I am researching the Matthews family from Virginia around 1755.
On the 1798 Greene Co. tax lists, ``Joel Mathew'' is listed with 217 acres, 1 white poll (adult male) and 25 Squirrel Scalps (a very typical number) in Capt. Reese Gullock's Company, 1798. Joel Mathews still has 217 acres in 1800, 1 poll, no Squirrel Scalps, and there is also a Danel Mathews listed (no polls, no acres)
In the letter of Joel's grandson, Tunstal Quarles Matthews, TQ mentions that Joel is a baptist preacher. In January, 1804 Joel presents his credentials as minister with the Baptist church and is granted the right to perform marriages in Kentucky by the Pulaski County Court.
In 1804, this Matthews family (Daniel, David, James, and Joel) first appear on the tax lists of Pulaski County, Kentucky. Joel is assessed for 400 acres on Pitman's Creek in March of 1804.
In addition, I'm researching the Hunter Family of Nesting Shetland Islands - 30 miles from Jemimaville, Cunningsburgh, Shetland. Left a sister in Shetland, had brother go with him to Australia.
Was a cabin boy for two terms because he was too young to be a sailor. His father Peter, drowned in the North Sea. Sailed around the world seven times.
Was a gold Miner in California in 1850. Got enough gold to buy a home back in Scotland, and was extremely soar after carrying the gold in his belt across the ocean back to Scotland.
Any information would be appreciated. I am also willing to share the information that I have.