Thursday, May 11, 2006
John Mathews Photo
Here is another old photograph collected by my wife's father, who probably collected this somewhere in Delaware, Maryland or Pennsylvania. The old gentleman collected hundreds of old photographs, most of them with no identification at all, but on the back of this particular one is the name "Uncle John Mathews" and its written in the same handwriting and the same ink that is on the "Aunt Zella Bunnell" and "Uncle Nelson Britton" photos posted earlier this week. This photo was mounted by the Owen studio in Dansville, New York.
All three names, Bunnell, N. Britton, and John Mathews appear on the Lycoming County Genealogy Pages. A John Mathews shows up in the 1900 Elmira City Directory, and that may be this John Mathews. I have found other items in her Dad's collection from Lycoming County and Tioga County PA, and these people may have been from this area of northern Pennsylvania or southwestern New York. Also, take a look at Joyce Tice's Tri-County Genealogy and History site for more information on Mathews and Bunnell. Joyce has one of the very best genealogy web sites for the area and you should spend some time there if you're interested in Chemung County New York, Tioga County Pennsylvania or Bradford County Pennsylvania.
Visit the Mathews Forum at RootsWeb for more Mathews Family discussion. http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=board&r=rw&p=surnames.mathews