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Matthews, Nathan

Submitted by Denise Pollard
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Nathan was married to Lovina Boyer on Sept 30, 1858 Boonville, Warrick Co, IN. Their son, Marion Wesley Matthews was born 1862 Boonville, Warrick Co, IN is my Great Great Grandfather. Nathan married secondly to Cornelia Mary Jefferies on Apr 3, 1917 Boonville, Warrick Co, IN

Christina Matthews sues Job Matthew Jr's Estate, Joseph Masters is appointed guardian ad liten for Nathan, Miles,Alpha, Job, Louisa, and Rebecca Matthews.

Oct. 1854 Ezekial Perigo has guardianship of Nathan Matthews, son of the late Job Matthews Jr, Nathan will be indentured out to Joseph Lacer to learn "the art-Trade and mystery of Farming" The said Nathan Matthews is to dwell with and serve his said master, Joseph Lacer, after the manner of an apprentice from the time of the date here of until the eleventh (11) day of October, 1858, at which time the said N. Matthews if he be living will be 20 years of age, during all which time the said Matthews shall well and faithfully obey all the lawful commances of his said Master. He shall not waste the goods of his said Master, nor visit taverns or (unreadable) houses, or places of gaming, nor play at any unlawful game, nor absent himself from the service of his said master without his consent, nor contract matrimony during said Term, but shall in all things carry and behave himself as a good and faithful apprentice during the whole term aforsaid. The said Joseph Lacer and his part oath hearby agree to teach and use to be instructed the said N. Matthews to Read & Write, & the rules of Arithmetic to the Double Rule of Three inclusive if he has capability to learn, to teach and instruct the said apprentice in the Art-Trade and Mystery of Farming in the best manner he can during said Term, and will and faithfully to provide for him sufficient meat & drink, lodging and wearing appearl for such an apprentice during the whole term aforesaid and at the apprentice served Term to give said apprentice two suits of wearing apparel suitable for working days, and one suit able for Sundays; and also to hive him eighty dollars in money. Witness our hands and Seals this 17th day of April 1855 E. Perigo-Guardian Nathan Matthews

Joseph Lacer Dec. 1858, Nathan Matthews and Ezekiel Perigo, sue to get the land that was granted to Christina Matthews, since she was remarried in 1855 to William Houseman, Nathan asks that the land be split equally 7 ways, to: Christina Houseman, Nathan, Alpha, Miles, Job, Louisa, and Rebecca.

Dec. 1858, Nathan Matthews and Ezekiel Perigo, sue to get guardianship over
Miles, Alpha, Job, Louisa, and Rebecca

1860 Census, Boone, Warrick Co, IN
Nathan Matthews 21,M,W,Farmer,900,200,b:IN
Lavina 20,F,W Isabel 3/12,F,W
Miles 17,M,W

Civil War Vet. 53 IN Inf., Co. I, LT. Nathan, Alpha, and Samuel Crow joined the Army on the same day. Nathan was wounded in October of 1862. Around July 22,1864, Nathan and Samuel Crow were taken prisoners.

1865 Boon Twsp, Warrick Co,IN Ezekial Perigo,Family firend, dies, leaving a will to Louisa Matthews, $79.40, Job Matthews, $79.40, Rebecca Matthews, $79.40, Nathan Matthews, $79.40, and Alpha Matthews, $79.40, Ezekial stated in his will he was a widower with no heirs other than the Matthews. Will dated Oct Term, 1865, Sworn in Nov 19, 1865 by Robert Taylor, Clerk.

National Archive papers shows on pgs; 102-103 Nathan Matthews was a LT. the date of Muster-in was Feb. 24, 1862 in Warrick Co,IN. The original enrollment shows a total of 87 enlisted men. They were taken to Savannah, TN, where it remained until the 15th of April, when they joined in the movement toward Corinth, and after that marched to Memphis where they arrived in July and remained until September. From there they went to Bolivar, TN and remained until October 4. On the following day it participated in the battle of Hatchie River, where Nathan was slightly wounded. The next moved was with Grant into northern Mississippi, and then returned to Memphis to remain until April, 1863. They then joined the siege of Vicksburg, and immediately joined the expedition to Jackson and was present when that place was evacuated. After this they went to Natchez and stayed for about three months. After making an expedition into Louisiana they returned to Vicksburg, and stayed until February, 1864. Following, they went with Sherman on his expedition to Meridian, during which 383 of the regiment re-enlisted as Veterans at Hebron, Miss, thirty-five of which belonged to Company I. The regiment joined Sherman on his campaign against Atlanta in June, 1864 and in the assault on the Rebel works at Kenesaw Mountain, June 27, the battle of Nickajack Creek, July 5, at Peach Creek, July 20, and in the engagement before Atlanta, July 22, a prominent part was borne by this regiment. At Kennesaw, Company I was in the thickest of the fight. On the 22nd Nathan Matthews, Nicholas Taylor, and Samuel Crow of Company I were captured, Taylor and Crow both died in prison.

June 22,1869 Declaration for Invalid Army Pension: Vanderburgh Co, IN

June 26,1869 Charles Dillingham filled out a form to witness Nathan Matthews' character, Warrick Co, IN

Nov. 6,1869 Wm. L. Barker, family physician, filled out form of Nathan's gun shot wound to right arm, for Pension, Booneville, IN

12/18/1869 Surgeon General's Office, stating that Nathan Matthews was in General Hospital, Keukuk, Iowa on Nov. 3, 1862 until Feb. 21,1863.

1870 Census Boon Twsp, Warrick Co, IN 379/385
Isabella A,10,F,b:IN
Marion W,7,M,b:IN

Nov. 21,1874 Nathan writes to P.H. Fitzgerald, regarding his intitlement of Pension. Living in Newburg, IN

1880 Census: Boon Twsp, Warrick Co, IN Enumerated 6/15/1880 Pg. 33 236/237 Nathan MATTHEWS head Male married white 41 b. Indiana Farmer Father born KY Mother b. Maryland
Lavina MATTHEWS Wife F M W 41 IN Keeping House Fa: VA Mo: VA
Isabel A. MATTHEWS Dau F S W 20 IN At Home Fa: IN Mo: IN
Marion W. MATTHEWS Son M S W 17 IN Farmer Fa: IN Mo

May 4,1898 Questionnaire from Bureau of Pensions-Nathan states marriage to Lovina Boyer-Matthews on Sept. 30, 1858 Booneville,IN by Elder David Perkins. No previous marriage, one living child, Marion W. Matthews b: Aug. 26,1862. from Indianapolis, IN

April 29,1902 Additional Evidence, filled out for Nathan Matthews by J. Thrasher-Clerk of Court, Marion Co, KS

May 3,1902 General Affidavit-Nathan living in Marion Co, KS fills out form for Pension, stating that he was never in the Military or Naval service prior to Oct. 30, 1861 or after June 10, 1865

Sept. 11,1902 Bureau of Pensions, looking for any additional information and age on Nathan Matthews, which was answered in full by Military Records and Hospital Records.

Nov. 22,1902 Nathan asking for Increase in Pension, now getting $12.00 a month. Filed in Marion Co, KS

Oct. 12,1908 H.E. Woolheater, Clerk of Court, Marion Co,KS makes statement to Pension Records that he has witnessed Nathan Matthews Family Bible and shows his birthdate to be Oct. 11, 1838

April 1, 1915 Questionnaire from Bureau of Pensions to Nathan Matthews, Marion Co, KS, states: birth of 10/11/1838 Spencer Co, IN Wife:Lovina Boyer-Matthews m:9/30/1858 Booneville, IN by Rev. David Perkins, shows Separated from wife by death. Children: Isabela A. Matthews b:4/6/1860 (Dead), Marion W. Matthews b:8/26/1862 (Living)

April 3,1922 Declaration for Pension: Nathan Matthews in Civil War, Honorably Discharged at Camp Chase, OH on June 10, 1865, description of Nathan: Height 5'7", Dark complextion, Black eyes, Black hair, occupation: Farmer, b:10/11/1838 in Spencer Co, IN, has at this time: Muscular Rhematism, Hyperthophy of the Heart, Odema of the lower limbs, filed in Warrick Co, IN

April 13,1922 Questionnaire from Bureau for Pension: states: Married to Cornelia Mary Jefferies-Matthews on April 2, 1917 Booneville, In by Judge John Bullock, previous wife Lovina Boyer-Matthews died Nov. 11, 1911 at Mansfield, MO

July 2, 1923 a letter was sent to Nathan in Newburg, IN but by the Act of Aug. 17, 1912 had to be returned due to his death.

July 4,1923 Newburgh, IN Drop Report - Pensioner shows that pensioner, Nathan Matthews was last paid $72.00 per month to Jun 4,1923, has been dropped from the roll because of Death.

Aug. 22,1923 Warrick Co,I N Declaration for Widow's Pension: Cornelia M. Matthews, 63 yrs of age, born Feb. 3, 1859 Knox Co, Wisconsin was married to Nathan April 3,1917 Booneville, IN, no children under the age of 16, Attorny: Henry A Bippus.

Declaration was accepted Sept. 24,1923. Death Cert. says his mother's name was Susan Chiolare of France and that he was born 10 July 1835. Cause of death: Chronic Nephritis

Mt. Gilhead Cem shows on stone Nathan Matthews Sgt Co D 53 Ind Inf




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