Mathews, Virginia is a selected history of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries
centered in what is now known as Mathews County, Virginia, which was created by an act
of Virginia’s General Assembly in 1790, which became effective on May 1, 1791. The area
was previously part of Gloucester County and known as Kingston Parish, Gloucester County,
Virginia. The story, for the most part, is centered on a small geographical area south of
the Mathews courthouse on the east side of the East River, an important neighborhood in
the development of the county and in the life of the Hall family for many generations. The
principal focus of the genealogical history is on my great-great-great-great-great-grandfather
Robert Hall, born circa 1730, and his descendants.

A Select History of Mathews County, Virginia