William E. Mathis Family Gateway
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William E. Mathis was born 1815 in Mecklenburg Co., VA, and died July 16, 1878 in Stewart Co., TN. He married (1) Catherine Shorts Abt. 1835 in North Carolina. She was born Abt. 1812 in NC. He married (2) Telitha Virginia 'Ann' Rook February 15, 1864 in Stewart Co., Dover TN, daughter of Benjamin Rook and Mary Smith. She was born October 20, 1836 in Hardeman Co., TN according to her death certificate, and died November 14, 1930 in Stewart Co., Dover TN of Cold (Old Age). William E. Mathis is buried in Stewart County, Tenn in an unmarked grave near Happy Hollow, LBL William served in the military service between 1861 - 1862 and was captured at Ft. Donelson during Civil War. Telitha was buried November 16, 1930 at the Wallace Cemetery on Hayes Fork Creek, Dover TN
Children of William Mathis and Telitha Rook are:
i. William 'Billy' Richard Mathis, born February 1865 in Stewart County, Pleasant Hill, Dover TN per his OBITUARY; died March 1951 in Stewart Co., Carlisle TN. He married Samantha 'Matt' Ann Hawkins July 03, 1887 in Stewart Co., Dover TN per Simmons Marriage Book Vo. IV, daughter of James Hawkins and Cordelia Morgan. She was born November 25, 1872 in Stewart Co., Dover TN per her OBITUARY and her DEATH CERTIFICATE, and died March 26, 1946 in Stewart Co., Dover TN at her home of TB. They are both buried in the Heflin Cemetery in Dover, Tenn.
ii. Virginia 'Frances' Mathis, born January 20, 1867 in Stewart County, Dover TN; died 1904 in Stewart County, TN. She married Walter Lafayette Wallace September 11, 1887 in Dover, Stewart Co., TN, Simmons Marriage Book Vo. IV, son of Wilson Wallace and Averilla Cherry. He was born September 18, 1865 in Stewart Co., TN, and died 1899 in Stewart Co. TN. Their burial location is unknown.
iii. John Henry Mathis, born April 1869 in Stewart Co., Dover TN; died 1902 in Stewart Co. TN. He married Missouri Frances Morgan September 22, 1892 in Stewart Co. TN, Simmons Marriage Book, Vol IV Stewart Co., daughter of Montevala Morgan and Mary Wallace. She was born April 1876 in Stewart Co., TN per OBITUARY, and died August 19, 1936 in Stewart Co., TN. John is buried in the Morgan Cemetery, Bumpus Mills, TN and Missouri is buried in the Smith Cemetery, Big Rock TN.
iv. James 'Jim' W. Mathis, born 1870 in Stewart County TN; died Bet. 1902 - 1910 in ? He married Maggie Wallace November 10, 1895 in Stewart Co., Dover, TN, Simmons Marriage Book, Vol IV Stewart Co., daughter of Littleberry Wallace and Rebecca Whitehurst. She was born May 1879 in Stewart Co. TN, and died Bet. 1902 - 1910. Their burial location is unknown.
v. Zachariah 'Zack' Moses Mathis, born May 22, 1874 in Stewart Co., TN per his OBITUARY; died August 24, 1967 in Stewart Co., Dover TN. He married Mariah Callie Wallace October 21, 1900 in Stewart Co., Dover TN, daughter of Martin Wallace and Mary Taylor. She was born July 1882 in Stewart Co., TN, and died 1936 in Stewart Co., TN. They are both buried in the Taylor Cemetery in Bumpus Mills, Tenn.
vi. Allen Mathis, born Abt. 1875 in Stewart County, Bumpus Mills TN; died in Stewart County, TN Died young according to family lore. His burial location is unknown.
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