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Solomon Mathis/Mathews

Posted: 27 Feb 2005 3:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mathis, Mathews, Matthews,
I need help with Solomon Mathis born about 1832-1834 GA

I will start with asking about Meshack Matthews of Bienville Parish, LA

In 1840 I find Meshack Matthews and his son Meshack JR living Claiborne, LA. I assume this is the same Meshack Matthews of 1850 Bienville, LA

1850 United States Federal Census
Western District, Bienville, Louisiana
Name: Meshack Matthews
Age: 63
Estimated birth year: abt 1787
Birth place: Georgia
Gender: Male

Wills: Index of Wills 1850 to 1932; Bienville Parih, La.
Meshack Matthews 07 Jan 1851 Page 7

Dose any one have any information on Meshack Matthews or this Son Meshack JR?

Now about Solomon Mathis. Does anyone have any information on the following man?

Database: Louisiana Land Records--Land Patents
Name Land Office Acres Date
SOLOMON MATHIS NATCHITOCHES 40.21 April 02, 1860
SOLOMON MATHIS NATCHITOCHES 80.42 April 06, 1861

Civil War Service Records
Name: Solomon L. Mathis
Company: E
Unit: 31 Mississippi Infantry.
Rank - Induction: Private
Rank - Discharge: Private
Allegiance: Confederate

I assume the following 1870 family is Solomon L. Mathis’ wife and his son.

Database: 1870 United States Federal Census Bienville, LA
Ella Matthews Born abt 1828 South Carolina White
Soloman Matthews Born abt 1860 Louisiana White

I assume this is the same Solomon Matthews found on the 1870 and 1880 census

Louisiana Marriage Records, 1851-1900
Name: SOLOMON MATTHEWS
Spouse: MARY J. STEVENS
Marriage Date: 05/08/1886
County: BIENVILLE
State: LA


Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-49
Name: Solomon W. Mathews
Death Date: 10 Sep 1921
Age: 65 years
Parish: Beinville
Volume: 17
Certificate: 8548

To confuse matters I have Solomon also living in Mississippi. The Solomon Mathis of Choctaw Co, MS is the man I truly search for.

Database: Mississippi Land Records--Land Patents
Name Land Office Acres Date
SOLOMON MATHIS COLUMBUS 79.77 October 01, 1860
Land Description: 1 S½SW CHOCTAW No 19N 10E 23

Can anyone please help with my search for Solomon Mathis?

Re: Solomon Mathis/Mathews

Posted: 1 Dec 2012 10:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mathis, Mathews, Matthews
The Solomon W. Mathews you mentioned in the Bienville Parish documents was born in 1859 and was murdered in 1921. His wife was Mary Jane Stevens, his children: daughters Jessie, Minnie, Ruby and Bertha; one son, Lewis (possibly spelled Louis or Louie) Mathews. Solomon is buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Ringgold, Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Surrounding parishes (counties) of Bienville are Claiborne, Red River, Natchitoches and Jackson. Through newspaper articles about his murder (for his money), it was mentioned he owned property in Red River Parish, where his murderers came lived. It seems to me that the 1870 Solomon Mathews could definitely be the same one.
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