MATHESON Genealogy

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Last updated May 29, 2002


This line of MATHESON originated in Ross Shire, Scotland.  Our knowledge goes back to 1800.  It is not known exactly when they immigrated to Ontario, Canada. We included data from as far back as we know, but generally stop at the point where the MATHESON line merges into the WICKHAM line. 

By a stroke of luck we “met”, via the Internet, a family in Flint, Michigan, USA, who has an interest in the MATHESON line and had a lot of facts to boot. (I will be happy to put you in touch with them if you e-mail me a request). Even more amazing was the fact that they had met my grandfather, John “Jack” Matheson WICKHAM.  They were even able to send to me a picture of him at a family gathering.  Here is what I know, much of which came as a result of sharing of information.

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John MATHESON, born June 18, 1813 in Ross Shire, Scotland. Died May 4, 1885 in Huron Co., Ontario, Canada and is buried in Lochlash Cemetery, Ashfield Township, Huron Co., Ontario.

He married Elizabeth MC KENZIE.  She was born in Scotland, January 15, 1827 and died April 6, 1919 in Ontario, Canada.  The couple had the following children:

No.

Child

Birth Date

Birth Location

Death

Location

1

Alexander MATHESON

1851

 

Nov. 12, 1959

Flint, MI.

2

Catherine MATHESON

June 1853

 

 

 

3

Christina Bradford MATHESON

Aug. 24, 1855

 

May 19, 1920

Flint, MI

4

Flora MATHESON

1857

 

 

 

5

Mary Matheson

1858

 

 

 

6

Sarah MATHERSON

1859

 

 

 

7

Isabelle MATHERSON

1864

 

 

 

8

Johanna MATHESON

Dec. 25, 1869

 

 

 

9

Rebecca MATHESON

Dec. 25, 1869

 

 

 

10

Donald “Dan” MATHERSON

1870

 

 

 

11

John “Jack” MATHESON

Sept. 6, 1875

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details we as we know them…

1.      Alexander MATHESON m Margot McKENZIE – No further information

2.      Catherine MATHESON – No further information

3.      Christina Bradford MATHESON m Thomas WICKHAM [click for link to WICKHAM page].

Ontario Marriage Registration No. 3165-1874 reads: Thomas Wickham, 23 years, lives in Goderich.  Occupation – Blacksmith, son of Thomas and Nancy Wickham, Married Christina Matheson, 18 years old, lived in Goderich, daughter of John and Lizzie Matheson, on Feb., 19, 1874.

Christina died May 19, 1920 of apoplexy in Flint, Michigan where she is buried in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Flint, Michigan, Section C, Lot 435, grave 5.  Her husband, Thomas WICKHAM is also buried in the same area.  Their grandson, John Thomas WICKHAM is also buried in the same plot.

4.      Flora MATHESON – m James WICKHAM, brother of Thomas WICKHAM on February 11, 1875. 

Ontario marriage registration No. 3745-1875 reads: Feb. 17, 1875, James Wickham, a bachelor, born in Ontario, living in Goderich, son of Thomas Wickham and Nancy Kirkbridge, Occupation of Wheel Wright.  Married Flora Matheson, a spinster, born in and living in Township of Ashfield. Daughter of John and Matheson and Eliza McKinzie of Ashfield Township.  Witness – Alexander Matheson and Sarah McCrey both of the township of Ashfield.  Rev. James Summerfield.  Marriage by license.  No further information

5.      Mary Matheson – No further information

6.      Sarah MATHERSON – from marriage license of Flora [see above], it is possible that she married McCrey of Ashfield Township. No further information

7.      Isabelle MATHERSON – No further information

8.      Johanna MATHESON – No further information

9.      Rebecca MATHESON – No further information

10.  Donald “Dan” MATHERSON – No further information

11.  John “Jack” MATHESON – No further information

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1.  Look for marriage of Sarah Matheson to XX McCrey per Flora’s marriage license.

 


 

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