Biography of Edward Matthews
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Matthews, Edward, who for for forty years has been among the progressive and successful business men of Orleans county, was born in Wiltshire, England, in 1827, and came to this country in 1852 with his brother, Henry. For three years Edward worked in a mill at Eagle Harbor, after which he turned his attention to farming. In 1856 he married Cornelia Chubb, and for some years worked the Chubb farm. His wife having died in 1868, Mr. Matthews married Adelia, widow of William Davis and daughter of Henry R. Loomis. Henry R. Loomis' parents were Russell and Lydia Loomis, Mrs. L. being one of the first six pioneer Baptists of Albion, N. Y. One child has been born of this last marriage, M. Gertrude L. Harry Loomis was one of the pioneers of this country. He was born in Conway, Massachusetts, in 1799, and came with his father to this region. He married Savilla Parker and had four children: Austin, Adelia L., William and Sarah. Mr. Loomis was killed by an accident at thirty seven years of age, and after his death his widow married Dimmick Houghton, and lived and died in Barre. Mr. and Mrs. Horton had one daughter, who married Andrew Hale, and lives in Orleans, Mich. Mr. Loomis was a farmer on the location now occupied by Edward Matthews.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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