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Matthis / Lawson family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania originated in Ninety-six, South Carolina.  Wade Matthis Sr and Mattie Matthis moved to Philly in 1924 with their children, Timothy, Christine, Joshua, Wade, Joseph and Queen.  From this group there are approximately 300 offspring living in the Philadelphia area.  There are only about 25 living outside the Philadelphia area living in Martha Vineyard, MA; Washington DC area; Camden, North Carolina; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Burmingham, Alabama; Oakland, California; and Jacksonville, Florida.