Biography of James Matthews
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Matthews, James, Louisville, was born in Canada, January 27, 1836, third child of Patrick Matthews. He was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and Potsdam Academy. He followed teaching for a number of years, and was teaching in Wisconsin when the war broke out. He belonged to the home guard and was captured and held prisoner for a short time. FIe returned to Louisville, and after teaching one term, engaged in the mercantile business at Louisville Landing, and for twenty five years has followed that occupation. He has also carried on farming, and owns 214 acres, on which he keeps twenty five cows. He is a Republican, and has been justice of the peace seven years, notary public fifteen years, and September 10, 1890, was appointed custom house officer at Louisville Landing, which latter position he now holds. He was married, January 25, 1865, to Christianna (born October 29, 1842), daughter of Israel G. and Ann (Powers) Stone of Louisville. They have had six children: Eva E., George P., James G., Annie M. and Edith M.; one died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Matthews are Methodists.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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