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Jacob Matthews

Birthplace: probably England
Death: 1742
Mount Venture (Indian Trading Post), Florida Colony
Immediate Family:

Husband of Coosaponakesee (Mary Musgrove)

Occupation: Planter
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Jacob Matthews

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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Florida Colony
probably England