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Dr. George Green Mathews Sr.

BIRTH 1827 • Greene, Georgia, USA

DEATH 10 SEP 1897 • Marion County, Florida, US

Married 1st:  20 Feb 1850 • Monroe County,

Alabama, USA

Sarah Jane Hybart

BIRTH 26 JAN 1833 • Alabama, United States

DEATH 7 FEB 1855 • Monroe, Alabama, United


Daughter of Dr. Henry Hugh Hybert and Charity


Married 2nd:  31 Dec 1857 • Monroe County,

Alabama, USA

Jane Ruth Ferrell

BIRTH 1835 • South Carolina

DEATH 1900 • Marion, Florida, USA

George was elected Captain of the Monroeville Company (infantry) known as the Monroe Rebels which was organized on 10 August 1861. This company, armed with bayonetted double-barrel shotguns, joined Col. Franklin King Beck's Regiment [23rd Alabama] in Wilcox County. Col. Beck's brother, Alfred J. Beck, was the first husband of Laura Mathews, sister of Dr. Mathews. In January 1867 he took his family to Brazil, South America, where he remained for some 15 years, returning to the United States to settle in Marion County, Florida.

William C. Stapleton, Jr. Hybart Family History.

Name: Geo. Green Mathews

Side:  Confederate

Regiment State/Origin:  Confederate Troops

Regiment:  General and Staff Officers,

Non-Regimental Enlisted Men, CSA

Rank In:  Assistant Surgeon

Film Number:  M818 roll 15

George and Sarah Jane had two children:
1.  Charles Hybert Mathews
2.  George Green Mathews
George and Jane Ruth had one child:
3.  Julia Ferrell Mathews
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Blue Sink Cemetery

Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USA

Also known as Oliver Baptist Church Cemetery, Olivet Cemetery

1  Billy Boswell  Died 1884  (How is he related to the Mathews?  Did he return to Florida with the family about 1882 -1883?)

2.  George G Mathews Born 1877 - Brazil, Died 1885 ( Son of Charles Hybert Mathews and Mary Elizabeth Daniels  Died Young.

3.  Janie Norris Born ?, Died 1885  (Young child of Benjamin H. Norris and Julia Ferrell Mathews.  Benjamin was the son of Americana, Brazil founder-  Confederado William Hutchinson Norris and Mary Black.  Julia Ferrell Mathews was the child of #7 Dr. George Mathews Sr. and his 2nd wife #9 Jane Ferrell.  Benjamin and Julia are buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Ocala, Florida.

4.  Laura M. Wood  Born 1827 - Alabama,  Died 1887   Laura Mathews was the sister of  #7  Dr. George G. Mathews.  She married 1st Alfred J Beck - Died 1857, Married 2nd, Julius A. Wood - Died about 1880 in Alabama.  Apparently, the widow Laura came to Florida to be near her brother after his return from Brazil, bringing along her son (L.S. Beck and her grandson Alfred J.Beck.  L.S. Beck at one time was the mayor of Camden, Alabama at age 21.  Both he and his son are buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Ocala.)

5.  Janie Mathews  Born and died 1888, infant daughter of Charles Hybert Mathews and Mary Elizabeth Daniels - eldest child of  Confederado William James Daniel and Nancy Angeline Norris

6.  John A. Cole  Born ? and Died 1892.  Probably Confederado Brazilian immigrant and founder of Santos, Florida

7.  Dr. George Greene Mathews Sr., Born 1827, Alabama,  Died 1897,  patriarch of this Mathews family - Confederado immigrant to Brazil.  Married to #9 Jane Ferrell Mathews.

8.  Mintie Mathews  Born 1860, Died 1898.  Araminta "Mintie" Daniels, another daughter of Confederado William James Daniel and Nancy Angeline Norris - Both buried in Brazil (Nancy A. Norris was another child of William Hutchinson Norris and Mary Black.  Both buried in Brazil also)   She was married to George G. Mathews Jr - Newspaper owner (Fore runner of Sun Sentinal) and the 2nd Mayor of Ft. Lauderdale.  After Minties's death, George would marry 2nd, Cordelia Daniel - younger sister of Mintie.  George and Cordelia are buried in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

9. Jane Mathews born 1835, Died 1900  Second wife of  #7 Dr. George G. Mathews Sr.




Charles Hybart Mathews


BIRTH 01 SEP 1852 •  Monroe Co.,

Alabama, USA

DEATH 14 SEP 1939 • Candler, Marion,

Florida, USA

Married:  4 Jun 1874 • Santa Bárbara

d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazi

Mary Elizabeth Daniel


BIRTH 19 MAY 1854 • Grove Hill,

Clarke, Alabama, USA

DEATH 2 SEP 1928 • Candler, Marion,

Florida, USAl


The Tampa Tribune,  17 Sept.1939, Sun., page 2

Charles H Matthews

Ocala, Sept. 16  - special -  Charles Hybert Mathews, 87, died Thursday at the residence at Candler. Mr. Matthews was born in Monroe County, Alabama, on September. 1, 1852. He had lived in Florida for the last 57 years, 22 of which were spent at Candler, where he owned large citrus groves  Heat one time operated a cigar factory in Ocala. Survivors include a daughter; Mrs. George Yancey, Glen-dale, California, 3 Sons; Frank Matthews of Lady Lake, Robert Matthews of Candler, and Sam Mathews of Tampa, a brother; George Mathews, of Fort Lauderdale.

Charles and Mary would have seven children:



John Hybart Mathews


BIRTH 13 APR 1875 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, San Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 22 AUG 1935 • Candler, Marion, Florida, USA

Married:  30 Nov 1904 • Candler, Marion, Florida, USA

Anna Laura Delong


BIRTH 12 AUG 1880 • Missouri, USA

DEATH 3 AUG 1971 • Candler, Marion, Florida, USA

Daughter of William H DeLong

Tampa Tribune, 25 Aug. 1935, Sun., page 2

John H. Matthews

Ocala, Aug. 24,- Special - John H. Matthews, 60, Marion county farmer and fruit grower, died yesterday at his home in Candler after an illness of a year. He was born in Santa Barbara, Brazil, and came to this country in his early years with his parents, who settled in this county and establish the town of Santos.   He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and had served as president of the Marion County Fair Association for a number of years. Surviving is his widow, Miss Annie DeLong Matthews, an adopted son, and his father, who live at Candler, three brothers; Robert of Candler, Frank of Lady Lake, and Sam of Tampa; and one sister who resides in Brazil.

Ocala Banner, 25 Nov. 1904, Fri, page 3

Happy Wedding Bells.

Mr. W. H. DeLong, of Candler, has issued invitations to the marriage of his daughter, AnnaLaura to Mr. John Hybert Matthews. The marriage will take place at 9 o'clock on the evening of the thirtieth of November at the home of Mrs. Holtzclaw, at Candler.


  Miss Delong has been a frequent visitor to Ocala and has made for herself a large number of friends, who will welcome her to her new home. Mr. Matthews had for a number of years been a resident of this city and he is very popular in both business and social circles. The young couple will make your home in Ocala.



John Hybart Mathews


BIRTH 04 JUN 1934 • Marion County, Florida, USA

DEATH 22 FEB 1936 • Marion County, Florida, USA



George Green Mathews


BIRTH 12 JAN 1877 • Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 10 JUN 1885 • Santos, Marion County, Florida, USA

Died Young

Child # 1


Francis "Frank" Edward Mathews


BIRTH 20 JAN 1879 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 27 FEB 1969 • Leesburg, Lake, Florida, USA

Married:  19 Aug 1911 • Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA

Florence Gertrude Brewer


BIRTH 15 DEC 1887 • Painesville, Lake, Ohio, USA

DEATH 2 FEB 1960 • Eustis, Lake, Florida, USA

Daughter of Andrew Jefferson Brewer and Charlotte "Lottie" Busher

Orlando Evening Star, 28 Feb. 1969, Fri., page 16

Mr. Francis E Matthews, 90, Leesburg, died Thursday in Ocala, he was born in Santos Brazil and was a retired boat maker. He owned and operated Matthew’s Boat Works in Daytona Beach until 1932. He also was a band director in Daytona Beach for several years. He moved to Lady Lake in 1933 and to Leesburg in 1941.

Survivors, widow, Jeanette Mathews, Leesburg, son, Francis R., Daytona Beach, daughters,; Mrs.Charlotte M. Boots, Candler, Mrs. Charlene Poole, Winter Haven, and Mrs. Julia Johnson, Fairfield, California; sister, Mrs. George Yancey, Pasadena,  California, 10 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Paige-Theus Funeral Home, Leesburg.

Frank and Lottie had five children:



Francis Robert Mathews


BIRTH 4 APR 1912 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

DEATH 5 OCT 2002 • Monticello, Jefferson, Florida, USA

Married: 18 Jun 1937 • Marion, Florida, USA

Freda Wilkerson DeVaney


BIRTH 9 AUG 1918 • Candler, Marion, Florida, USA

DEATH 19 SEP 1976 • Daytona Beach, Volusia, Florida, USA

Daughter of Alfred Wilkerson Devaney and Eula Rebecca Fort


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Francis Edward II Mathews


BIRTH 13 JUN 1939 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

DEATH 4 JAN 2004 • Tularosa, Otero, New Mexico, USA


Rebecca Sue Mathews


Katherine E Mathews


Charles Brewer Mathews


BIRTH 28 DEC 1913 • Ft Pierce, St Lucie County, Florida, USA

DEATH 28 DEC 1913 • Ft Pierce, St Lucie County, Florida, USA

Died Young


Charlotte Mathews


BIRTH 7 JAN 1916 • Palatka Putnam, Florida, USA

DEATH 6 AUG 2001 • Candler, Marion, Florida, USA

Married:  25 Mar 1935 • Umatilla, Lake, Florida, USA

John Raymond Boots Sr


BIRTH 24 NOV 1910 • Ellwood City, Lawrence,

Pennsylvania, USA

DEATH 12 APR 2002 • Candler, Marion, Florida, USA

Son of John Cleveland Boots and Edna Inez Funkhouser

Divorced:  9 Dec 1971 • Marion, Florida, USA

Dorothy Roberta Ammons

BIRTH 18 APR 1941

Married 2nd:


BOOTS, John R. 78 passed away July 11, 2018, in Tampa. A native of Waterloo, Iowa, Mr. Boots retired after 21 years in the Air Force with tours of duty in Okinawa, Turkey,  Ha-waii, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Illinois, Texas, and Alabama. Upon his retirement in Korea, he joined the U.S. Embassy staff in Seoul and later was hired by a military food and beverage broker where he worked and managed in the Philippines, Hawaii, Okin-awa, Korea, Japan, Guam, Germany, England, Italy, Greece, Bermuda, Panama, and Puerto Rico. After being moved to Jacksonville and later Tampa in 1993, he was General Manager of Egypt Shriners and later joined the staff at USF Health for 10 years.


He attended St. James United Methodist Church, was a member of Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, and a 50-year member of Waterloo Masonic Lodge #105, Aloha Shriners, Plant City Elks, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and AMVETS. He was an amateur radio enthusiast (W0EFD). He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Norma; a brother, Wayne Boots (Linda) of Waterloo, Iowa; a daughter, Mary Lescher (Rick) of Tallahassee; sons, Dr. Michael Valdez (Dr. Purnima) of Durham, NC. and Paul Valdez of Mississippi; niece, Laurie Colwell; two grandnieces, and six grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-8 pm at Blount & Curry Terrace Oaks Chapel. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 11 am at the Funeral Chapel. Burial with Full Military Honors will be at Florida National Cemetery.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 15, 2018


Julia Mathews

BIRTH 7 JUL 1919 • Jacksonville, Duval,

Florida, USA

DEATH 2 NOV 2016 • Ione, Amador,

California, USA

Married 1st:  7 Aug 1942 • Florida, USA

Divorced:  Feb 1969 • Solano, California, USA

Robert Douglas Johnson Sr.

BIRTH 24 FEB 1914 • Cairo, Alexander,

Illinois, USA

DEATH 29 JAN 1971 • Travis Air Force

Base, California, USA

Son of Douglas James Johnson and Margaret "Mina" May Hines

The Tampa Tribune, 10 Aug. 1942, Sun.  Page 28

Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Mathews have announced the

marriage of their daughter, Miss Julia Mathews to Robert Douglas Johnson of Miami, in DeLand on Aug. 7 with the Rev. David Spering performing the ceremony in the presence of Miss Mary Belle Smith and W. R. Quina, Jr.

Mrs Johnson moved to Leesburg from Daytona Beach nine years ago and was graduated from Leesburg high school in 1936.  She is a purchase order clerk for a construction company in DeLand.

Mr. Johnson, son of Mrs. Hines of Miami, is a graduate of Miami Edison high school and attended North Side Tech. Business College for two years.  He is a payroll clerk with the same company as his bride and they will make their home, for the present, in DeLand.  

Julia and Robert had one son:

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James Douglas Johnson II

BIRTH 22 MAR 1947 • Coral Gables,

Dade, Florida, USA

DEATH 8 JUNE 2012 • Daytona Beach, 

Volusia, Florida, USA

Married:  30 Jan 1971 • Los Angeles City,

 California, USA

Vicky Lynn Muscat

BIRTH 13 JUL 1946 • Los Angeles, Los 

Angeles, California, USA


JAMES DOUGLAS JOHNSON II James Douglas Johnson II, 65 passed away June 8, 2012, in Daytona Beach, Florida due to a heart attack. He was predeceased by his father Robert Douglas Johnson and survived by Mr. and Mrs. George Dulas. (Mother and Stepfather). His wife of 41 years Vicky Johnson. His daughter Jennifer, Son James Douglas Johnson III(Doug), his grand-kids Ryan and Kate-Lynn, Dennis(Brother), Susan (Sister), many nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles in California and Florida. James was born in Coral Gables, Florida on March 22, 1947. He was a resident of Apple Valley residing in California for 52 years.

James served in the United States Marine Corp. 1966-1968. He received Purple Heart Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. He retired from the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Dept. where he served as Deputy Sheriff II from 1980 to 1990. He was self-employed as a General Contractor from 1975-1980. He also was a part-time tour bus driver from 1990 to the present. James attended Santa Monica College, Cypress College, and San Bernardino College.


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He was a member of the Over the Hill Gang San Bernardino, Blue Knights Chapter XIII, Paradise Valley Model "A" Club, and a Parent Volunteer of Boy Scout Troop 557. In May Jim rode his Harley in the "Run for the Wall" to Washington D.C. from California. He was riding with several hundred Veterans on a mission to honor those who cannot ride, M.I.A's, P.O.W's, K.I.A's. This was something he has wanted to do for some time, and he did it! He loved his Harley and hot rods but most of all his family and friends. We will miss him dearly.
Published in the Daily Press on June 24, 2012

Married 2nd:

George L Dulas

BIRTH 21 NOV 1931


Charlene Audrey Mathews

BIRTH 30 NOV 1925 • Daytona Beach, Volusia, Florida, USA

Married:  Aug 1958 • Lake, Florida

William F Poole


Robert Daniel Mathews Sr

BIRTH 17 MAR 1881 • Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 19 FEB 1962 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

Married:  3 Apr 1925 • Marion County, Florida, USA

Emily Elizabeth "Emmie" Yeargain

BIRTH 8 DECEMBER 1896 • Iva, Anderson, South Carolina, USA

DEATH 17 SEP 1994 • Marion County, Florida, USA

Daughter of Thomas Alexander "Tom" Yeargain and Ida Catherine Pauline OUZTS

Robert and Emmie had two sons:


Robert Daniel Mathews Jr

BIRTH 12 MARCH 1927 • Candler, Marion, Florida, USA

DEATH 2 JUNE 2018 • Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, USA

Married:  1952 • Marion County, Florida, USA

Sarah Frances "Kitty" Alberson

BIRTH 30 SEP 1932 • Eustis, Lake, Florida, USA

DEATH 14 MAY 2015 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

Robert Daniel Mathews, Jr., 91, of Ocala, passed away in Tampa, FL on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Robert was born in Candler, FL to Robert Sr. and Emily Mathews. He was a banker and a US Navy veteran. A dedicated husband, father, friend, and leader, Bobby had a distinguished and celebrated career in banking and the further development of the city of Ocala. Working his way from the mailroom to Chairman of the Board and CEO of SunTrust Banks in Ocala, he impacted many lives inside the bank and in the community.

Bobby was a dedicated leader that cared deeply about his people and the community. He was involved in numerous Boards and charitable foundations including Board Chairman of the Monroe Regional Health Systems, Board of Directors of United Telephone Co., Board of Directors on the Marion County United Way-twice the recipient of the Bonnie Heath Award of Excellence, American Banker Executive of the Year, Southeastern Livestock Association-dedication of the annual Fair, Rotary International, and Board Member Florida Bankers Association. A loving husband, father, and friend, Bobby found his passion in being a grandparent to seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He cheered for the Florida Gators at every opportunity and spent as much time as possible around the water, fishing, diving, and water skiing at Lake Weir, Crystal River, Yankee Town, and Boca Grande.

Bobby was preceded in death by the love of his life, Sara (Kitty) Mathews, his wife of 62 years. He is survived by his children, Steve (Vicki) Mathews of Tampa, FL; Cindy Brantley of Tampa, and John (Micah) Mathews of Tampa; grandchildren, Melissa (Chris) Gaskin, Jenny (Kevin) Hinson and their children, Lola and Lane, Clay Mat-hews, Kristen (Jared) Bladen and their son, Brantley, Katy (Johathan) Guion, Alexandra Mathews, and Michael Mathews.

Sara (Kitty) Alberson Mathews, 82, of Ocala, FL entered into eternal rest on Thursday evening, May 14, 2015. Kitty was born on September 30, 1932, in Eustis, FL, later moving to Ocala, FL where she met her loving and devoted husband of 62 years, Robert (Bobby) Mathews, and spent the remainder of her life. A loving sister, wife, mother, aunt, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, her greatest joy was spending time with all of the people she loved most. She may best be remembered for her vibrant personality, gracious heart, and southern hos-pitality. She was the ultimate welcoming hostess, whether it be for bridge club or a ladies luncheon. Her comforting and charming nature made even a stranger feel special. The center of her world was her family, especially her precious grand-children and great-granddaughter, who kept her young at heart.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sara and Grady Alberson; sister, Ethel Wells; brothers, Bobby Alberson and Henry Alberson.

She is survived by her husband Bobby Mathews; brothers, Bill Alberson (Bebe) and David Alberson (Barbara); sister, Libby Moore (Marshall); sons, Steve Mathews (Vicki) and John Mathews (Micah); daughter, Cindy Brantley; grandchildren, Melissa Gaskin (Chris), Jenny Hinson (Kevin), Clay Mathews, Kristen Brantley, Katy Brantley, Alexandra Mathews, and Michael Mathews; great-granddaughter, Lola Hinson.


Charles Thomas Mathews

BIRTH APRIL 3, 1934 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

DEATH 31 MAY 2015 • Wedowee, Randolph, Alabama, USA

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Janie Mathews

(Twin of Anne Mathews)

BIRTH 14 JUL 1888 • Marion County, Florida, USA

DEATH 6 SEP 1888 • Marion County, Florida, USA

Died as infant



Anne Mathews

(Twin of Janie Mathews)

BIRTH 14 JUL 1888 • Marion County, Florida, USA

DEATH California, USA

Married:  29 Jul 1908 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

George Earle Yancey

BIRTH 21 SEP 1875 • Santa Barbara, Sao Pau;o, Brazil

DEATH MAR 1942 • Orange City, Orange, Florida, USA

Son of Confederado Benjamin Cunningham Yancey and

Lucy Cairnes Hall

ANNE MATHEWS (TWIN to Janie) was born on 14 July 1888 in

Marion County, Florida, married on 29 July 1908 at

Grace Episcopal  Church, Ocala, Florida, to George Earl

Yancey, son of Benjamin Cunningham and Lucy {Cairnes}

Yancey, died in March 1942. He practiced dentistry for some

time in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Children: 1. Mary Elizabeth Yancey; 2. Catherine Ives Yancey;

3. William Lowndes Yancey; 4. Patricia  Yancey.

Florida Death Index:
George Earle Yancey died in 1943 in Orange County, FL

Source: Times Union, Jacksonville, Florida Aug 1908 taken

from indexed cards at the East Stake Family History Center,

Jacksonville, Florida

Miss Annie Mathews of Ocala, Fla., married Dr. George Earle Yancey on July 27, 1908, at the Episcopal Church, Ocala, Fla. In attendance were the Father of the groom, Capt. B. C. Yancey, Umatilla, Fla., formerly of Montgomery, Ala., a Confederate Vet, Brothers: Harvey Yancey and Goodloe Yancey, Mother: Mrs. B. C. Yancey, Umatilla, Fla., Grandfather: Col. William L. Yancey, noted Alabama statesman.

Groom has been living in Brazil for the past nine years. It is not decided if he will return to that country or practice his profession here.

The Tampa Tribune, 14 July 1908, Tuesday page 5

Ocala Wedding

Invitations have been received here to the marriage of Miss Annie Matthews, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Matthew, Ocala, to Dr. George Earle Yancey, of Brazil. The wedding will be held Jul. 29, at Grace Episcopal Church in Ocala. The matron of honor will be the bride’s sister-in-law, Mrs. J.  H. Mathews, Chandler, and Miss Annie Mixson will be maid of honor. The pretty group of bridesmaids will include Misses Bettie Ray McIver, Caro Lidden, Minnie Hendon of Ocala, Miss Florence Mellon of Tampa, and Miss Emily Askew, of Savannah. 


Misses Mellon and Askew will be Miss Mathew’s guess for several days before the wedding. The ushers are to be Messr’s, Frank Mathews, Alfred Beck, James Taylor, Harry Palmer, Goodloe Yancey, and J. H. Matthews.  The bride will be given away by her younger brother, Mr. Robert Matthews.

Dr. Yancey has made a fine reputation for himself as a dentist and it is pleasant news to Miss Mathew’s friends that he will probably locate somewhere in Florida for the future instead of returning to Brazil.

Anne and George had four children:

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Mary Elizabeth Yancey

BIRTH 3 AUG 1909 • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,

Oklahoma, USA

DEATH:  23 DEC 1999, Lakewood, Pierce,

Washington, USA

Married 1st:  13 Mar 1928 • Rochester, Olmsted,

Minnesota, USA

Dr. James Max Marshall

BIRTH 11 SEP 1901 • Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA

DEATH 27 MAY 1963 • Pasadena, Los Angeles,

California, USA

Son of Percy Harold Marshall and Rosette Olive Kirk

The Transcript_Bulletin, 31 May 1963, Fri, page 1

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Dr. James Maxx Marshall Dies, Funeral in California.

Dr. James Max Marshall died at his home, 1432 Hillcrest, Pasadena, Calif. May 27, 1963, following a five-year illness from cancer.  He was born in Tooele, in Septr. 11, 1901, a  son of Percy H. Marshall and Rose Kirk. He graduated from Tooele High School in 1918 and later from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1925.

Following his graduation from medical school, he received a

three-year surgical fellowship at the Mayo Clinic at Rochester,

Minnesota. Following his service, at Mayo's, he established a

medical clinic at San Louis Obispo California and resided there

for 12 years.

He moved to Pasadena, California in 1939 and became a member

of the staff at the Huntington Memorial Hospital at Pasadena.

He later served as president of the staff. He was a member of the

American College of Surgeons.

During World War II he volunteered his services to the United States Navy. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant Commander and served on the surgical staff for we duration of the war in the Pacific. He has been engaged in the general practice of surgery in Pasadena, California, since his release from the service in 1945.

Dr. Marshall is survived by his widow, Ana Homan Marshall, and five children,

Mrs. Catherine Murray, Tacoma Washington, James Kirk Marshall, Sain Pedro California, Michael Marshall, San Marino, California. and Stephanie and Joseph Marshall of, Pasadena, four grandchildren... 

Funeral service and burial were held at Pasadena California, Wednesday, May 29... 

Mary and James would have three children:



Catherine Anne Marshall

BIRTH 15 JAN 1929 • Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA

DEATH ABT. 1999 • Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, USA

Married:  30 Dec 1951 • Los Angeles, California, USA

Lowell Thomas Murray Jr

BIRTH 02 JAN 1926 • Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, USA

DEATH 2 JUL 2017 • Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, USA

The Los Angeles Times, 13 May 1951, Sun, page 95


Catherine A. Marshall Engaged to Lowell Thomas Murray Jr.  

By Joan Martin


Catherine Anne Marshall, daughter of Mrs. James B. Boyle and  Dr. James M. Marshall of Pasadena is engaged to be married to load time at Murray Junior, son of the Murrays Sr. of Tacoma.

That's exciting news,  with plans for a  December wedding, which were revealed last night at a family dinner party given by Dr. and Mrs. Marshall in their Hillcrest Avenue residence. Mr. Murray has been visiting the  Southland for the past 10 days and will present to receive the congratulations of the assembled gift.

Cathy, as the bride-elect left is known to her many friends, attended Westridge School, Stephen College, and graduated from Pomona College. Her fiancé graduated from the Taft School, Yale University where he was affiliated with Gamma Delta and received his Master's degree in forestry at the  University of  Washington.  He is a  lieutenant in the USNR.


James Kirk Marshall

BIRTH 15 MAY 1930 • Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, USA

DEATH 30 DEC 2004 • Laguna Niguel, Orange, California, USA

Married:  3 Apr 1959 •  Los Angeles, California, USA

Renee Loomis

BIRTH 2 MAY 1934

Daughter of Frank S. Loomis and Baba Blanche


Los Angeles Times 9 April 1959, Thu, page 34


Marshall, Loomis Rites Said


Mr. and Mrs. James Kirk Marshall (Renee Loomis)

greeted guests at a reception in the Beverly Hills Club

after they recited marriage vows in All Saints Episcopal

Church, Beverly Hills. The bride and the daughter of

Mrs. Frank S. Louis and the late Mr. Loomis. Mr. Mar-

shall is the son of Dr. James M. Marshall of Pasadena

and Mrs. James B. Boyleof Pasadena. Mr. Boyle is pres-

ident of the Valley Hunt Club.

For her wedding, the bride wore a gown of white Alencon lace and tulle over satin with a headdress of matching lace. She was attended by Mrs. Charles M. Montgomery (Helen Thomas), who wore a frock of gray-blue organdy.

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Mary Elizabeth Yancey would marry 2nd:  

Married: 21 May 1949 • Los Angeles, California, USA

Divorced:  Mar 1970 • Los Angeles City, California, USA

James Barrett Boyle Sr

BIRTH 16 JAN 1904 • Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA

DEATH 1 JAN 1991 • Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, USA


Catherine Ives Yancey


BIRTH 1920

DEATH ABT 1922 • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


William Lowndes Yancey

BIRTH 1922 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

DEATH 1922 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA


Patricia Yancey

BIRTH 8 NOV 1923 • Rio de Janeiro,


DEATH 9 MAR 1984 • Tacoma, Pierce,

Washington, USA

Married:  18 Feb 1950 • Los Angeles,

California, USA

Gale Edward Boulton

BIRTH 19 JUL 1924 • Colorado, USA

DEATH Unknown



Samuel Lewis Mathews

BIRTH 26 JUL 1891 • Marion County, Florida, USA

DEATH 28 NOV 1964 • Marion County, Florida, USA

Married:  24 Apr 1937 • Tampa Bay, Florida, USA

Helen Sophia Bischof

BIRTH 15 OCT 1900 • Rock Port, Atchison, Missouri, USA

DEATH 13 JUL 1976 • Ocala, Marion,  Florida, USA





George Green Mathews Jr


BIRTH 29 JAN 1855 • Mount Pleasant, Monroe, Alabama, USA

DEATH 01 MAR 1944 • Ft Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, USA

Son of Dr. George Green Mathews and Sarah Jane Hybart



Married:  1875, Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Araminta (Mintie) Daniel


BIRTH 1860 • Prairie Bluff, Wilcox, Alabama, USA

DEATH 1898 • Marion County, Florida, USA

Married:  1875, Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil




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Child # 2


Charles Benjamin Matthews


BIRTH 25 DEC 1878 • Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 23 JUN 1936 • Santo Anastacio, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Married:  2 Jan 1902 • Sao Paulo, Brazil

Hattie Lou McFadden


BIRTH 12 FEB 1888 • Santa Bárbara D'Oeste, São Paulo Brazil

DEATH 23 DEC 1974

Daughter of Robert Wilson McFadden and Sarah Elizabeth Steagall



Joseph Edward Mathews


BIRTH 12 OCT 1928 • Brasil

DEATH 17 JUN 1953 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


Ruth Mathews


George G. Mathews


Norma Lee Mathews


Charles Wilson Mathews Jr


BIRTH 23 JUL 1940

DEATH 12 JUL 1989 • Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil



Joseph Edward Mathews


BIRTH 12 OCT 1928 • Brasil

DEATH 17 JUN 1953 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


Ruth Mathews


George G. Mathews


Norma Lee Mathews


Charles Wilson Mathews Jr


BIRTH 23 JUL 1940

DEATH 12 JUL 1989 • Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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Mattie Belle Mathews


BIRTH 1881 • Santa Barbara d'oesta,

Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 1 DEC 1902 • Ocala, Marion County,

Florida, USA

Married:  12 Dec 1901 • Ocala, Marion,

Florida, USA

Victor Earl Mark


BIRTH 13 MAR 1876 • Pennsylvania, USA

DEATH 26 JAN 1948 • Jacksonville, Duval,

Florida, USA

Son of David London Mark and  

Mary Jane Cauvel

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The Bradenton Herald 

26 Jan 1948, Mon Page 1

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George Green Mathews

BIRTH  • Brazil

DEATH 1885, Marion County, Florida, USA 

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Cordelia “Dedie” Daniel


BIRTH 18 JUL 1869 • Americana, Brazil, South America

DEATH 9 AUG 1960 • Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, USA

Married 1st:  9 Jan 1895 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Alexandre Gonçalves Portugal


BIRTH 1865

DEATH Unknown

Married 2nd:1898

George Green Mathews Jr


BIRTH 29 JAN 1855 • Mount Pleasant, Monroe, Alabama, USA

DEATH 01 MAR 1944 • Ft Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, USA

Son of Dr. George Green Mathews and Sarah Jane Hybart



George Green Mathews Jr. (January 29, 1855 - March 1944) was

an American diplomat and politician. He served as U.S. Consul at

Pará, Brazil from 1893-1897, and on his return to the United States

was a Florida State Representative and the 2nd mayor of Fort Lau-

derdale from 1913-1914

Early life.

George G. Mathews was born on January 29, 1855, in Monroe County,

Alabama to Dr. George G. Mathews and Sarah Hybart. His father, a great-grandson of general George Mathews, removed his young family from Georgia to South America following the American Civil War when George Jr. was an adolescent and spent 23 years in Brazil before returning to the United States in 1881. Having spent most of his early life there, George Jr. was fluent in Portuguese and familiar with Brazilian customs.

United States consulate

President Grover Cleveland appointed him the United States consulate at Pará, Brazil, a position he held throughout President Cleveland's presidency of 1893-1897. Cleveland sought to forge new business relations with Brazil, and Mathews reported on business opportunities, specifically in paper manufacturing. 

Later life

On his return to the United States, he settled in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and translated his knowledge of the paper industry into private business success, publishing several local newspapers before founding the Fort Lauderdale "Sentinel" in 1910.[1] He played a prominent part in the political life of Fort Lauderdale, serving as a Florida State Representative for the city and serving on its City Council when that body was formed in 1912. He served as the 2nd mayor of Fort Lauderdale from 1913-to 1914. He died in Fort Lauderdale in 1944


Fort Lauderdale News 

04 Mar 1944, Sat,  Page 1



Sarah S Mathews


BIRTH 12 MAY 1901 • Santa Barbara D', Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 3 AUG 1987 • Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, USA


Charles Henry Crim


BIRTH 23 FEB 1896 • Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, USA

DEATH 11 AUG 1972 • Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, USA

Son of Henry Clay Crim and Dora Borchlet





Candice "Candy" Patricia Crim


BIRTH ABT 1926 • Lauderdale By The Sea,

Broward, Florida, USA

DEATH 10 JAN 2009 • Lauderdale By The

Sea, Broward, Florida, USA

Married:  1948 • Broward, Florida, USA

Albert Etheldred Barrs


BIRTH 5 JUL 1922 • Jacksonville, Duval,

Florida, USA

DEATH 8 DEC 1980 • Broward County,

Florida, USA

Son of Albert Etheldred Barrs and Helen

Elizabeth Glenn

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12 Aug 1972, Sat  •  Page 21



Robert Earl Mathews Sr.


BIRTH 21 APR 1904 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

DEATH 26 FEB 1988 • Fort Lauderdale, Broward,

Florida, USA

Married 1st: Nov 1926

Margaret Ward Darden


BIRTH 1910 • Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA

DEATH 1934 • Ft Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, USA

Daughter of John Oliver Darden and Ila Mae Ward

Married 2nd:  27 Oct 1934 • Dade County, Florida, USA

Pauline Ida Cleland


BIRTH 11 FEB 1907 • Atlanta, DeKalb, Georgia, USA

DEATH 15 NOV 2001 • Florida, USA

Daughter of Robert Alden Cleland and Emily Mertice Bell

No children

Children by Margaret Ward Darden:



Robert Earl Mathews Jr.


BIRTH 7 MAR 1929 • Fort Lauderdale, Broward,

Florida, USA

DEATH 2 JAN 2008 • Gainesville, Hall, Georgia,


Married:  10 Feb 1951 • Belle Glade, Palm Beach,

Florida, USA

Shirley Alice Connell


BIRTH 3 MAR 1931 • Florida

Daughter of Shelley Connell and Susan

Elizabeth Bridges

Robert Earl Mathews, Jr., 78, of Hayesville, NC, formerly of Belle Glade, FL died on Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. The funeral service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 5, at the graveside in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Dawson with Pastor Jim Payne and Pastor Walter Kenny officiating.


Mr. Mathews was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on March 7, 1929, son of the late Robert Earl Mathews Sr. and Margaret Darden Mathews. He was a graduate of Belle Glade High School and Stetson University College of Law where he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Fraternity and the National Honor Society of Scabbard and Blade. He served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant in 1953 and 1954 after his graduation from law school. He was an attorney in Belle Glade for 37 years, a partner in the law firm of Alan, Mathews & Baker and served as a Municipal Court Judge in Belle Glade for 15 years. He was a Rotarian and co-founder of the Bank of Belle Glade where he served on the Board of Directors for a number of years.


He retired in 1990 and moved to Hayesville, NC where he and his wife, Shirley, enjoyed an active life in their community. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Hayesville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Robert Earl Mathews, III.


He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Shirley Connell Mathews of Hayesville, NC; a son, Charles G. Mathews and his wife, Roseiline of Cuthbert; a daughter-in-law, Karen Ashley Mathews of Greensboro, NC; six grandchildren: Robert E. Mathews, IV, Melissa Mathews Pulumbo and husband, Michael, Terri Lynn Mathews, Victoria Lynn Taylor and her husband, Eddie, Robert A. Taylor, III, and Kimberly Ann Taylor; and two great-grandchildren: Riley and Dylan Taylor. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 50 Marvin Cabe Lane, Hayesville, NC 28904, or to your local chapter of Gideons International. HARVEY FUNERAL HOME P.O. Box 799 Dawson, GA 39842 
Published in The Palm Beach Post on Jan. 12, 2008.


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The Palm Beach Post

16 Mar 1972, Thu  •  Page 46


Robert Earl Mathews III


BIRTH 1 NOV 1952 • Daytona Beach,

Volusia, Florida, USA

DEATH ABT 1972 • Americus, Sumter,

Georgia, USA.  Died in an auto accident

at age 19

Married:  9 Apr 1971 • Martin County,

Florida, USA

Karen Elizabeth Ashley


Charles G. Mathews


BIRTH 5 MAY 1959 • Acworth , Cherokee County, Georgia, USA




Mary Ellen Mathews


BIRTH 2 DEC 1910 • Bartow, Polk, Florida, USA

DEATH 20 SEP 1985 • Lauderdale By The Sea, Broward, Florida, USA

Married:   23 May 1942 • Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, USA

Arthur Douglass Inwood


BIRTH ABT 1911 • West Ridge, Rawalpindi, Bengal, India

DEATH 20 AUG 1992 • Broward, Florida, USA

Son of Albert Ernest Inwood and Theodora Clare Houlihan

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Jane Ruth Ferrell.

Married 2nd:  31 Dec 1857 • Monroe County, Alabama, USA

Jane Ruth "Ruthy" Ferrell

BIRTH 1835 • South Carolina

DEATH 1900 • Marion, Florida, USA

George and Jane Ruth had one child:

Julia Ferrell Mathews


BIRTH 30 AUG 1858 • Monroe, Alabama, USA

DEATH 16 JUL 1931 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

Married:  8 Jun 1876;  Campinas, Sao PauloBrazil

Benjamin Harrison Norris


BIRTH 29 NOV 1845 • Dallas, Alabama, USA

DEATH 22 JUL 1927 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

Son of William Hutchinson Norris and Mary Black

Benjamin was the younger brother of Nancy

Angeline Norris, the wife of  William James Daniel


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Lucy M Norris


BIRTH 30 APR 1877 • São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 4 AUG 1952 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

Married:  10 Jun 1906

Samuel Simmons Savage IV


BIRTH 13 NOV 1876 • Walterboro, Colleton, South Carolina, USA

DEATH 3 NOV 1949 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

Son of Samuel Simmons Savage III and Ida Irene Ulmer


Samuel Simmons Savage V


BIRTH 04 OCT 1907 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

DEATH 22 NOV 1999 • Buda, Hays, Texas, USA

Married:  9 AUG 1936 • Hillsborough County, Florida, USA

Juanita Vivian McKenney


BIRTH 17 NOV 1910 • Port Jefferson, Suffolk, New York, USA

DEATH 2 JAN 1943 • Riverhead, Suffolk, New York, USA

Daughter of Ralph W McKenney and Lora Adeline Gay

Married 2nd:

Martha Frances Koger


BIRTH 27 FEB 1921 • Walterboro, Colleton, South Carolina, USA

DEATH 4 JAN 2001 • Austin, Travis, Texas, USA

Daughter of Lemuel Harvey Koger and Martha M Linder


Lucy Norris Savage


BIRTH 28 SEP 1909 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

DEATH JAN 1989 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

Married:  2 Nov 1929 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

Wilbert Louis Robinson


BIRTH 09 JUN 1903 • Yell, Benton, Arkansas, USA

DEATH 26 MAY 1945 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

Son of Lemuel Green Robinson and Evelyn Daffnee (Eva) Housley


Rosa Ellie Norris


BIRTH 1 JUN 1879 • Brazil

DEATH 2 NOV 1937 • Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, USA


Duke West Cato


BIRTH 24 JAN 1874 • Hogansville, Troup, Georgia, USA

DEATH 4 SEP 1939 • Tampa Bay, Hillsborough, Florida, USA

Son of William W Cato and Lucinda Jane West


Mary Lucy Cato


BIRTH 4 DEC 1904 • Florida, USA

DEATH 9 JULY 1929 • Hillsborough County, Florida, USA


Walter Thomas Ard


BIRTH 11 OCT 1898 • , Baldwin, Alabama, USA

DEATH 6 AUG 1984 • Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, USA

 Son of Marion Franklin Ard and Emiline Rollins


Janie Norris


BIRTH Unknown

DEATH 1885 • Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA

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The Ocala Evening Star, 

Thu, Dec 17, 1912,  Page 2

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The Gainesville Sun -April 10, 1983

  The following article was copied from the Gainesville Sun Newspaper, Sunday, April 10, 1983, found at  

Pyles: A Marion County Name 

If you have ever taken it into your head to wander around some of the old cemeteries, you may have visited the Newnansville Cemetery on the edge of Alachua.  In it is a marker bearing the name “Pyles.”  Samuel Pyles fought in the Revolutionary War and a later Samuel fought in the War Between the States.


The Samuel Robert Pyles who is the subject of this week’s column was related to both these men.  He was born about 8 miles south of Ocala on March 26, 1852, one of seven children.  Only he and his sister, Mrs. M. H. Pooser, were living when “Makers of America: Florida Edition” was published in 1911.  His parents were James W. Pyles and Frances Hannah Barnes Pyles.  They had moved to Marion County early in the 1830s from Georgia.


Sam’s uncles who were prominent in the War Between the States were Gen. Sam R. Pyles and Lt. Col. Louis G. Pyles.  The former died of wounds during the war; the latter of wounds after the war.  Both had also fought in the Seminole Wars in the earlier days of Florida.  Their mother had been killed and scalped by the Indians near Brooksville in 1840.


Sam attended the Marion County schools, including East Florida Seminary (before it moved to Gainesville).  The old EFS building later became Ocala High School where his children attended school.


Sam went to work as a clerk for Mrs. F. A. House in her mercantile store in 1868, entering into a partnership with her in 1872.  They expanded the business and added a shipping and receiving company at the headwaters of Silver Springs.  With the advent of the railroad, F.R.&N. Railway which reached Ocala in 1874, Sam disposed of the business. 


He bought a large farm.  He added orange trees in 1876 and purchased a large wild sour orange grove on the Withlacoochee River, converting it into a sweet orange grove.  He needed transportation for his oranges- so, he built and put a line of steamboats on the river.  The business was great until 1894 when the freeze killed his grove.


Luckily Sam had invested in phosphate lands in 1891-92.  In addition to his lands and steamboats, he had a mercantile business and a sawmill.


He was once Marion County Treasurer and also served as a county commissioner.  He figured in the construction of the courthouse and landscaping of its grounds, worked to get steel bridges over navigable streams, and advocated the improvement of the roads.

 Sam was married twice.  His first wife was Mary Davis Barnes of Marion County.  They had five children.  Three living in 1911, Jessie, Mary, and Maggie.  His second wife was Mrs. Annie V. Hursh Sawtell of Corydon, Indiana.  They had three children, Clifford, Catherine, and Mildred.  There are Pyles still living in Alachua and Marion Counties.  Their ancestors were fighting survivors.

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A Marion County Farmer

A party of hunters left Ocala early New Years' morning and when in the neighborhood of Mr. Samuel Pyle’s plantation, the dogs got on to the trail of a fox, and Mr. Pyles, hearing the melody of their voices, joined in the chase and remained with the party until two of the beautiful fleet-footed animals had been captured.  It was now the hour of breakfast and Mr. Pyles invited all of the gentlemen to break bread with him and one of the party in relating the incident to us said that it had been many a day since he had sat down to so bountiful and excellent a bill of fare.  Fried chicken eggs, home-cured ham, splendid coffee, hot biscuit and waffles, new-made syrup, fresh butter, sweet milk and buttermilk, and other things too numerous to mention.

After breakfast, the gentlemen were invited to stroll to the stables and barns and inspect Mr. Pyle’s stock.  They saw line horses,  mules and colts, fine Jersey cows and calves, hogs and pigs wattling in their fat, turkeys, ducks, geese, peafowls and chickens,
twenty-five gobblers yet unsold and which will probably be used at the home.  The farm itself was in keeping with the home surroundings.  This gentleman said that it looked more like farming to him than anything he had seen since he had been in Florida.

If you want to see how a man can farm in Florida, what luxuries he can surround himself with and how independent he can be of all the world go out and visit Capt. Pyles.  Ocala Banner ¬


Article found at Library of Congress, National Endowment for the Humanities, Chronicling America, The Florida Agriculturist, January 24, 1906, image 5.



Title: BLAND COMMUNITY Location: County: Alachua City: GAINESVILLE Description: Settled in the 1840s by cotton planters from Georgia and South Carolina, Bland became a diverse agrarian area where farmers and sharecroppers raised cattle and grew cotton and a variety of fruits and vegetables. Joseph Fate Lafayette Matthews (1868-1934) was the towns most prominent citizen who moved to the area from Bradford County in 1899. He and Thomas A. Doke initially purchased 720 acres of land which was once part of the Samuel R. Pyles plantation. Matthews built a large home and general merchandise store just under a mile south of here. With cotton gins and a grist mill, the store served as the center of commerce for the area. In May 1903 Matthews opened a post office which was named for his son, Blan C. Matthews (1902-1927). Fate Matthews served as the only postmaster until the closing of the post office in July 1906.


By the late 1920s he was one of the countys largest land owners. On December 1, 1934, Matthews, then president of the Bank of Alachua, was murdered in his home by a man upon whose house he had foreclosed. William and Elsie Washington successfully homesteaded 104 acres in this area in 1879. Among their many descendants is actress, comedienne, and humanitarian Whoopi Goldberg.


Sponsors: ALACHUA COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bland Community paragraph courtesy Florida Historical Markers Program. Picture courtesy Florida Memory, Florida Photographic Collection, search under Pyles.


Mathews family

The Mathews family is an American political family descended from John Mathews (d. 1757) and Ann Archer, originating in colonial Virginia and active in Virginia and the American South in the 18th–20th centuries.

The family originates from Glamorgan, Wales. The earliest progenitor to the family is Gwarthfoed, 1st Lord of Cardigan. The Mathews surname originates from Sir David Mathew, a Welsh knight that is credited with saving the life of King Edward IV at the Battle of Towton in 1461.  The American family's founders were of Scotch-Irish ancestry, and immigrated to America around 1730, settling in Augusta County (present-day Rockbridge County), Virginia. Several members played a role in the American Revolution, and numerous members were elected to the Virginia General Assembly over successive generations, while additionally members have been involved in the politics of West VirginiaGeorgia, and other U.S. states in roles including state governor and state legislator, among others. Members have served in the U.S. military as generals, colonels, and other officers. Notable members include George MathewsSampson MathewsHenry M. Mathews, and Mason Mathews Patrick.

The Mathews family is believed to be of Scotch-Irish and/or Welsh ethnicity. The male prog- genitor of the family, John Mathews (d. 1757), likely immigrated to America during the early years of the Scotch-Irish immigration of 1718–1775. His parentage and ethnicity are currently unknown, with a variety of sources offering conflicting accounts. The female progenitor of the family, Ann Archer, immigrated to America with her father Sampson Archer in the early years of the Scotch-Irish immigration of 1718-1775 and was of Scotch-Irish ethnic

John Mathews settled in Augusta County, Virginia around 1737 and held several local offices in the community. Several of his sons took part in patriot efforts during the American Revolutionary WarSampson Mathews (c. 1737–1807) and George Mathews (1739–1812) were members of the Augusta County Committee of Safety, which drafted the Augusta Resolves and the Augusta Declaration. Virginia scholar Hugh Blair Grigsby has called the Augusta Declaration “the Magna Charta of the West” for its precedence in calling for a permanent and independent separation from Britain and formal union of the colonies. In total, three of Mathews’ sons served as wartime Virginia legislators: Sampson Mathews and George Mathews from Augusta County and Archer Mathews (1744–c. 1790) from Greenbrier County.


 Additionally, Sampson Mathews was a lieutenant colonel of the Virginia militia, and George Mathews was a brevet brigadier general in the Continental Army. George Mathews was later a U.S. House Representative to the First Congress and a governor of Georgia.

George Mathews' son George Mathews Jr. (1774–1836) was a judge of the Superior Courts of the territories of Mississippi and Orleans and as the presiding judge of the Louisiana Supreme Court. George Mathews Jr.'s brother, John Mathews (c.1762–1806), was a federal Supervisor of Revenue from Georgia. In Virginia, three more members of the family from the third generation served in the state legislature: Sampson Mathews' son Sampson Mathews Jr. from Bath County, and John Mathews (1768–1849) and James W. Mathews (d. 1825), grandsons of John Mathews through his son William Mathews (1741–1772), from Greenbrier County.

From the fourth generation, Mason Mathews (1803–1878), a grandson of William Mathews, served in the Virginia legislature from Greenbrier County. During the American Civil War, three of his sons served as Confederate States Army officers. His son Henry M. Mathews (1834–1884) later served as an attorney general and governor of West Virginia. Henry M. Mathews' son, William G. Mathews (1877–1923), was a federal judge in Kanawha, West Virginia, and a candidate for the West Virginia Supreme CourtMason M. Patrick (1863–1942), grandson of Mason Mathews, served as Chief of the U.S. Army Air ServiceAmerican Expeditionary Force during World War I and the Interwar Period. He authored the 1926 congressional bill that created the U.S. Army Air Corps from the Air Service and served as its first chief.

Other relations include Thomas Posey (1750–1818), U.S. Senator from Louisiana; Peter J. Otey (1840–1902), U.S. House Representative from Virginia; and George Mathews Edgar (1837–1913), President of the University of Arkansas.

A list of offices held by members of the Mathews family.




Member:  -- Name Restricted --    Nat'l #: 712448     

Ancestor #: A075441

1.  -- Generation Restricted --

2.  -- Generation Restricted --

3.  -- Generation Restricted --

4.  The Said -- Name Restricted -- was the child of

      Ephriam Alexander Pharr born on 4 - Aug - 1831 at Canton Bend AL   

      died at Camden AL on 30 - Nov - 1869 and his ( 2nd ) wife

      Mary Davis born on - - at _______________

      died at Camden AL on - - 1874 married on - -   

5.  The Said Ephriam Alexander Pharr was the child of

      Ephriam Pharr Jr born on 24 - Jun - 1794 at Oglethorpe Co GA  

      died at Canton Bend AL on 26 - Jul - 1846 and his ( 1st ) wife

      Mary Mathews born on 12 - Jun - 1798 at Green Co GA

      died at Canton Bend AL on 22 - Sep - 1844 married on 4 - Apr - 1819  

6.  The Said Mary Mathews was the child of

      John Mathews born on c - - 1762 at Augusta Co VA   

      died at Greene Co GA on - - 1798-1806 and his ( 1st ) wife

      Elizabeth Mathews born on - - at _______________

      died at _______________ on - - married on - -   

7.  The Said John Mathews was the child of

      George Mathews born on 30 - Aug - 1739 at Augusta Co VA   

      died at Augusta GA on 30 - Aug - 1812 and his ( 1st ) wife

      Anne Paul born on - - at _______________

      died at Goose Pond Plantation Oglethorpe Co GA on 21 - Sep - 1788 married on 13 - Sep - 1762  


Ancestor #: A075441


Birth:  8-30-1739    AUGUSTA CO VIRGINIA


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George Mathews, a veteran of the Continental army during the Revolutionary War (1775-83), migrated to Wilkes County from Virginia between 1783 and 1784. He quickly rose to serve as a state legislator, governor, and member of the U.S. Congress.

Early Life and Career

Mathews was born in 1739 to Ann Archer and John Mathews, Ulster immigrants, and spent his formative years in Augusta County, Virginia. His family diligently sought recognition as members of the western Virginia gentry, and Mathews exerted his efforts in economic, civil, and military affairs. He joined his elder brother, Sampson, in a business partnership that included land speculation, property leasing, agricultural, and mercantile operations. The brothers' enterprise extended from Staunton, Virginia, to the Greenbriar district of western Virginia and grew to include an extensive Atlantic trade network. Mathews used his circles of influence to obtain an appointment to the Augusta Parish vestry, as a county magistrate, and as high sheriff.

As Virginia supported the growing rebellion against Great Britain, Mathews eagerly sought a military command. Revolutionary leaders of the colony applauded his persuasive and skillful leadership as a militia captain during the 1774 Battle of Point Pleasant, and by 1777 Mathews obtained an appointment as colonel of the Ninth Virginia Regiment. His troops were assigned to Continental service under General George Washington, but during the Battle of Germantown in Pennsylvania, the entire regiment was either killed or captured. Mathews remained a prisoner of war until December 1781


Settling in Georgia

Shortly after his release Mathews rejoined the Continental army in Georgia and South Carolina. His sojourn there provided an opportunity to view the rich lands of the Georgia upcountry. By January 1783 Mathews worked with several Virginians, including Colonel George Rootes, Francis Willis, and John Marks, to petition the state legislature for a block grant of 200,000 acres in the Georgia backcountry on which to settle 30 to 100 Virginia families. But assembly members rejected the creation of such an extensive tract. Mathews opted to purchase property in the Goose Pond region of Wilkes County, Georgia, near the Broad River, and obtained additional state lands for his revolutionary service. He returned to Virginia and encouraged family, friends, and former compatriots (including Benjamin Taliaferro) to settle in Wilkes County.

Mathews eliminated most of his mercantile connections upon his move to Georgia. He lived in a log cabin with his wife, Anne Polly Paul, and their eight children, John, Charles Lewis, George, William, Ann, Jane, Margaret, and Rebecca. As in Virginia, Mathews sought to create an image of a member of the slaveholding planter elite. He sought entrance into the public and political life of the Georgia backcountry and employed a strong network of wartime associates, friends, family, and economic contacts to achieve his goals. Mathews quickly obtained an appointment as a Wilkes County justice and as a commissioner for the new town of Washington, and he successfully stood as a candidate to the Georgia Assembly in 1787. Legislators took advantage of his reputation as an aggressive military leader and Continental officer and elected Mathews as governor for 1787-88.

The Georgia Governorship and the Yazoo Land Fraud

As the new chief executive, Mathews chafed at the restrictions placed upon the independence of the governor by the Georgia Constitution of 1777, which prevented his quick response to border conflicts with the Spanish and Creek Indians. His term in office prompted advocacy for stronger state and national government, and Mathews served as a member of the 1787 state convention to ratify the new federal constitution. The following year western residents elected Mathews as a member of the House of Representatives. In spite of a lackluster term, defeat in 1791 by a land speculation faction called the Combined Society, and failure to win a federal senatorial seat in 1792, Mathews rebuilt political support and maneuvered legislative election as governor in 1793.

During Mathews's second administration Georgia faced renewed Creek raids along the frontier. A lack of assembly and federal military funding frustrated his defense plans for a chain of blockhouses along Georgia's frontier, as did the actions of a fellow Wilkes County resident, Elijah Clarke, who posed as a French agent and established an illegal settlement in Creek lands called the Trans-Oconee Republic. Mathews, conscious of maintaining strong political support, may have turned to the use of land grants as a means of retaining popularity. He continued to practice a policy of his predecessors, known historically as the Pine Barren Speculation and granted extensive tracts—some as large as 40,000 acres—in EffinghamFranklinGlynnLibertyMcIntoshMontgomery, and Washington counties.

In 1795 private land companies revived a failed 1789 effort to purchase the state's western land claims extending to the Mississippi River. At first, Mathews stood firm against signing the Yazoo land bill, but earlier activities as a land speculator and his desire to maintain public approval may have prompted Mathews's acceptance. His approval of the Yazoo sale catapulted him into political disgrace. Opponents, led by a former U.S. senator, James Jackson, accused Mathews of identification with the self-interest of speculation and of failing to exhibit Republican independence. Since most of the anti-Yazooists followed the principles of the rising Jeffersonian-Republican faction, Mathews's identification with the Federalists intensified those accusations.

Later Life and Career

Mathews sought a new life in Mississippi Territory, where he married a propertied widow, Mary Carpenter. His efforts to revive his political career included an 1812 commission by U.S. President James Madison to encourage an East Florida rebellion against the Spanish government and annexation of that territory to the United States. The revolt took place, and Mathews began to organize an attack on St. Augustine, Florida. But he worked too successfully. Members of the federal government felt it politically inexpedient to acquire Florida at that time, and the president issued a recall to Mathews. Mathews took the rejection of his Florida efforts personally. He started to travel to Washington, D.C., to confront the president but fell ill while passing through Augusta. There he died and was buried in the cemetery of the St. Paul Episcopal Church.

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Carol Ebel, "First Men: Changing Patterns of Leadership on the Virginia and Georgia Frontiers, 1642-1815" (Ph.D. diss., University of Georgia, 1996).

G. Melvin Herndon, "George Mathews: Frontier Patriot." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 77(July 1969): 307-28.

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