Person:Sampson Matthews (1)

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Col. Sampson Matthews
m. 07 Jul 1725
  1. John Matthews, Jr.abt 1726 - 1764
  2. Joshua Matthewsabt 1728 - Bef 1763
  3. Ann Matthewsabt 1730 -
  4. Col. Sampson Matthewsabt 1732 - 1807
  5. Jane MatthewsAbt 1734 - Bet 1778
  6. Rachel Matthewsabt 1735 - 1795
  7. Richard Matthewsabt 1736 - 1799
  8. Gen. George Matthews1739 - 1812
  9. William Matthews, Saddler of Beverley Manorabt 1740 - bef 1772
  10. Archer Matthewsabt 1744 - 1786
  11. Elizabeth Matthews1748 - aft 1830
  • HCol. Sampson Matthewsabt 1732 - 1807
  • WMary Lockhartest 1740 - Bef 1782
m. 1 September 1759
  1. John MatthewsAFT 1761 -
  2. Anne Mathews1763 - 1829
  3. Jane MatthewsBEF 1770 - bef 1835
  4. Sampson Mathews, Jr.1769 - 1841
  • HCol. Sampson Matthewsabt 1732 - 1807
  • WCatherine Davisest 1749 - AFT 1800
m. June 1783
Facts and Events
Name Col. Sampson Matthews
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1732 Orange County, Virginia
Marriage 1 September 1759 to Mary Lockhart
Alt Marriage SEP 1759 Augusta County, Virginiato Mary Lockhart
Marriage June 1783 Henrico County, Virginiato Catherine Davis
Divorce Filing November 1790 Augusta County, Virginiafrom Catherine Davis
Occupation[1] 1791 Served as the first Sheriff of Bath County, Virginia
Death? 20 January, 1807 Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia

Sampson Matthews was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

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Sampson & George Matthews' land (Beverley Manor NE, 560 acres, 1765) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.


Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 21.--23d May, 1765. Same (From Robert Beverley) to Sampson and George Mathews, £20, 560 acres in Beverley Manor, including two hills called and known by the name of Betsey Bell and Mary Gray, Alexander Gibson'.s line; corner Col. Stewart's; McClanahan's corner. Delivered: Sampson, October, 1708.
  • Page 24.--23d May, 1765. Same to same ((From Robert Beverley) to Sampson and George Mathews), £220, 1200 acres in Calfpasture on a branch of Calf Pasture called Elk Branch (Elk Run).
  • Sampson Matthews acquired 350 acres of land "on Burden's Creek of James River; Benj. Borden's line and "also 18 acres, line of above tract; corner James Trimble" that were willed to him by his father, John Matthews, as listed in the following record:


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 487.—22d November, 1754. Sampson Mathews, farmer, to John Mathews, Jr., Jr., farmer, £5, 180 acres on North Branch of James; corner Henry Fuller; corner Wm. Henderson; conveyed to Sampson in May, 1754, by John Peter Sailing. Delivered: James Lockhart, June, 1757.
  • Page 173.--19th February, 1763. Sampson Mathews and Mary to Patrick McCollom, £130, 350 acres by patent to John Mathews and willed to Sampson on Burden's Creek of James River; Benj. Borden's line. Also 18 acres, line of above tract; corner James Trimble. Delivered: James McClure, 2d March, 1773.

Will of Sampson Matthews

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 121.--7th April, 1800. Sampson Mathew's will, Sr., of Bath County--Has executed deed to John Coalter as trustee for wife Catherine. and another to Samuel Clarke as trustee for self, both recorded in General Court. Suit in Federal Court in Chancery to set aside those deeds. To four children, viz: John and Sampson Mathews, Ann Nelson, Jane Clarke. Executors, Samuel Clarke, Jacob Kinney. Teste: Andrew Barry, W. Herron. 7th April, 1800, Codicil--Makes daughter Jane residuary legatee. Proved, 24th March, 1807.



Information on Sampson Matthews

From "Annals of Augusta County, Virginia", by Joseph Addison Waddell, pg. 487:
Sampson Mathews, of Staunton, was colonel of militia in Augusta, and on the I3th wrote to the Governor that, in accordance with orders, he would start to Fredericksburg early the next morning with about 25o men. The men of the second battalion were then on the way, and also the militia from Rockbridge and Rockingham. Major Posey, of the 1st reg1ment ot the line, a recruiting officer at Staunton, was to go with Col. Mathews. His men would take some beef cattle from Augusta, as ordered.
On January 21st, Col. Mathews wrote to the Governor from Bowling Green, in Caroline county, where he was with his command, by order of Gen. Muhlenburg, having been at Fredericksburg four days. [He made a rapid march, starting from Staunton on the I4th, spending four days in Fredericksburg, and arriving at Bowling Green on the 21st.] Col. John Bowyer, with about 22o men from Rockbridge, joined him that morning. Smiths, vises, files, &c., were needed for the repair ot fire-arms.
Col. Mathews wrote again, on the 29th, from Cabin Point, in Surry county, south of James River, where he had been ordered by Gen. Muhlenburg, and was to proceed next morning to Smithfield, in Isle of Wight county. He had been detained three days by " wett and the badness of the Boats." He had hoped to be supplied with tents and ammunition, but was disappointed, and had sent Capt. Robert Gamble [lately a prisoner of war at Charleston, S. C., and now probably a volunteer aid to Col. Mathews,] to solicit these articles. Many of the men were sick from exposure, and the Colonel feared a mutiny if they were not supplied. "The marching is so severe, the duty on the lines so fatiguing, and the exposure to the severity of the season so great, that soldiers must be expected to grumble at their hardships." A surgeon was needed, and the letter requested that Dr. Foushee, or some other good surgeon, be ordered to join the rifle corps. The smiths, vises, &c., had not arrived, and many of the rifles were out of order.


Records of Sampson Matthews in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:


  • Vol. 2 - Page 266.--6th January, 1770. Samuel Cowden and Mathew Cowden to John Graham and Daniel Kidd, £80, mortgage, Ys, acre in Staunton, part of a lot formerly James Hughes' and purchased by Col. David Stewart and Samuel Cowden and 15 acres of wood land belonging to the same and bounded by Sampson Mathews, Archer Mathews, James Hartgrove, Euphram Hughes, widow; being the same whereon Randal Lockhart and John Readpath now lives; also 1/2 acre lot lying above Daniel Kidd's and joining Water Street and divided by one street from a lot belonging to Doctor John Mathews, and 30 acres of woodland thereto belonging; also 1/2 acre lot in Staunton, formerly property of Joseph Bell bounded by Robert Reed and Doctor William Fleming's lots. Teste: John Virner.
  • Vol. 2 - Nelson vs. Clarke--O. S. 278; N. S. 98--On 14th November, 1775, Alexander Nelson agreed to exchange a tract on Dunlap Creek with Sampson Mathews for 5,000 acres in Kentucky. The title to the land in Kentucky has failed and Alexr. claims lien on land on Dunlap's Creek. Sampson is dead, leaving Catherine Mathews, Sampson Mathews, Jane, wife of Samuel C. Clarke, and Jacob Kinney, his representatives. Deed, 30th September, 1797, by Sampson Mathews of Bath County to Alexr. Nelson of Augusta. Sampson has heretofore granted to Alexr. a tract on Dunlap's Creek in Botetourt in consideration of his marriage with his daughter and has exchanged with Alexr. 5,000 acres in Kentucky for the Dunlap's Creek land. Conveys 2,000 acres, part of the 5,000 acres in Shelby County, Ky., on Clear Creek, corner Elizabeth Murray. Recorded Shelby County Quarter Sessions, 1798, February. Letters by John Allen of Kentucky to Alex. Nelson. Letter by Sampson Mathews to Col. James Knox, at present in Staunton, dated Staunton, 30th August, 1783. Letter by James Knox of same date. Letter by Abraham Hite, heir to John Hite, to Col. Sampson Mathews, dated Beargrass, 27th November, 1796, mentions lands located by Abraham's deceased brother. Letter by Col. Saml. McDowell to Col. Sampson Mathews, dated Fayette County, Ky., 22d July, 1795.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1786 (M to P). - Sampson Mathews and Catherine, his wife, late Catherine Parks, late Catherine North, administratrix of Roger North, deceased, and Philip North, eldest son and heir of Roger North, deceased, vs. Owen Owens and Samuel Lewis.--Writ, 10th December, 1783.
  • Vol. 2 - JUDGMENTS. - SEPTEMBER, 1790 (H to Z). - Sampson Mathews and Catherine, his wife, late Catherine North, vs. Samuel Lewis and John Bosong.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1790. - Catherine Mathews, by her next friend, Philip North, vs. Sampson Mathews.--Plaintiff married defendant in 1783 and now sues for divorce for cruelty. (Note: Catherine sued for divorce from Sampson Matthews in 1790, not known if divorce finalized).
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1791 (M to W). - Catherine Mathews vs. Sampson Mathews.--Petition for plaintiff for alimoney pending suit for divorce. Affidavit of Alexander Humphreys, August 20, 1790, that Catherine told Sampson in his presence that she would return if he would put away Lucy, but he refused her to his attorney. On May 17, 1790, Sampson advertised that he would not pay any contracts of Catherine as she had absconded from his bed and board. Joseph Mathews and Mary, his wife, 1790.
  • Vol. 2 - AUGUST, 1793 (M to Z). - North vs. Mathews.--Catherine Mathews, wife of Sampson, was first widow of Roger North, then widow of Edward Park. Roger North died in the fall of 1776, leaving a will which Catherine could not find and she took out administration. Philip is the only surviving heir to Roger North. She married Edward Park in the fall of 1777 and Edward died December (July), 1780. Catherine took out administration on Edward's estate in Henrico County. Roger owned a tan yard. Affidavit by Catherine, 1793. Edward had daughters (sisters?) Polly and Fanny Park. Catherine married Sampson, June, 1783. Edward Park had a nephew, Jonathan Park. (Note: proves identity of Sampson's second wife).
  • Vol. 2 - Nelson vs. Clarke--O. S. 278; N. S. 98--On 14th November, 1775, Alexander Nelson agreed to exchange a tract on Dunlap Creek with Sampson Mathews for 5,000 acres in Kentucky. The title to the land in Kentucky has failed and Alexr. claims lien on land on Dunlap's Creek. Sampson is dead, leaving Catherine Mathews, Sampson Mathews, Jane, wife of Samuel C. Clarke, and Jacob Kinney, his representatives. Deed, 30th September, 1797, by Sampson Mathews of Bath County to Alexr. Nelson of Augusta. Sampson has heretofore granted to Alexr. a tract on Dunlap's Creek in Botetourt in consideration of his marriage with his daughter and has exchanged with Alexr. 5,000 acres in Kentucky for the Dunlap's Creek land. Conveys 2,000 acres, part of the 5,000 acres in Shelby County, Ky., on Clear Creek, corner Elizabeth Murray. Recorded Shelby County Quarter Sessions, 1798, February. Letters by John Allen of Kentucky to Alex. Nelson. Letter by Sampson Mathews to Col. James Knox, at present in Staunton, dated Staunton, 30th August, 1783. Letter by James Knox of same date. Letter by Abraham Hite, heir to John Hite, to Col. Sampson Mathews, dated Beargrass, 27th November, 1796, mentions lands located by Abraham's deceased brother. Letter by Col. Saml. McDowell to Col. Sampson Mathews, dated Fayette County, Ky., 22d July, 1795.
  • Vol. 2 - Margaret Jones, Executrix of Gabriel Jones, vs. Mathews' Heirs--O. S. 170; N. S. 60--Sampson Mathews (now deceased) mortgaged to Gabriel Jones land in Bath County, 2,080 acres, 18th August 1791. It is charged that after the mortgage, Sampson conveyed a part of the land to John Fowler and Samuel Blackburn, and the remainder to Jacob Kenny and Samuel Clark, in trust to pay Sampson's debts. Sampson died testate (will in Augusta) leaving widow, Catherine, daughter, Jane, wife of Saml. Clarke, daughter, Ann, wife of Alexander Nelson, and son, Sampson Mathews. Gabriel Jones died in 1806 testate (will in Rockingham).
References
  1. Morton, Oren Frederic. Annals of Bath County, Virginia. (Staunton, Va.: McClure Co., 1917, c1918).