29 Jun 1766 - 23 Aug 1846

  • OCCUPATION: Politician
  • BIRTH: 29 Jun 1766, Matthewsfield, Orange, NY
  • DEATH: 23 Aug 1846, Rochester, Monroe, NY
Father: James MATTHEWS
Mother: Hannah STRONG

Family 1 : Juliana STRONG
  • MARRIAGE: 1 Aug 1791

                                       _Peter MATTHEWS _____
                   _Vincent MATTHEWS _|
                  |                   |_Bridget ____________
 _James MATTHEWS _|
|                 |                    _Johannes ABEEL _____+
|                 |_Catalina ABEEL ___|
|                                     |_Catharina SCHUYLER _+
|--Vincent MATTHEWS 
|                                      _Selah STRONG _______+
|                  _Selah STRONG Jr___|
|                 |                   |_Abigail TERRY ______+
|_Hannah STRONG __|
                  |                    _Nathaniel WOODHULL _+
                  |_Hannah WOODHULL __|
                                      |_Sarah SMITH ________+

[422] "Genealogy of the Matthews Family"
Previously unpublished, undated family memoir
William Fletcher Lowe
"practised law in Elmira and subsequently in Rochester"

"Woodhull Genealogy: The Woodhull Family in England and America",
Mary Gould Woodhull and Frances Bowes Stevens,
Henry T. Coates & Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1904
"Nathaniel Strong, (Major), born November 18, 1737; married Amy Brewster. They had six children:
Rachel Strong, married Charles Howell; Selah Strong (3rd,), married Ruth, daughter of Captain
Ebenezer Woodhull; Mary Strong, married her cousin, Selah Matthews; Hannah Strong, married Captain
Joshua Brown; Nathaniel Strong, married Esther Howell, of Blooming Grove, New York; Juliana Strong,
married in the year 1774, Captain Vincent Mathews."

"The Family of Richard Smith of Smithtown, Long Island"
Frederick Kinsman Smith
Smithtown Historical Society, Smithtown, NY, 1967
"Nathaniel (Major), b. 18 Nov 1737, d. 6 Nov 1778, married Amy Brewster, born about 1741,
daughter of John and Charity (Goldsmith) Brewster. Children (Strong - 2 sons, 4 daughters):
(vi)Juliana, born 1774, died 1849, m. 11 Aug 1791, her cousin Vincent Mathews, b. 29 Jne 1766,
at Mathewsfield, Orange County, d. 23 Aug 1846, son of James and Hannah (Strong) Mathews."

"History of Seven Counties, Presented by the Elmira Weekly Gazette"
Gazette Company, Elmira, NY, 1885
Original taxpayers of "New Town" in 1794 (made "Elmira in 1808)
includes Cornelius Lowe, Jr., Selah Mathews, and Vincent Mathews.

Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography,
edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske.
Six volumes, New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1887-1889
"MATHEWS Vincent, congressman, born in Orange, New York, 29 June, 1766;
died in Rochester, New York, 23 August, 1846. He was educated under Noah
Webster, studied law in New York city, was admitted to the bar in 1790,
and settled in practice at Elmira, New York. He was a member of the
state house of representatives in 1793, and of the senate in 1796, was
commissioner to settle the bounty land-claims in 1798, and in 1808 was
elected to congress as a Federalist, serving from 1809 till 1811. He was
state district attorney in 1812-'15, removed to Bath and subsequently to
Rochester, represented Monroe county in the legislature in 1826, and as
chairman of the committee on finance in theft body prepared the report
in which he opposed schemes of internal improvement. Mr. Mathews served
as district attorney of Monroe county in 1831-'3, and at the time of his
death was senior member of the bar of western New York, and one of its
ablest practitioners."

"History of the City of New York: Its Origin, Rise, and Progress"
Mrs Martha Joanna Lamb, Mrs Burton Harrison
A.S. Barnes and Co., New York, 1896
"James Matthews married Hannah Strong, and they were the parents of
General Vincent Matthews, who died at Rochester in 1846, at the head of
the bar in Western New York."

Needham Surnames Persons Simmons Links

Nav Bar