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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.


Mississippi Saints 1846 Pioneer Company

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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

  1. Baby Weeks Mathews (1835-1835) - died young in Alabama
  2. Baby Weeks Mathews (1837-1837) - died young in Alabama?
  3. Sarah Jane Mathews (1840-1934) - 1846 Pioneer Trek
  4. Baby Weeks Mathews (1841-1841) - died young im Mississippi?
  5. Mary Elizabeth Mathews (1842-1912) - 1846 Pioneer Trek
  6. Baby Weeks Mathews (1843-1843) - died young in Mississippi?
  7. Sallie Mathews (1845-1887) - 1846 pioneer trek
  8. Thomas Jeptha Mathews (1847-1904) - born in Wyoming during 1846/47 Pioneer Trek
  9. Celeta Adeline Mathews (1849-1918)
  10. Elvina Mathews (1851-1860)
  11. Martha Ellen Mathews (1854-1921)
  12. Benjamin Franklin Mathews (1855-1936) - One of these is in error
  13. Benjamin Newton Mathews (1855-1927) - One of these is in error




Children



Offspring of Benjamin Franklin Mathews and Temperance Weeks (1817-1859)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Baby Weeks Mathews (1835-1835) 1835 Marion County, Alabama, United States 1835 Alabama, United States
Baby Weeks Mathews (1837-1837) 1837 Marion County, Alabama, United States 1837 Alabama, United States
Sarah Jane Mathews (1840-1934) 4 October 1840 Mooreville, Lee County, Mississippi, United States 6 June 1934 Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, United States Theophilus Katen Robey (1834-1923) Theophilus Katen Robey (1834-1923) Joseph Samuel Hewitt (1845-1900)
Baby Weeks Mathews (1841-1841) 1841 Lee County, Mississippi, United States 1841 Lee County, Mississippi, United States
Mary Elizabeth Mathews (1842-1912) 6 July 1842 Mississippi, United States 13 November 1912 Richmond, Cache County, Utah, United States James Allen (1833-1890)
Baby Weeks Mathews (1843-1843) 1843 Lee County, Mississippi, United States 1843 Lee County, Mississippi, United States
Sallie Mathews (1845-1887) 26 October 1845 Monroe County, Mississippi, United States 21 December 1887 San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, United States William Thomas Sparks (1843-1906)
Thomas Jeptha Mathews (1847-1904) 3 March 1847 Natrona County, Wyoming, United States 15 August 1904 Devil Canyon, San Bernardino County, California, United States Asenath Cecelia Dustin (1850-1943)
Celeta Adeline Mathews (1849-1918) 20 May 1849 Utah, United States 2 October 1918 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States William Henry Ormsby (1842-1881) William Henry Ormsby (1842-1881) Charles Baker (1855-)
Elvina Mathews (1851-1860) December 1851 Yuba County, California, United States 1860 United States
Martha Ellen Mathews (1854-1921) 24 March 1854 San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, United States 28 December 1921 Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States John Patrick O'Connell (c1850-) Alexander Whiteman (1856-1877) John Patrick O'Connell (c1850-) Alexander Whiteman (1856-1877) Chester Mero (1840-1913)
Benjamin Franklin Mathews (1855-1936)
Benjamin Newton Mathews (1855-1927)



Offspring of Benjamin Franklin Mathews and Mahala Ann Whiteman (1843-1910)
Name Birth Death Joined with
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)









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