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James Mather
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Birth: May 27, 1825
Columbia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1904
Sauk County
Wisconsin, USA

Father: Jesse MATHER b: 3 Jan 1777 in Greenwood Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania. Died 1824. Father: Samuel MATHER b: 1739 in Pennsylvania Mother: Sarah HARPER

Mother: Margaret SHIVELEY b: 1788 in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Died 1875.



1850 Greenwood Columbia Pennsylvania
James Mather 25 M Farmer PA
Sarah Mather 20 F PA
Wm. M. Mather 2 M PA
Margart Mather 2mo. F PA
Abijah Studdson 11 M PA

Living next door-

1850 Greenwood Columbia Pennsylvania
Margaret Mather 62 F PA
Sarah Mather 42 F PA

In 1860, family is indexed as Matthews:
1860 Census Kingston Sauk Wisconsin
James Matthews 35 M Farmer PA
Sarah B. " 30 F PA
William M. " 12 M PA
Margaret E. " 10 F PA
Jesse S. " 8 M PA
Horace " 6 M WI
Metler " 4 M WI
James " 2 M WI
Mary " 5mo. F WI

1870 Sumpter Sauk County Wisconsin
Mather, James 45 M W Farmer PA
", Sarah 40 F W Keeping House PA
", Margaret 20 F W At Home PA
", Abbott 18 M W Farm Laborer PA
", Harris 16 M W Farm Laboere WI
", Metler 14 M W Farm Laborer WI
", Elmer 12 M W Attending School WI
", Mary 10 F W Attending School WI
", John 8 M W Attending School WI
", Carrie 6 F W At Home WI
", Grant 4 M W At Home WI

1880 Sumpter, Sauk, Wisconsin
James MATHER Self M Male W 55 PA Farmer PA PA
Sarah MATHER Wife M Female W 50 PA Keeping House PA PA
John MATHER Son S Male W 17 WI At Home PA PA
G. Samuel MATHER Son S Male W 13 WI At School PA PA
Carrie MATHER Dau S Female W 15 WI At School PA PA
Frank MATHER Son S Male W 6 WI At School PA PA

1900 Census Prairie du Sac Sauk Wisconsin
Mather, James Head W M May-1826 75 Mar. PA PA PA Landlord
", Sarah B. Wife W F Jan-1830 70 Mar. PA PA PA


The History of Sauk County, Wisconsin
Publisher: Western Historical Co. (Chicago), 1880

JAMES MATHER, farmer, Sec., 11; P.O. Prairie du Sac; son of Jesse and Margaret (Shively) Mather; came to Wisconsin in April, 1853, and located in Jefferson, Green Co.; came to Sauk Co. in the fall of 1853; located in Sumter; owns 160 acres of land; resides on a farm of 80 acres, six miles from Prairie du Sac; born in Greenwood, Columbia Co., Penn., May 27, 1825.

Married Sarah B. Cox, daughter of William and Mary (Battin) Cox, Dec. 16, 1847, in Greenwood, Columbia, Co., Penn.; had twelve children - William H., Margaret E, Jesse A., Horace, Mettler, James E., who died Aug. 8, 1877; Mary A., John C., Carrie L., Samuel G., Frank M., and infant, unnamed, died Dec. 24, 1868. William H., was in the late war with Co., G, 42d W.V.I.; enlisted Aug. 26, 1864, and discharged in June, 1865; is now in Minnesota, engaged in milling business. Mr. Mather belongs to both Masons and Odd Fellows. Mr. and Mrs. Mather are members of the M.E. Church.

Family links: 
  Margaret Shively Mather (1788 - 1872)
  Sarah Battin Cox Mather (1830 - 1910)
  William H. Mather (1848 - 1918)*
  Jesse Abbott Mather (1852 - 1927)*
  Metlar Mather (1856 - 1922)*
  James E Mather (1858 - 1877)*
  Mary A. Bates (1860 - 1931)*
  John Mather (1862 - 1931)*
  Samuel Grant Mather (1866 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Sauk Prairie Cemetery
Prairie du Sac
Sauk County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Center Section
Maintained by: Kent Gebhard
Originally Created by: David Woody
Record added: Oct 27, 2011
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James Mather
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