Henry Matteson
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Henry Matteson (1646 - abt. 1690)

Henry Matteson
Born in Præstevænge, Stubbekøbing, Storstrøm, Denmarkmap
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Husband of — married 1670 in Portsmouth, Rhode Islandmap
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Died about at about age 43 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Islandmap
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Biography

Henry Matteson, emigrant ancestor, was born in 1646.[1] He was born in Præstevænge, Denmark to Frandtz Matteson and Elizabeth Wood.

In 1666/7, Henry immigrated to the British North American Colonies and settled in Rhode Island.[1]

He came to Rhode Island in 1666 or 1667 during King Philip's War, and lived on Prudence Island in Narragansett Bay. After the war, he moved to East Greenwich, when the town was founded in 1677. On June 12, 1678 he took 100 acres that had been granted by John Pearce, and sold the land March 17, 1682. During King Phillip's War he lived on Prudence Island in Narragansett Bay. On June 12, 1678 he took 100 acres of land that had been granted to John Pearce, the Assembly permitting the transfer. On 17 March 1682 Henry and his wife sold David Shippee their dwelling and 100 acres. On 27 Oct 1684 he testified and calling himself 38 yrs or thereabouts. In 1685 he was a Deputy. Henry had married in 1670 Hannah Parsons. Henry died in 1690. Hannah sold to George Vaughn, for four pounds, land that Henry had bought from John Knight.

In 1670, Henry married Hannah Parsons, daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Parsons.[1]

They settled in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. On 12 June 1678, Henry took 100 acres of land that had been granted to John Pearce (mason), the Assembly permitting the transfer.[1]

Henry died about 1690 in East Greenwich.

After Henry's death, Hannah married Charles Hazelton.[1]

Children of Henry and Hannah

  1. Henry Matteson b.1670 d. 4-13-1752 [1]
  2. Thomas Matteson b. 1672 d. 1-19-1740 [1]
  3. Joseph Matteson b. 1678 d. 1758 [1]
  4. Francis Matteson b. 3-15-1680 d. 1750[1][2]
  5. Hannah Matteson [1]
  6. Hezekiah Matteson b. 1684 d. 1752[1]
  7. Josiah Matteson b. 1685 d. 1754 [1]

Ancestry and Descendants of William Curtis of Marcellus, N.Y., by L. E. Steele, page 73-74, 1912 [1]

I. HENRY^1 MATTESON, b. about 1646, said to be of Denmark, d. 1690, East Greenwich, R. I., where he appeared early. He m. Hannah Parsons, dau. of Hugh Parsons and Elizabeth, his wife, wid. of William English. Most of the name[s] in that vicinity are descended from him. No relation is traced between him and Francis Mattison, who, in 1657, June 2, 'was granted accommodation with a house lot among the rest of neighbors at the further end of Ship's Cove, in Providence. It is noticeable, however, that he named one of his sons Francis. In 1678, he took 100 acres that had been granted John Pearce (the mason), the Assembly permitting the transfer.

1682, March 17, he and wife Hannah sold David Shippee 'all my now dwelling house,’ etc., 100 acres.

1684, Oct. 27, he testified, calling himself 38 years old, or thereabouts, that at the house of John Spencer, deceased, some time this last summer, did hear him say that he intended to give unto his son Michael the house and land the said Spencer lived upon.

In 1685, was Deputy.

1693, July 29, Hannah Matteson sold George Vaugn for £4, land that her husband, Henry Matteson, had bought of John Knight carpenter, measuring 10 acres.

1694, Apr. 19, Henry Matteson disclaimed 'any right or title to 10 acres lately sold by my mother Hannah to George Vaughn.’

East Greenwich Deeds, Vol. I, page 1:

August the ninth 1693 Charles Hazelton senior took Hanna Matteson to wife according to custom in her shift and noe other cloathing before Jane Sweete and Elizabeth Heath and were lawfully married the same day.
By mee John Heath conservator.

This record shows the survival of an old marriage custom by which the husband refuses to become responsible for any debts of his wife before marriage, or those of her former husband, if any.

Children of Henry and Hannah Matteson:

i. HENRY 2 , d. Apr. 13, 1752, m. Judith Weaver.
ii. THOMAS, d. 1740, m. Martha Shippee.
iii. JOSEPH, d 1758, m. 1st, Rachel ___, 2nd., Martha Greene.
iv. FRANCIS, b. March 15, 1680, d. 1751, m. Sarah Nichols.
v. HANNAH, b. d.
vi. HEZEKIAH, d. 1752, m. Margaret Westcott.
vii. JOSIAH, m. Rosanna Westcott.

Parents Frandtz Madtzen Gunnilld Ollisdr

Henry the emigrant ancestor of a majority of Mattesons in America using the surnames Matteson, Mattison, Madison, Mathewson, Mattason, Matterson and Matson.

During King Phillip's War he lived on Prudence Island in Narragansett Bay. On June 12, 1678 he took 100 acres of land that had been granted to John Pearce, the Assembly permitting the transfer. On 17 March 1682 Henry and his wife sold David Shippee 100 acres. On 27 Oct 1684 he testified and calling himself 38 yrs or thereabouts. In 1685 he was a Deputy. Henry had married in 1670 Hannah Parsons. Henry died in 1693. Hannah sold to George Vaughn, for four pounds, land that Henry had bought from John Knight.

Several photos shown on this memorial from Superkentman and Alan Clarke are incorrect and do not belong in this cemetery.

More info can be found at: http://www.matteson.us/henrymattesongrave.shtml

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  • Fact: Christening (Jan 1647) Magleby Stevens, Præstø, Denmark
  • Fact: Immigration (1666) Immigrated from Denmark to America
  • Fact: Witness (17 June 1672) Witness on Deed to Witt Hall from Lawrence Gonsalles See attached source Rhode Island, United States
  • Fact: Witness (4 August 1677) Witness on Deed to John Albro and George Lawton See record attached Prudence Island, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America
  • Fact: Sale (28 December 1677) Henry sold a dark brown horse to Rebecah Scott See record attached Prudence Island, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America
  • Fact: Property (12 June 1678) Henry acquired 100 acres of land (This land was later sold to David Shippeei in 1682) East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America
  • Fact: Witness (27 October 1684) Witness on Deed of John Spencer to Michael Spencer See attached source East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America
  • Fact: Office (1685) Served as a Deputy to the General Assembly East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America
  • Fact: Burial (1690) Matteson Lot, West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
  • Fact: http://familysearch.org/v1/LifeSketch

Henry the Emmigrant ancestor of a majority of Mattesons in America and of many using the names Mattison, Madison, Mathewson, Matthewson, Mattason, Matterson and Matson, lived on Prudence Island in RI where he made peace with the Indians and faithfully kept that peace, and he was a faithful friend of Roger Williams.

The following information is supplied by Judith Statezny-Ulch (#46864436) Since there is a discrepancy of where Hannah and Henry are buried, could you add this note to Henry's bio? Thanks!!

According to John Potter, West Greenwich, RI: "It is unfortunate that the Matteson Congress placed this memorial at this location. There is but little speculative evidence that Henry Matteson and Hannah Parsons Matteson are, or were ever, buried in the Vaughan Lot. Further, there are no other Mattesons in this lot. It is believed that Hannah and Henry are buried in the Matteson Lot which is located at Nooseneck Hill Road, West Greenwich; Kent County; Rhode Island, USA."

"Henry and Hannah are, however, found in the Matteson Family Cemetery WG016 in West Greenwich, off of Route 3, and Hoxie Rd. They are buried there with many of their children, their spouses, and in-laws. That cemetery can be visited in person and seen on-line here: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2169787/matteson-lot"

Cemetery notes for the Matteson Lot are: Back of where old town hall used to stand. 600 feet SW of Hoxie Rd and Access road next to Nooseneck Hill Road. Go to Hoxie Road off the loop called Town Hall Road, pole #2/#1435 and follow path on the south side to the bottom of the hill. Turn right and the cemetery is at the edge of the field and woods.

More info can be found at: http://www.matteson.us/henrymattesongrave.shtml

Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Porter Matteson. Mattesons in America : a genealogical history of the descendants of Henry Matteson, the emigrant (1646-1690) Columbus, Ohio. 1948. Available at FamlySearch.org.
  2. "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F873-XDQ : 17 December 2019), Henry Matteson in entry for Frances Matteson, 1680
  3. Burial: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/67074755/henry-matteson: accessed 06 February 2023), memorial page for Henry Matteson (1646-1693), Find A Grave: Memorial #67074755, citing Matteson Lot, West Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA; Maintained by Packrat (contributor 46547306).
  • Ancestry and Descendants of William Curtis of Marcellus, N.Y., by L. E. Steele, page 73-74, 1912 [2]
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #67074755 Henry Matteson
  • Addition resources [3]
  • Documentation at this site [4]
  • Some information recorded here is not verified [5]

Acknowledgments

  • This person was created on 22 September 2010 through the import of PittsPenn_2010-09-21.ged
  • This person was created through the import of grant2.ged on 07 February 2011
  • "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : modified 02 February 2023, 11:45), entry for Henry Matteson (PID https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/4:1:LRF2-W32 ); contributed by various users.




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Matteson-1135 and Matteson-9 appear to represent the same person because: same person - Matteson 1135 was clearly created without someone searching for a matching profile.
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