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Matthew Vandiver (1038)

Father: Hollingsworth Vanderford/Vandever (236)
Mother: Noriah


b. March 8, 1752 in Kent County, Delaware [NA]

d. after March 1855 [NA]

m. March 4, 1779 in Rowan County, North Carolina, Sarah Doane [RoC bond]

Issue: [census-NC]

boy, b. 1774-90

boy, b. 1774-90

girl

girl, b. 1784-90

girl, b. 1784-90

girl, b. 1790-94

girl, bc. 1794

boy, 1794-1800

boy, 1794-1800

boy, 1800-10

boy, 1800-10

Information:

1772:
Matthew moved to Rowan County (now Iredell), North Carolina. [NA]

Winter and Spring of 1776:
Matthew enlisted for 5 months as a North Carolina state militia soldier in the company of Capt. William Knox. They marched to Salisbury then across the Yeakin River and then to Fayetteville under General Rutherford. They arrived after the Scotch were defeated in the battle at Moones Creek Bridge. Matthew remained at Fayetteville to guard the Scotch prisoners until his discharge. [NA]

1778:
Matthew appeared on the Rowan County (now Iredell), North Carolina poll tax list. [Linn,1980]

Spring 1780:
Matthew again enlisted for 3 months under Captain Hugh Hall. They marched to Salisbury, then joined General Rutherford on the road to Charlotte, they crossed the Catacumber River and proceeded to Remdown. They arrived too late to be engaged in the battle and after 6 weeks Matthew hired a substitute to complete his enlistment. [NA]

Winter 1780:
Matthew and his horse enlisted for 3 months under Captain Hugh Hall. They marched towards Hillsborough, Guiliford County, North Carolina and joined the tropps under Col. Perisley. Lord Cornwallis was in firm control of Hillsborough so the American troops skirmished with some Tories and after 6 weeks Matthew was discharged. [NA]

Fall 1781:
Matthew enlisted for 3 months under Capt. James Stevenson and marched to Salisbury. Then they joined Col. Isaac in Randolph County and pursued the Tory leader Fanning. Matthew was ordered to guard 27 Tories and take them to jail in Salisbury. [NA]
Matthew served 2 weeks under Captain Hugh Hall pursuing the leading Tory, Aldridge. [NA]
Matthew served 10 days under Capt. David Caldwell. They marched 40 to 50 miles towards South Carolina. When the rumors of the British advance proved false they returned home. [NA]

October 20, 1784 (recorded May 24, 1800):
Matthew received a land grant from the state of North Carolina for 26 acres in Rowan County on Fifth Creek. The cost was 2.6 pounds. [IC deed D:152-3]

May 9, 1788:
Matthew was appointed a constable for the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in Rowan County (now Iredell), North Carolina. [Linn,1982]

March 10, 1789:
Matthew bought 200 acres on Fifth Creek for 20 pounds from Hezekiah Doane of Kentucky. [IC deed A:15-17]

1789-1799:
Matthew was a constable for the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Iredell County, North Carolina. [Coulter,1977b]

December 27, 1798 (recorded February Session of 1799):
Matthew bought 27 1/2 acres on Fifth Creek in Iredell County, North Carolina for 18 pounds, 13 shillings. [IC deed C:348-350]

1790:
Matthew lived in the Salisbury District of Iredell County, North Carolina with his wife, 2 sons and 3 daughters. [census-NC]

May 17, 1791:
James Orten paid a 5 shilling fine laid on Matthew for breach of the Sabbath. [Coulter,1977b]

August 24, 1792:
Matthew took the oath of allegience to the U.S. [Coulter,1977b]

December 27, 1798 recorded February 21, 1799:
Matthew bought 277 acres from John B. Roby. [Coulter,1977b]

1810:
Matthew was living in Iredell County, North Carolina with his wife, 4 sons and 4 daughters. He owned 10 slaves. [census-NC]

1820:
Matthew was living in Iredell County, North Carolina with his wife, one son and one daughter. He and his son were engaged in agriculture. [census-NC]

1830:
Matthew and his wife were living in Iredell County, North Carolina. They had one old male slave. [census-NC]

May 18, 1833:
Matthew was placed on the roll with an annual pension of $35.33. He had served as a private in the North Carolina Militia. [NA]

1840:
Matthew was in agriculture and lived in Iredell county, North Carolina with his wife, a boy between 10 and 16 and an old male slave. [census-NC]

1850:
Matthew was a farmer and living in Iredell County, North Carolina. The value of his real porperty was $300. [census-NC]

April 9, 1855:
Matthew was still living in Iredell County, North Carolina and receiving his Revolutionary War pension. [NA]


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