Historical Rosters Database
William Edwin MatthewsRoster ID 1353
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1872|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Edwin Matthews, Class of 1872: Genealogy: Born- April 18, 1851 near Huntsville, Ala. Father- Luke Matthews; Mother- Lucy Ann Spottswood. No information on grandparents. Married- On Dec. 6, 1871 to Caroline Mary Tardy, daughter of Balthazer Tardy of Mobile, Ala. Children- 1- Henrietta Austin Matthews; 2- Bettie Watkins, who married J. R. Boyd; 3- William Elliot Matthews; 4- John Alexis Matthews; 5- Lina Matthews; 6- Nannie Matthews who married J. W. Shull; 7- Lucile Matthews, who married Hugh Stubbins; 8- Jessie Moss. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 25, 1868; Dropped from rolls Oct. 13, 1871 after failing to return from Furlough. Careers: Stock breeder and dairyman in Birmingham, Ala. Died- Dec. 22, 1929 in Birmingham, Ala.|