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Adam L. Mattice


Adam L. Mattice is a worthy representative of the early settlers of the valley, and of one in particular, Nicholas Mattice who first located within the neighborhood of the "upper fort." At what time he immigrated is not known, but he there reared a large family, in which were three sons--Adam, Frederick, and Conradt. Adam early espoused the cause of the Crown and fled to Canada as a Mohawk, in 1777, and there his descendants still reside.

Mrs. Burget, of Breakabeen, is the last of the direct heirs of Frederick, which fact leaves Conradt the progenitor of those bearing the family name in the County. He resided upon the farm now occupied by Joseph Mattice, where he reared six children as follows:--Lawrence, David, John, Henry, Mrs. John Brown, of Sharon, and Mrs. Garrett Hallenbeck, of Fulton.

Adam L. is one of five children of Lawrence Mattice, and was born in Fulton, September 15, 1803. He has always lived upon a farm and has accumulated a property that bespeaks a steady judgment and practical business qualifications. He has served the town in the capacity of road commissioner, assessor and other minor offices for many years, and is looked upon by his townsmen as an upright man in whom they have confidence to act with honor and precision.

Although he has arrived at the advanced age of seventy-eight, yet the sturdy form is erect, the muscles strong and steady, and the mind clear and active, as are those of most of the children of pioneers of the County. He was united in marriage with Dinah, daughter of David Mattice, and to them have been born five children, James H., Lawrence A., Garret W., Dinah and Elizabeth. James H. died January 16, 1874.

The business is at present being carried on by Garret W., and Lawrence A. Mattice.

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