|Birth: ||Apr. 22, 1825|
|Death: ||Apr. 12, 1914|
Son of Rev. William Henry Mathers, Jr (1796-1842) and Elizabeth Clark Mathers (1796-1834), they are buried in Old City Cemetery, Monticello, Jefferson County, Florida.
He was the husband of Mary Ann Cooper Mathers (1822-1892), married 28 Oct 1848
the husband of Elizabeth Merry Mathers (1854-1924), married 15 Nov 1893
He was the father of James Cooper Mathers (1852-1904)
Augustus H Mathers was a physician, as was his father-in-law, James A Cooper. His brother-in-law, James L Cooper, who was the same age as Augustus, was also a druggist (a term that was interchangable with physician in the 19th century). Augustus and his in-laws operated a drugstore in Micanopy from 1853 until about 1900.
Dr. Mathers enlisted in the CSA in 1861 and served as an assistant surgeon in Company F, 4th Florida Infantry. His regiment was ordered to Virginia after the evacuation of Fernandina in 1862 but Augustus was ordered to remain in Florida to serve as assistant surgeon until the close of the war in 1865.
He continued his labor as an apothecarist/medical doctor/citrus farmer in Alachua County and also served as mayor in Micanopy after the war. Around 1900, Augustus and his 2nd wife, Elizabeth, relocated to Tampa where he also had a drugstore. He died 1914 at the age of 88.
Letters that Augustus Mathers wrote during his time in the CSA were given to Franklin Doty, at the University of Florida, by Augustus's grandaughter, Catherine Mathers Simpson. Professor Doty's annotation of these letters was published in the Florida Historical Society Quarterly, Oct 1959, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pages 94-124
Florida Confederate pension application (#A01618)
William H Mathers (1796 - 1842)
Elizabeth Clark Mathers (1798 - 1834)
Elizabeth Merry Mathers (1854 - 1924)
Mary Ann Cooper Mathers (1822 - 1892)*
James Cooper Mathers (1852 - 1904)*
Micanopy Historic Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Donna McPherson
Record added: Aug 18, 2008
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