The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 716, Indian Creek Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"JEREMIAH MATTIX was born in Marion County, Ohio, February 3, 1840, and is one of the ten children born to BENJAMIN and LYDIA A. (BOSTON) MATTIX, natives respectively of Ohio and Maryland, and of Welsh and German descent. In the fall of 1846, BENJAMIN MATTIX sold his farm in Ohio, and moved with his family to this township, entered forty acres of land in this and forty in White County, built a cabin (which is still standing), and here died in March, 1864. His widow is still living, and is a member of the Christian Church. JEREMIAH MATTIX, at the age of twenty-one, quit the old home, and went to farming on shares during the summers, and hunting and trapping in the winters, for six years. In 1867, he bought the interest of the other heirs in a part of the homestead, and increased it to 230 acres, on which he still resides. He continues to hunt at the proper season, and is considered one of the best shots in the country. In February, 1865, he enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Fifty-first Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served until September 28 of the same year. He was married, October 31, 1868, to ORPHA J., daughter of NATHAN and SARAH (CHEW) BAILEY, natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio, and of Welsh- Irish and Scotch descent. MR. and MRS. MATTIX are the parents of five children, all living. MRS. MATTIX is a member of the German Baptist Church, and in politics MR. MATTIX is a Republican."