- Mississippi Saints 1846 Pioneer Company
- Benjamin Mathews 1856 Pioneer Company
- Sherriff of San Bernardino County, California
Benjamin Franklin Mathews was born 16 April 1819 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States to Thomas Mathews (1783-1837) and Jane McDavid (1788-1836) and died 18 August 1888 Devil Canyon, San Bernardino County, California, United States of unspecified causes. He married Temperance Weeks (1817-1859) 1834 in Franklin County, Tennessee. He married Mahala Ann Whiteman (1843-1910) 1866 in Utah.
Numbered amoung the participants in the Mississippi Saints 1846 Pioneer Company, a early Mormon pioneer wagon train that left Mississippi in 1846 to join the Mormon exodus to Utah. This group Brigham Young's vanguard company and spent the winter of 1846/47 at Fort Pueblo where the were joined by soldiers of the sick detachment of the Mormon Battalion. They reached Salt Lake City in late summer of 1847.
Pioneers of the West
The Mathews family stayed initially Utah for a year, but then joined the Gold Rush in Yuba County, California where daughter Elvina was born. Then the family settled in the Mormon Colony at San Bernardino, California, even staying there well beyond the 1859 whenever others returned to Utah.
Marriage and Family
- Baby Weeks Mathews (1835-1835) - died young in Alabama
- Baby Weeks Mathews (1837-1837) - died young in Alabama?
- Sarah Jane Mathews (1840-1934) - 1846 Pioneer Trek
- Baby Weeks Mathews (1841-1841) - died young im Mississippi?
- Mary Elizabeth Mathews (1842-1912) - 1846 Pioneer Trek
- Baby Weeks Mathews (1843-1843) - died young in Mississippi?
- Sallie Mathews (1845-1887) - 1846 pioneer trek
- Thomas Jeptha Mathews (1847-1904) - born in Wyoming during 1846/47 Pioneer Trek
- Celeta Adeline Mathews (1849-1918)
- Elvina Mathews (1851-1860)
- Martha Ellen Mathews (1854-1921)
- Benjamin Franklin Mathews (1855-1936) - One of these is in error
- Benjamin Newton Mathews (1855-1927) - One of these is in error
|Offspring of Benjamin Franklin Mathews and Mahala Ann Whiteman (1843-1910)|
|Robert Lee Mathews (1867-1923)||22 September 1867 San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, United States||29 January 1923 San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, United States||Josephine Johnson (1866-1925)|
|John David Mathews (1870-1944)|
|Reuben Alexander Mathews (1872-1937)|
|William Jesse Mathews (1876-1876)||12 March 1876 San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, United States||13 October 1876 San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, United States|
|Anna Mathews (1878-1917)|
|Alma Ethel Bloom Mathews (1885-1975)|
- Benjamin Mathews
- Mathews in Franklin County, Tennessee
- Mathews in San Bernardino County, California