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M.D. Albert Coates Matthias[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1844 - 1916  (71 years)


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  • Name Albert Coates Matthias 
    Title M.D. 
    Born 19 May 1844  Nimishillen, Stark, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Mar 1916  McComb, Hancock, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8, 9
    Buried McComb Union Cemetery, McComb, Hancock, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Person ID I8667772058  Master Tree
    Last Modified 13 May 2004 

    Father Jacob Mathias,   b. 20 or 25 Nov 1804, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 or 26 Nov 1882, Camden, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Stambaugh,   b. 1 Apr 1808, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1877, Woodbridge, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 4 Sep 1828  Columbania, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • _STATMARRIED
      The record states that "Mary Stombaugh" and "Jacob Mathias" were married by "Jacob Stombaugh" who was a "Minister of the Gospel".
    Family ID F7975167010  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor Parsons Harris,   b. 12 Nov 1845, Stalbridge Weston,Dorset,England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1931, McComb, Hancock, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1866  Leipsic, Putnam, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • _STATMARRIED
    Children 
     1. Charles Dickens Matthias,   b. 29 Oct 1867,   d. 29 Mar 1868  (Age 0 years)
    +2. Alva Cassells Matthias,   b. 23 May 1869,   d. Aft Sep 1931  (Age 62 years)
    +3. Everett Harris Matthias,   b. 21 Aug 1879, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Sep 1931  (Age 52 years)
    +4. Mary Maud Matthias,   b. 12 Nov 1871, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963  (Age 91 years)
    +5. Edward Shiloh Matthias,   b. 6 Apr 1873, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Sep 1931  (Age 58 years)
     6. Eli Franklin Matthias,   b. 30 Oct 1877,   d. 11 Jul 1878  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F7975167193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 May 1844 - Nimishillen, Stark, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Apr 1866 - Leipsic, Putnam, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Mar 1916 - McComb, Hancock, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - McComb Union Cemetery, McComb, Hancock, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Name Suffix: M.D.
      In the 1860 Hancock County, Ohio Census Albert resides at home with his parents in Blanchard Twp.

      According to Mat(t)hias milestones : the genealogy & biograhical history of Daniel Mathias, senior (a soldier of the Revolution) of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania & Stark County, Ohio By Dorothy Weiser Seale, Albert

      served almost 3 1/2 years in the Union Army of the U.S.
      during the Civil War. According to his War papers obtained
      from National Archives in Washington, D.C., his first
      enlistment was on 4 November 1861 at McComb, Hancock County, Ohio as a Private in Co. K, 65th Ohio Volunteer
      Infantry commanded by Cap. Joshua Prebble. During the
      course of the War he fought under Generals U.S. Grant and
      W.T. Sherman. During 1862-1863 he fought in the battles of
      Shiloh, Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and
      Missionary Ridge. After these campaigns, with two years of
      service behind him, he mustered out and was discharged 31 December 1863 so that he might re-enlist as a Veteran
      Volunteer. On 1 January 1864 at Blains Cross Roads, Tenn.,
      he rejoined with the rank of Corporal and on 19 February 1864
      at Chattanooga, Tenn. He once again mustered into the service
      of Co. K, 65th Regiment, Ohio Veterans Volunteer Infantry (OVVI) commanded by Liet. William A. Bell. In May, 1864 he fought at Rocky Face Ridge and Resaca, Georgia. On 14 May 1864 he was severly wounded in action in his right arm in the Battle of Resaca. This campaign began on 11 May 1864 when Gen. Sherman's troops were marching west of Rocky Face
      Ridge toward Snake Creek Gap and Resaca. Sherman attacked
      the Confederate troops (led by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston) at Resaca, and on May 15 gained possession of that town. Corp. Matthias was mentioned for conspicious bravery in the face of
      the enermy on 11 May 1864. His war papers state: "On 14 May 1864 he was shot throught the elbow joint of the right arm..."
      (pp.132-133)


      After the war, Albert practiced as a physician in Gilboa, Putnam County, Ohio and in McComb, Hancock County, Ohio. His death was due to arteriosclerosis.

      The Lewis Publishing Company's A Centennial Biographical History of Hancock County Ohio (1903) states on page 517 that

      "One of the best known citizens of Hancock county is Dr. Albert C. Matthias, of McComb, who has attained distinction in professional circles, and is a prominent representative of several fraternal organizations. Forceful indiviudality and keen insight, combined with practical common sense, are the strong traits in his character which have served to win for him a high place in various circles."
      In the 1910 Hancock County, Ohio Census, Albert and Eleanor reside in McComb."

      That same source states that Albert was discharged from the army in February 1865 and then graduated in medicine from the Western Reserve University in 1869. In 1897 Albert relocated from Gilboa to Hancock County where he had, by 1903, "...gained recognition as a practitioner whose skill is above the average and whose ability is constantly augmented by reading and investigation. Membership in leading medical societies, wherein there is an interchange of thought and experience, has also led to the advancement of Dr. Matthias in his chosen calling." Albert belonged to the Northwestern Ohio Medical Association, the Ohio State Medical society, and was the president of the Putnam County Medical Society for three years while a resident of Gilboa.

      According to Lewis Publishing Company's A Centennial Biographical History of Hancock County Ohio (1903) page 519:

      "In political circles Dr. Matthias is quite prominent. He served for twenty-four years as a councilman in Gilboa and is now a member of the city council of McComb. For two years and seven months he was mayor of Gilboa and for six years was president of the board of education there. In 1899 he was elected justice of the peace by bo

  • Sources 
    1. [S560402620] 1850 United States Census.

    2. [S8072068432] 1860 United States Census.

    3. [S8029499253] The Wood-Sprout Families at ancestry.com, January 2004, Larry Sprout, [email protected], grandson of Alice Murl Matthias Sprout.

    4. [S8029499284] Mat(t)hias milestones : the genealogy & biographical history of Daniel Mathias, senior (a soldier of the Revolution) of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania & Stark County, Ohio, Seale, Dorothy Weiser, (Westview Press, Inc.: Boulder, Colorado, 1984.).

    5. [S8029499358] A Portrait and Biographical Record of Putnam County, Ohio, (A. W. Bowen & Co.: Chicago, 1896).

    6. [S8029499360] A Centennial Biographical History of Hancock County, Ohio, (The Lewis Publishing Company: New York and Chicago, 1903).

    7. [S8029499451] History of Putnam County, Ohio, (H. H. Hardesty & Co.: Chicago and Toledo, 1880).

    8. [S8029499379] McComb Union Cemetery, McComb, Hancock County, Ohio.

    9. [S8029499404] Obituary of Eleanor Harris Matthias, (Morning Republican, Hancock County, Ohio Monday 21 September 1931).