John and Walter Mattocks: Mattocks

Source: John and Walter Mattocks, Mattocks (Chicago: unpublished manuscript, 1885).

NOTE: Harold has written that this manuscript contains an error. He informs us that the William Mattocks, born 20 June 1818 at Peacham, Vermont, married Eliza, daughter of Alexander Brock and Isabella Harvey of Barnett, Vermont. – Gregg Mattocks, 1 November 2009.

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Law Office
John and Walter MATTOCKS
115 Monroe Street
Chicago, Ill.

MATTOCKS

James MATTOCKS

of Totness, County Devonshire, England, joined the colony of Massachusetts Bay prior to 1635.  He united with the church in 1639, and in March following was made a Freeman.  His daughter, Alice, prior to 1635, married Nathaniel BISHOP, and was after his death married to John LEWIS (LEWES).  His daughter, Mary, was married to Samuel BROWNE (by Governor ENDICOTT), in July 1661.  James died at Boston, in 1667, and his last will and testament appears recorded in book 1, page 541 of the Suffolk County Registry, appointing his wife Mary executrix.  He was father of Samuel, Alice and Mary.

Samuel MATTOCKS

Born at Boston, Massachusetts, was married to constance, daughter of Richard FAIRBANKE, March 30, 1653.  His name appears signed in 1675 to a petition addressed to the General Court of Massachusetts, for the removal of the Narragansett Indians from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  He was father of James, Constance, Zaccheus, John, Elizabeth, Mehitable, Mary, and of

Samuel MATTOCKS

who was born October 15, 1659, and married Ann MARCH DADEY, February 12, 1688.  He was father of

James MATTOCKS

who was born in 1703, and died May 8th, 1766 at Middletown, Conn., where his remains rest in the first burial ground in the town.  He was father of James and Samuel.

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James MATTOCKS

was father of John, James, Ichabod, Edna, Lucy, Sally and Theodosia, most of whom removed west, and have descendants, scattered throughout Western New York and Pa. and Ohio and Illinois.

Samuel MATTOCKS

was born in 1739 and is supposed to have resided in Westford, Conn. prior to his removal to Hartford County.  He married Sarah BURDELL, Mar. 14, 1763 and in 1778 resigned a Captain’s Commission in the Army, and emigrated with his family to Vermont, settling in Tinmouth, Rutland County, from which town he was in 1781 elected to the Vermont Legislature, which convened at Charlestown, New Hampshire in October of that year, and was re-elected for three succeeding terms.  In 1785 he was chosen member of the Ninth Council which position he resigned to accept the office of State Treasurer, to which he was elected in 1786 and which he filled continuously, by annual election until the year 1800.  From 1783 to 1789 and again in 1794, he was assistant judge of Rutland County Court, and Chief Judge in 1788-9.  He resigned the office of Treasurer July 28, 1800 on account of ill health and died Jan. 18, 1804.  He was father of Samuel, Rebecca, William, John and two daughters, Sarah and Mary who died in infancy.

Samuel MATTOCKS

born Dec. 17, 1764 at Hartford, Conn., removed to Tinmouth, Vermont with his father in 1778 and married Lucy Sage, daughter of Cephas SMITH, of Rutland Vermont Jan. 29, 1792.  He was sheriff of Addison County in 1813 and resided at Middlebury until his death in 1823.  He was father of Caroline, born October 25, 1792 who married Noadiah MOORE of Champlain, New York; of Lucy, born May 19, 1798, who married John A. RHODES, of Highgate, Vermont; of Samuel B. born Dec. 14, 1802, who married Harriet CHOATE, Dec. 7, 1827; of Henry, born Dec. 12, 1805, who married Martha PORTER of Danville, Vermont in 1839.  Two children, Sarah and Mary died in childhood.

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Rebecca MATTOCKS was born in Hartford, Conn. Dec. 22, 1768 and resided at the time of her marriage, with her parents in Tinmouth, Ver.  Here Oct. 7, 1790 she married Samuel MILLER who settled in Middlebury in 1788, and ranked among the foremost lawyers of Vermont.  He was one of the founders of Middlebury College, and with hes wife, united with the Congregational Church, Sept. 12, 1805 to which he left a legacy of one thousand dollars at his death, April 17, 1810.  It was at their home that Governor MATTOCKS resided while studying law in Mr. MILLER’s office.  Mrs. MILLER died Nov. 23, 1841 leaving no children.

William MATTOCKS was born May 9, 1773 at Hartford, Conn. and at the age of five years accompanied his father to Tinmouth, Vermont where he remained until seventeen years of age.  He then entered Dartmouth College, where he graduated four years later.  He married Prudence DEMING, Oct. 2, 1801 and resided at Danville, Vermont, where he followed the practice of law from 1801 until his death May 21, 1842.  He was father of Laura, Sally, Jane, Emily, and of Mary who died at Bath, New Hampshire July 25, 1818 aged fifteen years and also fo William and Charles who died in childhood.

Laura MATTOCKS was born Nov. 7, 1802 and married George S. MANN son of Solomon MANN, of Fairlee, Vermont July 1, 1819.  She removed with her husband to San Francisco, California where they now reside.

Sally was born July 27, 1805 and married Danford CARPENTER at Danville, Vermont Dec. 9, 1824.  She died at Grand Rapids, Michigan Feb. 19, 1878.

Jane Rebecca MATTOCKS was born at Danville, Vermont April 12, 1814 and married Thomas B. VERMILYE of N.Y.City who died in Armonk, Westchester County, N.Y. Dec 6, 1866.  She resided after her husband’s death at Brooklyn, N.Y. and died July 13, 1880 at Lima, Ohio.

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Emily MATTOCKS was born Feb. 21, 1818 and died unmarried at Brooklyn New York January 2, 1878.

John MATTOCKS

was born at Hartford, Connecticut, on the fourth day of March 1777, and resided during his early boyhood, in Tinmouth, Vermont.  At the age of fifteen, he went to Middlebury, and resided two years or more with his sister, Rebecca MILLER.  Here he commenced the study of law in the office of Samuel MILLER, but completed his studies with Judge Bates TURNER, at Fairfield, Vermont.  He was admitted to the bar at the February term, 1797, of the County Court of Franklin County, held at St. Albans, and commenced the practice of law in Danville, but soon afterward removed to Peacham, where he married Esther NEWELL, Sept. 4, 1810.  She was born July 21, 1792, and died on her birthday 1844 leaving four children living.  In 1807, 1815, 1816, 1823-24, Mr. MATTOCKS represented the town of Peacham in the general assembly, and was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1836.  He was elected as a Whig to Congress in 1820 and 1824, and again in 1840.  He was chosen Judge of the Supreme Court in 1832, and declined a re-election the following year.

Mr. MATTOCKS was in 1806 one of the thirteen directors of the Vermont State Bank; Brigadier General of the State Militia in 1812, and Governor in 1843.  His home was in Peacham, where he practised law from the year 1800 until three years prior to his death, which occurred August 14, 1847.  He was the father of Katherine, John, Edward, William, George, and two daughters named Esther, who died in infancy.

Katherine, the surviving daughter, was born at Peacham, June 3, 1812, and resided with her parents until her marriage to James COWLES, Sept. 24, 1833.  After spending many years on a farm in Peacham, they removed to Rockford, Illinois, their present home.  Their daughter, Esther Newell, born September 12, 1838, is the wife of Dr. CHANDLER of that place.  Their son, John, born June 17, 1836, died July 30, 1858.

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Edward MATTOCKS

Edward MATTOCKS was born in Peacham, Vermont, June 8, 1816.  He was a graduate of Middlebury College and studied medicine in the office of Dr. SHED in Peacham.  His wife Adeline A. KIMBALL, to whom he was married March 4, 1841, died Oct. 3, 1843.  He married Nancy J. SMITH of Lyndon, Feb. 16, 1847, who is still living at the latter place.

In the late war, he enlisted in the 3rd regiment of Vermont Volunteers, serving as Lieutenant, and as acting Assistant Adjutant-General in 1863.  He died Dec. 20, 1867 at York, Pennsylvania.  He was the father of Edward N., born at Lyndon, Vermont, Dec. 5, 1842, who served two years in the 3rd regiment of Vermont Volunteers, Company G, and died May 12, 1867, of disease contracted in the army.  He is buried with his father at York, Pennsylvania.

Of Nelo MATTOCKS, born Oct. 13, 1848, who died Jan. 28, 1849.  And of Estelle MATTOCKS, who was born in Lyndon, Vermont, Nov. 14, 1851, and married Adelbert DENISON of Burke, Vermont, Dec. 29, 1869, now living in Logan Grove, Dixon County, Nebraska.

Of Enos MATTOCKS, who was born in Lyndon, Vermont, Aug. 15, 1859, and married July 3, 1879, in DeWitt, Nebraska.

William MATTOCKS.

William MATTOCKS was born in Peacham, Vermont, June 20, 1818, and graduated at the Wesleyan University in Middleton, Conn. in 1838.  He married Eliza, daughter of Robert BROCK of Barnett, Vermont, Oct. 3, 1839, and followed the practice of law at Peacham, Vt., until his removal to Kenosha, Wis., in 1856, where he resided two years.  In 1858, he removed to Chicago where he practiced law until his death Dec. 22, 1859, of typhoid fever at the residence of Dr. Asshel FARR, Kenosha, Wis.  Mr. MATTOCKS was a Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, a candidate for the State Senate in 1857 and represented the town of Peacham several terms in the Legislature of that State.  He was the father of four chilren, the first a daughter, born Oct. 24, 1840, who died in infancy; the

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second, Albert, born May 5, 1842, who died Feb. 24, 1844; third, William, born May 22, 1845, and who died at Brattleboro, Vermont, Sept. 2, 1862, an enlisted soldier in the Eleventh Regiment of Vermont Volunteers.  The fourth, Lizzie, born Oct. 2, 1847, married Dr. Charles B. NICHOLS of Franklin Falls, New Hampshire, Jan. 24, 1872, where she died June 10, 1883, leaving one child William, born Jan. 22, 1873.

George MATTOCKS.

George MATTOCKS was born in Peacham, Vermont, in 1823 and entered the Wesleyan University of Middletown, Connecticut, in 1837 where he remained two years, and commenced the study of law in his father’s office.  He died by suicide Jan. 23, 1844.

John MATTOCKS.

John MATTOCKS was born at Peacham, Vermont, July 19, 1814.  At the age of 14, he entered Middlebury College where he graduated in 1832.  He commenced the study of law in his father’s office and in March, 1834, went to Woodstock and remained four months in the law office of O.B. CHANDLER.  In 1835, he spent some months in the office of County Clerk at Danville and in Nov. of that year located in Troy, N.Y. where he entered the law office of CUSHMAN and SEYMOUR with whom he remained a short time.

While completing his studies in the office of Judge GOULD, he became converted to religion under the preaching of Rev. Dr. BEMAN, with whose church he united in June, 1836, and immediately commenced the study of divinity.  In 1837, he entered Yale, graduated in 1838, and entered the Presbyterian ministry.  On the 30th of Oct. 1838, Mr. MATTOCKS married Mary Elizabeth, born in Windsor, Vermont, March 23, 1818, and daughter of Ebenezer BREWER.  On the 15th day of Jan., 1839, Mr. MATTOCKS installed pastor of the Congregational Church at Keesville, New York, where he remained until called to St. Paul, Minn., as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, in the fall of 1856.  His wife Elizabeth (as she was called) died in

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Keesville, May 22, 1851, leaving five children living – John, Brewer, Julia, Helen and Charles – three, George, Susan and Francis, dying in their infancy.

On the 5th day of July, 1852, Mr. MATTOCKS married Frances H., born at Clintonville, Nov. 23, 1831, and daughter of Dr. Ira HAYWOOD.  She removed to St. Paul with her husband in 1856.  Dying on the 22nd day of April, 1869, she left four chilren all living, Walter, James, Sherwood and Fannie.

On the 18th day of August, 1870, Mr. MATTOCKS married Juliet A., born in Keeseville, N.Y., May 25, 1833, and daughter of Jesse POTTER, by whom he had one child, a daughter Jessie, still living.  On the 13th day of Nov., 1875, Mr. MATTOCKS died suddenly of apoplexy at his home in St. Paul.

John MATTOCKS.

John MATTOCKS, born at Keesville, N.Y., Aug. 13, 1839, removed to Chicago in July, 1859, and married Sarah F., daughter of Jacob HARRIS, March 15, 1868.  She was born Sept. 10, 1850, in Chicago where they now reside.  Their children are all living – John, born at Chicago April 18, 1869, Elizabeth, born at Chicago June 29, 1870 and Esther Louise, born at Chicago, July 17, 1876.

Brewer MATTOCKS.

Brewer MATTOCKS, born at Keesville, N.Y., Sept. 12, 1841, removed to St. Paul Minnesota, in 1856 and to Faribault, Minn., in 1881 where he now resides.  Nov. 28, 1865, he married Emma L. NORTON who was born at Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 14, 1840.  Their children, all living are: Brewer, born at St. Paul, Feb. 9, 1867; Norton, born at St. Paul, July 20, 1869 and Ellen Requier, born at St. Paul, May 15, 1873.

Julia Brewer MATTOCKS.

Julia Brewer MATTOCKS, born at Keeseville, N.Y., Aug. 6, 1845, was married at St. Paul, Minn., May 12, 1868, to Henry Johnson NORTHRUP of Saginaw, Mich., who was born at Shoreham, Vermont, May 9, 1837.  They reside at Saginaw City where their eldest child, Julia Mattocks who died Aug. 9, 1869, was born March 26, 1869.  Two sons are now living: Henry Mattocks, born at Saginaw Apr. 23, 1870 and John Mattocks, born at Saginaw, Sept. 16, 1881.

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Helen Peabody MATTOCKS.

Helen Peabody MATTOCKS, born at Keesville, N.Y., Nov. 20, 1846, married Feb. 26, 1874, George SPENCER, who was born at Westminster, Vt., Nov. 26, 1843.  They reside at Duluth, Minn., and have three children: Elizabeth, born at Duluth, Minn., Jan. 5, 1875, George Herbert, born at Duluth, Minn., Aug. 7, 1876, and Helen Mattocks, born at Boston, Mass., May 2, 1883.

George MATTOCKS.

George MATTOCKS wa born at Keeseville, N.Y., June 9, 1844, where he died Oct. 8, 1844.

Susan Chandler MATTOCKS.

Susan Chandler MATTOCKS was born at Keesville, N.Y. June 18, 1848, where she died Oct. 9, 1848.

Francis MATTOCKS.

Francis MATTOCKS was born at Keeseville, Sept. 21, 1849, where he died Sept. 20, 1850.

Charles Finch MATTOCKS.

Charles F. MATTOCKS was born at Keeseville, March 12, 1851, where he died Aug. 10, 1853.

Walter Haywood MATTOCKS.

Walter H. MATTOCKS was born at Keeseville  June 21, 1856, and resides at Chicago.

James Selby MATTOCKS.

James S. MATTOCKS was born at St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 11, 1860.

Sherwood Spencer MATTOCKS.

Sherwood S. MATTOCKS was born at St. Paul March 18, 1863.

Fannie Thompson MATTOCKS.

Fannie T. MATTOCKS was born at St. Paul, May 31, 1867

Jessie Potter MATTOCKS.

Jessie P. MATTOCKS was born at St. Paul, Dec. 18, 1874.

Chicago, Jan. 1, 1885.

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