From the Beers Biographical Record of Washington Co., PA Matthew Borland, was born in County Down, Ireland, and about 1790, while in early manhood, immigrated to America, first locating in Allegheny county, Penn. He married Margaret Connor, a native of Upper St. Clair township, where the young people began their married life. In 1829 they moved to South Fayette township, Allegheny county, where their lives were ended. He was an active participant in the Whiskey Insurrection. Politically he was a Democrat and afterward a Whig, and in religion was a member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. He died in 1842, his wife in 1837.
Marriage to Margaret Connor
Matthew married Margaret Connor (bef1785-aft1806) around the year 1800.
Children by Margaret Connor
- Matthew Boreland II (aft1800-?)
- John Boreland (aft1800-?)
- Andrew Boreland (aft1800-?)
- Cornelius Boreland (1806-1872)