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Augusta County, Virginia
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• Braddock expedition
John Mathews (died 1757) was an early American pioneer, militia officer, and ecclesiastic official in the present-day U.S. state of Virginia. Likely born in Ireland, Mathews was among the first residents of Augusta County, Virginia (present-day Rockbridge County). He was an officer in the county militia, which fought in Braddock's Expedition of the French and Indian War, and he served as a justice, vestryman and de facto public officer for the county, tending to local religious, administrative and infrastructural needs. In the year of his death, he was serving as a churchwarden.
Mathews was the progenitor of the Mathews political family from Virginia and the American South. His sons included George Mathews (1739–1812) and Sampson Mathews (c. 1737–1807). Other descendants include Henry M. Mathews (1834–1884) and Mason Mathews Patrick (1863–1942).
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Map of Borden's Tract, Augusta County, Virginia, circa 1757
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