There are many theories about Matthew and his family. I have not been able to trace back from Matthew. Facts:I know he was born in NJ, lived there in 1793-he served in the militia in Pequannok, NJ. He died in 1816 and was buried in Ulysses,NY-Seneca County. I know his son John and Abraham stayed in NJ, Moses in NY and Jacob and Issac lived in Hinsdale NY and than split up-Jacob moving to Meadville Pa and Isaac went west to Illinois. I am in touch with Isaac and many of Jacob's descendants. I would enjoy talking to you! Debby Whilethey started out with Messeker, the PA group changed their spelling to Masiker(this group is also in NY and Ohio), The group that went to the Dakotas changed the spelling to Masker.