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Bio:  Mary Ann Cameron Wylly
Bio: Mary Ann Cameron Wylly
Mary Ann Cameron Wylly was born 1808 in Nassau, Bahamas, the daughter of William Wylly and Matilda (or Martha) Mathews . . . married to Benjamin Bayly, on the West Indies Island of St Vincent, in the town of Kingston, 2nd November 1826 . . . traveled with the 21st Regiment to Tasmania in 1832-33, and there remained. 
 
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Bio:  Sarah Mathews
Bio: Sarah Mathews
Sarah Mathews was probably born during the early 1760's at the home of her parents, Fletcher Mathews and Sarah Woodhull of Mount Pleasant, in Ulster (Orange) county New York . . . She married Thomas Beekman, a younger son of John Beekman and Elizabeth Ellsworth.
 
 
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Bio: Benjamin Franklin Brooks
Bio: Benjamin Franklin Brooks
Benjamin Franklin Brooks was probably born about 1803 in Orange county New York. In this database he is represented as the son of Mary Mathews and Jonathan Brooks, but that relationship is not firmly established. He appears to be the only child, surnamed Brooks, who appears in both the 1811 Will of Jonathan Brooks and the 1816-1821 Will of Mary Mathews.  
 
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Bio: Bridget Mathews
Bio: Bridget Mathews
Bridget Mathews was born on the 22nd of March 1763 probably at the home of her parents, Fletcher Mathews and Sarah Woodhull of Mount Pleasant in Ulster (Orange) county New York . . . Bridget Mathews was married to Thomas Waters about the year 1787.  
 
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Bio: Catherine Mathews
Bio: Catherine Mathews
Catherine Mathews’ story has been a challenge to piece together. Many questions remain. Catherine Mathews was probably born 1766-1770 at the home of her parents, Fletcher Mathews and Sarah Woodhull of Mount Pleasant, in Ulster (Orange) county New York . . Mathews’ family records indicate that Catherine Mathews was married to an Orange county neighbor, Jonathan Brooks.  
 
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Bio: Elizabeth Mathews
Bio: Elizabeth Mathews
Elizabeth Mathews was born to her father Vincent Mathews when he was in his fifties. She is the only identified child of Vincent Mathews' marriage to Elizabeth Wileman . . . Family records indicate that Elizabeth Mathews was married to Theophilus Beekman of New York City.
 
 
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Bio: Elizabeth Mathews
Bio: Elizabeth Mathews
Elizabeth Mathews was probably the first-born child of Fletcher Mathews and Sarah Woodhull. It seems likely that she was born about 1759 at the family home, Mount Pleasant, in Ulster (Orange) county New York . . . Elizabeth Mathews married Henry Abraham Williams on the 29th of July 1783.  
 
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Bio: Fletcher Mathews Brooks
Bio: Fletcher Mathews Brooks
Fletcher Mathews Brooks was born about 1795 in Orange county New York, the son of Jonathan Brooks and Catherine Mathews. It is likely, though not certain, that his mother died when he was young . . . . When he was around the age of fifty, he married Phebe Bodine, who was more than thirty years his junior. 
 
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Bio: Juliana Mathews
Bio: Juliana Mathews
Juliana Mathews was born on the 6th of November 1765, probably at the home of her parents, Fletcher Mathews and Sarah Woodhull of Mount Pleasant, in Ulster (Orange) county New York . . . married John Evertson and Methuselah Baldwin. 
 
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Bio: Mary Mathews
Bio: Mary Mathews
The story of Mary Mathews and the seven "children" named in her Will remains as a mystery to Mathews family researchers . . . Mary Mathews was the youngest of six daughters born to Fletcher Mathews and Sarah Woodhull of Orange county New York. She was probably born in the 1766-1770 time period.  
 
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Bio: Methuselah Baldwin
Bio: Methuselah Baldwin
Rev Methuselah Baldwin, from The Scotchtown memorial, or, The Centennial of the Presbyterian Church of Scotchtown, 1796-1896. The first pastor of the Church, was born in Newark New Jersey, December 15th, 1763. He was the second son of Jeremiah and Mehetabel Baldwin . . .  
 
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Bio: Theophilus Ellsworth Beekman
Bio: Theophilus Ellsworth Beekman
Theophilus Ellsworth Beekman was born about 1790, son of Theophilus Beekman and Elizabeth Mathews. As a child he lived primarily in New York City . . . Theophilus Ellsworth Beekman married Marietta Hathaway, daughter of John Hathaway. 
 
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Bio: Thomas Thorne
Bio: Thomas Thorne
From the Biography of Jared Francis Mathews, as published in Portrait and biographical record of Rockland and Orange Counties, New York; Chapman Publishing, 1895. 
 
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Bio: Thomas Waters
Bio: Thomas Waters
Thomas Waters - Some researchers identify him as the son of Daniel Waters and Sarah Cornell of Hempstead New York, on Long Island, but this remains in question . . . Thomas Waters was a horseman, an interest he shared with his father-in-law Fletcher Mathews, and brother-in-law Jonathan Brooks . .  
 
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Bio: Vincent Conkling and Sarah Mathews
Bio: Vincent Conkling and Sarah Mathews
from Our County and Its People: A History of the Valley and County of Chemung . . . Ausburn Towner, 1892.
 
 
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Bio: Vincent Mathews
Bio: Vincent Mathews
Much has been written about General Vincent Mathews, "Father of the bar of Western New York". He was born in 1766, son of James Mathews and Hannah Strong of Orange county New York. In 1791 he was married to his cousin, Juliana Strong (1774-1850).  
 
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Bio: Vincent Mathews Wylly
Bio: Vincent Mathews Wylly
Vincent Mathews Wylly was born about 1810 in Nassau, Bahamas, the son of William Wylly and Matilda (or Martha) Mathews. Several questions remain, related to his identity . . . Toward the end of his life Vincent Mathews Wylly was living in the St Kilda “neighborhood” of Melbourne in Victoria. 
 
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Bolling, Linnaeus
Bolling, Linnaeus
Linnaeus Bolling was born on the 10th of July 1822 to Robert M Bolling and Sarah Hobson of Willow Hill in Buckingham county Virginia . . Linnaeus Bolling practiced both farming and doctoring . . Amanda Harris became the wife of Linnaeus in 1851. 
 
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Bolling, Philip Augustus
Bolling, Philip Augustus
The following news story appeared in the Washington Post, dated 18 October 1891. Philip Bolling, one of the persons killed in the incident described below, was the son of Dr Linnaeus Bolling and Amanda Harris of Buckingham county Virginia. At the time of his death he was about age thirty-three, married to Nannie Payne . .  
 
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Bolling, Robert Markham
Bolling, Robert Markham
Robert Markham Bolling was the first born child of Linnaeus Bolling and Mary Markham . . . As a young man Robert Bolling attended the College of Hampden-Sydney . . . He married Sarah Hobson, Mary Watkins, and Frances Brackett. 
 
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Burch, Mary
Burch, Mary
Mary C Burch was the oldest daughter of Cheadle Burch and Judith Markham . . By the 1820 census, Mary Burch is living with her widowed mother in Giles county Tennessee. A few years later, she is married to John Edwards. 
 
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Burch, Mary
Burch, Mary
Census Study - Edwards, White, Burgess, Cox - in the area of Cornersville, Giles county (later Marshall county) Tennessee 
 
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Burch, Mary
Burch, Mary
Timeline of Records for Mary C Burch and John Edwards 
 
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Burgess, John William
Burgess, John William
John William Burgess was born 1844 in Cornersville, Giles county Tennessee, son of Thomas T Burgess and Mary Judith Edwards. His life followed an interesting course. Wives - Augusta Thayer Jones and Ruth Payne Jewett. 
 
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Byrd, William
Byrd, William
William Byrd II was born in Virginia in 1674, son of William Byrd and Mary Horsmanden . . We learn from the Letters and Papers of Cadwallader Colden that Daniel Horsmanden was well aquainted with Vincent Mathews, my 7xgreatgrandfather in New York.
 
 
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Chambers, John
Chambers, John
In 1737 he [John Chambers] married Anne Van Cortlandt . . After his removal to New York City he held several municipal offices, was a member of the Provincial Assembly, and afterward was called to the governor's council, in which he sat until appointed in 1751 second judge of the Supreme Court.
 
 
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Chambers, John
Chambers, John
Will of John Chambers, 1764 New York. 
 
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Chambers, William
Chambers, William
In 1709, Peter Mathews, along with William Chambers and William Sutherland (Sunderland) were granted 1000 acres of land in Ulster (later Orange) county New York. It became known as the Chambers - Sutherland Patent. 
 
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Charke, Benjamin
Charke, Benjamin
Benjamin Charke records - 1608 to 1645.
 
 
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Charke, Dorcas
Charke, Dorcas
. . my best effort at transcribing the Will of Dorcus Vincent (nee Charke) widow of London; written 15 Sept 1649, and recorded 19 Jan 1650. PDF 
 
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Colden, Cadwallader
Colden, Cadwallader
Cadwallader Colden was born in 1688, son of a Scottish clergyman . . He was educated at the University of Edinburgh . . married about 1715 to Alice Christie. Not long after, the young couple made their home in New York. 
 
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Colden, Cadwallader
Colden, Cadwallader
Will of Cadwallader Colden, written 20 May 1775; proved 7 August 1779. 
 
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Cooke, Norbourne L
Cooke, Norbourne L
Captain Norbourne L Cooke, an account by William "Bill" Millay, 2015.  
 
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Coote, Richard
Coote, Richard
Richard Coote, 1st Earl of Bellomont (1636 – 1701) was a member of the English Parliament and a colonial governor. PDF 
 
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Coote, Richard
Coote, Richard
Lord Bellomont to Secretary Vernon, October 1700 - “ . . My first Lieutenant's name is Peter Mathews, bred up from a child with Col. Fletcher . . “ PDF 
 
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Cox, Henry
Cox, Henry
Will of Henry Cox; Chesterfield county Virginia; Will Book 21 page 63. 
 
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Denne, Christopher
Denne, Christopher
Christopher Denne of New York might be the son of Christopher Denne and Martha Milner, and the grandson of Michael Denne and Alice Nethersole, all of Canterbury, Kent county England . . . Does Christopher Denne, or his wife Elizabeth Jones, have a family relationship with the Peter Mathews family? 
 
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Edwards, Sarah Antoinette
Edwards, Sarah Antoinette
Sarah A Edwards was born about 1830, in or near the community of Cornersville in Giles county Tennessee. Her father was Dr John Edwards, a local physician, and her mother was Mary C Burch. She married Angenol Cox. 
 
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Eustace, James
Eustace, James
About the year 1730 (possibly earlier) James Eustace was married to Catherine Mathews, daughter of Peter Mathews and his wife Bridget of New York. Eustace was a mariner from the port of Bristol in England . . Will probated (February 1732) in England. PDF 
 
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Evans, John
Evans, John
John Evans was a high-ranking officer in the British Royal Navy during the latter 17th and early 18th centuries . . John Evans and Benjamin Fletcher must have been fast friends, for in 1694 Fletcher made a sizable land grant to Evans. PDF 
 
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Fleming, Lucy Champe
Fleming, Lucy Champe
Died, on Thursday morning the 7th ult at her residence in Versailles, Woodford co, Kentucky, Mrs Lucy C Markham in the 65th year of her age.  
 
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Fletcher, Benjamin
Fletcher, Benjamin
Benjamin Fletcher served as the English Governor of New York from 1692 to 1698 . . This brief biography focuses primarily on the personal life of Benjamin Fletcher – his home, family, and friends. PDF 
 
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Fletcher, Benjamin
Fletcher, Benjamin
from the Dictionary of American Biography - FLETCHER, BENJAMIN (d. May 28, 1703), soldier, colonial governor, was the son of William Fletcher and his wife Abigail Vincent, of the parish of St. Lawrence Jewry, London . . . PDF 
 
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Fletcher, Benjamin
Fletcher, Benjamin
These records have been compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, for the Markham of Chesterfield website. They are by no means comprehensive for the life of Benjamin Fletcher. The primary focus here is to assist the identification of possible family members. PDF 
 
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Fletcher, William
Fletcher, William
. . my best effort at transcribing the Will of William Fletcher of Mitcham, Surrey, England; written 5 December 1653, and recorded 14 January 1654. PDF  
 
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Fletcher, William
Fletcher, William
William Fletcher - records 1634 to 1654.
 
 
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George, Isaac David
George, Isaac David
Bio: Isaac David George from the Inland Printer, American Lithographer, Volume 7; Maclean-Hunter Publishing Company, 1890 
 
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Green, Francis
Green, Francis
Much has been written about the life of Francis Green - soldier, businessman, writer, and advocate for the deaf. Born in 1742 . . . he married, in 1785, Harriet Mathews . . The account below was prepared by Peter Coldham . .
 
 
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Hodson, John
Hodson, John
John Hodson was born in England about the year 1608. Family records suggest that he was the son of William Hodson of Alresford in the county of Hampshire . . John Hodson was married to Abigail Madden in 1635, at St Michael's Cornhill, in London.  
 
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Hodson, John
Hodson, John
I was fortunate to locate the Will of John Hodson in Elphin, co Roscommon/Louth, Ireland, written 20 Jul 1685 . . It gives a wealth of information, most of which I have abstracted here. 
 

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