Person:William Matheny (8)

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William Matheny
m. 10 SEP 1747
  1. Job MathenyABT 1749/50 -
  2. Mary MathenyABT 1753 -
  3. Anne MathenyABT 1755 -
  4. William Matheny1759 - 1838
  5. Luke MathenyABT 1760 - 1839
  6. Daniel Matheny1762 - 1824
  7. Archibald MathenyABT 1764 -
  8. Nathaniel 'Nathan' MathenyABT 1771 -
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Name William Matheny
Gender Male
Birth? 1759 Augusta County, Virginia
Death? 1838 Augusta County, Virginia

William Matheny was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Records of William Matheny in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 2 - Revolutionary War Service Declaration - William Matheny's Declaration, October 24th, 1832: Aged 73 years;

enlisted in the United States Army in 1777 for three years, with Captain Francis Willis, and served in the Sixteenth Regiment of the Virginia Line, under Col. William Grayson, Lieut. Col. Powell, Capt. Francis Willis. First Lieut. Christopher Greenup, Second Lieut. Cato Moore, Ensign John Sitton; rendezvoused at Shenandoah River, in Berkley County, and marched to Leesburg; thence to Philadelphia via Alexandria; thence to the Cross Roads, where he joined the army under Washington; was afterwards in the battle of Brandywine, where he was wounded in the left leg and taken prisoner; was paroled on the ground, and taken to Pennsylvania (Lancaster), where he remained until he was well; never heard of his being exchanged and never went back into the army.