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Re: Reuben Mathis

Jerry Cavender (View posts)
Posted: 918302400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mathis, Cavender, Brittain
From: Wilsons Historical Notes on Dubois Co. 1939:

Buried in the (Anson) Cavender Pioneer Cemetery, Dubois Co. IN:
Reuben Mathis died Oct. 1, 1870 age: 75 yrs, 8 mo., 9 days
Mary - wife of R. Mathis - died Jan. 29, 1849 age 48 years, 10 mo., 23 days
Samantha-wife of R. Mathis - died Jan. 29, 1852 (stone broken)

Mrs. Margaret E. Cavender Sherritt had the following brothers and sisters:
3. Frank Cavender, who married a daughter of Reuben Mathis ( a half-sister of Mrs. Wm. C. Brittain. This Mrs. Cavender died at Mrs. Sherritts home, while on a visit. Her remains were taken back to her western home (perhaps Iowa ?).
This information was obtained from John Walts, a neighbor, who was born Feb. 9, 1850 and was still living in Haysville in 1939.

Deed Notes:
D. Deed of Wm. C. Brittain to Sarah Brittain, Oct. 26, 1855
E. Deed of Sarah Brittain, widow, to Geo. Grossman Oct. 26, 1855
From my notes->

Dubois Co. IN Marriages:
Franklin Cavender on November 29, 1855 married Mary J. Mathis in Dubois Co. IN.

Franklin was born April 21, 1835, died May 28, 1910, and is buried in the Memory Cemetery in New Market, Taylor County, Iowa. Mary Mathis was born August 25, 1835.

From an Iowa newspaper:
Mrs. Frank Cavender died while visiting Indiana, 22 Nov 1910
Dubois Co. IN 1860 census-- Harbison Township:
Franklin Cavender age 24 farmer born IN
Mary Cavender age 24 born IN
Theresa Cavender age 3 born IN
Caroline Cavender age 2 born IN
Wilson Cavender age 1 born IN

Franklin Cavender was a son of Judge William Cavender (b.Aug. 29, 1793 Ferrisburg VT -d. Mar. 5, 1873 Dubois Co. IN) and Charity (Hoagland )(Stretton) Cavender (b. Jan. 11, 1804 TN - d. Dec. 14, 1876 Dubois Co. IN ){ 3rd marriage for William, 2nd for Charity -- William and Charity are both buried in Sherrits Graveyard, Dubois Co.}


1870 census - Mason Township, Taylor County, Iowa
Frank 35 m In far
Mary 34 f In
Theodsia 13 f In
Cornelia 12 f In
Lafaett 11 m In
Edward 9 m In
William 7 m In

1880 census - Mason Township, Taylor County, Iowa
Frank 45 m In Vt Tn far
Mary 44 f In SC Tn
L.W. 21 m In In In far
Edward 19 m In In In
William 18 m In In In

1885 census - Mason Township, Taylor County, Iowa
Frank 49 m In far
Mary 44 f In
Nelson 26 m In far
Edward 24 m In
William 22 m In

1895 census - Mason Township, Taylor County, Iowa
Frank 59 m In
Mary 59 f In

1900 census - Mason Township, Taylor County, Iowa
Frank Apr 1835 65 In Vt Tn m/44
Mary Aug 1835 64 In SC Tn m/44 0/0
Posted: 918302400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 994461129000
Reuben Mathis b. abt 1795 N. or S. Carolina, m. Mary Golightly b. abt 1800, they were in Dubois Co by 1818. Both Died in Dubois Co.
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