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Henry Haight Mathews

Male 1798 - 1856


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  • Born  15 Sep 1798  Newtown, Tioga Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  10 Sep 1856  Elmira, Chemung Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Elmira, Chemung Co, New York, USA, -Old Second Street Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I4132  markhamchest
    Last Modified  8 Apr 2018 

    Father  Selah Mathews,   b. 1762, Orange Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1833, Elmira, Chemung Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Strong,   b. 1769, Blooming Grove, Orange Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856 
    Family ID  F1388  Group Sheet

    Family  Isabella Morrison Arnot,   b. 28 Feb 1796, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1826 
    Family ID  F1469  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • 1850 Census of Chemung county New York; Elmira
      H H Mathews; 50 (1800) New York; postmaster
      Isabella R Mathews; 50 (1800) Scotland
      Mary Mathews; 23 (1827) New York
      Silah Mathews; 20 (1830) New York; clerk in post office
      Harriet Mathews; 20 (1830) New York
      Stephen T Mathews; 15 (1835) New York
      Isabella Mathews; 13 (1837) New York
      Wm L Munson; 28 (1822) New York; hatter
      Jane Munson; 22 (1828) New York
      Thomas Baldwin; 21 (1829) New York; clerk
      Margaret Baldwin; 25 (1825) Ireland

      1860 Census of Chemung county New York; Elmira
      Isabella R Mathews; 60 (1800) Scotland
      Mary E Mathews; 30 (1830) New York
      Isabella M Mathews; 21 (1839) New York

      Henry Haight Mathews and Isabella Arnot were the parents of nine identified children, born between 1826-1840, most of whom lived in Winona Minnesota: John Arnot Mathews (married Ellen Bigalow Bush); Mary Mathews; Henry E Mathews (married Jane Clark); Selah Mathews (married Harriet Montgomery); Harriet Tuttle Mathews (married Lyman Cole); Charles Edwin Mathews; Stephen T Mathews; Isabelle Morrison Mathews (married Henderson Dwight Morse).

      Extract from the biography of John Arnot Mathews:
      . . . He was the oldest of a family of nine children, six of whom became citizens of Minnesota. His father, Henry H. Mathews, who was born in Chemung county, New York, was a son of Col. Selah Mathews, who with several brothers removed from Orange county [New York] to Chemung about 1790. Colonel Mathews was for many years a prominent and well-known citizen of the latter county - then called Tioga. His brother, Gen. Vincent Mathews, was United States district attorney for the Western District of New York, for many years served in both branches of the Legislature, and was a member of Congress. He was a prominent lawyer, and for forty years was at the head of the Elmira bar. General Mathews died at Rochester, New York, in 1847. In 1819, when a young man, Henry H. Mathews entered the store of John Arnot, at Elmira. In 1823 he married Isabella M. Arnot, a sister of his employer, and a native of Perthshire, Scotland, who came to America with the family about 1803. He then engaged in merchandising with Mr. Arnot at Painted Post, New York, and later, upon the retirement of his brother-in-law, took entire charge of the business. While at Painted Post, where he resided for more than twenty years, he became returned to Elmira, and, in 1849, was appointed by President Taylor postmaster of the city, which position he held for several years . . . [source] Encyclopedia of Biography of Minnesota; Higginson Book Company, 1900.

      Notes for Henry Haight Mathews; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2018; for Markham of Chesterfield website.