was also known as Matthew Eckerson. He was baptized on 8 November 1696 at Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, New York County, New York. He was the son of Cornelius Eckerson
and Willemptje Flierboom
. Mathys Eckerson a member of the Militia in 1715 at Orange County, New York. He married Margrietje Blauvelt
, daughter of Johannes Gerritsen Blauvelt
and Catherine Cornelis Speets
, on 26 September 1719 at Dutch Reformed Church, Tappan, Rockland County, New York. Mathys Eckerson married Janneke Straet
on 20 May 1726. Mathys Eckerson began military service circa 1778; served in the Revolutionary War. He died on 7 April 1792 at age 95.