1742 - 1816

  • BIRTH: 1742, Goshen, Orange, NY
  • DEATH: 1816, Elmira, Chemung, NY
Father: Vincent MATTHEWS
Mother: Catalina ABEEL

Family 1 : Hannah STRONG
  • MARRIAGE: 18 Feb 1762, NY
  1.  Vincent MATTHEWS
  2.  Selah MATTHEWS
  3. +Bridget MATTHEWS
  4.  Peter MATTHEWS
  5.  James MATTHEWS
  6.  Fletcher MATTHEWS
  7.  Nathaniel Strong MATTHEWS
  8.  Catherine MATTHEWS
  9.  Sarah MATTHEWS
  10.  Julia (Juliana) MATTHEWS
  11.  Hannah MATTHEWS
  12.  Elizabeth MATTHEWS

                     _Peter MATTHEWS _____|
                    |                     |___________________________
 _Vincent MATTHEWS _|
|                   |                      ___________________________
|                   |_Bridget ____________|
|                                         |___________________________
|--James MATTHEWS 
|                                          _Christoffel Janse ABEEL __+
|                    _Johannes ABEEL _____|
|                   |                     |_Neiltje Jans CROOM _______
|_Catalina ABEEL ___|
                    |                      _Davitt Pieterse SCHUYLER _+
                    |_Catharina SCHUYLER _|
                                          |_Catlynje VER PLANCK ______+

[419] "Genealogy of the Matthews Family"
Previously unpublished, undated family memoir
William Fletcher Lowe

Needham Lineage and Genealogical Notes
Previously unpublished; 1962
Hawley Vincent Needham, Kathryne Lowe Needham Shepherd

From William F. Lowe's work on the Matthews line. James had a brother David,
who resided in New York City. Kittie identifies "General James Matthews of
Matthewsville, NY (who) gave his fortune to supply State troops in the Revolutionary War"

"Lowe Genealogy"
Jesse Smith Lowe, Highland Park, IL (1933)
Blanche Beal Lowe, Newark, OH (1966)

Province of New York - Marriage Licenses
"1762 18 Feb; James Mathews; Hannah Strong"
(also at "New York Marriages, 1600-1784", http://www.ancestry.com/)

"Westchester County Miscellania"
Theresa Hall Bristol
NYGBR v56 p282 (Jul 1925)
"P. 80: James Mathews of Orange Co., farmer; an undivided equal third of all lands of
which the late Vincent Mathews, Esq., of Orange Co., died seized, and by his will devised
to the sd. James Mathews his son. Aug. 30, 1786."

"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
(Concerning the "Hickey Plot" to assassinate George Washington)
"Suspicion fell upon the mayor, David Matthews, and he was accordingly
seized at his residence in Flatbush, Long Island, by order of Washington...
James Matthews, the brother of the mayor, residing at Cornwall, Orange
County, was also seized in the same manner, but he was willing to take
the oath prescribed, and gave bonds to Haring, president of Congress pro
tem, to the amount of five hundred pounds sterling, to keep the peace,
and was consequently released."

Strong Family Association of America
"Hannah Strong, b. Oct 17, 1742, m. Feb. 18, 1762, Gen. James Mathews, b. 1742, d. 1816,
s/o Vincent Mathews and ____Abel of Mathewfield, NY. During the Revolution he was a
sub-contractor for the supply of troops at West Point and upon the failure of the principle
contractor he lost all of his property."

"Woodhull Genealogy: The Woodhull Family in England and America",
Mary Gould Woodhull and Frances Bowes Stevens,
Henry T. Coates & Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1904
"Hannah Strong, born October 17, 1742; married James Mathews."

"The Family of Richard Smith of Smithtown, Long Island"
Frederick Kinsman Smith
Smithtown Historical Society, Smithtown, NY, 1967
"Hannah, b. 17 Oct 1742, m. 18 Feb 1762, James Mathews (General), born 1742, died 1816, son of
Vincent and ----- (Abeel) Mathews. They removed, about 1791, from Mathewsfield to Newtown, now
Elmira, N.Y. Children (Mathews - 6 sons, 6 daughters):
(i) Selah, married his cousin, Mary, daughter of Major Nathaniel and Amy (Brewster) Strong,
(ii) Catharine, married Matthew Carpenter (General),
(iii) Vincent, b. 29 Jne 1766, Orange County, d. 23 Aug 1846, married his cousin, Juliana
Strong, born 1774, died 1849, daughter of Major Nathaniel and Amy (Brewster) Strong,
(iv) Peter removed to Michigan,
(v) Hannah, married Lebbeus Tubbs.
(vi) Fletcher, married 1806, Elizabeth, daughter of James Sayre, of Horseheads, N.Y. Residence,
Romulus, N.Y.
(vii) Elizabeth, b. 1 Oct 1773, married, 11 Jne 1798, John Garrison Christopher, b. 18 Sep
1770, d. 21 Jan 1840, on Staten Island, son of Joseph and Hester (Garrison) Christopher,
(viii) Juliana Strong, b. 14 Feb 1775, m. 24 Mch 1795, Lazarus Hammond, b. 3 Nov 1777, at New
Canaan, Conn., son of John Hammond. They lived at Dansville and later were among the
principal founders of Hammondsport, N.Y.
(ix) James, married ---- Hammond. Residence, - near Elmira, N.Y.
(x) Sarah, b. 18 May 1779, d. 8 Nov 1830, at Angelica, N.Y., m. 20 Jan 1799, Samuel S. Haight,
b. 17 Sep 1778, died 1864, son of Stephen and Margaret (Cooke) Haight.
(xi) Nathaniel Strong, died at the age of 19 years.
(xii) Bridget, married William Lowe, a lawyer."

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