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Isaac Newton Mathews papers
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The correspondence between Isaac Newton Mathews and various family members in Indiana and Ohio; chiefly about the American Civil War. Also includes copies of poems and several essays.
Isaac Newton Mathews was a farmer from White County, Indiana and a Civil War soldier. The Mathews (or Matthews) family descended from Ezekiel and Letitia (Meredith) Mathews, who came to America from Ireland in the early 1800s, to settle in Western Pennsylvania. John Mathews (1798-1881), Isaac N. Mathews' father was born in Allegheny County. In the 1830s, he moved to Pike County, Ohio; there in 1833 he married Rhuama Chenoweth Mathews (1812-1873). They soon moved to Northwestern Indiana and in the fall of 1833 settled in Tippecanoe County. Isaac N. Mathews was born in Laramie Township of Tippecanoe County December 26, 1841. In 1845, John Mathews purchased forty acres of public land in White County; by the time of his death, he owned 360 acres of land. Isaac Newton Mathews attended various schools and farmed.
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