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This is the database of Ken Matteson, 6th great-grandson of Henry Matteson the immigrant, the first ancestor of nearly all Matteson's in America.

My loving wife of the last 30 years passed away in late April of 2020.I am living on a fixed income and with each passing year it gets more difficult to maintain this database and my website. I can only say Thank You to all of the many contributors over the years who either provided additional data or cash to help keep the site going. Without your help this website would not be what it is today. Please make the best use of this database as the next year could always be it's last.

If you are looking to set up a new user account, please contact me at packrat@ratters.com. All other requests for access will be ignored! Please explain your Matteson relationship! Let me know if your interest is in only one particular branch. Current members of the Matteson Historical Congress of America Inc. are instead encouraged to make use of their genealogists and other resources.

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Nearly all Mattesons in the United States can trace their heritage back to Henry and Hannah (Parsons) Matteson of Rhode Island. Some other common spellings of the Matteson surname are Mattison, Mathewson and Madison. Some of the towns in which our Matteson ancestors lived were: East Greenwich, West Greenwich, Exeter, Coventry, Warwick, and Providence Rhode Island, Bennington and Shaftsbury Vermont, and several places in New York State before spreading out all over America. This website has provided free historical and genealogical information on the Matteson family since June 27, 2002.

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David and Sarah (Corey) Matteson: To my knowledge the only proven child of Sarah Corey (b 1712 d abt 1762) and David Matteson (b abt 1715 d 1809) is Elizabeth. This Sarah Corey is listed as being married to two separate David Mattesons in Porter Matteson's 'Matteson's in America'. It remains unclear if Sarah was indeed married to two different Mattesons with the same name or if in fact there were two different Sarah Coreys that married men of the same name. A large number of descendants trace their lineage back to David and Sarah, they are all listed here as being descended from this David and Sarah. If and when new evidence presents itself this will be corrected.

Carl Ethan Akeley: I have yet to find anything that would indicate that Carl Ethan Akeley is a Matteson descendant despite the fact that the Matteson Historical Congress of America includes him in their "Matteson Hall of Fame". It appears that the Mattesons that they claim he is descended from are in fact not Mattesons at all but Matsons. I have left his ancestry in the database in case anyone wishes to research it further.


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