Matilda was the seventh child of Gideon and Jemima Halstead Close. The name I have for her brother is Congress, the eighth child. "Matilda, M. Mr. Nickerson and removed West" she was in Luther, Lock Co, Michigan at some time later. I have no other info. on Congress. Gideon was the son of Reuben, a Revolutionary War vetran, and Reuben was the son of Benjamin who was the son of Thomas, the son of John. You can get lots of Info. on this Forum by looking for the above names. Matilda was a younger sister of my GGG Grandfather Josiah and I have lots of information on the family but am not into typing.