MATTHEWS Family

First Generation

1. Pearson1 Matthews(3553) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey April 8, 1824. Pearson died April 1872 in West Amwell, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 48 years of age.

He married twice. He married Sarah Adaline Rake in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, October 24, 1846. Sarah was born Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1828. Sarah(3554) was the daughter of Jonathan Hunter Rake and Adaline Godown. Sarah died May 26, 1852 in West Amwell, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 23 years of age. He married Clarinda Hagaman in West Amwell, Hunterdon Co, NJ, January 12, 1856. Clarinda was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey February 24, 1832. Clarinda was the daughter of unknown Hagaman and Elizabeth unknown. In the 1880 census West Amwell, Hunterdon Co NJ page 418, Clarinda (age 48) is recorded with Sarah (age 23), Wilford (age 21), Martha (age 29), Marilla (age 25), Ida (age 13) Howard (age 11), Pierson (age 9), and nephew Jessie (age 26). In the 1850 census Hopewell Twp, Mercer Co NJ page 126, Pierson (age 26) is recorded with Sarah (age 21). Pierson is a balcksmith born in NJ.

In the 1860 census West Amwell, Hunterdon Co NJ page , Pierson (age 36), is recorded with Clarinda (age 28), Sarah (age 3), Wilford (age 1). Pierson is a farmer and is recorded with the Abraham Hagamen family.

In the 1870 census West Amwell, Hunterdon Co NJ page 418, Pierson (age 46), is recorded with Clarinda (age 38), Sarah (age 13), Wilford (age 11), Martha (age 9), Marilla (age 6), Ida (age 3) Horace (age 1), Elizabeth Hagaman (age 78), and Mary A Godown (age 53). Pierson is a farmer and all births are recorded as NJ.

Pearson Matthews and Clarinda Hagaman had the following children:

child 2 i. Sarah E2 Matthews was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1856.

child 3 ii. Wilford Matthews was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1859.

child 4 iii. Martha A Matthews was born in West Amwell, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1860.

child 5 iv. Marilla Matthews was born in West Amwell, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1863.

child 6 v. Ida M Matthews was born in West Amwell, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1866.

child 7 vi. Howard Matthews was born in West Amwell, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1868.

child 8 vii. Pierson H Matthews was born in West Amwell, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1870.

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