Joseph Lazarus Matthews (1809 - 1886) MP

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Birthplace: Johnson, NC
Death: Died in Matthewsville (Glenbar), Graham, AZ
Occupation: farmer
Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About Joseph Lazarus Matthews

Mormon Pioneer

"...Matthews, Joseph Lazarus – (Captain of the 14th Ten) Born Jan. 29, 1809, in Johnson Co., N.C. After his marriage to Rhoda Carroll, they moved to Neshoba Co., Miss. After hearing Elder Benjamin Clapp preach, he joined the Church and in 1845 sold his holdings in Mississippi and moved to Nauvoo. He entered the Salt Lake Valley with the advance company of the pioneers. In 1849 he took part in a company exploring southern Utah. In 1851, he joined Apostle Charles C. Rich in colonizing what became San Bernardino, Calif., where he remained until the colony was recalled in 1857. He then settled in Santaquin, Utah Co., Utah, and from there served in the Southern States Mission. He worked at farming and freighting until 1880 when he settled in Pima, Graham Co., Ariz. He died there May 14, 1886, at age 77..."


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Joseph Lazarus Matthews's Timeline

January 29, 1809
Johnson, NC
July 14, 1832
Age 23
North Carolina, United States
April 30, 1833
Age 24
Neshoba, MS, USA
September 18, 1836
Age 27
Neshoba (Noxubee Co.), Neshoba, MS
December 15, 1838
Age 29
Neshoba, Neshoba (Noxubee), MS
Age 30
Neshaba, Neshoba (Noxubee), MS
January 7, 1846
Age 36
January 7, 1846
Age 36
February 22, 1848
Age 39
Council Bluffs, pottawattamie, IA
February 22, 1848
Age 39