I have discovered a typographical error in this list. The name of the fourth person in this list is Daniel not Danielle. I am still seeking assistance from other researchers in compiling these different families into a more acurate list.
I would like to note that the elder Richard Matthews in this list owned a grist mill. This may be a vital clue in linking the elder Richard to the elder Benjamin. The elder Benjamin and his first born son Jacob Sylvester were operators of a grist mill at Fandon, McDonough co., IL. Jacob Sylvester built the mill which has been documented in two sources. Historical encyclopedia of Illinois & History of McDonough County, Illinois : together with sketches of the towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, milita.
Still searching for information regarding:
Andrew Matthews, age 50-60. He has an 70-80 year old woman living in his home who may be the matriarch of the family considering her age.
Mary Matthews age 50-60 who must have been a widow at the time since there is no male in the home with her spproximate age and she is listed as the head of household.
Daniel Matthews age 30-40 also had another male of the same age group in the home as well. Both persons having a militia registration.
John Matthews age 30-40
Moses Matthews age 30-40
Sam'l Matthews age 30-40
William Matthews age 30-40
Any help regarding these lines would be of great assistance in discerning which members were related to one another.