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Bill Mather (#47102666)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 2 days
Mathers of Boston
There is a fairly confusing story in Charles F. Sedgwick, General History of the Town of Sharon, Litchfield Cnty, CT; starting on pg 158. It seems that there was a speech given for Rev Cotton Mather Smith that stated his mother (Jerusha Mather) was grand-daughter of Increase Mather, but it appears that this was an error and that she was really a daughter of Atherton Mather, grand-daughter to Timothy Mather, who was brother to Increase Mather. The findagrave site says Atherton only had a son. I thought you might be interested. Take a look at that book. Jerusha's grandson was Governor John Cotton Smith.

Added by Lori on Jan 17, 2016 8:56 PM

Timothy Mather
Has burial stone in Palisado Cemetery Winsor, CT, born 1628 died 14 JAN 1684 per Connecticut burial index from Listed right after father Richard.

Added by David on Jul 01, 2015 6:29 AM

Mark Hughes
Kent on Richard Mather
There is an inscription on top of Richard Mather burial spot. I was just there a couple of weeks ago. It's almost all gone. Did you say you are from Cotton Mather, Son of Increase? Grandson of Richard? I don't believe he had any children.

Added by Mark Hughes on Apr 12, 2014 10:16 AM

Nareen, et al
Richard Mather

I thought you might like to add this transcription of his tombstone from NEGHR, April, 1850, p 166:
"Dom Sacer
Richardus Hic Dormit Matherus
(Sed nec Totus nec Mora Diuturna)
Laetatus Genuisse Pares
Incertum est utrum Doctior an Melior
Animum & Gloria non Queunt Humari
Diuinely Rich & Learned Richard Mather
Sons like Him Prophets Great Reioicd this Father
Short Time His Sleeping Dust heres couerd down
Not his Ascended Spirit or Rinown.
U. D. M. In Aug. 16. Ans. In Dorc: NA 34 An
Obit. April 22 1669 AEt suae 73

Added by Nareen, et al on Feb 11, 2011 8:08 PM

Kent Gebhard
Richard Mather
Does his burial place in Dorchester have a headstone? You have none on his memorial and I cannot find an image online either. I am also a Mather descendant. My was Cotton Smith Mather, a pioneer in Iowa Terr.


Kent Gebhard

Added by Kent Gebhard on Sep 11, 2010 2:48 PM

Brett and Nic
Hi Bill,

Thanks so much for filling my photo request for Cletus Pannell.

He was not actually anyone I ever knew, but my grandmother saved his obituary (along with many, many others) for some reason and I found it while going through her stuff after her passing. Most likely he went to her church.

Either way, I appreciate you helping me to honor her by honoring someone she knew.

Added by Brett and Nic on Aug 26, 2009 8:53 AM

Debra Guyett
Thank you very much for taking the time to fill my photo request. Debra

Added by Debra Guyett on Aug 25, 2009 5:28 PM

Debra Guyett

Added by Debra Guyett on Aug 25, 2009 5:27 PM

Loy Tingley
Thanks so much for the photo and for helping us honor a 303rd Bomb Group veteran.

Susan and Gary

Added by Suzy on Aug 25, 2009 2:41 PM

Teddi Smith
Albert M Veitch
Thank you so much for your prompt attention to my request for a photo of my father's grave marker. It is volunteers like you who help us to honor our ancestors, and I am very grateful to you for your help.

Teddi Smith

Added by Teddi Smith on Jul 13, 2009 2:23 PM

RE: Mildred Mather
I just was curious. My Aunt Mildred was married to a William "Bill" Mather until they were divorced while I was still a kid. I was just wondering if you were him. Sorry I bothered you :)

Added by AngelsRage on May 22, 2009 11:42 AM

Mildred Mather
Any Connection?

Added by AngelsRage on May 21, 2009 9:34 AM


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