Ira  Matthews

Portrait of Ira  Matthews Headstone Photograph

I. Matthews
Belonged to
Co. H. 19th Tex. Cav.
Parson's Brig.
Army of Trans. Miss.
Full Name: Ira  Matthews
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 3 (B)
Row:H  Number:53
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: August 4, 1838 
Died: February 28, 1918 
Burial Date: March 1, 1918 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Mississippi 
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1838 
Residence: Aguila, Texas 
Admitted To Home: August 12, 1913 
Religion: S. Presbyterian 
Army: Trans Mississippi 
Brigade: Parson's 
Regiment: 19th Texas Cav. 

MATTHEWS, IRA P. (1838 ~ 1918). Ira P. Matthews was born August 4, 1838 to Simon Matthews and Hanna Caroline Ellis in Mississippi. He moved to Texas as an infant. He would later enlist in the Confederate States Army on April 2, 1862 at Waco, Texas. Matthews served in Company H, 19th Texas Cavalry. He saw action in Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri.

Following the War, Ira Matthews lived in Aquilla, Hill County, Texas where he worked as a farmer. Matthews was married to Mary Matthews and Elvira B. Cauble. He had three children with Ms. Cauble: James A. Matthews born in 1864, Edwin Matthews born on August 25, 1867, and Jessie L. Matthews born September 1869. In 1906, he was no longer able to farm due to poor health. He later entered the Confederate Men's Home on August 12, 1913. Ira P. Matthews died on February 28, 1918. He was buried at the Texas State Cemetery on March 1, 1918.

Information provided by Martha Prince, Confederate Home Roster, Confederate Pension Application, and U. S. Census Records.

Additional Multimedia Files To Download:

#7840) Title:Ira Matthews and his siblings
Source: Courtesy of Martha Prince


Search by Name.