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Looking for Mathison Connections

Contact: Steve Groh

I am looking for people with possible connections to the SOUTHERN MATHISON'S who migrated from SOUTH CAROLINA to ALABAMA. They may have come from KERSHAW / CAMDEN COUNTY, South Carolina and migrated through GEORGIA into ALABAMA sometime between 1815 & 1830. Many of these Mathison's were Methodist preachers who preached in Pike, Barbour, Dale, & Henry County....and many other places.

MALCOLM MATHISON was born October 11, 1813 in South Carolina, and died June 24, 1897 in Barbour County, Alabama. He married March 31, 1839 in Henry County, Alabama to ELIZA WRIGHT , born October 1823 in Georgia, and died September 17, 1905 in Henry County, Alabama the daughter of LEVIN WRIGHT and TABITHA EVANS.

According to Land Patent Reports, on August 21, 1837, Malcolm bought 40 acres of land in Henry County in Township 7-N, Range 26-E. He bought 40 more acres in Township 8-N in August of 1853 and again in July of 1854.

I believe Malcolm's father is the John Mathison who is living in the Southern District of Henry County, Alabama in the 1830 census . The census also indicates that John is living with a female between 40 and 49 years old (his wife?) and with two males between the ages of 15 and 19 (his sons?).

According to the "Index to Pension Applications for Indian War Service between 1817 and 1898" transcribed by Virgil D. White, Malcolm served as a 2nd Lt in Captain Gordon's Company of 25th Alabama Volunteers in the Creek War. Assuming this occurred around 1837, Malcolm would have been 25 at the time. At age 58, Malcolm would be fighting again, this time as a private in the "Henry Mounted Rebels" during the Civil War.


2. JOHN WESLEY MATHISON, SR., b. December 31, 1841, Henry County, Alabama; d. March 28, 1928, Dale County, Alabama.
2. REV. JAMES LEVIN MATHISON, b. December 12, 1843, Henry County, Alabama; d. March 21, 1918, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama
2. REV. GEORGE WASHINGTON MATHISON, b. November 17, 1846, Edwin, Henry County, Alabama; d. June 11, 1931, Henry County, Alabama married January 28, 1870 to Mahuld C. Weathersby. George entered army of the Confederate States of America on October 1864, at Abbeville, Alabama Henry County 37th Alabama Infantry. Fought in Battles in Georgia and South Carolina ; battle of Bentonville. Discharged April 1865

3. George A. Mathison
3. Malcolm L. Mathison

3. J. Malcolm Mathison born March 5, 1874, died April 22, 1948: married Maggie Wood, daughter of James Carlton and Minerva (Ennis) Wood.
3. Dophia Mathison married a Balkcom

2. SARAH ANN MATHISON, b. 1849, Henry County, Alabama; d. August 11, 1934, Grice, Upshur County, Texas.
2. MARY "MOLLIE" MATHISON, b. March 04, 1851; d. July 02, 1899
2. REV. ELIAS TIPTON "TIP" MATHISON, b. July 11, 1855; d. June 07, 1899
2. SOLOMON DICKERSON MATHISON, b. April 29, 1860; d. April 26, 1936
2. EMMA MATHISON - b. June 27, 1864 - d. March 12, 1933 married on September 16, 1900 in Dale County, Alabama Albert Franklin "Pone" Powell (1853-1932) the the son of William C. Powell

MISC. Mathison

E. F. Collins married Nancey J. Mathison on December 8, 1881 in Henry County, Alabama. I do not know anything more about this couple, but I strongly suspect that Nancey is related to my Southern Mathison's in this same area. I am extremely interested in communicating with anyone who knows more about this couple.

I believe these Mathison's are related to my Malcolm Mathison, but I can not prove the connection. Please check out the surnames of the spouses and write back if you have any information about these couples.

Alexander MATHISON married Mary LOVE on August 7, 1859
J. A. MATHISON married Althy BLANKENSHIP on January 10, 1889
J. H. MATHISON married Amanda PEEBLES on March 2, 1899
L. H. MATHISON married M. E. DAVIS on January 28, 1894
Namon MATHISON married Tinse WRIGHT on September 4, 1898

If you suspect a connection to any of these MATHISON'S, please e-mail Steve Groh. I have lots of information I would love to share. Mathison's married into the following families COLLINS, CREEL, DOWLING, GUILFORD, HINES, POWELL, WEATHERBY, WRIGHT, etc.

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