- Born: Abt 1782
- Marriage: Maria DARRINGTON about 1819
- Died: Jun 1836 about age 54
Taken from notes of Dot Bush: William was from Ross Shire, Scotland.
William MATHESON is listed in 1820 Census - Kershaw Co., SC page 152 with Alexander.
William's brother, Murdock was a merchant in Augusta, GA [Richmond Co.] A native of Ross Shire, Scotland. A will, written 30 Aug 1817, probated 15 Oct 1817 in Richmond Co., GA :
To Cousin Alexander Mathison [Also administrator of estate of Duncan Mathison] - 40 lbs.
To brother, William - $2,000.00.
To father Allen Roderick, in Ross Shire Scotland - balance of estate.
William Matherson is listed in the 1830 Census - Clarke Co., AL.
Males 1/ 5-10, 1 20/30, 1 30/40, Females 2 <5, 1 5 1 30 - Males 5 <10, 17 10/24, 1 24/36, 2 36/55, Females 13 <10, 23 10/24, 4 24/36,
William and then his son purchased land from 8 Jun 1831 through 10 Mar 1843. The acres totaled 3,415.81 and were located in 4 Townships along the Alabama River and in three Counties, Clarke, Monroe, and Baldwin in AL. The last purchase by William was 25 Nov 1835, while the first for William Alexander was 10 Jul 1839.
From the book, Records of Clarke Co., AL 1832-1839 by M. Barfield. From Records of Guardian of Estates/Wills 1832-1839. Pages 315 & 319.
Page 315: Last Will & Testament of William Matheson. Names son William Alexander; daughters Maria, Flora McLosky & Caladonia Matheson; Mrs. Matheson, mother of his children had left his bed & board & instituted a suit against him unjustly & he was discharged from making any sort of provision for her. Exec. : Henry Goldthwait, Phillip McLosky & Alex. McKenzie all of Mobile & Gen. Enos Parsons & son William Alexander after he arrives at age 21. Wit: Thomas Williams, Jr. , William Cleaver & Thomas McFadzen. 4/2/1836. Recorded 2/6/1837.
Page 319: Inventory of Estate of William Matheson. Recorded 3/24/1837.
In the 1850 Slave Schedule the Matheson Estate held 132 slaves of which 7 were reported as Mulatto.
Regarding who General Parsons was: On page 457 of Rev Ball's book...
*Clarke County Alabama and its Surroundings* copyright 1879 by the Rev. T. H. Ball
General Enoch Parsons, also named above, came from Tennessee
about 1823. He was for many years a prominent lawyer in Monroe and
Clarke, and was a law partner with Hon. A. B. Cooper. He represented
Monroe for two years in the state legislature, and about 1840 removed to
a plantation near the union of the Coosa and the Tallapoosa Rivers, an old
historic locality, where, two or three years afterwards, he died.
Death note: Taken from the Minutes of the Orphans Court Book D pages 362 through 365
William married Maria DARRINGTON, daughter of Robert DARRINGTON and Ann REES, about 1819. (Maria DARRINGTON was born about 1794 in SC 49.)
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