|Birth: ||Jul. 30, 1831|
|Death: ||Apr. 15, 1910|
Josiah was the eldest child of Lyman and Fanny (Barnard) Mathers. His father died in 1850, leaving Josiah as head of the house.
He married Melinda Cowgill on Feb. 28,1854 in Howard Co., IN. Here in IN two sons were born. The family moved to MO to be nearer Melinda's father, and son, William was born in 1861 and died in 1863.
He served in the Civil War on the Union ranks, enlisting in Missouri. He served in the 27th Infantry for 2 years. He moved with his family from MO back to Indiana where 2 sons were born. The family moved to Cass Co., NE, one daughter was born and then to Kearney Co., NE in 1874. His wife and infant daughter died in Dec. 1874.
He married Mary Jane Conyers on Sept 14, 1875 in Kearney Co., NE. He and Mary Jane were the parents of eleven children.
Josiah donated the land for the Eaton Cemetery where he buried his first wife and daughter in 1874.
Preceding him in death were four children and his first wife.
Melinda Cowgill Mathers (1834 - 1874)*
Mary Jane Conyers Mathers (1860 - 1935)*
John P. Mathers (1854 - 1905)*
Daniel Alexander Mathers (1857 - 1925)*
Lucinda Myrtle Mathers Conyers-Pritchard-Madsen (1859 - 1941)*
Henry Mathers (1865 - 1884)*
Josiah Abner Mathers (1869 - 1937)*
Susan Mathers Thomas (1871 - 1952)*
C. Mathers (1874 - 1874)*
Fannie Mathers (1876 - 1879)*
Riley Abner Mathers (1878 - 1932)*
George Nolton Mathers (1880 - 1946)*
Elizabeth M. Mathers Pritchard (1882 - 1947)*
Jennie Mathers Schaub (1884 - 1964)*
Lydia P. Mathers Podewitz (1886 - 1968)*
Martha Maggie R. Mathers Torske (1888 - 1928)*
Rachel Ina Mathers Dunkelberger Conyers (1893 - 1967)*
Harry Ira Mathers (1895 - 1984)*
Note: located in southeast of cemetery
Created by: Rose Marie Brown
Record added: Oct 24, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9702009