Markham of Chesterfield
Ancestors and Descendants of John Markham
1807 - 1861
||17 Feb 1807
||Newtown, Tioga Co, New York, USA
||Rochester, Monroe Co, New York, USA
||Rochester, Monroe Co, New York, USA, -Mount Hope Cemetery
||15 Jul 2018 |
||Selah Mathews, b. 1762, Orange Co, New York, USA , d. 9 Nov 1833, Elmira, Chemung Co, New York, USA |
||Mary Strong, b. 1769, Blooming Grove, Orange Co, New York, USA , d. 1856 |
- Selah Mathews; United States Census, 1820; Elmira, Tioga, New York, United States
Selah Matthews; United States Census, 1830; Elmira, Tioga, New York, United States (age 30-40)
Selah Mathews; United States Census, 1840; Rochester Ward 4, Monroe, New York, United States (age 30-40)
1850 Census of Monroe county New York; Rochester
Selah Mathews; 43 (1807) New York; lawyer
Mary P Mathews; 44 (1806) Connecticut
Sarah Ann Mathews; 16 (1834) New York
Russell Hinsdale; 78 (1772) Connecticut; [Bissell Hinsdale?]
Eliza O'Brien; 35 (1815) Ireland
Elizabeth Mcmahan; 16 (1834) New York
Mark H. Sibley was one of the first lawyers who signed the roll of attorneys In Livingston county. His is truly a historic name; for years he was one of the chief contestants at the Livingston bar, and Monroe bar, when Selah Mathews and other distinguished lawyers were in the zenith of their profession. "The severe and intellectual structure of Mathews, was far removed from the Attic elegance of Sibley." As a lawyer the former [Mathews] was remarkable for the clearness and closeness of his reasoning and the unadorned simplicity of his style and manner, earnest, calm and deliberate. He never soared into regions too elevated for ordinary comprehension, never sank in to dullness. His arguments were solid, massive, effective, dry but beautiful in their structure and in their good sense. He was the Brougham of the Western New York bar. Sibley's great strength lay in his almost unequalled eloquence . . .
[source] Annual Meeting of the Livingston County Historical Society, Volumes 1-15; 1877.
Reported the death of Selah Mathews, a native of Chemung County . . . Rochester 40 years ago . . . clerk in the law office of his Uncle, the late Vincent Mathews . . . admitted to the Bar in 1828.
[source] Rochester Times Union (Rochester, New York); 20 July 1861.
note - Questions still remain as to the parentage of Selah Mathews, who was born in 1807, and served as a prominent attorney in Rochester New York. Reseachers identify him alternately as son of Selah Mathews and Mary Strong, or Fletcher Mathews and Elizabeth Sayre.
Notes for Selah Mathews; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2018; for Markham of Chesterfield website.