Matthews, Alexander (Old Dock)
B: 1809, Bedeque or Malpeque, P.E.I.
D: 10 Aug 1894, Age 85, Alberton, PEI (Alberton Presbyterian Church Records)
M: 11 Feb 1831, Mary Matthew or Matthews, of Malpeque, in Richmond, Mary was b. 1810, Brixham, Devonshire, England d. 21 Dec 1886 or 1888 of Brixham (near Plymouth) England. They lived in Alberton, PEI
FN: John Matthews
Alexander Matthews, of Scotch descent, was the son of John Matthews and Margaret Taylor and was born in Bedeque, PEI. He married Mary Matthew (or Matthews) (1810 - 1888) of Brixham (near Plymouth) England. Charles Matthews (1835 - 1907), Alexander and Mary Matthews son, was born in Moncton, N.B. and when he was young he came with his parents to Alberton, PEI.
Alexander and his wife were registered in the early membership rolls of the Princetown Presbyterian Church. John Matthews is said to be his father. He is recorded in the 1798 census as living in Princeton Royalty. Wife is said to be Margaret Taylor. It is also noted that Aulie (Baldy) Matthews (who is recorded in the 1798 census as living in Lot 18) may be his father, however, the source thought that Aulie was his Uncle. Mary Matthews came from England and is said not to be related to Alexander Matthews.
Alexander was a native of the Princetown area of PEI. He and his wife were registered as members of the Presbyterian Church there. His father was one of two men registered in the 1798 census. They were John Matthews of Lot 18, and Aulay or Auley (Baldy) Matthews of Princetown Royalty. They were Scottish.
Children of Alexander Matthews and Mary Matthew (or Matthews):
1. Charles Matthews
B: 14 Jul 1835, Moncton, N.B. (When young he came with his parents to PEI)
D: 08 Aug 1907, Age 72, Elmsdale, PEI
M: Abt 1860, Margaret Jane Brander, b. 10 Apr 1841 Chatham, N.B., d. 25 Dec 1926, Elmsdale, PEI, Age 86. She had moved from Chatham, N.B. to Elmsdale, PEI, when she was about 16 years old. They settled on a farm in the Dock and lived where Vernon Matthews lived before he moved to Elmsdale in 1973. Charles and Jane Matthews had a family of 6 daughters and 5 sons - Artemas, Mary, Brander, Allan, Charlotte, Henry, Winnifred, Annie, Clara, Maud and Percy. Charles was a farmer on the Dock Road and married his first cousin, Jane Brander. Her mother was sister to Charles father.
2. Henry J. Matthews
B: 1838, Alberton, PEI
3. Mary Weeks Matthews
B: 1840, Alberton, PEI
4. C. N. Gordon Matthews
B: 1851, Alberton, PEI
ELMSDALE UNITED CEMETERY SHOWS AN ALEXANDER MATTHEWS
D: 12 May 1920, Age 80
Then in Lot 18, in " The Peoples Cemetary", behind Princeton United Church ( est 1800) in Malpeque, PEI, we found Fred's gr-gr grandparents, Charles Easter and Janet Stewart, plus other Easters, descendents of theirs... and a few MATTHEWS...
white marble stone...
In Memory Of
April 4, 1877
AE 84 years
Weep not for me my _ _ so dear
I am not dead but sleeping here
beside the above stone
(stained white marble stone and difficult to read)
In Memory Of
Dec 27, 1869
To the left of both of the above: a tall square brown stone about 8 feet high, and about 1 foot in diameter
In Memory Of
born April 28, 18( 3?) 4
died Feb 12, 19(00?)
Oh the hope, the hope is sweet
That we soon in heaven may meet
There we all shall happy be
Rest from pain and sorrow free
Off to the left side of stone-
On this same stone... ( very clearly written)
also his wife
died June 28, 1911 AET 55
Lot 18 People's cemetery information from:
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