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Mathews County Migrations
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Name: Irene Smith-Rice <email@example.com> Date: 2014-12-18 Name of Family Head and Wife: unknown HOLDEN Came to Mathews County, VA from: unknown Moved from Mathews County, VA to: Baltimore, Maryland Comments:
Daughter of unknown Holden was Clara Holden, born in Mathews Co. 04 Jul 1789, she had a brother named James Holden (no additional information). Clara was in Baltimore, MD and married John Stratton 08 Apr 1812 in First Methodist Episcopal Church in Baltimore, MD. The Strattons had 3 children: James Holden Stratton (16 Apr 1813), Clara and Phoebe (no additional information). James entered the Army at Fortress Monroe in Virginia and was stationed in Charleston, SC where he married (possibly twice) and lived out his life, dying in 1884. I would give my eye teeth to have additional information on this family, especially the girls. Thank you, Irene Smith-Rice
Name: Katie Holland <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2010-08-06 Name of Family Head and Wife: Nicholas and Ann F Tarrall Came to Mathews County, VA from: born 1810 Moved from Mathews County, VA to: Norfolk VA 1840s Comments:
Nicholas is in the 1850 Norfolk (city) Census (age estimates birth year as 1809/10) with family, his name is listed as a plasterer of the Norfolk City Hall and is listed as such in the 1852 City Directory. He is gone in 1860 Census; vague obit has date of death as 12/21/1852 Norf. He is listed in the 1840 Mathews census with members of his household in sync with ages etc later verified by delineating Census records. Spelling of the last name from Terral to Tarrall to Tirrall to Tyrrell in various documents. Kingston Parish records show a Nicholas Tyrrell born 1790 married to Susanna Foster but the children are not enough specific that I can attach them to "my" ancestor.
Name: Juanita Diggs <email@example.com> Date: 2009-07-01 Name of Family Head and Wife: Anthony Degge & Mary Came to Mathews County, VA from: born 1790 Moved from Mathews County, VA to: died ~1856 Comments:
Was this Anthony born in Mathews or in Middlesex? Birth records seem unavailable. He is listed in the 1850 census. There were 2 Anthony Degge in Mathews with the same birth date. The Anthony that married an Edden is well documented, with marriage records but I am researching the other Anthony. William Diggs is assumed to be his father.
Name: Robert Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2009-02-25 Name of Family Head and Wife: George Suddith Comments:
Looking for family
Name: Frank P. Haynes III <email@example.com> Date: 2008-01-17 Name of Family Head and Wife: Frank P. Haynes Sr.; Elsie Rebecca Bond Came to Mathews County, VA from: Mathews Co. Va. 1878 Moved from Mathews County, VA to: Baltimore, MD 1898 Comments:
This migration was 3 years before he graduated from Baltimore Dental college in 1901. (Graduation Certificate)
Name: Robin Tyree Mann <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-09-03 Name of Family Head and Wife: Thomas Richard & Elizabeth Seawell Kemp Came to Mathews County, VA from: Gloucester County, VA Comments:
In Abington Township, Gloucester County, VA in 1870; in Piankitank Township, Mathews County, VA in 1880. Also in Gloucester County in 1850 and 1860.
Name: harlan sloan <email@example.com> Date: 2005-08-24 Name of Family Head and Wife: william stone, sahra (lewis) Came to Mathews County, VA from: born ?? Moved from Mathews County, VA to: farnham parrish, va Comments:
He was born in Kingston Parrish, Va. around 1630. Moved to Farnham Parrish, Va. around 1680 (a deed in Farnham Parrish). Some of his children moved to Gildford Co., NC. Then some of his Grand childresn moved to Madison Co., Ky.
Name: Jennifer Martino <#@$> Date: 2005-02-06 Comments:
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Name: Holly Bennett <email@example.com> Date: 2004-08-15 Name of Family Head and Wife: John R. BENNETT & Mary Virginia BERRY Came to Mathews County, VA from: Middlesex County, VIrginia Comments:
John BENNETT & Mary BERRY were married in Middlesex County, VA on 27 JAN 1867. The 1880 Census has them in Pinetop, Middlesex County with 6 children, Sarah, John, Bruce (actually Jopseph Bruce), Towlsy (actually Thomas Arthur), Claude and Ollie. By the 1900 Census Mary is widowed and living in Piankatank, Mathews County, VA with all 6 children. 1910 and 1920 have Mary in the same place and children moving out until only Sarah and Harvey are still in the household. In the 1910 Census my GGrandfather, Joseph Bruce BENNETT is living with his wife and two sons in Mathews County, VA where he remained until his death in 1946. My Grandfather, Holly BENNETT Sr. left Mathews County, VA to join the Merchant Marines and ended up in Baltimore, MD. He retired from the Merchant Marines and started another career with the Baltimore Fire Department as the Pilot of a fireboat until his retirement. He lived in Baltimore, MD until 1989.
Name: Marianne <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2003-04-27 Name of Family Head and Wife: William MOORE Came to Mathews County, VA from: born 1861 in Mathews County Moved from Mathews County, VA to: died in 1930 in Medford, Massachusetts Comments:
William J. Moore, my great aunt's husband, lists his birthplace as Virginia in the 1920 census. I do not know when he moved to Massachusetts. His obituary in the Dec. 1930 Medford Mercury lists Mathews County as his birthplace. I am still researching this family.
Name: David J Mapp <email@example.com> Date: 2002-08-18 Name of Family Head and Wife: William C. Mapp Married to Anna D. Stowe Came to Mathews County, VA from: Born in Mathews County Moved from Mathews County, VA to: Norfolk Comments:
William Coleman Mapp was born in Mathews County around Oct. 1914. I do not know what my grand father or my grandmother,s name was. Looking for anyone with any knowledge of them, or how i can get a copy of my dad's birth certificate.
Name: Hartley West <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2001-12-28 Name of Family Head and Wife: William Grinnell & Maude Tomlinson Came to Mathews County, VA from: Born there 1874 Moved from Mathews County, VA to: Died there in 1940 Comments:
The Grinnell's have been in Mathews County since 1804 when Elias and wife Sophia were living on Horn Harbor. My line of the Grinnell's started moving out of Mathews County to Norfolk, Virginia in 1917 by the late 1940's all of William and Maude's children were all in Norfolk. I have done alot of research on this family and will share with anyone interested un researching this family.
Name: Danette Aldrich Machen <email@example.com> Date: 2001-12-04 Name of Family Head and Wife: Isaac David Ward & Emma Delaney Forrest Came to Mathews County, VA from: Born 12Jun1835 Somerset Co., MD Moved from Mathews County, VA to: Died 18Jun1930 Bohannon, Mathews Co., VA Comments:
Isaac Ward bought large tracts of land immediately after the Civil War on the East River. He built his home directly across from Williams Wharf. He was the owner & captain of the ship "Seaflower". He transported goods from England to Williams Wharf, which was an official port of entery. The rocks he used as ballast in the bottom of the ship were placed on the river shore. It is unknown why he left Somerset Co. He married Emma Forrest 16July1867. She was from Baltimore Co., Md. but her father, James Tyler Forrest was originally from "the Haven", Mathews Co., VA.
Name: Jacqueline Wareham <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2001-09-27 Name of Family Head and Wife: George D. Iverson, Harriet Elizabeth Came to Mathews County, VA from: unknown Moved from Mathews County, VA to: unknown Comments:
Iverson family bible. George D. married Harriet in 1806. Eight children, one of them was Mary Frances Iverson who married William Marshall Miller -- my great grandparents.
Name: EDWARD PEARCE CROCKER <ECrocker@villagepop.com> Date: 2001-09-09 Name of Family Head and Wife: EDWARD PEARCE CROCKER, VELMA DARLENE GALENTINE Came to Mathews County, VA from: FREDONIA, MERCER CO. PA,,1989, EDWARD BORN 11/18/1942, VELMA BORN 4/6/1944 Comments:
SERVED FROM 6/1960 TO 7/1990 IN USN, RETIRED TO MATHEWS CO AT THAT TIME
Name: Jacqueline Wareham <email@example.com> Date: 2001-09-05 Name of Family Head and Wife: George D. Iverson & Harriet Elizabeth Came to Mathews County, VA from: unknown Moved from Mathews County, VA to: unknown Comments:
I'm trying to trace roots. Know daughter of George D. and Harriet Elizabeth, Mary Frances Iverson married William Marshall Miller about 1872-1874.
Name: Peter Ochsenfeld <Oxinthefield@excite.com> Date: 2001-07-21 Name of Family Head and Wife: P. Nathan & B. Faye Came to Mathews County, VA from: Hampton, Va Moved from Mathews County, VA to: Hampton, Va Comments:
We moved to the county in 1982. We bought the house right across the street from Lee Jackson Ele. which was owned by my grandparents, Mason & Anne South. We lived there until 1984, when we moved back to Hampton.
Name: Peter Halpin <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000-03-11 Name of Family Head and Wife: Edward Matthews Moved from Mathews County, VA to: New York City, 1850s Comments:
No documentation, but in two branches of our Matthews line, the story has come down that our ancestors owned land in Virginia and that a town was named after them.
Name: Forrest L. Frazier <Mae Place@aol.com> Date: 2000-02-26 Name of Family Head and Wife: Forrest & Wife Freddie Comments:
We have not lived in Mathews County. We believe Some of the Fraziers passed through the county after Bacon"s rebellion. Can anyone help us . Thanks
Name: Jim Williams <email@example.com> Date: 1999-11-27 Name of Family Head and Wife: Steve Clarke and Amy Grant Came to Mathews County, VA from: Stafford County, VA 1838 Moved from Mathews County, VA to: Kansas City, MO 1851 Comments:
This is just an example so you will have an idea of what your entry will look like. Names, places and dates in this example are for illustration purposes ONLY!