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Is a lumberman and one of the progressive citizens of Wills Point. His grandfather's name was Asa Matthews, he lived and died in Georgia, a farmer. He was the father of Hamp Matthews; he was also a farmer. He also lived and died in Georgia. He married Miss Nancy Nicholson, they reared a family of seven children. Mr. Matthews himself died in Georgia, but his wife came to Texas and died here. N. A. Matthews was born in Georgia in 1849, and was educated in the Georgia schools and came to Texas in 1876, from Webster county, Georgia. In 1879 he married Miss Rodie Dek of Lauderdale, Miss. In April, 1899, he married Virgie Byrd and is the father of five children. He is a member of the M. E. church and of the orders of Masonry and Knights of Pythias. He is the manager of the N. A. Matthews Lumber Co., in Wills Point, and is conducting a prosperous and growing business. He has acquired a good lot of real estate, at this time 1150 acres. He is affable and pleasant, is a far-sighted man, and says that there is a great future for Van Zandt county.