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Thomas was born April 24, 1799 in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. By trade he was a weaver and shoemaker. About 1825, he married Mercy Cady Curtis. According to one history, Mercy "was a woman of great sweetness of character, a ministering spirit to all in distress, and deeply loved by all who knew her."

Mercy, daughter of Zabad Curtis & Lucy Cady, was born November 13, 1800 in Royalton, Vermont. Thomas and Mercy joined the Mormon Church (to the horror of the family, reports my aunt) and went to Nauvoo, Illinois, but afterwards left this body. Thomas died at the age of 68 at Cataract, Wisconsin and Mercy died at Lyons, Iowa on February 21, 1889 at the advanced age of 84 years. They are both buried in Cataract Cemetery.

Birth Record of Thomas Matthews
Obituary of Albert C. Matthews, d. 26 Feb 1902
son of Thomas & Mercy Matthews
THOMAS MATHEWS
DIED
Jan. 30, 1868
AE 68 ys. 9 mo.
8 Ds.
MERCY C.
Wife Of
T.MATHEWS
DIED
Feb. 21, 1889
Aged 88 Yrs
No pain, no grief, no anxious fear
can reach our loved one sleeping here.

 

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