David Mathes & Elizabeth Allen are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandmother Minerva Mathis.
Much of the information I have is taken from a blurb from A Reminiscent History Ozark Region that was posted on Ancestry.com.
David Mathes was born between 1795 and 1800 in Warren County, Tennessee. I do not know who his parents were.
Elizabeth Allen was born in about 1805 in Warren County, Tennessee. I do not know who her parents were.
On the 1820 US Census, David was head of a household of 10 in Maury, Tennessee: 1 male under age 10; 2 males aged 10-15; 1 male aged 16-25; 2 males aged 45 and over; 2 females aged 10-15; 2 females aged 45 and over.
On the 1830 US Census, David was head of a household of 8 in Maury, Tennessee: 1 male aged 5-9; 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 20-29; 1 male aged 60-69; 1 male aged 70-79; 1 female aged 20-29; 1 female aged 50-59; 1 male slave aged 55-99.
The blurb from A Reminiscent History Ozark Region states that the family moved to Missouri in 1843 and that David died shortly after. However, the family was in Missouri by 1840.
On the 1840 US Census, David was head of a household of 10 in Ripley, Missouri: 1 male under age 5 (Wiley was 1); 2 males aged 5-9; 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 15-19; 1 male aged 40-49 (David); 1 female under age 5 (Margaret was 5); 1 female aged 5-9; 1 female aged 10-14; 1 female aged 30-39 (Elizabeth was 35).
On June 1, 1859, Elizabeth bought 50 acres in Warsaw, Missouri.
On the 1860 US Census, Elizabeth was 55 and lived in Buchanan, Taney County, Missouri with daughter Margaret, age 25. Nearby were sons James, Wilson Squire, and Wiley Green.
Elizabeth died in about 1867.
The children of David Mathes & Elizabeth Allen:
James Mathes – James was born January 26, 1821 in Illinois. He married Mary Garrison on December 2, 1853 in Stone County, Missouri. They had a daughter named Missouri. James married Elizabeth Anderson Gentry on March 23, 1859 in Stone County, Missouri. Elizabeth was a widow with 4 children. They had a son named William. James served in Company H of the Greene County Home Guard during the Civil War. Elizabeth died in 1875. James married Juda Ann Summers on August 16, 1878 in Douglas County, Missouri. They had 3 children. He died April 24, 1901 in Douglas County, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.
William Nelson Mathes – William was born in about 1828 in Reynolds County, Missouri. He married Elizabeth Anabel Sutterfield. They had 2 children. William died in the Civil War on February 15, 1863 in Douglas, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.
Margaret Mathes – Margaret was born about 1835 in Missouri. The only record I have of her is the 1860 US Census.
Elizabeth Mathes – Elizabeth was born in about 1835 in Missouri. She married William Smith on May 1, 1853 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 4 children. William died in the Civil War.
Squire W. Mathes – Squire was born March 4, 1836 in Tennessee. He married Sarah Ann Pritchard on July 28, 1856 in Granby, Newton County, Missouri and they had 8 children. She died in 1898. He married M. E. Larkins on June 16, 1906 in Stone County, Missouri. They divorced. The last record I have of him is the 1910 US Census when Squire was 74 and lived in Washington, Stone County, Missouri.
Wiley Green Mathes – Wiley was born September 4, 1839 in Reynolds County, Missouri. He married Dorcas Guest Anderson in 1859. They had 6 children. He served in Company B of the Missouri Sixth Regiment in the Civil War. He was elected Probate Judge in 1890. He died February 22, 1898 in Stone County, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.
Minerva Mathes – My 3x great grandmother Minerva was born in about 1844. She married Isaac Hedrick on August 12, 1858 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 2 sons, and both Minerva and Isaac died in late 1868 or early 1869 of the flu. Read about her here.
I know of these children only from A Reminiscent History Ozark Region:
Polly, Rebecca, Nancy, John