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Re: MATHEWS cousins Caroline Co. VA

Hi Gail,

I read your post. I married into the Ferguson Family from Caroline and Spotsylvania Counties in VA. But my Mathews/Mathis family came from Duplin Co., NC. I am not sure where they came from before going to Duplin Co., NC.

My gg grandparents were Essex Mathews b. 1829 and his wife, Bessie Ivey, b. UNK. Laura Mathews, my g grandmother b. 1875 and has sisters, Rhody and Mattie Mathews and there were more I understand from talking my Aunt Irene Mathis Gerald who is now deceased.

My grandmother, Laura had 2 children: Hattie Mathews b. 1895 and Walter Mathis (sp) b. 1896. Hattie m. Abram (Abe) Bowen, Duplin Co., NC. Walter married Lottie Mclamb b. 1899, Sampson Co. NC. Laura died at an early age (about 20 years old) and her sisters raised by grandfather and his sister.

I don't even know where they came from before residing in NC. I need help, too. I live in Maryland and there are lot of Mathews/Mathis up here, also. But some don't want to discuss family history. I hope to visit Kenansville, NC to research this family in the future.

I hope I did not bore you. Thanks for reading my post.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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