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Re: Timothy Matlack
Posted by: Joe Matlock (ID *****3988) Date: July 22, 2008 at 05:49:12
In Reply to: Timothy Matlack by Donna Wilbur of 229

Alberta is from William B. Matlack's line.
Joe Matlock

Descendants of Col Timothy Matlack

Generation No. 1

1. COL TIMOTHY6 MATLACK was born 26 March 1736 in Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey, and died 14 April 1829 in Philadelphia, Pennsylviana. He married (1) ELLEN YARNELL 05 November 1758 in Friends Meeting House, Philadelphia, Pennsylviana, daughter of MORDECAI YARNELL and CATHERINE MERIDETH. She was born 07 August 1736 in Willistown, Pennsylviana, and died 05 October 1791 in Philadelphia, Pennsylviana. This couple is buried in the Free Quaker Cemetery, South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylviana. He married (2) ELIZABETH CLAYPOOLE COPPER 17 August 1767 in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylviana.

[Col MATLACK wrote out the copy of the Declaration of Independence.

MATLACK, Timothy, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in Haddonfield, Camden County, N.J., in 1730; attended Quaker schools in Haddonfield and Philadelphia; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Philadelphia; was in command of a battalion of “Associators” during the Revolution and took part in the battle of Princeton; member of the provincial conference held in Carpenters’ Hall, Philadelphia, June 18, 1775; delegate to the convention of July 15, 1776, and appointed secretary of state; member of the committee of safety in 1776; in 1777 was appointed keeper of the great seal; member of the board of trustees of the University of Pennsylvania in 1779; Member of the Continental Congress in 1780; moved to Lancaster, Pa.; master of the rolls of Pennsylvania 1800-1809; moved to Philadelphia and was prothonotary of the district court for several years; member of the board of aldermen 1813-1818; died at Holmesburg, near Philadelphia, Pa., April 14, 1829; interment in the Free Quaker Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.; reinterment in 1905 in Fatlands, on the Schuylkill River, opposite Valley Forge, Pa.

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Subject: Timothy Matlack, c.1730~1829
Author: Joyce Peck
Date: 04 Oct 2004 2:14 AM GMT

Matlack, Timothy. c.1730-1829. American statesman, militia officer (Col.), merchant, b. Haddonfield, Camden Co., N.J.
Moved with parents to Philadelphia, c.1745; participated in Trenton-Princeton action of 1776-1777; delegate to the Continental Congress, Pennsylvania, 1780-1781.

I am not related to this person, I am just passing on this information, which comes from a book titled "People & Events of the American Revolution" by Dupuy/Hammerman. R.R. Bowker Company, 1974. pg.371.

Military service: American Revolutionary War Colonel USA

Elizabeth Capper Matlack was the sister of David Claypoole, the printer, and is said to have been a lineal descendant of Oliver Cronwell. Norris Capper was a Captain in the Pennsylvania State Navy. He married Elizabeth Claypool at St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia, PA 11, 19, 1774. After the death of Col. Matlack his widow went to live with her son James Capper, then a merchant living in Ph iladelphia. She was born about 1751.

(from "Matlack Family - A.M. Stackhous e 1910" pg 74)

Children of COL MATLACK and ELLEN YARNELL are:
       i.       WILLIAM B.7 MATLACK, b. 30 July 1759; d. 1797, Pennsylivana. He is buried in the Free Quaker Graveyard in Philadelphia.; m. HANNAH CARMALT, 22 March 1787, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Philadelphia, Pennsylivana; b. 19 November 1759; d. 27 November 1793.

William served as a Privateer during the Revolutionary War. He was captured by the British and held prisoner in a London dungeon. The contracted rheumatism of the limbs, and as a result remained a cripple for the rest of his life.

From:        Mary Lou & Dennis Byerly <>
To:       <>
Date:        Monday, March 08, 2004 11:06:19 AM
Subject:        [MATLOCK-L] William Matlack information

I am a Pennsylvania Matlack and the William, son of Timothy & Ellen (Yarnell) Matlack, who is the subject of several of your letters, is my gggg grandfather! WilliamB b. 7/30/1759 d. 1797 & Hannah (Carmalt) b. 11/19/1759 d. 11/27/1793 Matlack had only two children and as you can see, both William and Hannah died at a fairly young age. Their sons were Timothy b.2/11/1788 never married & d. 10/1839 and James born 2/14/1791 in Charleston, SC & he died 6/24/1849 in Perry County Pennsylvania. This is where my greatgrandfather was born.

William and Hannah only live in Charleston, SC for a few years before they moved back to Philadelphia where both their families lived. Hannah was the granddaughter of Dr. Thomas Say of Phila and is buried in the Say burial ground 50-53 N 3rs St., Phila. There is a booklet about Col. Timothy Matlack, Patriot and Soldier by Dr. A. M. (Asa Matlack) Stackhouse privately printed in 1910 which contains the Matlack family history starting with William and Mary (Hancock) Matlack up to the year of 1910. This book includes my grandparents and my father who was born in 1908.
I have been doing Matlack research since 1980. MaryLou (Matlack)

From:        Samuel W Medlock <>
To:       <>
Date:        Thursday, July 01, 2004 9:28:59 PM
Subject:        [MATLOCK-L] Matlack
The following were from the Lancaster Library Lancaster Penn. Penn Marriage licenses
Re of Baptism, Marriage and Death. Wpm Matlack of Charleston S C andHannah Carmalt of Phil Thursday 22 March 1787.

Military service: American Revolutionary War Privateer

       ii.       MORDECAI MATLACK, b. 1761; d. 1778, Some where at sea..

Military service: American Revolutionary War LT USN USS Ranger

       iii.       OATNER MATLACK, b. 1763.
       iv.       SIBYL MATLACK, b. 11 December 1764; d. 18 February 1816; m. JOSEPH STRETCH, 19 January 1792.
       v.       CATHERINE MATLACK, b. 08 April 1767; m. WILLIAM MURRAY, 14 May 1785.
       vi.       MARTHA MATLACK, b. 16 October 1770, Philadelphia, Pennsylviana; d. 14 August 1826, Springhill, Lower Dublin Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylviana. She is buried in the Free Quaker Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylviana; m. GUY BRYAN, 21 June 1785, Christ Church, Philidelphia, Pennsylviana; b. 08 November 1754, England; d. 17 November 1829, Philadelphia, Pennsylviana.

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