Oh no! Thought I "had something"!(lol) Appears the Mathews/Matthews family found in Erath/Palo Pinto County immigrated in 1871. From the Bible: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego? Brothers Abednego, Meshach, and James immigrated along with sister Sarah Caroline (wed Evan Jones). Hope someone is researching this family? Your James A. Mathews is a mystery. There's no evidence James Mathews that immigrated in 1871 was ever married. He's found with married sister's family 1900 TX-Palo Pinto-Precinct 8-District 0125-Images 29 & 30. He and his brothers buried in Palo Pinto.