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Timothy Mather

Male 1628 - 1685  (57 years)


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  • Name Timothy Mather 
    Born 1628  Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jan 1685  Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "Timothy Mather was the only son of the emigrant that grew up to manhood who was not a preacher and is called the "Mather farmer" of the early time, and settled in the town with his father. His brothers Samuel and Nathaniel went back to Europe and were noted preachers. Eleaser was the first minister in Northampton, Mass., where he died the same year his brother, Rev. Dr. Increase, settled in Boston. Timothy had a fall in his barn, which resulted in his death at the age of 56 years. Maj. Gen. Humphrey Atherton, his father-in-law, was a distinguished man in the colony. They are buried in "Upham's Corner Cemetery."

      "All persons in this country by the name of Mather who descend from the New England Mathers can be traced directly to Timothy Mather, as the name ceases in all the other lines with Samuel Mather, the grandson of Rev. Dr. Cotton Mather. Samuel Mather died in 1813. Many Mathers in this country claim descent from Rev. Dr. Cotton Mather, but they are mistaken. ...The Mathers now are from the three grandsons of Rev. Richard, who settled in Connecticut, Rev. Samuel (of Windsor branch), Richard (of Lyme branch), or Atherton (of Suffield branch)." Horace Mather

      In his will Rev. Richard states: "in as much as he (Timothy) hath not had so much cost bestowed upon him in his education...I have some years since given and assured to him in land, meadows, barn and other buildings, cows, oxen, bedding, household stuffe...also all my house, barne, buildings, lands, in Dorchester for his use during his natural life."

      Buried in Dorchester North Burying Ground, Upham's Corner.
    Person ID I195  Mather
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2004 

    Father Rev. Richard Mather,   b. 1596, Lowton, Winwick Parish, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1669, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Katharine Hoult,   b. 1598, Bury, Lancaster, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1655, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1624  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Catherine Atherton,   b. 28 Sep 1628, Warwick, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1684, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married Abt 1650  Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Rev. Samuel Mather,   b. 5 Sep 1650, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1727, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Richard Mather,   b. 20 Dec 1653, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1688, Lyme, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     3. Katherine Mather,   b. 6 Jan 1655, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1694, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     4. Nathaniel Mather,   b. bd 1658, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Joseph Mather,   b. 25 May 1661, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1691, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    +6. Atherton Mather,   b. 4 Oct 1663, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1734  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F62  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth Weeks,   b. 1631,   d. 20 Feb 1709, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1679  Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F69  Group Sheet