Williams, Teel, McGhee and Rivers Families of VA and NC:Information about Matthew RHEA
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IV Matthew RHEA (b. 14 Apr 1755, d. 1816)Matthew RHEA2674, 2675 was born 14 Apr 1755 in County Donegal, Ireland, and died 1816 in Sullivan, Tennessee, USA2676, 2677.He married Janette "Jane" PRESTON on 01 Nov 1778 in Walnut Grove, Washington County, VA, daughter of John PRESTON and Eleanor FAIRMAN.
Notes for Matthew RHEA:
Matthew was a surveyor.He served as a Lt. under General Greene at Battles of Camden, South Carolina and Guilford Courthouse.He held rank of Major in the Fifth Virginia Regiment of the Continentals.
Jane Preston (b. 1758, d. 11/01/1800) m. 11/01/1778 Matthew Rhea IV (1755 – 1816).Both are buried in the Weaver Church Cemetery.
More About Matthew RHEA:
Date born 2: 14 Apr 1755, Donegal, Ireland.2678
Date born 3: 14 Apr 1755, Donegal, Ireland.2679
Died 2: 18 Oct 1816, Sullivan County, TN.
More About Matthew RHEA and Janette "Jane" PRESTON:
Marriage: 01 Nov 1778, Walnut Grove, Washington County, VA.
Children of Matthew RHEA and Janette "Jane" PRESTON are:
- +Matilda Margaret RHEA, b. 1783, Sullivan County, TN.
- Joseph McIlwaine RHEA, b. 14 May 1787, Sullivan County, TN2680, d. 1860.
- +Robert Preston RHEA, b. 28 Jun 1791, Bluff City, Sullivan County, TN2681, d. 31 Mar 1872, Pleasant Grove, Sullivan County, TN2682.
- Matthew RHEA, b. 23 Feb 1796, Sullivan County, TN, d. 07 Apr 1870, Somerville, Fayette County, TN.