Making Connections
I have a picture of Ann W. Matheny in a family album with other pictures most of which I can’t identify. On the back it says D. Wooten, Dixie, WA. My great-great-grandfather was William Matheny. He was born in 1810 in Kentucky. He lived briefly in Ohio. Went back to Kentucky and for several years before the 1850 census lived in Danville, Montgomery County, Missouri. My great-grandfather was Stephen P. Matheny. I know that Ann and her family were related, but I’m not sure how to make the connection. By 1840 William Matheny and his family were living in Missouri. William was a wheel-wright.

Also I’m beginning to see a possible Cooper connection. Benjamin Garrett Kimble (B: 1795 PA) married Rebecca Cooper who was born in 1801 in MD. She was the daughter of Jacob Cooper and Elizabeth Atkinson. Eldora Kimble Watson was one of my grandmother’s best friends now I see that there could be a possible connection going back several generations.

Maureen Barnard (a Matheny)

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