Tag Archives: Jesse Mattson

Our Ancestors Ghosts Reaching Out

There are hundreds of stories among genealogists of inexplicable coincidences and miracles that lead to finding dead ancestors, live distant cousins, or stories hidden for years. I loved the one about a young English girl who was planting a sunflower … Continue reading

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Jesse C. Mattson 1838-1864

Jesse Mattson’s Effects: One great coat, one canteen, one rubber blanket, one pencil, one blouse, one pair of boots, one pair of stockings, one pair of trousers, one shirt, one haversack, one pocket book, $3.40 and one gold ring. This … Continue reading

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Anthony, David and Jesse Mattson’s “Criminal” Past

The Mattson Family was poor and they certainly weren’t famous.  But I love them…they left the most interesting records I have been able to find for any of the branches of my family.  I have told you about the Orphan … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Missing Mattson Brother – Part I

It all started a few years ago when I received the Civil War pension file for John Conway Mattson (my 3rd great grandfather).  In the file, I discovered a letter from his second wife Rebecca Oberland Mattson documenting her husband’s … Continue reading

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