Matthew AMYX

HAIRSTON.org ID#2993, b. about 1753, d. 12 March 1832
Father*Matthew AMYX1 b. 1715, d. b 10 Apr 1779
Mother*Mary (surname unknown)
Birth*Matthew AMYX was born about 1753. 
He was the son of Matthew AMYX and Mary (surname unknown).1 
Marriage*Matthew AMYX married Catherine "Kitteran" HAIRSTON, daughter of Andrew HAIRSTON and Elizabeth (surname unknown), about 1775 in Virginia.2 
WillIn Matthew AMYX's will dated 5 March 1776 in Botetourt County, Virginia, Matthew AMYX was named as an heir; Matthew Amyx left a will dated March 5, 1776 in which he mentioned 3 sons, James, Matthew and Samuel. He also mentioned a son-in-law James Smith, but no daughter. - Botetourt County Will Book A, page 109. Family Search Library Film #7644336, image 63-64.1
Property*On 9 January 1787, Matthew Amack and his wife Catherine, in compliance to his father's will, transfer land to his brother Samuel Amack. Witnessed by Priscilla Harriston, John Howard and James Smith. - Botetourt County Deed Book 3, page 451-452. Family Search Library Film #7893748, image 246. 
MilitaryRevolutionary War pension application papers: Matthew Amyx served in Capt. Henry Pauldings company, Col. Charles Lynch regiment. He was at the battle of Guilford Court House, North Carolina and was shot in his arm that made it "almost useless". He was allowed a pension 1 January 1789. Papers in the pension file state he is living with his son Matthew Amyx, Jr. in 1827 and died on 12 March 1832.3 
DeedHe is mentioned in the property documents of Alexander FORBES and Andrew HAIRSTON on 9 November 1793 in Campbell County, Virginia; On November 9, 1793, Alexander Forbes and his wife Jane (from Bedford Co.), Mathew Amack (Amyx) and his wife Catrine (from Botetourt Co.), and Samuel Amack (Amyx) and his wife Elenore (from Botetourt Co.), sell 400 acres that was originally granted to Andrew Hairston, to John Ratekin for 60 pounds. These 3 wives are the daughters of Andrew Hairston and their husbands are selling land they inherited from Andrew. Only Alexander Forbes signed his name, the rest signed with their mark, except Jane Amyx that did not sign or put her mark on the deed. - Campbell County Deed 3, page 422. FSL #8141162 image 710.4
Residence*Matthew AMYX and Catherine "Kitteran" HAIRSTON lived on 9 November 1793 in Botetourt County, Virginia.4 
Census 1810*Matthew AMYX appeared on the census of 6 August 1810 in Botetourt County, Virginia, Amix, Mattw Jr - Males: under 10 2, 16-25 1, 26-44 2, 45+ 1, Females: under 10 2, 26-44 1. It appears that Catherine Hairston Amyx, Matthew's wife, is not listed, as she would have been over 45 in 1810.5
Residence*Matthew Amyx states in his pension request that he moved to Kentucky about 1818. 
Tax Rolls*1818 - Mathew Amyx and Andrew Amyx are listed in the Barren County, Kentucky Tax lists. - Family Search Library Film #7834397, image 91. 
Census 1820*He appeared on the census of 7 August 1820 in Barren County, Kentucky, Amyx, Matthew - Males: under 10 3, 10-15 3, 26-44 1, 45+ 2, Females: 10-15 1, 16-25 2, 26-44 2. It appears that Catherine Hairston Amyx, Matthew's wife, is not listed, as she would have been over 45 in 1820.6
Tax Rolls1821 - Matthew Amyx is listed in the Barren County tax lists. Family History Library Film 007834397, image 240. 
Military*1824 - Matthew Amicks pension records were transferred from Virginia to Kentucky 19 Dec. 1824. Pension S 6501. 
Death*He died on 12 March 1832 in Kentucky.7 

Family

Catherine "Kitteran" HAIRSTON b. a 1754, d. b 1810
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S178] Will of Matthew Amyx - 1776 -.
  2. [S247] Greenway, Carl Forrest - letters relating to Hairston genealogy dated 1965-1966 to various people - Carl Greenway (1917-1974) was a Hairston relative and family genealogist, more information about Carl Greenway can be found here: https://www.hairston.org/p4445.htm, Personal Collection - copy.
  3. [S57] U. S. Revolutionary War Pension Application, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S3542] Campbell County, Virginia Deeds, 1784-1790, T. L. C. Genelogy, Miami Beach, FL 1991, Library of Virginia - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
  5. [S1810] 1810 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  6. [S1820] 1820 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  7. [S3254] U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872, Ancestry.com.
Last Edited10 Jul 2023