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William Mathis of Green County

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William Mathis of Green County

Posted: 1010036052000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1050979731000
Surnames: Mathis, Parker, Despain, Dobson, Philpott, Duke
I recently inherited my father's wealth of information, of which he had spent many years and worked hard hours collecting. I find it very interesting and would like to continue his work and fill in some blanks. I hope someone can help me.

My Mathis family information originates with William Mathis of Green County, Kentucky. It is believed he came to KY from VA (after coming from Ireland) with his brother John (strictly a theory, of which I don't know the origin). William married Hepsiba Philpot in 1799 and they had 8 children. They are as follows:

1. William born 1808 and married Elizabeth Duke on 10/5/25. (I am from this line.)

2. James Harvey who married Mahala Miller.

3. Mary who married Moses Parker.

4. Jemima who married James Dobson (7/10/1822) and later Elihu Chandler, after moving to IA. I am unsure what happened to James Dobson.

5. Hepsiba who married William Manly (12/16/1830).

6. Elizabeth (no information)

7. Nancy who married John Duke (12/26/1832).

8. Jose who married Lucinda DeSpain.

Some other information I know is that William (father) died in Green County in 1826. Beginning in 1834, Hepsiba (mother), William (son 1.) and wife E. Duke; Jemima (daughter 4.);Hepsiba (daughter 5.) and husband W. Manly; and Jose (son 8.) and wife L. DeSpain, all moved to Iowa. I believe Mary and Moses Parker remained in Green Co. I am unsure of the others (James Harvey, Elizabeth and Nancy). Note that I do not know the correct birth order as I only have a dob for William.

Unfortunately, Mathis has been incorrectly written as Mathews on several documents, leading to a confusion with the Mathews family that lived in Green Co. at the same time (Preacher William Mathews of Brush Creek Church who died in 1814). However my family did attend the Brush Creek Baptist Church, as the Articles of Faith of this church were used to start the Long Creek Baptist Church in Danville, IA by William and Hepsy Manly.

Any information that someone might have about the people above would be wonderful. I'm particularly interested in the families that married the Mathis members. Especially the Philpots. Any information about the parents of these people and dates would be great. In addition, if anyone has information that precedes William Mathis and his brother, John (who married Jemima Griggs in 1794), I would be extremely grateful.

Thank you,

Jill Mathis Lathrum
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