Matthews, Hugh A.
B: 28 Apr 1834, Malpeque, PEI
D: 12 Feb 1900, Malpeque, PEI
Buried: Abt 16 Feb 1900, Princetown United Presbyterian Cemetery, Malpeque, PEI
M: 04 Mar 1875, Susan Stewart in Town Road, Malpeque, PEI She was b. 1856 d. 28 Jun 1911. They lived in Baltic, P.E.I. She was buried in the Princetown United Church, People's Cemetery, Malpeque, PEI., Lot 532.

FN: Alexander Matthews
MN: Mary Brander

Note: See information at the end from Sandra Rumfeldt saying: Hugh A. Matthews was a part owner of the ship, "Nancy" built in 1816 in Princetown Yard (66 tons). This ship was shipwrecked coming from Scotland and apparently landed in Prince Edward Island instead of New York her destination.

John, Alexander and Hugh were part owners of the ship "NANCY". John supposedly was from near Kintyre, Scotland. He was a ship builder. He sailed on one of her ships, 'NANCY', in 1770 for New York City, with a Captain Stewart in command. They were shipwrecked off the coast of North America and taken to PEI. The reference indicates that later, John married Captain Stewart's daughter, Susan. So, I am not sure if the children's mother is Margaret Taylor or Susan Stewart.

Children of Hugh A. Matthews and Susan Stewart:

1. James Herbert Matthews
B: 24 Feb 1876
D: Cambridge, Mass. Lived most of his life in Cambridge, Mass and died there.
M: Effie Stewart

2. Mary Jane (Minnie) Matthews
B: 13 Oct 1877
D: 27 May 1951
M: Charles Edgar Sobey. They lived first in Albany, PEI, and moved to Wilmot Valley in 1913. They had five children: Grace Stewart Sobey, George Alvan Sobey, Lillian Sobey, Melbourne Sobey, John Frederick (Jack) Sobey,

3. William Alexander (Will) Matthews
B: 25 Jan 1879, Baltic, PEI
D: 1949, in a hospital in Summerside, PEI and buried in People's Cemetery.
M: Kathleen Heckbert. He ran a livery stable on Water Street in Summerside. It does not look like they had any children.

4. George MacMillan Matthews
B: 10 Apr 1881
D: 12 Aug 1951
M: Emma Carruthers, a resident of Maplewood Manor, Alberton. Emma b. Oct 1888 celebrated her 98th birthday, 10 Oct 1986 and d. 20 Nov 1990. Emma and George had five sons: Weldon, Lloyd, Fred, Gerald and Elmer. They All served in WWII and all returned alive.

5. Nellie May Matthews
B: 04 Aug 1882
M: George Anderson

6. Gertrude Matthews
B: 22 Apr 1884
D: They are buried in Malpeque People's Cemetery.
M: George Wearn.

7. Frederick Stewart (Fred) Matthews
B: 13 Jan 1886
D: Killed overseas in World War I

8. Alfred Uttley Matthews
B: 13 Dec 1887
M: Ethel Unknown. They had three children:

9. Neil Riley Matthews
B: 17 Dec 1889
D: 1929
M: Thereson Tressa Blanche Harding b. 1891 d. 1978. They had four children: Jennie, Earle, Edgar (Eddie), and Doris (Dot). Also two infant sons born in 1918 died in infancy.

10. Ethel Blanche Matthews
B: 07 Nov 1891
D:
M: William Ozon. They lived in Borden and had seven children:

11. Hugh Edgar Matthews
B: 06 Jun 1894
D: Feb 1973, Age 77
M: 1961, Mrs. Keir Campbell (nee Eliza Haywood) b. 16 Nov 1897 d. 26 Feb 1976. Dau of Oswald, See Keir Campbell. Eliza Haywood Campbell - Mother of Robert

(MLA) no children to Edgar.

12. John Allan Matthews (Jack) (O'Leary) (Vet WW I & II)
B: 13 Feb 1898, Baltic, PEI
D: 23 Feb 1976, Age 78, O'Leary, PEI
M: 1922, Mary Osborne Tredenick (dau of Percy O. Tredenick and Mary Moreshead, dau. of Joseph, West Devon). Mary d. 23 Aug 1982.


07/17/03 Sandra Rumfeldt "Sandra Rumfeldt" <rumfeldt@gncom.com> said: My grandfather, Hugh A. Matthews was a part owner of the ship, "Nancy" built in 1816 in Princetown Yard (66 tons). This ship was shipwrecked coming from Scotland and apparently landed in Prince Edward Island instead of New York her destination. I would like to find some record of this if possible.

07/19/03 Sandra Rumfeldt: John, Alexander and Hugh were part owners of the ship "NANCY". John supposedly was from near Kintyre, Scotland. He was a ship builder. He sailed on one of her ships, 'NANCY', in 1770 for New York City, with a Captain STEWART in command. They were shipwrecked off the coast of North America and taken to PEI. The reference indicates that later, John married Captain Stewart's daughter, SUSAN. So, I am not sure if the children's mother is Margaret Taylor or Susan Stewart.


Lot 18 People's Cemetery information from:

Nancy & Fred <aveaster@nbnet.nb.ca>

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

Alexander Matthews

died

April 4, 1877

AE 84 years

Weep not for me my  _ ?? _ so dear

I am not dead but sleeping here

beside the above : ( stained and difficult to read ) another white marble stone...


In Memory Of

Mary

wife of

Alex Matthews

died

Dec 27, 1869

AET 73


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

Hugh Matthews

born April 28, 18( 3?)4

died Feb 12, 19(00?)

Oh the hope is sweet

That we soon in heaven may meet

There we all shall happy be

Rest from pain and sorrow free

 

On this same stone... ( very clearly written)

also his wife

Susan

died June 28, 1911 AET 55