FAMILY DONATION LAND CLAIMS: John and Charlotte Matheny Kirkwood DLC

Charlotte Matheny (1838-1926) and John Kirkwood were married when she was 14.

Charlotte wrote her memoirs of the 1843 Migration, Into the Eye of the Setting Sun, when she was in her 80s.

LOCATION: From Hopewell, turn right toward Wheatland. Immediately after returning to the Lafayette Highway is the church (now Seventh Day Adventist) built by William S. Cooper’s son Enoch, who was a carpenter. Charlotte Kirkwood attended this church in her later years.
To the left immediately after the church, are two oak trees that are set back from the road. Here was where Charlotte and John Kirkwood’s home sat.
Behind them lived Daniel B. Matheny.

To the right at the next stop sign is Maud Williamson State Park where the reunion is held.  This was Adam Matheny’s land. 

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