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Matthews, Richard
M: Elizabeth Haycox, Wheatley River.

FN: Unknown Matthews

Richard leased 100 acres of land on the Drummond Road in 1871 (code 117). It is believed that he resided there for around 7 years when the land was transferred to Richard Heartz and later to J. A. Howard. Richard moved to Freetown from Little York. He was married to Elizabeth Haycox, Wheatley River.

Children of Richard Matthews and Elizabeth Haycox:

1. George Matthews
B: 12 Mar 1853, in Little York
D: 14 Dec 1940
M: Mary Ellen (Nellie) Robbins. D: 25 Oct 1939

George Matthews had 50 acres on Drummond Road (code 112) and also 50 acres (code 133) on the same road, both shown on the 1881 Atlas. He apparently sold these two parcels and bought 20 acres on the east side of Kinkora Road, north of the North Brook (code 104) along with 2 1/2 acres which he purchased from Robert B. Auld (code105 north) in 1914. He hauled cream to the Dunk River Dairying Co. for several years, was janitor at Freetown Methodist Church, and was the secretary of South Freetown School. When he came to Freetown he was a shoemaker.

George and Mary Ellen had no children. A nephew, Arthur Perkins, was raised at their home and attended school in South Freetown. George d. 14 Dec 1940. Nellie d. 25 Oct 1939. They are both buried in Freetown United Church Cemetery.