Friday, June 4, 2010

Elizabeth (Matthews) Fugate

Birth:    Dec. 21, 1825
            Cass County, Illinois

Death:   Mar. 29, 1906
             McDonough County, Illinois



Elizabeth E. Matthews was born in Cass County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Mary "Polly" (Shoopman) Matthews who were both born in Virginia and died in McDonough County, Illinois.

She married Isaac Quincy Fugate, January 10, 1849 in McDonough County, Illinois. They owned a farm on section 21 in Bethel Township, McDonough County, Illinois. They were the parents of George (Nov. 4, 1850); Nancy Caroline (b. April 1852) [m. John Haney]; Mary Catherine "Kate" (b. Oct 1855) [m. John Raymond Gunning]; Martha J. (b. 1857) [m. Samuel Bowman]; Benjamin Martin (1860), Sarah Eleanor "Ella" (Oct. 1863) [she is interred in this cemetery], and Edward (1865).

Biographical information comes from census records, vital statistics, and marriage records from Ancestry.com, the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, and from Duane Lester's, "Rural Cemeteries of McDonough County, Illinois, Volume II, Bethel-Industry."

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