Moses was born about 1793 in Edgefield County, SC. He passed away 29 Apr 1852 in Heard County, GA. He is probably buried in Liberty Hill Cemetery in Heard County, GA. (unmarked grave).
Marriage record to Sarah Welch, 21 Dec 1815.
Edgefield South, Edgefield, South Carolina, USA. 1814 Court of Equity filing for Isaac Mathews died 1791. Names the children of Lewis Mathews including Elizabeth, Sugar Jones Matthews, Cabell Matthews, Mary Quarles Matthews, Moses Matthews, Josiah Allen Matthews, Drury Matthews, Milbury Matthews.
Military 15 Oct 1814 • Madison, Morgan, Georgia, USA Drafted into Military--War of 1812....
Mathews War of 1812 Bounty Land Grant Application 1850 ( much info in this application file which begins before the death of Moses)....HIs son Henry Jasper Mathews is a witness.
Poor Schools Record of Heard County, GA 1841 shows Moses R. Matthews as the parent of 5 children in District 592:
1. Zebulon (Erastus Zebulon)
2. Harriet P. (Harriet Parisee “Parry”)
3. S. J. (Sarah Jane)
4. H. J. (Henry Jasper)
5. _ R. (George Richard)
Family letters in my possession also name the children of Moses R. Mathews and Sarah Welch.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Moses by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Moses:
I also want to add that there's no doubt that this Moses is related (somehow) to the Matthews of Edgefield County although there's nothing to suggest that he was FROM Edgefield County. Another Matthews branch related to me was also living in Morgan County at the same time as Moses and they came there from Halifax County, NC. It's possible Moses journeyed there with them from NC. One of his descendants is a yDNA match to me and others. I just haven't figured out how he fits into the extended Mat(t)hews/Mathis family tree yet.
You have the wrong father assigned to this Moses. From what I've been told the suggestion that he was the son of this Lewis comes from a DAR application that was never approved and the lady who submitted it later admitted to the error. From the probate records of Lewis Matthews we can see when each of his children received their legacies from their Lewis' estate. I'm under a character limitation here so I'm going to summarize by saying that children became adults at 21 and that was when men received inherited legacies. Same was true for women unless they married earlier. Lewis' son Moses received his 31 Dec 1821. There is no way that Moses could have been the one who married Sarah Welch and was born 1793. Message me for more info, there's more proof.