Monday, August 6, 2012

Matson Family Research Section 3-2a - Amanuensis Monday

This continues Section 3 of the Matson family research from correspondence between researchers in 1903. Sections 3 contains details about a John Matson from some early Chester County, PA records. He married Hannah Norbury in 1741 and died in 1748. Hannah married George Swedley after John's death and this section lists details from the wills of Hannah and George.

8-21-1765   Will of George Swedley Jr. of Willistown, mentions wife Hannah and several children.

1798-1810   Will of Hannah Swedley of Willistown, dated 7-4-1798, probated Oct. 31, 1810.
                         Mentions - sons Richard Matson, Jacob Matson.
                         sister - Sarah Hall
                         granddaughter Hannah, dau. of Richard Matson and several Swedley children.
                     Eus. - son, Jacob Matson and son-in-law, Benj.
                     Cox, husband of daughter Hannah.
                     [The Swedley genealogy gives 3 sons of John and Hannah Matson - Richard, Jacob
                      (as above) and Joseph. The latter was probably dead when this will was made.]

Amanuensis Monday – An Amanuensis is a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. Amanuensis Monday is a daily blogging theme which encourages the family historian to transcribe family letters, journals, audiotapes, and other historical artifacts. Not only do the documents contain genealogical information, the words breathe life into kin – some we never met – others we see a time in their life before we knew them. A fuller explanation can be found here. Amanuensis Monday is a popular ongoing series created by John Newmark at Transylvanian Dutch.

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