Jacob Matthews (b. - 1742)

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Birthplace: probably England
Death: Died in Florida Colony
Occupation: Planter
Managed by: Erica Howton, (c)
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Jacob Matthews ... had been an indentured servant [of Mary Musgrove's late husband John Musgrove]. Jacob was a colorful figure known as a critic of English authority, a successful planter, and a heavy drinker. The colonists especially disapproved of his camaraderie with the Creek. William Stephens, later governor of Georgia Colony, wrote in his journal in 1740 that it was useless "to foul more Paper in tracing Jacob Matthews through his notorious Debauches; and after his spending whole Nights in that Way, reeling home by Light of the Morning, with his Banditti about him." Matthews was responsible for defending Mount Venture and commanded a small group of Georgia rangers.

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1737
1737
Florida Colony
1742
1742
Florida Colony
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probably England