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 Samuel E. Mather

Samuel E. Mather

Birth
Northumberland, England
Death 17 May 1878 (aged 65)
Mountain City, Hays County, Texas, USA
Burial Kyle, Hays County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 79190210 · View Source
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PARENTS; Andrew Mather 1784 – 1865
Anna Jane Patterson 1787 – 1861

1ST WIFE: Isabella Ritchie Dunlop ? – 1844
2 CHILDREN: Samuel Mather, Jr.,1842 – 1849 ; Ann Mather 1844 – 1844

2ND WIFE: Sarah Parker Smith 1826 – 1895
12 CHILDREN:
Martha Jane Mather 1848 – 1850
Sarah Ann Mather 1850 – 1920
Andrew "Andy" Mather 1851 – 1929
Alice "Allie" Mather 1853 – 1885
Mary Mather 1855 – 1884
Martha "Babe" Mather 1857 – 1948
Margaret Mather 1860 – 1884
Genie Mather 1861 – 1862
Samuel Welborn Mather 1864 – 1935
Robert Lee Mather 1866 – 1943
Frances Brown "Frankie" Mather 1868 – 1941
John Thomas Mather 1872 – 1949

Samuel came from England with 2 of his brothers. After immigrating to Canada, he worked his way down to Texas, (after living in Pittsville, Illinois a while), where he founded the town of Gabriel Mills, (later to be re-named Liberty Hill, Texas), on the North San Gabriel River, Williamson Co., Texas. After first arriving, he and his family lived in a dugout, which was common in those times. The Indians were still living in the area. His son, Andrew was the first white child born in Williamson County.

Postmaster and co-founder of Mt. Horeb Founder of Masonic Lodge #137, Liberty Hills, Texas. In 1856, Samuel and B. K. Stewart each deeded twenty-five acres of land to the Lodge on which they decided to erect a two-story frame building, making them the founding fathers. GRAND MASTER OF MASONS IN TEXAS, LODGE #32, Shelbyville, Texas

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel E. Mather (8 Oct 1812–17 May 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79190210, citing Kyle Cemetery, Kyle, Hays County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Lynda Duncan Miles (contributor 47070549) .