by D.A. Cobbs, Special Comm. app. Apr 1853 to receive purchase money and collect the notes exec. by Saml. Firestone for the purchase of lands belonging to estate.

WB F 322, 3 May 1860. Sett. by same Gdn. CC 183, filed 2 Oct 1868. Matthias Firestone died leaving second wife Polly who died 26 May 1850 and their children Mary Ann and Matthias, Jr. and following children by former wife; Samuel, John of Ark., William of Ala.,
Alfred of Ga., Elizabeth wife of James Douglass of MO., and Sarah dec'd wife of Joseph Cobb. Daug. Mary Ann, wife of John Cross of Washington Co., Ark., married first to Archibald Miles Benton , bro. of John Benton. Son Matthais, Jr. was killed about 1862 at age 18. Son Samuel has died recently leaving children; J.C. of ALa., Persha or Portia wife of Thomas Martin, Mary wife of Jesse Givens of Ga., Telitha wife of John Bradon of Ga., Sarah wife of Jesse Purdy of Texas, Permilia wife of James Peal of Ga., and S. Polk residence
unknown. The children of dau. Sarah Cobb, dec'd, are Martha wife of Joseph Ware dec'd., David dec'd without issue, Mary wife of John G. Mayfield of Polk Co., and Sarah Cobb. 
Marriage*   Principal=Mary Polly Finney1 
Birth* 16 October 1777  Dublin Twp., Bedford Co., PA1 
Census 1790  1790 Federal Census, Maryland, Frederick County, No Township, Series: M637, Roll: 3, Page: 256
Firestone, Mathias 1-4-5-0-02 
Marriage* 3 November 1798  Botetourt Co., VA, Matthias Firestone & Mary Hill, 3 Nov 1798. James and Sarah Hill, parents. Security and witnesses, Wm. Hill and Joseph Hill., Principal=Mary "Polly" Hill1,3 
Census* 1810  1810 Federal Census, Virginia, Rockbridge County, No Township, Series: M252, Roll: 70, Page: 767
Firestone, Mathias (Line 26) 20010-20110-004 
Census 1820  The 1820 census for McMinn Co., TN did not survive but Mathias was living there during that period. 
Census 1830  1830 Federal Census, Tennessee, McMinn County, No Township, Series: M19, Roll: 178, Page: 196
Firestone, Mathias (Line 6) 0001200100000-0000000100000-010000-000000-000000-000000-6-00000-00005 
Will* 21 April 1850  (Abstract)
WB E 89, Will exec. 21 Apr. 1850; to wife Polly; two children Mary Ann and Mathias Jr. to be sent to school; to sons William, Samuel, John and David; to rest of heirs, Alfred Firestone, James , Douglass and wife Elizabeth, and the heirs of Joseph and Sarah Cobb ( who are Martha, David, Mary , and Sarah); the Execs. to build house at Winton Spring for widow and my two children. Execs; son Samuel and E.P. Bloom. Wit: Uriel Johnston, Saml. Patterson.

Chancery Court Case # 81, 21 April 1850;
to wife Polly, personal property sufficient to keep house, and balance to be sold; my homestead farm to be rented out and my Negro boy
Mose to be hired for ten years and proceeds to support widow and raise and school my two children; Mary Ann and Mathias; after ten years Mose to belong to the two children and farm to be sold and proceeds to be divided as follows, $ 300 each to sons William and Alfred, Elizabeth wife of James Douglass, and Martha, David, Mary, and Sarah Cobb heirs of Joseph and Sarah Cobb, and balance of estate to be divided equally between son Samuel, Mary Ann, and Mathias; if widow married any man at any time she is to have $ 100
and no more; execs. to build a comfortable house at the Winton Spring for widow and my two children for ten years; to son John $ 300; son David has had equal share and is to get no more; execs., son Samuel and E.P. Bloom; witnessess, Uriel Johnson, Samuel Patterson. Cobb purchased John Firestone's interest in his father's estate. By some decree of County Court land was sold in 1853 to Samuel Firestone and David A. Cobb was appointed receiver. John Firestone started off to one of the Western States, was followed by
James C. Firestone, son of Samuel, who prevailed upon him to transfer his interest to him, James. Joseph Cobb knew nothing of this until James came from Ala. and presented his claim to David A. Cobb who executed his note for same, which James sold to John Benton. No answer or decree in file.6 
Death* 2 May 1850  Hiwasee Purchase, McMinn Co., TN1 

Citations
  1. [S85] Firestone Genealogy - 1957, George Ely Russell.
  2. [S282] 1790 U. S. Federal Census , 1790 Federal Census.
  3. [S478] Botetourt Co., VA Marriages, 1770-1853, Jr John Vogt & T. William Kethley.
  4. [S284] 1810 U.S. Federal Census , 1810 Federal Census.
  5. [S121] 1830 U.S. Federal Census , 1830 Federal Census.
  6. [S479] Wills of McMinn Co, VA 1820-1870, Reba Bayless Boyer.


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