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Mathews County, Virginia

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Virginia Counties | Mathews County, Virginia

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Mathews County


Effective 1 May 1791, by Act of Assembly of 1790, Kingston Parish is divided from Gloucester County, Virginia and named Mathews for Admiral Thomas Mathews , Speaker of the House of Delegates, who was instrumental in securing passage of the legislation establishing the new county.

Family Names

Some of the more prominent names historically in and around Mathews County include:

  • Armistead (Armstead)
  • Billups
  • Bohannon
  • Brownley
  • Buckner
  • Davenport
  • Davis
  • Diggs (Deggs)
  • Dixon
  • Donovan
  • Foster
  • Forrest
  • Gayle
  • Gwynn
  • Hudgins
  • Hundley (Hunley)
  • James
  • Jarvis
  • Lane
  • Lilly
  • Marchant
  • Moughen
  • Parrott
  • Reade (Read)
  • Sadler
  • Sale
  • Sears
  • Shackleford
  • Sleet
  • Smith
  • Thomas
  • Tompkins
  • Tabb
  • Trader
  • White


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