William MATHIS and his wife Sally ALLEN came to Montgomery County about
1806. Here they bought a farm and raised their three sons and two
daughters. Upon William's death in 1826, he divided the property
amount his five children and his wife. These children were:
John W., Wilson J., James, Sally and Martha.
Census information reveals that John W. MATHIS (1806-) was a farmer in the Carbondale area of Montgomery. On Feb 10 1857 he married Harriet BAIRD (1838-) in Dickson County, Tennessee. John was a farmer. He and Harriet had five children: Warner (1858-), Boyde (1860-), Minnie (1861-), Morgan (1863-), Hattie (1866-), and Cyrus (1869-).
Wilson J. MATHIS (1808-1893) moved to Dickson County where he married
and raised his family. In Dickson he was a merchant and farmer.
He also served as sheriff and State Representative from Dickson County.
W. J. married twice. First to Louisa Blackwell ROBERTS(1815-1842)
on 12 DEC 1833 in Dickson County. Children of Wilson J. MATHIS and
Louisa Blackwell ROBERTS were: Elizabeth Frances (1835-1941), William
James, Sarah Ann (1839-1840), Mary Ann and Martha (1814-).
His second wife Sarah Frances Elizabeth ROBERTS (1826-1911)was the sister of his first wife Louisa. W. J. and Sarah were married on 30 OCT 1842. They had eleven children: Augustin Jones (1847-1925), Wellella Frances (1848-1929), John Joseph (1851-1938), Thomas Henry (1853-1938), Gabriel Louis (1855-1931), Benjamin Willis (1858-1936), Montgomery (1860-1864), Richard Dickson(1860-1939), Lee Porter (1862-1946), James Edgar (1866-) and Tobe Edward (1866-1938). Many of these Mathis's are buried in Roberts Cemetery, Charlotte, Tennessee.
James MATHIS (1810-) married Martha EDMONDSON. They appeared in the 1860 Montgomery County census with five children: Sarah (1841-), Robert (1844-)., Samuel (1847-), John (1851-) and Mary (1857-).
Sarah (Sally) MATHIS (1812-1895) married William Derby ORGAIN (1800-1840) Children of Sarah and William Derby ORGAIN were: Lucy Ann (1830), Elizabeth (1832-1923), Benjamin J. (1834-), William Mathis, John W. (1840-). Sally and William Derby Orgain are buried in the Orgain Family Cemetery, Montgomery County, Tennessee..
Submitted by Frances Osburn
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