Matthew C. Christian
b.22 March 1810 Union, Kentucky, United States
m. ABT 1798
Facts and Events
Matthew C. Christian, a farmer near Bordley, is the son of Matthew and Jane (Black) Christian. His father was a native of Augusta County, Virginia. He served four years as a United States soldier in Gen. Wayne's great campaign against the hostile Indians of the Northwest. He also assisted in the capture of the Harpe desperadoes. His mother was born in Barkly County, Va. His paternal grandfather, Paddy Christian, of Virginia, was in the Revolution, and was present as an orderly sergeant at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. His mother's father came from Ireland and settled in Pennsylvania. His maternal grandmother was from Pennsylvania. Mr. Christian was born near Bordley on the 22d of March, 1810. This makes him one of the oldest natives of the county. He attended the common schools of Union County for eight or nine years, and in 1852 he went to California, when the trip was full of danger. He lived there eight years and returned home in 1860. He has traveled well over the country, and has visited all the principal cities of the United States. He owns and cultivates a farm of sixty or seventy acres. In politics he is a Democrat. He is an Odd Fellow, and has been a member of the United Baptist Church for thirty-five or forty years, and was a clerk in that communion several years.