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Samuel Matthews

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: North Hill, Bedfordshire, England
Death: May 6, 1927 (84)
Liberty, Bear Lake, ID
Place of Burial: Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho, Liberty Cem
Immediate Family:

Son of William Matthews and Elizabeth Flinders
Husband of Elizabeth Matthews
Father of Samuel William Matthews; Martha Ellen Matthews; Elizabeth Ann Matthews; Charlotte Ann Matthews and Eliza Ann Matthews
Brother of Timothy Matthews and George Matthews

Managed by: Scott David Hibbard
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About Samuel Matthews

Biographical Summary:

Matthews, Samuel (1843-1927) a High Councilor in the Bear Lake Stake of Zion, Idaho, was born May 4, 1843, at Northill, Bedfordshire, England, the son of Wm. Matthews and Elizabeth Flinders. He was baptized in the summer of 1852 by Samuel Howard and emigrated from England to America in 1850, crossing the Atlantic in the ship "James Pennell," which arrived at New Orleans Nov. 22, 1850. Thence he went by the steamer "Amaranth" to St. Louis, Mo., where the family stayed five years, and then crossed the plains in the summer of 1855, part of the way in John Wardell's freight train, and later Bro. Matthews hired out as teamster in Wm. S. Godbe's train, which arrived in Salt Lake City Oct. 26, 1855. Bro. Matthews went back to the Missouri river as a Church teamster after emigrants in 1863 and 1866; was ordained an Elder in 1865 by Thos. H. Clark, and ordained a High Priest and Bishop Nov. 11,1883, by Moses Thatcher and set apart to preside over the Montpelier Ward. Since July 19, 1915, he has been a member of the High Council of the Bear Lake Stake. Of secular offices held by Bro. Matthews are those of justice of the peace, county commissioner, etc. Otherwise he is a farmer and stockraiser by occupation. He married Elizabeth Keetch Oct. 12, 1864, who has borne him seven children, namely, Samuel William, Elizabeth Ann, Emily M., Charlotte A., Eliza A., Martha E., and Ella. He married Annie E. Kennington Feb. 28, 1884, who bore her husband six children, namely, George T., Alonzo H., Annie Ada, Edna A., Harvey K., and Esther S. In 1869 Bro. Matthews was called to Bear Lake to help settle that country. He made his home at Liberty, where he has resided ever since.

SOURCE: Jenson, Andrew; LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p.159.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868

Matthews, Samuel

Birth Date: 4 May 1843 Death Date: 6 May 1927 Gender: Male Age: 11 Company: 1847-1868 (Unknown Year of Travel)

Pioneer Information: The Matthews family came to Utah in either 1854 or 1855. They likely came in 1854, the year they sailed to America. But the first documentation to place them in Utah is a child born in July 1856 prior to that season's emigration. Further research is needed to narrow the year of their travel.


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Samuel Matthews's Timeline

May 4, 1843
North Hill, Bedfordshire, England
August 25, 1865
Age 22
Grantsville, Tooele, Utah Territory, United States
February 5, 1867
Age 23
Grantsville, Tooele, UT
July 2, 1872
Age 29
Liberty, Br Lk, ID
March 7, 1874
Age 30
Liberty, Bear Lake Co., ID
December 12, 1877
Age 34
Liberty, Br Lk, ID
May 6, 1927
Age 84
Liberty, Bear Lake, ID
May 9, 1927
Age 84
Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho, Liberty Cem