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  • ID: I4385
  • Name: Catherine RAMBO
  • Reference Number: 4979
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1655
  • Death: AFT 1709 in Little Mantua Creek, Gloucester County, NJ
  • Note:

    CATHERINE Rambo was born about 1655 and married Peter MATTSSON (alias DALBO) on 16 February 1674. Peter was born in Ne w Sweden in 1647, the son of Matts and Elizabeth Hansson.(37) His father died in 1654, and his widowed mother marrie d Anders Larsson Dalbo, who was elected lieutenant of the colony in 1658. Anders Dalbo died before 1671, and his wif e Elizabeth survived until 1700. Peter Mattsson was sometimes called Peter Dalbo after his step-father.(576) The earl iest reference to Peter Matson appears in a 1669 deed. He property acquisitions and legal problems leave a running rec ord of him over the next 30 years.

    The Mattson family was devout, and two of the daughters married ministers who had been sent from Sweden to serve the co lonists and the congregation of Gloria Dei Church at Wicaco (Philadelphia).
    Excerpted from Ron Beatty/Beverly Rambo file:

    Peter and Catherine Mattsson had the following children:(576),, pp. 67-68)
    41. BRITA MATTSON, b. 1674, d. Jun 1750, m. Johan Hendricksson
    42. ELISABETH MATTSON, b. 7 February 1678, m. Rev. Andreas Rudman
    43. CATHARINA MATTSON, b. 29 December 1679, m. John Cock
    44. MARIA MATTSON, b. 11 May 1682, d. 1739, m. Rev. Andreas Sandel
    45. Peter MATTSON, Jr., b. 27 May 1685, m. Catharina Bankson (#24)
    46. MATTHIAS MATTSON, b. 12 Aug 1688, m. Judith Swanson
    47. MARGARET MATTSON, b. 1 February 1692, m. Peter Cock
    48. John MATTSON, b. 14 Jun 1694, d. September 1739, m. Annicka Cock
    49. Jacob MATTSON, b. 25 May 1697, m. Lydia Van Culen

    Peter and Catharine settled on a 300-acre plantation at Passyunk, surveyed in 1675, adjoining her father's farm. In 16 84 he was granted 200 acres on Little Mantua Creek in Gloucester county, where they lived until his death in 1699.(576)

    Peter Mattson was one of the first representatives to the General Assembly elected from the Fourth Tenth (Gloucester Co unty, NJ) in May 1685, and again in 1687. He was a member of the House of Representatives, along with John Rambo and A ndrew Robeson, on May 1697 when they and the Governor, the Council, and other members signed an agreement to uphold t o the utmost of their power, the authority of the King against all his enemies.(40)

    Peter Mattson (alias Dalbo) died in 1699 and left a nuncupative will. His will was taken in writing by Andrew Rudman, m inister of Wicaco in the presence of Andrew Bankson and Wola (Olla) Dalbow:

    For the will of Peter Mattson, see New Jersey Colonial Documents: Calendar of Wills, 1670-1730.
    "Wife ___ , children Peter, Mathias, Jacob, Elizabeth, Katherin, Mary, Bridget, and Margaret. Land 450 acres on Littl e Mantos Creek, 10 acres on Trumpeter's Creek Samenceing Island "on" Schuykill, 270 acres on the Schuykill, rent due b y Benjamine Chambers to be paid to the fund for building the church at Wicaco. Wife the executrix. Proved and adminis tration granted to Katherine Mattson, widow of Testator, March 1, 1700-01."

    Some researchers wrote that Catharine died after witnessing a will in 1722. Peter Craig thinks otherwise. "It is ver y doubtful if the Catharine Mattsson witnessing a will in 1722 was Catharine Rambo Mattsson, born about 1655. More lik ely the 1722 witness was Catharine Bengtsson Mattsson, wife of Peter Mattsson Jr. Catharine Rambo Mattsson was still l iving on 10 August 1708 when she joined her son Peter Mattsson in the conveyance of 80 acres on the Schuylkill to her s on-in-law, Rev. Andreas Rudman. (Phila. deeds, E-5:62-63), and she also participated in a deed dated 31 May 1709 in whi ch Peter Mattsson Jr. confirmed land in Kingsessing, formerly belonging to Peter Mattsson, Sr., to Justa Justison. (Phi la. deeds, E-4:272-274)".(574),, 20 April 1999)

    Her grandson, Baron August Sandels, (1764-1831), later became a famous general.
  • _UID: 65D3D85575E3444E860603965ED1522B2085

    Father: Peter Gunnarson RAMBO b: ABT 1612 in Hisingen, Sweden
    Mother: Britta MATTSDOTTER b: ABT 1630 in Vasa, Finland

    Marriage 1 Peter MATTSSON b: ABT 1647
    • Married: 16 FEB 1674
    1. Has No Children Peter MATTSON
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