Kentuckiana Genealogy: County: Crawford Co., Indiana: Matthews
By Elizabeth Werner ( on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 09:32 am:

Elijah Matthews III (1803-1892) married a Julia Mathis. (1815-1911) His father was Elijah Matthews II (1771-1826, who married Zibiah Hand (1775-1832). They settled in Floyd County IN. Elijah Matthews III's father was Elijah Matthews (1749-1779) who married Martha Smith (1749-1802) and died from a wound in a Revolutionary war naval battle off Sandy Hook (NJ?) between the American brig "Mars" and the British sloop "Active."

The Elijah Matthews III of Floyd Co. Indiana, who married Julia Mathis, had a large family including a daughter Kate Matthews (1835-1896. She was born in Milltown, IN; married a Presbyterian minister Robert Irwin (1833-1893), who served as Union chaplain for the 46th Reg. of Indiana volunteers and president of Lindenwood College.

By Peggy Shock on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 - 11:16 am:

My husband's great great grandfather was Elijah Matthews who married Julia Ann Matthews. Her father was A.M. Matthews. Does anyone have any information on them. Peggy Shock

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