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Selah Mathews

Male 1762 - 1833


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  • Born  1762  Orange Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  9 Nov 1833  Elmira, Chemung Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Horseheads, Chemung Co, New York, USA, -Maple Grove Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I3919  markhamchest
    Last Modified  15 Jul 2018 

    Father  James Mathews,   b. Abt 1742, Orange Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1816, Elmira, Chemung Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Hannah Strong,   b. 17 Oct 1742, Brookhaven, Suffolk Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1816, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1290  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Strong,   b. 1769, Blooming Grove, Orange Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856 
    Children 
     1. Peter Mathews,   b. 1790, Orange Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1826, Southport, Chemung Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Frances "Fannie" Mathews,   b. 1794, Newtown, Tioga Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1858, Keeler, Van Buren Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Henry Haight Mathews,   b. 15 Sep 1798, Newtown, Tioga Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1856, Elmira, Chemung Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Rachel Mathews,   b. 28 Aug 1800, Newtown, Tioga Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1831, Elmira, Chemung Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Selah Mathews,   b. 17 Feb 1807, Newtown, Tioga Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1861, Rochester, Monroe Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Robert Mathews,   b. 1809, Newtown, Tioga Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1835, Elmira, Chemung Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1388  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • Selah Mathews was the oldest child of James Mathews and Hannah Strong, He was born about 1762, probably in Orange county New York. He married his cousin Mary Strong, daughter of Nathaniel Strong and Amy Brewster. About 1790 Selah Mathews and his wife moved, along with other Mathews family members, to the town of Elmira in Chemung (late Tioga) county New York. Among their children are Frances "Fannie" Mathews (married Joseph Conkling); Henry Haight Mathews (married Isabella Arnot); Rachel Mathews (married Jonas Sayre); Selah Mathews (married Mary Hinsdale, lawyer in Rochester NY); and Robert Mathews (died as young man). They may also have had a son Peter Mathews, who married Lucy Sly. More work needs to be done to confirm this relationship.

      Selah Mathews served as Lt Col under General Matthew Carpenter [his brother-in-law], during the War of 1812.

      1833, Nov 23; Col Selah Mathews - In this town, on the 9th inst., Col. Selah Mathews, in the 72d year of his age.
      [source] Chemung County Newspaper Abstracts; Elmira Republican (Elmira New York); abstracted by Isabell Ridall, 1988.

      Burials in the Wisner Cemetery (or Baptist Burying Ground) in Elmira New York:
      Selah Mathews; 1761/62 to 9 November 1833; 71y; (Towner read this stone, Fall, 1875.)
      [source] from Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice; http://www.joycetice.com/cemc/wisner01.htm

      1850 Census of Chemung county New York; Elmira
      S M Conkling (m); 26 (1824) New York; farmer
      Fanny Conkling; 56 (1794) New York
      Polly Mathews; 82 (1768) New York
      Julia A Conkling; 22 (1828) New York
      Henry Conkling; 19 (1831) New York; farmer
      Joseph Breese; 6 (1844) New York
      A J Breese (f); 2 (1848) New York
      Matilda Dunn; 18 (1832) New York

      Notes for Selah Mathews; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2016, 2018; for Markham of Chesterfield website.