James Matthews was born in Co. Antrim, Ireland, immigrated and arrived in America on August 16, 1842 aboard a ship called the Southerner. He is listed on the ship's manifest with His wife, Nancy and their 6 Ireland born children, 2 of His brothers, David and Andrew Matthews and their sister, Rose Matthews Pool and Her 6 Ireland born sons.
James married Nancy. (Nancy was born in 1801 in County Antrim, Northern Ireland,1 died on 13 Jun 1859 in Lafayette County, Missouri, USA 1 and was buried in McGinness Cemetery, Lafayette County, Missouri.)
Find A Grave, Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com : accessed 30 Dec 2015).
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