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Thomas Matheson (abt. 1795 - aft. 1872)

Thomas Matheson
Born about in Urray, Ross and Cromarty, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 4 Jun 1819 in Killearnan, Ross and Cromarty, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died after at about age 77 in Californiamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 1 Dec 2018
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Biography

Thomas and Jean (Jane) Nicol Matheson were servants at Redcastle, Killerarnan on the Black Isle, northern Scotland at the time of their marriage on 4 June 1819.[1] They had at least two children: Roderick Nicol (b.1824)[2] and Elspet Cathrine Matheson (b. 1821)[3]. Redcastle was sold by Sir William Fettes to Sir William Baillie in 1838[4] who had William Burn remodel it in 1840 - the year the family immigrated to New York.

Son Roderick sailed around the horn to San Francisco in 1849 and eventually set up a large farm in Healdsburg by 1856. Both Thomas and Jane (Jean) were living with Roderick and his family in Healdsburg in 1860.[5]

Roderick was killed in the Civil war and Thomas was granted position of Fireman with fixed pay and a resolution of sympathies by the California State Assembly.[6] He served as a Porter for the Journal Clerks' room of the California State Assembly.[7] He was elected member at a Liberal Republican Meeting on 23 May 1872 but I can find no further reference to his, his wife or his daughter.

Sources

  1. "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYQV-WMG : 10 February 2018), Thomas Matheson and Jane Nicol, 04 Jun 1819; citing Killearnan,Ross And Cromarty,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 990,584.
  2. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XB9R-8XH : 10 February 2018), Roderick Matheson, 28 May 1824; citing INVERNESS,INVERNESS,SCOTLAND, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 990,670.
  3. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQ79-M68 : 10 February 2018), Elspet Cathrine Matheson, 05 May 1821; citing , reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 990,584.
  4. http://landedfamilies.blogspot.com/search?q=redcastle
  5. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDKD-M85 : 13 December 2017), Thos Matheson in entry for Rodrk Matheson, 1860.
  6. Sonoma Democrat, Volume VI, Number 13, 10 January 1863
  7. Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 25, Number 3774, 27 April 1863


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